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Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic

July 31, 2018 by Katie Brock


By Sean L’Huillier, F.N.P., North Country HealthCare We’ve seen the TV commercials and read the advertisements about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) that affects the liver and the recommendation to get tested for the disease, especially for those born between 1945 and 1965 (commonly known as baby boomers). But is there really a need to be concerned or are the advertisements just a way for drug companies to promote their products? Sean L’Huillier. F.N.P The truth is yes there is a reason to be aware and get tested. Hepatitis C has been called a silent epidemic because most people with Hepatitis …

Voluntary Recall of Trividia Glucometer Test Strips

August 2, 2016 by Katie Brock


Voluntary Recall of Trividia Glucometer Test Strips August 1, 2016 Dear patients, North Country HealthCare Pharmacy is committed to our patients’ health and well-being. We are sending this letter to inform you of a voluntary recall of glucometer test strips manufactured by Trividia. The recalled test strips were distributed in the United States and are from specific lots of TRUEread, TRUEbalance, TRUEtrack and TRUEtest. Trividia has determined that specific lots of blood glucose test strips, packaged between April and July of 2015, may have included vials that were not sealed correctly which can affect test strip performance. Trividia has stated …

Dr. Bansal Wins Preceptor of the Year

March 23, 2016 by Katie Brock


North Country HealthCare is proud to announce that Shipra Bansal, MD has won the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC) Preceptor of the Year award. The Preceptor of the Year award recognizes a preceptor who has excelled in the training of students and residents. The award recipient is best described as someone who has a sustained record of significant contributions to training in the role of preceptor and mentor and has a track record of having a positive influence on the future of healthcare clinicians. Dr. Shipra Bansal is an extremely dedicated preceptor and educator. Her passion for teaching …

NAIPTA & North Country Launch Dental Vanpool

February 19, 2016 by Katie Brock


North Country HealthCare is the first employer to sign up for the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority’s (NAIPTA) new commuter vanpool program, taking delivery of two vehicles this week. While an employee-initiated vanpool of pharmacists traveling between Flagstaff and the Winslow Indian Health Center has been going for a few months, this partnership with North Country marks the first time that a local employer has taken advantage of the cost-saving benefits of commuter vanpools to transport employees. NAIPTA launched the Mountain Line vanpool program last year with the goal of providing an alternative to the single-passenger vehicle for groups …

North Country Names New CEO

January 27, 2016 by Katie Brock


North Country HealthCare has named Anne Newland, MD, MPH as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to succeed Ann Roggenbuck, MPH, MBA, PhD.  A clinician leader for over 10 years, Dr. Newland brings a wealth of experience and education to her new leadership position. Anne Newland, MD, MPH is named North Country HealthCare’s new CEO A graduate of Barnard College, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Harvard School of Public Health, she demonstrates a career dedicated to underserved populations.  Working in the resource-limited and racially divided South, to the practice of frontier medicine on the Navajo Reservation, she understands the challenges …

HealthPartners, a New Approach to Health

January 1, 2016 by Katie Brock


“Too often, my patients do not have money to buy their medications, do not have the glasses they need to read the directions on their bottles or don’t have a way to keep themselves warm over the winter. Regardless of what I do in the exam room, these patients are unable to improve their health because of the social factors surrounding their lives,” says Dr. Shipra Bansal, a family physician at North Country HealthCare.  In fact, this is a concern that is being echoed across the country.  In a 2011 survey of primary care doctors across the US, the Robert …

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