Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office Launches Fluoride Varnish Program

JACKSON, Calif. – Sutter Medical Foundation Amador Pediatrics Office, in cooperation with Sutter Medical Group, received a grant to purchase topical fluoride that will be offered to infants and children from the onset of their tooth on or after their six-month birthday.
Fluoride strengthens the enamel on the teeth. The fluoride varnish is a coating that can be painted on the teeth to prevent tooth decay. The varnish tastes good and doesn’t take long to apply. It is especially important for children in Amador County to receive this varnish due to the lack of any fluoride in the county’s drinking water.
It is recommended that children receive this varnish four times a year from their pediatrician or dentist. Children can receive the varnish during their regular physical until their sixth birthday.
“We are seeing a lot of tooth decay in our patients,” said Dr. Aye Moe, a Sutter Medical Group pediatrician. “Tooth decay is one of the most chronic problems in children. It can affect their speech and eating. Children can get infections from cavities and by offering this varnish, we are hoping to prevent any long-term issues in just one visit.”
The visit to the pediatrics office for the fluoride varnish does not replace a regular visit to the dentist. Children should establish care with a dentist and make regular visits for checkups.
In addition to Dr. Moe, Sutter Amador Pediatrics office features physicians David Stone, M.D., and Amy Appleton, M.D., and Nurse Practitioner Denise Lack, Ph.D. – who are excited to care for your children. The office, located at 100 Mission Blvd., is now accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 209-257-1722.

Dr. Aye Moe

Dr. David Stone

Dr. Amy Appleton

Denise Lack, Ph.D.

Monday, December 29, 2014

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New York Fitness in Jackson presents: Charlie’s Garden Café

Meet Charlotte “Charlie” Sovereen: Having worked as a barista and baker at a French café for four years (10 years total in the industry), Charlie has adopted her menu mainly from that experience. Her philosophy is ‘quality over quantity’.

As a former athlete, Charlie has been practicing good nutrition habits, knowing the importance o balance and satisfying yourself at the same time. Her menu offers pastries made with all-natural ingredients -handmade; no artificial flavors or preservatives. She also offers gluten-free items as well as a number of delicious salads topped with her homemade Dijon vinaigrette dressing. Other items include chicken breasts cooked in white wine and dill mixed with garlic and sun dried tomatoes on a bed of mixed greens.

In her protein smoothies you will find natural additives like chia seed, wheat germ and flax. And, don’t forget to try her yogurt, fruit bowls and other items!

Charlie’s Garden Café hours of operation* are:
M-Th 6a-1p & 3p-5:15p
Friday 6a-4p
Sat. 8a-11:30a
*Hours may change as the need changes

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Jackson, CA. 95642

Monday, December 22, 2014

Jackson Creek Dental Group Opens Office for “Smiles for Kids 2015” in January

Appointments will be scheduled in advance on a first-come-first-served basis beginning January 12, 2015

Jackson, CA - Jackson Creek Dental Group will once again be hosting Smile for Kids to treat children, at no cost, who “fall between the cracks” in healthcare – children who would not otherwise receive dental treatment – on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Because of the overwhelming number of children attending this event appointments will be scheduled in advance starting Monday, January 12th , 2015. These appointments will be filled on a first-come-first served basis by calling Jackson Creek Dental Group at (209) 223-2712. Once the schedule is full they will no longer accept additional patients.

To qualify for treatment, children must be 2-18 years of age, qualify for free or reduced fee school lunches, WIC or CHDP, be a resident of Amador County, and they must not be covered by private dental insurance or Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child throughout the appointment.

The doctors and their staff have provided this service to the community on a volunteer basis for the past 30 years. Smiles for Kids also offers an opportunity to educate both the child and parent about how the effects of poor oral health extend far beyond problems in the mouth, often generating other related health problems.

“Children who meet the program requirements may receive, at no cost, a complete dental exam and x-rays, as needed,” stated Craig Kinzer, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group. “We will also provide a teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment and prescription, sealants, orthodontic evaluations, and other emergency dental care as time allows. The dental staff and volunteers who participate in Smiles for Kids feel very fortunate to be able to give back to the community on this special day.”

