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DOT Physicals, Urine Tests, BAT Available At RMC

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RMC Staff -- Pictured are RMC’s Paul Williams, RN; Jay Lambert, PA-C ; Elizabeth Kleppen, PA-C; Karla Hunter, RN; Dr. Don Helland; and Amber Bond C-MA.
 (Photo by Cindy Lou Wade)

Roosevelt Medical Center is providing DOT physicals that are required by federal law for all commercial drivers.
Those whose medical certificates expired on or after May 21, must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
Roosevelt Medical Center has announced that all three of its providers, Dr. Don Helland, Jay Lambert, PA-C; and Elizabeth Kleppen, PA-C, are certified to perform DOT physicals and are listed on the National Registry. All three are accepting patients.
In addition, Amber Bond, C-MA; Paul Williams, RN; and Karla Hunter, RN, are trained and certified to do urine drug testing and breath alcohol testing according to DOT certification standards. These services are available for DOT, non-DOT, pre-employment, random, post-accident [during regular clinic hours], follow-up and return-to-duty testing.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration established a National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners with requirements that all medical examiners who conduct physical examinations for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers meet the following criteria: complete certain training concerning FMCSA’s physical qualification standards, pass a test to verify an understanding of those standards, and maintain and demonstrate competence through periodic training and testing. The National Registry requirement was effective May 21, and requires that motor carriers and drivers use only those medical examiners on the National Registry and will only accept as valid medical examiner’s certificates issued by medical examiners listed on the National Registry.
FMCSA developed the National Registry program to improve highway safety and driver health by requiring that medical examiners be trained and certified so they can determine effectively whether a CMV driver’s medical fitness for duty meets FMCSA’s standards. The National Registry program is intended to help reduce the occurrence of crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses by making sure you are physically and mentally able to perform your job safely.
Certified medical examiners are listed on the National Registry website at https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov.
Contact Roosevelt Medical Center at 787-6400 to schedule appointments for certified DOT physicals, urine drug collections or breath alcohol tests.

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RMC Offering Health Information Portal

Roosevelt Medical Center is providing patients with a free portal to access health information through Microsoft HealthVault for emergency room, inpatient, or observation status services.
Patients logging into HealthVault accounts will see demographic information, a problem or diagnosis list, current medications and your current medication allergies, which Medicare requires.
Patients wanting lab tests and results to be sent to HealthVault, may make that request at the time of their ER, inpatient, or observation visit and it will be added to their record when results are complete. In the near future, vital signs, care plan goals and instructions, and procedure notes will also be available.
Information for clinic visits can be sent upon your request. This is being offered free to patients to meet Medicare’s regulatory requirements for electronic health records. Making records available in a safe electronic format is Medicare’s way to encourage patients to become more active participants in managing their health care.
Once operating at full capability, this secure online website will provide convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an internet connection.
It will allow patients to print emergency information, send medical information to other doctors, communicate directly with healthcare providers and request prescription refills.  
Patients may create secure accounts by logging onto www.healthvault.com.

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Roosevelt County Fair Kicks Off With Variety And Style Show

Help celebrate the start of this year’s Roosevelt County Fair with an ice cream social and variety show on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in downtown Culbertson. Festivities get underway at the old Armory with door prizes and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. followed by “A Night With Stars” Variety Show at 7 p.m.   
Local talent featuring an assortment of summer songs and performances is a highlight of the show.  Our local and professional performers, Chris Bengochea and Gy Salvevold, will certainly provide entertainment for those in attendance. Also, the Culbert-
son lifeguards will model vintage swim wear.
The evening event benefits Culbertson Women’s Club Community Improvement Project splash pad for the community swimming pool.  There is a $10 charge for a delightful evening filled with entertainment.  
If you are unable to attend and wish to make a contribution to help fund this ongoing CIP Project, contact Lanette Bidegaray  at 480-3526 or Ashley Anderson at 790-0341.

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American Red Cross Holding Blood Drive In Culbertson

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Culbertson to help with a shortage. Blood and platelet donors are sought to prevent a potential emergency situation.
The Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage with donations down by about 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types.
The blood drive will be at Roosevelt Medical Center, Thursday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.
Contact JoAnn Smith at RMC at 787-6412 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Roosevelt Medical Center, Billings Clinic Collaborate To Offer Diabetes Prevention, Treatment Program

Roosevelt Medical Center and Billings Clinic will use telehealth technology to offer the LifeStyle Balance Telehealth Program to members of the Culbertson community.
The LifeStyle Balance Telehealth Program is a comprehensive program for the prevention and treatment of diabetes using telehealth technology. This program sets challenging, reasonable, safe and effective goals for weight loss.
Research has demonstrated that people who are at risk for diabetes can reduce their risk by up to 58 percent if they become more active and lose at least 7 percent of their body weight. Those who have diabetes can significantly lower their risk of complications related to diabetes.
Obesity and diabetes are chronic diseases that are increasing in prevalence in both children and adults in the United States. Nationally, 34 percent of our population is overweight.  More concerning is that each state reports up to 33 percent for the segment of the adult population that meets the criteria for obesity, a category defined by a body mass index of 30 or higher.
Currently 64 percent of Montana’s population is overweight or obese. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and other chronic conditions.
This 12-week comprehensive program is open to all adults who are overweight or obese. It includes six follow-up maintenance meetings to support continued weight loss success for each participant. The LifeStyle Balance Program is individualized to meet the specific needs of each person.  Sessions will address lifestyle changes by providing individual and group counseling about nutrition, healthy decision making and exercise.
The LifeStyle Balance sessions will be led by a specially trained team consisting of; a dietitian and a life style coach.  They will provide the knowledge and framework for participants to build healthy habits into their daily life and carry those behaviors forward for a lifetime.
This program will be offered in September. Contact Roosevelt Medical Center to register.

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