Mass General Endocrine Surgeon Dr. Roy Phitayakorn Joins Emerson Hospital


Massachusetts General Hospital endocrine surgeon Roy Phitayakorn, MD, recently joined Emerson Hospital and is accepting new patients.

Summer safety tips for avoiding heat stroke


Summertime’s high temperatures bring more than just an excuse to head to the beach. They can also lead a person’s body temperature to rise to dangerous levels, also known as heat stroke. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe from overheating this summer.

Get to Know: James Evans, MD


James Evans, MD, chief of the Emerson psychiatry department, is helping to bring mental health care into the primary care setting and planning several behavioral health initiatives.

Cardiologist Dr. Daniela Capriles Joins Emerson Hospital


Cardiologist Daniela Capriles, MD, FACC, recently joined Emerson Hospital and is accepting new patients. Dr. Capriles sees patients at her office located at 131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, John Cuming Building, Suite 640 in Concord.

In my own voice: Treating sleep apnea helped Ann Starr improve her quality of life


Ann Starr’s primary progressive multiple sclerosis, which is different from the more common form of MS and is characterized by relapses, has progressed slowly since she was diagnosed 15 years ago, but she lives with difficult symptoms, notably fatigue. In Gary Stanton, MD, a neurologist at Emerson, Ms. Starr found a physician who is helping her manage the disease in a way that she appreciates: mainly by searching for ways to address her symptoms.

Dr. Laura Doyon Becomes First Bariatric Surgeon in Massachusetts Certified in Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Medicine


Laura Doyon, MD, a board-certified bariatric surgeon who practices at Emerson Hospital’s Center for Weight Loss, has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is the first bariatric surgeon in the state of Massachusetts to be certified in both bariatric surgery and obesity medicine.

Specialized surgery employs new approaches, technology


Emerson Hospital's general surgeons and specialists are using new techniques, often supported by technology, and performing advanced procedures. In some cases, they perform under-utilized surgery that benefits patients.

Westford couple benefits from advanced cancer treatments


It’s difficult to watch a loved one be diagnosed with cancer. Don and Carol Gerard know what that is like. Each of them has endured cancer during the past few years, and they are grateful to have benefited from treatment advances that were not available a decade ago.

Paxman scalp cooling system helps cancer patients reduce hair loss


Patients receiving chemotherapy at our Naka Infusion Center have a new opportunity to reduce the amount of hair loss that is common during treatment. Emerson is pleased to offer the Paxman scalp cooling system, which works by lowering the temperature of the scalp immediately before, during and after chemotherapy. 

Emerson Hospital Awarded "A" Grade for Excellence in Patient Safety for 11th Consecutive Time


Emerson Hospital has again been honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Emerson has now earned eleven straight As for Safety since 2013. The results are available to the public and are designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.

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