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    • APRIL 10, 2019
    PMC First Hospital in East KY with New Biopsy Technology

    PMC First Hospital in East KY with New Biopsy Technology

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is the only hospital in eastern Ky. to acquire the latest system available in stereotactic surgical techniques. The ATEC Stereotactic Biopsy from Hologic incorporates imaging, local anesthesia and tissue extraction, all in one system. Stereotactic breast biopsy is a non-surgical method of extracting a test-sample of a breast abnormality and is

    • APRIL 1, 2019
    PMC Wound Center Saves Local Doctor’s Foot

    PMC Wound Center Saves Local Doctor’s Foot

    Richard Salisbury, OD, of Martin, Ky is a real success story for the wound care treatment he received at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC). Dr. Salisbury came to PMC to seek an additional opinion for his diabetic foot ulcer after receiving treatment at a medical facility in Lexington, Ky. “I was experiencing no healing in my

    • APRIL 1, 2019
    PMC’s New Technology Detects Breast Cancer Earlier and Provides Less Invasive Biopsies

    PMC’s New Technology Detects Breast Cancer Earlier and Provides Less Invasive Biopsies

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) advances breast cancer detection with the addition of new state-of-the-art equipment. The use of the Hologic 3 Dimensions Mammography, BK Flex Focus 400 In-office Breast Biopsy and Hologic Stereotactic Biopsy focuses on two specific areas of breast care, the detection of abnormalities at microscopic levels and less invasive biopsies. “The growing

    • MARCH 25, 2019
    Keep Your Diabetes in Check

    Keep Your Diabetes in Check

    Since the year 2000, diagnosed diabetes among adults has more than doubled in Kentucky. This disease affects over 530,000 Kentuckians. The Big Sandy region of Kentucky has a much higher rate of diabetes, as reported by Kentucky Public Health. The state average is 13.1 percent, or one in every eight adults. Surprisingly, 17.4 percent of