Nominations Sought for Sylvia Evans Award
Each year our organization recognizes an outstanding woman from the region who has contributed to the health and well-being of area residents through her volunteer efforts. We also present a “Young Leader Award” to an outstanding young female high school student who has strengthened the community through her volunteer work. We’re soliciting nominations for both awards, and hope you’ll consider nominating a deserving someone you may know.
Any group or individual wishing to make a nomination may do so by sending a written description of the nominee’s contributions in this region, along with the nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address to: Coos County Family Health Services, Attn: Sylvia Evans Committee, 54 Willow Street, Berlin, NH 03570. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 12th.
Coos Eye Care Receives Award
Patty Couture, Chief Operating Officer of Coos County Family Health Services (right) presents Dr. Angelique Sawyer, OD, and the staff of Coos Eye Care, with the 2019 Family Health Community Service Award. Earlier this year, Dr. Sawyer and her staff offered a Diabetes Eye Clinic at their office in Berlin to help local residents monitor for vision impairing conditions that can be caused by Diabetes. The clinic was a part of a statewide initiative of the New Hampshire Optometric Association (NHOA) that joined local optometrists and community health centers to provide eye exams for people diagnosed with Diabetes who lack health insurance or who are underinsured.
Struggling with Opiate Misuse? Medication Assisted Treatment is Now Available for CCFHS Patients
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Health Risks of Vaping and E-Cigarette Use
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Family Health Welcomes Ahmad Rashid, DPM
New Podiatrist Joins Family Health
Gorham, NH - Coos Family Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Ahmad Rashid, DPM to its staff. Dr. Rashid is a Podiatrist who will see patients at our Gorham clinic. He will replace Dr. Madeleine Bedard-Ryan who will retire in April of this year after nearly three decades of service to residents of the Berlin-Gorham region.
Dr. Rashid is a graduate of the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, and recently completed a three year podiatric residency at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Rashid was raised in Massachusetts, enjoys many outdoor activities, and looks forward to becoming a member of the North Country community.
Dr. Rashid can assist patients with a wide variety of foot and ankle issues, and has received specialized training in the care of wounds. He will perform surgeries at Androscoggin Valley Hospital, and will also provide services to residents of the two nursing homes in our area.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rashid, contact Coos County Family Health Services at 603-466-2741
Family Health Welcomes Dr. Basem Elbrolosy
Coos County Family Health
is pleased to introduce
Basem Elbrolosy, MD
Dr. Elbrolosy, a Board Certified Family Medicine physician, joins our Gorham Office.
He studied medicine at Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt
and completed his Family Medicine Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.
His clinical interest is in Preventive Medicine.
For an appointment, please call 603-466-2741.
Meeting A Community's Dental Needs
“Photo by Cheryl Senter, courtesy of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.”
Coös Family Dental, on Berlin's Main Street, is open to anyone in the community who needs
care. The clinic is ﬁlling a need that is particularly acute in the North Country, where more than two in ten adults have not seen a dentist in the past ﬁve years, and very few dental practices are accepting new Medicaid patients.
BY LOIS R. SHEA, SENIOR WRITER AND CONTENT MANAGER | MARCH 12, 2019
Telehealth Program at CCFHS
Currently providing telehealth visits for adult endocrinology and nephrology as well as the following pediatric specialties through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth: gastrointestinal, endocrinology, urology, neurology, pulmonology, nephrology and child development
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