Tag: Medical

Dr. Alysia Robichau joins Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Alysia Robichau, M.D., has joined Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Robichau, a board-certified family medicine physician, is fellowship trained in primary care sports medicine, specializing in fractures, non-operative treatments of musculoskeletal injuries, and concussions. Read more…

Grant Milton transferred to Woodlands medical facility

nnnbAfter spending the last 17 days in a Waco hospital recovering from brain surgery, Highlanders football player Grant Milton was transferred to a medical facility in The Woodlands on Tuesday.

Milton, a The Woodlands High School senior, had emergency brain surgery shortly after the Highlanders state playoff game against Austin Bowie on Nov. 26 at McLane Stadium on the campus of Baylor University. click here for complete story

Breast care center opens at Houston Methodist – The Woodlands

IMG_9705_storyThe Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands opened recently with medicine-leading technology and highly trained specialists in breast cancer detection and treatment.

Developed as a spa-like environment to create a serene and nurturing experience, the breast care center is located in the new six-story, 150,000-square-foot Houston Methodist Hospital Medical Office Building 1, adjacent to the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. The hospital is under construction and scheduled to open in 2017. click here for complete story

Trauma services set to expand in Montgomery County

Local hospitals work to attain Level II trauma cent

The level of trauma care offered in Montgomery County is improving as two hospitals are working to bring high-end medical services typically found in the Texas Medical Center directly to local residents.

Conroe Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital are each working to improve their trauma designations—which is determined by the American College of Surgeons.

Both hospitals hold Level III designations, which means between 10 to 12 trauma patients per month must be transported to hospitals in the Texas Medical Center in downtown Houston, according to the Montgomery County Hospital District. Once the local hospitals attain Level II designation, they will be certified to offer the same level of trauma care in Montgomery County as Ben Taub and Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center hospitals in Houston. click here for complete story

(video) Drug Goes From $13.50 a Tablet to $750, Overnight

102781945-149262153.530x298Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug that is the standard of care for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection.

The drug, called Daraprim, was acquired in August by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up run by a former hedge fund manager. Turing immediately raised the price to $750 a tablet from $13.50, bringing the annual cost of treatment for some patients to hundreds of thousands of dollars. click here for complete story

Memorial Hermann introduces high-tech house calls


Patients with chronic medical conditions requiring frequent monitoring now have access to convenient, easy-to-use, mobile health care that sends updates to their health care providers at Memorial Hermann.
Virtual Care Check, a remote patient monitoring system from Memorial Hermann, keeps patients out of the hospital, dramatically improves quality of life, and decreases health care costs, according to co-developer Vivify Health. click here for complete story