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Hannibal Clinic Hosts Prescription Take Back - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hannibal Clinic is teaming up with the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration to host a drug take back at the Clinic’s Family Practice reception area at 100 Medical Drive on April 23 from noon-3pm.

Accepted at the take back are: all medications, including prescription and over the counter medications, including controlled substances, liquids containing medications, prescription inhalers and medicated ointments or patches.  If possible, bring medications in their original packaging to avoid additional processing.

Not accepted at the take back are: illicit drugs, sharp objects including needles, radioactive medicines, biohazardous materials, and glass thermometers or other medical devices.

·       Bring identification to verify that you are at least 18 years of age.

·       You may bring in medication from anyone living within your household.

·       Bring medications in their original packaging from the pharmacy.

·       Medications not in their original packaging or from different addresses may take longer to process and may be subject to further inspection.

·       You may bring in any medication from a licensed pharmacist, including controlled substances, liquids containing medications, prescription inhalers, medicated ointments, patches or any over-the counter medications.

  • No medications from businesses such as pharmacies and/or doctors’ offices will be accepted.   Only medications from individuals can be accepted for this program and it is not a requirement to be a resident.

A drug take back gets expired or unneeded medications out of your home and disposed of in a proper, environmentally safe way.

For more information, call Ginny Webb at Hannibal Clinic, 573-231-3155.

 
Food Drive Sets Records - Friday, February 14, 2014

Hannibal Clinic and the Kind Hearts dared each other to help our communities in the Canned Food Drive Challenge.  The Food Drive Challenge began in January and Hannibal Clinic employees collected more than 6300 non-perishable food and toiletry items. 

Items will go to local food pantries including Douglass Community Center, the Salvation Army, AVENUES in Hannibal, the Palmyra Nutrition Center, and food pantries that serve Monroe City, Center, Vandalia and Bowling Green.

 “Hannibal Clinic employees have formed teams to create a competitive atmosphere,” says Kind Hearts Chairperson Debbie Maher.  “Teams are very competitive with each other and are also excited about helping our community.  This year, we have a travelling trophy for the top team in the main facility, and one for the top team in our satellite offices.”

 “These economic times are tough for a lot of people in our community,” says Dr. Lent Johnson of the Hannibal Clinic.  “The Hannibal Clinic physicians and employees are very committed to the communities we serve, and are excited to assist our local food pantries.”

 Kind Hearts is a Hannibal Clinic committee which raises money to help local families.  They make Christmas and Easter baskets for families in need, send care packages to the overseas military personnel, collect school supplies to help students and many other community activities.

 "We’ve helped Hannibal Clinic patients and community members through other activities,” says Maher, “and have done canned food drives before.  But this one just took off and become the most successful thing we have done!”

 For more information about the Canned Food Drive Challenge, contact Ginny Webb at (573) 231-3155.

 
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Hannibal Clinic Launches On Line Patient Portal - Friday, May 03, 2013

Your personal health Information is now at your fingertips with Hannibal Clinic’s new Patient Portal.

This free online patient portal is completely secure.  It is a convenient way for patients to access and review their personal health care information. The portal allows patients to interact with their doctor, document important health care information, and make more informed decisions about their health.

To use the Patient Portal, patients can log on to hannibalclinic.com and create an account.   Patients can then review their health information, view test and lab results, view their medications, communicate with a physician, and more.

“Hannibal Clinic is proud to offer the Patient Portal to our patients,” said Kurt Ebers, Administrator of Hannibal Clinic.  “The Portal allows our patients to communicate with their physician and get information in real time, giving them another tool toward good health.”

To connect to the Patient Portal, patients can log on to hannibalclinic.com  or provide their e-mail to a Hannibal Clinic receptionist during a regular visit to their physician. A PIN code will be provided, which allows for complete access to the patient’s health care information.

For more information , call the Hannibal Clinic at 221-5250.

 
Hannibal Clinic Physician Attends the Department of Transportation Medical Examiner Certification - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dr. Lent Johnson, Family Practice Physician at Hannibal Clinic recently attended the Department of Transportation Medical Examiner Certification training provided by Nevada Academy of Family Physicians. The course conforms to FMCSA (Federal Motor carrier safety administration) training on regulations and guidelines for conducting CMV driver medical examinations.

 

FMCSA's mission is: carrying out its safety mandate to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.  Healthcare professionals are required to be trained and certified and listed on a national registry to perform physical exams of truck and bus drivers.

           

Dr. Johnson also sat for and passed the required testing to be successfully certified by the US Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

 

This represents the most recent and comprehensive changes to the DOT examination process.

 

 
Hannibal Clinic Physicians Attend Missouri State Medical Association Meeting - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dr. Sandra Ahlum, OB/GYN, Dr. Lent Johnson, Family Practice Physician, Dr. Stephen Halpin, Internal Medicine Physician, Dr. Michael Bukstein, General Surgeon and Dr. John Memken, Family Practice Physician, recently attended the 156th Missouri State Medical Association Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri.

