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February 23 – March 1, 2018

South County Times 7

Hear The Difference With Watson Pointe Dental’s

Audiologist Amy Krueger Experienced Team Treats
At Belsono Hearing Center Patients With Compassion
At Belsono Hearing Center, licensed audiologist Teeth are an important part of a person’s health,
Amy Krueger has an opportunity to make a positive, appearance, and self-confidence. Everyone deserves to be
lasting difference in people’s lives everyday. advised and educated about their dental health so that
Krueger has been in the profession for almost 20 informed and educated decisions can be made.
years and has been providing exceptional hearing At Watson Pointe Dental the focus is on providing
care services in St. Louis since 2009. patients with comprehensive dental care that meets the

Health She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication

disorders from the State University of New York
health needs and personal concerns of the individual. Dr.
Joseph Grimaud believes that quality dental care is a
and a master’s degree in audiology from the combination of science, art, and intuition. The Watson
Profess ion al University of Virginia. Amy received her Doctor of
Audiology degree from A.T. Still University in 2017.
Pointe Dental team uses these skills to give healthy,
beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.

Krueger has a passion for helping people improve Working as a general dentist for more than 32 years,
their lives through better hearing, and she enjoys Dr. Grimaud strives to treat patients with the best
providing outreach services to local senior living possible dental care, compassion and a warm, friendly
facilities. atmosphere. Whether the patient’s visit is for an initial
consultation, comprehensive exam and X-rays, or to
Well-versed in the latest hearing aid technology,
complete a dental treatment such as replacing a tooth
she noted that recent studies have found a link
Featuring those between untreated hearing loss and other health
filling, root canal therapy or implant restoration, Dr.
Grimaud and the Watson Pointe Dental team will take
issues, such as dementia and depression.
in the business of Hearing loss can have a negative effect on
the time to make the patient comfortable and relaxed.
Watson Pointe Dental provides state-of-the-art dental
communication and social and emotional well- services and technologies including: Kodak digital
promoting and maintaining being, she said. “Treating hearing loss early is the radiography; dental laser treatment; laser gum surgery;
key.” Cerec; single visit porcelain restorations and crowns; and

good health Audiology has changed a great deal over the

“With modern technology, hearing aids are
Oral ID, a non-invasive imaging system which aids in the
detection of oral cancer using fluorescent technology.
The practice offers a welcoming, cheerful family-
smarter, smaller and more effective than ever,” friendly environment where patients are treated with
Krueger said. “Bluetooth connectivity allows compassion, respect and understanding, according to Dr.
hearing aid streaming to smartphones and TV.” Grimaud.
Watson Pointe Dental is conveniently located in
Webster Groves on Watson Road. New patients are
always welcome!

belsono ®
183 Concord Plaza • St. Louis
12352 Olive Blvd. • Creve Coeur 8537 Watson Road
314-514-7800 Webster Groves • 314-963-2000
Amy Krueger, Au.D Joseph S. Grimaud DDS

