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Vitamin D Deficiency
 
If you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegan diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to skin being exposed to sunlight. It is also occurs naturally in a few foods -- including some fish, fish liver oils, and egg yolks -- and in fortified dairy and grain products.

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Traditionally, vitamin D deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. But increasingly, research is revealing the importance of vitamin D in protecting against a host of health problems.


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Occupational Health

Oswego Community Hospital as a long time business in SEK with a full staff and various locations to manage is ready to assist you in the health care management of your employees. 

There are several plans available that can be customized to your business and needs.  

Contact the Occupational Health program director Roger Vance to learn how to put this cost savings program to work in your business.  



Good Health Works Together

 

What is a Medical Home? View a short video to learn more. Click here. 

pchome.jpgThe Medical Home is an innovative, team-based approach to providing health care. A partnership develops between the patient, his or her primary care physician and a health care team.

Together, following evidence-based guidelines for medical care, the team will coordinate the services you need to provide the best healthcare possible.

What are the changes you as a patient can anticipate?


Team Based Care:
Your primary care physician will work with the rest of the team of primary care providers, nurses and support staff. This team will work with you to provide all of your healthcare needs.     

Improved Healthcare Access:
You no longer need to use urgent care centers to be seen for urgent issues during working hours. Either your primary care physician or one of their colleagues will see you on the very day you have an urgent healthcare need. You can call ahead and schedule or use our webpage to schedule with your primary care if there is availability on his/her schedule and/or you can come to the office during our all-day walk in clinic where there is always a physician available.

Routine and follow-up care will be provided in a timely manner and can be arranged by contacting our team directly.

Improved Communication and Access to Information:
You can communicate with a Medical Home Team member anytime during normal working hours by calling the clinic number.

We have also implemented our website that will allow you to electronically communicate with your healthcare team, and receive electronic communication regarding issues and concerns.

How will I contact my Medical Home Team?
You can contact your Medical Home Team directly to arrange an appointment or to discuss healthcare needs by calling the clinic phone number listed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays).

You can also use the webpage to contact us. Outside of normal clinic hours for urgent matters you can call the same number and your call will be answered by a Registered Nurse.

If needed, they will contact the on-call doctor to give you a call. Please continue to call 911 for all emergencies.  


Patient Responsibilities?


We ask that patients provide a complete medical history and information about care obtained outside the practice.  Ask questions about your illness and take an active role in your care.

Electronic Communications
for Your Convenience.
Convenience and being accessible are two very important features in both the  Oswego Community Clinic and Chetopa Community Clinic.

In order to do both and provide the "family centered care" needed in the communities both community clinic provide electronic communication services.
Now you can use your smart phone or internet connection to E-mail your communications to either clinic.

Services that are available include:
arranging for an appointment
getting a prescription information refilled
asking for more information about the services at both clinics

Email contacts are:
Oswego Community Clinic ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Phone:
620-795-2119


Email contacts are:
Chetopa Community Clinic ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Phone: 620-236-7351

 
Healthy Habits Pass’em on  to your kids

wellness.jpgParents are the first, and most important, role models for their children. Children possess the incredibly powerful skill of observation and will model their behavior from what they see at home. The best way to raise children with positive self-esteem and healthy habits is to practice what you preach and lead by example.  

Here are six ways you can model healthy habits for your children: Never eat in the pantry, at the fridge or in front of the TV: Always sit down with a plate, even if you’re just having a snack. Sitting down and taking the time to eat helps you connect with the food you’re eating. Making yourself a plate will help you think about what and how much you’re going to eat, instead of mindlessly eating without even realizing how much you’ve had.
 
Build your plate around healthy choices :Whenever possible everyone at the table should have the same food on their plate- or the same options available to them. Make sure 50 percent of everyone’s plate consists of vegetables and then add on proteins and starchy vegetables or grains. Even if they don’t eat all the veggies, children are more likely to be willing to try new foods if they see others eating and enjoying them.  

Discuss the health benefits of food and avoid conversations about food making people fat: Focusing on the positive aspects of food and how the vitamins and proteins help our brains function, give us energy and make us strong and healthy can help make children excited about eating healthy foods. Negative food or weight-related comments increases the chance of poor eating and body image issues as they get older. Limit access to junk food and make healthy options readily available.  

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Dr. Shashank B. Radadiya, MD  / Rheumatology

radadiya.jpgDr. Radadiya  can treat and medically manage patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Call to schedule an appointment.

What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that destroy joints, bones, muscles, cartilage and other connective tissues, hampering or halting physical movement. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of inflammatory arthritis and an autoimmune disease. In RA, for reasons no one fully understands, the immune system – which is designed to protect our health by attacking foreign cells such as viruses and bacteria – instead attacks the body’s own tissues, specifically the synovium, a thin membrane that lines the joints.

As a result of the attack, fluid builds up in the joints, causing pain in the joints and inflammation that’s systemic – meaning it can occur throughout the body.

What causes it?
The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not yet known. Most scientists agree that a combination of genetic and environmental factors is responsible. Researchers have identified genetic markers that cause a tenfold greater probability of developing rheumatoid arthritis. These genes are associated with the immune system, chronic inflammation or the development and progression of RA. Still, not all people with these genes develop rheumatoid arthritis and not all people with the disease have these genes.

What are the effects?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease, meaning it can’t be cured. Most people with RA experience intermittent bouts of intense disease activity, called flares.  In some people the disease is continuously active and gets worse over time. Others enjoy long periods of remission – no disease activity or symptoms at all. Evidence shows that early diagnosis, early treatment, and aggressive treatment to put the disease into remission is the best means of avoiding joint destruction, organ damage and disability.

The symptoms and course of rheumatoid arthritis vary from person to person and can change on a daily basis. Your joints may feel warm to the touch and you might notice a decreased range of motion, as well as inflammation, swelling and pain in the areas around the affected joints.  Rheumatoid arthritis is symmetrical, meaning if a joint on one side of the body is affected, the corresponding joint on the other side of the body is also involved.

Because the inflammation is systemic, you’re likely to feel fatigued and you may become anemic, lose your appetite and run a low-grade fever.

In the long term, rheumatoid arthritis may affect many different joints and cause damage to cartilage, tendons and ligaments – it can even wear away the ends of your bones. One common outcome is joint deformity and disability.

Call and make an appointment today.
Oswego Clinic  620-795-2119

 

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Oswego Community Hospital! 

We hope that the information that you find within these pages about the hospital is informative and helpful.  The website is a work in progress so plan on being a frequent visitor as we look forward to providing you with information regarding the development of the upcoming new facility and a wide variety of topics in the future.

Oswego Community Hospital wants to be the facility of choice when you need routine healthcare services.  Our mission is to provide quality healthcare to our community, placing the needs of our patients first.

Oswego Community Hospital will open its new facility in early 2009 which will offer state of the art diagnostic capabilities as well as other enhanced and expanded services.  (Please explore the regularly posted pictures of the building process now available online under Construction Updates).  Until that time, efforts have been initiated to expand and improve services for the benefit of our patients and the greater community.Oswego Community Hospital! 

 

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   Oswego Community Hospital, Oswego Community Clinic, and the Chetopa Community Clinic does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

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