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Sleep Apnea Educational Seminar Offered

Sleep apnea is a common concern for many individuals.  Sleep disorders often are not recognized and those experiencing sleep difficulties are frequently not aware of treatment options.  Poor sleep can impact many medical conditions thus making a restful night’s sleep very important to one’s overall good health. 
The Greater Regional Pulmonary/Sleep Medicine Center will offer a free educational session for the public on Wednesday, November 5th in the Medical Arts Plaza Conference at Noon.  Individuals with questions about sleep will find this program an excellent opportunity to learn more about sleep apnea and treatment options.
Dr. Annie Nawab, a board certified internal medicine physician with board certification in sleep medicine, will present an educational seminar on Recognition and Management of Sleep Apnea. Lunch will be served for participants.  To pre-register, please call 641-782-3828 before November 4th.

Nawab to Present on Lung Disorders During Harvest Season

 Dr. Annie Nawab, a board certified internal medicine physician with board certification in pulmonology, will provide an educational seminar on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 on Lung Disorders and Breathing Difficulties During Harvest on Tuesday, October 28th in the Medical Arts Plaza at Greater Regional Medical Center.  Nawab recently joined the medical staff at Greater Regional.
 A meal will be served at 5:00 PM for participants and the presentation will begin at 5:30 PM.  Dr. Nawab will explain treatment options and actions individuals can take to improve their health status during the fall harvest when dealing with fall allergens and pollens along with harvest dust, etc.
 Pre-registration is required before Monday, October 27 and can be completed by calling 641-782-3828.  The public is invited to attend.

Reeves Elected Fellow by American College of Physicians

Greater Regional Medical Center celebrates the accomplishment of Steve Reeves, MD, an internal medicine physician with Greater Regional Medical Clinics on being elected a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.  The Convocation ceremony will take place in April.

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest society of internists in the world.  Internists are unique in their focus on adult medicine and are specialists who provide nonsurgical medical care. 

Fellows in ACP are a special group of doctors who are dedicated to continuing education in medical practice, teaching, or research.  Fellowship is an honorary designation given to recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Ultimately, it says the doctor cares about delivering good health care. “I want to be the best doctor I can be,” stated Reeves. “It took four years to achieve all the requirements.  Completing the additional education and requirements will make me better at what I do”. 

 “Dr. Reeves takes great pride in delivering best patient care and service,” stated Monte Neitzel, CEO.  “It’s great to see his talents are recognized by his peers.”

To be elected a Fellow, doctors must show that they are always growing and learning.  They may show this through such activities as teaching, being appointed to a hospital, performing public service, earning continuing medical education credits, publishing scientific articles and receiving advanced training.  They must also be recommended by other ACP Fellows who must attest to their character, ethics and excellence in professional medical activities.

Lenox Medical Clinic Welcomes New Provider
Darcy Rubenking, PA-C

Greater Regional Medical Center and Lenox Medical Clinic are pleased to announce Darcy Rubenking, PA-C will provide comprehensive family medical care for area residents at Lenox Medical Clinic beginning January 27, 2014. 

Rubenking, a Lenox native, attended the Iowa Methodist School of Nursing and Drake University where she obtained her Registered Nursing diploma.  After working as a nurse in Iowa and Nebraska, she attended the University of Nebraska Physician Assistant Program and obtained certification as a physician’s assistant in 1997. 

Rubenking has fifteen years of experience serving patients in the Corning and Bedford areas at Alegent Health. In addition, Rubenking has experience providing emergency department coverage. 

Rubenking welcomes all patients at Lenox Medical Clinic – 641-333-4545.

Outreach-Public Health Moving to Medical Arts Plaza

Greater Regional Outreach-Public Health is pleased to announce the relocation of their offices to the Medical Arts Plaza effective December 9, 2013.  The goal of the relocation is to add convenience for community residents seeking health on the campus of Greater Regional Medical Center.

The new address will be 1610 West Townline Street, Suite 150.  The phone number remains the same at 641-782-3545.

Immunization clinics will be held in the Medical Arts Plaza beginning Tuesday, December 10.  On the day of the clinic, please stop by Specialty Physicians and Services Clinic Suite 140 (next door to the new offices) to register for the immunization appointment. 

Given the nature of Public Health’s work in the community, the public health nurses are frequently out of the office serving the county.  It is advised to call ahead to schedule an appointment to ensure the availability of a nurse before dropping by the office.