Brittany Merritt, MD/MPH

We all know life doesn’t slow down when you are pregnant. Weddings, funerals, and family reunions are all things many women and their partners don’t want to miss while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. One of the most frequent questions an OBGYN is asked both before and during pregnancy is “Can I travel?” Be sure to talk to your provider if you are traveling internationally during your pregnancy.

Published: 2018-04-13 18:47
Andrew Kramer, M.D., FACS

 WHAT IS A HERNIA?
A hernia is a hole in the fascia (gristle) of the abdominal wall. Hernias can be congenital (you are born with it) or acquired (occurring secondary to lifting or strenuous activity). Once a hernia develops, the hole in the fascia will not close on its own, and over time may become larger.

Published: 2017-06-26 18:47
Michael T. Stechison, MD, PhD

Q. What conditions do neurosurgeons treat?
A. Any structural disorder of the nervous system including the brain, the spine, and the peripheral nerves. This includes brain tumors, hemorrhages, trauma, fractures, blood vessel disorders, nerve and nerve root compression, disc herniations, vertebral fractures, nerve entrapments, just to list a few.

Published: 2017-12-13 11:47
Dr. Niraj Sharma

When your heart skips a beat, flutters or races away it could be the beginning of a serious rhythm called atrial fibrillation (Afib for short). Sometimes patients have no symptoms at all and are surprised when an EKG is done and shows Afib.

Published: 2017-11-15 18:47
By Fidias De Leon, Eastside Urgent Care Physician

Summer is coming to an end and most kids have headed back to school. It is time to switch the focus and start thinking about classes, sports, and after-school activities. As you begin your back-to-school preparations, and pick out your new clothes and backpacks, it is also a good idea to begin the school year off with new healthy habits for the kids and the entire family.

Published: 2017-09-01 18:47