Rajeev Saini, MD, FACP
Suryakant Z. Patel, M.D.
Christian Holcomb, MD
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How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolution

by Televox SuperUser on Friday, December 1, 2017 3:55 PM

The holidays are here, and we know that many will be getting ready to set resolutions for the New Year. Unfortunately, setting those resolutions is a lot easier than keeping them. Between work, family, friends, and all of life's commitments, it can be surprisingly and frustratingly difficult to follow through on resolutions, especially those related to health. As your dedicated team of physicians and internists in Fulton, NY, we at Northway Medical want to share a few tips for sticking to your New Year's Resolution – whether it's medical weight loss or learning to sew.

Losing Weight Over the Holidays

by Televox SuperUser on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:26 PM

That time of year is almost upon us, where we gather with friends and family for the holidays and to commemorate the year gone by. For most people, the main event at any holiday party, Thanksgiving through New Year's is the food! For people trying to lose weight over the holidays, all this food can be a bit overwhelming. Our team of doctors at Northway Medical Associates specializes in helping patients with weight loss in Fulton & Baldwinsville, NY and we know how hard it is to maintain your weight loss regime over the holidays. Unless you have an Iron will, chances are you’re going to give in at least a little over the holidays. To help you keep on the right track, here are a few tips on how to come out on the other side of the new year well on your way to weight loss.

How Often Should I Get A Physical?

by Televox SuperUser on Friday, October 13, 2017 2:50 PM

At Northway Medical Associates, we understand the importance of personalized preventative care. One of the most effective methods is seeing your doctor for an annual physical exam, also known simply as a “physical.” Regular visits can help spot potential problems before they get serious, and maintaining a steady relationship with your doctor will allow them to keep an eye on what’s going on with your health, especially if you have a health concern that requires consistent tracking. However, every patient is different, and there are multiple factors that affect your own schedule for a routine physical. Here are a few guidelines that we recommend our patients to follow.

How to Prevent Back Pain

by Televox SuperUser on Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:52 PM

Back pain is very common. In fact, 80% of people claim they have had or are currently experiencing back pain. Back pain can derive from many different causes and have many different forms of pain from long, dull aches to random sharp pains. The most common causes of back pain can vary too. Most commonly we see lower back pain from injury, strain, arthritis, and being overweight. In some cases, lower back pain is temporary and will last only two weeks or so. If you are experiencing lower back pain, there are things you can do to help alleviate your lower back pain, and the first step is visiting your doctors at Northway Medical Associates in Baldwinsville and Fulton NY. We can assess your lower back pain and help determine what your lower back pain is stemming from. In the meantime, we have gathered some ways to help prevent back pain and alleviate your back pain.

Understanding Heartburn

by Televox SuperUser on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:22 AM

Heartburn is experienced by over 60 million Americans monthly and can ruin a night out, keep us up at night, and be a painful nuisance throughout our day. For some people, heartburn is more common than others. For some it's a chronic issue that they have to deal with daily and can scar your esophagus, causing other, more serious conditions. If you have heartburn more than two times a week you may have GERD or Acid Reflux and should visit our family doctors office in Fulton and Baldwinsville, NY. Dr. Patel, Dr. Saini and Dr. Sapkota - Pandey can further talk to you about your symptoms and give you options to help with your heartburn. There are some things you can do on your own to help prevent your heartburn from happening, but before we go over what you can do to prevent heartburn let's discuss what is happening to better understand how to prevent heartburn.

Signs You Might Be Vitamin D Deficient & How To Change It

by Televox SuperUser on Monday, August 14, 2017 11:35 AM

Your body uses vitamin D to absorb calcium, help regulate your immune system, and vitamin D also plays a vital role in the life cycle of human cells. Vitamin D is so essential to the body it produces it on its own when exposed to the sun. This can be problematic for some people, in particular for people living in the northern hemisphere like here in Fulton and Baldwinsville, NY. As your local Baldwinsville NY family doctor, we feel it’s important we discuss how to tell if you might be vitamin D deficient as well as a few ways to help counter the effects of living in a region where you might aren't able to produce enough vitamin D.

Physicals

by Televox SuperUser on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:21 AM

Expert Family Doctor in Baldwinsville & Fulton, NY

Everyone deserves to live a healthy, happy life well into old age – and achieving that means taking proactive care of your body. At Northway Medical Associates, we're proud to be a family doctor to countless patients and families throughout the Fulton & Baldwinsville, NY areas, and we place a strong focus on preventative care to help treat problems before they get too serious. One of the most important parts of a preventive care regimen is regular physicals: these checkups help you and your Fulton doctor talk about your health, detect disease before it's serious, and create plans for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Tips for Healthy Sitting

by Televox SuperUser on Friday, June 30, 2017 1:24 PM

As more and more people work in the "knowledge economy," modern work is increasingly done at a desk. While that may be good for convenience, it can do a number on the body. The truth is that the human body simply isn't designed to sit in the same position for 8 hours a day, and over time, that sitting can have serious negative effects on everything from spinal alignment to the function of our internal organs. As a team of family doctors in Fulton, NY, Northway Medical Associates is committed to your health – so here are our tips for healthy sitting in the office.

Better Sleep, Better Me

by Televox SuperUser on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:02 AM

Nothing beats a good night sleep, and for good reason. Getting enough sleep is essential for our body to function and stay healthy. However, whether or not you get a full night of sleep is entirely up to you. From staying up late working to going out with friends until the early morning, we’ve all had those nights where we’ve woken up the next morning running on only 3 or 4 hours. While you may feel like that small amount of sleep is enough to get you through the day, not getting enough sleep can turn into a habit, which will be severely detrimental to your health in the long run.

How Alcohol Affects the Body from Head to Toe

by Televox SuperUser on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:52 AM

At Northway Medical Associates, it’s our aim to provide expert medical treatment and care to all patients in and around Fulton and Baldwinsville, NY. As your trusted Baldwinsville and Fulton primary care physician, we believe that it’s important to educate all our patients about the effects of alcohol on the body, especially since April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that men of legal drinking age don’t drink any more than two drinks per day and that non-pregnant women of legal drinking age don’t drink any more than one drink per day. If you happen to drink more than what these guidelines suggest on a regular basis, you’ll find that alcohol can affect many different parts of your body in harmful ways.

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