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    01/30/23- Due to inclement weather, SLUCare offices will be adjusting their schedules today. If you have questions about your appointment, please call your provider's office.

  • Top Doctors logo over SLUCare lab coat

    07/27/22- St. Louis Magazine has released its 2022 Top Doctors issue, revealing the area's top physicians. The list includes 103 physicians from SLUCare Physician Group, a member of SSM Health.

  • SLUCare esthetician performs treatment on patient's face

    04/08/22- After two years of limited social activity, many people are ready to venture out again. Treat yourself and put your best face forward with cosmetic services from the SLUCare Med-Spa.

  • 03/28/22- Psychiatrist Dr. Rushaniya Khairova of the SLUCare Women's Reproductive Mental Health Clinic discusses the importance of talking with a doctor about psychiatric medication use during pregnancy.

  • 03/25/22- Psychiatrist Dr. Rushaniya Khairova of the SLUCare Women's Reproductive Mental Health Clinic offers guidance for new moms struggling with anxiety or depression.

  • 03/10/22- Treatment for multiple sclerosis has greatly advanced over the last 20 years. SLUCare MS specialist Dr. Lokesh Rukmangadachar discusses how the disease is diagnosed and why there's hope for today's patients.

  • 01/20/22- SLUCare nuclear medicine specialists liken their approach to treating cancer to "a magic bullet." Learn why in this episode of The Science of Healing: Nuclear Medicine.

  • 08/27/21- SLUCare Physician Group marks one year in its newest location, offering centralized specialty services, new, convenient technologies and spaces designed to promote healing.

  • 08/12/21- SLUCare Physician Group celebrates the recent recognition of two physician-educators with the Division of Nephrology: Dr. Krista Lentine and Dr. Thanh-Mai Vo.

  • 07/26/21- Meet three patients with cystic fibrosis who defied the odds and are thriving in adulthood, thanks to advances in care through the SLUCare Cystic Fibrosis Center.

  • 05/20/21- After her stroke, Layne Harmon connected with vascular surgeon Dr. Catherine Wittgen for follow-up care. "Her confidence, knowledge and expertise made me feel like I was getting the right kind of care."

  • 03/11/21- After a car accident badly damaged Darleen Drugun's vision, SLUCare optometrist Dr. Katie Loock fit her with a custom contact lens to restore clarity and quality of life.

  • 01/20/21- Alan Robbins struggled with sinus trouble for years. Previous surgeries failed to correct the problem. Then SLUCare ENT Dr. Jastin Antisdel offered a solution that finally brought relief.

  • Put your best face forward. SLUCare offers med-spa services to give your look a lift in as little as 15 minutes.

    11/18/20- Put your best face forward. SLUCare offers med-spa services to give your look a lift in as little as 15 minutes.

  • 11/03/20- With a diagnosis of breast disease, it's important to not only address the patient's physical needs, but to also alleviate fear and offer support. Dr. Katie Farrell explains how SLUCare addresses each of those needs.

  • In the new SLUCare Sight & Sound Center, optometrists and audiologists share a single, modern space to conveniently assist patients with their vision and hearing needs.

    10/26/20- In the new SLUCare Sight & Sound Center, optometrists and audiologists share a single, modern space to conveniently assist patients with their vision and hearing needs.

  • 10/06/20- "Before my operations, the pain was so bad that I couldn't lift either of my arms higher than shoulder level," says Jim H. Now he's swimming, golfing, bowling and feeling great.

  • Wish you could treat your allergies without shots? SLUCare specialists offer sublingual immunotherapy — under-the-tongue allergy drops customized just for you.

    08/24/20- Wish you could treat your allergies without shots? SLUCare specialists offer sublingual immunotherapy — under-the-tongue allergy drops customized just for you.

  • 07/01/20- Located on Grand beside the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, SLUCare's new outpatient medical building, the Center for Specialized Medicine, opens Aug. 31, 2020.

  • 03/11/20- Limb swelling can be caused by vascular or lymphatic issues. A new SLUCare clinic aims to help people with leg swelling get the right diagnosis and the right specialty care.

