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    • JANUARY 13, 2020
    Weight Loss Surgery Helps Patients Overcome Diabetes

    Weight Loss Surgery Helps Patients Overcome Diabetes

    Make 2020 the year to lose weight and improve your overall health. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Weight Loss and General Surgeon Amy Johnson, MD, has been providing expert care and weight loss surgical services to the Central Appalachian region since 2011. With her help, patients have overcome diabetes, high blood pressure, and a host of

    • AUGUST 1, 2019
    PMC Receives National Accreditation for Weight Loss Surgery

    PMC Receives National Accreditation for Weight Loss Surgery

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently achieved National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). MBSAQIP is a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This designation effectively highlights PMC’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality bariatric surgical care,

    • JANUARY 30, 2019
    Lester Loses 259 Pounds and Reclaims His Life

    Lester Loses 259 Pounds and Reclaims His Life

    Carl Ryan Lester of Phelps, Ky is a fabulous example of what a couple of years and a heart full of determination can do to change your health and your life. Lester is an eight year veteran at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). He is a registered nurse and serves as a shift supervisor on the

    • JANUARY 17, 2019
    Lifesaving Gastric Sleeve Procedure Changes Patient’s Life

    Lifesaving Gastric Sleeve Procedure Changes Patient’s Life

    Dale Kimbler of Dana struggled with obesity, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and back pain. His health issues were a constant reminder he was not living the life he wanted. “I had no energy to do anything. My blood pressure was dangerously high. I started to fear for my health,” said Kimbler. Kimbler recalls having