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Doctors' Valentine: Heart health important for women

From left to right, Jeanne Burmester, Dr. Jean Pringle and Charise Oelger wear red to draw attention to Go Red for Women Day and Month. Each is a health-care provider at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.

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When Charise Oelger commented that women are extremely conscientious about their husbands and heart disease, her colleagues nodded their heads.
They also agreed it is crucial that women – especially those with risk factors – become as conscientious about themselves.
Oelger is a physician assistant at St. Rose Family Medicine & Urgent Care; her colleagues are Jean Pringle, M.D., whose practice is at St. Rose’s Great Bend Internists (GBI), and Jeanne Burmester, PA-C, also at GBI.
“Women make their husbands come in for a check-up but they don’t schedule one for themselves,” Oelger said. “But what they need to realize ...

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