TMC and University Health Welcome Dr. Paul Reicherter

TMC and University Health (UH) welcome Dermatologist Paul D. Reicherter, M.D. to the staff at UH. Since 2002, Dr. Reicherter practiced in Roseburg, Oregon, in a multi-site private practice. He also served as a preceptor for numerous students from Oregon Health Sciences University.  In that time, he has treated the straight forward to the most complex patients. He has performed more than 10,000 Mohs Micrographic surgeries, interpreted more than 60,000 pathology slides and trained/supervised numerous Dermatology physician assistants.

“As a native of Kansas, it is a pleasure to be back in the Kansas City area and near family and friends and I am excited to teach students and to engage in medical research geared toward prevention and assessing disease etiology,” Dr. Reicherter said. “University Health provides my patients with a state-of-the-art environment of care with the latest in technology and equipment, allowing me to offer the best of patient centered care right in the heart of Downtown Kansas City.” 

Paul Reicherter, M.D., is board certified in dermatology and has more than 15 years of experience, with expertise in the latest dermatology and skin cancer treatments and techniques. He offers his patients individualized care and believes strongly in providing choices and options for patients. His expertise includes eczema, acne, psoriasis, skin rashes, Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and all other skin conditions.

Dr. Reicherter graduated, with honors, from Baker University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine receiving academic awards and being inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.   He then completed his residency in dermatology at Stanford University. While at Stanford University, he received training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Kansas City Dermatological Society.

Dr. Reicherter is married and has six children. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, expand his medical knowledge through research and reading, play tennis, and is an avid organic gardener.  

 
 

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Thomas McCormack, Truman Medical Centers


Sometimes, validation that your work makes a real difference is as close as your mailbox. For Thomas McCormack, an orthopedic surgeon based at Truman Medical-Center Lakewood, one example of that came with a letter that included a photo of senior citizens who had just met while waiting for their turns on a zip-line in Branson. Their small talk turned to knee-replacement surgery and the doctor who had done such a great job—and they quickly realized that McCormack had done each of their total knee replacements.
 
Not surprising; he’s performed hundreds of those and other surgeries. He specializes in gender-specific knee replacements, often for Baby Boomers. Given that there are 76.4 million of them in a prime joint-replacement age group, his long-term business prospects seem quite good.
 
This Kansas City native, raised with nine siblings, can tell you a thing or two about dental health, as well. In between two stints at Mizzou, he spent four years at UMKC’s School of Dentistry, where he earned his degree as a doctor of dental surgery. Sandwiched around that, he made dean’s list for three years while earning his bachelor’s in biochemistry at MU, then went back to Columbia after dental school, graduating cum laude from the medical program.
 
What brought him to orthopedics after positioning himself for a career in dental surgery? “Selfishly, I love to work with people who are injured or hurting, not necessarily sick,” McCormack says. “It is very satisfying to help my patients through their injuries and disability.  It is rewarding to help them to return to their normal activities and lifestyle, and to be a part of these successful outcomes.”
 
In the two decades since he started his professional practice, he says advances in the palliative side have been the most impressive changes in his field. “Pain control—analgesia, combined with mini-invasive techniques,” he said, “make for quick recoveries, less pain, and happy patients.”
 
His work, including a stretch of more than five years with a zero percent post-operative infection rate, is credited with helping TMC-Lakewood become the region’s first hospital to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for hip and knee replacement programs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WIC Income Guidelines for 2016-2017

WIC Program

If your family income does not exceed the following amounts for the size of your family, you could qualify for WIC:

April1, 2016 – March 31, 2017

Missouri WIC Income Guidelines

Family Size

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

21,978

1,832

423

2

29,637

2,470

570

3

37,296

3,108

718

4

44,955

3,747

865

5

52,614

4,385

1,012

6

60,273

5,023

1,160

Each additional family member

Plus 7,696

Plus 642

Plus 148

Pregnant women are counted as two family members.  Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level.

To find out if you or your children are eligible for the WIC Program, call 816-404-4WIC for an appointment or visit www.tmcwic.orgto find a clinic nearest you.  

