A Message from Mark Shugarman

Welcome to 2009. With the start of the New Year, I would like to extend to you a personal invitation to choose Baptist Health Floyd as your partner to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. We can help you live a healthier lifestyle with programs ranging from free screenings and seminars to smoking cessation programs and access to the area’s most talented medical specialists.

In fact, reading this issue of HealthScope is a great place to start our partnership. With the expertise of our physicians, we have developed an issue that highlights some of the key aspects of healthy living including weight management, physical activity and heart care. You will also find more in-depth articles relating to orthopedic surgery and hip and joint replacement as well as insight into a commonly under-diagnosed neck condition that causes a variety of mysterious symptoms.

To get our health partnership off and running, I recommend that you review our Calendar of Events on pages 10 and 11. This resource offers a variety of screening options, many free, that can help determine your risk factors for common medical concerns. Once you know your risk for conditions like diabetes or heart disease, we can work with you to create a plan to keep your health on track.

I hope you will accept my invitation and find out why there truly is no reason to go anywhere else for your healthcare. For more support and resources, I encourage you to visit our Web site at www.baptisthealthfloyd.com or call us at 1-800-4-SOURCE.