“Every child deserves a healthy smile,” quoted Dwight Simpson, DDS at Jackson Creek Dental Group. “Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in America and is largely preventable. Untreated dental disease is very painful and affects a child’s physical, emotional and social development. This Smiles for Kids event is one way we can become part of the solution and help give the children in our community healthy smiles for life.”

Crucial follow-up treatment may be provided through the Sacramento District Dental Society’s Adopt-a-Child Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care Programs. Several local dentists will also be providing these services right here in Amador County as part of the Adopt-a-Child Program. Children requiring Orthodontic and Specialty Referral Care follow-up appointments may be assigned to a specialist to receive necessary endodontic, periodontic, pediatric, orthodontic and oral surgery treatments.

Jackson Creek Dental Group offers a full range of advanced, comprehensive dental specialties, from general care, periodontal care, dental implants and orthodontics to cosmetic dentistry, smile design and full mouth reconstruction. For more information contact us at (209) 223-2712 or visit our website at

Jackson Creek Dental Group is open Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PHOTO: Over 65 children will receive a free dental exam, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment as a result of the 2015 Smile for Kids program, along with a lot of patient and parent oral hygiene information and education. In addition, making sure they all have access to needed follow-up treatment is an essential part of this program.
Rachel Maita, RDH working with one of the Smiles for Kids patients.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sutter Amador Hospital Launches New Orthopedic Program

Program will create long-term solution to meet community’s needs and expand access.
Jackson, Calif. – Sutter Amador Hospital launched a new orthopedic program as a way to continuously improve care for patients and enhance the services it provides within the community. Surgical Affiliates Management Group, a medical group that also provides emergency surgery care at Sutter Amador Hospital, is now providing orthopedic care coverage for patients coming to the Emergency Department, along with post-operative care in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Services Center.
“The orthopedic program is a great partnership that will help create a long-term, sustainable approach for meeting orthopedic surgery needs in our community and ensure consistent coverage for our patients needing emergency orthopedic care,” said Sutter Amador Hospital CEO Anne Platt.
Last year, Surgical Affiliates began providing general surgical support 24/7 for patients who come into the hospital with emergency surgical needs. With this consistent, around-the-clock coverage, the goal of Surgical Affiliates is that every patient has access at Sutter Amador Hospital to the same level of high quality surgical services no matter when they need them. With the addition of the orthopedic surgical program, orthopedic surgeons will also be available 24/7 for patients with broken bones or other orthopedic injuries.
“The orthopedic surgical program will complement our acute care general surgical collaboration with Sutter Amador Hospital,” said Surgical Affiliates’ CEO Dr. Leon J. Owens. “Our model is based on leadership from expert surgeons and executives, building outstanding surgical teams that follow evidence based guidelines in care delivery, and collaboration with the hospital staff to consistently improve patient care and safety. What’s more, because the Surgical Affiliates team is available 24/7, a highly skilled team is available at all times for patients in need.”
The physician leadership team developing this new program includes Gregory Graves, M.D., Medical Director of Sutter Amador Hospital’s Surgery Department and Regional Medical Director of Oncology Services in the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, and Lynette Scherer, M.D., Surgical Affiliates’ Chief Medical Officer who will be working with Surgical Affiliates and local orthopedic surgeons as they build this high quality, patient-centered orthopedic program.  In support of the orthopedic service, Surgical Affiliates has recruited two additional experienced orthopedists to its local group.
Dr. Mark Endicott
Dr. Mark Endicott is a Native Californian who grew up in the Sierra foothills in Sonora. He served in the United States Air Force for 14 years, received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center.  Dr. Endicott has comprehensive experience in the treatment of fractures, sports medicine, arthritis care, arthroscopic surgery and total joint replacement.

