News from Wright State Physicians

Plastic surgeon Sunishka M. Wimalawansa, M.D., M.B.A., joins Wright State Physicians

Dr. Wimalawansa(Sept. 3, 2015) Plastic surgeon Sunishka M. Wimalawansa, M.D., M.B.A., has joined Wright State Physicians Plastic Surgery and is seeing patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton VA Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital.

Wimalawansa is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, cosmetic surgery, microsurgery and skin cancer/lesions.


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about plastic surgery

face(August 6, 2015) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Exploring Plastic Surgery Beyond the Skin,” Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is Salim N. Mancho, D.O., assistant professor of plastic surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He will speak about head, neck and trunk reconstruction in addition to reconstructive surgery in the pediatric population.


Family nurse practitioner joins Wright State Physicians Internal Medicine

Christina Carter(July 20, 2015) Christina Carter, B.S.N, M.S., FNP-BC, a family nurse practitioner, joined Wright State Physicians Internal Medicine and is accepting new patients at the practice’s offices at 1222 S. Patterson Blvd. in Dayton.

As a board-certified family nurse practitioner, Carter is helping Wright State Physicians Internal Medicine meet the growing demand for primary and preventive care. Her areas of clinical expertise include adult care, women’s health, wellness and tobacco cessation.


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about arthritis of the ankle

X-ray of a foot(June 29, 2015) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Arthritis of the Ankle,” on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is Richard T. Laughlin, M.D., chair and professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.


Local man grateful for skin cancer screening event

Lee and Donna Vance(June 26, 2015) When Lee Vance’s wife, Donna, signed him up for a free skin cancer screening event at the Wright State Physicians Health Center, they had no idea what a life-saving decision that would turn out to be.

At the screening, dermatologist Julian Trevino, M.D., became concerned about a spot he saw on Lee's neck that looked like it could be melanoma. He knew he had to move quickly because the Vances were about to leave for a 10-month road trip.

“In under a week, we were able to diagnose Lee and completely remove his melanoma.” Trevino said. “This annual skin cancer screening program does save people’s lives.”


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about diet and exercise

running woman(June 5, 2015) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “The Evidence Behind Diet and Exercise: Fact or Fiction,” on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is Justin Lodge, P.T., D.P.T., a physical therapist with Wright State Physicians Physical Therapy.


Wright State Physicians Family Medicine earns national recognition for patient-centered care

PCMH logo(June 2, 2015) The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Wright State Physicians Family Medicine of Dayton, Ohio, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

“NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Wright State Physicians Family Medicine has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.”


May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

asthma awareness month logo(May 11, 2015) More than 22 million people living in the United States have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, more than 50 million Americans suffer from all types of allergies.

Locally, Wright State Physicians, a multispecialty physicians group affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, is encouraging those suffering from asthma and allergies to see a physician in May, which is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.


Local dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings May 11-15

melanoma(April 22, 2015) Skin cancer affects one in five Americans. However, skin cancer has a better than 98 percent cure rate if it is detected and treated early, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

As part of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®, local Dayton-area dermatologists are offering free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 11-15. Morning and afternoon appointments will be available at several locations throughout the region. Because space is limited, appointments are required.


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about plastic surgery at Wright State Physicians Health Center

image of a face(April 10, 2015) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Plastic Surgery: Not Just Another Pretty Face,” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is R. Michael Johnson, M.D., FACS, professor and chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He also is director of the Plastic Surgery Residency program.


Wright State Physicians doctor: options are available for infertility

Wright State Physicians Health Center(April 7, 2015) One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy, according to the National Infertility Association. As part of National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-25, Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., a reproductive endocrinologist with Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology, is working to raise awareness about infertility and the options to treat it.

“Infertility is more common than some people realize,” said Lindheim, who also is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. “Many infertility cases can be treated with medicine or surgery.”


Fewer tests, more patient involvement key to lowering health care costs, says Wright State physician

Roberto Colon, M.D.(March 11, 2015) About 30 percent of health care costs in the United States — more than $750 billion annually — is spent on wasted care, according to the American College of Physicians. Wright State Physicians practitioners like Roberto Colon, M.D., director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Wright State, are concerned about the common misperception by doctors and patients that more tests and medications are better for patients.

Colon is committed to changing physician practices by starting with medical residents. “We realize that some of the tests we have been doing, we could do without,” he said. “We can change practices by teaching our residents correctly.”


Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology supports Endometriosis Awareness MonthEndometriosis Awareness Month logo

(March 5, 2015) Endometriosis affects 6.5 million women and girls in the United States and more than 89 million women worldwide. The hormonal and immune system disease is linked to numerous cancers, including ovarian cancer, autoimmune diseases and allergic diseases, according to the Endometriosis Association.  

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. During this national health observances month, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology is encouraging women to ask their physicians about this disease, which affects girls as young as eight years old as well as women up to 80.


Wright State Physicians now provides financial counseling to patients

Tory Kirsch(Feb. 13, 2015) To better meet the needs of patients, Wright State Physicians now offers financial counseling services.

Tory Kirsch oversees the management of the organization’s self-pay accounts receivable and provides accurate cost-of-care estimates before services are rendered.

Wright State Physicians has created this new position to provide customer service and financial counseling to patients because of the increased volume of patient out-of-pocket expenses for those with high deductible plans and no insurance.


Wright State Physicians Health Center adds clinical laboratory for highly complex lab testing for rheumatology practice

William Venanzi, M.D.(Feb. 13, 2015) Rheumatology patients can now have complex laboratory testing performed at Wright State Physicians Health Center. By providing laboratory results rapidly at the point of care, patients will receive high quality care and effective treatment without the delays and additional cost of outside laboratory testing.

William Venanzi, M.D., a rheumatologist with 25 years of experience in rheumatology and laboratory medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, led a dedicated team of Wright State Physicians staff members in the certification process of the clinical laboratory, which will make health care as seamless and rapid as possible for patients while reducing costs.


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about hip problems at Wright State Physicians Health CenterWright State Physicians Health Center

(Feb. 9, 2015) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Hip Problems: From Womb to Tomb,” on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is James C. Binski, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in limb lengthening and deformity correction for adults and children.


Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology promotes regular screening tests during Cervical Health Awareness Month Wright State Physicians Health Center

(Jan. 22, 2015) As part of Cervical Health Awareness Month, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology is encouraging women to talk to their physicians about preventing cervical cancer. Of the more than 12,000 women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, 4,000 die, according to the American Sexual Health Association and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition.


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about knee replacement

X-ray of a knee(Jan. 13, 2015) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Total Knee Arthroplasty — Facts and Myths,” on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public. The speaker is Matthew W. Lawless, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who focuses on knee issues.


Wright State University, Wright State Physicians add wheel-chair accessible sidewalk to health center on WSU campus

Wright State Physicians Health Center(Jan. 9, 2015) To better serve Wright State University students with disabilities, Wright State University and Wright State Physicians recently completed construction of a barrier-free, wheel-chair accessible sidewalk from the campus shuttle stop in Raider Lot 20 to the Wright State Physicians Health Center.

“We recognized that students in wheel chairs, who traveled to the Wright State Physicians Health Center, either by the campus shuttle or the campus path, did not have direct, barrier-free access to our facility,” said Alan Marco, M.D., M.M.M., president and CEO of Wright State Physicians. “We wanted to make our building even more accessible to those students.”


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Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about spine conditions at Wright State Physicians Health Center

(Nov. 12, 2014) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Common Spine Conditions,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.


Wright State Physicians Family Medicine now offers travel education and immunization services at Wright State Physicians Health Center

Bandaid on arm(Oct. 15, 2014) For those who plan to travel outside the United States, Wright State Physicians Family Medicine now offers travel education and immunization services at the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University.


Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology offers relief for women with urinary incontinence

Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A.(Oct. 14, 2014) For many women, running, exercising, sneezing or coughing can result in urine leaking, causing embarrassment and discomfort. Of the 25 million American adults who experience urinary incontinence, 75 percent are women, according to the National Association for Continence. Many of these women wait more than six years to seek treatment. Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., medical director of Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology, and his colleague, Geoffrey Towers, M.D., now offer Lyrette™, an outpatient, nonsurgical, FDA-cleared, in-office treatment performed under local anesthetic.


Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., receives board certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology logo(Oct. 10, 2014) In addition to being certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Jerome L. Yaklic, M.D., M.B.A., has been certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Yaklic is chair of the Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the medical director of Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology. He sees patients at the Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology offices at the Wright State Physicians Health Center, Miami Valley Hospital and the Five Rivers Health Center for Women’s Health.


