Find out the latest news about Healthcare Associates in Medicine (HCA) and our providers.
DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING COLOR-CODED MAPS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRACTOGRAPHY
HCA's board certified neurosurgeon Dr. Ami Raval recently published an article in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery medical journal. The clinical study concluded color-coded maps (CCM) are a preferred alternative to time-consuming tractography in predicting neurological outcomes after brain tumor resection. Click here to view more.
CASTLE CONNOLLY TOP DOCTORS FOR 2021
Congratulations to our providers that were selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2021! With elite designation dating back as early as 1999, our providers continue to receive annual recognition for their outstanding accomplishments and dedication to their fields.
The selection process to earn the title of Top Doctor® has made Castle Connolly a trusted source for consumers to find quality care. Physicians must be nominated by a peer and vetted by Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. Doctors cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team. Doctors cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly guide. Honors are given by providing the best possible patient care and earning the respect of their associates.
NO PAIN, ONLY GAIN
Thanks to a successful hip replacement performed by our orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Hip-Flores, local realtor Tom Laresca was back to work just one week after surgery. Click here for the full story and here to watch a video about Mr. Laresca's recovery from total hip replacement surgery.
SLIME & PLAY-DOH HELP SOOTHE CHILDREN IN TIMES OF STRESS
Featured in National Geographic is our pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Marie Briody explaining how substances like Play-Doh and slime are soothing to children. "Positive sensory input is activating more of the parasympathetic nervous system so we feel that we're OK." Click here to learn more about how slimes and squishies soothe children in times of stress. Plus there are 5 DIY squishy recipes you can try at home to help your child de-stress.
STRUGGLING WITH REMOTE LEARNING?
Our neuropsychologist Dr. Marie Briody, and our board certified pediatric neurologist Dr. Steven Schwartzberg are featured in National Geographic discussing how sensory input affects children's behavior and learning. Click here to learn tips to help your child with some of the most common unfocused behavior, and let us know what works for you!
CENTER FOR HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT
With the recent expansion of the Center for Hip and Knee Replacement, our board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Hip-Flores performed the first joint replacement at SIUH’s south site. Click here to learn more about how the OR team, including our board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Gross, introduced its Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for total joint replacement patients and methods to minimize the use of narcotics after surgery.
IN THE WAKE OF
Click here to watch neurosurgeon Dr. Ami Raval discuss how Healthcare Associates in Medicine has adjusted in response to COVID-19.
ON-AIR WITH ELVIS DURAN OF Z100!
Good news! HCA's very own Dr. Vincent Ruggiero and staff received a shout-out on today's Elvis Duran Show for taking great care of Elvis' mother-in-law! Dr. Ruggiero is one of our orthopedic hand, wrist, & elbow specialists, along with Dr. Lauren Grossman. He is mentioned at the 5:30 mark in this Daily Highlight clip.
Neuropsychologist Marie Briody, PhD was recently featured on "Special Needs Topics", hosted by Frank James. She discusses in depth the importance of early detection when experiencing neurological conditions such as dyslexia.
Neurosurgeon Dr. Ami Raval Discusses Sacroiliac Joint Diagnosis & Treatment Options. An important but often overlooked cause of low back pain may be the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Unresolved low back pain, hip, groin or leg pain may be coming from the SI joint. Learn about SI joint pain, diagnosis and treatment with the iFuse Implant from Dr. Ami Raval.