Amy Bennett

About Amy Bennett

Amy Bennett is the physician communications coordinator for North Kansas City Hospital. She is editor of Physician Connections, and she writes brochure, web and other communication pieces for North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health. In her spare time, she is often working in her flower garden or volunteering with Pet Partners, a pet therapy organization.

Gynecologist Guides Women Through Menopause Treatment

Gynecologist, James Riojas, MD, FACOG with Meritas Health Obstetrics & Gynecology Most women in the U.S. begin menopause between the ages of 40-58, with an average of 51. Depleting estrogen levels leave women with a range of potentially life-disrupting symptoms and health risks, including genital and sexual symptoms, hot flashes, mood changes, night [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:12:54+00:00October 30th, 2018|

NKCH Physician’s Daughter Seeks to Become Sole “Survivor”

Throngs of fans don’t miss an episode of the TV show “Survivor.” Since its premiere two weeks ago, the broadcast has brought more than 7 million viewers each week. One such fan is not only the daughter of a North Kansas City Hospital physician, but she is among this season’s David vs. Goliath cast. Alison [...]

By |2018-10-09T14:31:58+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Get the Lowdown

Urogynecologist, Ian Rosbrugh, MD When women experience pelvic floor disorders causing urinary or fecal incontinence, they often suffer in silence, hesitant to address the topic. They are not alone. The National Institutes of Health estimates one-third of women in the U.S. have pelvic floor disorders. Today, more women are reaching out for help [...]

By |2018-09-04T10:51:17+00:00September 4th, 2018|

What Is Mental Health?

By Stacie Newberry, LCSW, Jennifer Riddell, LCSW, and Dawn Rosey, LCSW Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life – from childhood and [...]

By |2018-08-24T09:13:43+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

How to Find the Right Doctor for You

Many health insurance plans make you designate a primary care doctor, but finding the right one can be difficult and stressful. Michael R. Brown, DO, a family medicine doctor with Meritas Health Park Plaza (Kansas City North, near Parkville) shares tips to help you find a primary care physician that’ s a good fit. A [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:45:03+00:00June 5th, 2018|

Codfish Skin Helps Heal Wounds, Reduces Pain Levels

An innovative wound treatment using fish skin is bringing dramatic healing, reduction in pain and cost savings to patients at NKCH. Karl R. Stark, MD, vascular surgeon Vascular Surgeon Karl Stark, MD, with Midwest Aortic and Vascular Institute and director of the hospital’s Wound Healing Center, along with his colleagues, are the Northland’s [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:05:03+00:00July 13th, 2017|

Just Breathe

Asthma attacks are scary, and if you’re a woman, your chance of being diagnosed with asthma increases as you age. When you’re 20, the rate of diagnosis is equally split between men and women. However, by age 40, women are twice as likely to have asthma than men of the same age. Pulmonologist, Andrea [...]

By |2018-07-25T19:08:18+00:00May 18th, 2017|