Cass Regional Medical Center | Wellness Matters | Summer 2020

6 | 816-380-3474 Cass Regional welcomes new urologist Cass Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome urologist William “Todd” Johnson, MD, to its medical staff. Dr. Johnson sees patients on Mondays at Rock Haven Specialty Clinic, located at 2820 E. Rock Haven Road, Suite 150, in Harrisonville. Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He completed his urology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Johnson treats urological conditions such as urologic cancer and kidney stones. He is now accepting new patients. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 816-887-0312 . Telecardiology now offered seven days a week Cass Regional is pleased to announce that non- emergent, inpatient telecardiology consults are now available on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will allow patients with cardiac signs and symptoms to remain at Cass Regional over the weekend and receive any necessary telecardiology services. heart transplant. The program includes structured, monitored and progressive physical activity, as well as educational classes for modifying cardiac risk factors. This helps speed the patient’s return to a productive life. It took Fallot a couple of days to call Lacy back. The last thing he wanted to do was to exercise. He started cardiac rehab the first week of April 2019, attending three times per week. “The first six weeks were grueling, but the cardiac rehab staff were always encouraging me to do my best,” Fallot said. “Now I can work for four hours without getting tired, something I couldn’t do for the past eight years. “I gained a tremendous amount of confidence in myself,” he added. “I have always been a positive person, but when this happened it made me not so positive. I have gained all my confidence back and then some.” Fallot continues to participate in cardiac rehab three times a week, attends educational classes and seminars, and has spokenwith one of the registered dietitian nutritionists at Cass Regional. He feels it is important to show others in the program how cardiac rehab has changed his life for the better so that they can look to the future with optimism. “I have never felt better in my life,” he said. A second chance —Continued from page 1 George Fallot, cardiac rehab patient