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about rheumatoid arthritis at Wright State Physicians Health Center

arthritic hands(Oct. 9, 2014) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “New Insights into Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis,” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public. The speaker is William E. Venanzi, M.D., FACP, assistant professor of internal medicine and chair of the Division of Rheumatology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.


Miami Valley Hospital Foundation honors Linda Barney, M.D., FACS, as outstanding medical professional

Linda Barney, M.D.Miami Valley Hospital Foundation honored Linda M. Barney, M.D., FACS, as an outstanding medical professional at a Champions of Hope cancer fundraiser on Sept. 18. She was one of five individuals honored in the battle against cancer.

Barney is certified by the American Board of Surgery. She serves as an associate professor of surgery for Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, associate program director for the General Surgery Residency Program at Miami Valley Hospital and director of the Division of General Surgery for Wright State Physicians.


Wright State Physicians refinances health center building through Greene County Port Authority, saves $3 million over 20 years

Wright State Physicians Health Center(Sept. 10, 2014) Wright State Physicians Inc. will save $3 million over 20 years through tax- exempt bonds issued by the Greene County Port Authority to refinance the Wright State Physicians Health Center building (725 University Blvd.) in Fairborn. The Wright State Physicians Health Center, a 66,000-square-foot, three-story, state-of-the-art facility, opened on the campus of Wright State University in June 2012.


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about ankle arthritis at Wright State Physicians Health Center

ankle arthritis image(Sept. 4, 2014) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Ankle Arthritis,” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.


Wright State Physicians Family Medicine now offers same-day appointments at the Wright State Physicians Health Center

Dr. Clark checking a young patient(August 20, 2014) To better meet the needs of patients, Wright State Physicians Family Medicine now offers same-day appointments at the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University.

The practice reserves a majority of patient appointment times during each day for same-day access appointments. Patients can call and schedule on the day they wish to be seen.


Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics to offer educational session about forefoot injuries at Wright State Physicians Health Center

foot Xray(August 8, 2014) Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Forefoot Injuries,” on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is Gregory L. Barbour, D.P.M., a podiatrist with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics.


Orthopaedic spine surgeon Mark Kayanja, M.D., Ph.D., is joining Wright State Physicians on campus of Wright State University

Photo of Mark Kayanja, M.D.(July 21, 2014) Orthopaedic spine surgeon Mark Kayanja, M.D., Ph.D., is joining Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics and will begin seeing patients on Aug. 11 at the Wright State Physicians Health Center, Miami Valley Hospital and Atrium Medical Center.

Kayanja, formerly of CORE Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery. In his new role with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics, he will treat several conditions, including spinal deformity, degenerative spinal conditions, spine fractures, spine infections and spine tumors.


Wright State Physicians dermatologist commends FDA for protecting teens from hazardous tanning bed radiation

Tanning Bed(June 25, 2014) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has established stricter regulations of indoor tanning devices to help protect children under 18 from exposure to hazardous tanning bed radiation. Julian Trevino, M.D., chair of dermatology at Boonshoft School of Medicine, says the May 29 decision by the FDA is long overdue. The FDA will now require manufacturers to put a black-box warning on tanning devices stating that they should not be used by anyone younger than 18.


Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about rotator cuff tears & repairs at the WSP Health Center

rotator cuff(June 9, 2014) Wright State Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation will offer an educational session about “Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs” on Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center. The speaker is L. Joseph Rubino III, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation. Rubino is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in orthopaedic surgery and in the orthopaedic sports medicine subspecialty and serves as a team physician for the University of Dayton Flyers and Miami University Middletown.


Sun-safe ways to enjoy your summer days

shoulder X-ray(May 29, 2014) As the weather finally allows us to spend more time outdoors pursuing our favorite hobby, recreational activity or chosen profession, it’s a great time to keep in mind ways to safely enjoy the great outdoors, says Julian Trevino, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Trevino says that you can reduce your risk for developing skin cancer, or catch it early if you develop one, by following a few simple tips.


Wright State Orthopaedics to offer educational session about sun protection, skin care at Wright State Physicians Health Center

plastic surgery(May 7, 2014) Wright State Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation will offer an educational session, “Sun Protection and Skin Care,” on Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.


