Elliot Health System Welcomes Four New Providers

Elliot Health System is proud to welcome four new providers to the health system. These providers bring a wide range of experience from thoracic surgery to primary care.   Rachel Gual, PA-C – Elliot Thoracic Surgery  Rachel Gual is a board-certified physician assistant with over two years of experience in vascular surgery. Rachel joins Elliot Health…

Social Anxiety and How to Manage It

Anxiety has been documented in the human species for centuries, with writings dating back as far as ancient Greece. Though uncomfortable, anxiety is not necessarily a “bad” emotion. It is normal in certain circumstances and even healthy at times. It can indicate when something isn’t right, guiding one away from an object, activity, or event…

9 Tips for Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

by Dr. W.D. Charmak   1. Light Therapy (Phototherapy): Expose yourself to bright light, particularly in the morning. Light therapy boxes mimic natural sunlight and can be an effective treatment for SAD. Be certain to follow lightbox directions. They are most effective when used in the first 30-45 minutes of waking from sleep and require 20-30 minutes of exposure. This…

The Vital Role of a Primary Care Provider (PCP) & How to Choose One: A Physician’s Perspective

by: Dr. Terry Buchanan, Medical Director of Advanced Primary Care of Southern New Hampshire Health Why (Most) Everyone Needs a PCP A primary care provider serves as the cornerstone of your health care. These physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are trained to provide comprehensive, holistic care that takes into account your medical history, lifestyle,…