Outpatient Specialty Clinics:
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- Cardiology (Bi-weekly)
- Dermatology (Bi-Monthly)
- ENT (Bi-monthly)
- G.I. (Weekly)
- Nephrology (Monthly)
- Neurosurgery (Monthly)
- OB-GYN (Weekly)
- Oncology (Monthly)
- Ophthalmology (Monthly)
- Orthopedics (Weekly)
- Podiatry (Monthly)
- Pulmonology (Monthly)
- Urology (Bi-weekly)
- Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nurse (Weekly)
This department specializes in the administration of chemotherapy, blood transfusions, IV antibiotics, injections, and specialty medications. The registered nurses in this department are certified in oncology and/or chemotherapy administration. These nurses are available on a daily basis to give chemotherapy, IV infusions, injections, transfusions and do patient assessments. They monitor lab work and administer to the specific needs of the patients with cancer, blood disorders and other chronic illnesses. The nurses keep in close communication with the patient's individual physician(s) to carry out the treatment plan. The filling and maintenance of implanted intrathecal pumps is a service that is also available. The Oncology/Hematology/Infusions Department may be contacted by calling (402) 375-7658. A Cancer management and education support group for oncology patients and/or their families is available.
Special Testing Capabilities:
Cardiac Nuclear Stress Testing:
This type of heart test is physician ordered and demonstrates how well the heart works during physical activity and rest by measuring blood flow to the heart's muscle. Cardiac Nuclear Stress Testing involves heart monitored exercise, similar to a stress test. Nuclear medicine, in safe doses, provides detailed images of the heart. If individuals are not able to exercise due to physical conditions, medication induced stress tests are also available for Nuclear Stress Testing.
An echocardiogram measures heart function and evaluates heart structure using ultrasound technique. Heart pumping ability and function of heart valves are routinely assessed during an echocardiogram. Echocardiograms are scheduled as needed on an individual basis and are contracted through Cardiovascular Associates, Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, all from Sioux City Iowa.
An EKG is a measurement of the heart's electrical activity. Electrodes are applied to the chest, arms and legs. An EKG machine processes, electrical activity from the heart. This type of test is helpful diagnosing abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and thickened heart muscle walls among many other heart conditions an EKG may assist in diagnosing. EKG testing is non-invasive.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT):
Spirometry is the pulmonary function test used at Providence Medical Center to evaluate the ability of the lungs to perform their normal functions. Use of spirometry may permit early identification of abnormalities associated with many respiratory diseases. PFT's are performed by trained personnel at Providence Medical Center, when ordered by a physician.
Sleep studies are performed by a a sleep disorders testing service specializing in the diagnostic testing of sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sleep disordered breathing and the evaluation of therapeutic treatments. This service is contracted through Somni-Tech, Inc., Sioux Falls, South Dakota, when ordered by a physician.
Cardiac stress testing is an evaluation of heart function. This test requires a person to exercise on a treadmill while connected to a heart monitor. Stress tests can detect possible coronary artery disease. Stress tests are ordered by a physician and done on an as needed basis.