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10 Reasons to Visit the Minor Med
last updated:
Mon, 4/26/2010 9:07 AM
  1. No appointments necessary
  2. Open 7 days a week, including holidays
  3. Four convenient locations (Hacks Cross, Cordova, Union Ave., & Olive Branch)
  4. Avoid long waits at the ER for minor injuries
  5. Quick turn around time
  6. Friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable staff
  7. Treatments for:
    Colds & Flu
    Ear Aches
    Sprains / Strains
    Infections
    Minor Cuts and Burns
  8. Services, such as:
    X-rays
    Lab tests (including but not limited to: strep, flu, urinalysis, mono, accuchecks, and CBCs)
    Pregnancy tests
    Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines
    Worker's Compensation and Occupational Medicine
  9. Referrals made within the Methodist System
  10. Patient & Family-Centered Care - both patient and family are welcome in our facilities

So, the next time you can't get in to see your primary care physician, please stop in and see us at one of our Minor Med locations. You will find prompt friendly service and look forward to assisting you with your healthcare needs.

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Gale Dering is the clinic manager at the Methodist Minor Medical Center on Hacks Cross. All opinions expressed here are those of their authors and not of their employer. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice.

Transplants in Memphis Tennessee
last updated:
Thu, 4/01/2010 1:01 PM

The Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute has had a presence in Memphis for quite sometime and has been evolving at a rapid pace in recent years to meet the needs of our patients. To introduce ourselves today I wanted to share a few facts about why I am so proud to call the Transplant Institute home.

  • Patients have come to Methodist from across the United States for their transplant care. Recently, we have transplanted patients from as far and wide as Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, and Maryland, just to name a few. For those patients, we have overnight guest rooms available for their families.

  • The Transplant Institute is ranked as one of the top ten liver transplant centers in the United States

  •  The Transplant Institute has successfully performed over 420 living donor kidney transplants. Our living donor liver transplant program is currently being revitilized. 

  •  Any patient who has a transplant has more than 15 different health care workers who all contribute the transplant process. This includes surgeons, medical doctors, nurses, social workers, financial case managers, pharmacists and many others.

  • Since we began, the Transplant Institute has performed over 3300 solid organ transplants. In 2009, the transplant institute had a record year, performing 129 liver transplants, 122 kidney transplants, 2 pancreas transplants and 6 combined kidney-pancreas transplants.

  • A little history: The first kidney transplant was performed in 1970 at the UT Bowld hospital. The Bowld was the sixth kidney transplant program in the country. In 1984, the first liver transplant was performed, making UT the 3rd liver transplant program nationwide. In 2004, after many successful years, the Transplant Institute relocated to our new home at Methodist University Hospital. As you can see, the Transplant Institute is a busy place. We spend our time dedicated to ensuring every patient is given the best care during every aspect of their transplant experience.

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Amanda Dean is a Nurse Practitioner at the Pre-Transplant Clinic. For more information contact the Transplant Institute at transplant@methodisthealth.org. All opinions expressed here are those of their authors and not of their employer. Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. Locate a transplant surgeon in Tennessee or call 866.805.7710 for more information.

Taking Charge of My Health
last updated:
Thu, 4/01/2010 11:28 AM

What can I do about my health? Don't wait until 2011 to make a new year's resolution. Today is the best day to start! Taking charge of your health is the best way to live the healthy life you want. Know your options. Pay attention to your body. And, communicate with your healthcare provider. That’s us. We’ve brought together physicians from our hospitals and outpatient locations to share information with you about how you can be prepared and informed for any experience with us at Methodist Healthcare.

We want to work with you and your family to provide the best quality of care. Our specialty areas, The Neuroscience Institute, The Transplant Institute, The Cancer Center and The Cardiovascular Institute, help us provide superior quality healthcare to Memphis, Tennessee and the Mid-South. But, if you have questions about any other health topics or services we offer, just let us know! This is a place for you to be able to say, "Hey, it's My Health we're talking about here!"

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