Health Notes

Finding the Right Doctor for YOU

by Katina Gordon on August 29, 2014

Let’s face it. Finding a physician can sometimes feel like a challenge. You want a health care provider that not only fits your medical needs, but one that feels right and one you can trust.

No matter where you are on the health spectrum, Methodist Physicians Clinic has more than 220 providers that can fit your needs – from pediatrics, family and internal medicine to OB/GYN, orthopedics and cardiology health care services. Our goal is to give you the information to make an educated choice – finding a provider who fits your needs and lifestyle.

On our Bestcare website, there are many ways to find a provider. Click the links below to discover how to:

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NICU Reunion Brings Families Home to Methodist

by Katina Gordon on August 25, 2014

8-25-14 NICU ReunionThey came by 1s and 2s, even in 3s, 4s and 5s. From the very tiny to the growing tall, the Methodist Women’s Hospital NICU Reunion was filled with smiles of every size.

“It’s really fun to see them as they get older,” said Carrie Furley, RN, a nurse at the Methodist Women’s Hospital NICU. “You have to watch for the parents though, because the babies look so different than when they left.”

More than 500 babies, children and their grateful parents attended the annual event celebrating healthy exits from the NICU. There were cookies and lemonade, face painting, sidewalk chalk, a coloring contest, photo booth and plenty of friends. Parents say it’s important to come back not just to say thank you, but to rekindle relationships built during an emotionally exhausting time.

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Does Your Immunization Awareness Need a Booster?

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Despite what many people may claim on the television or internet, vaccines are often considered the greatest medical advancement of modern medicine. How many people have you known to have had tetanus or diphtheria? Probably none! What a testament to the success of vaccinations! Although many of us have heard our grandparents talk about measles, […]

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Weight Management Program Goes Beyond the Scale

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Anne Maher Moore has lost more than 20 pounds over the last six months. But the weight loss is really just a wonderful side effect of an even bigger focus on better health… one that started with a visit with her Methodist Physicians Clinic doctor. “I wanted to find balance in mind, body and spirit,” […]

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Pathology Provides Lifesaving Diagnosis

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Sometimes, a diagnosis can be complicated. When the care team is searching for answers they often turn to the team of scientists at the Methodist Hospital Pathology Center – Schenken Pavilion for the answers they seek. Pathology, in the simplest of terms, is the study and diagnosis of disease and a patient’s general health. But […]

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Doctor, Mother, Survivor: Meet Dr. Lori Platt

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Dr. Lori Platt with her husband Matt Rase and daughters Vivian and Estelle. “I’m not afraid of death or of dying. I’m only scared of leaving my husband without a wife and my kids without a mom.” Lori Platt, MD, OB/GYN with Methodist Physicians Clinic Council Bluffs, was not yet eight months pregnant with her […]

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Expansion Project Brings The Meaning of Care to Gretna

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Methodist Health System and Gretna City officials turn dirt at the new location for Methodist Physicians Clinic in Gretna. (L to R) John Fraser, President and CEO of Methodist Health System; William Shiffermiller, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Methodist Hospital; Todd Grages, President and CEO of Methodist Physicians Clinic; Jim Timmerman, mayor of […]

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Methodist Donations Boost Backpack Numbers

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The Methodist Health System finance department pooled resources to collect backpacks and school supplies for the KETV 7 Can Help Kids/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program sponsored by Methodist Health System. Backpacks and school supplies are quickly filling up blue barrels at Methodist hospitals and Methodist Physicians Clinics across the metro, and Methodist employees are doing […]

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Patient Receives Quality Care in the Cath Lab

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I recently had surgery in the Cath Lab and stayed overnight. The two nurses in the Cath Lab were Heidi and Linda, and they were amazing! The overall surgery done by Dr. Jeff Mahoney, along with his care given to me during a second opinion which lead to the surgery, was fantastic. Once in recovery, […]

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Making it Easy to Give

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Giving should be easy. And donating to the KETV 7 Can Help Kids/Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Program sponsored by Methodist Health System is as easy as going through the drive-through. Valet services at Methodist Hospital offer “drive through donations” to anyone looking to give. You can drop off donations with a valet at the North […]

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