  • 02/19/20- Mary battled sinus congestion for years. After two surgeries and still no relief, she turned to SLUCare otolaryngologist Dr. Jastin Antisdel, who helped her breathe easy at last.

  • 08/20/19- Allergy shots have long been used to alleviate troubling allergy symptoms. But today, many patients are finding relief without injections via custom-designed allergy drops.

  • 06/19/19- Follow SLUCare physicians as they take medicine to the farthest-flung corners of the world to help those in need and to ground new doctors with life-changing human connections. Tune in June 25, 6:30 p.m., KMOV-TV 4.

  • 06/07/19- When Thomas' sudden back pain was revealed to be a life-threatening blood vessel rupture, he needed help fast. SLUCare Vascular Surgery delivered.

  • 05/28/19- When their son's "growing pains" turned out to be a cancerous bone tumor, 14-year old Quentin's parents found a lifeline in SLUCare orthopedic oncologist Dr. David Greenberg.

  • 04/22/19- When road noise kept David McLaurin from conversing with his wife in the car, he realized it was time to seek help for his hearing. SLUCare Audiology answered the call.

  • 04/16/19- Watch as SLUCare orthopedic surgeons give renewed life to patients with extreme spinal conditions, correcting deformities and giving paralyzed patients the ability to walk again.

  • 03/13/19- More than 50 years after her diagnosis, Sr. Marie Orf could no longer bear the pain of scoliosis. Spine surgeon Dr. Howard Place helped the 75-year-old return to active living.

  • 12/04/18- In this episode of The Science of Healing, see how SLUCare pediatric specialists restore sight, hearing and mobility in the earliest days of childhood.

  • 09/20/18- Fibroids affect many women, causing pain, abnormal bleeding, digestive discomfort and more. SLUCare offers options for effectively treating fibroids and relieving symptoms.

  • 09/10/18- August 16, 2018: Construction crews placed the final beam atop the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in a ceremony celebrated by SLUCare and SSM Health.

  • 07/31/18- SLUCare physicians are among a few in the nation performing a reno-portal shunt procedure that enables liver transplant surgery for people who might not otherwise be candidates.

  • 05/02/18- SLUCare urologist uses innovative methods, including grafting tissue from other parts of the body, to restore structure and functionality to the ureters, urethra and bladder.

  • 04/10/18- SLUCare doctors use modern technology and patient education to detect cancer early and intervene so people can enjoy longer, healthier lives.

  • 03/07/18- Living with varicose veins or spider veins? SLUCare vascular surgeons want you to know about new treatment options that can improve your legs' appearance and comfort.

  • 12/07/17- When Terry Bradshaw's colon cancer returned a second time, doctors referred him to a team of SLUCare specialists who developed a comprehensive plan to treat the cancer and offer Terry a brighter future.

  • 11/16/17- A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm could have taken Ronald Grzywacz's life. Fortunately, he got the right treatment at the right time.

  • 10/17/17- Three very unique patients with life-threatening illnesses are connected by the hope of science. Watch The Science of Healing early Tuesday evening to witness how SLUCare doctors at SSM Health hospitals were able to restore lives.

  • When it comes to bladder, prostate, testicular and kidney cancer, evolving medical technology is saving more lives, says Dr. Zachary Hamilton, SLUCare urologic oncologist.

    09/21/17- When it comes to bladder, prostate, testicular and kidney cancer, evolving medical technology is saving more lives, says Dr. Zachary Hamilton, SLUCare urologic oncologist.

  • 08/15/17- SLUCare Physician Group can help athletes stay active because of its comprehensive services and commitment to returning athletes to the sports they love.

  • 05/23/17- SLUCare specialists are now offering a new, minimally invasive treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). The procedure reduces side effects and recovery time over traditional surgery, while also preserving sexual function.

  • 05/02/17- "All women thinking about getting pregnant should have a preconception visit with an OB/GYN," says SLUCare obstetrician Diane Petersen, MD. Preparing your body for pregnancy contributes to healthier outcomes for both mom and baby.

