CCFMG 2019 Annual Report

posted on October 15, 2019

CCFMG 2019 Annual Report PDF | RTF

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CCFMG Annual Report Fiscal Year 2018-2019

UCSF Fresno Research Brings Safer Advanced Hip Surgery Alternative to the Valley

posted on July 31, 2019

Robert Kollmorgen, DO, a UCSF Fresno orthopaedic surgeon, knew there had to be a safer and better alternative for arthroscopic surgery than placing a large post between a patient’s legs that places undue pressure on the groin. In traditional hip arthroscopy, the surgeon places the post to pull the hip…

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Physician Spotlight – R Loch Macdonald, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, General & Vascular Neurosurgery

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When I was 9 or 10 somehow I knew I would be a brain surgeon. As a kid, my father was a psychology professor and he had all these books on the brain lying around the house. Also, I was always tinkering with radios and mechanical things, taking them apart, figuring out how they worked and basically doing microsurgery on them.

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Offering New Testing and Education For Better Diabetes Management

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Annette Simmons of Clovis had diabetes fatigue. She had pricked her fingers so many times to check her blood glucose that calluses had formed on her fingertips. So when UCSF Fresno’s Varsha Babu, MD, suggested Simmons try a continuous glucose monitor that would allow her to control her diabetes without painful fingersticks, Simmons quickly agreed.

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UCSF Fresno Toxicologists Provide Higher Level of Care

posted on July 30, 2019

Nicklaus Bradehoff, MD, Patil Armenian, MD, and Michael Darracq, MD Emergency responders were told the three young men had snorted cocaine, but Nicklaus Brandehoff, MD, a UCSF Fresno toxicologist, had doubts. The patients’ repeated pinpoint pupils and depressed breathing despite treatment made him suspect a synthetic opioid, like fentanyl. The…

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Clinical Trials Offer Potential Treatments for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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University Gastroenterology & Hepatology Associates » Four clinical trials at the UCSF Fresno Liver Program could help people who have scarring of the liver that did not result from alcohol abuse. Scarring of the liver can be caused by several things, including chronic alcoholism, Hepatitis B or C, but for…

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Expanding Care in the Valley for Gynecologic Cancers

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UCSF Fresno is fortunate to have Dr. Nguyen, said Carlos Sueldo, MD, Chief of the UCSF Fresno Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology. “Dr. Nguyen is the only fellowship-trained obstetrician/gynecologist in the area who is fully dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in females’ reproductive organs,” he said.

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Dr. Robert Kollmorgen Offering Hip Preservation

posted on June 12, 2019

Dr. Robert Kollmorgen, successfully helped Maria avoid hip replacement surgery through his hip preservation program.

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Don’t Fry Day – Dr. Simpson on Sun Protection

posted on May 23, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019 is Don’t Fry Day to raise awareness of sun safety and skin protection. Dr. Greg Simpson of University Dermatology Associates answered some questions on how to optimize protection against the sun all year. Q: What should people look for when choosing sunscreen? Dr. Simpson: Broad spectrum…

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Dr. Fathi Removes Parasites From Man’s Liver

posted on May 17, 2019

Learn about the rare surgery Dr. Amir Fathi performed to remove parasites from a 19-year-old’s liver.

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