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New Clinic & Medical Facility Designs in the Works for Memphis!

starts just over the Hernando DeSoto Bridge with St. Jude.

St. Jude’s two new tower construction projects started as part of their 2022-27 Strategic Plan which began in July, 2021. It may possibly be the largest project dollar-wise in Memphis history.

Michael Ulm, MD, a Gynecological Oncologist for the West Cancer Center with offices in Germantown, Tenn., and other locations in the region, specializes in treating ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal malignancies.

Fortunately, women who live in the Memphis region now have access to antibody-drug conjugates that target tumors while sparing healthy tissue for patients with ovary and cervical cancers.

“This gives patients effective new options for treatment when there were

few available prior to this,” Ulm said. “These exciting drugs have shown improvements in both responses to treatment as well as survival in patients with these malignancies. West Cancer Center is the only center within 200 miles with clinical trials using antibody-drug

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Gynecological Oncologist Michael Ulm Discusses Exciting New Drugs for Cancer Antibody-drug conjugates FDA-approved for patients with ovary and cervical cancers can improve outcomes. PhysicianSpotlight
Michael Ulm St. Jude Credit and special thanks to Greg Campbell
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New Clinic & Medical Facility Designs,

Campbell Clinic

Campbell Clinic is working on a new location at Poplar and Bailey Station in Collierville. They used their existing clinic at 7887 Wolf River in Germantown as the inspiration for this new location – a design that includes larger waiting rooms, ‘on stage/off stage’ clinical areas, state of the art imaging equipment, and an expanded Physical Therapy gym, which will include an outdoor component similar to the Accel Performance and Wellness located on the 1st floor

of the 7887 Wolf River location.

Keeping the look and feel of the new clinic consistent with their existing Wolf River location, allows their patients to enter any of their locations and know they are in a Campbell Orthopaedics Clinic. They use soft blues and grays and neutrals, calming artwork, soft music, lots of windows, comfortable seating and easy access to restrooms.

The new location will have its own parking lot and a convenient patient drop off and pick up. It is scheduled to open by the end of this year.

St. Jude

The plan commits $12.9 billion, which will support 2300 new jobs among other priorities. The plan includes two 15 story towers dedicated to patient care and clinical research and will cost more than $1 billion out of the plan.

According to Dr. James Downing, president and CEO, “The heart of the plan - accelerating progress globally - remains the same. This expansion ensures employees have ample resources and bandwidth to achieve that important goal.”

The plan includes investments in fundamental science initiatives

Delivering Care for Women at Every Stage of Life

across the fields of structural biology, advanced microscopy and data sciences. These efforts are directed at better defining normal biology and disease states. With this data, researchers will gain valuable insights into why diseases arise, spread or resist.

Richard C. Shadyac, Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, thanks the 12 million donors who support St. Jude. “Their incredible generosity is fueling research and care that will impact more children worldwide for generations to come.”


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MOGA Wolfchase MOGA DeSoto
Locations MEMPHIS 6745 Wolf River Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 WOLFCHASE 8110 N. Brother Blvd. Bartlett, TN 38133 DESOTO 7628 Airways Blvd. Southaven, MS 38671
MOGA Memphis (Formerly Opera Memphis)
The St. Jude campus upon completion Campbell Clinic Collierville location is scheduled to open end of this year

New Clinic & Medical Facility Designs,

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. repurposed its former administration building at 1717 West Massey Road and it is now occupied by two different BMG practices - Humphrey’s Family Practice Group and River City Pediatrics. There will also be an on-site pharmacy in the building that will open in May.

Humphrey’s Family Practice opened on February 12, with 17 exam rooms offering a walk-in clinic and after-hours acute care for illness and injury. They have five providers on staff with a sixth starting in August, 2024.

River City Pediatrics opened on February 26, with five providers. They have 14 exam rooms and are open all day Monday - Friday and on Saturday until noon.


Much thought and consideration went into the new OrthoSouth location at 2100 Exeter in Germantown. The building was formerly Baptist Rehabilitation Hospital which is now located on Germantown Parkway. OrthoSouth remodeled it and opened it to their patients in March of 2021.

