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Patient / Family Education

Family Education SEORMCKnowledge is power. If you know how to keep yourself healthy and how to properly care for yourself during and after an injury or illness, you can lower your medical costs.

Southeastern Med offers a variety of resources to help manage a variety of conditions from seasonal colds to diabetes and heart disease. We’re happy to provide you or your caregiver with any of the following resources and consult with you on the best practices to stay well and out of the hospital.

  • Educational handouts
  • Brochures
  • Booklets
  • Videos
  • Medical articles
  • Emerging study literature
  • And more.

If you’ve been admitted to the hospital, had an outpatient procedure, or been seen in the Emergency Department, you’ll receive a complete list of after-care instructions from your attending physician before you leave. These instructions may include details on limiting your activity, observing a special diet, and complying with prescribed medications or therapies.

Your Southeastern Med physician will likely advise you to follow up with your primary care doctor to monitor your condition until you’re back to 100%.

Our entire team is here to help you regain your health, so if you have any questions at all, about recommended therapies, medications or physical activity, please don’t hesitate to ask. If we can’t provide you an answer right away, we’ll consult with our care teams and get back to you as soon as possible.

Could Someone You Love Have Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimers SEORMCIt’s normal to forget little things, like where you left your keys or an appointment you scheduled weeks ago. But if your loved one’s memory lapses start to impact his or her daily living, he or she could be developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Common signs of Alzheimer ’s disease include:

  • Challenges in planning or solving problems, including balancing a checkbook and paying bills.
  • Difficulty with common tasks, such as driving to a familiar location or washing the laundry.
  • Confusing the time or place, like forgetting the year or how he or she arrived at a destination.
  • Trouble following conversations, including finding the right words for common items.
  • Misplacing things in unusual places and not being able to retrace his or her steps.
  • Withdrawing from favored activities, such as hobbies or social engagements.
  • Changing personality, including becoming moody, depressed or erratic.

If someone in your life is experiencing these symptoms, even occasionally, start tracking the instances so you can discuss them with your family doctor. Keep a log of what concerns you, including the date, time of day, and the circumstances. This journal will give the doctor more information than he or she would be able to get from your loved one in a normal office visit and help determine if the condition is ongoing or worsening.

Consult your Area Agency on Aging or your family doctor to discuss how to approach a conversation about Alzheimer’s disease with your loved one and the best way to proceed with diagnosis and treatment.

7 Tips to Stay Healthy this Winter

Winter Health SEORMC TipsNothing ruins the holidays faster than a cold or the flu. These tips will help you stay healthy all season long.

  1. Stay hydrated. When your body is well-hydrated, all your systems work more efficiently. Drinking water is the easy part, but you may also want to increase the humidity in your environment to keep your mucous membranes moist, which helps prevent illness. Add lemon to your drinking water to give yourself and anti-bacterial and anti-viral boost.

  2. Relax. A stressed-out mind leads to a stressed-out body and a compromised immune system. Share responsibilities of holiday planning, control your stress at work, and make time to enjoy your free time.

3. Choose healthy foods. This time of year, you’re almost guaranteed to over-indulge if you don’t make conscious healthy food choices. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain a variety of vitamins and antioxidants that can help boost your immune system. Eat your veggies first during your meals, and choose fruit for dessert or a healthy snack.

4. Sleep. There’s a reason people sleep a lot when they’re not feeling well – the body needs rest to recover. The body also needs rest to fight off illness. Try for at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

5. Wash up. Wash your hands regularly, especially after eating or touching your face to prevent the spread of germs. Keep a hand sanitizer handy for those times when it’s not possible to wash up.

6. Get a flu shot. The flu shot is the most effective defense against the flu. Not only will you protect yourself, you’ll also protect the babies and seniors in your life.

7. Exercise. Regular physical activity can help prevent illness by increasing the production of special white blood cells that attack viruses and bacteria. Aim for about 45 minutes of moderate activity, such as walking, jogging or weight lifting, 5-6 days a week.

Southeastern Med Auxiliary Completes Donation Pledge

final donationSoutheastern Med Auxiliary recently completed its 2015-16 pledge to purchase patient-handling equipment at Southeastern Med totaling $200,000. The proceeds were raised from fundraisers held throughout 2015 including Southeastern Med’s Wonderland of Trees. In addition to community support, this money was raised from proceeds generated from Southeastern Med’s Gift Shop. In 2015 alone, the Gift Shop contributed its profits totaling $45,000.

The Southeastern Med Auxiliary is dedicated to enhancing patient care through community fundraisers. Each year, Southeastern Med’s Auxiliary works with the medical staff to decide upon a major piece of medical equipment needed by the medical center. Successful fundraising in previous years have allowed the Auxiliary to purchase other major equipment for Southeastern Med. “We are grateful for the Auxiliary and their continued efforts to benefit patients and staff at Southeastern Med. The patient-handling equipment is a blessing and is making such a difference at the medical center,” noted Mae Bellanca, RN, MSN, director of Critical Care Services at Southeastern Med.

Southeastern Med Auxiliary encourages men and women of all ages in our community to become a member of the Auxiliary, participating in individual fundraising projects throughout the year. Southeastern Med is grateful for its Auxiliary as well as community members who are so committed to benefiting patient care at the medical center.

If you are interested in working for a good cause or in learning more about what the Auxiliary does, please call Rita Nolan, auxiliary and volunteer services coordinator, at 439-8151.

Goggin Named Chief of Staff at Southeastern Med

Southeastern Med is pleased to announce that Patrick D. Goggin, MD, FACP, physician at Medical Associates and Southeastern Med medical staff member was recently named Chief of Staff. As Chief of Staff at Southeastern Med, his additional responsibilities include collaboration with Southeastern Med’s CEO and Vice President of Medical Affairs; appointing members of various committees; maintaining responsibilities of medical staff educational activities; and serving as the spokesman for the Medical Staff in its external professional and public relations etc. “We are very pleased to have Dr. Goggin assume this role at the medical center,” noted Dr. Ed Conaway, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Southeastern Med. “I am confident that Pat who is not only a skilled and knowledgeable physician, but also a proven leader, will excel in his new position as chief of staff.”

Goggin is a lifelong Cambridge resident and is married to Karen (Grimm) Goggin. Patrick and Karen have four children ages 8-15 and are members of St. Benedict Church, Christ our Light Parish. Dr. Goggin is a doctor of Internal Medicine and joined Medical Associates of Cambridge in 2002. He graduated from Cambridge High School, earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and then went to Medical School at the University of Cincinnati, where he also completed his residency at the University Hospital.

Dr. Goggin is a Board Certified Member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He volunteers as the Medical Director for Open Arms Pregnancy Center. His primary medical interest is using medical information technology and population health to advance primary care. Dr. Goggin explained that, “As a doctor working at Southeastern Med for years now, I have been impressed with the dedication of Southeastern Med’s administration, nurses and support staff. It is truly unique how well all of our medical staff and our hospital administration work as a team to improve care. I am excited to help this team continue to improve the health of our patients and the health of our community.”


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