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      Pictured L-R: Jason Metevier, Nurse Manager 11 South Oncology; Andrew Mars, PCU unit clerk, and McLaren Flint’s April Outstanding Employee of the Month; Chris Candela, president and CEO of McLaren Flint; Meseret Hailu, MSN, RN, NE-BC, director patient care services-medical and surgical; and Monique Laverty, BSN, RN, nurse manager PCU. McLaren Flint is pleased to announce April’s Outstanding Employee of the month, Andrew Mars, Progressive Care Unit (PCU) unit, clerk. Mars was presented the honor b...

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    This spring marks the fourth year of treating patients at the McLaren Proton Therapy Center, part of the Karmanos Cancer Network, in Flint. Since 2018, the capacity of the center has grown and proton therapy experts are able to treat many more patients, with plans to expand during the next two years. Hundreds of patients have gone through proton therapy treatment, including the 500 th patient, who completed treatment for glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, in late March 2022. “I have a friend on the e...

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    The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint welcomes fellowship-trained and board-certified gynecologic oncologist Benjamin Mize, MD to the cancer care team. Dr. Mize joins John J. Wallbillich, MD in Flint to provide advanced care to women who are diagnosed with cancers within or near the female reproductive system. “I am thrilled to be joining the team in Flint to further provide exceptional cancer care to women in Genesee County,” Dr. Mize said. “I will work closely with my colleague, Dr. Wallbilli...

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    Allisyn Mattice-Eskau GRAND BLANC, Mich.— Allisyn Mattice-Eskau, director of government & regulatory affairs for McLaren Health Care, whose accomplishments and strong dedication to health care advancement through legislation, has landed a prized spot on the list of “ 30 in Their Thirties 2022 ,” an annual compilation of business professionals in their 30s who have achieved notable success produced by DBusiness Magazine . Discovering her passion and intense interest in health care legislation while s...

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    Though there is not a comprehensive routine screening for oral, head, and neck cancers, there are several preventative check-ups that can help in detecting cancer in early stages: an annual visit with your primary care physician and a bi-annual dental visit. And then there is you – you can perform self-exams – by checking for any changes in what you know is normal. “Head and neck cancers are most often caused by alcohol and tobacco use, and the human papilloma virus (HPV),” said  Jonathan Waxman, M...

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    According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that occur together, including repeated pain in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movements, which may be diarrhea, constipation, or both. With IBS, you have these symptoms without any visible signs of damage or disease in your digestive tract.” “IBS-C is primarily constipation and IBS-D is primarily diarrhea,” said Athar Ghannam, MD, Family Medicine resident at ...

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    GRAND BLANC, Mich.— McLaren Health Care, with several hospitals and dozens of outpatient facilities covering the majority of the state, is included on the list of Michigan’s Largest Employers for 2022 from Crain’s Detroit Business . With 19,914 employees, McLaren Health Care landed at no. 11 on the list of nearly 150 landmark Michigan-based businesses. “Being included on this list — and listed so near the top — affirms the value that our team members see McLaren as an employer of choice where you can ha...

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    Deborah Burns, 71, of Grand Blanc was having trouble breathing. After a visit to her family doctor, she was referred to a cardiologist   who discovered that she had a severely narrowed aortic valve and possible blockages in her coronary arteries that were causing her to be short of breath. After a full work up and two heart catherization procedures, Dr. Fouad Azoury , who is a member of the multi-disciplinary structural heart team at McLaren Flint, discussed her results and initially decided on per...

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    McLaren Flint Rehabilitation and Therapy Services offer a wide range of physical therapy, sports medicine, neurologic rehabilitation, vestibular therapy for balance and dizziness, lymphedema treatment, and women’s rehabilitation services.  McLaren offers a comprehensive Women's Therapy Program in the following treatment areas: pelvic pain, incontinence, bowel problems, lymphedema, osteoporosis, and postural change, pre-surgical and post-surgical pelvic floor, post-surgical breast cancer, pregnancy ...

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    McLaren Flint is pleased to announce March’s Outstanding Employee of the month, Ashley Hicks, RN. Hicks was presented the honor by hospital leadership on March 22, 2022. “I must say it is nice to be recognized for all your hard work and to know it doesn’t go unnoticed,” said Hicks. “Most of all I am so thankful to work with such a great team." Patient care is what I love most about nursing, getting to spend time with each of my patients. Helping them heal, reach their goals, and even be the support they...