Hannibal Regional Welcomes Vascular Surgeon Dr. Scott Gard

Hannibal Regional is excited to introduce the addition of Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Scott Gard to their team. Dr. Gard completed his medical education at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine and furthered his expertise through general surgery residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. His journey continued with a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the University of Tennessee – Memphis.

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Life Changing Continuous Support Through Hannibal Regional Diabetes Center

Russell McCoy of Hannibal, Missouri, was diagnosed with diabetes about 10 years ago. Russell eventually developed problems with his vision and four years ago discovered he was suffering from Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). DME is a complication of diabetes that can eventually lead to permanent vision loss. Russell received treatment for DME and went about his daily life. Russell’s A1C level and weight were both up and he realized it was time for a change towards better health and management of his diabetes. Russell tried dieting and would find himself losing weight, but as soon as he stopped the diet the weight would come right back.

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Hannibal Resident Receives Local Life Saving Heart Care

Hannibal resident John Akright considers himself a healthy guy. He is only 61 years old, he and his wife Marcy go for walks every day, and both of them keep busy and stay active. He had no idea that he was just days away from needing open-heart surgery. John has no family history of cardiac-related issues, so it never occurred to him that he might be having a heart attack one day in early November 2023. As he sat eating his lunch that day, his throat started to swell shut and his teeth kept hurting. He thought he was having an allergic reaction to something in his food, nuts possibly. John’s wife was at work, and when he called her to tell her what was happening, she became immediately concerned, she told him to head straight to the Emergency Room at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

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New Laboring Tub Helps Local Mother Deliver Baby Without Medication

Anna Tegg is no stranger to delivering babies. She has five children of her own and has been studying to become a doula for the past few years. However, the birth of her last child in August 2023 was a unique experience thanks to the new laboring tub recently installed in the Chris Coons Women’s Center low-intervention birthing room.

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