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National Doughnut Day!

Look what our resident of the month, Dr. Haylee Heesemann brought in! Coffee and doughnuts from North Lime Old Louisville! Blackberry jam, sprinkles, funnel cake and fruity pebble all to celebrate #nationaldoughnutday! 🍩  

Meet Dr. Chris Ethridge!

Chris’s Service Chris Ethridge, M.D. is a second year resident with the University of Louisville Family Medicine and Geriatrics. He has had a very interesting journey to become a family medicine physician. He was active duty military and served one tour in Afghanistan and then two tours in Iraq. Three tours shows an uncompromising dedication… Read more »

Banana Sutures

Ashley doing surgery (learning to suture) on a banana in the office this am as part of her senior project. The banana survived and is resting comfortably. The future Ashley White, M.D. has pretty good hands. She is a quick study! Tomorrow she will be practicing anchor placement for rotator cuff repairs 😷.

Patient of the Month Bill Wetter

72 year old Bill Wetter has triumphantly returned to running after undergoing Achilles Tendon surgery last August. Pictured here with his daughter, (who is also an avid runner with a passion for helping mommas get their bodies back after having a baby) Bill just completed the Goose Creek 5K in April. While normally he would… Read more »

Opioid Facts

1. 80% of the world’s opioid use is in the U.S. but the U.S. only makes up 5% of the world’s population. 2. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the amount of prescription opioids nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2015. 3. By 2014, Americans were more likely to die from an… Read more »

I Heard a Pop in My Knee

I Heard a Pop in My Knee What Does That Mean? Unlike the cartoon below you probably didn’t pop a balloon 🎈… The top five conditions that may occur if you heard a pop in your knee after a traumatic event are: 1. Torn meniscus 2. Torn ACL 3. Dislocated patella (knee cap) 4. Bone bruise… Read more »

What is a Stem Cell?

Stem cells are progenitor cells: cells that can change into other types of cells. Stem cells contribute to the body’s ability to renew and repair its own tissues. Unlike mature cells, which are the final phase of a cell and cannot change into another type of cell, stem cells can both renew themselves and create… Read more »

What is Sarcopenia?

Sarcopenia is muscle loss as you age. Who gets it? Everyone, unless you work to maintain muscle mass. Adding weight training, weight lifting or some type of resistance exercises after age 35 is important. After age 60 studies have revealed that you have to work harder to maintain your muscle mass and strength. Keeping your… Read more »