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“We’re happy to provide care to any and all types of patients that want to come here, whether they’ve just moved to the area or they’ve transferred their care from another provider.”
– Jessica MacPhail, NP, EMMC Family Medicine, Husson Ave.
EMMC Family Medicine is currently accepting new patients in many of its practices.
Last June, Robert Nichols of Waterville was playing a round of golf, just like he had done hundreds of times before. But something was different this time. When he got to the fifth hole, his chest began to hurt, and he just wasn’t feeling well. Robert was having a heart attack.
Read more about the many other life-saving stories that take place every day at EMMC Heart Care.
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EMMC has the only Photopheresis treatment service north of Boston.
Photopheresis is a progressive form of immunotherapy. It is used to treat Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL) and can be used to control Graft-Versus-Host disease, organ rejection after heart, lung, kidney, or bone marrow transplantation. It can also treat several autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and Labert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS. The preliminary therapeutic results are very encouraging for a larger use of photopheresis in the treatment of T-cell mediated diseases.
During photopheresis, blood is taken from the patient and processed through a cell separation machine. This machine removes and treats white blood cells with a special UV photo light and specialized medication, and then returns the white blood cells and the rest of the blood into the patient’s body.
A series of treatments is usually required before symptoms are reduced. For these patients, photopheresis treatments are the only way to help restore their body’s natural ability to maintain a balanced immune system.