How to stay well when traveling abroad
Avoid typhoid fever, traveler's diarrhea and more by learning what vaccines are needed and where to get them whether you're visiting relatives in a foreign country or planning a mission trip. C. David Bakken, M.D., a Board-Certified Immunologist and Infectious Diseases Specialist with NCH Medical Group, explains.
Primary Care Physician Joins NCH Medical Group
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome primary care physician, Margaret Fruhbauer, D.O. Dr. Fruhbauerhas an interest in diabetes management and sees patients at 15 S McHenry Rd in Buffalo Grove. Dr. Fruhbauer is a medical school graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine prior to her residency at Cook County […]
Family Medicine Physician joins NCH Medical Group
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome family physician, Agnieszka Skop, M.D. Dr. Skop is seeing patients of all ages at NCH’s 1051 W. Rand Road Primary Care location. Dr. Skop earned her medical degree from Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland. In June of 2008, she completed her […]
NCH Opens Buffalo Grove Outpatient Care Center
New Out Patient Care Center opens more opportunities for NCH and NorthShore communities Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is proud to announce on Sept. 9 the newly constructed Buffalo Grove Outpatient Care Center will open its doors to patients, providing a shared home for both NCH and eventually, NorthShore Medical Group clinicians. The four-story, 80,000-square-foot location […]
Answers to your COVID-19 questions
We are all becoming more knowledgeable about COVID-19 as the pandemic continues. But, of course, there are so many more questions – some we have answers to and some we will learn in time. Alan Loren, M.D., PhD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, and Guy Kochvar, M.D., an Infectious Disease Specialist, help answer some of our readers’ questions.
Know your numbers series – children
Our three-part series explores various patients – men, women and children – and the numbers that are considered healthy during routine screenings. Part III includes expert advice from NCH Medical Group Pediatrician Kristina Mitton, M.D., who focuses on the pediatric patient and what parents and kids need to know.
Know your numbers series – women
Visiting your primary care physician? Our three-part series explores various patients – men, women and children – and the numbers that are considered healthy during routine screenings. If you missed our first installment, see Part I – Men with NCH Medical Group Family Medicine Physician Arthur Hong, M.D.
Have a stronger backbone, literally
Many people suffer from back pain, neck pain, or pain that radiates down the side of the body into the leg. Dr. Benjamin Hasan, Medical Director of the NCH Back and Spine Clinic, explains three things you can do to keep your spine healthy and ways in which the NCH Back and Spine Clinic can help.
Tips on how to avoid an eye injury during sports play
Eye injuries can happen quickly, and their painful effects can last a lifetime. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, every year in the U.S. more than 40,000 people suffer from eye injuries while participating in sports or other recreational activities. About half of those injuries – 19,000, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics – were children treated in the emergency department.
Bad winter weather presents many risks
You don’t have to get an A in Environmental Science to know that Mother Nature has dished out some dangerous weather this season. From severe negative temperatures to freeze-thaw-freeze cycles, conditions have caused black ice, buckling roads, potholes and more. It can make getting from point A to point B at Harper a little more treacherous. Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) recommends exercising caution when driving and walking across campus.
Are we becoming more peanut allergic?
NCH Medical Group Allergist and Immunologist Newton Li, M.D. discusses peanut and tree nut allergies and reasons why we may becoming a more allergic population. Dr. Li has seen a growing number of patients who aren’t just allergic to peanuts, but also tree nuts.
Carpal tunnel syndrome: It’s not what you think
Orthopedic Hand Surgeon Michael Vender, M.D., on staff at NCH, has been in practice for over 30 years and annually performs about 125 carpal tunnel surgeries. We asked Dr. Vender some common questions about carpal tunnel syndrome, including misconceptions, symptoms and treatment.
Family Medicine physician joins Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group
Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) Medical Group is pleased to welcome Mukesh Kumar, M.D., a new family medicine physician who joined the NCH Medical Group staff on July 16. Dr. Kumar will be seeing patients at the new NCH Outpatient Care Center at Harper College, 1200 West Algonquin Rd., Building M, Palatine.
Oh, that aching back!
Although back pain is quite common in our society, there’s good news. There is a lot we can do to avoid pain and injury caused by poor mechanics, awkward posture, overexertion and repetitive motion. Dino Bolos, PT, an NCH Physical Therapist who helps patients with back pain, says practicing good body mechanics, including keeping a neutral spine (when all three curves of the spine are in good alignment) is essential to preventing injury.