Proper care of the skin — especially skin damaged by disease, aging, sunlight or other environmental factors — is vital to good health. The dermatologists at Methodist Physicians Clinic specialize in the evaluation, treatment and management of conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails.
We offer the advanced outpatient technique for removing skin cancer. This procedure removes skin cancer and as little normal tissue as possible. During this surgery, the physician removes the cancer and then uses a microscope to look at the cancerous area to make sure no cancer cells remain. This procedure boasts a 99 percent cure rate for certain types of skin cancer.
The Methodist Physicians Clinic dermatologists also offer a variety of cosmetic procedures. Laser treatment is available for removing:
SmoothBeamTM Laser Treats Acne
We have recently added the Candela Smoothbeam diode laser to the arsenal of tools for the treatment of acne. The Smoothbeam laser helps acne by shrinking the oil-producing glands which are enlarged in patients with acne.
Smoothbeam laser treatment can be considered as an alternative to standard acne medications, such as Accutane or antibiotics, limiting the risks of side effects. The Smoothbeam laser is particularly effective in treating acne, acne scarring and wrinkles around the eyes.
Laser Hair Reduction
Free yourself from the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional hair removal methods. Laser hair reduction therapy offers women and men a safe, reliable and competitively priced option for the removal of unwanted body hair. Our specially-trained, board certified dermatologists can treat nearly any area of the body using a state-of-the-art medical laser.
Our physicians are knowledgeable in the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both genders, each organ system and every disease entity. The family physician is a physician who is educated and trained in family medicine — a broadly encompassing medical specialty.
Methodist Physicians Clinic holds physicians to the highest quality standards, requiring board certification of all new family physicians. You can take comfort in knowing that the family physicians at Methodist Physicians Clinic will provide the best in health care for you and your family members from infancy to the golden years.
An infectious disease specialist is a physician with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses caused by microorganisms or germs.
Difficult Infections: Many common infections can be treated by your personal physician. Your doctor might refer you to an ID specialist in cases where an infection is difficult to diagnose, is accompanied by a high fever, or does not respond to treatment.
High Infection - Risk Travel: Infectious Disease specialists also see healthy people who plan to travel to foreign countries or locations where infection risk is higher. In these cases, ID specialists can help determine whether special immunizations or other preventive measures are necessary to protect travelers from disease.
The ID specialist works with your personal physician to determine which diagnostic tests are appropriate. If treatment is necessary, your doctor and the ID specialist will work together to develop a treatment plan best suited to your needs. Often you will be asked to return to the ID specialist for a follow-up visit. This allows the specialist to check on your progress, confirm that the infection is gone and help prevent it from coming back. If you acquire an infection while in the hospital, the ID specialist will work with other hospital physicians to help direct your care. The specialist also might provide follow-up care after you go home.
ID specialists review your medical data, including X-rays and laboratory reports such as blood work and culture data. They also may perform a physical exam to help determine the cause of the problem.
ID specialists often order laboratory tests to examine samples of blood or other body fluids or cultures from wounds. A blood serum analysis can help the ID specialist detect antibodies that indicate what type of infection you have. These advanced tests can further explain the results of earlier tests, helping to pinpoint the problem.
Treatments consist of medicines—usually antibiotics—to help battle the infection and prevent it from returning. These medicines may be given to you orally (in the form of pills or liquids) or administered directly into your veins, via an IV tube. Methodist Physicians Clinic maintains an infusion center for treatment requiring IV medications. Learn more about infusion.
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Dr. Kotula, Dr. Gholami and Dr. Jones have an interest in the care of HIV-infected patients. Methodist Physicians Clinic Infectious Disease Clinic is a Nebraska Ryan White Program provider and is certified to provide core medical services, and ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) pharmaceutical assistance for patients with HIV-AIDS.
Learn more about the program and download the application.
Infectious disease & travel medicine physicians have extensive knowledge of infectious disease, epidemiology and travel medicine.
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As specialists in adult care, internists have the skills and knowledge necessary to help you deal with a wide range of illnesses and health care issues. They are trained to understand all major organ systems and treat illnesses ranging from colds and flu to more complicated diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
As a patient's primary doctor, an internal medicine physician will monitor a patient's health, diagnose and treat most health problems and may refer a patient to a specialist if necessary.
All internists at Methodist Physicians Clinic are board certified and dedicated to building long-term relationships with patients. Our goal is to help you achieve good health through proper diet and lifestyle choices, and well-informed medication and treatment choices. Preventive medicine and wellness programs are important parts of our practice.