The entire space was designed with patient convenience and comfort in mind:

• Plenty of natural light in the public spaces to offer a peaceful and cheery environment.

• Furniture specifically chosen in heights and shapes that would offer more comfort for patients experiencing a range of orthopedic conditions, yet without the sterile clinical feel that you find with most medical office furniture.

• A low shelf on the front desk and computer monitors in wells to enable reception staff to greet patients without having to look around a computer monitor.

• Curved designs weaved throughout the clinic to promote a peaceful and healing experience.

The colors include natural shades of blue, gray, and brown to contribute to the peaceful and calming atmosphere.

The patient waiting areas were designed to offer plenty of natural light and an assortment of seating styles to accommodate a wide range of bodies and injuries – from benches to armchairs to bar stools and sofas. There is a refreshment station, a laptop area with charging ports, and easy access to restrooms.

In consideration of the fact that many of OrthoSouth’s patients have mobility challenges, a covered entry way provides a great area for dropoff. They have helpful attendants who greet patients and have wheelchairs available for anyone who needs them. They moved all employee parking to the parking garage on the opposite end of the building, which freed up plenty of space for patients or their drivers to park as close to the OrthoSouth entry way as possible.


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Left: Baptist Medical Group’s Humphrey’s Family Practice Group and River City Pediatrics Below: Baptist Medical Group’s Waiting Area Top: OrthoSouth Main Entrance, Bottom: OrthoSouth Waiting Room

Gynecological Oncologist,

conjugates for patients with cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers – providing access to these therapies at no cost prior to FDA approval.”

These new antibody drug conjugates can improve treatment outcomes. Ulm said the ability to use genetic tumor testing to find personalized, targeted therapies to treat their patients has not only increased the effectiveness of treatments for gynecologic malignancies but has expanded the available options for patients who previously had one or two choices for therapy.

“Examples are immunotherapy in patients with cervical and uterine malignancies, as well as antibody drug conjugates for patients with cervical and uterine malignancies,” Ulm said. “Both of these targeted therapies have improved responses to treatment as well as survival in our patients.”

Uterine cancer is the most common gynecological cancer in the U.S. and many other developed countries. It is sometimes referred to as endometrial cancer or endometrial carcinoma because an estimated 90 percent of cases start in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus.

Ovarian cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. The American Cancer Society estimates for ovarian cancer in the U.S. for 2024 are that about 19,680 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer and about 12,740 women will die from ovarian cancer.

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in females. In 2018, it accounted for an estimated 570,000 new diagnoses and 311,000 deaths worldwide.

This cancer mainly develops in older women.

As with other cancers, the earlier it is detected, the better. Ulm said more effective screening increases the likelihood of early detection and cure in patients with gynecologic malignancies.

“Cervical cancer is an excellent example of a simple screening test – the pap smear and HPV testing – that has significantly decreased the mortality rate in the U.S.,” Ulm said. “Unfortunately, multiple large ovarian cancer screening trials have been negative, and some have even shown worse outcomes for patients who underwent screening. I speak for all oncologists when I say that I am excited for the potential of a blood test that looks for cancer DNA in the blood to hopefully improve our ability to detect all cancers at an early stage.”

All of the gynecologic surgeons at West Cancer Center use the robotic surgical platform to perform outpatient hysterectomies and basic surgical staging procedures for patients with both malignancies and benign gynecologic conditions. Ulm said compared to a traditional open hysterectomy, robotic surgery provides a faster recovery, less complications and less pain. Most of their patients go home the same day and recover fully in two-three weeks.

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While having access to the latest, cutting-edge technology is critical, patients also really appreciate being cared for by a physician who is kind.

“Dr. Ulm is a compassionate, thorough and insightful physician,” said West Cancer Center Chief Medical Office and Medical Oncologist Sylvia Richey, MD. “His kind approach to his patients is unsurpassed, and he makes every patient feel cared for by always being their advocate. Research is at the forefront of our mission at West Cancer Center, and Dr. Ulm actively participates in research trials and publishes academic articles. He has a passion to educate the next generation of physicians as well as the community. We are fortunate to have a physician of his caliber treating and giving hope to patients in the mid-South.”

