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OISI Staff Spotlight- Deidra Nugent

November 20, 2020

This week’s OISI Staff Spotlight features Deidra Nugent, Medical Assistant 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 here for 19 years and I am a Medical Assistant. 2. Favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my...  read more


5 Foods to Avoid for Osteoporosis

November 18, 2020

Bone-Dissolving Foods Seniors Must Avoid Thanks to classic “Got Milk?” advertisements, many of us are aware that calcium and vitamin D support bone health. But have you ever thought about the foods that cause the opposite effect? The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that around 54 million Americans have poor bone density. Often the first sign...  read more


Things to know about your MRI exam

November 17, 2020

Things to know about your MRI exam by Chief MRI Technologist, Van Travelstead at The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois. If you wear clothing without metal, you may be able to wear your own clothing for your exam. If not, we have compatible shorts and gowns. There is no radiation involved, only magnetism and radiofrequency...  read more


OISI Staff Spotlight- Teresa Johnson

November 13, 2020

This week’s OISI Staff Spotlight features Teresa Johnson, Nurse Practitioner at OISI Pain Management in Carbondale, IL. 1. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title? I have been at OISI Pain Management with Dr. Tennyson Lee since January 2019.  I am a Nurse Practitioner.  I see patients in...  read more


5 Ways to Keep Calm During an MRI

November 12, 2020

MRI scans are among the safest medical procedures available yet some patients dread the experience. Here are our top tips for how to stay calm and get your scan. MRI scanners are complex machines capable of looking deep within human tissue to diagnose all sorts of medical conditions. But to do so, patients need to...  read more


History of Radiology

November 10, 2020

Radiology is known as the science of using medical imaging to help diagnose and, in some cases, treat diseases in the human body. Many different imaging techniques are a part of radiology including x-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and more. The history of radiology started with Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. Wilhelm...  read more


OISI Staff Spotlight- Brittny Loss

November 5, 2020

This week’s OISI Staff Spotlight features Brittny Loss, Financial Counselor at OISI. How long have you been with OISI and what do you do here/ title? I have been with OISI for almost 5 years and have worked in medical records and registration before my current title as Financial Counselor. As a financial counselor, we...  read more


Sitting and Back Pain- Tips to prevent low back pain from prolonged sitting

November 2, 2020

One common reason your back may hurt is from bad posture while seated. Sitting in a slouched or hunched over position can put a strain on the discs- the fluid-filled cushions that protect the vertebrae from rubbing together. Causes of Low Back Pain When Sitting Down *Sciatica– Sciatica refers to the pain in the sciatic...  read more


OISI Staff Spotlight- Carlos Cerrato

October 30, 2020

This week’s OISI Staff Spotlight features Carlos Cerrato, Medical / Surgical Assistant 1. How long have you been with OISI? 19 years! 2. Favorite part of your job? I love taking care of patients. 3. What gets you out of bed in the morning? The Lord. 4. People would be surprised if they knew what...  read more


OISI Staff Spotlight- Kim Peters

October 22, 2020

This week’s OISI  Staff Spotlight features Kim Peters, Occupational Therapist, and Certified Hand Therapist 1. How long have you been with OISI? I started working here at OISI in April of 2004. I am an occupational therapist as a Certified Hand Therapist. In fact, I am the only CHT in the Southern IL area, and...  read more


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