Ana Danielyan, M.D., Premier Care Orthopedics Esse Health Pediatrics

Cares About Patients and Sports Medicine – & Adolescent Medicine
In Sickness & Health Now Offering Walk-in, Offers Convenient
Ana Danielyan, M.D., on staff at Premier Medical
After Hours Clinic Hours For Families
Specialists since 2008, has a passion for working with Premier Care Orthopedics, a division of Signature
patients and helping them stay well. Medical Group, is a physician-owned orthopedic The Esse Health Pediatrics & Adolescent
“I used to practice hospital medicine as a hospitalist, practice consisting of 16 qualified, experienced Medicine office at 9580 Watson Road knows that
but I really missed the long-term physician-patient physicians. Premier Care Orthopedics has been kids (and their parents) are busy. That’s why their
relationship and I decided to go into primary care,” providing specialized orthopedic care to the St. Louis
said Dr. Danielyan, who specializes in patients over age
flexible scheduling and expanded office hours are
community for almost 50 years.
17. Premier Care Orthopedics offers the full spectrum invaluable in making healthcare more accessible
Danielyan is Board Certified in Internal Medicine of orthopedic care, including foot and ankle, hands and and convenient.
and received her medical degree from Yerevan State elbows, shoulders, spine, pediatrics, total joints, trauma The office hours are Monday through Thursday
Medical University in Armenia. She completed her and injury, sports medicine and rehabilitation. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
training at St. Luke’s Hospital, where she worked as a Premier Care Orthopedics recently announced the Saturday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Acute walk-in hours
hospitalist for several years. opening of their After Hours Orthopedic clinic, located
Danielyan’s practice offers physicals, general are available Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to
at their South County office. The After Hours
wellness services, pre-operative screenings, EKGs and 9 a.m.
Orthopedic clinic is for any urgent orthopedic issues or
disease management for chronic conditions, such as
sudden injury. The After Hours clinic is open Monday Currently accepting new patients, their
hypertension, diabetes and weight issues. She is fluent practice consists of pediatricians Patricia Amato,
to Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays
in English, Russian and Armenian.
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., no appointment necessary. M.D.; Josh Madden, M.D., Ph.D.; Karen Norton,
One of the many ways the health care field has
changed is in the education of patients. M.D.; Peter Putnam, M.D.; Kristen Terrill, M.D.,
Benjamin P. Crane, M.D. Nicolas C. Martin, D.P.M.
“You see more and more patients who are educated Dale E. Doerr, M.D. Robert G. Medler, M.D. and Nurse Practitioner, Kathleen Shaughnessy.
about their disease management, which I encourage,” Dennis A. Dusek, M.D. Chris P. O’Boynick, M.D. All five board certified physicians have been
Danielyan said. “I like when patients ask questions and Brian A Fissel, M.D. Randall J. Otto, M.D. named a 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America®.
are involved in their care.” David C. Haueisen, M.D. Christopher W. Palmer, D.O.
The Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at
Danielyan follows her patients while they are in the Lawrence A. Kriegshauser, M.D. Mark A. Petrocelli, D.O.
hospital and visits patients in nursing homes. Ashok Kumar, M.D. Robert H. Sigmund, M.D. Watson Road office has been recognized as a level
“Being in primary care, you really start caring about Coles L’Hommedieu, M.D. Amy Zippay, M.D. 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the
your patients’ health,” she said. “You know how National Committee on Quality Assurance
important it is to treat them when they ‘feel healthy’ (NCQA).
before they become sick.” Appointments can be made by calling
Danielyan is on the medical staff at Des Peres
Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital. She accepts new
patients and makes evening and same-day
appointments available. Her office accepts most
insurance plans.

Premier Medical South County

12639 Old Tesson Rd.
Specialists Suite 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
Premier Medical Specialists Esse Health Pediatric and Adolescent
St. Clare Health Center
8790 Watson Rd. #103 1011 Bowles Ave. Medicine at Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63119 Suite 100 9580 Watson Rd., Ste A
Fenton, MO 63026 St. Louis, MO 63126
Southwest Medical Center 7345 Watson Rd. 314-965-5437
(314) 849-0311 Suite LL3
Ana Danielyan, MD St. Louis, MO 63119
8 South County Times February 23 – March 1, 2018

ART IN BLOOM returns March 2-4 Area Road

This year’s event Guests at
last year’s • Interstate 270 in St. Louis
features lifestyle Art in Bloom County: One lane closed southbound
expert Martha Stewart admire one of from Dougherty Ferry Road to
the stunning Interstate 55 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on
Art in Bloom, the annual festival of flower Friday, Feb. 23, and Monday, Feb. 26 to
fine art and fresh flowers, returns to arrangements. Wednesday, Feb. 28.
the Saint Louis Art Museum on Friday, • Interstate 44 in South St. Louis
March 2, through Sunday, March 4. | photo County: One lane will be closed
The festival is open to the public courtesy eastbound and westbound at Route
each day at 10 a.m. Museum members Saint Louis 141 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday,
can come early at 8 a.m. on Friday, Art Museum Feb. 26, to Wednesday Feb. 28
March 2, and Saturday, March 3. It is • Interstate 44 in St. Louis County:
free to tour the galleries and see floral One lane will be closed westbound
installations, but tickets are required from Berry Road to Big Bend Road
for some programs, including a featured from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb.
presentation by lifestyle expert Martha 26 to Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Stewart. Cat Neville, publisher of Feast, will “Beyond Flowers: The Art of Cultivation • Interstate 44 in St. Louis County:
Stewart will discuss her new book, lead “Buzz-Worthy Botanicals,” a 2 at the Missouri Botanical Garden” One right lane will be closed in various
“Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide p.m panel discussion on how flowers at 11 am. Experts from the botanical locations eastbound between Route
to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying.” and herbs increasingly are used in the garden will use live specimens to 141 and I-270 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
She will be joined by co-author Kevin kitchen and at the bar. Tickets are $15, share a behind-the-scenes look at how Friday, Feb. 23, and Monday, Feb. 26 to
Sharkey, executive vice president and or $10 for museum members. they cultivate and curate their living Wednesday, Feb. 28.
executive director of design for the At 4 p.m. visitors will experience collections. Tickets are $10, or $5 for • Route 141 in St. Louis County:
Martha Stewart Brand. traditional Japanese arts with a tea museum members. One lane will be closed northbound
Stewart and Sharkey will speak on ceremony and ikebana demonstration. Sunday, March 4, is Art in Bloom and southbound between Vance Road
Saturday, March 3, at 12:45 p.m., and Tickets are $25, $20 for members. Family Day, and all children’s activities and South Highway Drive from 9
sign books purchased at the museum Master mixologists from the that day are free. a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, and
following the lecture. Tickets are $45, Pinckney Bend Distillery and Panorama Visitors can enjoy live music and Monday, Feb. 26 to Wednesday, Feb.
or $35 for museum members. Executive Chef Ivy Magruder will refreshments from a cash bar in 28.
On Friday, March 2, Art in Bloom discuss handcrafted gins and the Sculpture Hall on Friday from 3 to • Interstate 44 in St. Louis City:
visitors can hear expert, flower-related perfect foods to pair with them in 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. One lane will be closed westbound
tips on entertaining and enjoying life. “Mixology 101: Botanical Beverages.” to 4:30 p.m. Reservations are highly from Arsenal Street to Shrewsbury
Margot Shaw of Flower magazine The 7 p.m. discussion includes samples. recommended and available at 314- Avenue from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on
will offer advice on al fresco Tickets are $30, or $25 for members. 655-5490 or online at Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, Feb.
entertaining at the 11 a.m. lecture. In addition to Stewart’s lecture, Information courtesy Saint Louis 28.
Tickets are $15, or $10 for members. Saturday’s Art in Bloom events include Art Museum.

