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  • Each week, we ask our emergency docs, “What’s going around?” This week, Dr. Glenn DeLong, an emergency physician at McLaren Macomb, reports: Flu Cases of confirmed influenza remain high, with nearly an equal number of cases of A and B strains. Gastro A viral infection causing symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea continue to be reported. Viral infections While not testing positive for influenza, other viral infections mirroring symptoms of the flu, such as fever, upper respiratory distress and gastr...

  • Clearing the carotid

    It was Bob’s pastor who first spotted his symptoms. “He noticed that I was struggling with my speech,” Bob said. “It was an odd feeling—I knew what I wanted to say, but I just couldn’t form the words and get them out. It was quite concerning.” Bob followed up by making an appointment with his cardiologist, Dr. Timothy Logan at McLaren Macomb. After some diagnostic testing, it was determined that one of Bob’s carotid arteries—the blood vessels in the neck that carry blood to the brain, neck and face—was ...

  • 2020 is off to a tremendous start for McLaren Greater Lansing. We are thrilled to announce the addition of two new da Vinci Xi robotic surgical systems which will increase our capacity by 600 cases each year. This allows for formal service line development as we work toward accreditation as a Center of Excellence for robotic surgery. We are also introducing VASER liposuction services, which build upon our already robust comprehensive breast care service line, aligned to our breast care center for comple...

  • Each week, we ask our emergency docs, “What’s going around?” This week, Dr. Pratik Shah, an emergency physician at McLaren Macomb, reports: Flu Cases of influenza continue to be treated in high volume, with the A strain dominating with symptoms of high fever, muscle aches, persistent cough and congestion. Gastro Viral gastroenteritis, also referred to as the “stomach flu,” continues to sicken patients with symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Slip-and-falls Various orthopedic injuries caused by fa...

  • The January rehabilitation newsletter is now available, click here to read it!  Here is one of the highlights from the newsletter: Highlight on Lymphedema and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) Lymphedema remains a well-established sequelae of breast cancer treatment, impacted by surgical node dissection, scar tissue, and/or radiation fibrosis. Upper extremity swelling may develop weeks to years following treatment and is characterized by an increase in protein rich fluid within the interstit...

  • “There are a lot of reasons why we eventually make our way to that surgery discussion.” Dr. Michael Wagner, an orthopedic surgeon and co-director of the joint replacement program at McLaren Macomb, every day sees patients whose enjoyment of life has been limited because of pain in a joint (or multiple joints). “Pain is definitely a big driver,” he said, “but it’s also a loss of mobility.” Dr. Wagner dives deep into what motivates his patients to seek out his help during an interview on the In Good Healt...

  • Each week, we ask our emergency docs, “What’s going around?” This week, Dr. Rebecca Marquis, an emergency physician at McLaren Macomb, reports: Flu While both A & B strains of influenza remain steadily high, cases of A, with symptoms of high fever, muscle aches, congestion and persistent cough, have again overtaken B cases. Gastro Symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea caused by a viral infection have remained steadily high. Slip-and-fall Winter weather conditions continue to cause slip-and-fall ...

  • McLaren Macomb, through its Mat Gaberty Heart Center, has reported exceptional clinical outcomes for patients who have undergone a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) , a minimally invasive procedure originally introduced to replace the heart’s aortic valve in patients deemed a high- or intermediate-risk for heart surgery. Performed in the cardiac catheterization lab, patients living with severe aortic stenosis receive a TAVR to replace the malfunctioning aortic valve with an organic valve sup...

  • The Solution Leads have worked diligently to bring you all the most significant changes. The Learning Team considered the end users’ needs in the presentation this material, keeping it as succinct as possible. The February 2020 newsletter includes: • Table of Content for Ease of Use o Hyperlinks built to provide efficiency locating material within the document • Number of Significant Changes • Items with Significant Changes • Lists of all Local Resources and Contacts • Additional Attachments: o Addendum...

  • Beginning Monday, February 3, Vascular Lab exams will be scheduled through our Central Scheduling Department. Central Scheduling is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Please call Central Scheduling at (517) 975-2695, and choose option 2. To fax an order, please fax it to Central Scheduling at (517) 975-2909. We look forward to our continued partnership with your office. Thank you for choosing McLaren Greater Lansing for your Vascular Testing needs. Laurie Saba Cardiovascular Supervisor 517-975-9402