Monday, April 23, 2012

Get to Know Dr. Heidi Prather

In her office at the new Washington University Orthopedics and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield, Heidi Prather, D.O., first lowers her eyes, then looks at the ceiling for a moment as she recalls her decision to go into physical medicine and rehabilitation as a specialty and to focus a part of her practice primarily on women.

“I’ve never told this story,” she says. “My mentor during residency, who happened to be male, once looked at me and said, ‘Since you’re going into academic medicine, you’d better figure out these things about women because we men aren’t going to.’ That’s honestly when I thought, ‘OK, that can be my issue.’”

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Are you looking for a congenital hand surgeon in St. Louis?

If your child has a congenital hand disorder such as syndactyly (joined fingers), radial longitudinal deficiency, osteochondral defects or extra digits, you are not alone.  Charles Goldfarb, MD, at Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis is here to help.  Dr. Goldfarb gets to know each family to find out what is important to the family and the child. Then, he devises the most appropriate treatment protocol.  These conditions are not common, and there are few surgeons who deal with these conditions on a regular basis.  Dr. Goldfarb takes pride in working with each family to offer the best treatment possible.

Dr .Goldfarb sees patients at St. Louis Children's Hospital, the Center for Advanced Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield and Shriners Hospital for Children.

Learn more about congential hand disorders and follow Dr. Goldfarb's congenital hand blog.