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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

NHS Names New VP of Finance

Northeastern Health System names Larry Stephens as the Vice President of Finance. Stephens, a native Oklahoman, earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Stephens has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, with the last nine as the Chief Financial Officer of PMC, a health system in Shawnee, Oklahoma, that managed seven critical access hospitals. With most of his career serving hospitals, Stephens has developed considerable proficiency for understanding financial needs and meeting those requirements in an efficient and effective manner. He gained healthcare financial expertise while serving in the financial departments of Baptist, Deaconess and Midwest City hospitals. He is recognized for his auditing and analytical skills, gained by 10 years of accounting, as well as firm experience with EideBailly and Price Waterhouse. Stephens is an active member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, Healthcare Financial Management Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is married to Pam, his wife of 35 years. They have one grown child, Jessica, who is an accomplished cellist and conductor of music in Oklahoma City. Share... read more

NHS Volunteer Vera Freeman Receives Hearts of Gold Award

Vera Freeman was the recipient of the Hearts of Gold Award, sponsored by the Tahlequah Hospital Auxiliary. Freeman grew up in Tahlequah where she and her five siblings lived with her paternal grandparents after her mother passed away when Freeman was only five years old. Freeman attended Sequoyah Elementary and Bagley High School in Tahlequah until her Sophomore year and then graduated from Chilocco Indian School in 1953. She began her college education at Northeastern State University and then graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree as a reading specialist from Emporia State University in Kansas. She married Reverend Patrick Freeman, a pastor with the United Methodist Church; and together, they raised three children, Courtney, Eric and Patrick Junior. Their ministry took them to several communities. It was in Lebo, Kansas, where Freeman began her first elementary teaching job before later teaching in Baldwin City, Kansas City, and for the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina where she retired in 1997. Over the 60 years that she and her husband were married, their family often returned home to Tahlequah where Freeman was pleased to note the changes and growth, both with the hospital and the city itself. Throughout her church ministries, Freeman would visit many hospitals, noticing the volunteers, thinking she might enjoy this service once she retired. Northeastern Health System is her third hospital in which to volunteer, and she believes saving the one in her hometown for last has been the best. She appreciates how the hospital continues to grow and the services provided to the community. She feels the hospital appreciates the work... read more

Dr. Brent Rotton Receives the McIntosh, Masters, Medearis Award

The McIntosh, Masters and Meadearis Award, sponsored by Carter Healthcare, was presented to Dr. Brent Rotton at the 13th Annual Hearts of Gold Gala. With a rich history of doctors in the family, including his parents whose careers in higher education were spent at Northeastern State University, along with his brother, Bruce, who is Chief of Surgery at W.W. Hastings Hospital, it was clear at an early age that Rotton wanted a career in medicine and followed in his older brother’s footsteps as a general surgeon. Rotton graduated with his Doctor of Osteopathy from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to complete his residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center and joined his brother in practice in Missouri. After practicing for more than ten years, Rotton returned home to practice in Tahlequah as a specialist in general surgery where he could also participate in medical leadership. For the past six years, Rotton has served as Chief of Staff for Northeastern Health System. Sharing his knowledge with future medical professionals is important to him and why he serves as an adjunct clinical assistant professor of surgery at OSU. Rotton and his wife, Monica, who serves on the hospital’s foundation, have been married for 23 years. Together, they have two children, daughter, Kristy and son, Chet, and one grandson, Kash. Rotton cherishes his time with family and also enjoys the outdoors whether it be hunting, fishing or spending time at the lake. Active in the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, he still finds time to give back to the... read more

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