Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
Call 609-497-2230 for an appointment. Medicare and most insurances accepted.
***PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS***
Princeton Healthcare Desk Hours
Mon. 10:30 am * Tues. 8:30 am * Wed. 10:30 am
Thurs. 8:30 am * Fri. 8:30 am
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Could Signal Sleep Disorder
Do you find yourself excessively sleepy during the day, even when it seems like you've gotten enough sleep the night before?
A sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, may be responsible.
The Sleep Center at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC), which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, provides a full-range of services to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.
“Quality sleep serves as a restorative function, helping repair and
rejuvenate your mind and body,” says David B. Cohn, M.D., board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary disease and sleep medicine, and the medical director of the Sleep Center at PMC.
Sleep apnea occurs when the upper airways repeatedly become blocked while you sleep, obstructing – and sometimes stopping – breathing for up to 60 seconds at a time throughout the night.
While sleep apnea can occur in anyone, at any age, certain factors can increase the risk for developing the condition, including being overweight or obese; gender; increasing age; family history; neck size; or jaw structure.
If you regularly feel sleepy during the day or fail to wake up refreshed or if your snoring is disrupting the sleep of a loved one, talk to your physician, who will likely suggest a sleep study.
Depending on the severity of your symptoms and your overall health, a sleep study may be performed in your home or in a designated sleep center.
To learn more about the Sleep Center at PMC call, 609.853.7520. To find a physician with Penn Medicine Princeton Health call 888.742.7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.
Rehab Program Helps Get Golfers Back on Course
Hitting a golf ball with distance and accuracy is hard enough when you’re in good health, let alone when you’re in pain or recovering from an injury or surgery.
Specialized rehabilitation programs, however, can help older adults who don’t want to give up their favorite sport.
“Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center’s (PMC) Outpatient Rehabilitation Network provides specialized physical therapy services for people with golf-related injuries and for those who want to get back in the game after an illness or surgery,” says Barbara Kutch, P.T., D.P.T, C.S.C.S., a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist with PMC’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Network.
Most injuries are related to improper technique or overuse – repeating the same motion over and over again, which places significant stress on the same muscles, tendons and joints.
As part of the program, a physical therapist, certified by the Titleist Performance InstituteTM, performs a complete physical therapy evaluation. In addition, the therapist performs a comprehensive swing/form analysis and functional movement screen to accurately determine areas of deficits during the various phases of your swing.
The therapist uses advanced biofeedback technology to assess, modify and improve mechanics during a golf swing to prevent further injury. Golf-specific exercises are prescribed to improve posture, body control and mobility.
Medicare and most private insurance plans cover physical therapy with a doctor’s referral.
To learn more about PMC’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Network golf rehabilitation program, call (609) 853-7840 or visit www.princetonhcs.org
Register at PHC desk or call (609) 497-2230
All About Joint Replacement-
Thursday, Sept. 13th 10:30am
Every year thousands of people suffering from painful joint conditions undergo replacement surgery and reclaim their lives. Join Elizabeth Shokoff, RN, MSN, ONC, Orthopaedic Nurse Navigator, Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, for a discussion on how to know when it’s time for a joint replacement, what is involved and the services available at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, including the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement. Register at PHC desk or call (609) 497-2230
GI Symptoms Could Signal Celiac Disease
Celiac disease, a gastrointestinal condition triggered by consuming gluten, affects 1 in every 141 Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
At the Center for Digestive Health at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, patients have access to high-quality testing and treatment for common and complex gastrointestinal conditions, including celiac disease.
“An autoimmune condition in which the small intestine is damaged, celiac disease is triggered by eating foods containing gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye,” says Eric H. Shen M.D., board certified in gastroenterology and Co-Medical Director of the Center for Digestive Health.
In people with celiac disease, gluten causes the immune system to attack the small intestine. This attack damages the villi, tiny finger-like structures that line the small intestine and promote nutrient absorption. When this occurs, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body and symptoms can occur.
Symptoms of celiac disease vary from person to person and may occur in the digestive system or in other parts of the body. Common symptoms include: abdominal pain; diarrhea; bloating; weight loss; fatigue; irritability, anxiety and depression; and bone or joint pain.
If you experience symptoms of celiac disease, talk with your physician. The longer it takes to diagnose, the more damage it can cause.
While there is no way to prevent or avoid developing celiac disease, once diagnosed it can be controlled by following a gluten-free diet.
To learn more about PMC’s Center for Digestive Health
or to make an appointment, call 609.853.7272 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.
Osteoporosis: How to Stay One Step Ahead-
Monday, October 1st 12:30pm Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million fractures each year. Learn what you can do to prevent osteoporosis and bone loss, and explore the symptoms and treatment of osteoporosis in aging adults.
Is Your Bad Back Holding You Back?
Thursday, Oct. 11th 10:30am Persistent back pain affects millions of Americans each year and is one of the most common reasons people visit their doctor and lose time at work.
Join us for this educational program on back pain
prevention and rehabilitation.
Call (609)497-2230 or visit PHC desk to register for health lectures
Thursday, October 18th 10:00am-1:00pm
Princeton HealthCare System & New Jersey Commission for the Blind: offer free vision screenings to uninsured or underinsured adults & kids. Register with PHC at (609)497-2230 or visit their desk in wellness center.
Blood Pressure Checks
Tuesday, Sept. 18th 10am - Noon
Tuesday, October 16th 10am - Noon
No Appointment needed just drop in.
Lab Services-Tues & Thurs
Physical Therapy-Mon, Wed, & Fri