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Introducing Hawthorn Medical Comprehensive Concussion Clinic

Sports Medicine specialist Chad Beattie, MD, has introduced a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of concussions. The Hawthorn Medical Comprehensive Concussion Clinic offers a wide array of resources to treat concussions, including medications, therapy and neuropsychology, and uses ImPACT, a computerized system that measures aspects of cognitive functioning. The clinic has a team of specialists. In addition to Dr. Beattie, a certified athletic trainer, our occupational, physical and speech therapists work with patients to safely get them back to work, school or sport. For information or appointment, call the Concussion Clinic hotline at 508-961-2900, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

New Bedford Wellness Initiative

Hawthorn Cardiologist Michael Rocha, MD, leads a monthly Wellness Walk at Buttonwood Park the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am. Meet at the Zoo entrance. The New Bedford Wellness Initiative was formed to raise health awareness and encourage physical activity. Check out their Facebook page for information about other upcoming events.

New facility being constructed at Faunce Corner campus

A new 126,700 square-foot, three story building is being constructed adjacent to the main Faunce Corner Road facility. It will house a women's center, pediatrics, internal medicine, orthopedics, a rehabilitation center, OB/GYN services, diagnostic imaging, a laboratory, and a walk-in urgent care center.

Hawthorn Medical welcomes physicians

Dilma Silva, MD
Internal Medicine
Paula Freedman, MD
Jennifer Crook, MD

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Shift workers, especially men, may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes a new study suggests. Also at risk are shift workers who don't work on a set schedule.

Those whose shifts moved around through different periods of the day were especially likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who worked normal office hours. The study found rotating shift work to be linked to a 42 percent greater risk for diabetes.

Those who must do shift work may want consult their doctor to monitor cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin levels. Doctors may also be able to prescribe sleep aids to help shift workers get the proper amount of sleep, even if that sleep comes during odd hours.
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Join Us August 6th to Learn About Concussions

Join Dr. Chad Beattie, a Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist to learn more about concussion prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Dr. Beattie will cover what a concussion is, why a 2nd concussion can be more dangerous, and they can or cannot be diagnosed.

The event will be at the Fairhaven High School Performing Arts Center from 6 - 8 p.m., on August 6th. The school is located at 12 Huttleston Avenue (Rt. 6) in Fairhaven, MA.
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Free Healthy Weight for Life Session

If you've been thinking about starting a healthier diet and lifestyle this summer, why not join us for a Healthy Weight for Life session?

Learn how this program can help you lose weight and keep it off. We've had great reviews from participants.

Find out about our regular free sessions by calling 508-996-3991 x2543 for information and to reserve.
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Hawthorn Medical Associates is pleased to welcome Nephrologist Patricia M. Myers-Gurevitch, MD, who has joined the group practice. She will see patients at 537 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Dr. Myers-Gurevitch provides specialty care for patients with disorders involving the kidneys including chronic kidney disease, acute kidney failure and hypertension. She has been involved in renal disease clinical research at New York Presbyterian Hospital Nephrology and Hypertension Division. Board certified in Internal Medicine, she is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians and the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr. Myers-Gurevitch graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and completed an Internal Medicine residency and a Nephrology fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell.
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Next Wellness Walk is Saturday, August 2nd

The next Wellness Walk is Saturday, August 2nd, at 10 a.m. Meet in front of the Buttonwood Park Zoo entrance.

Hawthorn Cardiologist Dr. Michael Rocha will lead participants on a two-mile walk around Buttonwood Park on the first Saturday of every month. Do the whole two miles or whatever you can at a pace that’s comfortable for you.
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