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9.25 PENSACOLA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 5K The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival 5k run will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at Seville Square. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and has a course that loops through downtown. Race packets can be picked up Friday, Sept. 24 at Running Wild.

9.27 WEST FLORIDA HOSPITAL’S MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT  West Florida Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the following locations during the week of Sept. 27 to offer convenient, high quality mammography services for women age 35 and over.  West Florida Hospital files most insurances, including Medicare (Medicare will cover screening mammograms every year with no deductible for those women over 40 who have that coverage).

Monday, Sept. 27 – 7– 11 a.m.

West Florida Immediate Care, 2360 U.S. Highway 29, South, Cantonment

Tuesday, Sept.  28 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

West Florida Primary Care, 3521 Limbaugh Lane, Pace

Wednesday, Sept. 29 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1– 3:30 p.m.

West Florida Primary Care, 321 S. Fairfield Drive

Thursday, Sept. 30 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1– 3 p.m.

Wal-Mart Supercenter – Hwy. 29, 8970 Pensacola Boulevard

9.30 PROSTATE SEMINAR In support of Prostate Health Month, Dr. Davinder Sekhon and Dr. Brett Parra, both board-certified urologists, will host a free seminar on prostate health Sept. 30, 6 p.m., at the Woodlands Center for Specialized Medicine, 4724 North Davis Highway. Registration required; call 696-4000.

Next Monthly Red Hot Mamas® Session

to Focus on Back Care & Exercise

9.28 RED HOT MAMAS West Florida Hospital will conduct its next free monthly Red Hot Mamas® menopause management workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 28.  Entitled “Back Care & Exercise”, the session will be held in West Florida Hospital’s 7th Floor Auditorium beginning with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation.  The featured speaker will be Darin Schubeck, MESS, CSCS, Physical Performance & Wellness Coordinator, HealthWorks/The Wellness Center at West Florida Hospital.

Though low back pain is common among mature adults, most low back pain can get better if you incorporate some simple exercises into your daily routine.  Attend this fun, informative session and learn how to move properly to avoid injury as well as how certain exercises can improve back health.  A light dinner will be served.

9.28 H2U MONTHLY MEETING West Florida Hospital’s H2U (Health To You) Chapter hosts a monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except July and December) beginning at 10 a.m. in the Private Dining Rooms located inside the hospital cafeteria.  H2U is West Florida Healthcare’s health-focused membership program for adults age 50+.

This month’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 and the featured speaker will be Michael Coyle, D.O.  Dr. Coyle’s topic for the meeting will be “Women’s Health & the da Vinci Si HD Robotic Surgical System”.  A board certified Urogynecologist, Dr. Coyle is the Medical Director of Progressive Women’s Health and Progressive Weight Loss located at 6072 Doctors’ Park Road in Milton, Florida.

9.28 EVER’MAN STORYSPROUTS  Join fellow StorySprouts at Ever’man for stories, songs and activities on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. StorySprouts will have fun while learning about natural and sustainable living, food, gardening, recycling and more. This class is for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old.
The cost is free for members; $2 for non-members.

10.3 MOTHER-DAUGHTER TALK ON VALUES AND SEXUALITY Sacred Heart Women’s Hospital will host a mother-daughter program, titled, “Teaching the Values,” on Sunday, Oct. 3 in the Greenhut Auditorium on Sacred Heart’s main campus. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the program from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The program, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, is for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers (or other female caregiver) and will explore God’s gift of fertility and the wonder of becoming a woman.

The program will feature a panel of speakers discussing topics that include physical and emotional changes, menstrual periods, the functions of the female reproductive system, the consequences of sexual activity, the sacredness of human life, and the virtue of chastity. In addition, there will be a presentation on effective communication between mothers and daughters. After the presentations, attendees will be able to ask questions of each presenter.

Featured speakers include:

Vicky Bell, natural family planner; It’s Great to Be a Girl

Dr. William Lile, Jr., OB/GYN, Sacred Heart Medical Group; Understanding the Fertility Cycle

Lisa Kurnik, youth ministry director, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee; Communication Between Mothers and Daughters.

After the presentations, attendees will be able to ask questions of each presenter. Cost is $10 per family, and light refreshments will be served. Registration is limited and reservations are required.

To make a reservation or for more information, call Sacred Heart at 416-1600 or toll-free at 1-877-416-1600.

10.4-10.28 FREE MEMORY SCREENS  Forgetful?  Repeating questions?  Having trouble finding words?  If these behaviors describe you or a loved one, West Florida Hospital’s Memory Disorder Clinic may be able to help.

The Memory Disorder Clinic will offer FREE memory screens by appointment only during the month of October from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. as follows:

Monday, October 4
Tuesday, October 12
Monday, October 25
Thursday, October 28

10. 3 BREATHE MONTHLY FREE COMMUNITY YOGA

The next Free Community Yoga is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3 from 4:30 –5:45pm at Breathe, 503 Adams St. “Find Your Inner Bliss” a gentle, soothing practice w/ Sandra Sanford, RYT-500. As always, donations will be accepted for Favor House, a residential facility for woman and children living through domestic violence issues. Call 291-5506 for more information.

