Cheyenne Regional Medical Center News

There’s a lot going on at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and one way we share news about new technology and services and upcoming events is by sending out news releases. We keep many of these releases on our website for several months, and sometimes for a year or more, in case a reporter or community member would like access to the information after the fact. Please note that most of the news releases below are from previous months and years. If you have any questions about the date of a particular news release, please feel free to call CRMC’s Marketing Dept. at 307-633-7461.

Non-surgical Procedure Can Offer Long-term Relief from Chronic Knee Pain

May 2019 The Cheyenne Regional Medical Group Medical Specialty Clinic is now offering a new non-surgical procedure to relieve chronic knee pain. Called genicular nerve radiofrequency ablation, the procedure uses cooled radiofrequency energy to safely target the sensory nerves causing the pain. Natalie Winter, MD, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist with the Medical Specialty Clinic, says the procedure can provide significant relief from chronic knee pain that has failed to respond to other forms of conservative care. It is also appropriate for patients who want to avoid surgery or aren’t able to have surgery. The first step is a…

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to Host Butterfly Release on June 8

May 2019 Families who have lost an infant or young child or who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or ectopic pregnancy are invited to participate in Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s butterfly release on Saturday, June 8, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. “Bereaved families often value a ceremony like this that allows them to recognize and honor their child’s memory,” said Jenny Ash, the tendercare and outreach educator for Cheyenne Regional’s Women and Children’s Services. “For many, this event is a source of support and healing both for the families and for our employees who work with…

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Wound Care Clinic Takes Extensive Measures to Heal Intense Wounds

May 2019 Have you ever wondered what the Cheyenne Regional Wound Care Clinic does? Yes, they care for wounds, but it isn’t as simple as putting antiseptic on a wound, dressing it and then sending patients on their way. Many patients come to Wound Care because they have more intense wounds that won’t heal and require more specialized care, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. “Patients will spend anywhere from 20 to 60 treatments with me,” Hyperbaric Tech Lindsey Olmstead said. “We take the patients to two atmospheres of pressure, which is the equivalent of being 33 feet underwater, and their…

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Meet Natalie Winter, MD

May 2019 Natalie Winter, MD  Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist Natalie Winter, MD, is an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Group Medical Specialty Clinic. She’s been with the clinic for nearly six years. We recently asked Dr. Winter what inspired her to be a physician and also what she likes about living and working in the Cheyenne community. “I enjoy the interactions that I have with patients and being able to do procedures that relieve pain,” Dr. Winter said of why she specialized in pain management. “As an anesthesiologist with additional…

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Endocrinologist Understands Challenges of Living with Diabetes

May 2019 Mohammad El-rifai, MD Endocrinologist & Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Mohammad El-rifai knows firsthand the challenges of having diabetes. “I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes for 20 years,” he said. “I understand what it’s like to manage this disease while also leading a full life.” Being a diabetic is part of why Dr. El-rifai decided to become an endocrinologist and internal medicine specialist. Endocrinology is the field of medicine that focuses on helping people manage hormone imbalances. This includes treating people with diabetes. Being a diabetic allows Dr. El-rifai to offer a more personalized approach…

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