Showing all Releases for November 2012

  • Second Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Joins Cotton O’Neil Clinic

    Thursday November 8, 2012

    (Topeka, Kan., Nov. 8, 2012) – Stormont Vail HealthCare and Cotton O’Neil Clinic announce the addition of Youmna Othman, M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist, to the Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center. Dr. Othman joins fellow pediatric cancer specialist Jakica Tancabelic, M.D., at 1414 S.W. 8th Ave. in Topeka.

    Dr. Othman received her medical degree and completed an internship in pediatrics at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 2005. Following the completion of her medical internship, she relocated to the United States and began an internship followed by a residency in pediatrics at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, affiliated with the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., which she completed in 2009. She went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at University Hospitals, Case Medical Center and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, in 2012. She has clinical interests in pediatric blood disorders including hemophilia and thrombosis; sickle cell disease; pediatric oncology, specifically, leukemia, lymphoma and solid tumors.

    She is a member of Children's Oncology Group, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Lebanese Order of Physicians. She fluently speaks and writes in English, French and Arabic.

    Dr. Othman is currently accepting new patients through physician referral. For more information about this physician, call the Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center at (785) 354-5300 or
    toll-free at (800) 354-0091.

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  • Stormont Vail MRI Center Plans Open House; High-Field Open Magnet Star of the Show

    Wednesday November 7, 2012

    (Topeka, Kan., Nov. 7, 2012) - An open house that showcases a new high-field, open MRI at the Stormont Vail MRI Center will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.  13 . The Stormont Vail MRI Center is located at 731 S.W. Mulvane in Topeka. The community is welcome to come see the newly remodeled facility and meet the staff.

    The new high-powered MRI was installed in September and creates a high-quality exam for excellent diagnosis, while the open space results in increased patient comfort. This style of MRI is appropriate for pediatric patients and allows parents to talk to and reassure a child during the exam. It is also provides a better experience for people who cannot tolerate the traditional “donut-style” MRI because it gives the patient an unobstructed view to both the  left and right.  The new MRI technology provides breast MRI and biopsy, and also accommodates patients who need orthopedic imaging with easier positioning and tolerance.

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one form of imaging used by physicians to obtain clinically useful diagnostic information. By incorporating advanced technology, MRI produces images of anatomy without the use of radiation required with other imaging modalities, such as X-ray or computed tomography.

    MRI combines the physical properties of strong magnetic fields with radio waves to produce computer generated soft tissue images within any plane of the body. MRI can be used as a primary diagnostic tool to provide a quick and accurate diagnosis for your physician.

    Stormont Vail MRI Center changed its name earlier this year to better display its affiliation with Stormont Vail HealthCare.  The center is an outpatient department of Stormont Vail Regional Health Center. The center also has expanded hours:  7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

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