10.9 TENNIS TOURNAMENT BENEFITS ABUSED CHILDREN An Oct. 9 tennis tournament will highlight a drive to collect new, unworn pajamas for abused and neglected children living in northwest Florida.

The “Tucking Kids In Safe and Sound” women’s doubles tournament will be held at the Roger Scott Tennis Center, 2130 Summit Blvd. Proceeds from the tournament’s $15 entry fee will benefit children served by FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview.

Sponsored by Roger Scott Tennis Center, the tournament begins at 8 a.m. To learn more about it, contact the center by calling 912-4103.

10.29 CHAIR YOGA Reap the wondrous benefits of yoga in a fun and friendly atmosphere without having to get up and down from the floor.  Sandra leads this special 6-week session beginning Friday, Oct. 29 and meets once a week from 9:30-10:30am at Breathe, 503 Adams St. $30 all 6 sessions (or give it a try for only $5). Note:  this abbreviated session will only be 6 weeks due to upcoming festivals and holidays.  The session is designed to end the week before Christmas and will not meet the weekend of the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival or week of Thanksgiving. Call 291-5506 for more information.

11.6 PROGRAM FOR COUPLES COPING WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER Registration is underway for a Sacred Heart Cancer Center program designed for couples who are coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Titled “Finding Strength Together: A New Tool for Couples,” the program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp and is made possible by a grant from the Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust.

This workshop will focus on issues that may arise during the cancer journey. Together, couples will learn and practice problem-solving techniques that have proven effective for tackling the challenges that cancer can present to a relationship.

Couples interested in attending this program should contact Marianna Taylor or Blair Edgar at 416-2679.

9.25 PENSACOLA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 5K The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival 5k run will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at Seville Square. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and has a course that loops through downtown. Race packets can be picked up Friday, Sept. 24 at Running Wild.

9.27 WEST FLORIDA HOSPITAL’S MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT West Florida Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the following locations during the week of Sept. 27 to offer convenient, high quality mammography services for women age 35 and over. West Florida Hospital files most insurances, including Medicare (Medicare will cover screening mammograms every year with no deductible for those women over 40 who have that coverage).

Monday, Sept. 27 – 7– 11 a.m.

West Florida Immediate Care, 2360 U.S. Highway 29, South, Cantonment

Tuesday, Sept. 28 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

West Florida Primary Care, 3521 Limbaugh Lane, Pace

Wednesday, Sept. 29 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1– 3:30 p.m.

West Florida Primary Care, 321 S. Fairfield Drive

Thursday, Sept. 30 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1– 3 p.m.

Wal-Mart Supercenter – Hwy. 29, 8970 Pensacola Boulevard

9.30 PROSTATE SEMINAR In support of Prostate Health Month, Dr. Davinder Sekhon and Dr. Brett Parra, both board-certified urologists, will host a free seminar on prostate health Sept. 30, 6 p.m., at the Woodlands Center for Specialized Medicine, 4724 North Davis Highway. Registration required; call 696-4000.

Next Monthly Red Hot Mamas® Session

to Focus on Back Care & Exercise

9.28 RED HOT MAMAS West Florida Hospital will conduct its next free monthly Red Hot Mamas® menopause management workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Entitled “Back Care & Exercise”, the session will be held in West Florida Hospital’s 7th Floor Auditorium beginning with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation. The featured speaker will be Darin Schubeck, MESS, CSCS, Physical Performance & Wellness Coordinator, HealthWorks/The Wellness Center at West Florida Hospital.

Though low back pain is common among mature adults, most low back pain can get better if you incorporate some simple exercises into your daily routine. Attend this fun, informative session and learn how to move properly to avoid injury as well as how certain exercises can improve back health. A light dinner will be served.

9.28 H2U MONTHLY MEETING West Florida Hospital’s H2U (Health To You) Chapter hosts a monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except July and December) beginning at 10 a.m. in the Private Dining Rooms located inside the hospital cafeteria. H2U is West Florida Healthcare’s health-focused membership program for adults age 50+.

This month’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 and the featured speaker will be Michael Coyle, D.O. Dr. Coyle’s topic for the meeting will be “Women’s Health & the da Vinci Si HD Robotic Surgical System”. A board certified Urogynecologist, Dr. Coyle is the Medical Director of Progressive Women’s Health and Progressive Weight Loss located at 6072 Doctors’ Park Road in Milton, Florida.

9.28 EVER’MAN STORYSPROUTS Join fellow StorySprouts at Ever’man for stories, songs and activities on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. StorySprouts will have fun while learning about natural and sustainable living, food, gardening, recycling and more. This class is for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old.
The cost is free for members; $2 for non-members.