President and CEO of Wright State Physicians elected to American College of Physician Executives board of directors

Alan Marco, M.D.(May 2, 2014) Alan P. Marco, M.D., M.M.M., FACPE, president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, was one of three new members to be elected to the 2014-2015 board of directors of the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).

Marco also serves as associate dean for faculty and clinical affairs at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

The ACPE is the nation’s largest health care organization for physician leaders. The organization has more than 11,000 members, including chief executive officers, chief medical officers, vice presidents of medical affairs, medical directors and other physician leaders from more than 45 countries.


Local dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings May 12-16

skin screening promo(April 23, 2014) More than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in more than 2 million people in the United States this year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Dermatologists are offering free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 12-16. Morning and afternoon appointments will be available at several locations throughout the region. Because space is limited, appointments are required.


Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., reproductive endocrinologist, joins Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology

Steven Lindheim(March 28, 2014) Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., a reproductive endocrinologist, has joined Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology and is accepting new and referral patients.

Lindheim is seeing patients at the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University, and at his office in the Berry Women’s Pavilion at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Lindheim is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call (937) 208-6810.


Wright State Orthopaedics to offer concussion information session at the Wright State Physicians Health Center

volleyball player(March 27, 2014) Wright State Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation will offer an educational session, “Concussion Update,” on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.


Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on appropriate footwear on March 18

shoes(March 11, 2014) Wright State Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitationwill offer an educational session about appropriate footwear on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

Justin Lodge, P.T., D.P.T., a physical therapist with Wright State Orthopaedics, will present “Walk Wright: Putting Your Best Foot Forward.” The educational session will cover foot type and anatomy; appropriate footwear; fads, high heels and barefoot running; and training tips.


Award-winning athenahealth Patient Portal helps Wright State Physicians patients manage health care through online web portal

(Feb. 25, 2014) computer screenFrom scheduling appointments to viewing test results, Wright State Physicians patients can manage their health care through a nationally ranked online patient communication program, the award-winning athenahealth Patient Portal enables patients to communicate with their doctors by sending and receiving secure messages. In addition, patients can view personal health information, update demographic information, browse health facts and information, view billing statements and balances, make secure credit card payments and request


Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about minimally invasive shoulder surgery at Wright State Physicians

shoulder X-ray(Feb. 7, 2014) Wright State Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation will offer an educational session about minimally invasive shoulder surgery on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

Matthew DiPaola, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, will discuss minimally invasive shoulder surgery at the Feb. 18 educational session. DiPaola is fellowship-trained in reconstructive shoulder and elbow surgery. He is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


people exercisingWright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about back pain Jan. 21 at the Wright State Physicians Health Center

(Jan. 7, 2014) Wright State Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation will offer an educational session about back pain on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.


Rheumatologist William E. Venanzi, M.D., joins Wright State Physicians on the campus of Wright State University

William Venanzi, M.D.(Dec. 18, 2013) William E. Venanzi, M.D., FACP, a rheumatologist, joined Wright State Physicians and will begin seeing patients on Jan. 6 at the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. Venanzi, a retired colonel in the United States Air Force, was formerly the chief of the medical staff, 88th Medical Group, 88th Air Base Wing, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He also served as director of medical education at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center.


Wright State Physicians encourages patients to discuss COPD

COPD logo(Nov. 20, 2013) Wright State Physicians joins the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Learn More Breathe Better Campaign® in observance of National COPD Awareness Month this November. COPD is a serious lung disease that over time makes it difficult to breathe. Now the third leading cause of death in the United States, COPD is estimated to affect 24 million people, yet as many as half remain undiagnosed.


Orthopaedic symposium to focus on acute management of injuries on Nov. 15 at WSU Nutter Center

injured athlete (Nov. 5, 2013) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, in conjunction with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics, is hosting a symposium, “Acute Management of Orthopaedic Injuries,” on Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m. to noon, at the Wright State University Nutter Center.


shoulder pain and youWright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about shoulder pain on Nov. 14

(Oct. 20, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about shoulder pain on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.


Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about common conditions of the front part of the foot on Oct. 15

Bunion(Oct. 4, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about common conditions of the front part of the foot on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.


Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about exercise on Sept. 17 at Wright State University

weight lifting(Sept. 6, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 2 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.

Justin Lodge, P.T., D.P.T., a physical therapist with Wright State Orthopaedics, will discuss the benefits of different types of exercise, the proper progression of exercises and the prevention of common injuries.

