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Fun in the Sun Could Mean Problems Later
July 20, 2021

Fun in the Sun Could Mean Problems Later

Summer is now upon us and many of us are looking forward to enjoying some “fun in the sun”.  Spending time outside is a great way to be physically active, reduce stress, and spend time with loved ones, however without properly protecting your skin from the sun, you are inadvertently increasing your risk of skin…

OakBend Medical Center’s Jackson Street Campus and Williams Way Campus are  Nationally Recognized for ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
May 3, 2021

OakBend Medical Center’s Jackson Street Campus and Williams Way Campus are Nationally Recognized for ‘A’ in The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, has announced the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and once again awarded OakBend Medical Center an ‘A’ for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety.   “At OakBend we put the safety and health of our…

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OakBend Medical Center Honors Doctors and Receives Proclamation from City of Richmond
April 8, 2021

OakBend Medical Center Honors Doctors and Receives Proclamation from City of Richmond

OakBend Medical Center honored the doctor’s that serve the hospital with a Physician Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast was set in the hospital’s Joe and Doris Gurecky Atrium and included several presentations. Mayor Rebecca Haas presented a proclamation proclaiming April 1, 2021 as OAKBEND MEDICAL CENTER HEALTHCARE APPRECIATION DAY. Congressman Troy Nehls, Executive Advisor, Thomas Goodfellow…

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OakBend Medical Center Postpones Elective Procedures
January 8, 2021

OakBend Medical Center Postpones Elective Procedures

Over the past seven days the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in our region have exceeded 15% of the total hospital capacity, therefore making it an area of high hospitalizations as outlined in Governor Abbott’s October 8th, 2020 executive order (GA-31), thus triggering the restrictions in the order.   As a result of the recent spike in…

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OakBend Medical Group adds new General Surgeon
December 3, 2020

OakBend Medical Group adds new General Surgeon

The OakBend Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of Genna Lubrano, M.D. to the medical group.  Dr. Lubrano was born and raised in Houston, Texas and as she tells it, she decided she wanted to be a surgeon at a young age. The native Houstonian carefully chose her university and obtained her Medical…

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Supplements: The Risks and Benefits – Part II
November 30, 2020

Supplements: The Risks and Benefits – Part II

Today, getting a good night’s sleep seems to evade many people. Melatonin is something sleep practitioners use in practice. Your body produces melatonin naturally. Normally as nighttime falls melatonin gets secreted into your system to help you fall asleep. Most of us have heard about the blue light that your electronic devices such as televisions…

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Supplements: The Risks and Benefits – Part I
November 18, 2020

Supplements: The Risks and Benefits – Part I

More and more people are taking supplements daily from the young to the old, are supplements safe? The honest answer is that it depends on what supplements you are taking. If we speak about over the counter supplements such as those you use before or after a workout you must be very careful because those…

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Breast Cancer, Mammograms and Some Preventative Measures
October 26, 2020

Breast Cancer, Mammograms and Some Preventative Measures

Dr. Amber Dobyne of OakBend Medical Group recently discussed breast exams and mammograms and the different kinds a woman might expect to receive. A clinical breast exam is done by a patient’s OB/GYN or other health provider where they examine your breast for any abnormalities during a routine check-up. This exam is recommended every one…

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OakBend Medical Center’s 2020 Patchwork of Life Event Raises Funds and Honors First Responders
October 26, 2020

OakBend Medical Center’s 2020 Patchwork of Life Event Raises Funds and Honors First Responders

OakBend Medical Center’s eighth annual Patchwork of Life event went virtual this year and not only raised money for the hospital but honored First Responders around the county and named the recipient of the Jeff Council Award. Complying with the CDC recommendations for the COVID pandemic and State and County restrictions, the hospital reinvented this…

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OakBend Medical Center Launches Health Care Podcast
September 29, 2020

OakBend Medical Center Launches Health Care Podcast

OakBend Medical Center is excited to announce the launch of its new health care podcast, “OakBend Medical Center Happy Hour.” The podcast will discuss health and well-being. Some topics may be simple and light, while others may answer questions about medical issues or tough decisions that make listeners uncomfortable; topics that address questions you may…