Richey said the greatest advantage of being treated at West Cancer Center is the center’s comprehensive approach to patient care. West Cancer Center has all the services a patient needs in one place keeping the patient from being burdened with going to multiple facilities.

“Not only does West have multidisciplinary tumor boards for treatment planning but also supportive care services to help every part of the patient journey,” Richey said. “Our extensive research portfolio allows patients to receive the latest breakthroughs in cancer care before they are available to the public.”

Ulm advises four primary actions for prevention and early detection of cancer:

1. See your primary care physician on a routine basis.

2. Stay up to date on cancer screening tests (pap smears, colonoscopies, mammograms, skin checks).

3. Live a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise

4. Avoid tobacco use.

Ulm sees patients at the West Cancer Center in Germantown, and locations in Desoto, Midtown Campus/ Regional One Health Cancer Center and Jonesboro, Ark.

He graduated with honors from University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, College of Medicine in 2011. Having more than 12 years of diverse experiences, especially in Gynecological Oncology, Ulm affiliates with many hospitals including St Bernards Medical Center, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, Regional One Health, St Francis Hospital. He cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in many medical groups.

Ulm is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery focused practice and Gynecologic Oncology.

Ulm lives in East Memphis with his wife, who is also a surgeon, and three young children. They enjoy spending time together including visiting the Memphis Zoo and the Memphis Botanic Garden and attending Memphis Grizzlies games.

“My” Money‚ — Or “Our” Money? The Pros



Of Pooling Finances With Your Significant Other

Some couples face a difficult (and sometimes awkward) question when they decide tie the knot: Should they combine their finances, keep them separate, or do a little of both?

What they decide depends on a lot of different factors—including how comfortable they are comingling their money and whether they have confidence in their partner’s spending habits. Studies have found that couples who combine their credit-card, bank, and investing accounts are happier in the long term.1 Their pooled resources help them achieve traditional goals such as saving for retirement and buying a house—and leads to greater wealth. The Wall Street Journal reports that married couples hold four times as much wealth as unmarried couples who live together, and researchers say combining finances is one reason for that.2

There are also other benefits to pooling finances, according to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.3 The study shows that couples who pool all of their money experience greater relationship satisfaction and are less likely to break up. This is especially true for couples with low household income or those experiencing financial distress. Couples who openly talk about money issues are more likely to be on the same page—and more likely to achieve their financial goals, according to the study.

Survey reveals financial secrets

According to a 2022 survey by CreditCards.com, 43% of couples have only joint baking accounts, 34% have a mix of joint and separate accounts, and 23% keep their finances completely separate.4

Some of them admitted to being “financially unfaithful,” according to survey results. For example, 32% of respondents admitted to one—or all—of the following:

• Spending more than their partners would be comfortable with

• Holding secret debt and/or a secret credit card, checking account, or savings account

Young adults and millennials were more likely to keep financial secrets from their partners, and the reason could be because their

relationships are in their earlier stages than respondents who are Gen Xers and baby boomers.5

Tips for strengthening financial compatibility

Money is a common cause of stress in relationships, but the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has some tips to help reduce the chances of financial tension between couples6:

• Start a conversation early in your relationship. Keep it simple. Talk about debt, any specific financial goals, and your money habits. Your early conversations should also include discussing how your respective families handled money while you were growing up. Also, do you have any money quirks?

• Share financial facts. Discuss your income and assets, and avoid being judgmental—because you’re a team. Talk about whether to combine your financial assets, or keep some independent accounts (especially if one of you has kids). If you combine finances, talk about any ground rules, such as limits on how much can be spent for personal items.

• Establish a joint spending and saving plan. A simple joint budget that you work on together is a good place to start. Add up your monthly income (after taxes) and your anticipated expenses. Refine it together as needed. Also, check to see if you can save money by combining certain accounts, such as insurance.

• Set short-term and long-term priorities. Do you want to buy a new house, wipe out debt, plan your trip of a lifetime? Talk about your priorities and goals—and set joint goals.

• Set dates for goals and checking in with each other. Also, have a conversation about which of you should be the primary bookkeeper, paying bills and ensuring no account is at risk of becoming overdrawn. Keep the conversations going, and review your budget regularly, making adjustments as needed.

