Meet LVHN Providers by Watching Their Videos; 21 Just Added

Lehigh Valley Physician Group landing page

There’s a new way to watch the videos about our Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) providers – and there are 21 new videos to check out too.

Now you can meet our providers by visiting the Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) section of our website, where their videos are easy to sort by specialty. In the screen capture above, orthopedic surgeons’ videos are displayed in the black box. The videos also are part of each provider’s Find a Doctor profile page, where you also can learn about office location, education, training, clinical trials, personal interests and more.

The short videos share the providers’ personality, passion and expertise. Among the 160 videos available here, 21 are new this week. They’re listed below, with links to their Find a Doctor profiles. Read More »

Health Center at Macungie Now Offers Walk-in Care

Walk-in care is now available at the newly-opened Health Center at Macungie, located at 6451 Village Lane in Macungie. Walk-in care is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekends and holidays. Common illnesses and minor injuries that can be treated include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Poison ivy and rashes
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Flu symptoms
  • Bronchitis
  • Ear infections
  • Sore throat
  • Fever

Lehigh Valley Health Network Family Medicine Practice, Trexlertown Family Medicine, Best in the Valley

Trexlertown Family Medicine, located in the Health Center at Trexlertown, was named “Best in the Valley” for family practice by Lehigh Valley Magazine. This is the fifth time the practice has garnered the honor. Reasons for this recognition include the practice’s compassionate staff, comprehensive care, convenient hours and central location. “I am so proud of our entire team,” says practice manager Joanne Fulmer. “We truly care about the community, and it shows.”

Taking Care of Yourself

Edgardo Maldonado, M.D., knows the struggles faced by his Centro de Salud LatinoAmericano patients at Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street. Many have three or more chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or asthma. The majority are non-English speaking, elderly or both, and have low health literacy, or difficulty understanding basic health information. That’s why the health network opened The Community Health and Wellness Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street. “It’s a place for people to learn how to take care of themselves and manage their chronic conditions,” Maldonado says. “It also provides help for people at risk for developing chronic illness.”

Get to Know Kimberly Sheets, M.D.

Kimberly Sheets, M.D., decided she wanted to become a family physician after volunteering for an ambulance service. Becoming a family medicine doctor allowed her to learn more about her patients. By knowing what’s going on in the lives of her patients, Sheets can use a “whole body” approach to manage their health. When she’s not tending to patients, Sheets devotes her passion to rescuing greyhounds. She fell in love with the breed after adopting her first greyhound in 2002, and she continues to work with a local rescue group as a voice for the dogs. She sees patients at Valley Family Medical Center in Emmaus, Pa.