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King’s Daughters Medical Specialties launches website

King’s Daughters Medical Specialties has launched its new website,

This user-friendly website offers visitors the opportunity to view the growing family of medical specialty offices associated with KDMS. It also supplies potential patients with vital information such as physician office hours and phone numbers, specialty descriptions, as well as the most common diseases and disorders KDMS physicians treat.

For those in the healthcare field looking for employment, there is also a careers section announcing openings within KDMS offices.

Medical specialists and primary care physicians associated with KDMS include:

  • Colorectal surgery – Mariano Faresi, M.D., is the first colorectal surgeon to practice in this region. As a colorectal surgeon he uses surgical and non-surgical methods to treat colon and rectal problems.
  • Endocrinology – Prasanna Santhanam, M.D., and Hazel Yang, M.D., diagnose diseases that affect your glands. They are trained to treat hormonal imbalances and associated conditions by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in your system.
  • Family medicine – Hassan Abul-Khoudoud, M.D., Mark Detherage, M.D., and William Short, M.D., are trained to take care of the health of all patients from children to adults. They provide continuing care for the individual and family across all diseases and parts of the body.
  • Gastroenterology – Morris Beebe, M.D., and Arthur Gaing, M.D., are involved with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary system.
  • Neurosurgery – Clark Bernard, M.D., is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including brain, spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
  • Orthopedic surgery – As an orthopedic surgeon, Kevin Kulwicki, M.D., is able to treat most musculoskeletal problems including arthritis and trauma using both surgical and non-surgical methods. 
  • Otolaryngologist (ENT) – Greg Baker, M.D., and Alfred Sassler, D.O., are trained in the medical and surgical management of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck.
  • Physical medicine – Scott Akers, M.D., and Diana Hussain, M.D., specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries or illnesses to the muscles, bones, tissue and nervous system. Their goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance without surgery.
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery – W. Bryan Rogers III, M.D., understands area residents and their cosmetic and reconstructive needs. He specializes in a variety of cosmetic/reconstructive solutions, including breast augmentation, reduction and restorative reconstruction, facial procedures/face lifts, body contouring surgeries after dramatic weight loss, tummy tuck, liposuction, Botox and hair restoration.
  • Pulmonary and critical care – Scott Nelson, M.D., Gregory Stark, M.D., and Bjorn Thorarinsson, M.D., are devoted to the care, diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions and diseases; however they also are skilled in internal, critical care and sleep medicines.
  • Urology – William Boykin, M.D., Timothy Dixon, M.D., James M. Krick, D.O., and Charles Thorndyke, M.D., specialize in diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. 

King’s Daughters Medical Specialties is an integrated system of medical specialists and primary care physicians designed to provide an avenue for physician recruitment, retention and employment. KDMS provides access to information technology, provides leadership and direction in a rapidly transforming healthcare environment with changing payer demands. The goals of KDMS include the delivery of quality service, which provides value to the patient, the payer and the King’s Daughters Health System. KDMS is a subsidiary of King's Daughters Medical Center.


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