Pharmacist Does More SSM Health Medical Group Mercy Clinic’s Dr. John
Than Fill Prescriptions At OB/GYN Practice Serves Mulvahill Welcomes
Colonial Village Pharmacy Surrounding Communities New Adult Patients in
At Colonial Village Pharmacy, Steve Zielinski
Pharm.D., does more than fill prescriptions.
SSM Health Medical Group now has an OB/GYN
practice conveniently located in Webster Groves.
Crestwood Office
The practice was developed to expand its excep- Mercy Clinic’s Crestwood internal medicine and
He acquired the pharmacy, which started in 1962, in
tional health care services to those who live and geriatrics practice provides primary care services
2016 because he wanted to do more and have a regular
work in Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Crestwood and for ages 18 and up, including care for the elderly.
life too.
surrounding areas. John Mulvahill, M.D., entered the practice in
“While I worked for a pharmacy chain, I had to just
The practice is well supported by a strong net- 2017, joining John Zalewski, M.D.; Rose Hiner, M.D.;
fill more prescriptions and work longer hours, so I
work of specialists for patients who need referrals. and nurse practitioner Lindsey Duesterhaus, FNP.
wanted to create a better working environment for
Additional women’s health services and other Dr. Mulvahill completed a fellowship in geriatric
patients and my employees,” Zielinski said.
health services are located nearby at SSM Health medicine at Washington University School of
His pharmacy offers prescription processing,
St. Clare Hospital. Medicine and is board-certified in internal medicine
compliance packaging, immunizations, compounding
At the Webster location, Julia Gale Hoffman, and geriatric medicine. He has a particular interest
and flavoring, drug interaction screenings, drug nutrient
M.D., takes a holistic approach to high- and low-risk in working with patients on weight management,
depletion screenings and Medicare plan reviews.
pregnancy support and well-woman exams. She is depression and memory and cognition issues.
“I am satisfied when a customer tells me how well a
board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has Mulvahill grew up in Texas and lives in the South
compounded prescription we made worked for them or
medical interests in minimally invasive surgery, County area. He enjoys riding his bike to work when
how we were able to prevent high blood pressure or
including the DaVinci Robotic Surgical System and time and weather permit.
allergies with supplements rather than a prescription,”
high and low risk obstetrics. Mulvahill finds his greatest professional
Zielinski said..
Get the Same “Clients really like the personal service and friendly “Every patient is unique,” said Dr. Hoffman. satisfaction in building a relationship with his
patients and working as a team to empower them in
Get the Same
Advice staff whether it be our pharmacists, technicians, “Therefore, I take pride in delivering compassion-
ate, high quality medical care to each and every making the right decisions that allow them to live as
We Give Our pharmacy students or delivery drivers,” he noted.
Advice patient that I meet.” healthy a life as possible.
Regarding the opiate epidemic, Zielinski called it
Own Families “unfortunate and preventable.” The practice is fully electronic with electronic His patients have described him as an attentive

