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Four Helpful Tips for Finding a Spine Specialist Near Me

Dealing with a nagging back or neck condition is stressful enough on its own. Finding a spine specialist or surgeon to treat that condition shouldn’t be. If you are on the hunt for an experienced spine specialist near you, these four tips can help you simplify your search to find a doctor who fits your unique needs best.…

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Effective Ways to Manage Spondylolisthesis

Effective Ways to Manage Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a common spinal condition. Dr. Peter Derman, an ultra-minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery sees patients suffering from this condition often. In this blog he shares information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for spondylolisthesis.…

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Spine Surgery, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Jessica Shellock, Orthopedics

10 Questions to Ask Your Spine Specialist Before Back or Neck Surgery

If you find yourself saying, “Oh my nagging back!” … or … “I can’t take this neck pain anymore!”—and more conservative forms of treatment are no longer working—you may want to find a spine specialist nearby to discuss your back or neck surgery options. In order to get the most out of your appointment, why not come prepared with a list of questions? We asked Jessica Shellock, M.D., a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon with the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, to share 10 essential questions to help you get started.…

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October 12th World Arthritis Day
Joint replacement, Knee Replacement, Arthritis, Joint Replacement Program

October 12th World Arthritis Day

October 12th is World Arthritis Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of all forms of arthritis. 1 in 4 Americans suffer from some form of arthritis and osteoarthritis is the most common form. According to The Arthritis Foundation, “Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. The foundation is committed to finding a cure for the millions of people who suffer from arthritis pain, including 300,000 children.”…

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Medicine News, ENT, Michael Kubala

Why you would need to consult an ENT – with Dr Michael Kubala from Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery

Healthcare can be confusing and especially so if you are trying to decide how to handle taking care of a sick child or yourself. Do you go to the doctor or wait it out at home? Plano Moms recently sat down with Dr. Michael Kubala, an ENT in Plano and a Dad of two young boys to get some guidance for their readers. Here's a recap of their interview.…

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7 Tips for Women to Avoid Back Pain and fall in Love with Their Bodies Again
Dr. Rey Bosita, Women's Health, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spine Surgery

7 Tips for Women to Avoid Back Pain and fall in Love with Their Bodies Again

Dr. Rey Bosita, an orthopedic spine surgeon and member of the Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery medical staff shares 7 tips to help women avoid back pain.…

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The 2 Important Factors for Quicker Recovery from Joint Replacement That You Might Not be Aware of
Joint replacement

The 2 Important Factors for Quicker Recovery from Joint Replacement That You Might Not be Aware of

Improvements in surgical techniques and joint prosthesis over the past decade have been nothing short of amazing. However, there are two other factors that contribute greatly to a quicker recovery: pain management and peace of mind.…

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Top 5 Tips for Preventing Ear Infections Over the Summer
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Top 5 Tips for Preventing Ear Infections Over the Summer

In Texas, when you think of summer, you think of heat and water activities as a great way to beat the heat and stay active! Swimming, boating, even backyard slip ‘N’ slides are great ways play outside and minimize screen time; but, as most parents have experienced at some point, nothing stops fun for kids like ear pain. We sat down with Dr. Michael Kubala an otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat doctor) and surgeon on staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery to talk about what all parents need to know to protect their kiddos from this common infection.…

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Working off the Covid-19 (pounds)

Working off the Covid-19 (pounds)

During this pandemic and the stay-at-home orders, it's common to have gained a few pounds. Dr. Charlotte Hodges, a bariatric surgeon on the medical staff at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery in Plano, offers these tips for those wanting to lose a few pounds.…

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From Hip Replacement to Alaskan Adventure: A Patient Story
Patient Journey, Joint Replacement, Dr. Hohman, Hip Replacement

From Hip Replacement to Alaskan Adventure: A Patient Story

For her 50th wedding anniversary, Candis Zechmeister is going to Alaska — and she’ll be enjoying the trip pain-free, thanks to Dr. Donald Hohman.…

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