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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 Gets Creative with Pumpkins

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, there are many things they are not prepared for. Waiting is often one of those things. Waiting for test results, waiting for doctor appointments, waiting for treatments. While all that waiting can build a tremendous amount of patience, it can also become tedious. The Northeast Oklahoma Cancer Center and the staff at Northeastern Health System, have banned together to offer a bit of entertainment for patients this Halloween season. Visitors to the Cancer Center, located inside Northeastern Health System’s hospital in Tahlequah, Okla., have been treated to a pretty creative pumpkin patch in the waiting room. Staff members and departments decorated pumpkins to represent the many different forms of cancer and the results are amazing. “It started a couple of years ago when one of our staff members brought in a pumpkin and painted it pink for breast cancer awareness month,” said Nicole Little, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at the Cancer Center. “The next year she did it again, but this time it was more than painted, it was decorated. After that we all decided we wanted to represent more than just breast cancer with the pumpkins.” The response from others throughout the hospital was overwhelming, and pumpkins representing all of the colors assigned to specific cancers started pouring in. “The pumpkins bring the patients closer together. As they sit out in the lobby waiting for their treatment, some are anxious or feeling down, but when they see the pumpkins and hear the other patients talking and trying to decide which one is best, it helps them feel better for a... read more

NHS Coders Receive Certification

Photo Caption: Coders at Northeastern Health System spend countless hours on continuing education to make sure each patient receives the correct bill. Pictured are: (Row 1, L to R) Sasha Landaverde, Cheryl Gray, Marlene Markham, Sheryl Ray; (Row 2) Stacy Fountain, Galina Fisher, Stefanie Ballard, Meagan Anderson. Not pictured: Natasha Mora. The world of medical coding has become quite demanding, requiring knowledge of thousands of codes and the ability to be accurate. Coders at Northeastern Health System spend countless hours on continuing education to make sure each patient receives the correct bill. This continuing education has resulted in the entire group of coders obtaining certification. A medical coder is a health Information professional who assigns universally identifiable codes to a patient’s medical diagnoses and procedures. There are thousands of codes and they change frequently, making it a difficult position. “We pride ourselves in being able to develop and educate qualified coders from within the hospital, as well as the surrounding community, without having to contract out to other areas,” said Cheryl Gray, coding supervisor at NHS. “This means that our patients and providers can feel confident that our accounts are being coded and billed with a high level of accuracy.” Meagan Anderson recently obtained her CCA making her a Certified Coding Analyst. “To pass the CCA there was a lot of on-the-job training and knowledge gained from experience,” said Anderson. “The CCA test not only tests your knowledge of coding, but it also tests you on HIPAA guidelines, billing details and how clinical information is stored in a patient’s medical record.” Having a fully certified coding team allows for... read more

Sartan Credits Faith for Overcoming Adversity

Pearl Sartan had every reason to give up on her faith. Last October, worn down from spending time in the hospital with her ill husband, she went to Northeastern Health System for her first mammogram in many years. While waiting for the results, her husband passed away. Shortly thereafter she received the news she had breast cancer, and her journey of tests, surgeries and treatments began. According to Sartan, this experience only strengthened her faith, causing her to lean on the Lord. “They say anything that makes you pray and read the Bible more is good for you, so I guess it was good for me,” Sartan laughed before becoming more somber. “I had just lost my husband, and then I was diagnosed with cancer. I didn’t have time to mourn. I had to pick up and go on with what I had to do for myself. My family and friends were there supporting me and helping me.” Following her mammogram, Sartan underwent more scans and a biopsy. She later had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. “I did chemo every three weeks. I needed four treatments but could only handle three because they made me really sick,” she remembered. “They did my surgery to remove the breast, and then I started doing radiation treatments. I did 39 of those. It was just that it was so strong that it burnt me and I would have to take two to three days off to let it heal.” Other changes are common when undergoing cancer treatments. Exhaustion, lack of appetite and taste changes are experienced by many patients, and Sartan was... read more

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