Dr. Jerry Labson
Also a native Northern Californian, Dr. Jerry Labson recently retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine followed by a family medicine residency at the David Grant USAF Medical Center. He then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship from the University of California, San Diego and an orthopedic surgery residency from the University of California Davis Medical School. Dr. Labson has comprehensive experience in sports medicine and treating sports related injuries, arthritis care, total joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of multiple types of fractures.
Sutter Amador Hospital’s local orthopedic surgeons Dr. Paul Metzger and Dr. Peter Sfakianos will continue providing their high level orthopedic services at Sutter Amador while assisting with the development of Surgical Affiliates’ new orthopedics office in the Sutter Amador Outpatient Service Center located on the hospital campus at 100 Mission Boulevard.
For information about the orthopedic surgery program and scheduling, please call 209-257-5838.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sutter Medical Foundation Opens Diabetes Program and Health Classes to Accept More Insurance Plans, Medicare

Local classes support diabetes management, weight management, pediatric nutrition
JACKSON. – Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) announced during American Diabetes Month that more Amador County residents can now take advantage of local health and wellness classes through the expansion of the SMF Diabetes Program. This expansion opens the program to a variety of health care plans, including Medicare.
Previously, the SMF Diabetes Program was an exclusive benefit to Sutter Health patients. With the expansion of accepted health insurance plans, residents are encouraged to join the program even if they don’t have a Sutter physician. The program also goes beyond diabetes management; offering educational programs and support that can help manage existing health conditions and/or maintain an overall healthier lifestyle.
“We are always looking for ways to better serve the communities we work and live in,” said Patsy Andrews, RN, CDE. “Healthy communities have access to health and wellness classes that keep people out of the hospital and their doctor’s office as best as possible. The more resources like our diabetes program, the better the overall health of local Amador residents.”
Specifically, the diabetes program offers access to programs that go beyond diabetes treatment, such as:
·         Insulin management
·         Diabetes management during pregnancy
·         Individual counseling regarding celiac and Crohn’s disease,  weight management and pediatric nutrition, to name a few
·         Diabetes medication management and consultation
·         Nutrition education
·         A wide array of behavior modification classes on topics like pre-diabetes, low sodium diets and heart healthy eating
·         Sutter Options for Success (SOS) – a 12 week weight loss program

Local residents who have questions regarding their diabetes management should take advantage of the program, especially as November is American Diabetes Month. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please call toll free 1-877-899-8766.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prostate Cancer Seminar - Thurs Nov 6

Whether or not this affects you personally, prostate cancer will affect someone you know and love.  Get the facts, get educated and then know the signs.  Plan on spending a few hours with Dr. Marc Dall'Era from UC Davis at Hotel Sutter on Thursday, November 6th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.  Light appetizers and no host bar 5:45pm - 6:30pm.  Presentation from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  
Dr. Dall'Era will focus on active surveillance and clinical outcomes for men with prostate cancer.
Call 245-6794 or email

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amador Community News: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amador Community News: Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Updates have been made in all our departments...thanks for reading, Amador County! See our daily posts on  Facebook .  W e tweet on  Twitt...

Free presentation on Essential Oils - Wed Nov 5

Are you looking for powerful, natural alternative answers for many of your health-care needs?

Come to this FREE event in Pine Grove and learn lots! Try many of the Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils. Ask Debbie Butterfield McMurdie - Health & Wellness Educator - your questions and learn how therapeutic-grade Young Living Essential Oils (YLEOs) can help you!

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Topics Include:
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“These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided here today is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. Please consult with the health authorities of your choice.”

More info: Young Living in the Sierras

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Vaccinations to Protect from Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Viruses

Sutter Amador Pediatrics Office Recommends Vaccinations to Protect from Seasonal, H1N1 Flu Viruses