Urogynecologist Dr. Gary Sutkin to Join TMC OB/GYN Staff

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) to welcome urogynecologist, surgeon and researcher, Dr. Gary Sutkin to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology on July 18. Dr. Sutkin has spent the last decade as a member of the faculty at Magee-Womens Hospital and the University Of Pittsburg School Of Medicine. Prior to his service with Magee-Womens Hospital, he served as the Medical Director for the Texas Tech University Center for Urogynecology.

UMKC School of Medicine Dean Steven L. Kanter, MD, who worked with Sutkin for more than eight years at the University Of Pittsburg School Of Medicine says “Dr. Sutkin’s top priority is the health of his patients and I know he will make a difference in the lives of many Kansas City women and we are fortunate to have him join the UMKC School of Medicine faculty.”

Gary Sutkin, MD, in addition to his role with the TMC women’s health center, will serve as an associate dean of women’s health and the Victor and Caroline Schutte Chair in Women’s Health at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC).  His position within the UMKC School of Medicine is one of 22 endowed chair positions. Endowed chairs ensure academic excellence in teaching and research.

“I want to be an excellent physician here, and I believe I can improve women’s health in a number of ways through my emphasis on patient safety and communications in the operating room and through research,” Sutkin said.

Dr. Sutkin earned his undergraduate degree in economics through the Northwestern University Honors Program in Medical Education and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He went on to earn his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive surgery from the Magee-Womens Hospital at the University of Pittsburg. His clinical research interests include urinary tract infections after urogenital surgery, novel medical education and assessment of teaching methods for obstetrics and gynecology.

 

Research Improves Patient Health in Emergency Departments Nationwide

Mark Steele, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine professor of emergency medicine and chief medical officer and chief operating officer at Truman Medical Centers, is a co-author of a report released this month in the New England Journal of Medicine that explores the treatment of the most commonly-caused skin and soft tissue infection throughout much of the world.

The subject of the study was skin abscesses, many of which are caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA.The number of incidents of the disease in hospital emergency departments nearly tripled between 1993 and 2005.

Surgical drainage of the abscess has long been regarded as the primary treatment. But the study, conducted at a network of emergency departments at hospitals throughout the United States, reveals that patients with abscesses caused by MRSA who receive the antibiotic trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole in addition to the drainage procedure have higher cure rates with fewer recurring infections and subsequent surgical drainage procedures.

“Skin abscesses are very commonly seen in the emergency department, and until now it was unclear whether antibiotics add any benefit to standard drainage due to the limited sizes of prior studies,” Steele said.

The emergency department at Truman Medical Centers is part of an emergency medicine infectious disease network called EMERGEncy ID Net. Five hospitals from the network participated in the multi-center study including TMC, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore, Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix and Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia. The UCLA hospital served as the central site for the study.

“Dr. Steele’s collaborative, multi-institutional research brings important funding and new knowledge both to Truman Medical Centers and the School of Medicine,” said Steven L. Kanter, dean of the UMKC School of Medicine. “The results of his research improve patient care in Kansas City and throughout the country.

Steele, who received his medical degree in 1980 from UMKC, served as the lead investigator for the TMC site. Amy Stubbs, UMKC assistant professor of emergency medicine, worked with Steele on the trial, serving as the TMC site sub-primary site coordinator.

TMC was selected to participate because of its history and expertise in conducting research in this area as well as the high volume of emergency department patients – nearly 5,000 a month – and the relatively large number of those who appear with skin infections, Steele said.

“TMC and UMKC’s long-term partnership, in addition to training a large share of the doctors in our region, produces top-quality research that betters the lives of our community and communities across the country,” said Charlie Shields, TMC President and Chief Executive Officer. “TMC and UMKC will continue to expand research capabilities and capitalize on our relationships throughout the community to solidify our role as a leading academic medical center."

The full article, “Trimethoprim–Sulfamethoxazole versus Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess,” appears in the March 3 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. First published in 1812, the New England Journal of Medicine is the most widely read, cited and influential general medical periodical in the world.