Men’s Health iStache Challenge

November 4, 2016

It’s time to change the face of men’s health! November brings a month-long challenge by Hannibal Regional to grow a moustache and/or beard, talk about real men’s health issues and if needed, schedule a visit with a healthcare provider. In efforts to advocate for men’s health and help men be more aware of their well-being, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System CEO and President, Mr. Todd Ahrens, is encouraging everyone to participate…

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Hannibal Regional Medical Group is Excited to Announce the Addition of Obstetrics and Gynecology Services

October 7, 2016

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of Obstetrics and Gynecology Services (OB/GYN) to the growing array of specialties offered.  Hannibal Regional Medical Group welcomes Dr. Bennett, Dr. Maple and Dr. Viehmann to their team.  Dr. Bennett and Dr. Maple are both Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and are Fellows of the American Congress of Obstetricians and…

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Shelbina Family Practice’s Waiting Room is Dedicated to Dr. Lichty

October 7, 2016

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System held a Legacy Celebration in memory of Dr. Lichty on September 20, 2016.  At the celebration, the waiting room was dedicated in his honor.  Dr. Lichty was truly a hero and he will always be remembered for his love of his family, his work and his community.  Dr. Lichty moved to Shelbina in 1956 and he and his wife Connie opened their own family practice.  He…

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Dr. Almashhrawi and Dr. Kada Join Hannibal Regional

September 1, 2016

Hannibal Regional is pleased to announce the addition of Ashraf Almashhrawi, MD, and Venkata Kada, MD, to the team. Dr. Almashhrawi will be working as our gastroenterologist and Dr. Kada will be joining our family medicine team. Ashraf Almashhrawi, MD, is coming to Hannibal Regional Medical Group from the University of Missouri Hospital. Dr. Almashhrawi completed his hepatology fellowship at the University of Miami, then went to the University of…

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Dr. Lichty’s Memorial Celebration

September 1, 2016

Shelbina Family Practice invites you to join them to celebrate Dr. Lichty’s legacy of compassionate care and dedication to the community. An open house will be held in Dr. Lichty’s honor and will include a special presentation to dedicate the waiting room, paying tribute and honoring his legacy. Dr. Lichty’s Memorial Celebration will be held September 20th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at HRMG’s Shelbina Family Practice, with a…

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HRMG Welcomes Dr. Harsha and Dr. Hosley

August 1, 2016

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is pleased to announce the expansion of services to now include Neurology and Colorectal Surgery. Harsha Polavarapu, MD and Brett Hosley, DO began practicing at HRMG this July. Dr. Harsha is on the first floor of the Medical Office Building while Dr. Hosley is on the third floor.

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HRMG Welcomes New Physicians

June 13, 2016

We are excited to welcome three new physicians to Hannibal Regional Medical Group. Our newest physicians will be joining our Pulmonology, Family Practice and Internal Medicine specialties this June. Sivatej Sarva, M.D., Ph.D. Sivatej Sarva received his Ph. D. in Molecular Sciences from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2008. He then went on to participate in a rotating fellowship in Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infectious Diseases in 2009…

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Congratulations to Kim Bernard, AGPCNP-BC, Now Certified CVNP-BC

June 10, 2016

Kim Bernard, AGPCNP-BC, CVNP-BC completed her training to be credentialed as a Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner through the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine. “I want to ensure that I provide excellent care for the patients I see within the clinic setting.  I believe it is extremely important to continually advance my knowledge and stay abreast of current and changing guidelines in clinical cardiology in order to provide exceptional care for my…

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FREE Skin Cancer Screenings

May 4, 2016

Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in the United States. Over the past few decades, more people have been diagnosed with some form of skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Further, it is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop a form of skin cancer at some point in their lifetime. Statistics show that 1 in 33 men and 1 in 52 women will be…

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Kurt Ebers Named Clinic Administrator for Hannibal Regional Medical Group

April 12, 2016

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System is pleased to announce that Kurt Ebers has accepted the position of Clinic Administrator for Hannibal Regional Medical Group.  Mr. Ebers, a native of Hannibal Missouri, brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare administration and leadership. Mr. Ebers received his undergraduate degree at Saint Louis University, his MBA from Quincy University, is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is board certified…

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Fresh Ideas for New Initiatives Gained at IHI National Forum

March 2, 2016

HRHS sent several team members to the IHI National Forum this past December, and as always, they returned with many ideas for ways to move us toward achieving our organizational goals. A mix of returnees to the Forum and new attendees spent four days not only learning from other individuals and organizations, but presenting what we have learned from two of our own initiatives: Antibiotic Stewardship and Population Health. Stephanie…

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Michael Tentori, DO, Joins Canton/LaGrange Family Practice

February 8, 2016

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is excited to welcome Michael Tentori, DO, a board-certified family practice physician, to the Canton/LaGrange Family Practice. Dr. Tentori, who joins Nurse Practitioner Connie Dochterman, FNP-BC, in the Canton/LaGrange Family Practice, brings over 20 years of experience along with an impressive resume to Hannibal Regional Medical Group. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic…

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Ask the Expert: Should I Be Concerned About Irregular Heartbeats?

