Kalispell Regional Healthcare - Archive (pediatrics)

2018
July
19,
2018
When Marissa Keenan’s two-year-old son Solomon crashed in the bike carrier, her and her husband had to make a decision. “Do we call an ambulance or drive him to the hospital?” says Keenan, a business owner in Whitefish. “We live really close to North...
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July
12,
2018
By Debra Guinn, MD, maternal-fetal specialist, Montana Perinatal Center Illicit drug and alcohol abuse are one of the greatest challenges I face on a daily basis as a medical professional that works in the field of high-risk pregnancies, also call...
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June
19,
2018
By Austine Siomos, MD Pediatric Cardiologist I have a soft spot for funny looking plants. Romanesco, dragonfruit, jackfruit and artichokes all catch my eye in the grocery store. Lately I have been reading about fennel, a goofy bulb with feathers ...
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May
23,
2018
On May 17, Tessa Pitman, MS, certified genetic counselor at KRMC’s Montana Perinatal Center, appeared on KGEZ’s Community Conversations to discuss genetic counseling and what role it plays in the health and care of your baby. ...
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May
22,
2018
About Dr. Flass Tom Flass, MS, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist with Kalispell Regional Healthcare and treats conditions of the digestive tract and liver in children. He has more than 30 years of training and education in his field, which inc...
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May
07,
2018
Brain bucket. Chrome dome. Skid lid. Hard hat. Brain cap. No matter how you say it, safety helmets are important and should be used. As summer nears in the Flathead Valley, we all get excited to go outside, stretch our legs and take part in Mo...
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May
03,
2018
By Austine Siomos, MD Pediatric Cardiologist If you’re like me, you don’t love thinking about the crowds of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract; however, gut bacteria or “microbiome” are big right now in research and worth the attention. A...
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April
27,
2018
By Thomas E. Flass, MD, MS Health fads come and go, so the buzz about a gluten-free diet is easy to brush aside. However, eliminating gluten from your eating habits may offer some significant health benefits. Learn more about gluten, how our food ...
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April
27,
2018
At age 13, David was a typical young teenager in Polson, Montana, about to embark on a summer of fun. As he completed his last few weeks of seventh grade, he spent most of his time with friends, looking forward to summer camping trips with his twin b...
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April
26,
2018
On April 26, Dan Daub, emergency trauma coordinator, appeared on KGEZ’s Community Conversations to discuss the free bike helmets for kids program that Kalispell Regional Medical Center sponsors each year and why wearing a bike helmet is so important....
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April
24,
2018
Montana Children’s Specialists, the largest pediatric sub-specialist group in the state, recently opened the doors of its Great Falls satellite office. Located at 2012 14th Street SW – in the Great Falls Marketplace, the satellite location will be...
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March
30,
2018
On March 22, Daniel Korb, MD, pediatric psychiatrist at KRMC’s Newman Center, appeared on KGEZ’s Community Conversations to discuss behavior issues with children and how pediatric psychiatry can help. ...
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March
28,
2018
On March 15, Thomas Flass, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Kalispell Gastroenterology and the Digestive Health Institute, appeared on KGEZ’s Community Conversations to discuss gluten sensitivity and how it affects your child. ...
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March
02,
2018
By Austine Siomos, MD Pediatric Cardiologist What is the first thing you think of when you hear “carbs”? Do you run in the other direction? Do you wrestle with feelings of hunger and guilt? Do you imagine a big plate of pasta or the treats that w...
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January
09,
2018
By Debra Guinn, MD, maternal-fetal specialist, Montana Perinatal Center, and Margaret Satchell, MD, pediatric intensivist, Kalispell Regional Medical Center Every parent endures illness in their children. Usually these illnesses are fairly short-l...
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January
04,
2018
Beginning January 8, visitor restrictions will be in effect for the pediatric unit at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, including the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Due to the increase in pediatric respiratory and gastrointestinal viral il...
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January
03,
2018
By Austine Siomos, MD Pediatric Cardiologist Have you ever wanted to smash a pomegranate? Most likely, if you have taken on the challenge of removing all the seeds from a pomegranate, then surely you have had the urge to just smash it and see how...
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2017
December
20,
2017
On December 14, the Guardians of Hope, a group of local volunteers, brought holiday magic to families with immunocompromised, chronically ill and critically ill children. “It was amazing to see donors, volunteers and our community coming together ...
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December
15,
2017
By Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD, maternal-fetal specialist, Montana Perinatal Center Kalispell Regional Healthcare welcomed Juan Martinez-Poyer, MD, to the Montana Perinatal Center team in spring 2017. He is a highly trained maternal-fetal specialist w...
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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 Pediatric Cardiologist 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, t...
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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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