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Diabetes and COVID-19
July 8, 2020

Diabetes and COVID-19

If you’ve been keeping up with federal guidance on who’s at higher risk for complications from COVID-19, you know that people with diabetes are among the affected groups. People older than 60, along with those who have respiratory problems, high blood pressure, and heart disease are, too, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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OakBend Medical Center Receives Wharton Chamber Business of the Year Award
January 14, 2020

OakBend Medical Center Receives Wharton Chamber Business of the Year Award

OakBend Medical Center has received Wharton Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award. The award was started in 2009 to recognize excellence in businesses whose practices make a positive impact on the Wharton economy and wellbeing. Over the past eleven years, the award has earned respect and admiration among the Wharton community. “We are…

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January 12th is National Pharmacist Day
January 10, 2020

January 12th is National Pharmacist Day

On January 12th the nation recognizes the importance of pharmacists and it honors how much they impact the health and well-being of the nation. According to the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, ancient man learned from instinct, from observation of birds and beasts. Cool water, a leaf, dirt, or mud was his first…

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Cancer Patients' Mortality Rate Drops; Longevity and Quality of Life Increase
January 8, 2020

Cancer Patients' Mortality Rate Drops; Longevity and Quality of Life Increase

The American Cancer Society released its 2020 report on cancer mortality on January 8, 2020. According to “Cancer Statistics, 2020”, between the years 1991 and 2017, the death rate from cancer in the United States declined by 29%. The largest single-year drop ever recorded was 2.2% from 2016 – 2017. While lung cancer continues to…

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OakBend Medical Group Adds Four Orthopedic Doctors
January 7, 2020

OakBend Medical Group Adds Four Orthopedic Doctors

As of January 2, 2020, OakBend Medical Group will add four new orthopedic doctors. Dr. Scott Breeze, a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, founded an orthopedic practice after graduating from medical school and residency in Houston, Texas at Baylor College of Medicine. Breeze’s vision was to…

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OakBend Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2020
January 6, 2020

OakBend Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2020

OakBend Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2020 at 4:35PM on Wednesday, January 1st. Born to parents Angelina and Seth Burnett, baby boy, Eliyah Holland, weighed in at 7 lbs 0 oz and is 19.75 inches long. Mother, dad and baby and all doing well and looking forward to all that the new year…

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Two New Family Practice Physicians Join OakBend Medical Group
December 20, 2019

Two New Family Practice Physicians Join OakBend Medical Group

OakBend Medical Group is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Titus Venyah and Dr. Harry Wong, both family practice physicians. Dr. Harry Wong is a native Houstonian. He attended The University of St. Thomas in Houston, graduating with a B.A. in Chemistry. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch…

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OakBend Medical Center Announces 2019 Physician of the Year
December 18, 2019

OakBend Medical Center Announces 2019 Physician of the Year

Dr. Long Cao, M.D., FACC has received the 2019 Physician of the Year Award from OakBend Medical Center. The other nominees were Dr. David Chao and Dr. Chris Chen. The Physician of the Year award, OakBend’s highest recognition, is presented annually to one outstanding physician who possesses significant practice experience, compassion, kindness and sincerity that…

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OakBend Medical Center – Williams Way Campus Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
October 22, 2019

OakBend Medical Center – Williams Way Campus Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The Williams Way location of OakBend Medical Center held a community celebration to recognize its 10 year anniversary on Saturday, October 19. The hospital’s family friendly event included games and prizes, snow cones, popcorn and food from Swinging Door. T-shirts were given to the first 100 people attending along with a stuffed toy for the…

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OakBend Medical Center presents the 2019 Jeff Council Award at Patchwork of Life
October 21, 2019

OakBend Medical Center presents the 2019 Jeff Council Award at Patchwork of Life

Dr. Ivan Mefford was presented the 2019 Jeff Council Award at the hospital’s annual fundraiser, Patchwork of Life. The Jeff Council Award was created in 2018 to honor Jeff Council for his years of service to OakBend Medical Center, which spanned more than three decades. Jeff personified OakBend’s core values of Compassion, Integrity, Ownership and…

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OakBend Medical Center's 2019 Patchwork of Life Event Raises Funds for 3D Mammography Machine
October 21, 2019

