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.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hancock Health has worked to adapt to the needs of our community to ensure we keep our patients and our associates safe as we make health possible for Hancock County and beyond each day. As the pandemic grew, we asked non-essential associates to stay home. Now we…Continue Reading.
You’re up too late at night or the crack of dawn one morning, so you’re scrolling through social media channels. There are bound to be posts from insomniacs, complaining about the inability to get a good night’s sleep. Or maybe it’s you who can’t get even six, let alone eight, straight …Continue Reading.
September 7, 2019, is a day Sherry Edon will never forget. That was the day Sherry, who works in nutritional services at Hancock Regional Hospital, received her Stage 0 breast cancer diagnosis — ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Within 30 minutes of Sherry’s initial mammogram, the staff at Jam…Continue Reading.