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Lifelong Health for Women

In honor of National Women’s Health Week (May 12 – 18), we talked to OB-GYN physicians Caroline Gibbons, M.D., (above, right) and Desiree Ashong Simon, M.D., MPH, (above, left) about how women can stay healthy throughout their lives. Women are known for burning the candle at both ends. What are your top tips for practicing self care?CG:

It’s Spring (Ah-choo!)

Ahh, spring in Atlanta. Or more appropriately, ah-choo! Though the dogwoods and daffodils are beautiful, the pollen can be a pain in the nose. According to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. But you don’t have to be one of them—there are ways to

STAT Lung Clinic Opens

Above: Celebrating the January opening of WellStar North Fulton Hospital’s STAT Lung Clinic are, from left: Mark McLaughlin, M.D., radiation oncologist; Carey Baumann, RN, lung cancer navigator at WellStar Kennestone Hospital; Theolyn Price, M.D., thoracic surgeon; Qin Zhang, M.D., medical oncologist; and Pam Plasket, RN, OCN, oncology navigator at WellStar North Fulton Hospital. When lung

State-of-the-Art Cardiac Care, Close to Home

WellStar North Fulton Hospital is the first in metro Atlanta to offer robotic-assisted coronary intervention using the Corindus CorPath system. Shown is the cockpit where the physician controls the robotic arm.

Q&A with Dr. Nandini Sunkireddy

Dr. Nandini Sunkireddy recently joined WellStar Medical Group Family Medicine. Her office is located in WellStar North Fulton Hospital’s campus and she’s accepting new patients. Dr. Sunkireddy is a Board Certified family doctor who enjoys spending time with her family in the North Fulton area. Where are you from?I am originally from India. I went

Young patients have a voice

Patient and Family Advisory Council diversifies A new face is bringing more energy to WellStar North Fulton Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). Her name is Katie McCroskey, she is 16 years old and has been working hard on different projects to help the council fulfill its mission to advise the hospital on matters

WellStar North Fulton Hospital opens new cath lab

Specialized cardiac care is available close to home WellStar North Fulton Hospital has opened its new cardiac catheterization lab where patients can receive specialized cardiac care without leaving the North Fulton area. A catheterization lab or cath lab is an examination room where doctors perform minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular

Lung Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in America. With over 155,000 deaths per year, lung cancer kills more people than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Lung cancer can be highly curable when found early, but it has been historically difficult to detect, that is until now. Research shows that screening using a

STAT Clinic: A One-Stop Approach for Breast Cancer Patients

STAT Clinic at WellStar North Fulton Hospital allows patients to fit many appointments into one A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating for patients and families, but in the midst of bad news the STAT Clinic at WellStar North Fulton Hospital can offer a hope and increased chances of beating the disease. Patients can expect

Mayo-trained Price Slices Into New Surgical Niche At WellStar

Dr. Theolyn Price is the new Director of Robotic Thoracic Surgery for the WellStar Health System. She has been recruited to build a robotic thoracic surgery program at WellStar North Fulton Hospital. She is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Price specializes in the treatment of lung, esophageal and chest wall disorders,