Marshall Medical

Marshall Medical Center dedicated to quality patient care

Marshall Medical Center is a full-service hospital and outpatient medical provider serving the western slope of El Dorado County. It was founded in 1959 by citizens desiring quality health services close to home and has remained independent and non-profit since its founding. Marshall Hospital is located in Placerville, while several outpatient and physician offices are […]

Free pregnancy series offered

A new pregnancy and parenting series, made possible by a grant from First 5 El Dorado, will be offered by Marshall Medical Center beginning in January 2016. There is no cost for this program. The series, offered twice in 2016, is called All About … Having a Baby and is an eight- week program that provides comprehensive education […]

Hearing Loss: Separating facts from fiction

Myth exposed: The most common cause of hearing loss is advancing age. The truth is, exposure to loud noise is the number one cause of hearing loss; only 35 percent of people with hearing loss are older than 64. Nearly six million people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 44 have hearing […]

More than beginner’s luck

Running and fitness advice for new runners Ready to get in shape? Eager to start a new fitness routine? That’s the best news you’ve given yourself in a while. Personal health and fitness, no matter your size and exercise activity level in the past, is always a good thing to focus on. There are many opportunities to […]

Healthy and delicious meals

Reducing fat and calories key to health as we age Marshall Diabetes and Nutrition Program You probably know that cutting calories and increasing your exercise are the keys to healthy weight loss. Reducing the fat in your diet is one way to reduce your calorie intake, as long as you don’t replace the fat calories […]

Marshall Medical Center celebrated for baby care

Baby-Friendly USA recently announced that Marshall Medical Center had received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility. Baby-Friendly USA is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and […]

Tips for preventing wrinkles from top plastic surgeon

Reginald Rice Jr., MD has been helping people feel better about their appearance and take better care of their faces for many years. He’s the recipient of many positive reviews for his facial plastic surgery and aesthetic services, and is double board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. Here, […]

Volunteers: Giving back has plenty of rewards

As we get older and children grow up and move out, often we can find ourselves with extra time on our hands. One of the best ways to take that spare time and put it to good use is by volunteering. It not only helps the community and whatever organization you choose to help, but […]

This family nurse practitioner is passionate about prevention

Health and music go hand in hand for Karen Orozco, FNP Karen Orozco, FNP came back home to El Dorado County and to Marshall Medical Center last year. She’d been gone for a few years to southern California and is very happy to be back “in the one of the most beautiful areas there is, […]

Meet Marshall’s newest cancer physician, Ernest Lo, MD

Mom’s cancer diagnosis was key to career switch Ernest Lo, MD, is the newest addition to Marshall Medical Center’s Cancer Program. He’s been seeing patients for about two months at the Marshall Hematology and Oncology office in Cameron Park, and says he is very pleased to be in the community and making a difference. The […]

Marshall Community Health offers aging seminar

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is pleased to offer another free program in its ongoing Health Aging Seminars. Mary Schwind, retired social worker, will be speaking about the value of girlfriends as we age, on Thursday, March 12 at 2 p.m., at Marshall’s Upper Campus, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501, in Cameron Park. […]

Alzheimer’s seminar Feb. 12 in Cameron Park

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is co-sponsoring an upcoming Alzheimer’s Association’s Legal and Financial Planning seminar. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Marshall Community Health Education building, 3581 Palmer Drive, Suite 501 in Cameron Park. Elder law attorney Dustin MacFarlane will lead this interactive program teaching […]

Covered California enrollment help offered at Marshall library

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is pleased to host certified Covered California enrollment counselors from El Dorado Community Health Center, beginning this month and continuing into February. Covered California is California’s version of the health insurance exchange enabled through the Affordable Care Act. The program assists people in finding quality, affordable health insurance […]

Pink in the Night declares winners

Way out west most of our rough, tough Placerville forefathers would never have thought of wearing pink as they strolled downtown. However, their enlightenment would have surely caused them to approve of Placerville lit in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In celebration, this year grown men proudly dressed in pink to be Mammo Men […]

Marshall is Ebola ready

No one wants to imagine the Ebola virus making its way to El Dorado County and, granted, the chances are slim that it will. Still, Marshall Medical Center is taking the threat very seriously and staff has been working diligently on preparedness and special protocols to protect the community, patients and staff in the event the […]

