Ringgold County Hospital is proud to announce the addition of a new behavioral health provider, Rebecca DeVine, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC. DeVine, a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, will provide psychiatric evaluations with a focus on medication management, along with ongoing treatment. DeVine joins Ringgold County Hospital through a partnership with Integrated Telehealth Partners (ITP)
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Pneumonia is one of the most common and potentially life-altering respiratory diseases worldwide. The very young, elderly, and those who are immunosuppressed catch the causative agents most frequently and are most at risk for complications. Let’s talk about pneumonia, available treatment options, and where you can go for comprehensive respiratory care in Mount Ayr, IA.
If you want to drive a large commercial vehicle for a living, you must first obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and a valid Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card, which can only be issued once you have successfully passed a DOT physical. What’s more, you will need to have a DOT physical every one
If you are suffering from an orthopedic injury or condition, you might first consult with your primary care physician. In most cases, however, your doctor will refer you to an orthopedic surgeon – and here’s why. Orthopedic surgeons are doctors who specialize in the musculoskeletal system – namely, your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles,
If you have recently undergone surgery or have sustained an injury, accident, or illness, physical therapy can play a vital role in reducing your pain and restoring your mobility during the healing process. First, however, you need to find the right certified physical therapist (PT) to ensure the most successful recovery. Where do you start
For some conditions, your doctor recommends you undergo a physical therapy program. That’s a great idea because physical therapy treatments assist people of all ages in their recovery from and managing a wide array of injuries, surgeries, and ongoing medical conditions. Let’s talk about some of the many ways a physical therapist can help you
If you operate a heavy vehicle, such as a freight-carrying truck or school bus, you must qualify for a Commercial Driver’s License or CDL. Part of the qualification process is a physical examination with a certified medical provider listed in the national registry of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMCSA. Let’s talk about
As anyone who has experienced it will tell you, there are few conditions as agonizing and debilitating as sciatica pain. It occurs when the sciatic nerve – which extends all the way from your lower back to your legs — becomes pinched. It is usually caused by a herniated disc in the spine but can
For most people, the word “surgery” conjures up unsettling images of a complex operation followed by a lengthy stay recuperating in a hospital bed. Fortunately, however, modern technology and techniques have made it possible to undergo minimally invasive procedures for a wide variety of conditions that enable you to go home on the same day.
Earlier this year, Ringgold County Hospital (RCH) was recognized as a top-performing rural hospital in The Chartis Group Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for 2022. Therefore, it is unsurprising that patient testimonials for RCH reflect the high standard of care, making it a great choice for all your medical needs. Let’s look at what makes