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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 “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

NHS Welcomes New EMS Director

Northeastern Health System is happy to announce Mike Cates as the new Director of Emergency Services. Mike replaces long-time director David Carroll who will oversee the Wound Management Center, as well as maintenance on the ambulances. Cates previously spent 25 years working for Muskogee County EMS, a job that has prepared him well for this new role. “I have had several mentors growing up in this business,” he said. “I have worked with some very good doctors, medics and nurses over the years that have all influenced me in my career.” Cates chose NHS because he was impressed with the size and the family atmosphere. “I treat everyone the same,” he said. “Ever patient is someone’s family. I treat them the exact same way I would want my family member treated.” Cates plans to increase the education of the NHS EMS team, which will in turn, provide better health care for patients. “Patients should choose NHS because we are a caring service,” said Cates. “Our technology is growing with leaps and bounds.   There’s no question that our care at NHS will rival any other hospital our size in the country.” The administration, providers and staff at Northeastern Health System strive to provide convenient and affordable access to a full range of services, including many primary and specialty care services, and consider it a privilege to serve the community. “I would like to thank Muskogee County EMS for the years of experience and knowledge that I gained while working there, and all the relationships that I built while there,” said Cates, “and I would like to thank Northeastern Health Systems... read more

National HIM Week

We want to say THANK YOU to our HIM staff for the amazing work they do every day! Happy HIM week! Health information management (HIM), an allied health profession, leads efforts to ensure the availability, accuracy, integrity, and security of all data related to patient healthcare encounters. This results in better clinical and business decisions that enhance healthcare quality. They play a key role in the effective management of health data necessary to deliver quality healthcare to the public. Share... read more

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