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Skin cancer can be serious if left untreated, so it’s essential to catch it early. Since melanomas can grow anywhere on your skin, it’s best to see a medical team like ours to have your skin marks assessed and your questions answered for greater wellness.
Abdominal pain? Digestive discomfort? Nausea? If you are experiencing symptoms like these, you may be suffering from gallstones. If they aren't taken care of in a timely manner, these tiny crystallized particles can cause some very big problems for your health.
Want to know how healthy your heart is right now? Start out by taking your pulse. As it turns out, your heart rate provides a lot of information about your well-being. Here’s why, and what to know about healthy heart rates.
Feeling concerned about your doctor’s visit? Worried that it will be awkward and embarrassing? Believe it or not, our staff has heard and seen it all — and we care for our patients no matter what. Here are some humorous stories to give you a laugh and assure you it will be ok to share your health co
Wondering if it matters to choose an MD over a DO? Are DOs better at providing whole body healthcare than MDs? Before you select a doctor, check out how these two medical degrees are similar, how they differ, and what you can expect when choosing a DO like Dr. William Hanner.
Wondering what surgeons and physicians do, and whether a surgeon can do a primary care doctor’s work? Finding the best doctor for your care is easier when you know what to look for. Here’s what to know, and what we do here at our offices.
The best way to stay healthy is to catch and address health problems early. And it all begins with understanding the essential first signs of health or illness — your heart rate, your breathing, your blood pressure, and your temperature. Here’s what you need to know.
When people hear “private practice” they sometimes think that they’re not covered by their insurance or they cannot get access to private providers—the truth is just the opposite. Read this in-depth article for more information.
Gallbladder removal is a lot easier when you know what to expect, what to eat, and how to navigate risks to improve your health. Here is what you need to know about living a normal life after gallbladder surgery.
Many people don't know what the gallbladder is, where it is, or what it does. So it can be scary if you start experiencing pain or have issues from gallstones or otherwise. Read this in-depth article to get up to speed on gallbladder attacks and other common issues.
Some of the most common medical questions we get before surgery are about anesthesia. We've put together a list of frequently asked questions to address them all in one article. Read more to learn about the when, how, and why of different types of anesthesia.
When you take the necessary steps to prepare for your surgical procedure, you will be more likely to experience the best results. Here’s what to ask, what to do, and how to help yourself enjoy a smooth, swift recovery.
In this article, we take a deep dive into what the thyroid does, what happens if you need thyroid surgery, and what life is like without the thyroid. While this is major surgery, it is somewhat common and a lot is known about the procedure and processes after surgery.
The summer sun in Oklahoma is especially harsh like it is all through the southwest. In this blog post, we dig into why that is and how you can protect yourself from harmful sun rays in the summer, and even the winter, months.
While our practice is general surgery and skin specialty, you may have the need to find a specialist for a number of different reasons. So we've put together a quick check list to use as a guid when trying to find your next medical or surgical specialist.
Many patients have concerns about a plethora of things before surgery, but the pain is always on the back of their minds. In this article, we line out what can and won’t happen as a result of having surgery.
Before considering gallbladder removal surgery or other treatment options, consider some other lifestyle changes to promote gallbladder health, treat gallstones, and stimulate bile production.
Have you ever wondered what life is like after your gallbladder is removed? We outline post-op diets, answer common questions, and how to prepare for gallbladder surgery in this detailed article.
Know the signs and symptoms of colon cancer. We’ve documented the types of treatments available and their side effects. Knowing the symptoms of colorectal cancer can greatly increase your chances of a quick recovery and quality of life by catching it early.
In this article, we breakdown the most common and some rare cases of thyroid disorders and cancers for anyone to understand. Read more to understand what the thyroid glands do and the different types of thyroid cancer.
Ever wonder what a gallbladder does or even what it is? We explain its function and more in this detailed article along with identifying possible problems with the gallbladder.
This article covers all of the commonly asked questions about melanoma. We answer question about what it is, how common it is, how serious, common appearances, and more. If you're concerned you have a mole that might be cancerous, read this first.