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A Healthy Message from Northeastern Health System-Tahlequah Chief of Staff Dr. Brent Rotton.

More than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. Every year, doctors’ offices are flooded with visits triggered by headaches. June 2-8 has been declared National Headache Awareness Week in order to help people understand what makes their head ache, and how to get relief.

A migraine is a throbbing, one-sided pain that often causes nausea and keeps people from functioning in their work or personal life.  About 30 million Americans suffer from this treatable neuro-biological disorder. Yet, it is estimated that more than half of all people who have migraine headaches have never been diagnosed and are failing to take advantage of the relief that is available today.

Migraines aren’t the only kind of headache to disrupt daily routines.  Tension, sinus and a variety of other headaches can impact the overall quality of life. If you’re bothered by headaches, a headache log can help in identifying triggers that bring on headaches as well as pinpointing the location and type of pain. Even if prevention isn’t always possible, there are new products on the market that can bring relief from all kinds of headaches.


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If you suffer from headaches that interfere with your ability to work or enjoy your daily life, the National Headache Foundation offers a list of 10 steps to take:


  • Seek help. Be a self-advocate. Migraines are a disease and deserve the same care and attention as any health problem.
  • Educate yourself about migraines so you will know how to best work with your doctor to manage your disease.
  • Visit a doctor specifically about your headaches. This lets your doctor know the problem is serious and not just an afterthought. If your primary care physician doesn’t treat migraines, search for a physician who does.
  • Prepare for your physician visit. Keep a headache diary showing when your headaches occurred, how long they lasted, the severity of the pain and any possible triggers. Document the impact on your life in terms of missed work or skipped social activities.
  • Have reasonable expectations for treatment. While migraines cannot be cured at this time, there are effective treatment plans available.
  • Be honest with the doctor treating your headache about any medications (prescription and over the counter) you take and other medical conditions you experience.
  • Focus on solutions. Be positive.
  • Ask for detailed instructions on taking medications, and follow them. Get documentation about how often and how to take prescribed medications.
  • Partner with your physician. Share communication as you follow the treatment plan.
  • Follow-up regularly with your physician. Typically, physicians may want you to pursue a treatment plan for about three months and then schedule a return appointment to evaluate the treatment’s effectiveness.

Headaches are legitimate biological disorders, not psychological conditions.  If headaches are serious and often enough to interfere with your life, it’s time to schedule a visit with your doctor.

News from Northeastern Health System

Remarkables Resale Store Undergoes Renovations

Remarkables Resale Store, in downtown Tahlequah, has recently undergone a major renovation. The store, operated by the volunteers of Northeastern Health System, is now a beautiful mixture of new construction and historic features. “The tin ceiling, which had been painted numerous times throughout the years, was crumbling,” said Pamela Coonce, Remarkables manager. “It has now been restored and is a great feature of the store.” The three-month renovation is almost complete and the volunteers look forward to hosting a grand opening. “We are still accepting donations,” said Coonce. “They can be dropped off at Remarkables and we will pick them up daily. We accept clothes and house wears and look forward to opening the store with some very nice things.” All proceeds made from the sale of donated items are used to benefit Northeastern Health System, it’s staff and patients. The Auxiliary currently pays for medications and transportation for patients who need help, as well as provides scholarships to employees and equipment for the hospital. “We do this work because we know how important it is to offer quality healthcare to our rural city,” said Coonce. “Northeastern Health System has expanded so much that there is hardly any need to travel to a big city to get care.” Donations may be dropped off anytime at the back door of Remarkables, located at 114 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. Share... read more

Renowned Dermatologist Joins NHS Ft. Gibson Clinic

Dermatologist, entrepreneur, teacher and man of God, Dr. Steven Smith, recently joined Northeastern Health System’s Ft. Gibson Clinic. “I am making a comeback,” said Smith. “After a brief retirement from 32 years of full-time dermatology practice, I am back.” Smith is restarting his career in Ft. Gibson and is currently taking new patients. “I am very excited about my new affiliation with Northeastern Health System,” said Smith. “These caring, compassionate and well organized people will make it a joy for my patients to be seen– and worth the 45 minute drive from Broken Arrow.” Smith graduated from Indiana University Medical School and became board certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine in the early 1980’s. His philosophy is to combine the healing streams of traditional and natural medicine with prayer, keeping Psalms 103 at the forefront of his practice. “I am seeking to restore excellence in caring for the patient in a setting of good customer service,” said Smith. “Everyone I’ve met [at NHS] has been so helpful and positive. That is very refreshing in the current healthcare environment.”In 1985, Smith was employed by Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, where he formed the section of Dermatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. He taught dermatology curriculum to third-year medical students before becoming the Clinical Director of dermatology instruction for fourth-year medical student electives. In 1988, he opened his own dermatology clinic, which soon became a multi-million dollar company. Two years later he founded Loma Lux Laboratories, known as Plymouth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which developed and marketed a new line of eight oral over-the-counter products and four prescription products for treatment... read more

NHS “Cafeteria Lady” Helps Feed Tahlequah’s Hungry Children

In 2003, a little boy in Oklahoma City fainted in his school lunch line due to lack of food over the weekend. This event prompted the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to create the Food for Kids Backpack Program. NHS’s self-proclaimed “Cafeteria Lady,” Ruth Stell, decided to help feed children in Tahlequah by collecting nearly $1,000 for the Tahlequah backpack program. “If you’ve ever visited the NHS cafeteria, you would remember Ruth,” said Mark McCroskey, VP of Operations. “She is a remarkable woman with an incredibly giving heart.” The program provides chronically hungry children with backpacks filled with non-perishable, nutritious, kid-friendly, shelf-stable food to sustain them over weekends and school holidays. During the 2015-2016 school year, the Backpack Program served 18,816 elementary school students attending 512 schools across 53 central and western Oklahoma counties, providing more than 2 million meals for chronically hungry children. “There are starving children all over the world,” said Stell, “and it’s good to work to feed them, but with seventeen percent of all Oklahoma children living in poverty, we need to feed our children right here at home too.” Stell began taking donations, selling recipes and crocheting items for sell in the NHS cafeteria. Soon she had raised $900 to donate to the local backpack program. “You should always give back. So many people are less fortunate than most of us, so we should help out if we can,” said Stell. “If I can fill one belly, then yay!” Photo Caption: The NHS “Cafeteria Lady,” Ruth Stell, right, raised nearly $1,000 for the Tahlequah Backpack Program. Here she is seen donating the money to... read more

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