Always Trauma-Ready

Trauma: Ready! CRUSH, CRASH, CRUNCH… Nobody plans to fall off a ladder, get bitten by a dog or be involved in a car crash. But the unexpected can happen, and when it does, a team of highly qualified, trauma-trained professionals are on standby 24/7 in NorthBay Healthcare’s two Emergency Departments. NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield…
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On the Road Again

Knee Replacement Gets Car Buff Back on the Road It wasn’t a midlife crisis that caused Donald Otis, 66, to buy a Jetstream Blue Metallic Chevy Corvette last year, he said, it was a retirement crisis. When Don retired after 40 years as a professional forester with the U.S. Forest Service he decided to make…
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Prep for Your Visit

Get the Most Out of Your Doctor Visit Whether you meet with your doctor once a year or once a month, you should aim to get the most out of every moment you have together. How can you make that happen? Good communication is essential. “Preparation and participation will help you have a successful doctor’s…
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Yes, Weight Matters

Obesity, a Growing Problem in Solano County There is no getting around it. Your weight and your health are connected. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 2 billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer health problems because of it. And the United States leads…
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Confused? Ask Kelly!

Health Care Conundrum? …Ask Kelly! Do you need help picking the perfect physician for you and your family? Kelly Rhoads-Poston has answers. Prior to joining NorthBay Healthcare 18 years ago as a marketing representative and health plan specialist, she worked in the insurance business. She understands the complicated insurance landscape and goes out of her…
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Pick the Right Physician

It’s Important to Pick the Right Physician When Shanaz Khambatta, D.O., started her family practice with NorthBay Healthcare in 2002, she was only the third doctor to join the organization’s Center for Primary Care facility in Vacaville. Today, she’s the medical director for the primary care division which includes more than 20 pediatricians, family practice…
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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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