Grundy County Memorial Hospital | Live Well | Fall 2019

Specialty Clinic Visiting Specialists Audiology Seema Arab, AuD Cardiology and Echocardiogram Kalyana Sundaram, MD Kari Haislet, DNP Abbie Schrader, ARNP Dermatology Angela Buttjer, PA-C Ear, Nose & Throat/Skin Cancer David J. Congdon, MD, MPH, FACS Tricia Thompson, ARNP Gastroenterology/Hepatology Srinivas Kalala, MD Tracy Elliott, ARNP General Surgery/Colonoscopy Paul Burgett, MD, FACS Nephrology T. Michel Daoud, MD Vinay K. Kantamneni, MD Oncology Wael Ghalayini, MD Ophthalmology/Cataract Surgery Benjamin Mason, MD Orthopedics Robert B. Bartelt, MD Podiatry Stephen Solomon, DPM Psychiatric Social Work & NP Debra Estes, LISW Kelsie Swisher, ARNP GCMH Services Anti-Coagulation Ariel Loring, MHA, PharmD GCMH Orthopedics Douglas Cooper, MD Pain Management W. Keith Barnhill, PhD, ARNP, CRNA, DAAPM Sleep Disorders GCMH Sleep Service Wound Healing Mandy Vervaecke, ARNP CALL 319-824-5081 or 888-824-5081 Arthritis By providing recommendations for maintaining independence through compensatory strategies and adaptive equipment, arthritis-friendly exercise programs, and tools that may protect painful and swollen joints. Cancer By helping people live better despite side effects of the disease and its treatment, such as cancer-related fatigue, weakness or balance problems. Therapists can provide a personalized approach to exercise that is safe and beneficial during and after cancer treatment. Dementia With client-centered recommendations for families who are committed to keeping their loved ones with dementia at home in a safe, caring and relaxed environment. Parkinson’s disease With a personal assessment that promotes a maximum level of independence in daily activities, including safety suggestions, minimizing the risk of falls in the home, and exercises specially designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. Vertigo With an evaluation to determine which one of the many causes are affecting you. Treatment can help relieve symptoms, balance problems and other issues associated with vertigo. Other therapy services Driving Assessments provide an objective analysis of whether it’s time to take the car keys from a loved one whose safety behind the wheel may be in question. The 45-minute assessment by a licensed occupational therapist includes the evaluation of cognitive skills—such as reaction time, attention, memory and problem-solving—as well as physical abilities, such as coordination and vision. If you’ve been concerned about a loved one’s ability to drive safely, request a doctor’s referral for a Driving Assessment. The results are reported to the referring physician for follow-up. To request a referral to GCMH Therapy Services, speak with your doctor. An evaluation by a physical or occupational therapist may help you live better, despite illness or disease. While the hospital’s therapy team is known for its outstanding care for people who’ve had orthopedic surgery, such as hip or knee replacement, if you’re living with an injury or illness that makes it painful to move your body and enjoy life to the fullest, there is a good chance that therapy can help you too! Therapy can improve mobility, reduce pain and help maximize a person’s ability to perform daily activities. It can help people with: Therapy Services: More than you knew 5