Nashville, Tenn., (May 12, 2011)- In honor of National Women’s Health Week, which is May 8-14, 2011, Centennial Medical Center encourages women to make their own health a top priority and take small manageable steps to reduce their risks for many diseases. In order to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, women should consider choosing a primary care provider to help them develop a healthy lifestyle strategy.
A primary care provider, also known as a PCP, can be the best way for a woman to stay on top of her health.
“A primary care provider offers long-term supervision and management of a patient’s health and guides patients to live healthier lives,” said Susan Limbaugh, MD, an internal medicine physician at Centennial Medical Center. “This important relationship is most effective when patients select a medical professional with whom they can communicate and trust to act in their best interest.”
It is important for a woman to choose her PCP based on her individual healthcare needs. Centennial offers many different specialties that can help women maintain a healthy lifestyle including, family practice physicians, internists or internal medicine physicians, OB/GYNs, GYNs and nurse practitioners.
In addition to primary care services, Centennial Medical Center is also home to The Women’s Hospital, which is the only freestanding hospital in Middle Tennessee devoted solely to the care of women. The Women’s Hospital at Centennial Medical Center recently celebrated the completion of the new OB/GYN Emergency Department, which offers 24/7 specialty care for women experiencing acute obstetric and gynecologic conditions. The Women’s Hospital cares for the special needs of and health concerns of women in all stages of life with greater ease of access and privacy than traditional emergency room settings.
For more information about OB/GYN Emergency Department, you can watch a HealthBreak video by visiting TriStarHealth.com and clicking on The Women’s Hospital at Centennial Medical Center.
Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, The Women’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit TriStarHealth.com and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.