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  • August 1, 2022 COLONOSCOPY FOLLOW UP SCREENING GUIDELINES   BACKGROUND: The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals. This guidance does not apply to people with hereditary syndromes that increase Colorectal Cancer (CRC) risk, inflammatory bowel disease, serrated polyposis syndrome, or personal or family history of CRC. These guidelines consider colonoscopy results alone and do not evaluate the...

  • July 1, 2022 Diabetes Control in the Elderly   SUMMARY: Management of the elderly patient with diabetes promote relaxed targets and avoidance of aggressive control. Choice of diabetes medications in the elderly requires careful assessment of hypoglycemic risk 1 . Adults > 65 years of age with diabetes should be a high priority for depression screening and treatment.   MANAGEMENT: Individualize Targets and Goals 2 7 - 7.5% is reasonable for healthy patients over age 65 with no or few comorbi...

  • June 15, 2022 Current Procedural Terminology Category II Codes (CPT-2 Codes)   WHAT ARE CPT-2 CODES: They describe the following: Clinical components, such as those typically included in evaluation, management, or other clinical services. Results from clinical laboratory or radiology tests and other procedures. Identified processes intended to address patient safety practices (such as fall risk). Services reflecting compliance with state or federal law.   PURPOSE: CPT II codes help define nati...

  • A local organization sends love to hospital-bound children on Valentine’s Day. It’s more than just a teddy bear. A trip to the hospital can be frightening for anyone. But for children, it can feel especially lonely. This was the motivation behind UR My Valentine from U CAN-CER VIVE , the local organization founded by siblings Kelley and Ryan LaFontaine of the LaFontaine Automotive Group. Days before Valentine’s Day, a well-wishing U CAN-CER VIVE team made a delivery of teddy bears to McLaren Clarkston t...

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    Diane Wenninger, BSN, MSA, has been named chief nursing officer at McLaren Oakland, the 328-bed acute care hospital in Pontiac. She assumes her role effective January 6, 2020. “McLaren Oakland is an outstanding place to receive care and I am excited to work with a very caring and committed nursing staff,” Wenninger said. “I look forward to collaborating with our physicians and teams to continually advance our care and services.” Wenninger brings years of nursing experience to her position, most recently...

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    McLaren Clarkston announced today that Carrie Wheeler, manager of specialty services at the Clarkston campus on Sashabaw, will serve a one-year term as the president of the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Wheeler has been a supporter of the Clarkston community for many years. She has been a member of the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce for 11 years and in November of this year was awarded the President’s Award. This award is given to the Chamber member that the current president feels best ex...

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    Theodore Ruza, DO, has accepted the position as medical director of the $1.3 million expanded senior behavioral health unit at McLaren Oakland. Prior to joining the McLaren medical staff, Dr. Ruza worked as the director of Botsford Senior Assessment Center since 2007 and acted as Botsford General Hospital’s 2002 Chief of Staff. Dr. Ruza still resides as a clinical instructor for medical students at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Ruza continues to be very prominent within the field of psychia...

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    In July 2019, Shivajee Nallamothu, DO, FAOAO , has joined McLaren Medical Group working at the McLaren Oakland Orthopedic Surgery office and McLaren Oakland, a 338-bed medical center dedicated to providing healthcare services to individuals in Pontiac and the surrounding Oakland County area. Leading up to him joining the McLaren Medical Group team, Dr. Nallamothu received his medical degree in orthopedic medicine from Michigan State University in 1994 and continued on to complete his internship and resi...

  • Our goal at Lake Orion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is to provide the best possible care for our residents. It is an honor to be named by US News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in Metro Detroit area. We are so proud of our amazing staff and team who work so well together to earn this recognition! Please take a minute to read this on U.S. News .

  • Our goal at Lake Orion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is to provide the best possible care for our residents. It is an honor to be named by US News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in Metro Detroit area. We are so proud of our amazing staff and team who work so well together to earn this recognition! Please take a minute to read this on U.S. News .