Your Best Choice

Everyone wants to be healthy, but no one enjoys mulling over health plans and insurance models. PPO? HMO? It’s an alphabet headache! Yet the decisions you make will impact you and your family for years to come. When you choose a health plan, it’s just the first step on your path to good health. Make…
Read More

Healthcare Conundrum? Ask Kelly

Want to pick the perfect physician for you and your family? Kelly Rhoads-Poston is ready to help. Prior to joining NorthBay Healthcare 20 years ago as a marketing representative and health plan specialist, she worked in the insurance industry. She understands the complicated health insurance landscape and goes out of her way to help others…
Read More

Care Team Embraces 101-year-old

ABOVE: The care team for Gerald Simoni (center) includes his girlfriend, Jean Eldridge and NorthBay Center for Primary Care staff (left to right) Tammy Ingham, M.A., Victoria Satterwhite, M.A., and Ali Hassani, M.D.Mary Jameson remembers the first time Gerald Simoni called her. “He was 98 years old and he was taking a vitamin a day,…
Read More

Care ’til 8 Provides After-hour Expertise

It’s never fun for kids or adults to develop a high fever or to wrench a back muscle, but why does it always seem to happen on a Friday? Or late in the afternoon? If your physician isn’t available, does this mean a trip to an emergency room? NorthBay Healthcare has another solution: Care ’til…
Read More

Rave Reviews for Urgent Care

Since the day NorthBay Urgent Care opened at the Nut Tree Plaza in January, 2018, it has been garnering rave reviews from people who want immediate medical attention for non-life-threatening medical conditions, according to Mary Jameson, director of Women’s Health for NorthBay Healthcare. “We’ve been hearing that they love it for the convenient location and…
Read More

On the Road Again

Physicians Team Up to Get Officer Back on his Bike Tony Blencowe, 46, was doing the job he loves when he felt a pinch in his neck. The California Highway Patrol officer was on his motorcycle taking a quick glance over his left shoulder when he felt something snap. It was a motion he’d made…
Read More

Putting Women’s Health First

Women, busy holding down jobs and juggling family life, may be inclined to think of their own health last. NorthBay Healthcare aims to make it easy for them to put their personal health first.ABOVE: Stella Huang, M.D., (left) and Shanna Snow, M.D., know their female patients have their hands full with busy lives, so aim…
Read More

Catching Cancer Early Makes All the Difference

Sylvia Cole is intimately familiar with cancer’s randomness, its pain and the suffering it can cause. She survived a breast cancer diagnosis in 2006, but lost her father to liver cancer in 2004. She has had many family members, co-workers and friends touched by cancer, so she knows that when something isn’t “right,” you need…
Read More

Patients Love New Technology

Heart Failure? There’s an App to Prevent That! For Rio Vista resident Robie Williams, hospital stays were becoming a regular part of her life last fall. Every month, the symptoms of her heart failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) would flare and she would end up in the hospital where caregivers would work to…
Read More

Mayo Clinic Model Works at NorthBay

Inspiration Streamlines Spine Program NorthBay Healthcare’s collaboration with Mayo Clinic has paved the way for patient-friendly improvements in the NorthBay Spine Program. In November 2018 Edie Zusman, M.D., director of the NorthBay Center for Neuroscience, and Christopher Rumery, M.D., a specialist in pain management, visited the Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix location, leaving with copious notes and…
Read More

Sports Clinic a Hit

Since the dawn of civilization, humans have been playing sports, and while advances through time have made fitness and safety a priority, competitive sport still comes with certain risks of injury — no matter the age of the athlete. In fact, there were 8.6 million sports- and recreation-related injuries in the United States among people of all…
Read More

Specialties Abound at NorthBay

NorthBay offers an array of specialty care services, with experts on everything from cancer and diabetes to gastroenterology and rheumatology. Otolaryngology (Ear Nose Throat) For the first time this fall, NorthBay Healthcare will be able to offer ear, nose, throat and voice specialists —all under one roof. Moving into a third-floor suite in the Gateway Medical…
Read More