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    Treating Spinal Issues at Fawcett Memorial Hospital

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Spine-related illnesses and injuries can cause discomfort, reduce mobility, and hinder quality of life. This video showcases how Fawcett Memorial Hospital helps patients enjoy pain-free movement with state-of-the-art services and amenities.

    The Spine & Orthopedic Center provides specialized treatment for the many problems that can afflict the spinal region. Patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, herniated discs, and vertebrae fractures can receive care customized to fit their needs. The Spine & Orthopedic Center can alleviate spinal pain and stiffness with treatment options ranging from physical therapy to medical injections to surgery. To provide patients with the ultimate in relaxation, Fawcett Memorial Hospital also offers private rooms and a family recreational center.

    Do you have questions about the Spine & Orthopedic Center at Fawcett Memorial Hospital? Call us today at (888) 685-1599 to schedule a tour of our Port Charlotte facility. 

    Preparing for a Trip to the Emergency Room

    Last updated 3 years ago

    A sudden allergic reaction or asthma attack may leave little time to prepare for emergency care. Yet upon arriving at the ER, you might find that you have forgotten or left behind information or items integral to your care and comfort. That is why Fawcett Memorial Hospital encourages residents in the greater Port Charlotte region to coordinate their needs before a medical crisis occurs.

    Document Medical History

    The details of your medical history can largely impact the treatment you receive while in the ER. For instance, knowing if you are allergic to any medications can help the emergency care staff determine a course of action should you require drug treatment. Having on hand the name and contact information for your primary care physician can also facilitate your care. Because a medical emergency can cause confusion and recall problems, you may want to type up your medical history and bring it to the ER rather than rely on your memory.  

    Bring Activities

    Even when you receive immediate triage attention, your medical emergency may take several hours to effectively address before you can return home. To make your visit to the ER as comfortable as possible, bring several items that can help to pass the time as you wait for your treatment to be completed. Depending on your interests, you may want to pack a book or craft for your trip.

    Pack for an Overnight Stay

    If you suffer a serious medical event such as a heart attack or stroke, the emergency care staff may decide that you require admittance to the hospital. Even if you remain in the hospital for only a day or two, you may find it unsettling to go without your personal hygiene products or other home comforts. To ensure that your stay at the hospital provides you peace of mind, prepare a small duffel bag with the items you might need should a medical emergency ever arise.

    Fawcett Memorial Hospital is proud to offer swift and effective emergency care services for the Port Charlotte, North Port, and Punta Gorda communities. For more information on the conditions that our ER staff can treat, call (888) 685-1599. You can also visit our website for regularly updated details on our current ER wait times. 

    Do You Need Physical Therapy?

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Do you suffer from arthritis? Did you recently sustain a sports injury? Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? As disparate as these medical issues may seem, they have one element in common: physical therapy can be used to treat each of them. Physical therapy is a general term for noninvasive treatment that can increase physical mobility and strength. This mode of care can address a wide range of problems that may affect physical wellness. If you suffer from a chronic condition such as arthritis, physical therapy can enhance flexibility in the afflicted joints and bolster the support of the surrounding muscles, making movement less painful. Physical therapy can also slowly rebuild strength in muscles, connective tissues, nerves, and bones that have suffered injury. This treatment option can help in managing conditions that affect motor coordination as well.

    Could physical therapy alleviate your medical condition? To find out, call Fawcett Memorial Hospital today at (888) 685-1599. Our facility offers both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy services to individuals living in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and North Port. 

    My doctors came daily to see me & to check on my status..Thank you Fawcett, and God Bless your staff!

    Last updated 3 years ago

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    • I was there for 17 days and I could not have asked for better care! The nurses were absolutely wonderful, and were prompt with my care. Also, a special thanks to the CNA's as they made a difference in my daily spirits with their exceptional care as well. My doctors came daily to see me and to check on my status. Thank goodness there are people... More

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