For quality, convenience and caring, turn to the internal medicine physicians at Methodist Physicians Clinic, the region's largest group medical practice.
At Methodist Health System, our orthopedists, physical therapists and rehabilitation center work together to speed diagnosis and recovery. To learn more about our program and physicians, visit the Methodist Orthopedics Website.
Orthopedic Services throughout Methodist Health System are provided by specialists in the field of orthopedics. Orthopedic physicians and surgeons are concerned with diseases, injuries, and conditions of the musculoskeletal system (the body's muscles and skeleton). This also includes the body's joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
Methodist Health System provides services from orthopedic physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries for people at all fitness levels. Sports medicine care providers can help you prevent and recover from injuries and help you meet personal fitness and health goals.
To help you raise healthy and happy children, our pediatricians at Methodist Physicians Clinic offer services ranging from well-baby care and immunizations to physicals from pre-kindergarten through adolescence.
Methodist Physicians Clinic holds physicians to the highest quality standards, requiring board certification of all new pediatricians. You can take comfort in knowing that the pediatricians at Methodist Physicians Clinic will provide the best in health care for your child from infancy to early adulthood.
The physical and occupational therapists at Methodist Physicians Clinics treat conditions caused by many types of injury and illness. Some conditions we treat include:
Physical Therapy helps people improve their quality of life when freedom of movement is limited by injury, surgery, a disability or simply the effects of daily living.
Whether it's an injury or aging issue, over time there are changes in a woman's muscle strength, function and the body's structures.
Our team of physical therapists will develop individualized treatment plans which will allow you to progress at your pace. Through private and personalized care our integrated approach to care will help you reach your health care goals. Whether you are suffering pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, incontinence or experiencing pregnancy or post-partum issues our team will get you on the path to recovery.
Learn More About Methodist Women's Center Physical Therapy.
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Urologists at Methodist Physicians Clinic offer diagnosis and treatment for the following conditions:
Today, complex conditions can be treated with minimally invasive surgery using a da Vinci robotic surgical system.
This system provides your surgeon with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. It requires only a few small incisions so you can get back to life faster without the usual recovery time needed following traditional open surgery.
To make an appointment, call (402) 354-1487.
Our board-certified radiologists and registered technologists work together to provide safe, accurate diagnostic testing and get results to your doctor as quickly as possible.
We offer a full range of imaging services including digital mammography and the only high-field open MRI in the metro area. Diagnostic X-ray is available at almost all clinic locations.
During your visit, a physician will meet with you to discuss the details of your trip,your medical history and your current health status. With the use of the most current CDC and WHO information, the physician will advise you of the required and/or recommended immunizations. Some immunizations require multiple visits, so we recommend planning your visit four weeks in advance of your trip, if possible.
You may be provided prescriptions for travel-related medicines. Examples are malaria prophylaxis or prescriptions for traveler's diarrhea.
In addition to providing expert medical care, we will inform you of general-travel health guidelines such as food, water and insect precautions. You will also be advised of particular health risks and disease outbreaks for the region in which you are traveling. At the end of your consultation, you will receive a packet of information prepared for you and your itinerary specifically.
Yes, Methodist Travel Clinic is a designated yellow fever vaccination center. Some countries in Africa and South America require proof of yellow fever immunization before travelers are permitted to enter. We are authorized to administer the yellow fever immunization as well as provide you with a World Health Organization (WHO) Immunization Certificate.
All vaccines recommended by the CDC are available on-site at our clinic.
The Methodist Travel Clinic offers complete travel care, ranging from country and destination-specific consultations, immunizations, prescriptions and preventive medicine to post-travel care in the event of an illness.
In keeping with strategies outlined in health care reform initiatives, Methodist Health System has implemented the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care. PCMH is a team-based model, led by a personal physician, who oversees the care process to provide maximum health outcomes for patients.
Healthy outcomes for patients are achieved by implementing the following:
Treatment of acute and chronic illness
Care coordination and integration
Self-management support (involving patients in their health care goals)
The core of the concept is a holistic approach to health care, actively involving patients and their families in the health care process.
A key component of the medical home program is a Health Coach, who works with the patient and physician to oversee a patient’s care and achieve healthy outcomes.
The Health Coach, adult patients and physician form a team to manage treatment of acute and chronic illness with preventive services and enhanced communication.
The goal of this approach is to reduce hospital admissions, emergency department visits and improve the health of patients.
Methodist Physicians Clinic Family Medicine and Internal Medicine clinics have been accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
The NCQA strives to improve health care quality by working with employers, policymakers, doctors, patients and health plans to determine accreditation criteria.
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