We Give Our “I observe a lot of people using pain medications records and MyChart. Patients can ask questions,
see test results, request appointments and prescrip-
listener and appreciate the time he spends with
them. Patients also appreciate the friendly,
Own Families
Call us orwhen stop by a topical
if you want painto
learn more may have
about worked just as
medications or health tion refills. The physicians use this technology to knowledgeable staff at the clinic.
well,” he said.conditions.
“Unfortunately, the insurance companies
better connect with specialists, patients and to bet- The Crestwood office is part of the Mercy
don’t insure these compounds. But they will cover the
Colonial Village ter manage patients’ needs. network’s ongoing effort to expand primary care in

L E R E medications
GULAR PRICE causing the opiate epidemic and the
l us or stopA bymedications
if you want to learn moreIabout South County. The practice is welcoming new
guess it your
to treat epidemic. is a win-win For an appointment, call 314-686-4990 or visit

patients and offers same-day appointments and
dications or health conditions.
for them either way.” 7945 BIG BEND BLVD
WEBSTER GROVES, MO 63119 ample parking.

off Colonial


One coupon per customer. Certain restrictions may apply. See
store for details. Non-prescription items only. Not valid on
prescription co-pays or any government funded programs. Not to
be combined with any other offers. No cash value. Expires:
10/1/16. Valid only at: Colonial Village Pharmacy. 7945 BIG BEND BLVD
7945 Big Bend Blvd. 816 Kirkwood Rd. 10024 Watson Road
off 314-962-1065
This pharmacy is independently owned and operated under a license from Health Mart Systems, Inc.

Webster Groves • 314-962-1065 Kirkwood • 314-686-4990 Crestwood • 314-919-2500

Steve Zielinski Julia Gale Hoffman, MD Dr. John Mulvahill
coupon per customer. Certain restrictions may apply. See
re for details. Non-prescription items only. Not valid on
ption co-pays or any government funded programs. Not to
combined with any other offers. No cash value. Expires:
10/1/16. Valid only at: Colonial Village Pharmacy.
February 23 – March 1, 2018 South County Times 9

It is my honor and privilege Dr. Flammang Of Premier Dr. Vincent Fortunato

to help people change their Achieves 4.9 Out Of 5.0 Promotes Healthy Living At
lives. I love what I do! Stars In Patient Satisfaction Premier Medical Specialists
Dr. Howard Lederer is a board certified general Allison Flammang, D.O., joined Premier Medical Vincent Fortunato, M.D., internist with the
surgeon, and Fellow of The American College of Specialists in August 2016 and provides primary Premier Medical Specialists, LLC, has been
Surgeons, who completed a year long fellowship care services for patients over the age of 12. practicing in the St. Louis area since 1990. Patients
in Bariatric Surgery at the University of Dr. Flammang’s approach to treating patients is have rated Dr. Fortunato with 4.8 out of 5.0 stars,
Minnesota. He is among the first fellowship “emphasizing preventative medicine through well- based on internet reviews.
woman exams, physicals for the entire family and Dr. Fortunato enjoys educating patients on
trained bariatric surgeons in the country.
spending time educating patients.” important health issues, such as hypertension, high
Dr. Lederer has performed thousands of
She has achieved 4.9 out of 5.0 stars in patient cholesterol and weight loss. He works with patients
bariatric procedures in his career. He also has satisfaction. The key to Dr. Flammang’s success and over the age of 18 to promote healthy living through
extensive experience in complex general surgery patient satisfaction is building relationships with providing physicals, disease management and
and trauma care. her patients. She is very compassionate about wellness services.
He attended medical school at the University providing the best quality care possible. He strives to take the time to listen to each
of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed The staff members are also extremely concern to improve the patient’s overall health. His
his general surgical training at Case Western approachable and helpful. goals are to promote healthy living and prevent
Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Flammang earned her Doctor of Osteopathy disease for every patient.
He is a member of the American Society for degree from Des Moines University College of Dr. Fortunato received his medical degree from
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as well as the Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University
nationally recognized minimally invasive surgery in family medicine at Des Peres Hospital in 2016 of Chicago. He is a member of the American Medical
where she cared for patients of all ages on an Association, the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical
society SAGES.
inpatient and outpatient basis.. Society and the St. Louis Physicians Alliance ACO.
His practice is dedicated to minimally invasive
Dr. Flammang is also a member of the St. Louis Dr. Fortunato is also board certified in Internal
bariatric surgery as well as complex and Physicians’ Alliance ACO. Medicine. He served his internship and residency
revisional bariatric surgical procedures. Dr. Premier Medical Specialists, LLC is a group of at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois.
Lederer also offers a broad array of minimally primary care and bariatric physicians located in Premier Medical Specialists, LLC is a group of
invasive and complex general surgical care. Des Peres and other locations throughout St. Louis primary care and bariatric (weight loss surgery)
County and City. The group offers physicals, general physicians located in Des Peres and other locations
wellness services, chronic disease management and throughout St. Louis County and City. The group
weight management. offers physicals, general wellness services, chronic
disease management, and weight management.

