Healthy Focus Newsletter – February 2023

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Our friendly and caring staff is knowledgeable and attentive to the needs of our patients. We are committed to providing the highest quality services and care to our patients and strive to make your experience at HCMC as stress-free as possible.

Did you know that HCMC is pleased to be one of the first medical centers in Tennessee outside of a metropolitan area to offer DaVinci Robot surgery services? Currently, the DaVinci Robot is being utilized by our urologist, two OB/GYNs and two general surgeons. With our commitment to growth, we hope to increase the number of DaVinci Robot surgery services in the future.

Services offered at the HCMC Main Campus:

STITCH IN TIME: How to Prepare for Surgery

When you’re considering a surgical solution, the familiar adage “a stitch in time saves nine” might apply. People often want to avoid surgery until all other options are exhausted; however, as the saying advises, addressing a problem right away prevents it from becoming a much bigger one.

Your surgeon can help you determine if surgery is right for you to diagnose or improve your condition, or to help prevent it from getting worse or causing other complications. Surgery, whether..Learn More

Outpatient vs Inpatient Surgery: Exploring the Differences

In the past, surgery often meant checking into the hospital, staying for several days to recover, then transitioning to an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Today, surgeons are increasingly performing these complex surgeries—even total joint replacements—on an outpatient basis. What Is the Difference? When you have an inpatient procedure, your doctor signs an order formally admitting you to the hospital. This is an important point. More than half of all hospital inpatient stays originate in the emergency room. However, if the hospital retains you for observation, and your doctor does not admit you, you are not considered an inpatient and you may be responsible for significant out-of-pocket costs your insurance may not cover. Learn More

Lifeline Blood Drive

Wednesday, February 22
9 AM-11:30 AM & 12:30 PM-4 PM
All donors will receive a free t-shirt!

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RECIPE: Spinach and Goat Cheese Omelet

Did you know that goat cheese has fewer calories than cow cheese? Try this delicious recipe for your next Sunday brunch.