Relief for Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

May 23rd, 2014

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Identification of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can be difficult when the patient presents with little to no symptoms. We often encounter individuals who can easily be misdiagnosed or their symptoms overlooked by their physicians or themselves. HCM is a genetic disorder that causes otherwise unexplained thickening of the heart muscle. Such patients


St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists are Pleased to Welcome – Michael Jusinski, MD

May 21st, 2014

Dr. Jusinski is pleased to join St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists in providing comprehensive care for sports related injuries and conditions. As a primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Jusinski specializes in the care of non-surgical musculoskeletal and medical problems of athletes, including concussion management. Services include: Pre-participation sports physicals Care for athletes with acute and chronic illnesses Care


Lynch Syndrome Surveillance Program: When oncologists can truly prevent cancer and save lives!

May 21st, 2014

By St. Luke’s gynecologic oncologist Israel Zighelboim, MD, FACOG, FACS  Not infrequently oncologists are confronted by their patients’ desire to answer a simple question: “Why me?” Even though we currently understand many lifestyle-associated risk factors that could increase one’s probability of developing cancer, in the vast majority of patients the disease occurs in a relatively “random”


World’s Smallest, Longest-lasting and Upgradable Neurostimulator for Chronic Pain Now Available to Patients at St. Luke’s

May 21st, 2014

Quakertown, PA (Issued 5/6/14) — Dr. Steven Falowski, Functional Neurosurgeon, St. Luke’s University Health Network, became the first physician in the region and just the second in the nation to surgically implant the newly approved Protégé IPG neurostimulator system for a patient suffering from chronic pain. William Roth, age 58 of Barto, Pennsylvania, received the Protégé


New Physician Assistant Brings Mental Health Services to Lehighton Medical Associates

May 21st, 2014

Meghan Astorino, PA-C, recently joined the medical staff at Lehighton Medical Associates.  Ms. Astorino is a family practice physician assistant whose practice focuses on mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, schizophrenia and dementia.  She has a clinical background in psychiatric services and specializes in medications management.  “There is a critical need


St. Luke’s University Health Network Recognized for High Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

May 19th, 2014

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been recognized for achieving the highest level of quality and patient safety in Radiation Oncology, earning a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). To achieve ACR accreditation, a facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance and quality control procedures go through a rigorous review process and meet