10.3 MOTHER-DAUGHTER TALK ON VALUES AND SEXUALITY Sacred Heart Women’s Hospital will host a mother-daughter program, titled, “Teaching the Values,” on Sunday, Oct. 3 in the Greenhut Auditorium on Sacred Heart’s main campus. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the program from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The program, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, is for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers (or other female caregiver) and will explore God’s gift of fertility and the wonder of becoming a woman.

The program will feature a panel of speakers discussing topics that include physical and emotional changes, menstrual periods, the functions of the female reproductive system, the consequences of sexual activity, the sacredness of human life, and the virtue of chastity. In addition, there will be a presentation on effective communication between mothers and daughters. After the presentations, attendees will be able to ask questions of each presenter.

Featured speakers include:

Vicky Bell, natural family planner; It’s Great to Be a Girl

Dr. William Lile, Jr., OB/GYN, Sacred Heart Medical Group; Understanding the Fertility Cycle

Lisa Kurnik, youth ministry director, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee; Communication Between Mothers and Daughters.

After the presentations, attendees will be able to ask questions of each presenter. Cost is $10 per family, and light refreshments will be served. Registration is limited and reservations are required.

To make a reservation or for more information, call Sacred Heart at 416-1600 or toll-free at 1-877-416-1600.

10.4-10.28 FREE MEMORY SCREENS Forgetful? Repeating questions? Having trouble finding words? If these behaviors describe you or a loved one, West Florida Hospital’s Memory Disorder Clinic may be able to help.

The Memory Disorder Clinic will offer FREE memory screens by appointment only during the month of October from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. as follows:

Monday, October 4
Tuesday, October 12
Monday, October 25
Thursday, October 28

10. 3 BREATHE MONTHLY FREE COMMUNITY YOGA

The next Free Community Yoga is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3 from 4:30 –5:45pm at Breathe, 503 Adams St. “Find Your Inner Bliss” a gentle, soothing practice w/ Sandra Sanford, RYT-500. As always, donations will be accepted for Favor House, a residential facility for woman and children living through domestic violence issues. Call 291-5506 for more information.

10.9 TENNIS TOURNAMENT BENEFITS ABUSED CHILDREN An Oct. 9 tennis tournament will highlight a drive to collect new, unworn pajamas for abused and neglected children living in northwest Florida.

The “Tucking Kids In Safe and Sound” women’s doubles tournament will be held at the Roger Scott Tennis Center, 2130 Summit Blvd. Proceeds from the tournament’s $15 entry fee will benefit children served by FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview.

Sponsored by Roger Scott Tennis Center, the tournament begins at 8 a.m. To learn more about it, contact the center by calling 912-4103.

10.29 CHAIR YOGA Reap the wondrous benefits of yoga in a fun and friendly atmosphere without having to get up and down from the floor.  Sandra leads this special 6-week session beginning Friday, Oct. 29 and meets once a week from 9:30-10:30am at Breathe, 503 Adams St. $30 all 6 sessions (or give it a try for only $5). Note:  this abbreviated session will only be 6 weeks due to upcoming festivals and holidays.  The session is designed to end the week before Christmas and will not meet the weekend of the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival or week of Thanksgiving. Call 291-5506 for more information.

11.6 PROGRAM FOR COUPLES COPING WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER Registration is underway for a Sacred Heart Cancer Center program designed for couples who are coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Titled “Finding Strength Together: A New Tool for Couples,” the program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp and is made possible by a grant from the Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust.

This workshop will focus on issues that may arise during the cancer journey. Together, couples will learn and practice problem-solving techniques that have proven effective for tackling the challenges that cancer can present to a relationship.

Couples interested in attending this program should contact Marianna Taylor or Blair Edgar at 416-2679.

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGIST JOINS STAFF OF SACRED HEART CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Dr. Frederick Steinberg, a board-certified pediatric radiologist with Pensacola Radiology Consultants, recently joined the medical staff of Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. He is the only pediatric radiologist in Northwest Florida.

Dr. Steinberg follows in the footsteps of long-time pediatric radiologist Dr. Albert Post, who recently retired from private practice after more than 30 years in pediatric radiology at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Steinberg received both his doctor of pharmacy and medical degree from the Mercer University in Macon, Ga. where graduated as valedictorian in both programs.  He completed his internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education on Rochester, Minn. Dr. Steinberg also has received advanced fellowship training in pediatric radiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock, Ark.

Dr. Steinberg is a member of the American Medical Association, the Society of Pediatric Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

For more information, please contact Pensacola Radiology Consultants at 416-6800.

GULF COAST PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS JOIN MEDICAL STAFF OF WEST FLORIDA HEALTHCARE The physicians of Gulf Coast Primary Care have joined West Florida Medical Group and the Medical Staff of West Florida Healthcare. Located at 1921 E. 9 Mile Road, the group consists of Karen Snow, M.D., Alicia L. Chen, M.D., Jennifer Miley, M.D., Hillary Hultstrand, M.D., and R. Blake Sayre, M.D.

The office number for Gulf Coast Primary Care is 479-4791.

HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS PROGRAM PRESENTED A $100,000 GRANT  TO SACRED HEART Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital will use the grant to establish a designated chemotherapy pharmacy room within the hospital’s pediatric cancer unit. There, trained pediatric pharmacists will store and prepare chemotherapy infusion treatments and other medications.

The grant from Hyundai will provide equipment for mixing and storing chemotherapy medications in a new pharmacy area inside the hospital’s pediatric oncology unit. Another benefit of the satellite pharmacy will be that trained pediatric pharmacists will be readily available in the unit to consult with physicians and staff regarding patient care.

Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children ages one to 14. During September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Hope on Wheels is working to raise awareness of childhood cancer with a national television commercial and donations totaling $6.8 million to help fight childhood cancer.  The donations will be given as ”Hope Grants” to hospitals and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Hyundai Motor America and its dealers joined the fight against childhood cancer in 1998 and created Hyundai Hope on Wheels.   For more information about the program please visit hyundaihopeonwheels.org.

CAMP BLUEBIRD CANCER RETREAT Newly diagnosed adult cancer patients are encouraged to register now for an upcoming Sacred Heart Health System program that offers support, encouragement and renewal for both patients and their family members. All adult cancer patients are encouraged to participate, even if they are not seeing a Sacred Heart physician.

Camp Bluebird, a retreat experience for people coping with cancer, is scheduled for Oct. 20 – 22 at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp. Activities will focus on the theme ”When I Grow Up.”

One of the highlights of this camp will be the opportunity for campers to hear a presentation by Maryann Makekau, author of the ”Little Pink Book” series.  The Ft. Walton Beach resident has written ”When Your Mom Has Cancer,” ”When Your Teacher Has Cancer” and ”When Mom’s Cancer Doesn’t Go Away.”

Makekau began writing in 2008 when she couldn’t find a publication that could help a friend with breast cancer guide her second-grade students in coping with the diagnosis. Nothing was available that could help from a child’s perspective, so Makekau researched and wrote a book which has evolved into a series. Her books also have been translated into Spanish, and her book tour has taken her throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Located on Beulah Road in Escambia County, the Miracle Camp complex is nestled in a 40-acre nature preserve. The camp includes a dormitory, dining hall, activities building, paved nature trails, a pond and an outdoor chapel. Evening campfires conclude the day’s activities.

The October camp will be the 25th session of Sacred Heart’s Camp Bluebird, and it is the 25th anniversary of the camp franchise which was first introduced in 1985 by St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation in Birmingham, Ala.

To obtain more information or a registration form for Camp Bluebird, call Pat Brown at 416-7176. For information about Miracle Camp, visit the Camp’s Web site at campbluebirdfl.com.

SACRED HEART VASCULAR SURGEON NAMED CHAMPION Dr. Christopher Lecroy, a board-certified vascular surgeon with Coastal Vascular and Interventional at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, was recently named a Fistula First Champion Surgeon by Florida’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (FMQIO) and the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of Florida.

Fistula First Champion Surgeons are surgeons who have been identified by Florida dialysis providers as instrumental in helping them achieve an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) placement rate of 60 percent or greater during the first quarter of 2010.  These surgeons have exemplified a devotion to dialysis patients and have superior results.

An AVF is a surgical connection between an artery and a vein that is created for hemodialysis treatments in patients with kidney failure.  During hemodialysis, blood is withdrawn from the AVF, purified and returned to the body three times a week. Kidney failure patients with a functional AVF live longer and healthier lives.
As a healthcare quality improvement organization, FMQIO works with providers in hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, and many other provider settings to implement projects focused on improving the care provided to over three million Medicare beneficiaries in Florida. As an organization they help identify individual physicians like Dr. Lecroy with outstanding surgical results.  FMQIO’s mission is to ensure the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of health care services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

For more information or an appointment with Dr. Lecroy, call 479-1805.

INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST JOINS WEST FLORIDA MEDICAL GROUP Carla Rose Tillery, M.D., specialist in Internal Medicine, has joined West Florida Medical Group and the Medical Staff of West Florida Hospital. Dr. Tillery will practice at the West Florida Medical Group office located at 1190 E. Nine Mile Road.

Dr. Tillery earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Following medical school, she completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee at Memphis where she was the recipient of the “Outstanding Resident Teaching Award”. Dr. Tillery is board certified in Internal Medicine.

She has been practicing in the Pensacola area for the past 11 years in the outpatient clinic setting as well as in private practice. Dr. Tillery also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Geriatrics at Florida State University College of Medicine. She is a member of the Escambia County Medical Society.

HEALTHY HINTS FROM THE HEART: KIDS & MEDICAL EMERGENCIES Even healthy kids get hurt and sick sometimes. In some cases, you will know that you need to head straight to the emergency room, but sometimes it’s more difficult to determine whether an injury or an illness needs the attention of a medical professional or can be treated at home.

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital offers the following healthy hints from the heart on how to decide what is and isn’t a medical emergency for your child.

