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Sykes praises PMC for outstanding care

Jack Sykes, 64, of Pike County, was well pleased with the care he received at the Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital after having back surgery. Sykes was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 51 and soon thereafter had a deep brain stimulator implanted to treat his symptoms. He later began experiencing back pain, which he thought may be related to his medical condition. Physicians determined it was not connected to Sykes’ Parkinson’s disease and recommended he have back surgery. Following his back procedure on June 23, 2015, Sykes was advised he would need extensive inpatient rehabilitation prior to returning home. “I was both pleased and proud to see Pikeville Medical Center at the top of the list of available options,” Sykes said. “My wife, Debbie, made calls and discussed the options and arrangements with the Pikeville more on this story...  

Trauma specialists ready when needed

When a trauma patient arrives in the Emergency Department (ED) with serious bone and/or joint injury, the care of a surgeon specially trained in orthopedic trauma may be required. Apostolos Dimitroulias, MD, and John Mansour, DO, orthopedic trauma surgeons, are part of the trauma team at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). They evaluate trauma patients and, depending on the nature of the injury, recommend conservative or operative treatment. An important part of the orthopedic treatment process is the long-term follow-up the patient must undergo to avoid post-traumatic complications or infections. “Trauma care involves a multi-disciplinary process,” said Dr. Dimitroulias. “The trauma staff strives to provide quality care for all aspects of trauma including inpatient and outpatient orthopedic surgical care, rehabilitation and physical therapy. ” As part of the trauma team, Dr. Dimitroulias enjoys seeing his patients’ injuries more on this story...  

PMC welcomes Dr. Hayley Trimble

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Hayley Trimble, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN). Dr. Trimble received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. , and her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. A full-service OB/GYN, Dr. Trimble specializes in annual exams, family planning, prenatal and postpartum care, gynecological surgeries, ovarian screenings, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and infertility.  “My goals are to build a great practice and provide excellent care to my patients,” Dr. Trimble said. “I want to give back to my community and promote women’s health issues. ” Dr. Trimble enjoys caring for her patients from the birth of their children to transitioning through menopause and other life changes. “I want to make a difference in my patients’ lives by being a more on this story...  

PMC welcomes Jahnave Gudaru, MD

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Jahnave Gudaru, MD, family medicine physician. Dr. Gudaru received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M. B. B. S. ) degree from Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Pondicherry, India and completed her residency at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. “My dad is a primary care physician,” she said.  “He made a big impact on my decision to become a physician.   I was able to see first-hand how he treated his patients and how they responded to his care. ” She said one of the most important lessons she learned from her father was to be patient and develop relationships. “In 2003, I had the opportunity to treat a very special elderly lady,” Dr. Gudaru said. “She had been abused by someone she knew and more on this story...  

PMC welcomes Dustin T. Gayheart, MD

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Dustin T. Gayheart, MD, urologist. Dr. Gayheart received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Ky. , and his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture biotechnology from the University of Kentucky. He completed his urology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Gayheart specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bladder, prostate, and kidney cancer, bladder leakage, testicular masses and cancer, kidney stones and enlarged prostate. He said, “I have always been interested in being a surgeon.   As I rotated through the options in medical school, urology peaked my interest. ” He places a strong focus on building patient relationships. “I strive to make sure my patients are comfortable and have a good experience,” he said. more on this story...  

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