Premier Medical Premier Medical Premier Medical

Specialists Specialists Specialists
2315 Dougherty Ferry, Ste. 109A 2325 Dougherty Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO 63122 2325 Dougherty Ferry Ste. 104 Suite 104
314-238-8858 St. Louis • 314-821-6889 St. Louis, MO 63122 314-821-6889
Howard Lederer, MD, FACS Allison Flammang, D.O. Vincent Fortunato, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Stahl Joins Dr. Katyal Provides Mercy Clinic – Butler Hill
Mercy Clinic Family Primary Care In Affton Expands With Addition
Medicine In Sunset Hills & Fenton Of Dr. Mazzaferro
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine recently Tulika Katyal, M.D., provides primary care to Mercy Clinic Family Medicine – Butler Hill
welcomed Daniel Stahl, M.D., to the practice. patients at both the Affton and Fenton offices of Mercy opened in October 2016 with Andrew Bryant, M.D.,
Family medicine has a long tradition, but Clinic Internal Medicine. on staff. Alexander Mazzaferro, M.D., joined in
The practice provides employment and sports 2017.
things have changed over the years.
physicals, primary care and preventative services The office is part of an effort by Mercy to expand
“The amount of information available to us as including pap smears, Medicare wellness exams and primary care in South County. Numerous physicians
providers and to patients has increased so much,” management of chronic conditions such as are taking new patients, many with same-day or
said Dr. Stahl. “Keeping up to date is a task for hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and asthma. next-day visits available. Family physicians see
every day. Another powerful change is that we, as The clinic started as an internal medicine practice patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
providers, are no longer the decision makers. Our at the Affton location in 2003 and became a Mercy
“It is incredibly rewarding to provide care for
patients are educated by us, and a goal or decision practice in December 2013.
every member of the family,” said Dr. Mazzaferro.
on treatment is a shared effort.” “As a primary care physician, I get to know my
Recent technological advances have changed the
patients well and have the opportunity to see them
Stahl advises patients that the most important way physicians interact with patients. Mercy
evolve through the years,” Dr. Katyal said. “At times, I
things they can do on a regular basis are: 1) eat am amazed at their resilience and positive attitude.”
physicians have become more accessible through
good healthful foods with plenty of fruits and She loves making a difference in her patients’ lives electronic health records, the MyMercy patient
veggies; 2) stop and/or avoid smoking; 3) limit and “helping them understand their health problems portal and online scheduling. But the personal touch
alcohol use; 4) get plenty of regular exercise; and clearly and how to better manage them with positive hasn’t gone out of style.
5) be surrounded by those who care for them and outcomes.” Dr. Mazzaferro derives the most professional
Patients say they appreciate the friendly staff and satisfaction from “forming trusting relationships
care for others.
service and appreciate that Dr. Katyal listens and takes with my patients. Many medical decisions are very
Dr. Stahl derives the most professional
her time with them. difficult and complex. It is important to have a
satisfaction from teaching patients. strong, trusting relationship with your physician so
Through the years, the profession has changed
“After a visit when a patient says ‘aha,’ that is through the use of electronic medical records and you can receive individualized care and make the
what makes my day,” he said. other technology, such as web-based patient portals right choices regarding your health together,” he
Patients enjoy being listened to, Stahl said, and e-scripts, to improve patient care and stay added.
“however, they truly enjoy being heard. Providers connected with patients. Patients appreciate that the doctors spend time
see patients in a vulnerable state. A true healing Both locations offer same-day appointments, plus listening to their concerns and not rushing them
relationship can be developed when patients are appointments on the second Saturday of each month. through each visit. One voice survey respondent
They both offer lab services and flu, pneumonia and said it best: “Not a rush, no crunch, on time, just
able to share because we can hear them.”
tetanus immunizations and meningococcal vaccines. quality good care.”

84 Grasso Plaza
St. Louis • 314-786-3516
4460 S. Lindbergh Blvd. 1203 Smizer Mill Rd. 4280 Mid-America Lane, Ste. 30
Sunset Hills • 314-843-7557 Fenton • 636-717-1414 St. Louis • 314-782-2600
Dr. Daniel Stahl Dr. Tulika Katyal Dr. Alex Mazzaferro