February 8, 2016

Almost everyone gets an occasional irregular heartbeat. At first, they tend to be quite worrisome. A  person  asks himself, “Is my heart working all right?” and “Why do I feel so funny?” For most people, the answer is an unequivocal, “Yes, you are normal!” Almost everyone’s heart will occasionally have beats that start lower in the electrical system of the heart and they feel different  from the others–like the heart…

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Hannibal Regional Medical Group Welcomes New Physicians

January 11, 2016

New physicians have joined the Hannibal Regional Medical Group and you may already know them. Pranav Parikh, MD, Purvi Parikh, MD, and Kevin Imhof, DO, have already started seeing patients at the Hannibal Regional Medical Building and Steven Cockrell, MD will begin seeing patients at HRMG on February 1st.  “We are excited to have these physicians join Hannibal Regional Medical Group,” notes C. Todd Ahrens, President and Chief Executive Officer…

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Cardiologist Sathish Kodali, MD Joins Hannibal Regional Medical Group

December 7, 2015

Hannibal Regional Medical Group is excited to welcome Sathish Kodali, MD, a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, to their team of skilled cardiologists. Dr. Kodali, who joins fellow cardiologists Pervez Alvi, MD and Richard Valuck, MD, and Nurse Practitioner Kim Bernard, AGPCNP-BC, brings over 20 years of experience along with an impressive resume to the cardiology practice at Hannibal Regional Medical Group. Dr. Kodali earned his medical degree at Guntur Medical…

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People’s Choice Award Winner: Sam Kistler, LPN

November 5, 2015

Congratulations to team member Sam Kistler, LPN with HRMG Pediatrics for being selected as the 2015 Hannibal Courier Post newspaper People’s Choice Award winner in the category of nursing . “Sam is a huge asset to HRMG Pediatrics. She is an excellent communicator, a gifted nurse, and the heart of our team. Congrats, Sam!”, said Deborah Baumann, MD. Karmon Kindhart, RN, Director of Clinical Services adds, “Sam is a hardworking,…

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HRMG Offering Men’s Health Check

November 5, 2015

In an effort to advocate for men’s health and raise awareness, Hannibal Regional Medical Group (HRMG) is once again offering $59 Men’s Health Checks during November. This is the third year HRMG has offered this health check and it includes; a check for elevated PSA levels that may indicate prostate cancer, blood sugar check, blood pressure, testosterone levels check, a cholesterol check, and BMI measurement. The best part about most…

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Canton Halloween Fair: A Spooktackular Success

November 5, 2015

The HRHS Canton/LaGrange Family Practice recently hosted a Halloween Kids Fair. The Kids Fair took place in the parking lot in front of the Canton/LaGrange Family Practice with over 100 attendees, many of which dressed up for the occasion. Children of all ages enjoyed Halloween games, getting their face painted, and playing in the bounce house. It was a great event for the public to meet team members Connie Dochterman,…

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Kids Halloween Fair in Canton

October 5, 2015

The Canton/LaGrange Family Practice is hosting a Halloween Kids Fair themed “The Nightmare on Elm Street” on Saturday, October 10th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Everyone is invited and costumes are encouraged. Join the Hannibal Regional Medical Group team for fun games, delicious food and exciting prizes. The event will be held in front of the Canton/LaGrange clinic in a sectioned off portion of the parking lot. Games include…

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Clinic at HLGU: Opening in October

October 5, 2015

Hannibal Regional Medical Group (HRMG) is proud to announce the opening of a new clinic at Hannibal LaGrange University (HLGU). The Clinic at HLGU is open to all currently enrolled HLGU students, faculty, and staff. The walk-in clinic provides limited health care services that include: diagnosis and management of minor illness and injury, interval management of stable chronic illness, simple diagnostic testing, and clearance for returning to school or work….

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Express Care Services Transition

September 14, 2015

To better serve patients, and increase organizational efficiency, Hannibal Regional Medical Group will transition Express Care services currently provided in the 1 North area of the Medical Office Building, to 2nd floor Family Practice.  With this change of location ‘Express Care’ will no longer be a service offered in the Medical Office building. Patients will have access to acute care services on a walk-in basis within Family Practice.  Services will…

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HRMG Attends Pike County Back to School Health Fair

September 14, 2015

Staff members from Hannibal Regional Medical Group’s Bowling Green and Louisiana Clinics participated in the Pike County Back to School Fair in August at the Pike County fairgrounds.  The event was very well attended, with over 650 children receiving backpacks, school supplies, and shoes.  Hannibal Regional Medical Group was on hand to distribute bags to children as well as discuss health and child safety information.  Clowns kept the kids entertained…

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Ticks and Lyme Disease

August 12, 2015

While most tick bites are harmless, several species can cause life-threatening disease. Two of the most well-known diseases are Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease.  According to the CDC, Lyme disease continues to be a rapidly emerging infectious disease, and is the leading cause of all insect-borne illness in the U.S.  Although Lyme disease is a year-round problem, April through October is considered tick season. The primary symptom of…

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