Samaritan Healthcare | The Samaritan | Summer 2019

Arezou Amidi, DPM 6 | THE SAMARITAN Q&A with Dr. Arezou Amidi. Your investment supports Moses Lake healthcare! Ask the podiatrist. We’re over halfway in bringing our new MRI home. Q: How does a person know if they need podiatry instead of their family doctor? A: Anyone experiencing pain or deformity in their foot or ankle, wounds or ulcerations, problems with shoes, or difficulty walking would benefit from podiatry. Q: Is a referral needed to go to podiatry? A: Just like with any specialty, a referral may be needed, however, this depends on your insurance. Check with Samaritan’s referral office for more information. Q: Are there signs to look for that podiatry might be needed? A: It’s difficult to answer this question, as this requires proper evaluation and diagnosis by a medical professional, not self- diagnosing by the patient. In general, podiatry consultation should be considered for anyone experiencing the signs and symptoms listed above. Q: What else should people know about podiatry? A: We offer a range of surgical, as well as nonsurgical treatment options, to address different conditions of the foot and ankle. Free Foot and Ankle Seminar If you have pain in the ankle or foot, it’s time to learn more. Samaritan Healthcare’s Podiatry department invites you to a free seminar on podiatry surgery, routine maintenance, diabetic foot care, orthotics, and more, presented by Dr. Arezou Amidi, Samaritan’s full time podiatrist. The seminar will be held June 20, at 5:30 p.m. at CB Tech, 900 East Yonezawa Boulevard. RSVP at Podiatry News CONTACT US: To schedule an appointment with podiatry today, call 793-9770. Or visit: The Samaritan Healthcare Foundation committed to raising $400,000 toward a new, state-of-the-art Tesla 1.5 MRI, to be housed at Samaritan Hospital. We are excited to announce we’ve raised more than 60% of the $400,000 goal! Foundation News To support the MRI project, please return your donation to Samaritan Healthcare Foundation at 801 E. Wheeler Road in Moses Lake. Or donate online at • Advanced technology; better imaging; • faster, quieter exams • Claustrophobic patients will feel less constricted. • Feet first and head first exams as needed. • Increased monitoring capability • Expanded Service Hours • Convenient Hospital Location • Patients Treated Locally • NO Transfer Fees • NO More High Lease Fees NewWide-Bore Machine Able to Serve More Patients Increased Patient Comfort and Experience JUN. 5:30 p.m. 20