What You Need to Know About Heart Failure
Luis Hernandez, M.D., FACC, leads the Heart Failure program at Monument Health Heart and Vascular Institute. He is fellowship-trained in both Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology. Dr. Hernandez is passionate about empowering heart failure patients to find success in their diagnosis.
Ask the Doc: What you need to know about emergency medicine
Nobody loves a visit to the emergency room, but everyone is grateful for emergency care when they need it.
My Space: Danny Morris
Rapid City Guest Services offers free valet services to Rapid City Hospital patients and their families at both the Cancer Care Institute and the Fifth Street Entrance. While most people think of valet services only being available at high-end restaurants or hotels, Monument Health believes its patients are VIPs who deserve this curbside service.
Helping them live
Deb Fredrich wasn’t sure she wanted to be a hospice volunteer, but gently rocking a 2-month-old infant — ill with brain cancer — changed her forever. More than three decades later, she’s still touching lives as a Monument Health volunteer.
Ask the Doc: What you need to know about asthma and allergies
Otolaryngologists V. Richard Bowen, M.D., and Loren Jones, M.D., answer some common questions about asthma and allergies.
Ask the Doc: What do you listen to during surgery?
Research has shown that listening to music can enhance focus, boost cognitive function and improve your mood. Here are some of the bands, genres and artists preferred by Monument Health surgeons.
Ask the Doc: What you need to know about antibiotic resistance
Antimicrobial resistant infections or antibiotic resistant infections are one of the leading concerns of health care organizations across the world. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a well known example of an antimicrobial resistant bacteria. MRSA causes staph infections and is carried by one to two people in every hundred.
Ask the Doc: What you need to know about atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is the most common heart arrhythmia. It is an irregular heartbeat that causes a chaotic, disorganized and very rapid rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart.
Ask the Doc: What You Need to Know About Mental Health
James Hellekson, M.D., explains how we can help improve our mental health, as well as how to help others who may be struggling.
Ask the Doc: What You Need to Know About ROSA Knee Surgery
No two bodies are exactly the same and getting a precise knee implant — that fits the patient’s anatomy — is crucial to comfort, motion and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. Kipp Gould, D.O. and Daniel Lochmann, M.D. explain how the ROSA Knee system can help a surgeon during total knee replacement.
Ask the Doc: Diabetes
Diabetes affects 1 in 10 Americans, but it’s still largely misunderstood by the general public. Sonalika Khachikian, M.D., explains the different types, factors that put you at risk and treatment options once you’re diagnosed.
Ask the Doc: Robotic-Assisted Bariatric Surgery
Jacob Weasel, M.D., a General Surgeon at Monument Health’s Rapid City Clinic on Fifth Street, explains how bariatric surgery can help patients beyond simply losing weight. With the use of the da Vinci Surgical System robot-assisted technology, he helps patients live fuller, healthier lives.
Ask The Docs: Sunburns and Skin Cancer
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but Black Hills Dermatologists Dr. Siri Knutsen-Larson and Dr. Christopher Gasbarre firmly believe that protecting your skin should be a year-round priority, even for children. More than 3.3 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. It remains the most common form of cancer in the United States.