—Home Treatment or Physician’s Office

Many minor injuries and illnesses, including some cuts, certain types of rashes, coughs, colds, scrapes, and bruises, can be handled with home care and over-the-counter treatments. Other situations may seem alarming, but don’t require a trip to the ER. The list below includes some of the symptoms that may require calling your doctor:

·        high fever

·        ear pain

·        pain in the abdomen

·        headache that doesn’t go away

·        rash

·        mild wheezing

·        persistent cough

—Urgent Care

Sometimes an injury or an illness isn’t life threatening but needs medical attention on the same day. If that’s the case, and your doctor doesn’t have office hours at the time, consider going to an urgent care center, such as Sacred Heart Urgent Care, open daily at the intersection of Highway 29 and W Street in front of the Rave Movie Theater. At these centers, you can usually get things like X-rays, stitches, and care for minor injuries that aren’t life threatening yet require medical attention on the same day.

Some cases where you might take your child to an urgent care center include:

·        cuts

·        minor injuries

·        vomiting or diarrhea

·        ear pain

·        sore throat

·        infected bug bites

·        mild allergic reactions

·        suspected sprain or broken bone

·        minor animal bites

—Pediatric Emergency Room

A pediatric emergency room or department can handle a wide variety of serious problems, such as severe bleeding, head trauma, seizures, meningitis, breathing difficulties, dehydration, and serious bacterial infections. Take your child to the Sacred Heart Pediatric Emergency Department or the nearest ER if your child:

·        has difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

·        has had a change in mental status, such as suddenly becoming unusually sleepy or difficult to rouse, disoriented, or confused

·        has a cut in the skin that is bleeding and won’t stop

·        has a stiff neck along with a fever

·        has a rapid heartbeat that doesn’t slow down

·        accidentally ingests a poisonous substance or too much medication

·        has had more than minor head trauma

—Call 911

Some situations are so serious that you need the help of trained medical personnel on the way to the hospital. In these cases, dial 911 for an ambulance. These might include if your child:

·        has been in a car accident

·        has a head or neck injury

·        has ingested too much medication and is now hard to rouse

·        is not breathing or is turning blue

For more information, call 416-1600 or visit us online at sacred-heart.org.

SPECIALIST IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY JOINS WEST FLORIDA MEDICAL GROUP J. Matthew Reynolds, M.D., has joined West Florida Medical Group and the Medical Staff of West Florida Hospital. Dr. Reynolds specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Reynolds earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in Little Rock where he was the recipient of the “Patient-Physician Interaction Award”. Following medical school, he completed his OB/GYN residency training at the Florida State University OB/GYN Residency Program in Pensacola.

A member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association, Dr. Reynolds has been involved in research related to the field of obstetrics.

A native of Arkansas, he was a full-time firefighter and EMT prior to earning his medical degree. He also served as the Hazardous Materials Coordinator for his county. Dr. Reynolds is an active community volunteer for sever

9.25 PENSACOLA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 5K The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival 5k run will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at Seville Square. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. and has a course that loops through downtown. Race packets can be picked up Friday, Sept. 24 at Running Wild.

9.27 WEST FLORIDA HOSPITAL’S MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT  West Florida Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the following locations during the week of Sept. 27 to offer convenient, high quality mammography services for women age 35 and over.  West Florida Hospital files most insurances, including Medicare (Medicare will cover screening mammograms every year with no deductible for those women over 40 who have that coverage).

Monday, Sept. 27 – 7– 11 a.m.

West Florida Immediate Care, 2360 U.S. Highway 29, South, Cantonment

Tuesday, Sept.  28 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

West Florida Primary Care, 3521 Limbaugh Lane, Pace

Wednesday, Sept. 29 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1– 3:30 p.m.

West Florida Primary Care, 321 S. Fairfield Drive

Thursday, Sept. 30 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1– 3 p.m.

Wal-Mart Supercenter – Hwy. 29, 8970 Pensacola Boulevard

9.30 PROSTATE SEMINAR In support of Prostate Health Month, Dr. Davinder Sekhon and Dr. Brett Parra, both board-certified urologists, will host a free seminar on prostate health Sept. 30, 6 p.m., at the Woodlands Center for Specialized Medicine, 4724 North Davis Highway. Registration required; call 696-4000.

Next Monthly Red Hot Mamas® Session

to Focus on Back Care & Exercise

9.28 RED HOT MAMAS West Florida Hospital will conduct its next free monthly Red Hot Mamas® menopause management workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 28.  Entitled “Back Care & Exercise”, the session will be held in West Florida Hospital’s 7th Floor Auditorium beginning with a light dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation.  The featured speaker will be Darin Schubeck, MESS, CSCS, Physical Performance & Wellness Coordinator, HealthWorks/The Wellness Center at West Florida Hospital.

Though low back pain is common among mature adults, most low back pain can get better if you incorporate some simple exercises into your daily routine.  Attend this fun, informative session and learn how to move properly to avoid injury as well as how certain exercises can improve back health.  A light dinner will be served.

