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Patient learns to walk again

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville resident Betty Hobbs knew something was wrong in 2001 when she started feeling weak and her legs began to give out when she walked.   A fractured knee bone led to an early retirement from Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) cafeteria.   Less than a year after her departure from PMC, Hobbs fell and broke her leg.   She could not afford to have surgery and was too weak to walk around on one leg, leaving her confined to a bed for more than a year.   When her insurance coverage began, Hobbs scheduled an appointment with Neurologist Dr. Naveed Ahmed, who sent her for further testing. Hobbs said, “Dr. Ahmed is a really good, caring doctor.   He diagnosed me with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). ” CIDP is an autoimmune disease that causes more on this story...  

PMC welcomes General Surgeon Art George Asrian

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is proud to welcome General Surgeon Art George Asrian.   Dr. Asrian received his medical degree from Pirogov’s Medical School in Moscow, Russia.   He completed a residency in general surgery at MCP/Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N. C.   He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.   Dr. Asrian specializes in hepatobiliary surgery, general surgery, hernia repair, gallbladder procedures, tissue/skin disorders, bowel operations, and abdominal and thyroid surgery.   Dr. Asrian is excited about practicing surgery at PMC.   He said, “I love surgery and being able to help people.   It will be a privilege to work at PMC.   Everyone has been great and very professional. ”  Dr. Asrian resides in Pikeville and has one child.   Outside more on this story...  

PMC welcomes Dr. Naveed Ahmed

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is pleased to welcome Neurologist Dr. Naveed Ahmed to its team of specialists in the PMC Clinic.   He joined the hospital on Aug. 4.   Dr. Ahmed has been caring for patients in the region for more than a decade.   He specializes in headaches, strokes, spine disorders and neuro-rehabiliation and has a special interest in treating Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, seizures, neuropathies and dementia. He received his medical degree from Mysore Medical College in Mysore, India, where he also completed an internal medicine residency.   Dr. Ahmed practiced internal medicine for more than five years before he and his family moved to the United States to further his education and career.   He completed an internal medicine residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center in New Jersey and a neurology residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in more on this story...  

PMC patient thankful for care

PIKEVILLE — Elkhorn City resident Mary Owens arrived at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) with severe pain in her legs rendering her unable to walk. PMC’s Vascular Surgeon Dr. Bashar Ghosheh examined Owens and delivered a diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). PVD refers to diseases of blood vessels outside the heart and brain. It’s often a narrowing of vessels that carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach or kidneys. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure. Common symptoms of poor leg circulation are cramping, fatigue, heaviness and pain or discomfort in the legs and buttocks during activity. This usually goes away when the activity stops. Dr. Ghosheh said, “Mary had blockage in both her legs and was experiencing severe pain.   Her legs were ice cold when she arrived which more on this story...  

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