OakBend Medical Center's 2019 Patchwork of Life Event Raises Funds for 3D Mammography Machine

OakBend Medical Center’s seventh annual Patchwork of Life event was another very successful fundraising event for the hospital. The event raised more than $350,000 and those funds will go toward a 3D Mammography machine for the Women’s Imaging Department at OakBend’s Jackson Street Campus. With a crowd of over 650 attendees, this year’s live auction…

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OakBend Medical Center Williams Way Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
October 11, 2019

OakBend Medical Center Williams Way Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The Williams Way location of OakBend Medical Center will hold a community celebration to recognize its 10 year anniversary. The hospital, located at 2003 Southwest Freeway, Richmond, TX 77469 will host the event from 10AM – 2PM on Saturday, October 19th in the front parking lot and the lobby of that location. The family friendly…

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Dr. Enrique Garcia Pena Now Offering Services in Wharton
September 24, 2019

Dr. Enrique Garcia Pena Now Offering Services in Wharton

OakBend Medical Group’s Dr. Enrique García Peña, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, will be seeing patients in Wharton on Tuesdays. He will be located in the offices of Dr. Marc Marconi, 10119 US 59 Hwy. Dr. García Peña was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of…

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OakBend Medical Group Welcomes New Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Karomibal Mejia
August 23, 2019

OakBend Medical Group Welcomes New Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Karomibal Mejia

Dr. Karomibal Mejia has joined OakBend Medical Group as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Mejia received his medical education with honors, graduated Cum Laude in the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He then came to the United States and completed his internal Medicine Residency at Bronxcare Health System in New York, where…

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OakBend Receives the AllState Foundation Helping Hands Grant
August 21, 2019

OakBend Receives the AllState Foundation Helping Hands Grant

OakBend Medical Center is the recipient of The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant in the amount of $10,000. To be eligible for the Helping Hands Grant, Allstate strives to empower Allstaters to give back to their local communities and support the causes closest to their hearts. Those who volunteer four to sixteen hours with an…

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OakBend Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
August 21, 2019

OakBend Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

For the tenth year, OakBend Medical Center’s Jackson Street Campus has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Williams Way campus received its first year Gold Plus Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according…

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OakBend Labor and Delivery Department Receives Hats for Newborns
August 8, 2019

OakBend Labor and Delivery Department Receives Hats for Newborns

Riley Masek, daughter of OakBend Medical Center’s Patricia Masek, completed her project to receive her Silver Award from the Girl Scouts. Riley, a member of Troup 17445, put together 115 packages to be given to newborns at OakBend Medical Center. These packages included a knitted hat along with a placard that hangs from the rearview…

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OakBend to Hold Job Fair at Williams Way Campus
August 7, 2019

OakBend to Hold Job Fair at Williams Way Campus

OakBend Medical Center will be hosting a job fair on August 29 from 10am – 2pm at its Williams Way Campus, located at 22003 Southwest Freeway. OakBend will be hiring for positions in the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department Labor and Delivery, Skilled Nursing Facility, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, OR and for Medical/Surgery. OakBend is…

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OakBend Medical Center to Hold Final Sports Physicals Screenings on Saturday, July 13
July 8, 2019

OakBend Medical Center to Hold Final Sports Physicals Screenings on Saturday, July 13

OakBend Medical Center has completed two of its three scheduled sports physicals and sudden cardiac death screenings in the Fort Bend and Wharton area. This Saturday, July 13 from 8am – Noon at the Williams Way location, 22003 SW Freeway, Richmond is the remaining sports physicals for this summer.  The cost is $20 cash. Unlike…

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OakBend Begins Remodeling and Upgrading Intensive Care Unit
June 28, 2019

OakBend Begins Remodeling and Upgrading Intensive Care Unit

OakBend Medical Center is in the process of remodeling its Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The renovations will help create a warm environment that inspires healing and helps patients achieve their best possible outcomes. During last year’s Patchwork of Life, the hospital, with the help of the community, raised approximately $390,000 to go toward the renovations….

