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Dr. Bonnie Gerecke, Director of The Neurology Center and Chief of Neurology and Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center, offers expertise in diagnosing, evaluating and managing neuromuscular disease.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center offers physician expertise with a dedication to advanced treatments for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
Mercy Medical Center offers a Lung Cancer Screening Program in partnership with primary care physicians and referring physicians throughout the Baltimore area.
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Mercy is designed to detect early-stage lung cancer and improve chances of successful treatment. Mercy’s physicians are dedicated to providing annual screenings and ongoing counseling for patients who may be at risk for lung cancer.
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer for both men and women. It usually does not cause any noticeable symptoms until it is considered late-stage lung cancer. The majority of lung cancer is attributed to smoking.
The Lung Cancer Screening Program at Mercy is designed to detect early-stage lung cancer and improve chances of successful treatment. The program consists of annual screenings for those who are determined to be high risk, as well as counseling and shared decision making visits with Mercy’s experienced doctors.
Lung cancer screening may be a good option for patients who are determined to be at high risk of developing lung cancer. This may include individuals who meet the following criteria:
It is recommended that patients who meet this criteria get screened annually or until they are no longer considered high risk.
Lung cancer screening is not recommended for everyone. Your primary care doctor will help to determine if lung cancer screening is right for you.
Lung cancer screening uses low-dose computed tomography, or LDCT. This “CT” scan uses a low dose of radiation to generate detailed images of the lungs.
Following the screening, Mercy’s team of Board Certified radiologists will review your images to determine if there are any signs of lung disease or cancer.
You will be contacted regarding the results of your screening. If it is determined that there are nodules or other suspicious findings, your doctor will guide you through follow-up testing, diagnosis and any recommended treatments.
The Lung Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers highly skilled physician expertise for the diagnosis of a broad spectrum of lung disorders, including COPD, lung cancer and sleep disorders. Our expert pulmonologists are among the best lung disease specialists in the Mid-Atlantic region, offering advanced treatments for lung conditions.
Dr. George Boyer, Chair of The Department of Medicine, is an award-winning medical teacher as well as a specialist in lung problems, obstructive airways disease, high altitude illness and diving medicine.
An avid fencer takes on asthma with the help of Mercy's Dr. Polito.