A Year of Collaboration

Mayo Clinic Care Network Gives Patients Choices In the year since NorthBay Healthcare became a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, urologist Herkanwal Khaira, M.D., has seen firsthand how the collaboration is providing peace of mind and strengthening his doctor-patient relationships. “If I have a patient and I tell him ‘You have prostate cancer…
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Massage for Healing

Massage Therapy Is Part of the Program NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness has launched a unique, treatment-based massage therapy program to promote healing and well-being for members and nonmembers alike. Headed by Director Krystal Newton, the highly experienced, specially trained team of therapists offers a wide array of massage types, from Swedish and deep-tissue massage, to sports…
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A Team Approach

HealthSpring Fitness: Not an Ordinary Gym NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness is Solano County’s only medical fitness center and membership is open to the public. But you don’t have to be a member to participate in Movement is Medicine. In this program, local physicians don’t just prescribe exercise as a form of medicine, but communicate with a…
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Roadmap for Recovery

Movement is Medicine Personalized Training Program Offers Roadmap for Recovery Three years ago, Suzanne Clark sat in her wheelchair at a Soroptimist International regional conference, waving her hands and smiling while club members danced around her during a friendly competition. This year, wheelchair-free, she taught her friends the steps and led the dance. Suzanne, 60,…
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Pumped Up by Treatment

Stroke Survivor Can Walk Again With a Cane Following a stroke four years ago, Antonio Perez, 35, couldn’t stand for long and could only walk a few steps with the aid of a walker. It wasn’t for lack of trying or physical therapy. It was the spasticity in the muscles of his right leg and…
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Shouldering a Replacement

Rancher Ready for Total Replacement Rancher Duncan McCormack III of Rio Vista, 65, knows a thing or two about joint replacement. In the past few years he has undergone a hip replacement, knee replacement, and is currently recovering from his second shoulder replacement surgery. More than 53,000 people undergo shoulder replacement surgeries each year in…
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Saving the Shattered

Bad Breaks, Great Outcomes What happens when bones aren’t just broken, they’re shattered? Crushed pelvises, high-energy fractures to the knee, elbow and ankle joints, and even pediatric fractures— these are severe injuries that require complex surgical repair by highly trained orthopedists using the most advanced surgical innovations. It wasn’t all that long ago these cases…
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W is for Waist Measurement

Numbers Can Predict Your Risks Michelle Katzaroff, D.O. Measuring your waist is a simple way to predict your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases. A large waist measurement can even predict a shorter life span. Studies have shown that abdominal obesity (the traditional apple shape, beer belly or “spare tire”) is much…
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Solano Diagnostics Imaging Brings PET/CT Scanner to Vacaville

Adrian Riggs, right, looks over the control room of the new PET/CT imaging system. A $1.8 million Toshiba Celesteion PET/CT imaging system is the centerpiece of Solano Diagnostics Imaging’s new location in the VacaValley Wellness Center. It is the only stationary PET/CT scanning equipment in Solano County, other than David Grant Medical Center at Travis…
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All The Right Moves

Physical, Occupational Therapy Relocation Brings More Space, Opportunities Physical Therapist Angela Williamson, far right, leads her patients through some basic motions during pool therapy at HealthSpring Fitness in the new VacaValley Wellness Center. Physical Therapist Angela Williamson steps into the warm water of the therapy pool at HealthSpring Fitness and greets the two patients she’ll…
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