Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Growing and Harvesting Broccoli

Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, Dr. David Heimbinder provides anesthesiology care for patients at the Catholic Medical Center. With a love of the outdoors, Dr. David Heimbinder enjoys gardening in his free time. One of the common spring and fall vegetables grown by home gardeners is broccoli, a cole crop that offers a wide range of nutritional benefits, including vitamin A, fiber, folic acid, and potassium.

The hardy biennial can be started indoors from seed as early as six weeks prior to the last expected frost. It should come to harvest from seed in about two to three months. As a cool weather plant, make sure to harvest broccoli before the daily temperatures consistently reach the mid-70s. If the weather is too warm, the broccoli will go to seed before it forms a head. Similarly, in cold winter regions, broccoli needs to be started in mid to late summer to ensure a fall harvest before the weather turns and the plant simply goes to seed without properly developing.

Broccoli thrives in soil that is well-drained and enriched with compost, particularly in sandy soil regions or those with heavy rains. Throughout the growing season, the soil should be kept moist, with the watering frequency reduced as maturity approaches. Once the main head is harvested, small side shoots will continue to provide edible broccoli for several weeks.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Napa Receives Top Ranking as Management Services Outsourcing Vendor

An experienced anesthesiologist, David Heimbinder trained at the University of Brussels in Belgium. David Heimbinder has served as an anesthesiologist at North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) since 2018.

Offering healthcare management services, NAPA operates hundreds of medical facilities in the United States and serves close to 3 million patients each year. NAPA celebrated its fourth year as the top management services outsourcing vendor in the Black Book Survey rankings. Upon receiving the award, the CEO of NAPA, John F. Di Capua, MD, highlighted the shared values of its committed team members and its emphasis on promoting a high-quality patient experience.

The 2020 Black Book Survey was orchestrated by Black Book Management Research, LLC. Black Book Management Research utilizes a crowdsourcing technique to collect hundreds of thousands of opinions from U.S. patients, clinicians, and healthcare professionals. To rank the Anesthesia Management Services segment, it utilized data from about 5,000 medical professionals affiliated with over 700 inpatient facilities and hospitals. 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Responsibilities of an Anesthesiologist


Monday, November 16, 2020

Propagating Plants from Cuttings

A medical practitioner with more than three decades of experience, Dr. David Heimbinder is an anesthesiologist with NAPA at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. With a passion for gardening, Dr. David Heimbinder is knowledgeable about growing techniques such as propagating plants using cuttings.

The process begins with selection of a healthy, disease-free parent plant with abundant foliage. The best stems are those that are green and not woody, which is newer growth. The stem should have a bump, or node, on it, which is a point where flower buds or leaves attach. In the ground, this will be the spot at which new roots emerge.

A clean cut should be made right below a node with a blade sterilized with alcohol. The cutting should be long enough to span at least two leaves. Keep in mind that cuttings beyond about six inches have a tendency to dry out in the growing medium. Before placing the stem cutting in a soilless potting mix, remove all except one or two leaves. This refocuses plant energy toward root creation, while allowing some leaf growth that will enable photosynthesis to occur. 

Growing and Harvesting Broccoli

Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, Dr. David Heimbinder provides anesthesiology care for patients at the Catholic Medical Center. With a l...