Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

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Care for Every Type of Brain Injury

This year’s theme for Brain Injury Awareness Month, observed each year in March, focuses on recognizing the patient as an individual and acknowledging that every brain injury is different.

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Focus on Colorectal Health

With three fellowship-trained colorectal surgeons now serving patients across UTMB Health campuses, opportunities to receive this valuable care are more abundant than ever.

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World TB Day Highlights, Prevention, Risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes March 24 as World TB Day, bringing awareness to the impact of tuberculosis (TB), prevention efforts, and challenges that prevent the eradication of this disease.

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Spring Eyewear Trunk Show

The UTMB Eye Center will host a Spring Eyewear Trunk Show March 20 to 24

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Colorectal Cancer Screening: Medicare Changes Coverage Policy

As of 2022, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women and the second overall when men and women are combined. It is the third most common cancer diagnosis in men and in women in the USA. The majority of this type of cancer is found in people older than 50, however, colorectal cancer is on the rise in young adults and has been for years. Effective January 1, 2023, Medicare has changed its policy coverage for colorectal screening and reduced the patient responsibility.

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Bilal Farhan, MD, FACS

Congratulations to Dr. Bilal Farhan, the Academy of Master Clinicians' March Clinician of the Month.

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February Winner - Where in the UTMB

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


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