Like all plans, some adjustments may be needed. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice from your CPA or financial advisor if you need more guidance.

Chirag Chauhan, MBA, AIF®, CFP® is the managing partner of Bluff City Advisory Group in Memphis, Tennessee For more info, please visit bluffcityadvisory com.

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The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 4, 2022: Couples Who Combine Finances are Happier, so Why Don’t More Do it? The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 7, 2022: Moving in Together Doesn’t Match the Financial Benefits of Marriage, but Why? APA PsycNet: Pooling Finances and Relationship Satisfaction Creditcards.com, Jan. 27, 2022: 32% of Coupled U.S. Adults Have Cheated on Their Partners Financially Creditcards.com, Jan. 27, 2022: 32% of Coupled U.S. Adults Have Cheated on Their Partners Financially 360degrees of Financial Literacy, American Institute of CPAs: Love & Money: 5 Steps to Help Couples Strengthen Financial Compatibility Important Disclosures This material is for general information only and is not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. There is no assurance that the views or strategies discussed are suitable for all investors or will yield positive outcomes. Investing involves risks including possible loss of principal. This material was prepared by LPL Financial. Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. To the extent you are receiving investment advice from a separately registered independent investment advisor that is not an LPL Financial affiliate, please note LPL Financial makes no representation with respect to such entity.
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New Clinic & Medical Facility Designs,

Zenith Vascular & Fibroid Center

Zenith Vascular & Fibroid Center has recently relocated its headquarters to a new, state-ofthe-art facility. Effective May 6, 2024, they will operate from the new location at 5645 Murray Ave, Memphis, conveniently situated near the intersection of I-240 and Poplar Ave., providing enhanced capabilities and expanded services to better serve patients.

The new 10,000-square-foot facility represents a significant milestone in Zenith Vascular & Fibroid Center’s commitment to innovation and excellence in vascular and fibroid care. Equipped with advanced medical technologies and designed with patient comfort


Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association adding Gregory J. Burana, MD

MOGA, one of the largest OB/GYN provider groups in the Mid-South, is welcoming a new MD, Dr. Gregory J. Burana, to their practices. Formerly with Adams Patterson OB/GYN, Dr. Burana will see patients at MOGA Memphis offices in East Memphis and Bartlett/Wolfchase areas.

“MOGA has been growing and I am excited to join them as they continue to offer the region quality and state of the art care in their facilities located and designed for patients,” said Burana. “My background and experience fit nicely with the model of excellence in women’s care they achieve.”

Burana is an undergraduate of Clemson University and received his MD and residency training from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis.

He is a board-certified Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the American Medical Association, TMA, Memphis & Shelby County OB/GYN Society, and American Association of Gynecologic

in mind, the facility will enable the center to continue delivering the highest quality care while accommodating the growing needs of its patients.

Zenith’s original concept has always been high quality care in a spa-like atmosphere. They continued that with the new location. The original branding was established by Farmhouse Marketing and a soothing blue color was used as the dominant color along with a clean white. Dr. Phil Zeni and his staff feel patients respond best to medical care in a clean relaxed atmosphere.

In both the current location and new location, they do not have waiting areas. They have reception. The idea was to make it more like a hotel lobby with comfortable

Laparoscopists. He also serves as clinical faculty for the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

His practice at MOGA includes general obstetrics and gynecology with special interests in high-risk obstetrics, basic infertility, menopause, and minimally invasive surgery including: robotic-assisted surgery, laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy.

Patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Burana now through the MOGA website at www.mogamd.com

Andrew Smith, MD, PhD, named chair of Diagnostic Imaging at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has announced Andrew Smith, MD, PhD, as the new chair of the Diagnostic Imaging Department. He is a nationally recognized academic radiologist with expertise in body and oncologic imaging, clinical trials and imaging research and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in imaging and medicine.

couches, high ceilings and even chandeliers, where patients are quickly greeted and taken back either to procedure areas or clinic.

