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w ,q Community News Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9A who are having I)in -rblems, or suspect - F' Eastern Plumas Care s (EP ; new ms qI'" ram offers instant i tic Davis and the "c, according to Dr. ' Uaond, Cardiologist re' di oa to Practicing Plumas County, ng.l ._ tinues in his role as at OC Davis Med- Photo by Tern N~w.~r Mary Mitcizell I one of patients who i benefit- Ing by Eastern Plumas Care' new e hoean6ogra the echo cardio- ,-e ne at U,. U,. p t0l basically an ultra- the-art machine, Dr. illind Dhond can watch Mitchell Which allows OOk at the heart mali . "sl l clz ga cdt n2arS attack and you injected to dis- tions. hz- rie:io er of the someone were having a heart to perform heart catheriza- " n the side solve a blood clot, you could Being able to perform such K Which convey see if the blood flow reap- locally, in a small- /[ill .me head ;m'l[als" '-ve the capabili- peared in that area "he said. er nospitaL allows the pa- ing blood flow Dhond credits EPHC' Chief tients more personalized any Executive Officer Charles health care. valve leakage," Guenther for obtaining theDhond said that in the larg- machine, er facilities, medicine be- '0 ouUn2atechnology has 'Bein r " tech- comes more of a business and .ZIL 'mtl for about 15 g elatzvely new .... t tc _t the - nology, they are terribly ex- panems are one oI many. pi dllchille nCchlnlgy on pensive machines and I wasAt EPHC patients receive p! ch! udes har- amazed Charles was able topersonalized care from med- [ ag.ery which en- negotiate a price less than it ical personnel who are neigh- ya.bility to see the cost UC Davis to purchase bors and friends, as well as r the doctor, ortheirs," he said. doctors and nurses. _ Jk}f aC , also perform a Before the machine arrived, "When talking about the patients were directed to Reno procedures we can do here, I ftqlL" Sound, which al- or Chico and Dhond said the don't believe you can get bet- Stress a person mac, hines there are older and ter health care at any of the the heart before fw: LUethanStreSSa rega m ch ties as the HP 5500. Dhond is a doctor who has z st don t have the same capabili- large facilities, he said. Dhond is there with the pc- his priorities straight. He is also tients through the entire pro- chose to move to the area be- capable cedure, allowing them to see cause of the quality of life he found here. ,R %- sProfusion imag- what he sees and explaining $1 1 s utl in the exper- what it all means. As a cardiologist, internist t'J-C'agesoy and not yet oy lllSUrance compa- To Mary Mitchell, the ma- and professor, Dhond could chine means no invasive pro- have chosen an area where I fev 2t added capabili- cedures to tell her that her his income was much higher. blood was flowing normally But, his main priority in life Ii t e Ped with theand all looked good. is his children: two boys ages at UC Davis. And, she's not alone. Dhond one and three. substance in. is seeing patients from I enjoy spending,time with t* Veins, it allows throughout the county and my sons and I don t want to e ' tlalize blood flow from Sierra County as well. wake up one day and f'md they muscle. He has also brought pace- are 25 and I don t know them,' I[C".{tZSion imaging is maker technology to Plumashe said. Patients who County by successfully ira- He is also an avid golfer, en- l ' angioplas ty, say planting three pacemakers at joys being outside, and work- i)r2or, to be able to flow througn EPHC hospital in Portola, re- ing with such a dedicated and normal, porting all three patients are caring group of medical pro- re acute note, doing very well. fessionals--ones who really ii,, d Dhond is hoping that, in the care about the patient. on't do here, if future, EPHC will also be able It was spring break and participants in the Plumas School Aged Child Care program made it circus time. Each day was a different theme, with Thursday becoming the big day when they got to chose their favorite animal and have their faces painted. Above Jaelynne Rose, 7; Sadi Ray, 9; and Hannah Wen- del, 7 showed off their freshly painted faces. At left, program Director Rhonda Hardy adds paint to Julia Shelton's face. Photos by Victoria Metcalf Your / ~ORK www.dishnetwork.com AND Dealer SIERRA Dish 500 System Plus Installation Your Second Receiver Also Installation on 2nd Rec. $59.00 MSRP-A value of $497.00 Just Subscribe to America's Top 150 for $39.99 per month Valid Ma;0r Credit Card and 12 Month Comm!tment Required = AlSO NgC C1;| FOX