“Everybody is going to have a musculoskeletal problem at some point in their life,” said Dr. Clay Strong, orthopedic surgeon at Hancock Orthopedics. “Not everybody is going to have a heart attack. Not everybody is going to have a stroke. Everybody is going to have something that hurts that …Continue Reading.
Hancock Family Medicine’s newest physician Dr. Senaka Ratnayake witnessed the bonds between patients and their doctor firsthand while growing up with a father who ran his own family practice. “Given his profession, my father provided unique exposure and experiences,” Dr. Ratnayake said. “…Continue Reading.
From college dropout to pain management specialist, Aaron Nelson, D.O. is batting 1,000 in patient focus care. While Aaron Nelson, D.O. readily admits his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player were closer to (in his words) delusions, he ultimately knew he wanted to make a meaningful d…Continue Reading.
The hospital system can be a tricky network to navigate. But once you have a clear picture of your options, the various Hancock Health locations become manageable and reassuring. Last summer, we broke down a few common scenarios in which a patient should seek out the emergency room versus immedia…Continue Reading.
We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s not brain surgery” in reference to some comparatively simple task. While the complexities of neurosurgery are undeniable, there are many other physicians whose area of expertise proves nearly as complicated. For instance, did you know that 25% of your bone…Continue Reading.
“Quit smoking. Get a flu shot. I put those easily at the top of the list.” Hancock Family Medicine physician Dr. Matthew Surburg keeps it simple when discussing steps every man can take to stay healthy during Men’s Health Month and beyond. As a family physician, Dr. Surburg has a much longe…Continue Reading.
What are antibodies? How do they work? Why are they so important to understanding a virus and how it spreads? These are just a few of the questions we posed to oncologist and CEO of Hancock Physician Network, Dr. Julia Compton. “Antibodies are created by our immune system to help us fight bad t…Continue Reading.
Much has changed in the 21 years since Donna Zirkle’s physician found a lump during her annual breast exam. The diagnostic mammogram that followed came back negative. Fortunately, Donna’s doctor didn’t stop there. “Bless my doctor,” Donna said. “She called me back and said, ‘Donna, …Continue Reading.
At Hancock Family Medicine, making health possible is personal. Located in the heart of Greenfield, our physicians and associates are committed to getting to know each one of our patients and their medical histories. “Our staff and providers are friendly and smiling to our patients,” Dr. Scot…Continue Reading.
Our community is starting to look more like it did before fears about the coronavirus took over. Retail stores are open, restaurants are seating customers again, people are back in offices, and Hancock Health is almost completely back to business as usual. Day-to-day life is still different, thou…Continue Reading.