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Understanding Health Insurance—Free Forum

Northern Arizona Healthcare will present a free forum, “Your Health and Your Insurance” at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, at Flagstaff Medical Center’s McGee Auditorium, 1200 N. Beaver St., Flagstaff. Attend a forum to learn how your health insurance works. An NAH patient advocate will help you: Understand your health insurance. Ask the right […]

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Is it Asthma or Your Vocal Cords?

For patients who have Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, or PVFM, every breath they take is work. It’s an effort to pull air in through shut vocal cords, trying to get enough oxygen to function. Often, people who experience PVFM – also known as Paradoxical Vocal Fold Dysfunction and Vocal Cord Dysfunction – are often initially […]

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FMC Chosen for Consumer Award

Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) was awarded the 2012 Consumer Choice Award by the National Research Corporation. FMC is one of 297 healthcare facilities in the United States to receive the prestigious award. “At FMC, we believe quality care and patient satisfaction should be the most important indicators of success,” said Bill Bradel, F.A.C.H.E., FMC president […]

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FMC HVC Welcoming Heart Rhythm Specialist

Northern Arizona residents now have access to a cardiac electrophysiologist at The Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona (HVCNA). Lynn Otto, M.D., is the newest physician to join HVCNA. As a board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, Dr. Otto specializes in the electrical activities of the heart, including diagnosing and treating irregular heart rhythms and […]

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FMC Not Using Recalled Medication

Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) and Verde Valley Medical Center (VVMC) have not purchased or used the spinal injection drug methylprednisolone from the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy linked to the current outbreak of a rare form of meningitis. FMC and VVMC acquire methylprednisolone acetate from Pfizer Inc., which is approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) as an original […]

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FMC Offering Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are sponsoring a free prostate screening. The screening is 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare – Flagstaff, 1200 N. Beaver St. Screenings are by appointment and include a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and physical examination […]

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FMC Offering VBACs for Expectant Mothers

Flagstaff Medical Center, in coordination with local obstetricians and anesthesiologists, will now offer elective vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) and trial of labor. The recent decision followed a change in guidelines outlined by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for the delivery of VBACs. “FMC is pleased to be able to offer […]

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