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Virtual Visits: The Doctor will See You Now

Publish Date: 4/16/2020

Man at computer talking to doctorDuring these unusual times we want to make sure your health care needs are being met. Washington University Physicians is now offering virtual visits (also known as telemedicine or telehealth) for many of our specialties.

Everyone gets older ... specialty primary care for the process of aging

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

Throughout life’s different stages, doctors are relied on for our health and well-being -- from pediatricians to primary care physicians, and everything in between.

Because every phase of life brings its own unique needs, people need to change doctors accordingly. Washington University Geriatric Care offers compassionate primary care for adults age 60 and older.

 

Timothy Holden
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General Health
Geriatric Medicine

Don't let a sinus infection blow your day (or week)

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

woman with sinus headacheIt is that time of year. You thought it was just another cold, but this one just wouldn’t go away. The sinus pain and pressure gave you a constant headache. The over-the-counter cold remedies were powerless to give you any relief. All signs pointed to a sinus infection or sinusitis -- it was time to see a doctor.

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General Health
Otolaryngology

Burns, not as easy as 1-2-3

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

You thought the stove burner was turned off … it wasn’t. Your hand blistered immediately and the pain was intense. You’ve just gotten a second degree burn. How do you know if you need to see a doctor?

Elaine Hutchison
General Health
Primary Care

Robotic surgery is down-sized for pediatric urology patients

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

boy playing with toy robots Your child kept complaining his stomach hurt, but you thought he was exaggerating and the pain would eventually go away. Then one day you saw blood in his urine and knew it was time to call the doctor.

Child Health
Gino J. Vricella
Paul F. Austin

A shot against cancer

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

group of teenagersA vaccine that could protect my child against cancer? How can I say no?  Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States -- causing many types of cancers in both women and men. The HPV vaccination has been shown to prevent these cancers and is now recommended for all preteens, girls and boys, starting around age 11 or 12.

Daisy Zhou
Child Health
Pediatrics

Diagnosing toxic exposures

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

toxic chemicalsLife can get toxic in the most unexpected ways.  You can’t remember exactly when you started feeling sick, but a few years ago you had a metal-on-metal hip placement and you wonder if metal poisoning (metallosis) might be the cause of your recent symptoms.  

General Health
Medical Toxicology
Evan S Schwarz

The extraordinary gift of donating your body to science

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

body donor appreciation ceremonyHave you ever considered donating your body to science? This selfless gift has far-reaching effects in helping medical students gain an in-depth understanding of the human anatomy -- which is the absolute core of a medical education. The knowledge gained by the medical students, residents, fellows and clinical researchers is used to help improve the health of generations to come.

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Mini-Med School -- in a class by itself

Publish Date: 1/16/2020

books and stethoscopeNo MCATs required! The 2020 spring session of Washington University School of Medicine’s Mini-Med School (MMS) is now open for registration. MMS is in its 21st year and is still considered one of St. Louis' best kept secrets.

Best Doctors in America 2019

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

group of doctorsCongratulations to the Washington University Physicians that have been recognized on the 2019-2020 Best Doctors List. Washington University Physicians has more Best Doctors than any other physician group in St. Louis.