Hearing loss affects the spouse, too

If you are suffering from hearing loss, you’re not alone. While an estimated 36 million American adults experience some degree of hearing loss, those closest to you — your immediate family — are affected even if they don’t share your hearing impairment. Your spouse, in particular, may have a difficult time dealing with your hearing […]

Alzheimer’s Association to host two upcoming talks at Marshall library

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is pleased to continue its free Healthy Aging Seminars. The next opportunities are being presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. The first seminar will be on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 2-4 p.m. The topic is “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” Learn the early warning signs to help […]

Marshall attracts nationally sought-after gastroenterologist

Marshall Medical Center’s most recent addition to its medical staff reflects the high-caliber of physicians that choose to care for patients in one of the state’s most beautiful regions. Thomas Prindiville, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist, is now seeing patients at Marshall’s new Gastroenterology (GI) clinic in Cameron Park. Dr. Prindiville is a nationally sought-after speaker […]

‘Dimentia Whisperer’ back for series of talks

Laura Wayman, the popular author known as the “Dementia Whisperer,” is back by popular demand to launch a series of talks on Alzheimer’s and dementia at Marshall Medical Center’s Cameron Park campus on Palmer Drive. This free series is made possible by a grant from Friends of El Dorado Seniors. The next opportunity will be […]

They’re NOT your mother’s hearing devices!

Having a hearing problem can be debilitating and embarrassing. Asking people to repeat themselves or missing out on conversations can be frustrating. For some women in particular, the fear of the bulky hearing aids of old can deter them from seeking help, due to cosmetic reasons. L. Mark Payne, AuD, audiologist at Marshall Hearing Center, […]

Women’s surgery options increase with da Vinci Robotic System

Robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery at Marshall Medical Center means less down time The da Vinci Surgical System, a robot-assisted method of surgery that reduces blood loss, recovery time and pain, has been used at Marshall Medical Center for the last year and a half. At Marshall, it currently has uses in urological, gynecological and general […]

Women’s Health Expo

Marshall Medical Center will host the Women’s Health Expo and non-competitive 5K fun run/walk at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 2. The event runs from 8 to 11 a.m. and is open to the public. The fee is $15 for an exciting morning of fitness and fun. Registration can be done online at […]

Marshall Medical Center to host day of fitness and fun

Marshall Medical Center will once again be hosting a Women’s Health Expo and non-competitive 5K fun run/walk at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 2. This is the third Women’s Health Expo that Marshall has held and each year it has been a success. The event runs from 8-11 a.m. and is open […]

Marshall certified as primary stroke center

The Joint Commission — the organization that accredits hospitals nationwide — recently certified Marshall Medical Center as a Primary Stroke Center. The certification followed intense internal work at MMC to ensure the hospital’s stroke treatment protocols meet or exceed stringent Joint Commission standards. Following an extensive onsite survey by the accrediting organization, Marshall was awarded […]

Marshall offers free talks with a health educator

Coffee with a Health Educator is a series of free talks offered on health topics of interest to the community. From  10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator, Jeanne Appell, RN, CDE from Marshall Diabetes and Nutrition Education, will present “How to avoid and reverse diabetes,” at the Marshall Community Health Library, 3581 Palmer Drive, […]

Marshall offers health and wellness classes

Whether you’re expecting or are already the mother of young baby, it’s important to do what’s right for your health and the health of your baby. Marshall’s Community Health Education program has a variety of classes to help. The upcoming classes are listed below. Call 530-626-2990 for more information or to register.   Women and […]

Marshall opens pediatric office with integrative focus in EDH

Marshall Medical Center was pleased to expand pediatric care offerings to El Dorado Hills recently with the addition of Marshall Whole Child Health. Nicole Shorrock MD has been providing pediatric care with an integrative/functional medicine focus at Marshall Pediatrics in Placerville for 10 years. Her new practice in El Dorado Hills more distinctly aligns with […]

Nutrition is paramount when eating for two

Pregnancy is a unique time when women tend to be especially concerned about nutrition. From the early stages of pregnancy, when morning sickness and food aversions can make getting a regular diet challenging, to later pregnancy, when heartburn and constipation can make eating downright uncomfortable, nutrition during pregnancy is often far from the blissful icon […]

New Birth Center at Marshall is a welcome addition

In early 2013, Marshall’s new Birth Center opened to the public. Since then, it’s proven to be a welcome addition for families deciding where to have their babies. “We’ve seen an approximate 9 percent birth rate increase over our old maternity unit in 2013. To date, we’ve welcomed over 500 new lives into the world […]

