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Summit Healthcare is pleased to welcome Ellen Garden, RDN!

Ellen Garden is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who moved to Hutchinson from New England.  She studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Mount Saint Mary College and Kansas State University.  She is passionate about educating people regarding nutrition practices that result in lifestyle changes.  Ellen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and the Weight Management Practice Group.  She holds certificates in Childhood and Pediatric as well as Adult Weight Management.

For the past 15 years, Ellen has taught the nutrition component for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.  As a self-described “foodie”, she teaches diabetes management, and her services are of great benefit to those with food allergies and intolerances, GI complications, wound care and nutritional rehab after surgeries to aid with the healing process.

Ellen will be seeing patients multiple times per month, including October 4th and 18th!  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 620-662-6000.

We look forward to caring for you and your family at Summit Healthcare!

SAME DAY – SAME TIME – NEW EXERCISES! If you liked 7am Club, you’ll LOVE Body Fit! 7 AM Saturdays @ The Summit September 30-November 18 Pricing: $80 (8 sessions) or $15 (1 session) **1st Class is Free** (Register in person or online at Continue Reading

We are taking appointments for student athlete sports physicals on July 24 as well as August 7, 23 and 31 in which a portion of the $25 fee will be donated to the students’ school. Appointments are limited so give us a call today: 620-662-6000. Continue Reading

Dr. Brandi Wiens has passed her testing and is now a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician! What does Board Certification mean? According to the American Board of Family Medicine, board certification demonstrates a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice. Certification involves a rigorous process of testing and peer evaluation… Continue Reading

Kevin Nickel, Exercise Specialist at Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Sports Performance (The Summit), competed in the International Triathlon Union’s (ITU) Age Group World Championships in Chicago, IL, Saturday September 19. Nickel placed 12th in his age group and 65th overall out of about 2200 athletes from around the world who qualified to race. Congratulations Kevin! Continue Reading

With colder weather in winter, our heaters are running, drying out the indoor air. This creates a dry environment in the lining of our noses, causing tiny cracks through which germs can enter, making us sick! There are several ways to help with this issue: Use a cool-mist humidifier in your bedroom Try a moisturizing… Continue Reading

While we’re happy to see warmer temperatures, green grass and beautiful flowers, we’re not quite as happy to experience the allergy symptoms that often show up this time of year. If you’re having any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from allergies, and you’re not alone: Itchy, watery eyes Itching of the nose,… Continue Reading