Vein Services Accredited – First in St. Louis

St. Anthony's Heart Specialty AssociatesSt. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates Vein Services has earned accreditation in venous treatment and management by The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). St. Anthony’s is the first facility that serves patients from Missouri or Illinois to be accredited and is the 20th facility in the country to be accredited.

St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates, St. Louis, also has accreditation in IAC Vascular Testing, IAC Echocardiography and IAC Nuclear/PET. See more about the accreditation process.

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Breast Cancer Survivors Need to Move!

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If you are a breast cancer survivor, get moving! Last summer, the journal Cancer reported that women diagnosed with breast cancer are less likely to meet levels of physical activity linked with longer survival and better quality of life. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that 59 percent reported getting less exercise six months after their diagnosis.

If you need help, try the online program or fitness classes available at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

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Cardiologist joins team

Frank Gafford, M.D., FACC, FCCP

Frank Gafford, M.D., FACC, FCCP

St. Anthony’s Medical Center is pleased to announce that Frank Gafford, M.D., FACC, FCCP, is adding his vast experience to the team of cardiologists at St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates.

Dr. Gafford joins an outstanding team of 14 other physicians and five nurse practitioners at St. Anthony’s Heart Specialty Associates. His primary office will be located at 1001 S. Kirkwood Rd., Suite 100 in Kirkwood, Mo. The practice also has an office located on the St. Anthony’s Medical Center campus at 10012 Kennerly Road, Suite 300, in South St. Louis County.

See more about Dr. Gafford’s background and certifications.

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St. Anthony’s Welcomes Radiation Oncologist

Mary Graham, M.D., radiation oncologist

Mary Graham, M.D., radiation oncologist

St. Anthony’s Medical Center is pleased to welcome Mary Graham, M.D., radiation oncologist, to the team of doctors at St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center. She brings considerable experience treating breast, prostate, lung, head, neck and other cancers.

Dr. Graham will be part of the new St. Anthony’s Radiation Oncology Specialists based at St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center. She is the first radiation oncologist to be part of St. Anthony’s Physician Organization. She most recently practiced at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo., where she served as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and Chief of the Medical Staff.

See more information about Dr. Graham.

 

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St. Anthony’s welcomes new obstetrician/gynecologists

Two obstetrician/gynecologists have joined St. Anthony’s Medical Center at St. Anthony’s OB/GYN Specialists, formerly Seasons Healthcare for Women. The practice is the newest addition to St. Anthony’s Physician Organization.

Amanda Simmons, MD

Amanda Simmons, MD

Amanda Simmons, M.D., returns to St. Louis, where she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Washington University School of Medicine. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Simmons is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.

Mario A. Salinas, MD, FACOG

Mario A. Salinas, MD, FACOG

Dr. Simmons will join Mario Salinas, M.D., Dr. Salinas earned his degree from San Marcos University of Medicine in Lima, Peru and completed his residency at Saint Louis University Hospital.

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Ribbon cutting held at new Sports & Physical Therapy and Diabetes Education location

South County Chamber of Commerce members help cut the ribbon on the new location for our Sports & Physical Therapy and Diabetes Education offices.

South County Chamber of Commerce members help cut the ribbon on the new location for our Sports & Physical Therapy and Diabetes Education offices.

St. Anthony’s Medical Center “officially” cut the ribbon on the new Sports & Physical Therapy and Diabetes Education location at 9964-D Kennerly Road.  The services are now located directly across Tesson Ferry Road from the medical center. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and diabetes education staff moved into the new location July 2014. We appreciate the South County Chamber of Commerce, construction companies, physicians, employees and friends who joined in the celebration.

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de Greeff Hospice House commemorates 15 years of service

Lit candles at St. Anthony's at de Greeff Hospice House walk

St. Anthony’s at de Greeff Hospice House is commemorating 15 years of providing comforting care to many terminally ill individuals in South County. To celebrate these lives, hospice families, staff, supporters and community leaders attended a 15th anniversary celebration and candlelight memorial walk on Sept. 25 at the hospice house located on St. Anthony’s campus. Family members of former hospice patients decorated candles in memory of their loved ones, and participated in a candlelight walk, blessing and service. See all the photos on Facebook.

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