9.28 H2U MONTHLY MEETING West Florida Hospital’s H2U (Health To You) Chapter hosts a monthly meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month (except July and December) beginning at 10 a.m. in the Private Dining Rooms located inside the hospital cafeteria.  H2U is West Florida Healthcare’s health-focused membership program for adults age 50+.

This month’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28 and the featured speaker will be Michael Coyle, D.O.  Dr. Coyle’s topic for the meeting will be “Women’s Health & the da Vinci Si HD Robotic Surgical System”.  A board certified Urogynecologist, Dr. Coyle is the Medical Director of Progressive Women’s Health and Progressive Weight Loss located at 6072 Doctors’ Park Road in Milton, Florida.

9.28 EVER’MAN STORYSPROUTS  Join fellow StorySprouts at Ever’man for stories, songs and activities on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. StorySprouts will have fun while learning about natural and sustainable living, food, gardening, recycling and more. This class is for children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old.
The cost is free for members; $2 for non-members.

10.3 MOTHER-DAUGHTER TALK ON VALUES AND SEXUALITY Sacred Heart Women’s Hospital will host a mother-daughter program, titled, “Teaching the Values,” on Sunday, Oct. 3 in the Greenhut Auditorium on Sacred Heart’s main campus. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the program from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The program, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, is for girls ages 9-12 and their mothers (or other female caregiver) and will explore God’s gift of fertility and the wonder of becoming a woman.

The program will feature a panel of speakers discussing topics that include physical and emotional changes, menstrual periods, the functions of the female reproductive system, the consequences of sexual activity, the sacredness of human life, and the virtue of chastity. In addition, there will be a presentation on effective communication between mothers and daughters. After the presentations, attendees will be able to ask questions of each presenter.

Featured speakers include:

Vicky Bell, natural family planner; It’s Great to Be a Girl

Dr. William Lile, Jr., OB/GYN, Sacred Heart Medical Group; Understanding the Fertility Cycle

Lisa Kurnik, youth ministry director, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee; Communication Between Mothers and Daughters.

After the presentations, attendees will be able to ask questions of each presenter. Cost is $10 per family, and light refreshments will be served. Registration is limited and reservations are required.

To make a reservation or for more information, call Sacred Heart at 416-1600 or toll-free at 1-877-416-1600.

10.4-10.28 FREE MEMORY SCREENS  Forgetful?  Repeating questions?  Having trouble finding words?  If these behaviors describe you or a loved one, West Florida Hospital’s Memory Disorder Clinic may be able to help.

The Memory Disorder Clinic will offer FREE memory screens by appointment only during the month of October from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. as follows:

Monday, October 4
Tuesday, October 12
Monday, October 25
Thursday, October 28

10. 3 BREATHE MONTHLY FREE COMMUNITY YOGA

The next Free Community Yoga is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3 from 4:30 –5:45pm at Breathe, 503 Adams St. “Find Your Inner Bliss” a gentle, soothing practice w/ Sandra Sanford, RYT-500. As always, donations will be accepted for Favor House, a residential facility for woman and children living through domestic violence issues. Call 291-5506 for more information.

10.9 TENNIS TOURNAMENT BENEFITS ABUSED CHILDREN An Oct. 9 tennis tournament will highlight a drive to collect new, unworn pajamas for abused and neglected children living in northwest Florida.

The “Tucking Kids In Safe and Sound” women’s doubles tournament will be held at the Roger Scott Tennis Center, 2130 Summit Blvd. Proceeds from the tournament’s $15 entry fee will benefit children served by FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview.

Sponsored by Roger Scott Tennis Center, the tournament begins at 8 a.m. To learn more about it, contact the center by calling 912-4103.

10.29 CHAIR YOGA Reap the wondrous benefits of yoga in a fun and friendly atmosphere without having to get up and down from the floor.  Sandra leads this special 6-week session beginning Friday, Oct. 29 and meets once a week from 9:30-10:30am at Breathe, 503 Adams St. $30 all 6 sessions (or give it a try for only $5). Note:  this abbreviated session will only be 6 weeks due to upcoming festivals and holidays.  The session is designed to end the week before Christmas and will not meet the weekend of the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival or week of Thanksgiving. Call 291-5506 for more information.

11.6 PROGRAM FOR COUPLES COPING WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER Registration is underway for a Sacred Heart Cancer Center program designed for couples who are coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Titled “Finding Strength Together: A New Tool for Couples,” the program will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp and is made possible by a grant from the Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust.

This workshop will focus on issues that may arise during the cancer journey. Together, couples will learn and practice problem-solving techniques that have proven effective for tackling the challenges that cancer can present to a relationship.

Couples interested in attending this program should contact Marianna Taylor or Blair Edgar at 416-2679.

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGIST JOINS STAFF OF SACRED HEART CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Dr. Frederick Steinberg, a board-certified pediatric radiologist with Pensacola Radiology Consultants, recently joined the medical staff of Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. He is the only pediatric radiologist in Northwest Florida.

