Best Defense: Annual Exams

Benjamin Franklin advised us that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and this is particularly true when it comes to our health. Regular health exams and tests can spot problems before they start, or when the chances for treatment and cure are better. The first step toward living a longer, healthier…
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Thanks to Surgery, She’s Moving Again!

Karen Parrish and her husband, Jerry, always loved to be on the go. “We like to be out there and going here and there and everywhere,” said Jerry. “I’ll say,” quipped Karen. “We took 12 cruises in two years!” ABOVE: Karen Parrish says Dr. Andrew Brooks has been a huge supporter throughout her recovery. But…
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Relief from a Lifetime of Pain

The first time Kim Ponte suffered a whiplash injury, she was just 6 years old. “It was Christmas morning and my brother and I were in the back seat of the family car,” the 61-year-old Vacaville resident recalled. “We were rear-ended by a car that then also got rear-ended by another car. And then a…
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A Change of Heart

Yvonne Lindsey, 51, used to dread visits to her doctor at a local clinic. The Fairfield resident knew she was in for a scolding, along with directives she had no intention of following. But now she looks forward to visits every six months with her NorthBay Healthcare cardiologist, Milind Dhond, M.D., and a team of…
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Health Care Where and When You Need It

NorthBay Healthcare is Solano County’s only locally based, locally managed nonprofit health care organization. Our mission is to provide patients with the advanced care they need while remaining close to home. For a complete list of NorthBay Healthcare services, visit NorthBay.org/Directory. Service Directory Center for Primary Care, Vacaville/Care ’til 8 421 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville…
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NorthBay’s a Great Choice!

You may know that NorthBay Healthcare has a couple of hospitals—one in Fairfield and one in Vacaville. But did you realize it has an entire health care system as well, filled with primary care and specialty care services? Did you know that NorthBay employs more than 2,700 men and women and has numerous medical office…
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All About Access

Convenience in accessing care is a valuable consideration when choosing your health care provider. Accessing care where, when and how you want it is one way NorthBay Healthcare is making sure patients always come first. Here are some of the ways NorthBay can help: Care ’til 8 service is provided at our Center for Primary…
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Helping Leukemia Patient on His Journey

It was a mother’s worst nightmare: Your son has severe, flu-like symptoms and an uncontrolled nosebleed that, you learn, is the result of a life-threatening illness. You are new to the community and don’t know where to turn for care. ABOVE: NorthBay Healthcare’s highly trained oncology staff, including Carolyn Bailey, R.N., and James Long, M.D.,…
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A Hit with Patients, Parents

Casey Alvarez was only 2 months old when he got his first ear infection. “It was 2 a.m. and he was running a low-grade fever and tugging at his ear,” recalled mother Kryslyn, a phlebotomist at NorthBay Healthcare. “We’d just established as patients at NorthBay and hadn’t even seen a doctor yet. But it was…
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Patients Benefit from Mayo Clinic Care Network

NorthBay is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, helping our patients get answers to complex medical questions—and peace of mind—while staying close to home. The Mayo Clinic Care Network uses physician collaboration and technology to deliver a full spectrum of medical expertise, enhancing the care NorthBay can deliver on complex cases that…
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