Author Archives: Baptist Health Paducah

About Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Paducah is a regional medical and referral center, serving about 200,000 patients a year from four states. With more than 1,800 employees and 200 physicians, it offers a full range of services, including cardiac and cancer care, diagnostic imaging, women’s and children’s services, surgery, emergency treatment, rehabilitation and more. Since its humble beginning in 1953, Baptist Health Paducah has grown from 117 beds to 349 beds on a campus covering eight square blocks.

Surgery can offer immediate relief for back fractures

Do you suffer from back pain? If so, you are not alone. Back or spine pain is one of the most common health complaints, whether you have lower back pain or hurt all over. The back can be injured in … Continue reading

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Lung cancer screening can save lives

Do you worry about lung cancer? It’s important to be aware of the risk factors, symptoms and screening options. Continue reading

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Baptist Health Paducah offers new treatments for atrial fibrillation

Does your heart quiver or skip beats? If you suffer from ventricular or supraventricular arrhythmia (SVT, atrial flutter, WPW, atrial tachycardia or atrial fibrillation) you are not alone. Atrial fibrillation or afib is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, … Continue reading

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Convenient care during the holidays

Convenient care during the holidays: When do you need a walk-in clinic or the Emergency department? Continue reading

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Baptist Health Paducah offers area’s only NICU

For four years, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Health Paducah has been a blessing for 700 local families, including many of my own patients, whose newborns need extra care. It is now expanding to allow more families to … Continue reading

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Baptist new radiation equipment to shorten treatment

Baptist Health Paducah, the Paducah area’s only nationally-accredited cancer center, is on the brink of an exciting new era in cancer treatment. The hospital recently invested $3.1 million to purchase new technology that can shorten radiation treatments from weeks to … Continue reading

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Staying healthy during the hectic holidays

From Halloween to New Year’s, the holidays are filled with high-sugar, high-calorie treats to wreck your diet and extra activities to derail your daily fitness regimen. It’s hard to stay on a healthy path when stress and festivities lurk around … Continue reading

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