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PMC assists those affected by benefits suspension

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center’s Release of Information (ROI) department provided medical records free of charge to former clients of Eric C. Conn whose social security benefits were recently suspended.  Those affected received letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Disability notifying them of the suspension and requiring them to provide medical documentation within 10 days of the letter date. The ROI department began receiving medical records requests related to the suspension, most of which were initiated in person, the last week of May. The staff received more than 300 requests in four days and made those requests top priorities in order to meet the aggressive deadline. Many records were 1,000 to 4,000 pages in length. “I was very proud of all the staff,” said Sarah Beth Cline, ROI coordinator. “Everybody worked to the more on this story...  

Pramesh Dhakal, MD, joins staff

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Pramesh Dhakal, MD, general cardiologist. Dr. Dhakal received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal.   He completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Dr. Dhakal is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Board of Nuclear Cardiology and the National Board of Echocardiography. Dr. Dhakal specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. “I have always wanted to do things to make people feel better,” he said.   “I am the first physician in my family and am committed to providing compassionate care for my patients. ” When asked why he chose PMC he said, “The PMC Heart more on this story...  

Mahesh Aradhya, MD, joins staff

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Mahesh Aradhya, MD, general cardiologist. Dr. Aradhya received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India and completed his cardiology fellowship at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Penn.   He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Aradhya specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. “Cardiology allows me to work with advanced technology every day,” said Dr. Aradhya. “I appreciate cardiology’s wide variety of subspecialties and am committed to providing my patients the quality care. ” When considering his relocation to PMC he was impressed with the hospital’s potential for growth and their Christian values.   He said, “Pikeville is very welcoming.   It is a great place to more on this story...  

Vedang J. Bhavsar, MD, joins staff

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Vedang J. Bhavsar, MD, general cardiologist. Dr. Bhavsar received his Master’s degree in Public Health from Cleveland State University and his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Smt. N. H. L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, India.   He completed his cardiovascular disease fellowship at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, National Board of Echocardiography and Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Bhavsar specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. He knew he wanted to become a physician at an early age. “During my middle school years I became quite ill, making me bedridden for several weeks,” he said.  “I was in awe of the physician who took care of me. This experience created more on this story...  

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