At January's press conference, G. Bruce Waldon, M.D., FACP, F.H.M., donned 1960s Beatles attire and a Razorback nose in honor of this year's "The Fab Boar" theme.
Northwest Health System
(NHS) is a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association
Annually, we participate in the Northwest Arkansas Chapter's
Diabetes Expo, Tour de Cure and Kiss a Pig Gala.
This year, one of our medical staff members, G. Bruce Waldon, M.D., FACP, F.H.M., worked to win the right to "kiss a pig.
"When I was asked by NHS
to become a Kiss a Pig candidate, I knew it was something I had to do," Dr. Waldon
said at the ADA's media event.
"As an internal medicine physician who serves as a hospitalist, I see firsthand every day the devastating toll diabetes takes on our society."
THE ROLE OF A HOSPITALIST
As a hospitalist, Dr. Waldon is a valuable liaison for both patients and the hospital's medical team.
knows the hospital's specialists and departments well and can expedite communication and treatment for hospitalized patients with other caregivers, including primary care physicians.
"Having a hospitalist on staff increases the amount of contact patients have with physicians while in the hospital and makes hospital care more efficient," Dr. Waldon