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    • MARCH 10, 2020
    New Technology Helps Patients With Kidney Failure

    New Technology Helps Patients With Kidney Failure

    Patients who are experiencing kidney failure are, many times, faced with the need to undergo dialysis treatments to rid their blood of toxins.  For the most critically ill patients, traditional dialysis treatments are not enough.  Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently added a new piece of equipment to offer continuous dialysis to patients in the critical

    • JULY 22, 2019
    PMC Welcomes Nephrologist, J.D. Gentry, MD

    PMC Welcomes Nephrologist, J.D. Gentry, MD

    Jimmy D. Gentry II, MD, nephrologist, obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology at Tennessee Technical University and also minored in chemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies. He later completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky,

    • MARCH 18, 2019
    Manage Risk Factors to Prevent Kidney Disease

    Manage Risk Factors to Prevent Kidney Disease

    According to the National Kidney Foundation, Chronic kidney disease affects about 30 million Americans and millions more are at high risk of developing kidney disease. In recognition of National Kidney Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages everyone with risk factors for kidney disease to speak to your primary care physician and ask for routine blood

    • MARCH 2, 2018
    Chronic kidney disease affects millions

    Chronic kidney disease affects millions

    In recognition of National Kidney Month, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) would like to educate the public about their kidney health and urge those in risk categories to schedule a checkup. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs about the size of a fist, located just below the rib cage, on each side of the spine. Every