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    • FEBRUARY 23, 2018
    Being in the right place at the right time

    Being in the right place at the right time

    Shannon Watts found the right physician and the right hospital to care for her heart. Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Interventional Cardiologist Muhammad Ahmad, MD and Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Abdulla Attum, MD delivered heart care to help her get back on her feet. Watts has a family history of heart disease. She says she has always blamed

    • FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    KRISTY BARRETT: A bariatric success

    KRISTY BARRETT: A bariatric success

    Kristy Barrett of Forest Hills made a drastic change in her life when she chose Pikeville Medical (PMC) Wellness and Weight Loss Center for her gastric sleeve procedure. She had problems with her blood pressure for 21 long years. She had joint pain, sleep apnea, heart problems and was taking 40 Lasix pills each day.

    • FEBRUARY 16, 2018
    Pediatric Nurse Katie Collins recognized as DAISY Award recipient

    Pediatric Nurse Katie Collins recognized as DAISY Award recipient

    Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) recently recognized its ninth DAISY Award winner, Katie Collins. The DAISY Award is a national recognition initiative that recognizes extraordinary nurses for the work they do for patients and families each day. “Katie is a wonderful nurse,” said PMC Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Michelle Rainey. “She goes

    • FEBRUARY 13, 2018
    AFIB patients at higher risk for stroke

    AFIB patients at higher risk for stroke

    The Pikeville Medical Primary Stroke Center recognizes that American Heart Month is the perfect opportunity to educate the public about the dangers of high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (AFib), both serious risk factors for stroke. “Eighty percent of strokes are preventable,” explained Dr. Naveed Ahmed, Primary Stroke Center Medical Director. “It is the leading