Lodge is a 2007 Wright State University graduate. He also earned a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of Dayton in 2010.

In addition to the September educational session, Wright State Orthopaedics will offer its next educational session on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Wright State Physicians Health Center. For more information and to register for the Sept. 17 event, contact Lisa Foland at lisa.foland@wspi.org or (937) 245-7333.


shoulder arthritusWright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about shoulder arthritis on Aug. 20 at Wright State University

(Aug. 6, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about shoulder arthritis on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.


Alan Marco, M.D., M.M.M., FACPEAlan Marco, M.D., named president and CEO of Wright State Physicians

(July 16, 2013) Alan P. Marco, M.D., M.M.M., FACPE, has been appointed associate dean for faculty and clinical affairs of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, one of the largest physician-managed multispecialty groups in the Dayton region, effective Sept. 9.


Wright State Orthopaedics to present Concussion Update

football game(July 3, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about concussions on Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.

Corey J. Ellis, M.D., director of the Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation and family medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, will discuss concussions, how concussions are commonly treated, how to prevent concussions and the new Ohio law regarding concussions.


Matthew W. Lawless, M.D., receives Team Physician Award

Matthew Lawless, M.D.(June 20, 2013) The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association recognized Matthew W. Lawless, M.D., with its Team Physician Award.

The award is given annually to physicians nominated by athletic trainers in recognition of their work with high school and collegiate athletes and their support for the profession of athletic training.

Lawless is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation in the Boonshoft School of Medicine and is affiliated with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in orthopaedic surgery and is also is certified in the orthopaedic sports medicine subspecialty. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and focuses on all knee problems.

Lawless serves as a team physician for Wright State University Athletics and Fairborn High School.


Wright State Orthopaedics to offer an educational session on osteoporosis and bone health

spine(June 10, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about osteoporosis and bone health on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). Thomas M. Koroscil, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and chief of the division of endocrinology, is the featured speaker. The session is free and open to the public.


Wright State Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine offers sports performance camps at WSU

weight lifting(June 5, 2013) Wright Way Sports Performance and Rehabilitation is offering two camps this summer at its state-of-the-art facility in the Wright State Physicians Health Center, conveniently located on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). Wright State Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine recently opened Wright Way Sports Performance and Rehabilitation to better meet the needs of area middle and high school athletes who want to improve their overall athletic performance or need physical therapy and rehabilitation services.


Wright State Orthopaedics to offer an educational session on painful disorders of muscles, bones, joints and nerves

X-ray(May 15, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about the common problems of the musculoskeletal system on Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session, which is free and open to the public, will address common painful disorders of muscles, bones, joints and nerves.


Melanoma Monday® kicks off Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

melanoma(May 1, 2013) Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is the most common cancer for 25- to 29-year-olds, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). To raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer and to encourage early detection through self-exams, the AAD designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday®. Nationwide, people will wear orange for skin cancer awareness.


Local dermatologists to offer free skin cancer screenings May 6–10

man sunning himself(April 19, 2013) Local dermatologists will offer free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection and prevention of skin cancers during the week of May 6-10. Morning and afternoon appointments will be available at several locations throughout the region. Because space is limited, appointments are required. To schedule an appointment at the Wright State Physicians Health Center or Samaritan Sleep Center, call CareFinders at (866) 608-3463. To schedule an appointment at Kettering Sports Medicine Center, call (937) 558-3988.


Soccer player head butting soccer ballWright State Orthopaedics will offer educational session about concussions on April 23 at Wright State University

(April 11, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session about concussions on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session, “Concussion Update,” is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, contact Cindy Dempsey at csdempsey@mvh.org or (937) 208-2128.


Wright State Orthopaedics offers educational session on plastic surgery March 19 at Wright State University

Woman's face(March 13, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on plastic surgery on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session, “Plastic Surgery: It Is More Than Just Cosmetics,” is free and open to the public.


Shoulder x-rayWright State Orthopaedics will offer educational session on shoulder pain on Feb. 19 at Wright State University

(Feb. 8, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on shoulder pain on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.


WSP buildingFlu shots are still available at Wright State Physicians

(Feb. 6, 2013) Wright State Physicians is offering influenza vaccinations at its medical office building on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The flu shots are available on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center for Wright State University students, faculty and staff.


