Focused on You

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center's Community Newsletter

In Focused on You, you’ll learn tips to live a healthy and active life, learn about FREE and low-cost programs in the community, and learn about upcoming expansions in our services. To receive a printed copy of Focused on You, please call 301-774-8969. Registration for all classes and events can be completed by calling 301-774-8881 or visiting our Events Archive.

Latest Edition - Spring 2017

In the latest issue of Focused on You, Steve Craver, a self-proclaimed golf fanatic, had nagging hip pain that began to put a damper on his game and on his rounds as a postal worker. His doctor referred him to J. Ryan Macdonell, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon and expert in hip and knee replacement. Steve is now pain-free and back on the golf course thanks to a muscle-sparing hip replacement approach that allows for a faster recovery. Read his story here.

Articles in This Issue

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Special Features

  • Community Class Schedule
    • At MedStar Montgomery, we care about the health and well-being of our community. One of the ways we try to keep you healthy and active is by offering special classes and events such as: Support Groups, Senior Wellness, Fitness Classes, Diabetes Classes, Youth Programs and Parenting Classes.
  • Coming Soon to the Olney Farmers Market
    • MedStar Montgomery will be joining the Olney Farmers Market starting on Sunday, May 14 throughout the summer and fall! We will be providing free health screenings, wellness events and activities, community health information and more.
  • Compassionate Care: The Importance of a Doctor Who Listens
    • Salmana Shaw, 46, knew something was terribly wrong, but she couldn’t get answers from her gynecologist. She had seen multiple doctors at one practice over six months, complaining of intense pelvic pain and daily severe bleeding. Salmana’s primary care physician referred her to the Ob/Gyn specialists at MedStar Montgomery and as soon as Sujithra Jayaraj, MD, talked with Salmana, she suspected fibroids. An ultrasound confirmed Dr. Jayaraj’s suspicions, and she scheduled Salmana for a hysterectomy to remove the fibroids. After a minimally invasive procedure and a speedy recovery, Salmana Shaw is back to work and her daily life. Read the full story.


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