Healthcare & Wellness

Howard Joins USA Health

May 7, 2021
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Dr. Donnelly Howard is now accepting patients at her new office at USA Health Mobile Diagnostic Center at University Commons. Howard is a board-certified internal medicine physician with knowledge in diagnosing and treating common conditions. USA Health said she also offers “seamless access” to regional specialists. Call 251-660-5787 for more information or to make an…

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Altapointe to Partner with Mobile Police Via Grant

April 30, 2021
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The City of Mobile has received a $742,000 grant Mayor Sandy Stimpson said will allow AltaPointe to partner with the Mobile Police Department to address mental health problems. AL.com reported the program will see mental health professionals and law enforcement work together to prevent people with serious mental illness from going to jail or tying…

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USA Health Adds Trauma Surgeon

April 30, 2021
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USA Health recently hired Dr. Nathan Polite, trauma surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, for its Level-I trauma team at the Fanny Meisler Trauma Center at USA Health University Hospital. Polite spent three years as the trauma medical director at a Level-II trauma center near Atlanta,…

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USA Health Expected To Break Ground On Fairhope Building This Year

USA Health Expected To Break Ground On Fairhope Building This Year

April 23, 2021
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USA Health plans to build its new Mapp Family Campus on the southeast corner of Alabama 181 and Alabama 104 in Fairhope beginning in late summer or early fall 2021. The first facility is expected to be a 50,000-ft2 professional office building. The three-story structure will provide offices for doctors and other medical-care providers. It…

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USA Health Has New Automated CPR Device

USA Health Has New Automated CPR Device

April 16, 2021
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USA Health University Hospital is now equipped with the LUCAS Chest Compression System, a battery-powered device that performs automated chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In the COVID-19 era, manual chest compressions on patients in cardiac arrest can be dangerous for healthcare staff performing the procedure. The LUCAS Chest Compression System delivers guideline-consistent, high-quality chest…

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Family Medical of Mobile Adds Provider

April 16, 2021
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Family Medical of Mobile recently announced the addition of Dr. Sarah Joiner. Joiner is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics, treating patients of all ages, beginning with newborns. She will work alongside Dr. Lloyd May and Dr. John Howell, IV at the chain’s Tillman’s Corner location. Joiner has been practicing medicine in the greater…

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USA Health Establishes GYN-ONC Fellowship Program

April 16, 2021
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USA Health is establishing a gynecologic oncology fellowship program to train physicians who diagnose and treat women’s reproductive cancers. The three-year fellowship, one of 61 in the U.S., will improve access to gynecologic cancer care for women in Alabama, where there are only 13 practicing gynecologic oncologists. The fellowship program, recently approved by the Accreditation…

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USA Health Welcomes New Plastic Surgeon

USA Health Welcomes New Plastic Surgeon

April 9, 2021
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Dr. Kelsey McKee recently joined the plastic and reconstructive surgery team at USA Health to help increase the reconstructive opportunities for patients fighting breast cancer. McKee, who is also an assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, grew up in southern West Virginia and attended undergraduate and medical school…

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USA Health Offers New Technique for Gynecologic Surgeries

April 2, 2021
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Two USA Health physicians are now performing the vNOTES technique procedure at Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Short for “vaginal natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery,” vNOTES is an innovative technique that inserts a device through the vagina to perform common procedures such as hysterectomies. The minimally invasive technique is used to replace laparoscopic surgery, an operation…

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Southern Eye Group Adds Ophthalmologist

April 2, 2021
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Southern Eye Group recently announced the addition of Dr. Gayla Rowland, ophthalmologist, to the practice. Originally from Crestview, Florida, Rowland graduated summa cum laude from Troy University. She then attended medical school, finishing in the top 10%, and completed an internship in internal medicine and residency training in ophthalmology at the University of South Florida…

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