Porter Physician Group has opened an office in Wheatfield, Indiana. The new site is located at 3988 W. State Road 10, Wheatfield, IN directly across from Wheatfield High School. The office is open every week day.
By Debra Gruszecki
L.E. slit her wrist, parked her car in the middle of the Coronado-San Diego Bay Bridge, said a prayer and jumped into pitch-black nothingness. The aspiring graphic design artist had tried to take her life twice before. She’d grown weary of battling a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and an OxyContin addiction that flared after a snowboard accident.
Dr. Jain became interested initially in orthopedics as an undergrad at Northwestern. There, Jain majored in biomedical engineering, which he was than able to tie into orthopedics. Jain also enjoys building and constructing things, which he says ties together with medicine through orthopedics. Orthopedics is the perfect bridge between the two interests, enabling him to build people up to get back to their desired level of activity.
Two weeks ago, James Grogan was on path to go home, but things changed when his blood sugar level dropped. According to James, “If it were not for the nurses at Addison Pointe responding to hearing me gurgling, I would not be here today.” James believes that Addison Pointe is a fantastic place to get therapy. He has been to other nursing centers but believes that Addison is the best around.
With the recognition that the new Franciscan Health Michigan City healthcare facility will be a community gathering place as well as a hospital, Horizon Bank and NIPSCO have sponsored two of the areas that will be used by the public.
GOOD NEWS ALERT! Northwest Indiana Nephrology Valparaiso is now open! The brand-new facility was designed to expand services and provide state-of-the-art kidney care to patients.
The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust has awarded $59,380 in grants to support Franciscan Alliance programs that provide screenings and post-diagnostic services. The grants assist lower-income, medically underserved Hoosier women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, with food, transportation, rent and utilities.
With any health screening, it’s important to make appointments with the mindset of preventing potential risks from escalating.
St. Mary Medical Center is one of 18 hospitals or health centers nationwide participating in the Cessation and Screening to Save Lives (CASTL) Trial, which looks to identify the most effective tobacco-cessation techniques for lung cancer screening programs. The study is being conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health and the Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Centers of Excellence Network which includes St. Mary Medical Center.