Lovelace Silver Lining Newsletter June 2022

June is Men's Health Month

This Father’s Day, celebrate all the influential men in your life. Encourage them to protect their health by scheduling their regular screenings and sharing this blog.
Schedule your health screenings by calling 505.727.2727.
Dr. Aaron Geswaldo, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., urologist with Lovelace Medical Group, explains the symptoms of lower urinary tract issues in men and the treatment options available. You or your loved one don’t need to suffer!
BPH, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, commonly known as an enlarged prostate, affects over 40% of men in their 50’s and 70% of men in their 60’s. Symptoms range from frequent need to urinate or weak or slow urinary stream to a sense of not being able to completely empty your bladder, difficulty or delay starting urination or urgent need to urinate and stream that starts and stops. Dr. Geswaldo explains how he not only treats the symptoms, but also corrects the cause of the disease.
Dr. Geswaldo is a board-certified urologist and has practiced in New Mexico since 2005. He provides evaluation and surgical treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the male and female urinary tract (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and the male reproductive system. His goal is to help his patients lead active, productive lives by addressing their medical and surgical needs.
To request an appointment call 505.727.2727

June is National Hernia Awareness Month

When an internal organ or other body part protrudes through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally contains it, a hernia occurs. Hernias are common, with more than 200,000 cases reported in the U.S. every year. In some cases, there are no symptoms, but hernias typically come with bulging, swelling or pain. During Hernia Awareness Month, educate yourself on these tips to avoid a hernia.  

Nurses from Lovelace honored at the 2021 Nursing Excellence Awards

On April 2, the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence honored four Lovelace Health System nurses at the annual New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards.  The award ceremony honored excellence in all levels of nursing practice and leadership. Since 2005, over 3,100 nurses throughout the state have been nominated for Nursing Excellence Awards. One hundred and eighty-nine nurses were nominated for awards this year.
Lovelace winners and the award category include:
  • Windra Trujillo, Education Research & Academia
  • Kelly Wascher, Material Child/Women’s Health
  • Dora Rivera, Medical/Surgical
  • Tiffany Isler, Long Term Care and Rehabilitation
For the past 17 years, through their annual Nursing Excellence Awards, the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence has recognized excellence in nursing practice and honored nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities, and our state.
“We are thrilled to honor Windra Trujillo, Kelly Wascher, Dora Rivera and Tiffany Isler. This incredible group of nurses from Lovelace Health Systems are helping our communities every single day,” said Maribeth Thorton, Ph.D, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CCM, and President of the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Center For Nursing Excellence. “The Nursing Excellence Awards were created
by nurses for nurses, making this state-wide recognition especially meaningful and prestigious within the nursing profession. Being nominated for an award is in and of itself an incredible honor.”
Proceeds from the Nursing Excellence Awards support the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence and its mission.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital graduates its first class of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents

Christopher Burton, M.D.
Joseph Parks, M.D.
Joseph Tessler, M.D.
Reza Ehsanian, M.D.
Cyrus Abassi, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a field of medicine that helps people of all ages with serious injuries and disabilities improve their function and quality of life. PM&R physicians, also known as Physiatrists, diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Physiatrists may also work with other physicians, which may include pain specialist, primary care physicians, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons and many others, ensuring extensive patient care.
For more information please click here or call 505.727.2727 to schedule an appointment.