Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

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Thyroid Abnormalities and Options for Treatment

When an individual experiences unexpected weight gain, low energy, or mood changes, one of their first impulses might be to question their thyroid function. A gland located in the base of the neck, the thyroid produces hormones necessary for many essential bodily functions.

Left: Dr. Victor Sierpina performs acupuncture on a patient. Right: The Island Farmacy is a community garden created to improve the health of the Galveston community.

An Integrative Approach to Wellness

Each new year, resolutions abound, with many people taking a renewed interest in their health and wellness – like losing weight or finding ways to overcome chronic pain.

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Wear Red Day

UTMB personnel across all campuses donned red on Feb. 3 to kick off American Heart Month! See more photos!

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Split or Shared Visit FAQ

We continue to receive great questions from providers concerning split or shared visits for both outpatient and inpatient services.

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Nicholas DeFilippis, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas DeFilippis, the Academy of Master Clinicians' February Clinician of the Month.

Exterior view of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic located in Bay Colony Town Center

January Winner - Where in the UTMB

Congratulations to Ursula Sedgwick, Coding, Billing and Reimbursement Auditor in the Office of Institutional Compliance.


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