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Gastroenterology

The Gastro Unit is located on Lenoir Memorial's second floor. The unit contains 13 private rooms for prepping and private consultation with the physician following the procedure. Lenoir Memorial currently has three gastroenterologists on staff, two procedure rooms and four recovery bays. The unit provides a broad range of diagnostic as well as therapeutic procedures.

Specialized equipment enables the gastroenterologist to take an endoscopic view of the patient's esophagus, stomach and colon while the patient receives a combination of medicines to help them relax and not recall the examination. Colonoscopies, Flexible Sigmoids, and EGDs are among the most common procedures provided by the unit. Most procedures take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Patients recover at least 30 minutes in a separate recovery area before returning to their room. Patients normally arrive early on the morning of their procedure and are home by early afternoon, if not before.  The addition of the Spyglass technology allows Gastroenterologists to have a video view of the bile duct and thereby make diagnosis and treat conditions that before now had very limited options. The introduction of the new HALO system has brought the advanced ablation technology for Barrett's esophagus to Lenoir Memorial. This technology maximizes clinical outcomes by completely removing the damaged tissue without injuring the underlying healthy tissue.

The Gastro Unit staff also provides the community with colorectal cancer screenings four times each year. These screenings are offered free of charge. Each participant is given a kit which enables them to do the hemoccult testing in the privacy of their home. After completing the test, the participant returns a replay card to the gastro unit. Test results are returned to the participant with an additional copy for their physician. For more information about the Gastro Unit, please call 252-522-7399.

 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Charles Moore joins staff

The Lenoir Memorial medical community would like to welcome Dr. Charles Moore to the medical staff. Dr. Moore recently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive/ bariatric surgery at the ECU Brody School of Medicine. Prior to his move to Greenville he was an attending surgeon, trauma, critical care, and general surgeon at the Aria Health System in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Moore is married to Lisa a professor at the Brody School of Medicine.  They have two children.  Dr. Moore may be reached at Lenoir Surgical 252-775-5999.

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HealthLink - Fall 2014

Check out the latest edition of Lenoir HealthLink! Download the pdf.

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Health Needs Assessment

Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link  https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

 

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Farmers Market pre-ordered deliveries at LMH

Join Chelsea Sutton from Natures Touch Farm in LaGrange as she explains the pre-order process and describes products available from local farmers that will make access to fresh, local, and organic options easy for pick up at LMH.  Pre-order online every other week for pick up on alternate Tuesdays outside the Minges Wellness Center.  Pre-ordering online opens July 14.  Information session are on July7 and July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Minges Wellness Center in studio A.

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T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is an effective way to manage weight control. There is a nominal fee to join TOPS.  Patricia Wyrick is the facilitator for Wednesday mornings and may be reached at 252-523-5391.  These meetings are held from 9 am - 10:30 am in the Neuse Room at Lenoir Memorial (enter through the Minges Wellness Center entrance).  Wayne Seymour is the facilitator for Monday nights and may be reached at 252-569-1681.  These meetings are held from 7 pm - 8 pm in the Lenoir Memorial auditorium which is located on the lower level.

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The ABCs of Diabetes

Join Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, and Angie Watson, RD, LDN, CDE, as they discuss the increased risk of heart disease for people living with diabetes. Come learn more about how you can prevent and/or delay this complication by knowing your A-B-Cs of diabetes.  You do not need to be a participant of our diabetes education program or a member of the Minges Wellness Center to participate.  Call Sandra at 252-522-7616 for more information.  Free to the public.

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How Does Your Child Sleep?

Join Dr. Rob Gallaher, Kinston Pulmonology, as he discuss pediatric sleep disorders and the effects on your child's mood, behavior and school performance.  Sleep disturbances are some of the most common concerns parents bring to their physician. Some areas of frequent concern are bedwetting, sleep apnea, nightmares, night terrors, sleep walking and falling asleep in the daytime.  Getting to sleep, maintaining sleep, and co-sleeping with parents are all issues faced at some time during a child's life. This information session will offer common issues and offer information clinical assessment and treatment options.

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I Can Cope - for anyone whose life has been affected by cancer

What's new with Social Security and Medicare?  Join Jay Lewis, operations supervisor at the Lenoir County Social Security Administration, for updated information on these programs.   Free to the public but registration is required by calling Janet Scism at 252-522-7600.

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Medicare 101

Learning about Medicare is not much of a party!  Coming to a free seminar with an expert?  A piece of cake.

Do you have questions about Medicare benefits, coordination of benefits with existing health insurance, enrollment periods, etc.?  If so make plans now to join Barbara Pope from the NC Cooperative Extension-Lenoir County Senior Health Insurance Information Program and she will update you on recent changes and answer any questions you may have. No registration required and this seminar is FREE!  Sponsored by Seniors Health Insurance Information Program - Lenoir County.

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Creepy Complications

Join Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, as she discusses the importance of blood sugar control to prevent both short and long-term diabetes complications.  The many complications of diabetes can be prevented and delayed.  Join us for an informative session that might be able to help you or someone you love!

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