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Welcome to the December issue of Progress Notes
A message from Editor in Chief, Charles A. Castle, MD. Read More

In the Spotlight
Like father, like son: There are now two Dr. Heinles in the LGH operating room

When Dr. Frederick “Fritz” Heinle Jr. joined a small surgical practice across the street from Lancaster General Hospital in 1979, he carried a pager the size of a milk carton. Thirty-five years later, Fritz is still a practicing general surgeon at the hospital, but a lot has changed.  Read More

Auscultation Brass band’s Dec. 17 holiday concert will benefit food bank
Beloved group of physician musicians celebrates the sounds of the season. Read More

Dr. George Olt performs 300th daVinci surgery
LG Health’s chairman of OB GYN marked his Nov. 26 milestone with a cake. Read More

LG Health News
LHVI clinics offer specialized cardiovascular care in a single setting

Lancaster Heart & Vascular Institute will open the first of three specialized clinics next month. The new clinics will offer multidisciplinary heart and vascular care in one setting, simplifying the referral process for both physicians and patients.  Read More

If Ebola hits here, is LG Health ready?
A Nov. 20 drill evaluated LG Health’s readiness to identify and treat a possible Ebola patient. Find out how we did. Read More

New online tool will help women identify breast cancer risk
LG Health’s Breast Cancer Risk Profiler will help women identify their personal risk of breast cancer in a matter of minutes. Here’s what physicians need to know. Read More

33 years and counting: HIV/AIDS expert sees reason for hope
Since 1981, HIV/AIDS has killed 30 million people worldwide, including 600,000 in the United States. But Dr. Jeffrey T. Kirchner, Medical Director of LG Health Physicians Comprehensive Care, says there is reason for hope.  Read More

Government Affairs/Reimbursement
Mcare settlement: what you need to know

When will you get your refund, and how much can you expect? Pennsylvania Medical Society President Dr. Karen Rizzo answers some frequently asked questions about the $200 million settlement.  Read More

Practice of Medicine
LGHP practices launch OpenNotes to boost transparency, patient engagement

OpenNotes gives patients access to visit notes from their physicians and advanced practice providers. Dr. Paul Casale says the new tool will strengthen the physician-patient bond. Read More

Dr. Thomas Gates writes about cancer screening in American Family Physician
Patients have come to expect cancer screenings. But are these tests always necessary? Read More

‘Interconception care’ may help prevent prematurity
LG Health family physicians hope to improve future pregnancy outcomes by screening postpartum mothers during well-child checks.  Read More

December/January events include peripheral arterial occlusive disease, fluoroscopy safety

Check out these great CME events coming in December and January. Read More

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