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Welcome to the January issue of Progress Notes 
A message from Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles A. Castle Read More

In the Spotlight 
Dr. Bill Hunt still believes in Santa Claus 
White-bearded family physician relishes playing Kris Kringle – and making people smile --for 45 years. Read More

Dr. Anthony DiMarco carries on family tradition as President of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association 
Managing Physician at LGHP -- Parkesburg Family Medicine is one of four brothers who are D.O.s – and the second DiMarco to serve as POMA president. Read More

New protocol for low back pain will standardize care, cut costs 
Dr. Tony Ton-That leads efforts to develop new treatment approach for low back pain, the most common complaint for patients who visit a primary-care provider. Read More

New to the Medical & Dental Staff 
LG Health welcomes nine new physicians 
Cardiologist, cardiothoracic surgeon, family physician, internists, obstetrician, orthopedic surgeon, pediatric endocrinologist and radiologist join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

LG Health welcomes 10 new medical affiliates 
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse anesthetist join Medical & Dental Staff. Read More

Staff Transitions 
Kevin Bogari named Executive Director of LG Health Community Care Collaborative and Population Health 
Also: New providers join New Holland Family Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Read More

Medical & Dental Staff News 
Obituary: Dr. Ralph B. Carruthers served the Columbia community for a half-century
Family physician, also a past member of the LGH Board of Trustees, remembered for always putting patients first. Read More

LG Health News 
Family First Medical Associates joins LG Health/Penn Medicine 
Practice locations on Manor Ridge Drive and Duke Street, Lancaster, reopen as Manor Ridge Family Medicine. Read More

LG Health 2015 Annual Report now available 
Highlights include partnerships with Penn Medicine and CHOP, a state award for the Care Connections program and significant physician achievements. Read More

Practice of Medicine 
Use two identifiers to ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right time 
Misidentifying patients can result in the wrong tests, blood work, procedures and medications. Read More

Patient on Observation? Make wise choices to ensure maximum reimbursement 
Medicare changes require careful attention, understanding of nuances and proper coding of procedures. Read More

January, February events and ABIM news 
Topics include clinical documentation and hepatitis in pregnancy. Also: Earn ABIM Maintenance of Certification points for attending Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Read More

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