Being a vascular clinic means seeing a number of patients who have undergone amputation and are of limited mobility. The new location was originally constructed in 1979 and had very poor handicap access. Our priority was to modernize all the doors with push button handicap access and widening of all interior doors. In the second phase of our project, we will continue into the parking lot by making smooth transitions from patient drop-off and discharge allowing minimal barriers to handicap access. Weatherproof canopies for rainy days have also been added.

“Dr. Smith brings a wealth of knowledge and innovation to St. Jude,” said James R. Downing, MD, St. Jude president and CEO. “His expertise in the responsible use of AI in diagnostic imaging will play an integral role in shaping the future of pediatric cancer care here.”

St. Jude Diagnostic Imaging is the only broad-based pediatric radiology program committed largely to childhood cancer. The department’s research programs span multiple facets of imaging: functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), spectroscopy, metabolic and molecular imaging and AI in imaging.

“I was drawn to the mission of St. Jude and the opportunity to make a difference for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases,” said Smith. “I will guide Diagnostic Imaging as a servant leader and provide a shared vision for St. Jude to become a global innovator in cancer imaging. We will extend our impact through research, and develop, validate and integrate new AI solutions into our clinical trials and practice.”

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Zenith Vascular & Fibroid Center’s new, state-of-the-art facility Gregory J. Burana

Welcome Our Newest Provider

Andrew Poret, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery

Andrew Poret, MD is a dual board-certified general and cardiothoracic surgeon with over 35 years of medical experience. He earned his undergraduate degree and medical degree at Louisiana State University and completed two residencies and a fellowship at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Poret’s areas of interest include:

• Complex aortic surgery, including root replacement

• Complex aortic and mitral valve repairs and replacements

• Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

• Coronary artery bypass

• Atrial fibrillation surgery

• Vascular surgery, including carotid endarterectomy and peripheral arterial disease

• Lung surgery, including lung cancer

• Video-assisted thoracoscopy

• Lung, pleural and pericardial disease

• Abdominal aortic and thoracic aneurysms

• Structural heart disease

Dr. Poret is accepting new patients.

Saint Francis Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Associates

6005 Park Ave., Ste. 802 Memphis, TN 38119

To make an appointment, call 901-236-0508. Scan the QR code to learn more about Dr. Poret.

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inventor on 30 patents and has led U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance on a number of AI and imaging devices. He is also a co-founder and board member of three startup companies providing AI solutions and consulting in the field of radiology.

“Dr. Smith’s diverse training, experience, entrepreneurial spirt and innovation in the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in radiology have uniquely prepared him to lead the Department of Diagnostic Imaging,” said Ellis J. Neufeld, MD, PhD, St. Jude executive vice president and clinical director.

Smith earned his MD and PhD at the Medical College of Ohio. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency and abdominal imaging fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is a Society of Advanced Body Imaging board member and a Society of Abdominal Radiology fellow, where he cochairs the Emerging Technology Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

Beth McCarville, MD, has served as interim chair of St. Jude Diagnostic Imaging since the untimely passing of the late Zoltan Patay, MD, PhD, who held the position from 2017 to 2022. She will continue in her roles as Clinical Radiation and Body Imaging Section chief.

Regional One Health President and CEO Awarded 2024 Community Ovation Award by Domo

Reginald Coopwood, MD, president and CEO of Regional One Health, was awarded Executive of the Year – 2024 Community Ovation Award by Domo, a cloud-based software company specializing in business intelligence tools and data visualization.

This is the second annual Domo Community Ovation Awards. The Ovation Awards spotlight Domo customers who are making a lasting impact in their organizations and communities through innovative uses of data and Domo. Domo received over 200 nominations across 12 different categories to identify the most innovative examples of AI leadership, business applications, community impact, philanthropy, overall excellence and more.

2023, Zenith formed a new partnership with Dr. Majors, bringing together their expertise to offer comprehensive vascular and fibroid care solutions to patients in the Memphis area.

Dr. Majors is a board-certified vascular surgeon with over 10 years of surgical experience in Memphis. She has been named Top Female Vascular Surgeon by Women in Medicine and has a stellar reputation among her surgical peers in the community as a technically talented surgeon. She is a devoted educator of her patients and the next generation of medical professionals as an Arnold P Gold Humanism Honor Society member. Dr. Majors is the limb salvage director at the center and specializes in complex peripheral arterial disease procedures, aortic aneurysms, and carotid disease.

