Bothwell announces clinic Thanksgiving hours

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Walk In Winchester will close at 5 pm Nov. 22 and NOT be open on Thanksgiving Day. The clinic, located at 3700 W. 10th Street, will be open from 7 am to 4 pm, Friday, Nov. 24 and be open for normal hours on Saturday, Nov. 25 All other Bothwell Regional…

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Physician assistant joins Bothwell Walk In Winchester

Kelsey Reid, PA

Kelsey Reid, a certified Physician Assistant, has joined Bothwell Walk In Winchester and will care for patients of all ages for their urgent health care needs. Physician assistants (PAs) are mid-level clinicians who provide patient care under the guidance and supervision of a collaborating physician. They can evaluate and treat illnesses, order and interpret labs…

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Fifth annual Wear for Women event Feb. 23

A record 430 women from Sedalia and surrounding communities donned their best red outfits and gathered at Foundry 324 in downtown Sedalia last February to support the Bothwell Foundation’s annual Wear Red for Women luncheon and auction. The annual event raises funds to place life-saving automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in places where people work, learn,…

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Access to your health information is at your fingertips

Hospitals and clinics nationwide use patient portals to house important patient documents, medical information and as a channel of communication between medical staff and patients. MyBothwellHealth, Bothwell Regional Health Center’s patient portal, rolled out in 2015 and has made access to health information and communication more efficient. Natalie Sims, Bothwell’s Health Information Management director, said…

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New Bothwell K9 team ready to work

“Man’s best friend” is a common phrase to describe the relationship between humans and dogs. Mike VanDeusen, Security officer and K9 handler at Bothwell Regional Health Center, has already established a strong connection with his new four-legged best friend and coworker, K9 Officer Ringo. In a little more than eight weeks on the job as…

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Saying so long to Sedalia’s cardiac care pioneer

Kenneth Azan, MD headshot

Dr. Ken Azan to retire The saying, the “third time’s the charm” doesn’t apply to Dr. Ken Azan. “I said I was going to retire at 60,” he said, “I couldn’t do it, so then I said I’d go at 65, then 70, then 75.” Now at 78, Azan said it’s finally time to hang…

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From the Expert | Do you need the shingles vaccine?

Brittany Pendergraft, MD

One of the most common questions I get asked in the clinic is, “Do I really need the shingles vaccine?” The quick answer is yes, but most people appreciate more evidence to support it. One in every three people will experience shingles in their lifetime. It most commonly affects adults over the age of 50…

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Expanding urological services

October was the start of a new partnership between Bothwell Regional Health Center and Kansas City Urology Care (KCUC). This partnership allows Bothwell to offer additional urological services provided by KCUC physicians in the hospital and clinic that will mean faster care for area patients. Dr. Philip Fracica, Bothwell’s chief medical officer, said there is…

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Understanding the new COVID-19 vaccine

Phil Fracica, MD, Chief Medical Officer headshot

In an effort to learn more about the new COVID-19 vaccinations from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, we sat down with Dr. Philip Fracica, Bothwell Regional Health Center’s chief medical officer, to get answers for frequently asked questions regarding the new vaccine. Fracica has been Bothwell’s chief medical officer since 2015. Prior to joining Bothwell, Dr. Phil…

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Annual Lub Dub to honor long-time race director

Registration now open for April 27 race The Bothwell Foundation’s annual Lub Dub 5K/10K Walk/Run will have a special focus in 2024 – honoring Rick Schlesselman, long-time foundation board member and race director who unexpectedly passed away in August. Schlesselman was a member of the foundation board since its inception in 2005 and was the…

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