Kalispell Regional Healthcare - Archive (pediatrics)

2017
November
08,
2017
It was a beautiful summer evening on the east side of the mountains and those who were traveling to a family gathering had no idea about the tragedy soon to occur. Suddenly there were screams from the back of a pickup truck and a young man named Dyla...
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October
15,
2017
It is estimated that thousands of children are forced to leave the state for medical care annually. Currently, the distance from Kalispell to the nearest dedicated children’s health care facilities (Spokane, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Denver) is 200...
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October
05,
2017
By Austine Siomos, MD There are some foods that are easy for almost everyone to like right away. Then there are others that take a little more dedication and work. And for kids, a lot more tries! Like most things in life, these more challenging fo...
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October
02,
2017
October 1, 2017, marked the one-year anniversary of the opening of Kalispell Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed Pediatric Unit/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The Pediatric Unit/PICU is staffed with pediatric critical care physicians, pediatri...
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August
25,
2017
In 2016, Kalispell Regional Medical Center added pediatric surgery to its growing surgical services program. This included two pediatric surgeons, Federico Seifarth, MD, and Gavin Falk, MD, and a pediatric primary care/acute care nurse practitioner, ...
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August
16,
2017
Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) has officially announced the name of the new facility under construction on the east side of campus. The building will be called Montana Children’s Medical Center. “Kalispell Regional Healthcare is committed to ...
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August
10,
2017
Last month Selah was brought into the ER after burning her face with hot wax. She was admitted by Dr. Falk and looked after by the pediatric surgery team and amazing pediatric nurses. Selah's burns have healed really well and she brought a beautiful ...
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August
09,
2017
By Austine Siomos, MD Gardening is a favorite pastime of many, especially Montanans. This is a wonderful hobby that anyone, from young to old, can embrace. It fits multiple personality types. Your garden can be small, large, organized, wild, well ...
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August
08,
2017
Montana Children’s Specialists, the largest pediatric subspecialist group in the state, will open the doors of its Missoula satellite office in early August. Located at 1821 South Avenue, the satellite location will be open Monday through Friday a...
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August
07,
2017
Angelina never expected to spend her summer vacation in the hospital, but after 27 days in the PICU and pediatric ward, she is ready to run out of here. Angelina, we are so incredibly happy that you get to leave the hospital, but we are certainly goi...
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August
01,
2017
Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH) welcomes pediatric neurosurgeon Kelly Schmidt, MD, to the medical staff. She joins Drs. Thomas Origitano, Joseph Sramek, Joshua Krass and Stephen S. Campbell at the Neuroscience & Spine Institute, Department of Neu...
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July
03,
2017
Kalispell Regional Healthcare welcomes pediatric endocrinologist Alan Rice, MD, to the medical staff and the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Center. He specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with conditions such as diabetes, we...
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June
08,
2017
By Austine Siomos, MD I am fortunate enough to meet babies, children, adolescents and families every day in my clinic. I am always impressed with how many families ask me about nutrition and how to best care for their children. This often transiti...
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June
07,
2017
Mickey is a strong guy! Nearly a month ago he sustained severe burns to more than 10 percent of his body in a fire. Mickey has had to undergo daily painful dressing changes. He and his mother have taken incredible care of his injury. Through many cli...
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April
06,
2017
By Austine Siomos, MD Spring is here! One of the many joys of living here is the anticipation of change. Watching snow fall this winter, I was overjoyed by the beauty and peacefulness of this valley. Around early March I will admit to daydreaming ...
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February
07,
2017
By Austine Siomos, MD Montana winters, as far as I have experienced so far, are breathtaking, enticing and worthy of legends. They are also lengthy. Winter is the time for good stories, from family legends to Salish mythology, from the Lewis and C...
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January
24,
2017
Clay Edgmon was diagnosed with incurable Ewing's sarcoma at age 16. He shares his story, and his thoughts about living and dying well. Observations about Clay are shared by his pediatric oncologist and pediatric social worker. ...
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January
19,
2017
By Debra Guinn, MD, and Rachel Fisherkeller, CPNP-PC/AC Learn more about Montana Perinatal Center or Pediatric Surgery at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. As a parent, you know that your child isn’t “just a little adult.” Not only are their m...
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2016
December
14,
2016
By Austine Siomos, MD I have always loved the holiday season. I cannot think of a better place to be for the holidays than beautiful Montana. Winter here is snowy, breathtaking and cozy. The holidays are a wonderful time for family, friends and ce...
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December
07,
2016
The Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) pediatric surgery team first met Donald in June 2016. He walked into the clinic with his twin, Delmar, and their parents, Helen and David. Donald was a typical 3-year-old. He and his brother were wild. The...
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October
12,
2016
By Austine Siomos, MD Above all other seasons, fall is known for colors. Here in Montana, our fall colors are breathtaking golds, deep reds, dark evergreens and bright orange, to name just a few. One of my favorite things to do in fall is to co...
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August
16,
2016
By Austine Siomos, MD This article is devoted to back to school. This is by far my favorite time of year. It brings to mind the smell of new books, the crunch of leaves and, in reference to the nutritional focus of this article, the sunny sweetnes...
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July
27,
2016
In one week this July at Kalispell Regional Healthcare, four children’s lives were changed forever. Two older children were relieved from lifelong constipation for the first time, and two babies were saved from years of chronic gastrointestinal probl...
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June
28,
2016
It started for 7-year-old Aspen Olesen as a rash, leaving angry red patches over her whole body just before the weekend. Friday’s blood tests came back normal, but her continued severe nausea and inability to eat sent Aspen and her mom, Krista, to...
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June
24,
2016
Every year many Montana children leave the state for medical care. Kalispell Regional Healthcare is committed to helping Montana’s families get the care they need here at home instead of having to travel out of state. This summer Kalispell Regional H...
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June
14,
2016
By Austine Siomos, MD I am a pediatric cardiologist. I trained first to become a pediatrician and then specialized in the study of pediatric hearts. I see children from before they are born until they are ready to see an adult cardiologist. I am p...
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