Doctors make a lot of sacrifices to help their patients.But what is a day in the life of a doctor really like? We spoke with Dr. Stan Hewlett, a general surgeon at Princeton Baptist, Dr. Hector Caceres, an OB/GYN at Citizens Baptist, and Dr. Richard Kim, a cardiologist at Walker Baptist, to see the day as a working physician for Doctor's Day.
Substance abuse is on the rise in Walker County, and addiction is a dangerous disease that is difficult to battle alone. To help those suffering from addiction, Walker Baptist Medical Center has partnered with Bradford Health Services to bring a medical detox unit to the community.Dr. Terry Bentley, psychiatrist and director of Walker’s Detox Unit, was happy to answer questions about the detox unit and addiction for March’s “Ask the Doc.”
There’s a reason that March 7-13 is Sleep Awareness Week, and it’s because of daylight savings time. This week, time springs forward by an hour, and that can have a major impact on many things, from sleep schedules to your health. Dr. Bishop Kelley gives us tip to help survive the time change.
February is National Heart Month, and Baptist Health System is working in conjunction with the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease. Heart disease causes one in four deaths, yet is 80% preventable. One of those paths to prevention is by keeping healthy numbers for blood pressure and cholesterol. High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease says Dr. Candice Hagler, a primary care physician, with Walker Baptist Medical Center. We had plenty of questions for her, here’s what we learned.
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