            A broad array of CME was offered including sessions entitled: “Physician Collaboration + Evidence = Quality,” “ Update on Mo HealthNet – Missouri’s Medicaid System,” “FDA’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies,” “Complete Care for Every Woman: An Evidence-Based Approach for Clinicians in Women’s Health,” “ICD-10: Are You Ready?” and “Chronic Pain Management for Primary Care.”  Also available was a the MSMA Organized Medical Staff Section, which offered a session entitled Proactive Strategies for Physicians to Reduce Risk – Solutions to Communication Challenges and Preventing Error, which featured speakers Michael Handler, MD and Becky Miller, MHA, CPHQ, FACHE, CPPS and moderated by Lent Johnson, MD.

The Mission of the Missouri State Medical Association is to serve its members through promotion of the science and art of medicine, protection of the health of the public and betterment of the medical profession in Missouri.

 
Hannibal Clinic’s Dr. Erik Meidl Attends Conference - Monday, January 13, 2014

Erik J. Meidl, M.D., Internist with the Hannibal Clinic, recently attended the 91st Annual Fall Clinical Conference hosted by the Kansas City Southwest Ethical Society.

 Some of the lectures attended by Dr. Meidl included: Population Demographics, New Therapies in Type Diabetes, Update on Hypertension and Hospice: What Is It and How to Talk About It.

Dr. Meidl is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He joined the Hannibal Clinic in 1996 after completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, an internship and second year of residency at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. 

 
Priscilla Long, MD, Elected American College of Physicians Fellow - Monday, January 13, 2014

Priscilla Long, MD, FACP, an internist with the Hannibal Clinic, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of adult medical care.

Dr. Long was elected upon the recommendation of peers and the review of ACP’s Credentials Subcommittee.  She may now use the letters “FACP” after her name in recognition of this honor.  Dr. Long practices at Hannibal Clinic and is certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Dr. Long earned a medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Kansas.  She lives in Hannibal, is married and has two sons.       

        The American College of Physicians is the second-largest physician group in the United States. Membership includes more than 137,000 internists, related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists are specialists in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illnesses in adults.

 
Hannibal Clinic Physician Published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Monday, January 13, 2014

(Hannibal, MO) – Hannibal Clinic physician Dr. Humam Farah was recently published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.  His article, entitled Distinguishing Alpha1-antitrypsin Deficiency from Asthma, was co-authored by Dareen Siri, MD and D. Kyle Hogarth, MD.

The objective of the article was “to explore the relations that exist between a1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) and asthma and to evaluate practices for screening patients with asthma for this genetically determined condition in the context of current guidelines.”

Dr. Farah is a Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine physician.  He sees patients in his office in the Specialties department at the Hannibal Clinic.

Dr. Farah is a Diplomate of the ABIM, holds Certification in Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Pulmonary Disease.  He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine-University of Jordan. He completed his internship at Dr. Jamil Al-Tutanji Hospital Jordan in 1995.  Dr. Farah completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University Hospital in 1999.  Following his residency Dr. Farah completed a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical and Sleep Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Dr. Farah sees patients with Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Disorders.  His office can be reached by calling 573-231-3767.

 
Physician Earns Board Recertification - Monday, January 13, 2014

Philip D. Tweedy, M.D., an Internist with Hannibal Clinic, has met the requirements for board recertification from the American Board of Internal Medicine.  The recertification process involves a documented self - evaluation of medical knowledge and practice performance.  Dr. Tweedy would like to thank his patients who graciously participated in the communication self – evaluation survey portion of those requirements.   His final completed requirement was a passing score on the maintenance of certification exam in October 2013.

 Dr. Philip Tweedy is originally from Montrose, Iowa.  He is a graduate of Monmouth College and The University of Iowa College of Medicine.  His residency in Internal Medicine was at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Veterans Administration Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  Dr. Tweedy has practiced in Hannibal since residency completion in 2003.  He resides in rural Hannibal with his wife, Tory, and three children, Andrew, Jacob, and Nathan.  

 
Hannibal Clinic’s Dr. Rodney Yager Attends Mayo Clinic’s 85th Annual Clinical Reviews - Monday, January 13, 2014

Rodney Yager, D.O., Family Practice Physician at the Hannibal Clinic’s Monroe City location, recently earned his recertification from the National Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians.  He serves patients at the Clinic’s Monroe City, MO facility.


Dr. Yager scored in the top 9% on the recertification test.  Physicians are required to recertify every nine years.

Physicians complete the certification process to provide assurance to the public that they have successfully completed an approved education program.  Certification also means going through an extensive evaluation process which includes an examination designed to assess the knowledge, skills and experience required to provide quality patient care in his or her specialty.

 
Hannibal Clinic’s Dr. Erik Meidl Attends Conference - Monday, January 13, 2014

Erik J. Meidl, M.D., Internist with the Hannibal Clinic, recently served as a guest speaker at St. Anthony Hospital in Alton, Illinois.  The topic presented by Dr. Meidl was “Ethical Issues in Hospice Care.”

Dr. Meidl is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He joined the Hannibal Clinic in 1996 after completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, an internship and second year of residency at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Meidl’s office is located at The Hannibal Clinic, 100 Medical Drive in Hannibal. He resides in Hannibal with his wife, Dr. Susan Meidl, and their four children.