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Dr. Aderman joins Caughman Health Center

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, recently welcomed Jessica Aderman, DO, to Caughman Health Center. The office is located at 1800 N. Blanchard St., Suite #121, Findlay. Dr. Aderman is welcoming new pediatric patients.

“I am excited to be joining the pediatric team at Caughman Health Center,” said Dr. Aderman. “I feel privileged to be providing care to the local community.” 

Dr. Chary Joins Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine of Northwest Ohio

Blanchard Valley Medical Practices, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, recently welcomed Ajit Chary, MD to the team at Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine of Northwest Ohio. 

The office is located within Blanchard Valley Hospital at 1900 S. Main St., Findlay, and Dr. Chary is welcoming new patients.

Dr. Chary received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed medical school at Windsor University School of Medicine and fulfilled his fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Weekend doctor: Burning, tingling or numbness in your feet?

It could signal a serious diabetes complication

By Thomas F. Vail, DPM
Podiatrist at the Step Alive Foot and Ankle Center
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) slogan this year is, “Don’t Lose Your Nerve to Diabetes.”

More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage in the feet, is one of the most common—and most serious—complications of the disease. Nerve damage causes burning, tingling, heaviness or numbness in the feet and affects up to 70 percent of all diabetic patients.

Weekend doctor: What is Hematuria?

By Andre Gilbert, MD
Blanchard Valley Urology Associates
Hematuria is a term used when there is an abnormal presence of blood in the urine. Two different forms of hematuria are gross hematuria (urine is red, identified by the naked eye) and microscopic hematuria (identified only by urine tests). It is also very important to pay attention if the hematuria is accompanied by symptoms such as burning sensation to urinate, urinary frequency (daytime or nighttime), urinary urgency, fever, lower abdominal pain and back pain. More concerning is when hematuria has no associated symptoms at all (painless gross hematuria).

Sign-up underway for holiday memorial wreath-making

Bridge Hospice Bereavement Services is offering a “Holiday Memorial Wreath-making” event at two locations for those who have lost a loved one. 

Guests will create and display a wreath in memory of loved ones this holiday season. The entire family is welcome to participate in this activity.

This event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon to 7 p.m. at Riverbend Park’s Brugeman Lodge in Findlay, and on Friday, Nov. 22, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Bowling Green Community Center, classroom B located at 1245 W/ Newton Road, Bowling Green. Wreath-making sessions will be scheduled in half-hour increments and preregistration is required.

Weekend doctor: When should I be screened for cancer?

By Brianne Hottinger, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, TTS
The number one reason to be screened for cancer is to find it in its earliest stages and have a greater potential for cure.

The following are the latest screening guidelines, according to the American Cancer Society: 

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