A North Fulton Patient Chronicles His COVID-19 Experience

For Chip Burger, it started on March 11 with an innocent cough. No fever, no flu-like symptoms, just a dry, irritating cough that kept the active, 59-year-old project manager working from home.

COVID-19: Caring for Children

Just like adults, children may experience stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak. While handling strong emotions is a normal response to the crisis, parents and caregivers can play a vital role helping their children cope. With schools closed and more time at home, it’s important to keep your children healthy, feeling happy and engaged in school curriculum.

When It Comes to Your Health Every Second Counts

By Tara Gary
Have you or someone you know experienced the common symptoms of a heart attack—such as chest pain, pain in the left arm or shoulder, and shortness of breath? How about symptoms of stroke—such as numbness or the inability to move parts of the face, arm, or leg; slurred speech, confusion, headache with vomiting, or difficulty with vision?

Wellstar Is More than Healthcare—It’s PeopleCare

By Tara Gary
Wellstar has unveiled its new brand promise to provide “More than healthcare. PeopleCare.” Although it’s the “new brand promise,” I have found Wellstar has always provided “PeopleCare” based on the individuals I have had the pleasure of interviewing, who have been and continue to be Wellstar patients. Success comes from continuous improvement, no matter if some perceive perfection has already been obtained. Wellstar continues to strive to be better—even when the patients I’ve spoken to are overwhelmingly satisfied with the care they have received. The commonalities of their stories include “world class and personal care,” “they seem as an extension of family,” and “I can’t say enough good things about Wellstar.” My most recent Wellstar patient interview was no different.

Emergency Stroke Care, Back/Neck Pain Relief Are Close to Home

When a stroke strikes, minutes matter. Roswell-area residents are fortunate Wellstar North Fulton Hospital, a Primary Stroke Center (PSC), is close by. Being a certified PSC means strict standards, set by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, have been met. The PSC designation signifies excellence in stroke care, and better outcomes for stroke patients.

‘She’s a Walking Miracle’

Two-time breast cancer survivor Heidi Bohlmann was accustomed to successfully facing health challenges. But when stomach pain brought the Roswell resident to WellStar North Fulton Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), she faced her ultimate challenge: a torn small intestine, which led to a life-threatening infection.

WellStar Gives Back to the Community

By Tara Gary Your healthcare provider provides healthcare, right? That was my assumption. WellStar not only provides exceptional healthcare for you and your loved ones, they do what they do best, they listen to the needs of the communities they serve. Aside from the standard food and donation drives, this not-for-profit health system is constantly

WellStar Health System Introduces Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

By Tara Gary It’s reassuring to hear genuine excitement from physicians when a procedure becomes available to offer their patients. Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is a one-time radiation treatment used during a lumpectomy (removal of a breast tumor) that concentrates on the immediate area of tissue surrounding the tumor—sparing healthy tissue and organs. To continue

Get Heart Smart This Holiday Season

Ah, the holidays: that special time of year filled with family, friends, fun–and many chances to overeat. It’s easy to indulge in unhealthy foods during this season of celebration. But with a little planning, you can maintain heart-healthy eating habits and still enjoy yourself. Ahsan Achtchi, D.O., interventional cardiologist at WellStar Medical Group Cardiovascular Medicine

Exceptional Patient Experience at the Heart of WellStar Avalon Health Park

In an age where many tasks can be completed with the click of a button, why shouldn’t receiving high-quality healthcare services be convenient, too? People in Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton and surrounding communities who are looking for a one-stop shop for many types of medical services will be able to find it at WellStar Avalon Health