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    • January 30, 2014
    • Dr. Peter Millett Recognized by Orthopedics This Week as One of the Best Shoulder Surgeons in the US

    • Colorado orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peter Millett has been recognized by Orthopedics This Week as one of the best shoulder surgeons in the US. This list of the top 28 shoulder surgeons represents leaders in their subspecialty chosen by their peers. In addition, U.S. News & World Reports has consistently ranked Dr. Millett among the top 1% of best orthopedic surgeons.Dr. Millett is well known in the orthopedic community for his innovative shoulder research previously conducted at Harvard Medical... MORE →
    • January 29, 2014
    • Dr. Richard Steadman to Retire From His Surgical Practice at The Steadman Clinic

    • Dr. J. Richard Steadman, founder of The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), has announced that he is retiring from his active surgical practice. Dr. Steadman looks forward to continuing to consult with his physician colleagues at The Steadman Clinic, focusing on the practice of evidence-based medicine to return patients to their active lifestyles.  He will also continue as co-chairman of the institute, the charitable entity known throughout the world for its res... MORE →
    • January 28, 2014
    • Thanks for Your Support

    • I’d like to send a heartfelt thank you to the men and women of the Eagle River Fire Protection District. In addition to serving our community and keeping us safe, the members of ERFPD have volunteered their time to support patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.During the month of October ERFPD donned hot pink shirts to raise awareness and sold those shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and Shaw’s Pretty In Pink community-wide initiative.Then, in the month of November many ERFPD m... MORE →
    • January 14, 2014
    • New Board Chairman at Vail Valley Medical Center

    • Vail Health Services, one of the two volunteer boards that govern the nonprofit Vail Valley Medical Center, elected Michael Shannon as its new chairman. Former chairman, Ron Davis, will now lead the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation. “The medical center and our community are fortunate to have Mike and Ron donate their time and energy to lead our organization and I’m grateful for Ron’s dedicated service as a board member for over a decade,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valle... MORE →
    • January 14, 2014
    • Women’s Health Column: Trouble with Urinary Incontinence?

    • As I stated in previous columns, studies show that 80 percent of us gals have trouble with incontinence at some point in our lives. However, just because it is common, does not mean it’s normal. Let’s continue the conversation. So you’ve been doing your kegels, keeping track of your intake and output, making sure you’re not going “just in case” and you’re still leaking.  I have been saving some things to tell you that you might not want to hear. You might have to give up coffee. Or wine ... GOIN... MORE →
    • January 7, 2014
    • Free Annual Wellness Visits in Eagle County

    • Now that the key word is “free,” there is no excuse to avoid seeing the doctor. This goes for healthy people more than anyone.Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and most medical insurance companies are mandated to cover free annual wellness visits.What exactly is an annual wellness visit? In addition to offering basics such as height, weight, blood pressure and body mass measurements, the visits include an evaluation of family medical history, cognitive impairment detection and personal... MORE →
    • January 6, 2014
    • Cold and Flu – Which is Which & What to Do

    • Colorado, along with much of the United States, is experiencing a high level of influenza-related illness. Vail Valley Medical Center have seen about five percent more patients testing positive for the flu than last year with tests showing that the 2009 H1N1 strain is most often identified among our patients. Flu patients have ranged in age from four months to 86 years old, with most less than 50 years of age.But is it a cold or the flu? When you get the sniffles or a cough, it’s sometimes hard ... MORE →
    • January 3, 2014
    • Drs. Metcalfe, Braunholtz and Ruttum Honored with Physician Awards

    • Vail Valley Medical Center president and CEO Doris Kirchner and Chairman of the Board, Art Kelton, honored the 2013 winners for Physician of the Year, Rising Star and the Clinical Excellence Awards presented to Drs. Metcalfe, Braunholtz and Ruttum respectively. Dr. Pamela Bock, president of the medical staff, presented the awards at an annual ceremony recently.This Physician of the Year award acknowledges the physician’s abilities in leadership, quality patient care, contributions to the communi... MORE →