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The Importance of Dental Health in Children

May 1, 2022 by Jessica Gee


Regular dental visits are step one in keeping your child’s smile healthy. It’s never too early for kids to begin learning how to practice good dental hygiene habits. By developing consistent habits in the form of regular teeth brushing and flossing, eating nutritious foods and seeing a dentist on a regular basis, a child is much more likely to have a wonderful set of strong, healthy teeth throughout their life. Those who consistently invest in their dental health over the course of their lifetime are much more likely to enjoy a confident, attractive smile. Equally important, they’re also better able …

One-of-a-Kind Care: Staff Spotlight on Karen Holder, FNP

April 27, 2022 by Jessica Gee


Karen Holder, FNP, has been part of North Country HealthCare since its inception in 1991. At North Country HealthCare, we believe every person deserves easily accessible, quality healthcare delivered in an atmosphere of respect. Karen Holder, one of our family nurse practitioners, has been embodying this belief since our beginning. In the 30-plus years that Karen has been an integral part of the organization, she has served hundreds of patients with her special brand of compassionate care. Her passion for our mission and dedication to our patients are an inspiration to her teammates. It’s obvious to anyone who sees her …

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Primary Healthcare Provider

April 14, 2022 by Jessica Gee


Choosing the right provider for your family could mean a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship! If you’ve recently moved to a new area, or if you’re simply not satisfied with the healthcare you’re currently receiving, you may be thinking that finding a primary care physician before you become sick is a good idea. And indeed, it is! It’s always easier to ask the right questions and make good decisions regarding your healthcare when you’re feeling great. Waiting until you are sick to seek out a new provider may mean a delay in receiving the treatment and medication you need to get …

6 Common Questions About Preventive Care

March 15, 2022 by Jessica Gee


Nearly all health insurance plans, both public and private, cover preventive care at no cost. Preventive care is a top priority at North Country HealthCare due to its critical role in safeguarding a patient’s overall health. Routine wellness exams help identify health risk factors and allow for timely intervention. A wellness visit is key to combating most lifestyle-related conditions such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. To help you make the most of your health insurance, we answered six commonly-asked questions about preventive care and how it works. 1. Are wellness exams covered by insurance? Yes! Health plans are …

Community Health Director Amanda Guay Wins the 2022 ATHENA Award

February 18, 2022 by Jessica Gee


“My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” —General Montgomery, senior British Army Officer who served in the First and Second World Wars. Amanda Guay, MPH, is nominated for the ATHENA Award for her over 20 year commitment to public health. Amanda Guay, MPH, is the Community Health Director at North Country HealthCare, and she epitomizes the above quote. It is for her capacity and will to rally others to a common purpose, and her inspirational character, that she was named …

Understanding Your Insurance Plan

February 1, 2022 by Jessica Gee


Understanding your health insurance will help you take better care of yourself and your family. As many of us are still welcoming in 2022, it might mean you have new health insurance coverage for the new calendar year. Lots of employers who provide coverage for their employees will shop around for new plans year after year, to offer more benefits to their employees and to save money on the cost of insuring their staff. But sometimes a change in your insurance plan can be confusing, and that confusion can sometimes mean individuals are under-utilizing their insurance – not taking advantage …

Dr. Anne Newland on Arizona Physician Podcast

January 26, 2022 by Jessica Gee


North Country HealthCare CEO, Dr. Anne Newland, was recently featured on the podcast from Maricopa County Medical Society. North Country HealthCare CEO, Dr. Anne Newland was featured on the Arizona Physician Podcast published earlier this month. In the episode she talked about how COVID has affected communities in northern Arizona, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of telemedicine. She also provided insights on how primary care doctors can be an important pillar in the communities where they live and work. Read on below for a complete transcript of the interview with Dr. Newland, hosted by Taylor Pomeranz, Masters of …

Diabetes Care and Services at North Country HealthCare

December 21, 2021 by Jessica Gee


North Country HealthCare offers various classes and one-on-one care to those with diabetes. Diabetes care is a top priority at North Country HealthCare, considering its prevalence across the region and the country. To this end, our health center offers a comprehensive range of services to help manage, treat and prevent diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how our body turns food into energy. For those with diabetes, their body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should. When there isn’t enough insulin or cells …

Mobile Medical Unit Bringing Care to Mohave County

October 28, 2021 by Jessica Gee


Sprinter vans can be modified to contain an exam area in the back of mobile medical units like this one. Beginning last April North Country HealthCare started offering medical services in Mohave County on their mobile medical unit. The mobile medical unit, or MMU, is a Sprinter van that has been modified to serve as an exam room. The back of the van houses an exam chair and everything the provider and medical assistant need to complete a regular medical appointment. North Country HealthCare first began offering services through a mobile medical unit in 2012 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The mobile medical …

North Country HealthCare’s 2021 Cultural Competency Report

October 7, 2021 by Jessica Gee


One way to offer culturally-competent care is to train up new doctors in rural settings. As we head into the final months of 2021, North Country HealthCare is pleased to provide our 2021 Cultural Competency Report. The report provides insight into our cultural competency, diversity, equity and inclusion-related efforts for the prior year. It gives our employees, patients and community members a snapshot of where we have been, where we are now and what we have in store for the future. Here are some highlights from this year’s report. Outreach and community health and services Since its inception in 1991, …

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Choosing the right provider for your family could mean a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship! If you’ve recently moved to a new area, or if yo …

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