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Background Information

Employment History

Vice Chief of the Medical Staff and Chief of Radiology

Licking Memorial Hospital

Director of Radiology Services

Licking Memorial Hospital

Chairman of the Department of Radiology

Licking Memorial Hospital

Chair of the Radiology Department



Licking County Family YMCA

Board Member

Medical Staff

Vice Chief of Radiology and A Member At Large of the Executive Committee



Medical Degree

University of Cincinnati ( Ohio )

Bachelor of Science degree

engineering physics

The Ohio State University

Master of Science degree

nuclear engineering

The Ohio State University

Web References(7 Total References)

Radiologist Joseph E. Fondriest, M.D., has been selected by his peers as Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) 2005 Physician of the Year."It's an honor and a pleasure," Dr. Fondriest said of receiving the recognition."There is an old adage that it's important to keep company with those who can make you better.I've always had that opportunity here at Licking Memorial."His name will be added to a commemorative board located in the Doctors' Lounge on the first floor of the Hospital, and he will receive a plaque and a $300 gift certificate."That I practice medicine is my true reward," Dr. Fondriest said.Currently Vice Chief of the LMH Medical Staff and Chief of Radiology, Dr. Fondriest previously was Vice Chief of Radiology and a Member at Large of the Medical Staff Executive Committee.He joined the Hospital in July 1994."My father always said to study hard, work diligently and do your best," Dr. Fondriest said of his accomplishments.Dr. Fondriest earned his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio), and has both a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering physics from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.The Dover, Ohio, native completed both his residency in diagnostic radiology and his internship in internal medicine at the University of Arizona University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.He and his wife, Jean, are the parents of four children: Joe, 15; Sara, 13; Jacob, 11; and Steven, 8.The entire family enjoys cross-country running and is active in the Licking County Family YMCA, where Dr. Fondriest serves on the Board of Directors.In addition to Dr. Fondriest, nominees for Physician of the Year were pediatrician Richard A. Baltisberger, M.D., and gynecologist Nicholas E. Reed, M.D.

The breast cancer mortality rate has been declining in recent years, said Dr. Joseph Fondriest, chairman of the department of radiology at Licking County Memorial Hospital.
One of the main reasons for the change has been increased awareness of the disease. Awareness leads more women to do self-examinations and get annual mammograms, which help doctors catch the disease in the beginning stages. "Successful treatment depends on early detection," Fondriest said. Fondriest spoke Tuesday at a meeting of the Newark Rotary Club about some of the newest technologies in detecting and treating the disease, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "(At LMHS), we stay at the forefront with the technology for diagnosing breast cancer," he said. One major change has been the shift from film mammography to digital mammography, Fondriest said. Digital mammograms have a much higher resolution and show much clearer images of breast tissue, he said. Studies show digital mammograms have a higher cancer detection rate. "(LMHS) has been completely digital for four years," Fondriest said. Digital mammograms also allow physicians to do computer-aided detection, which uses computer software to read mammograms and highlight problem areas. "European studies looking at computer-aided detection equate it to having a second radiologist review each mammogram," Fondriest said. In the past, biopsies required surgery, but now physicians can use a three-stage needle to get a tissue sample or remove the lesion, Fondriest said. "There is no scar, a minimal risk of infection, it takes virtually minutes to perform and the patient can resume regular activities," he said. Fondriest said he tells women to have their first mammogram at 35 and start having them annually at age 40. This is also recommended by the American Cancer Society and the Mayo Clinic, he added. "It has been discussed it can be delayed until after they hit 50, but that goes against what a lot of medical professionals say," he said. He encouraged men and women to spread the word that early detection saves lives. "Everyone has to be aware that breast cancer is out there and to see their physicians and openly discuss the risk," he said.

Larry Pasley, M.D., of Licking Memorial Surgical Services, and Joseph Fondriest, M.D., of Tri-County Radiology, Inc. and chair of the LMH Radiology Department, will discuss risk factors for breast cancer, as well as ways to decrease your chance of developing the disease, during an educational session to be held Thursday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m., in the LMH First Floor Conference Rooms.

Since the 1990s, the death rate from breast cancer has decreased, said Dr. Joseph Fondriest, chief of radiology at Licking Memorial Hospital.He attributes that decrease to improved early detection and treatment therapies.Continuing in the goal of early detection, LMH, since May, has used a digital mammography machine which has improved early detection for many reasons.Since it is digital, the image can be displayed immediately on a computer screen and the radiologist can improve the contrast and visualization.Digital mammography also allows close ups in to view micro-calcifications, said Fondriest."This improves detection rate for younger women who have a dense breast appearance on mammography," Fondriest said.We've grown so much, we've more than outgrown our present area," Fondriest said.

Joseph E. Fondriest, M.D.

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