Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

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What Women Need to Know About Heart Disease

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UTMB is committed to combating cardiovascular disease, which remains the number-one killer in women ahead of all cancers combined – including breast and ovarian cancers. This February, American Heart Month, members of the division are increasing awareness by contributing to education that helps save lives. Read insights from Division Chief Dr. Jneid and three of our outstanding women clinicians.

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Kidney Transplant Team Delivers Care Across Texas

Aligning with the institutional mission to increase access to care, UTMB’s Kidney Transplant Program makes great strides to help patients with end-stage kidney disease achieve better health. Through its outreach and service across Texas, the team is having a widespread impact for patients with the greatest need.

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Always Award Winners Named

Congratulations to Angleton Danbury Labor & Delivery, and the Texas City Urgent Care Clinic. These entities received the Always Award for the first quarter of FY24.

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TMJ and Treatment Modalities

TMJ dysfunction can cause localized pain to the joints, referred pain to the ears, and to the muscles that control movement of the jaw. It can also cause reduced range of motion or trismus to the mouth. Our ENT PA shares how a variety of treatment options, from night guards to medication to physical therapy, can bring relief.

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Resilient Young Patients, Life-Changing Procedures

When a child undergoes surgery, the pediatric surgeon’s impact goes beyond the operating room – it can potentially influence the trajectory of the child’s entire future. This is a privilege and a responsibility that UTMB’s newest pediatric surgeon, Maria Carmen Mora, MD, does not take for granted.

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Managing the Patient Financial Experience

Managing the patient financial experience at UTMB is a group effort, consisting of cross-functional teams within our patient care areas and our financial clearance support. Most recently, this effort has been challenged by the new mandates around price transparency and providing estimated costs prior to service delivery; and the overall trend towards patients being savvier about healthcare costs while plans become savvier about complicating reimbursement.

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Poison Prevention Week: March 17 to 23

This annual observance, slated for March 17 to 23, 2024, aims to promote awareness and safety measures against poisoning. The Southeast Texas Poison Center actively participates in this initiative, leveraging the week to enhance community understanding and preparedness.

Check out the Population Health Newsletter

Don't miss the latest edition of UTMB's Population Health Newsletter. Learn more about one of the most common causes of cancer death among American women and what screening methods can help reduce these numbers.

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John Hagedorn, II, MD

Congratulations to John Hagedorn, II, MD, the Academy of Master Clinicians' February Clinician of the Month. Dr. Hagedorn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.

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January Winner - Where in the UTMB

Congratulations to John Hagedorn, II, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He was the first to recognize the stairway between the parking garage and the hospital at League City Campus.


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