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Physician Fridays: Meet Donald Abrams, M.D., chief of Ophthalmology at the Krieger Eye Institute

Physician Fridays: Meet Donald Abrams, M.D., chief of Ophthalmology at the Krieger Eye Institute

Every Friday in September, we’ll be introducing you to a new physician at the Krieger Eye Institute. Don Abrams, M.D., is the chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at the LifeBridge Health Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore. He is board certified in ophthalmology and his subspecialties include treating glaucoma and cataracts and performing surgery when indicated. He also works with patients to diagnose and manage both of these sight-threatening conditions. - Laura Bogart To schedule an appointment … Read entire article »

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Do E-Readers Cause Eye Strain?

Do E-Readers Cause Eye Strain?

E-readers such as the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Nobles’ Nook and the Apple iPad have become a popular alternative for reading enthusiasts who no longer want to deal with traditional paper books. With over two million books available to download at the click of a button, e-readers are easy to update and the perfect portable size for travel. One in 10 Americans currently uses some kind of e-reader. Even though e-readers have so many positive aspects … Read entire article »

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Krieger Eye Institute Opens at Northwest Hospital on June 18

Krieger Eye Institute Opens at Northwest Hospital on June 18

For many years the Krieger Eye Institute (KEI) has been located primarily at Sinai Hospital. Now, KEI will have a presence at Northwest Hospital starting June 18, joining Northwest’s renowned Centers of Excellence. In addition to the exciting grand opening, the first 1,000 new patients at this location will receive a free pair of reading glasses! The LifeBridge Health Krieger Eye Institute has a highly trained staff of 14 ophthalmologists, each of whom has a particular … Read entire article »

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LifeBridge Health Patients Say Thank You to Employees

LifeBridge Health Patients Say Thank You to Employees

Merci. תודה. Muchas gracias. Salamat. Thank you. No matter which words are used, an expression of appreciation brightens a health care worker’s day. Whether we’re providing life-saving medicine, hacking through the thorny thicket of finances or simply offering a shoulder to lean on, we make sure our patients feel cared for in all ways. We do this because it is our passion; we don’t expect displays of gratitude. Still, we’re all only human, and acknowledgment of our efforts can’t help but make … Read entire article »

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Sinai Hospital Employees Achieve ACMPE Certification

Eight Sinai Hospital employees recently completed a year-long process to achieve certification from the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Vice President Lorrie Liang led a group of hospital employees – Chris Jorgenson, Mike Stein, Mary Jane Herbert, Nisha Gupta, Donald Abrams, Stefanie Thomas and Charles Efird – in achieving the certification. The group is pictured at right. “It’s been a long journey,” Liang says. “To be nominated into the college, one must have three years in a leadership role, 50 hours of continuing education, and letters of reference. To become certified, one must pass a 350 question objective exam and a three essay exam.” In August, the group took the exams, which focused on quality, risk, governance, finance, operations, information technology, human resources and patient care services. The employees began the … Read entire article »

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Krieger Eye Institute Hosts Diabetic Eye Screening

by Don Abrams, M.D. The Krieger Eye Institute of Sinai Hospital sponsored a Diabetic Eye Screening at the institute’s Quarry Lake location last night. The event, which was promoted on WJZ-TV, resulted in 41 people, all with diabetes, attending the screening. The screening was set up to determine if any of the individuals had diabetic eye changes and needed therapy. Many of the participants had not eye care for many years, and in many cases had never had seen an ophthalmologist, despite carrying the diagnosis of diabetes. Several of the patients had diabetic retinopathy, and many had not received treatment for the condition. Several patients also were diagnosed with cataracts, and a couple were diagnosed with uncontrolled glaucoma. All participants were encouraged and educated about seeing their eye care professionals annually. … Read entire article »

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Four LifeBridge Health employees named Health Care Heroes winners

Once a year, the Maryland Daily Record sponsors a day to recognize those heroes that walk among us – Health Care Heroes. LifeBridge Health is proud of all its finalists: Donald Abrams, M.D., Lee David Chiat, R.T., Susan Golden, Lynn Harris R.N., Shawn Standard, M.D., Garrick Williams, Harry Zemel and Project LIGHT. The winners were Dr. Abrams, Harris, Williams and Zemel. Dr. Abrams, the chief of Sinai Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology, was recognized for his work with glaucoma patients and the free screenings held regularly at Krieger Eye Institute through a partnership with the Polakoff Foundation. Harris, a nurse who is the manager of the Mother-Baby Unit at Sinai Hospital was recognized for her work with new mothers experiencing postpartum depression. Zemel was a top winner in the Volunteer category for his 20-plus years … Read entire article »

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