  • 04/11/17- With specialists in transplant surgery, hepatology and interventional radiology, SLUCare physicians deliver coordinated treatment for liver cancer, performing tumor removal, minimally invasive procedures to shrink tumors and liver transplant surgery.

  • 01/18/17- There's a new tool helping doctors identify blood-related cancers with greater precision and speed. Ten-color flow cytometry analyzes thousands of cell particles per second, enabling faster diagnosis and earlier treatment of cancer.

  • 12/12/16- After years of trying, Nicole finally achieved her dream of becoming pregnant. But complications soon followed. Dr. Dorothea Mostello coordinated Nicole's care through her high-risk pregnancy and the successful delivery of her twin girls.

  • 12/06/16- Years playing hockey had damaged 18-year-old Luke Gassett's muscle and cartilage, causing hip pain so severe it restricted his ability to move. When physical therapy failed, he turned to SLUCare for help. "I knew I was in the right hands with Dr. Kaar."

  • 08/16/16- "I was beginning to not look people in the eye," says Clifford Aerie, whose droopy eyelids first affected his peripheral vision, then his quality of life. SLUCare ophthalmologist and ocular plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriela Espinoza turned things around.

  • 07/25/16- Watch as SLUCare physicians dramatically improve the lives of people with severe neurological and psychological disorders through deep brain stimulation. "The Science of Healing" aired Monday, June 25, 7 p.m. on KMOV-TV 4.

  • 05/09/16- SLUCare's Foreign Adoption Clinic and Educational Services (FACES) program helps families address the medical, physical, emotional and social challenges children face when settling into a new home in the U.S.

  • 05/03/16- For some, allergies are simply a seasonal nuisance. But for others, allergic reactions can be an ever-present threat. SLUCare specialist Dr. Mark Dykewicz offers advice for people with seasonal, food or insect allergies or related forms of asthma.

  • 01/11/16- Mary, a local church music director, became concerned when she suddenly had trouble singing. At the SLUCare Voice Disorder Clinic, doctors uncovered the source of the problem and gave Mary her voice back.

  • 11/16/15- For patients with movement disorders such as essential tremor or Parkinson's disease, simple tasks can pose an extreme challenge. SLUCare specialists use the latest treatments to help patients regain control in their everyday lives.

  • 07/28/15- BrainPath technology allows treatment of deep-seated brain tumors and hemorrhages that may have previously been considered inoperable. Dr. Jeroen Coppens is the first neurosurgeon in Missouri to perform this delicate surgery.

  • 06/01/15- Whether for function, form or to restore what illness took away, breast surgery has a very personal meaning for many women. SLUCare plastic surgeon Dr. Christina Plikaitis helps women achieve the shape they want to feel natural, healthy and confident.

  • 05/11/15- Strabismus, misalignment of the eyes, affects 3 to 4 percent of American children. Without help, the condition impairs vision and slows developmental skills. SLUCare pediatric ophthalmologists offer the latest treatments in a supportive, caring environment.

  • 04/27/15- Think of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures typically come to mind. But SLUCare plastic surgeons are also experts in reconstructive surgery, transplanting healthy tissue from one part of the body to another, as cancer patient Nancy Hier discovered.

  • 11/17/14- SLUCare physicians in neurosurgery and otolaryngology work together to perform skull base surgery to remove tumors endoscopically.

  • 10/27/14- SLUCare pediatric pulmonologist Dr. Blakeslee Noyes works with a team of specialists at SSM Cardinal Glennon to help young cystic fibrosis patients balance their treatment with an active lifestyle.

  • 09/22/14- High school athletes suffer an estimated 2 million sports-related injuries annually. With the minimally-invasive surgical techniques employed by SLUCare Sports Medicine, athletes can be back up and running -- literally -- much sooner than before.

  • 05/28/14- SLU Sinus Institute treats the complete range of sinus problems, from nasal blockage, allergies, recurrent infections, deviated septums and nasal polyps, to brain and eye tumors that can be accessed through the nose.