Health Happenings



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Yuma Regional Medical Center has welcomed new health care practitioners to its ranks: • Dr. Susan Edionwe is anotolaryngologist practicing at YRMC Ear Nose and Throat, located at 2680 S. Avenue B. She graduated from and completed an otolaryngology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She then pursued additional training at Mcgill University in Montreal, Canada, completing a skull base and advanced rhinology fellowship. Edionwe is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 928-336-1476. • Mitzi Gragson is a nurse practitioner who has joined YRMC’S Women’s Health Center, 2911 S. 8th Ave. Gragson specializes in women’s health. Her areas of expertise include primary care, family planning, obstetrics, managing abnormal pap smears and menopausal symptoms. She started her career working in labor and delivery and the newborn intensive care unit at El Centro Regional Medical Center. Besides earning a women’s health nurse practitioner degree from the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center in Los Angeles, she earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 928-7833050. • Dr. Angel Ramon Lopez is now practicing at YRMC General Surgery, located at 2270 Ridgeview Drive, Suite 201, in the Promed building. He specializes in general and trauma surgery and speaks English and Spanish. Lopez graduated medical school from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix before completing his residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., where he also completed a surgical critical care fellowship. He is currently accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 928-344-5055. • Dr. Swetha Murthi has joined YRMC Specialty Clinics, at 2851 S. Avenue B, Building 20. As an endocrinologist, Murthi treats diabetes, obesity, thyroid disorders and pituitary and adrenal pathology. She graduated from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research in Coimbatore, India, before completing her residency at Detroit Medical Center – Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit. Murthi also received a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort-worth. She is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 928-336-2434. • Sandra Rivera is a nurse practitioner who has joined YRMC Transitional Care at 2451 S. Avenue A. She specializes in palliative care, helping patients with chronic disease management, women’s health issues and adult oncology. As a palliative care provider, Rivera focuses on providing relief and improving the quality of life for patients living with serious illnesses. A YRMC registered nurse of 13 years, Rivera formerly worked in the inpatient setting. Rivera graduated with a family nurse practitioner master’s degree from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. before moving to the outpatient setting of Transitional Care. Rivera is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 928-336-2165. Horizon Health and Wellness recently held an open house at its new location at 1185 S. Redondo Center Drive. The nonprofit integrated health care organization offers a wide range of health care services for all ages and stages of life. Skilled physicians, clinicians, nurses, psychiatrists and health care experts specialize in primary care, behavioral health and addiction treatment. For more than 40 years, Horizon has been serving Arizona residents, providing access to an array of inpatient, outpatient, residential and habilitation services that addresses the whole person and promotes wellness. Patients can also access Horizon services from anywhere in the state of Arizona through the convenience of telemedicine. The new location serves adults and children 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Horizon also has a location for adults only at 3180 E. 40th St. For more information about Horizon, visit or call 833-4314449. Wave Neuroscience recently announced a partnership with Arkos Health that will increase mental health services in Yuma County. As part of Arkos Health’s mobile behavioral health program, highly trained care teams bring Wave Neuroscience’s brain care assessment tools and brain care technology directly to those who need it. By providing care in-home, the program removes barriers such as transportation to a care facility and time off work to seek treatment. M o r e information about the Wave Neuroscience and Arkos Health partnership can be found at www.