“Parents as caregivers should stay in tune to how a child is feeling and be aware of any behavior that is unusual for them. Many flu symptoms are similar, but knowing the differences between the seasonal flu and H1N1 can help everyone best care for a child,” said Sutter Amador Pediatrics’ Amy Appleton, M.D., a pediatrician with Sutter Medical Foundation. “The flu shot provides good coverage and if you do get the vaccination and end up with the flu, in most cases it will be far milder than getting the flu, which is miserable. We have the means to provide protection.”
All types of flu can cause fever, coughing and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches and/or body aches, chills and fatigue. H1N1 flu symptoms can be similar to seasonal flu symptoms but may be more severe. There may be additional symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea.
Sutter Amador Pediatrics features four physicians – David Stone, M.D., Aye Moe, M.D., Amy Appleton, M.D. and Denise Lack, Ph.D. – who are excited to care for your young ones. The office, located at 100 Mission Blvd., is now accepting new patients.
Flu shots are now available to patients in the Amador Pediatrics office.
If your child gets the flu, there are measures to take in order to prevent its spread – keep a sick child home away from child care, school or other public places. Only take a sick child out of the home to get medical care.
A sick child needs plenty of rest and must drink clear liquids (such as water, electrolyte beverages for infants, sports drinks for older children) to help them from becoming dehydrated.
It’s often hard to know when to pick up the phone and call your doctor. Call your physician immediately if your child shows signs of:
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not urinating or no tears when crying
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Being so irritable that your child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve, but then return with a fever and worse cough
Remember to seek emergency care if your child has bluish or gray skin color, has fast or troubled breathing or has not woken up or can’t interact with you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sutter Amador Hospital Makes Progress Toward Matching Grant to Purchase 3-D Mammography Unit

Local Donor Challenges Community With Additional Match Opportunity

With $46,335 in support still needed before the end of the year toward the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation’s matching grant campaign, a local donor has offered an additional matching opportunity. The Stanley Lukowicz Family Fund in the Amador Community Foundation will match any gifts up to $35,000 made now through Dec. 1, 2014 to help the hospital acquire a new mammography unit with 3-D capabilities.
“We are pleased to support Sutter Amador Hospital’s campaign to acquire the latest mammography technology. By investing in our local hospital, we are ensuring that members of the community have access to the very best care, close to home,” says Stanley Luckowicz.
Thanks to strong community support, the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation is over the halfway mark in its matching grant campaign. The foundation seeks to raise $150,000, which Sutter Health, the non-profit parent company of the hospital, will match, if raised by the end of the year.
To date, 45 business and individuals have contributed $103,665 toward the purchase of the new mammography unit. Donors who have supported the initiative with a gift of $5,000 or more are:
·         Stanley Lukowicz Family Fund in the Amador Community Foundation
·         Matt and Jody Davis
·         Lisa Guirguis, M.D. & John S. Lee, M.D.
·         Robert Hartmann, M.D. and Mel Welsh, M.D.
·         MACT Health Board
·         Anne and Bruce Platt
·         Sobon Family Wineries
The new mammography technology captures 3-D high-resolution images of the breast using low-dose X-rays. Because it enables radiologists to better determine the size, shape and location of potential tumors with a single scan, the technology can effectively increase detection rates and decrease the need for follow-up scans and procedures.
By improving early detection and diagnosis, the 3-D mammography unit can improve health outcomes for women with breast cancer, while reducing the number of healthy women who receive false positive test results, additional scans and biopsies.
“Community donors are vital to enabling the hospital to deliver the state-of-the-art breast imaging and diagnosis to patients in the area,” says Anne Platt, SAH CEO. “We are extremely grateful to the Stanley Lukowicz family and the Amador Community Foundation for their generosity and for encouraging others to support this important campaign.”
At Sutter Amador Hospital, philanthropy funds health-care services and programs that enhance patient care and help meet the growing needs of our community.  One hundred percent of funds raised remains local and supports a donor’s specific area of interest – whether it is surgery, oncology, emergency services or another hospital service or program. For more information about the Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation’s 2014 matching grant campaign, or other philanthropic opportunities, please call Jody Boetzer in the philanthropy office at (209) 257-7619.
The current Sutter Amador Hospital Foundation volunteer board members are Paul Beatty, M.D.; David Carlson; Doris Carrillo-Dunn; Richard Forster; Jim Gullett; Marv Hampton; Anne Lintz; David Melniczek, M.D; Paul Molinelli, Jr.; Loretta Porteous; D’Arcy Porter; Rose Radotic; Betty Saterlie; Paul Sobon and Kevan Spence.

PHOTO (L-R): Anne Platt, SAH CEO; Jody Boetzer, Philanthropy and Marketing Manager; Stan Lukowicz and Kathleen Harmon, Amador Community Foundation Executive Director