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The Ghosh Circle Blog

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Good Medicine Takes Many Forms

We recently visited with Ellen Skripsky, who, at 91, has lived in Cedar Rapids her entire life. Over the years, she’s been very invested in our community, serving on boards and foundations of severa...

2018 Blesie Tree Walk

Every year, the Blesie Tree Walk gets better and better. This year, the weather was bright and beautiful, the music got us moving, and the speeches touched us and left us in tears. Watch speeches f...

The Health Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Have you ever been hypnotized? Would you ever want to be? In popular culture, hypnosis is often depicted as someone being talked into doing something silly, such as quacking like a duck. True hypno...

A Cool Place to Work

If you’ve been to our office, you know it’s a positive place. Some of our patients tell us they even look forward to coming for treatment. We like coming to work, too. The vibe is warm and friendl...

Helping Patients Pay for Needed Treatment

A few months ago, we shared an interview that the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation conducted with Becki Tinder about our efforts to help patients afford their prescriptions. Shortly after joini...

Cultivating Faith

Debbie Stark’s faith was the bedrock of her life. It was the foundation of her marriage to her husband, Buck. It was the catalyst for a deep relationship with dear friends. It was the source of kind...

Climbing Above and Beyond Cancer

In our March e-newsletter, we shared Laurie's story of her second chordoma diagnosis (a very rare form of bone cancer), subsequent surgery and road to recovery. Four months later, she's come to a new ...

2018 Celebration of Life Picnic

The warmth filled the air during our seventh annual Celebration of Life picnic. We felt it on our shoulders and saw it in the faces of so many special people. Nearly 500 current and former patients...

Empathy Amplified and Affirmed

We were honored to be one of five finalists for the 2018 Empathy Amplified Award, an international recognition presented by the Cleveland Clinic. The award celebrates a healthcare provider or care tea...

What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Grieving

When someone’s suffering, it’s natural to want to make them feel better. It’s even human nature to want to take away their pain. But you can’t, no matter how good your intentions. In fact, you...