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Best Doctors in America 2018

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

Male and female Washington University physiciansCongratulations to the Washington University physicians that have been placed on the Best Doctors List in America for 2018. Of the 1,357 physicians on the list, one out of every three Best Doctors in St. Louis is a Washington University Physician. 

MyChart

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

young man looking at computerMyChart is an online patient portal for patients of Washington University Physicians and BJC Healthcare,  Whether you’re at work, on the road, or at home, MyChart allows you to securely access your test results, messages from your doctor and your key medical information. 

Are you going to be a new grandparent? Read this!

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

grandma holding babyYou’ve just gotten the most exciting news from your daughter and son-in-law – they are having a baby and you are going to be a grandmother in eight short months! But then she asked you to see your doctor to get a booster vaccine for pertussis, called a Tdap. Is this really necessary? Or is your daughter just being overprotective?

Shelby Dickison
Child Health
General Health
Primary Care
Rachel C. Orscheln

Tipping the scales in the right direction

Publish Date: 10/18/2018

weight loss before and after pictures of ElaineThis is the true story of Elaine Lannom. Elaine was tired. She was tired of being overweight even though she exercised, tired of being out of breath, tired of barely squeezing through the turnstiles at baseball games, and tired of her limited choices when shopping for clothes. Elaine was especially worried about the effect her weight was having on her overall health and risk for diabetes.

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General Health
Gastroenterology
Weight Management
Vladimir M Kushnir

C. Diff – When Good Bacteria goes AWOL

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

bacteria in colonNot another trip to the bathroom! Your diarrhea is relentless and the abdominal cramps are severe, you don’t want to leave the house for fear you might have an embarrassing accident. You’ve heard about C. diff, but don’t know much about the condition. Could this be what is causing your symptoms?

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General Health
General Medicine
Internal Medicine
Thomas J. Bartholet

My Chart – YOUR Secure Online Health Connection

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

young woman looking at cell phoneFor patients of Washington University Physicians and BJC Healthcare, MyChart is an online patient portal that gives you secure access to your medical record.  The “one patient, one record” approach is designed to streamline the healthcare connection with your medical providers.

The Right Plan of Attack

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

EKG in shape of heartYou made the right decision when you went to the emergency room with classic heart attack symptoms. However, chest pain plus trip to emergency room can sometimes equal over-testing. Here is what you need to know about which tests are appropriate and necessary for chest pain when you are in the emergency room.

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General Health
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
David L. Brown
Peter D Panagos

A is for Ankle Arthritis

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

xray of ankleYour morning walks are painful, and you’ve noticed swelling and warmth around the ankle. The pain has gradually increased to the point of severely limiting your activities. Your doctor suspects arthritis in the ankle and referred you to an orthopedic specialist. What happens next?

Related Articles
General Health
Orthopedic Surgery
Jeffrey E. Johnson
Jeremy J. McCormick
Sandra E. Klein

Healthy Living Speaker Series

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

happy older couple It’s no secret, our bodies change in ways we wish they wouldn’t. Aging bones and muscles translate to daily aches, while diseases interrupt our lives. It helps to know more about the medical conditions that affect us as we age, and how to treat them.

Washington University Physicians and Delmar Gardens invite you to attend free lectures on a range of medical topics that pertain to the health of people over the age of 60.

Healthy Living Speaker Series

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

mature happy couple working in gardenIt’s no secret, our bodies change in ways we wish they wouldn’t. Aging bones and muscles translate to daily aches, while diseases interrupt our lives.

It helps to know more about the medical conditions that affect us as we age, and how to treat them.

Washington University Physicians and Delmar Gardens invite you to attend free lectures on a range of medical topics that pertain to the health of people over the age of 60.