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How do I make an appointment for an exam?

To make an appointment, please call our scheduling department at (918) 772-4588.

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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 Security Guard Scores 9th in Nation in Fitness Challenge

NHS has long been a champion of employee health, offering healthy meal options and a yearly weight-loss challenge. Employee wellness programs have been proven to reduce health care costs and absenteeism and increase productivity. One NHS employee, Security Guard Joseph Spriggs, has taken health to a new level. Spriggs, who is part of the NHS wellness team, uploads his fitness device to Myinertia.com, a website that logs activity minutes from participant devices such as Garmin or Fitbit. MyInertia is an online program that is used by people across the nation. Spriggs recently was ranked ninth in the nation. Spriggs joined the NHS challenge to compete with a couple of co-workers, never expecting to be ranked so high. “I actually stay active a lot outside of work,” said Spriggs. “I go and play basketball when I get the chance and also try to exercise twice a day, before and after work. I also put in a lot of minutes at work. Working security helps because we are constantly making rounds around all of the hospital floors and property.” NHS began this fitness challenge with a grant from Ardmore Institute of Health. The NHS teams scored higher than any other group participation in the Fitness Activity Grant, earning NHS an additional $2,400 in grant money to be used for future wellness initiatives. “To me, if I am able to stay in the top 10 that would be a great accomplishment, because it wasn’t even a goal at first,” said Sprigs. I would like that number on spot though, so that might be a new challenge for me.” Share... read more

Donations Stay in the Community at NHS Blood Drives

Northeastern Health System will host a blood drive on Monday, February 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Tuesday, February 28, from noon to 6 p.m. Giving at an NHS sponsored blood drive is different than giving at others drives, as the hospital receives one unit of blood for every five units donated at NHS to help save lives right here in the community. Make plans now to help your community by donating blood at the NHS blood drive. The drive will be held at the NHS West Conference Room, located directly behind Armstrong Bank on Downing Street in Tahlequah. Walk-ins are welcome, or donors may schedule an appointment by contacting NHS Education Coordinator, Suzanne Lovell at (918) 456-0641. A photo ID is required and donors will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call Lovell at the number listed or visit the Oklahoma Blood Institute Web site at www.obi.org. Share... read more

Atkinson Named Director of NHS Outpatient Rehab Center

Rachel Atkinson, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, has recently been named Director of Northeastern Health System’s Outpatient Rehabilitation facility. Atkinson has worked in the outpatient facility for eight years, supervising numerous physical therapy assistants and undergraduate students hoping to follow in her footsteps. Atkinson will be replacing long-time, and much loved Physical Therapist Lecil Harper, who has decided to take more time off to visit his granddaughter out of state. “Forty-two years as a physical therapist is long enough,” said Harper. “It’s time for a new generation of therapists to take the clinic to the next level.” Atkinson received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Wichita State University in 2009, but her love for the profession began as a child. “When I was younger I had several stints of physical therapy due to injuries I received while playing sports, and I always enjoyed therapy as a patient,” said Atkinson. “I also have always really been into fitness and became a certified personal trainer in college. Having the athlete and personal trainer background, along with a passion for helping individuals, ultimately led me down the physical therapy path and I am so happy every day that I did. Physical therapy is one of very few health professions that you get to spend a lot of time with your patients while helping them feel better and return to their prior level of function. By the time a patient is ready to be discharged, I always feel like I made a friend. I love that!” The outpatient rehab department provides physical, occupational and speech therapy, by experienced therapists who are passionate... read more

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