Dr. Steinberg follows in the footsteps of long-time pediatric radiologist Dr. Albert Post, who recently retired from private practice after more than 30 years in pediatric radiology at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Steinberg received both his doctor of pharmacy and medical degree from the Mercer University in Macon, Ga. where graduated as valedictorian in both programs.  He completed his internship and residency in diagnostic radiology at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education on Rochester, Minn. Dr. Steinberg also has received advanced fellowship training in pediatric radiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock, Ark.

Dr. Steinberg is a member of the American Medical Association, the Society of Pediatric Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

For more information, please contact Pensacola Radiology Consultants at 416-6800.

GULF COAST PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS JOIN MEDICAL STAFF OF WEST FLORIDA HEALTHCARE The physicians of Gulf Coast Primary Care have joined West Florida Medical Group and the Medical Staff of West Florida Healthcare.  Located at 1921 E. 9 Mile Road, the group consists of Karen Snow, M.D., Alicia L. Chen, M.D., Jennifer Miley, M.D., Hillary Hultstrand, M.D., and R. Blake Sayre, M.D.

The office number for Gulf Coast Primary Care is 479-4791.

HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS PROGRAM PRESENTED A $100,000 GRANT  TO SACRED HEART Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital will use the grant to establish a designated chemotherapy pharmacy room within the hospital’s pediatric cancer unit. There, trained pediatric pharmacists will store and prepare chemotherapy infusion treatments and other medications.

The grant from Hyundai will provide equipment for mixing and storing chemotherapy medications in a new pharmacy area inside the hospital’s pediatric oncology unit. Another benefit of the satellite pharmacy will be that trained pediatric pharmacists will be readily available in the unit to consult with physicians and staff regarding patient care.

Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children ages one to 14. During September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Hyundai Hope on Wheels is working to raise awareness of childhood cancer with a national television commercial and donations totaling $6.8 million to help fight childhood cancer.  The donations will be given as ”Hope Grants” to hospitals and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Hyundai Motor America and its dealers joined the fight against childhood cancer in 1998 and created Hyundai Hope on Wheels.   For more information about the program please visit hyundaihopeonwheels.org.

CAMP BLUEBIRD CANCER RETREAT Newly diagnosed adult cancer patients are encouraged to register now for an upcoming Sacred Heart Health System program that offers support, encouragement and renewal for both patients and their family members. All adult cancer patients are encouraged to participate, even if they are not seeing a Sacred Heart physician.

Camp Bluebird, a retreat experience for people coping with cancer, is scheduled for Oct. 20 – 22 at Sacred Heart’s Miracle Camp. Activities will focus on the theme ”When I Grow Up.”

One of the highlights of this camp will be the opportunity for campers to hear a presentation by Maryann Makekau, author of the ”Little Pink Book” series.  The Ft. Walton Beach resident has written ”When Your Mom Has Cancer,” ”When Your Teacher Has Cancer” and ”When Mom’s Cancer Doesn’t Go Away.”

Makekau began writing in 2008 when she couldn’t find a publication that could help a friend with breast cancer guide her second-grade students in coping with the diagnosis. Nothing was available that could help from a child’s perspective, so Makekau researched and wrote a book which has evolved into a series. Her books also have been translated into Spanish, and her book tour has taken her throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Located on Beulah Road in Escambia County, the Miracle Camp complex is nestled in a 40-acre nature preserve. The camp includes a dormitory, dining hall, activities building, paved nature trails, a pond and an outdoor chapel. Evening campfires conclude the day’s activities.

The October camp will be the 25th session of Sacred Heart’s Camp Bluebird, and it is the 25th anniversary of the camp franchise which was first introduced in 1985 by St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation in Birmingham, Ala.

To obtain more information or a registration form for Camp Bluebird, call Pat Brown at 416-7176. For information about Miracle Camp, visit the Camp’s Web site at campbluebirdfl.com.

SACRED HEART VASCULAR SURGEON NAMED CHAMPION Dr. Christopher Lecroy, a board-certified vascular surgeon with Coastal Vascular and Interventional at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, was recently named a Fistula First Champion Surgeon by Florida’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (FMQIO) and the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of Florida.

Fistula First Champion Surgeons are surgeons who have been identified by Florida dialysis providers as instrumental in helping them achieve an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) placement rate of 60 percent or greater during the first quarter of 2010.  These surgeons have exemplified a devotion to dialysis patients and have superior results.

An AVF is a surgical connection between an artery and a vein that is created for hemodialysis treatments in patients with kidney failure.  During hemodialysis, blood is withdrawn from the AVF, purified and returned to the body three times a week. Kidney failure patients with a functional AVF live longer and healthier lives.
As a healthcare quality improvement organization, FMQIO works with providers in hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, and many other provider settings to implement projects focused on improving the care provided to over three million Medicare beneficiaries in Florida. As an organization they help identify individual physicians like Dr. Lecroy with outstanding surgical results.  FMQIO’s mission is to ensure the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, and economy of health care services provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

For more information or an appointment with Dr. Lecroy, call 479-1805.

