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Functional Medicine Specialist to Present on Hypothyroidism

Rob Downey, MD, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Director of South Peninsula Hospital Functional Medicine Clinic, will discuss hypothyroidism at a community presentation on Wednesday, January 30 from 6-7pm. The presentation will address the factors that affect your thyroid function and lifestyle behaviors for optimal thyroid health.
The event takes place at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College at 202 Pioneer Hall, 533 E Pioneer Avenue in Homer. It is free and open to the public.

Free Diabetes Screening

Happy New Year 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.

This includes:

  • 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.

Living Well Alaska – NEW DATES!

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 wellness@sphosp.org.

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South Peninsula Hospital welcomes new oncologist

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes Darren Mullins, MD, Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine to their medical staff.

Dr. Mullins received his undergraduate degree in 1987 from the University of Alabama where he also completed medical school. Dr. Mullins completed the Internal Medicine Residency at the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine in 1994 and went on to complete his Medical Oncology Fellowship training at the University Of Virginia Health Sciences Center.

Congratulations Hal Smith, MD

After 32 years of practicing emergency medicine in Homer, Harold “Hal” Smith, MD, retired in September from South Peninsula Hospital.

During most of his time at SPH he served as the Medical Director of the hospital’s Emergency Department, serving as the champion for systems development, recruitment and advancing practices.  Examples of recent improvements was supporting the tele-connection to Kachemak Emergency Services ambulances for in-field connection to patient vitals and health data to better prepare the emergency department for their arrival, and the adoption of tele-stroke, web-based telemedicine which allows a consulting neurologist to get their eyes on a patient within minutes of their arrival to the Emergency Room.

Welcome Chris Landess, MD

South Peninsula Hospital welcomes Christopher Landess, MD, to the medical staff and Emergency Department. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, specializing in Emergency Medicine.
Landess recently moved to Homer from Knoxville, Tennessee, though not a stranger to Alaska. He was raised in Sterling, and is excited about the opportunity to return home to share and explore the great land with his wife and teenage son.…

Letter from the CEO

To the Community,

The situation reported in a recent newspaper article continues to be a priority for our organization and we are deeply sensitive to the issues. Making sure we have a climate of dignity and respect, for both our patients and staff