‘Dimentia Whisperer’ at Marshall

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is pleased to continue its Healthy Aging Seminars featuring some of Marshall’s expert clinical providers and health experts from the community. This free series is made possible by a grant from Friends of El Dorado County Seniors. The next opportunity will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5:30 […]

Marshall to expand cancer services

Marshall Medical Center is embarking on the community phase of its capital campaign to expand and consolidate cancer services in Cameron Park. One of the last independent health systems in the state, Marshall fills this critical role by responding to the specific needs of our community. Having long sought to bring needed health services closer […]

Marshall’s new nephrologist advocates for sodium intake awareness

Marshall Medical Center is continuously seeking to add new medical offerings to the community, bringing needed expertise closer to home. Maryam Sharif-Hassanabadi, MD, recently joined Marshall Family & Internal Medicine in Cameron Park as a board certified internist and nephrologist (kidney related care). She sees routine internal medicine patients but also welcomes patients with kidney […]

Studies show hearing decline is a serious health risk

Hearing decline not only impacts a person’s quality of life but if left untreated, it can affect mental and physical wellbeing, too. Depression, anxiety, isolation, frustration, anger, paranoia, poor relationships and decreased earning potential can all result from untreated hearing loss. In addition, a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed a link […]

Parking impacted as Marshall installs solar panels

Beginning Friday, Nov. 22 and continuing for several weeks, parking will be impacted in Lot 1 — patient and visitor parking — at the hospital campus in Placerville. This lot is located across from the hospital and adjoins 1095 Marshall Way. Marshall will be installing solar panels in the lot, which will reduce energy costs, […]

Marshall steps up to prevent falls

Marshall Medical Center is stepping up efforts to prevent falls and offers some tips for home safety. Did you know that falls among older people (age 65 and older) are the leading cause of injuries in this age group? Falls are also responsible for nearly 30 percent of injury-related deaths among the elderly. As America […]

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UC Davis, Marshall partner to expand HMO access

UC Davis Health System and Marshall Medical Center have signed a contract that gives CalPERS employees in El Dorado County and Folsom the opportunity to select a new health maintenance organization (HMO) plan from Anthem Blue Cross for their health insurance. The HMO plan, which offers fixed co-pays for office visits and no deductibles, previously […]

Marshall Pediatrics puts kids and their families first

Marshall Pediatrics is a medical office that’s brimming with positive energy. From the book corner to the unique, themed exam rooms and an Otter Pop after a vaccine, the group of physicians and their staff aim to deliver excellent care in a nurturing, upbeat environment. The pediatric group for Marshall Medical Center moved into its […]

Marshall’s urology team new, advanced

Throughout its history, Marshall has sought to expand medical services to the residents of the Western Slope. In the last year, another specialty, Urology, has been incorporated into Marshall’s offerings, and is now staffed with two excellent physicians and a team of caring support staff in Cameron Park. Urology is a clinical specialty that diagnoses […]

Marshall experts offer healthy aging talks

Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park is pleased to present a series of Healthy Aging Seminars featuring some of Marshall’s expert clinical providers. The series is made possible by a grant from Friends of El Dorado County Seniors. The first opportunity will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and will focus on […]

Be vigilant about breast health

As you grow older, your chance of developing breast cancer increases. In fact, two-thirds of cases occur in women ages 55 and older. Still, younger women can develop the disease. According to Marshall OB/GYN physician Christine Cambridge, MD, “We’re keeping an eye on this. A recent study found that more women under 40 are being […]

Living heart smart for women

Marshall Cardiology sees women of all ages who are dealing with cardiac disease and cardiac risk factors. The five physicians and supporting nurse practitioners have a special interest in helping women prevent and manage heart disease. Many women are surprised heart disease remains the number one cause of death in American women. According to cardiologist […]

Women’s Health Expo and 5K Fun Run May 18

Marshall Medical Center is hosting a Women’s Health Expo and non-competitive 5K fun run/walk at El Dorado Hills Town Center on Saturday, May 18. The event runs from 8-11 a.m. and is open to the public. The fee is $15 for an exciting morning of fitness and fun. Registration can be done online at […]

Healthy focus at Girls Night Out

Women’s health will be the focus of several representatives at the Girls Night Out event on Main Street in Placerville from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Marshall Medical Center, in conjunction with other health and wellness vendors, will occupy the space at 474 Main St. providing health screenings and information on a […]

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