Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Physician Spotlight: Meet Evelyn Montgomery Jones, MD, a dermatologist from Paducah, Ky.

Meet Evelyn Montgomery Jones, MD, a dermatologist from Paducah, Ky. who is leading a community initiative to make Paducah the first Blue Zone in Kentucky Board Certified by American Board of Dermatology and KMA Alternate Trustee Husband of 30 years: Shawn C. Jones, MD Three adult children: Rebecca Jones, Shawn Curtis Jones, Jr. and Caleb

New clinical setting where emergency department providers can refer patients to receive transitional care

  By Olivia Ramirez Many people with opioid use disorder (OUD) come in contact with the healthcare system for issues related to their illicit opioid use. Often, people present to the emergency room with an opioid overdose, or superficial or deep-seated infections due to injection drug use. Many of these infections require lengthy hospitalization and sometimes

Population health: Better achieved through mental health integration, team-based care

By Scott Hammer One in five adults in the U.S., and nearly 43 million people, experience mental illness during a given year. The cost associated to lost productivity in America for mental illness is $193 billion annually, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The majority of Americans suffering from mental illness and substance

Treating trauma: More integration needed between medical and behavioral health docs

  By Marissa Ghavami Had I walked through the doors of your practice a decade ago, and met you again today, I do not believe you would recognize me. The young woman with body aches, seizures, hair loss, sleep disturbances, flashbacks, cystic acne, intrusive thoughts, severe anxiety, depression and suicidal idealization was a far cry

One box at a time: Passport, Bluegrass Harvest partnership aims to increase access to healthier food

When we talk about the health and wellness of Kentuckians, we have to take a step back and look at the social factors that have an impact on the overall health and well-being of individuals. When we take a closer look beginning in the home, and extending to our workplace, our schools and our neighborhoods,