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Knowing where to get medical care is important, especially for sudden injuries or illnesses. For health concerns, Peter Fletcher, MD, Washington University emergency medicine physician and interim medical director of emergency medicine at MoBap, advises contacting your primary care provider first unless it’s an emergency.

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Stroke Support Group

Whether you are a stroke survivor or taking care of a loved one, we invite you to join our support group community. Stroke Coordinators from Missouri Baptist Medical Center will encourage the sharing of personal experiences and connect with others as part of the recovery.

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Cathy and Paul Benefit from Early Screening

As former smokers, Cathy and Paul both experienced the benefits of Missouri Baptist Medical Center’s (MoBap) early lung cancer screening program. 

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Mark Finds A New Path to Healing

After years of living with diabetes, Mark had developed a grade 3 non-healing wound on the bottom of his foot that kept him from standing or walking without pain. The diligent support of the Wound Healing Center team coupled with the hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Mark would find a new path to healing.

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Mitral Valve Replacement

When Tina needed a new mitral valve, she benefited from BJC HealthCare’s collaborative approach to care that connected her with a multidisciplinary team of heart specialists. Her journey included seamless coordination between medical teams at two BJC HealthCare facilities: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center (MoBap).

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When should you worry about your pain?

The effects of chronic pain can be far-reaching. From gaining weight and having trouble sleeping to mood swings and even depression. Follow these simple rules to identify you pain management needs:

  • Two Week Rule: Tell your doctor about any pain that lasts longer than two weeks.
  • Acute Trauma Rule: Get immediate attention for any pain caused by an accident or injury.
  • I Can't Sleep Rule: If it keeps you up at night and exceeds the "two week rule," ask your doctor about it.
  • Worst Pain of My Life: If the pain prevents you from moving normally, have yourself checked right away. 
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