INTERNAL MEDICINE SPECIALIST JOINS WEST FLORIDA MEDICAL GROUP Carla Rose Tillery, M.D., specialist in Internal Medicine, has joined West Florida Medical Group and the Medical Staff of West Florida Hospital.  Dr. Tillery will practice at the West Florida Medical Group office located at 1190 E. Nine Mile Road.

Dr. Tillery earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham.  Following medical school, she completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee at Memphis where she was the recipient of the “Outstanding Resident Teaching Award”.  Dr. Tillery is board certified in Internal Medicine.

She has been practicing in the Pensacola area for the past 11 years in the outpatient clinic setting as well as in private practice.  Dr. Tillery also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Geriatrics at Florida State University College of Medicine.  She is a member of the Escambia County Medical Society.

HEALTHY HINTS FROM THE HEART: KIDS & MEDICAL EMERGENCIES Even healthy kids get hurt and sick sometimes. In some cases, you will know that you need to head straight to the emergency room, but sometimes it’s more difficult to determine whether an injury or an illness needs the attention of a medical professional or can be treated at home.

Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital offers the following healthy hints from the heart on how to decide what is and isn’t a medical emergency for your child.

—Home Treatment or Physician’s Office

Many minor injuries and illnesses, including some cuts, certain types of rashes, coughs, colds, scrapes, and bruises, can be handled with home care and over-the-counter treatments. Other situations may seem alarming, but don’t require a trip to the ER. The list below includes some of the symptoms that may require calling your doctor:

·        high fever

·        ear pain

·        pain in the abdomen

·        headache that doesn’t go away

·        rash

·        mild wheezing

·        persistent cough

—Urgent Care

Sometimes an injury or an illness isn’t life threatening but needs medical attention on the same day. If that’s the case, and your doctor doesn’t have office hours at the time, consider going to an urgent care center, such as Sacred Heart Urgent Care, open daily at the intersection of Highway 29 and W Street in front of the Rave Movie Theater. At these centers, you can usually get things like X-rays, stitches, and care for minor injuries that aren’t life threatening yet require medical attention on the same day.

Some cases where you might take your child to an urgent care center include:

·        cuts

·        minor injuries

·        vomiting or diarrhea

·        ear pain

·        sore throat

·        infected bug bites

·        mild allergic reactions

·        suspected sprain or broken bone

·        minor animal bites

—Pediatric Emergency Room

A pediatric emergency room or department can handle a wide variety of serious problems, such as severe bleeding, head trauma, seizures, meningitis, breathing difficulties, dehydration, and serious bacterial infections. Take your child to the Sacred Heart Pediatric Emergency Department or the nearest ER if your child:

·        has difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

·        has had a change in mental status, such as suddenly becoming unusually sleepy or difficult to rouse, disoriented, or confused

·        has a cut in the skin that is bleeding and won’t stop

·        has a stiff neck along with a fever

·        has a rapid heartbeat that doesn’t slow down

·        accidentally ingests a poisonous substance or too much medication

·        has had more than minor head trauma

—Call 911

Some situations are so serious that you need the help of trained medical personnel on the way to the hospital. In these cases, dial 911 for an ambulance. These might include if your child:

·        has been in a car accident

·        has a head or neck injury

·        has ingested too much medication and is now hard to rouse

·        is not breathing or is turning blue

For more information, call 416-1600 or visit us online at sacred-heart.org.

SPECIALIST IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY JOINS WEST FLORIDA MEDICAL GROUP J. Matthew Reynolds, M.D., has joined West Florida Medical Group and the Medical Staff of West Florida Hospital.  Dr. Reynolds specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Reynolds earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in Little Rock where he was the recipient of the “Patient-Physician Interaction Award”.  Following medical school, he completed his OB/GYN residency training at the Florida State University OB/GYN Residency Program in Pensacola.

A member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association, Dr. Reynolds has been involved in research related to the field of obstetrics.

A native of Arkansas, he was a full-time firefighter and EMT prior to earning his medical degree.  He also served as the Hazardous Materials Coordinator for his county.  Dr. Reynolds is an active community volunteer for several organizations, including a shelter for battered women, Optimist Club, and Special Olympics

Dr. Reynolds is currently practicing at the West Florida Medical Group office located at 2360 U.S. Highway 29, South in Cantonment, and is accepting new patients.  For an appointment, call 968-5616.  Immediate appointments are available.

Dr. Tillery is currently accepting new patients.

al organizations, including a shelter for battered women, Optimist Club, and Special Olympics

Dr. Reynolds is currently practicing at the West Florida Medical Group office located at 2360 U.S. Highway 29, South in Cantonment, and is accepting new patients. For an appointment, call 968-5616. Immediate appointments are available.

Dr. Tillery is currently accepting new patients.