Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Spotlight: Premier Back Rehabilitation Center

Open MRI of Pueblo would like to shine a light on the father-son team of Dr. Jere and Mark Sutton at Premier Back Rehabilitation Center, P.C.  The Suttons display a unique perspective on the treatment of their patients both in terms of their commitment to servicing the community, and in their specific methodology as well.   Dr. Sutton holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and spent a good portion of his career as an Orthopedic Surgeon.   Mark Sutton, MBA, CLE, serves as the practice administrator.

Mark remembers accompanying his father on house calls as a child in northeast Oklahoma.  That same commitment to community, lead his father to join the Air Force as a Flight Surgeon at 38 years old.  Dr. Sutton was a pilot for many years, and Mark, following in his footsteps, joined the Civil Air Patrol, where he still serves, upon returning from a five year stay in the Netherlands working as a tax consultant. Both Suttons are now integral contributors to the Pueblo community and Open MRI of Pueblo is proud to have them as a referring medical office.

Premier Back Rehabilitation Center approaches treatment with the goal of total wellness for the patient.  “We know they have back pain, but we know other things are going on as well,” notes Mark. He continues, “Not only physically, but spiritually, the entire organism needs treatment.”  Their guidance extends to diet and sleep as well. From a patient’s perspective, Premier Back Rehabilitation Center strives to create a “non-medical” experience. From the furniture and décor, to the smells one experiences, the clinic is designed to be as much like a friend’s home as possible.

To meet Dr. Jere and Mark Sutton, call 719-544-1161, or visit the office at 1515 Fortino Blvd., Suite 150.

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Spotlight: Rocky Mountain Primary Care Clinic, LLC

We want to shine a light on the office manager there, Melissa Caporicci.

Melissa is one of our favorite referrers, and a wonderful administrator to deal with. She always juggles so many tasks, and she always does it with a smile on her face.

She says, “We are able to meet the needs of our patients and service them at all times; we’re always here.”

A fun fact about Melissa is that she was born 13 weeks early, and only at 2lbs. She struggled a lot, but that just drives her, giving her faith and hope, that all patients will pull through.

“If not for the nursing staff, I would not have made it.”

To pay Melissa a visit and meet the rest of their awesome staff, call (719) 924-9398 or visit their office: 208 W 8th St, Pueblo, CO 81003.

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Focusing on Vessel Architectural Imaging for Brain Cancer

Thanks to a team of Danish and American researchers, headed by Kim Mouridsen of Aarhus University, a new MRI technique can help find patients most likely to have successful results after a new treatment for severe brain tumors.

There are 260 Danish patients every year who experience the most aggressive brain tumor. Typically, patients only survive between a few and 18 months; only 3.5% live for 5 years past diagnosis.

The drug treatments work by inhibiting the growth of new blood vessels within the tumor.

Mourisden says, “Getting more knowledge about what the blood vessels in the tumor look like will also give us a better understanding the mechanisms which are decisive for the efficacy of the treatment.”

For the full article about the research, click here; for more information about MRIs and its capabilities, call us today.

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Tips from the Thinnest State: Colorado

Even with California full of celebrities on expensive diets and Florida and Jersey full of avid gym-goers, the healthiest state is Colorado.

Here’s the 2012 Adult Obesity Prevalence Map from the CDC.

 

Colorado has only 20.5% of obese adults among its population. Even though it’s raised since this WebMD article, the tips remain the same.

James O. Hill, PhD and director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Denver Campus of the University of Colorado  (and also the co-founder of America on the Move, a nonprofit organization promoting healthier lifestyles), compiled 7 starting points for how Colorado does what it does:

  1. Maintain: As our friends at Carlsbad Open MRI recently posted, maintaining your weight instead of trying to lose it is often easier and more effective.
  2. Health Culture: Colorado residents are lucky to live in a place that values physical activity. The state shows its residents it cares with parks for physical activity and things like that.
  3. Start Small: Like maintaining your weight, you don’t want to take on too much too fast, or you’ll be more likely to give up. Hill suggests walking an extra 1,000 steps in a day and keeping an eye on your portions each meal.
  4. Environment Audit: Colorado might have an advantage with mild weather year-round, but that doesn’t mean other states can’t step up their physical activity as well. There should be parks, employers who encourage exercise, and more healthy food choices than unhealthy.
  5. Work in a Team: Hill says that most health programs see it as a competition – who is most effective? When, really, different programs work differently for different programs. Don’t be afraid to mix and match strategies. Part of Colorado’s success is that the public, private, and academic sectors all work together.
  6. Welcome Everyone: Colorado being named the healthiest state has attracted a wave of new, health conscious residents. As states increase available activities and healthy food options, more residents will be drawn to that area.
  7. Stay humble: Colorado knows that there’s always room for improvement, and they’re working just as hard to stay in the “blue” area as they did to get there. In fact, Hill says they’re looking for even more improvement. Never get comfortable!

We already are a healthy state, so let’s keep it that way. Use Open MRI of Pueblo to keep track of your body and stay healthy.

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