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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

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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General Health

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.

No time to waste when treating necrotizing fasciitis

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

wall of colorful clocksIt was just another day working in your garden, until you scraped your leg. In just a few hours it was red and swollen, and you had a fever. You knew this was no ordinary reaction to a cut and it was time to get to the emergency room. Fortunately the doctor who examined you was quick to suspect necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial infection sometimes referred to as “flesh-eating bacteria.”

Don't ignore that mouth sore

Publish Date: 9/4/2019

It felt like a canker sore on the inside of your cheek that just wouldn’t heal, but you really weren’t worried. Fortunately, during a routine dental visit, your dentist suspected something more serious and recommended you see a head and neck oncologist to rule out or confirm oral cancer.

General Health
Otolaryngology