Ryan Master, M.D., M.S. has joined Pierremont Cardiology, located in the WK Pierremont Medical Arts Building, 1811 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 210, in Shreveport.
Minh Q. Tran, M.D., a pediatric intensive care specialist, has joined Giao N. Do, MD, to provide intensive care services to children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health.
Amanda H. Bunton, MD, has joined Women’s Health Clinic located in Suite 201 of the Physicians Center on the campus of Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health. Other physicians in the clinic include Frederick J. Kinder, MD; Gregory M. Phillips, MD; Lauren H. Runnels, MD, and Ashley M. Hirsch, MD.
Danielle G. Raley, MD, has joined Jason K. Milligan, MD, and Clint N. Wilson, MD, at Family Medicine Associates in the WK Bossier Medical Pavilion at 2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 420, in Bossier City.
Emily G. Womack, M.D., is the newest physician partner at Women’s Health Associates located at in the medical office building section of WK Bossier Health Center in Bossier City. She joins John R. Carter, MD; K. Leslie Dean, MD; Glenda Johnson, MD; Gina M. Gomez, MD, and Rodney A. Armand, MD, in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology.
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology following a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.
David Hirsch, MD, MBA, has joined John G. Noles, M.D. at Spine & Pain Specialists, with locations at WK Bossier Health Center and WK Pierremont Health Center.
Jessica Wilden, M.D. has joined the Willis-Knighton Physician Network and established Tri-State Neurosurgery at 2551 Greenwood Road, Suite 320, in Shreveport.
Earlier in 2016 Willis-Knighton Health System purchased two Elekta Versa HD linear accelerators as part of the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center’s continuing technology upgrades. The first of the accelerators has been installed, and patients are currently being treated using this advanced linear accelerator technology.
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center will recognize cancer survivors on National Cancer Survivors Day Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the center, 2600 Kings Highway in Shreveport.
Willis-Knighton Health System recognized 62 high school graduates as part of its Give Back program.
Each year WK Sports Medicine offers free physical exams for high school athletes and eighth-grade student athletes entering high school in the fall. These exams were provided by 20 doctors from Willis-Knighton Health System and LSU Health Shreveport as well as 15 physical therapists, 10 athletic trainers and students from the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Bossier Parish Community College.
Christopher Shelby, MD, of WK Eye Institute has successfully performed the area’s first surgery to implant a miniature telescope in the eye of a patient with end-stage macular degeneration.
Willis-Knighton has received Full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Willis-Knighton is the only local facility that has achieved this designation.
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center is now offering Optune, a medical device that, when used in conjunction with partial-brain radiotherapy and chemotherapy, has been shown to extend overall survival and progression-free survival of newly diagnosed patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Optune is a portable, noninvasive device that delivers low-intensity, alternating electric fields (referred to as Tumor Treating Fields) that inhibit cancer cell replication and cause cancer cells to die.
Willis-Knighton was pleased to learn that the Caddo Parish School Board has accepted its bid for the Hamilton Terrace school property.
Patients at Willis-Knighton Cancer Center can be confident about the quality of their case as the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center exceeds both state and national standards.
In January Willis-Knighton Cancer Center joins leading cancer centers in the United States in a new research initiative evaluating two types of radiation therapy approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of breast cancer.
The Willis-Knighton Cancer Center has added cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to its ProteusONE compact proton therapy solution. This is the first FDA approved CBCT for compact proton therapy to be used for treatment of a breast cancer patient.
WK Eye Institute surgeons Christopher Shelby, MD, and Wyche T. Coleman III, MD, are the first in our region to offer the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent as a treatment option to reduce eye pressure for patients who have both cataracts and glaucoma.
Willis-Knighton Heart & Vascular Institute at Willis-Knighton Medical Center is the first location in the region to participate in the Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab (MLL) program. The Abiomed Mobile Learning Lab will be parked at Willis-Knighton Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 30, where it will offer a highly interactive, facilitated learning experience to physicians and staff interested in learning about the Impella heart pump.
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Thanh Vo, M.D., has joined James W. Thompson, M.D., at South Shreveport Family Practice, 2520 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 102.
The public is invited to attend the free 20th anniversary celebration of the Simpkins Community Health & Education Center on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic, located at 4700 Hilry Huckabay Drive in north Shreveport, was originally established in 1995 as the WK Community Health & Education Center. It was the first in a series of Project NeighborHealth clinics designed to serve primary healthcare needs in underserved neighborhoods.
Nihar Patel, M.D. has joined Joyce Feagin, M.D., Charles Hargon, Jr. M.D., Maxwell “Chip” McDonald, M.D., Michael R. Moore, M.D., Robert A. Nickelson, M.D., and Anil Veluvolu, M.D. at Hematology/ Oncology Associates, 2600 Kings Highway in Shreveport, in the Willis-Knighton Cancer Center.