Dr. Phillip Zeni Jr is the founding member of Zenith VFC and has over 20 years of vascular interventional experience. He has published research papers and mentored countless residents during his 15year tenure as Chairman of Interventional Radiology at Baptist Memorial Hospital here in Memphis. He specializes in advanced embolic procedures including uterine fibroid treatment, benign prostatic hypertrophy therapy, and new treatments for knee pain related to arthritis.

Dr. Riley Jones achieves Certified Physician Status through the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s new program

your standard orthopedic injury. Everyone has an interest in getting that patient back to work as quickly and safely as possible, and it requires a lot of coordination and communication across the board.”

The CPP is a voluntary program for physicians who provide workers’ compensation services. Only a small number of Tennessee providers are CPP-certified at this time, though many more who are not yet certified have provided competent employer services for decades prior to the new program.

Tenet St. Francis Announces New Physicians

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis recently appointed Kelechi Uzoma Iwuji, MD, as the new Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation.

In this role, Dr. Iwuji is responsible for overseeing the hospital’s dedicated 29-bed inpatient rehab program, which provides comprehensive therapy to patients who have experienced cardiac and pulmonary conditions such as a stroke, cardiothoracic surgery, or a major illness or trauma to the heart or lungs.

OrthoSouth is pleased to announce that Dr. Riley Jones, who is board certified in orthopedic surgery, has received certification as a Certified Physician through the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. With decades of experience in the area, Dr. Jones is a long-time leader in orthopedic work injuries in the Memphis area.

The Certified Physicians Program (CPP) is a relatively new program designed to train and certify physicians “to perform all of the tasks that the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law requires,” per the Tennessee Department of Labor website. The program has two main goals: increasing access for injured workers to trained physicians, and reducing the number of days that injured workers are out of work.

Saint Francis Medical Partners recently welcomed Joseph Okolo, MD, a vascular surgeon and interventional cardiologist, who will be joining Pranab Das, MD; Supreeya Swarup, MD; and Andrew Watson, MD, at Saint Francis Cardiology Associates-Memphis, a part of Saint Francis Medical Partners. Dr. Okolo provides peripheral vascular, general cardiology and interventional cardiology services, pacemaker and defibrillator services, and vascular/circulation medicine. He performs cardiac catheterizations and stents, stent implantations for blocked arteries, and pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillation implantations.

He will also serve as Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Saint Francis-Memphis.

Many of the complex processes involved in handling work injuries are not taught in medical school, including the processes of determining causation and maximum medical improvement, the Bureau’s definition of permanent impairment, modified duty, etc. A physician who completes voluntary CPP training has demonstrated a willingness to take on the extra responsibilities that come with providing care for patients injured at work.

Saint Francis Medical Partners welcomes Harvey Andrew Poret, III, MD, a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, who recently joined Dr. G. Philip Schoettle at Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, a part of Saint Francis Medical Partners. Dr. Poret provides cardiovascular and thoracic surgery services, including coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic valve repair or replacement, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair or replacement, lung surgery, thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, dissections, including endovascular procedures, carotid endarterectomy, and peripheral vascular surgery.

Saint Francis Medical Partners also welcomed Dr. Karmen McPherson as a new OB/GYN provider. She will practice at Saint Francis Medical Partners-OBGYN.

For Dr. Jones, the certification is simply an acknowledgement by the Bureau of the same willingness and expertise he has demonstrated for decades in his workers’ compensation practice. As newer orthopedic surgeons enter this practice area, he hopes they will take the time to learn the nuances involved in navigating work injuries. “When an employee is injured on the job,” he says, “there’s a little bit more involved than

Dr. McPherson’s areas of practice and special interests include cervical and breast cancer screenings, gynecologic care for adolescents and adults, general and highrisk obstetrical care, prenatal care, pregnancy and infertility issues, and well-woman visits.

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Zenith Vascular welcomes Jacqueline Majors, MD Phillip Zeni, Jr, MD FSIR, welcomes Jacqueline Majors, MD to his practice. In
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