Repaired and restored after hernia surgery

Posted on January 10, 2018

Gloria feels like she has a new lease on life after her surgical hernia repair at Parkwest Medical Center. 


Retired teacher enjoys life after 90% heart blockage

Posted on December 28, 2017

Feeling 100% Parkwest heart patient enjoys life after 90 percent blockage There’s tired, and then there’s “teacher tired.” That’s what Polly Justus, 62, calls the kind of exhaustion that comes from managing children in a classroom all day.      A kindergarten teacher for 40 years, Justus was accustomed to being “teacher tired,” so when she 


Surgeon has solution for ‘irreparable’ injury

Posted on November 29, 2017

Surgeon has solution for ‘irreparable’ injury 


Breast cancer survivor grateful for prompt and professional care

Posted on October 4, 2017

Liz Clary can’t help smiling when she talks about the seven alpacas on her farm, or the chickens and sheep she’s raised. “I just love all of my animals, and I love the farm,” Clary says. “It helps you stay grounded, and keeps things in perspective.” Farming is one of many things that make life 


Attorney joins his surgeon on mountain bike trails after shoulder surgery

Posted on September 27, 2017

Knoxville attorney Don Vowell makes no bones about it – when his shoulder went out for the umpteenth time, he wanted an expert. “Shoulder replacements are really not that common and I have a history of dislocated shoulders so I wanted a surgeon who had done a lot of shoulder surgeries,” said Vowell, adding that 


Quad bypass gives PR executive “an inside look”

Posted on August 23, 2017

Quad bypass gives PR executive “an inside look” 


National Breastfeeding Month- Local moms share their stories

Posted on August 16, 2017

National Breastfeeding Month Local moms share their stories      Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally to every mother and baby. Parkwest Childbirth Center gives moms-to-be and new moms alike the knowledge and self-confidence to work through the process. In celebration of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we talked to some mothers about nursing 


Breath of Air

Posted on July 19, 2017

Life goes on for pulmonary rehab patient