CareConnection

Spring/Summer 2019

MAKO robotic-arm assisted knee replacement surgery relieves Sarah Allen from joint pain and has her back on her feet just a day after surgery.

A Recipe for

Joint Pain Relief

In her early 70s, Sarah developed osteoarthritis, a condition that occurs when the cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down over time. When she mentioned the pain to her podiatrist, he referred her to Timothy Gibson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and medical director of the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center.

Lori’s Back Throws

Her a Curveball

In her 50s, Lori developed osteoarthritis in her knees – nothing unusual for her age or history of sports – but by June 2017, the pain was unbearable. Oftentimes, pain in the knees or legs can be linked to injuries in the spine. Gary Ohashi, M.D. ordered an MRI scan on her lumbar spine and referred her to the Spine Health Center at Orange Coast Medical Center.

Edinger Medical

Group Pediatrician

of Patient Care

Celebrates 50 Years

It has been a big year for Edinger Medical Group’s pediatrician, Burton Willis, M.D., who recently celebrated his 50th year caring for kids. During his tenure with the practice, Dr. Willis has received a myriad of awards and acknowledgments, and has achieved great heights in his career.

Be Sun Smart: Protect Yourself

From UV Radiation

Tuesday, June 4
Lecture: 4 – 5 p.m.
Screening: 5 – 6 p.m.
Orange Coast Medical Center

Fortunately, most skin cancers are curable when detected early. Please join Dermatologist, Tien Q. Nguyen, M.D., to learn more. Complimentary skin screenings will be provided by Dr. Nguyen and Oncologist, Sarah Hassan, M.D., following the presentation. Registration is required. Screening is optional.

Shoulder Replacement:

Q&A

The MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Orange Coast Medical Center offers a range of services to help improve the quality of life for patients living with severe or debilitating joint disease. In addition to knee and hip replacement, shoulder replacement options are also offered. Trong B. Nguyen, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and medical director of the Total Shoulder Replacement Program at the MemorialCare Joint Replacement Center at Orange Coast Medical Center, provides answers to frequently asked questions.

Double the Benefits

An IRA charitable rollover gift can benefit both you and the patients at Orange Coast Medical Center! By taking a distribution from your IRA this year, you will likely pay more in taxes and might even find yourself in a higher tax bracket. 

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine specialists do more than treat athletes; they are also an excellent resource for individuals who wish to become active or start a new exercise program.

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MemorialCare is a nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system that includes leading hospitals – Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center; award-winning medical groups – MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; MemorialCare Select Health Plan; and convenient outpatient health centers, imaging centers, surgical centers and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

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