Red wine and chocolates

Wright State Physicians headache
specialist advises—
Keep the romance in Valentine’s Day:
avoid red wine and chocolate

(Jan. 29, 2013) Glen D. Solomon, M.D., a Wright State Physicians headache specialist, cautions those who suffer from migraine headaches to stay away from chocolate and red wine. “We warn people about the risk of migraines so it doesn’t take the romance out of the holiday,” he said.


water boyWright State Physicians opens a concussion clinic

(Jan. 9, 2013) The new Wright State Physicians Concussion Clinic, which is on the campus of Wright State University at 725 University Blvd., is now accepting patients. Student athletes who are experiencing symptoms of a concussion may call the clinic at (937) 208-2091 for an appointment.


x-ray of a kneeWright State Orthopaedics to offer educational session on knee pain
Jan. 15

(Jan. 7, 2013) Wright State Orthopaedics will offer an educational session on knee pain on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University (725 University Blvd.). The session is free and open to the public.


Take toy safety precautions during the holiday

child's toy(Dec. 17, 2012) More than 250,000 toy-related injuries occurred in 2010, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Of those injuries, 72 percent happened to children under the age of 15. As parents, grandparents and other families and friends wrap up their holiday shopping, Wright State Physicians encourages them to purchase age-appropriate toys and take safety precautions.


Sniffles or sneezes? Don’t use antibiotics

antibiotics(Nov. 13, 2012) The week of Nov. 12-18 is Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, an annual national campaign coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, it is estimated that more than 50 percent of antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed for upper respiratory infections like cough and cold illnesses, which are mostly caused by viruses.


foot xrayWright State Orthopaedics to offer educational sessions beginning
Nov. 20 at Wright State Physicians

(Oct. 30, 2012) Wright State Orthopaedics is offering educational sessions beginning Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., in the Family Medicine Conference Room in the Wright State Physicians Health Center on the campus of Wright State University. Richard Laughlin, M.D., chair and professor of orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine and rehabilitation, will speak about common problems in the adult foot at the Nov. 20 session.


Wright State Physicians to offer same-day medical care on the Wright State campus beginning Sept. 17

Wright Care logo(Sept. 10, 2012) Wright State Physicians will open WrightCare, a same-day medical care service, at its new state-of-the-art facility on the Wright State campus on Monday, Sept. 17. WrightCare, which will be open noon-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, will offer medical care for patients who do not need a hospital-based emergency department.


WSP buildingWright State Physicians now seeing patients on the WSU campus

(July 24, 2012) Wright State Physicians has opened its new building on the campus of Wright State University. The 66,000-square-foot, three-story building will house physicians in the Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Obstetrics & Gynecology practices, as well as WSP corporate offices.


Patient portal logoWright State Physicians group launches online Patient Portal

(Feb. 1, 2012) Wright State Physicians (WSP) has partnered with athenahealth® to launch an online portal that gives its patients a secure, 24-hour, web-based way to schedule appointments, retrieve test results and communicate with their physicians' offices.


Larry Lawhorne, M.D.Larry Lawhorne, M.D., selected for new Innovation Advisors Program

(Jan. 24, 2012) Larry Lawhorne, M.D., professor and chair of geriatrics in the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program. The initiative, launched by the CMS Innovation Center in October 2011, will help health professionals deepen skills that will drive improvements to patient care and reduce costs. Lawhorne is one of 73 individuals from 27 states and the District of Columbia, and one of only three in Ohio, participating in the Innovation Advisors Program.


WSP bldg. unveiling

Wright State Physicians medical office and sports medicine building to open in June

(Jan. 13, 2012) A new medical office and sports medicine building being constructed on the Wright State University campus will open ahead of schedule, with the first tenants moving in in June, according to officials of Wright State Physicians (WSP). The facility will provide much-needed medical care for the residents of Clark, Montgomery and Greene Counties.


WSP bldg under construction

Wright State Physicians group breaks ground for medical office building on WSU campus

(Jun. 21, 2011) The region's largest multispecialty group, Wright State Physicians (WSP), held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new medical office building on the campus of Wright State University. The new medical office and sports medicine facility will provide much-needed medical care for the residents of Clark, Greene and Montgomery Counties. The new building will offer a full array of physician care, including new neurology and sports medicine practices, as well as the existing practices in orthopedics, family medicine, geriatrics and dermatology.

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