Renee Eger, MD, Named Medical Director of Women's Primary Care Center
Renee Eger, MD, has been named medical director for the Women’s Primary Care Center of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. The Women's Primary Care Center (WPCC) offers a full array of health services for women of all ages, including primary and preventive health care for women of reproductive age, as well as obstetrical services and routine and specialty gynecologic services for women of all ages.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses for both men and women.
Screenings can detect colorectal cancer when it can still be treated.
But screening rates for women are still quite low.
Local Women Donate Bags for Women Undergoing Chemo
Tracey Cheney of Manville, RI, recently donated 25 specialty bags loaded with goodies for women undergoing chemotherapy at the Program in Women’s Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Cheney and her friends each sponsored a bag from Thirty-One, an accessory company for which Cheney works as a representative, and filled them with such things as small fleece blankets, hand lotion, warm socks, hard candies and other items.
Women & Infants' Physicians Bring Specialty Care to Women in Rwanda
Dr. Hampton has been travelling to Africa each year since 2005, when she was a Urogynecology fellow at NYU, and she is now the team leader and lead surgeon for the IOWD mission. Two graduates from the Women and Infants fellowship, Dr. Blair Washington and Dr. Peter Jeppson, are now attendings on the surgical team after experiencing this as senior fellows with Dr. Hampton.
Raymond O. Powrie, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, underscored his belief in the “team approach” by drawing together a multidisciplinary group to edit an international textbook on medical disorders in obstetric patients.
Meet five patients who are being cared for at Women & Infants Hospital, women and newborns whose treatment has been enhanced by the incredible research, compassion, and commitment to excellence that is Women & Infants. » Patient Stories