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OakBend Medical Group Announces New Cardiologist
June 27, 2019

OakBend Medical Group Announces New Cardiologist

OakBend Medical Group is proud to announce its newest Cardiologist, Dr. Cindy John. Born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in 2010 with “High Honors.” John next graduated from Residency in Internal Medicine in 2013 at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Following her residency at Hahnemann,…

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Dr. James R. McClamroch Retires
June 27, 2019

Dr. James R. McClamroch Retires

OakBend Medical Group’s Dr. James R. McClamroch has retired after 37 years of practice as a cardiologist with OakBend. McClamroch was inspired to become a physician by his interest in science, biology, and the desire to have relationships with people while having a positive impact on their lives and health. Despite not having any other…

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Save The Date for OakBend Medical Center's Patchwork of Life
June 27, 2019

Save The Date for OakBend Medical Center's Patchwork of Life

OakBend Medical Center is excited to announce that the 2019 Patchwork of Life event will be held on Thursday, October 10, at Safari Texas Ranch. This year’s event will benefit OakBend’s Women’s Imaging Department. Funds raised from the event will be used to purchase a 3D mammography machine, bringing the gold standard for breast cancer…

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OakBend Medical Center's Employee Giving Campaign Raises More Than $102,000
June 13, 2019

OakBend Medical Center's Employee Giving Campaign Raises More Than $102,000

OakBend Medical Center held a celebration on Tuesday, June 11 to celebrate its Employee Giving Campaign. For the past three years, employees have donated to the employee campaign raising more than $295,000. The 2019 was the most successful to date with employee giving exceeding $102,000. This year, 400+ employees donated to the campaign, which equates…

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OakBend Medical Center To Hold Blood Drive
June 6, 2019

OakBend Medical Center To Hold Blood Drive

OakBend Medical Center will be holding a blood drive at their main campus, 1705 Jackson Street, Richmond in the first floor conference center on Wednesday, June 12th from 1-5PM.The public is invited to schedule a donation by registering online at You may contact Ashley Musslewhite at 281-341-4812 for additional information.This is the third blood drive…

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Andy Francis joins OakBend Physical Therapy – Wharton
June 6, 2019

Andy Francis joins OakBend Physical Therapy – Wharton

OakBend Medical Center is proud to announce that Andy Francis, DPT, has joined OakBend Physical Therapy – Wharton. The clinic, located in OakBend Medical Center – Wharton, 10141 US Highway 59 Road, is open weekdays 8am to 5pm. Andy received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in…

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OakBend Medical Center Brings Telemedicine to Wharton Hospital Campus
June 6, 2019

OakBend Medical Center Brings Telemedicine to Wharton Hospital Campus

OakBend Medical Center has set up the latest technology in telemedicine at its Wharton hospital. This innovative way of caring for patients uses a combination of telecommunication and information technology to provide patients clinical health care even when the specialist is not in the same room or at the same location. This allows physicians, like…

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OakBend Medical Center Holds Coffee With a Cop for Fort Bend Sheriff's Department
June 3, 2019

OakBend Medical Center Holds Coffee With a Cop for Fort Bend Sheriff's Department

On June 12 from 8am – 10am, OakBend Medical Center will be holding Coffee with a Cop at the Williams Way Campus located at 22003 Southwest Freeway in Richmond. The morning coffee will be held in the lobby of the hospital where citizens can meet and greet the Sheriff’s Department representatives, ask questions and learn…

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OakBend Medical Center Announces Sports Physicals in Richmond and Wharton
May 16, 2019

OakBend Medical Center Announces Sports Physicals in Richmond and Wharton

OakBend Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has scheduled three days for sports physicals and sudden cardiac death screenings in the Fort Bend and Wharton area. The cost is $20 cash and includes all screenings. The dates and locations are: Saturday, May 18 from 8am – Noon at the Williams Way location, 22003…

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OakBend Medical Center Announces Third Annual Restaurant Week
April 5, 2019

OakBend Medical Center Announces Third Annual Restaurant Week

OakBend Medical Center has announced the dates April 26 – May 5, with participating restaurants offering a special OakBend menu during that time. A portion of the sales from the special menu will then be donated back to the hospital. The committee has currently signed up the following restaurants: Alicia’s Mexican Grille All We Need…

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