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OISI Staff Spotlight- Johanna Greiner, Radiologic Technologist

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

1. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title? 5 1/2 years as a Radiologic Technologist 2. Proudest moment here at OISI or favorite part of your job? I feel incredibly blessed to work at OISI. I enjoy coming to work every day and working with such amazing people....  read more

Why Does Stress and Anxiety Cause Joint and Muscle Pain- And What You Can Do About It.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Why Does Stress and Anxiety Cause Joint Pain?   Life is full of stressful situations. You may feel stress over meeting a deadline, managing finances, or even something as simple as getting the kids out the door in the mornings (ok, maybe NOT so simple). According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “Seven out of...  read more

5 Ways to Reduce Back Pain While Sleeping

Monday, December 28th, 2020

1. Sleep on your side with a pillow between your knees If lying flat on your back feels uncomfortable, try shifting over to your side: Allow your right or left shoulder to make contact with the mattress, along with the rest of that side of your body. Place a pillow between your knees. If there’s...  read more

OISI Staff Spotlight- Lisa Furtak, XRAY / Healthy Bone Clinic

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

1. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title? I have worked for OISI for 24 years. I work in the Xray Department and the Healthy Bone Clinic doing Bone Density. 2. Favorite part of your job at OISI? My favorite part of my job is that the people...  read more

OISI Staff Spotlight- Taylor Nugent, Financial Counselor

Friday, December 18th, 2020

1. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title? I started July 3, 2017, so I have been with the Orthopaedic Institute for 3 & 1/2 years and I currently work with Financial Counseling. 2. Favorite part of your job? One of my favorite things about working at OISI...  read more

OISI Staff Spotlight- Dana Crain, Director of Health Information Technology

Friday, December 11th, 2020

1. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title? 23 years. I started in January 1998 on a Health Care Management internship.  I have held various positions during my time at OI, working for the past 7 years as Director of Health Information Technology. 2. Proudest moment here at...  read more

Benefits of exercising during colder months

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

The benefits of exercise are well established. However, during the cooler months, many people with arthritis feel their symptoms worsen. This, combined with the cold weather can result in people foregoing their regular exercise routines. A study, conducted by Joe Feinglass, a research professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine1, examined the...  read more

How to help prevent arthritis pain in cold temperatures

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Increased pain and stiffness during damp and cold weather conditions is a common complaint for patients known to have arthritis Different theories have been proposed and experiments performed to find an explanation for the worsening of joint symptoms in cold weather, but the mechanism behind this effect remains largely unknown Studies have found that joints...  read more

Staff Spotlight- Alyssa Kupferer, Medical Assistant / Spine Clinic

Friday, December 4th, 2020

`                1. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title? I have been with OISI for 4 years, it will be 5 in February.  I am a medical assistant, and I run one of the spine clinics here.  2. Proudest moment here at OISI? The proudest is when my...  read more

OISI Staff Spotlight- Morgan Popek

Friday, November 27th, 2020

This week’s OISI Staff Spotlight features Morgan Popek, Registration Staff / Patient Intake, at The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois. 1. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title? I’ve been with OISI for about a year and a half and I am the Registration Staff / Patient Intake....  read more

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