Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Flu Therapy

Since 2002, Kevin Buckwalter, MD, has been providing care to patients of his family practice in Henderson, Nevada. Dr. Kevin Buckwalter completed his medical studies at Ross University and went on to intern with the department of surgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, works together with Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital to provide patient care, educate students in health related professions, and advance medical knowledge through research. Established as a gift from the Milton S. Hershey Foundation in 1963, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center currently provides a variety of state-of-the-art treatment techniques and top-notch medical care to the residents of Pennsylvania.

This past flu season more than a dozen patients were referred to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to receive an advanced form of therapy generally reserved for critically ill patients. The therapy, known as ECMO, uses a pump to circulate blood in patients suffering from flu-related virus. With the proper equipment and trained staff, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was able to provide this service for patients who had come from as far away as Syracuse, New York.