Project Homeless Connect is on January 29, 2020 from 9am-4pm at Homer United Methodist Church. This a one-day event for homeless or nearly homeless individuals and families to connect with resources, assistance and supplies to help them on their journey to stability. Free transportation, free haircuts, free food, free childcare and free winter supplies are just a few of the things available that day.
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South Peninsula Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Larsen, Board Certified General Surgeon, to its Active Medical Staff.
Dr. Larsen attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi and completed his general surgical residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa and James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. Since starting his practice in 2001, he has worked at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Virginia and at Stone Crest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tennessee, where he also served as the Trauma Director.
South Peninsula Hospital welcomes Carol Klamser, DNP, as a new family practice provider at South Peninsula Hospital. She will begin her practice in the hospital’s specialty clinic at the same building, 4201 Bartlett Street, on Friday, Nov. 15. Appointments with Carol can be made at 235-0310.
Although there are many causes of back pain, one of the more common is facet arthritis. The facet joint provides stability to the vertebral column of the back and the facets in the lower back often develop debilitating back pain. One might experience pain with rising from a sitting position or from riding in a car.…
Here are a few tips for your health as the southern peninsula gets more smoke from the Swan Lake fire:
The biggest health threat from smoke is from fine particles. These microscopic particles can get into your eyes and respiratory system, where they can cause health problems such as burning eyes, runny nose, and illnesses such as bronchitis.…
Homer Medical Center is offering free sports physicals at a one-day clinic on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for high school students who need a physical for participation in school sanctioned activities. Appointments are not required, and exams are offered from 10am-4pm at the Homer Medical Center clinic on Bartlett Street. Exams are offered free of charge by providers from Homer Medical Center.
Parents are asked to complete the History Form and if applicable the Special Needs Supplemental form and bring this entire document with them to the clinic.
Pre-participation exam form (PDF)
South Peninsula Hospital Orthopedics and the office of Brent Adcox, MD, welcome Dharti Patel, Physician Assistant, to their care team. Patel moved to Homer this month from New York City, where she was a hand & wrist orthopedic PA at New York Hand and Wrist Center of Lennox Hill Hospital. Prior to that she worked for five years at Mount Sinai Hospital as an orthopedic PA. She is a graduate of St. Johns University in New York.
Sequoia Snow Bettinger was born January 1st, 2019 at 8:00am. She weighed 9 pounds, 3 oz and was 21.5 inches long. Her parents are Allyse and Owen Bettinger. Sequoia was caught by dad and Dana Whittaker, Certified Nurse Midwife from Homer Medical Center.
Homer Medical is helping you start the year off well with a free Diabetes Screening for patients without current diabetes diagnosis.
- Point of Care diabetes screening blood test (HbA1C)
- 30 minute visit with PeggyEllen Kleinleder, RN, Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator
- Consult to review the test results
- Diabetes education on healthy eating for prediabetes, diabetes and diabetes prevention
- Blood pressure check
- Free take-home materials.
Daytime and evening appointments are available! Call 235-8586. And don’t delay, as this offer is good only for the month of January. It is free, and no insurance is required.
The upcoming Living Well Alaska Workshop Series has been postponed one week – great news for you if you haven’t signed up yet and want to!
Living Well Alaska is a six-session weekly workshop for adults with ongoing health conditions and their family or caregivers. Developed by Stanford University and endorsed by the Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Living Well workshops help you take control of your ongoing health condition, rather than letting it control you.
Put the life back in your life!
The next workshops will be on Wednesdays, January 16 – February 20, 2019 from 4:30-6:30pm at Homer Medical Center. The cost is $10 for the entire six-week series. For more information and to register, please call the SPH Health & Wellness Department 235-0285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.