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Primary Care Physician Nita Pant, MD will talk about the causes of congestive heart failure, what patients can do on their own to help prevent it, treatment options, and common medications used to treat it.

Beth Cronin, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Holy Family Hospital, will offer tips about meal planning, supermarket shopping, and snack choices.

Urologist Abdulrahman Babeir, MD will talk about the causes of incontinence in men and women, and available treatment options.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors are rated in the Top 10 Percent of physicians in their medical specialty in their geographic region, and considered physician leaders within their communities. Holy Family Hospital’s Top Doctors for 2017 are Orthopedic Surgeons Eric Arvidson, MD, Barry Bickley, MD, and Tahsin Ergin, MD; Urologist Steven Previte, MD; Plastic Surgeon George Chatson, MD; and Otolaryngologist Daryl Colden, MD.

Primary Care Physician Nita Pant, MD will talk about systolic and diastolic heart failure, explain what patients can do on their own to prevent it, and talk about medications used to treat heart failure.

Dr. Joseph Weinstein, a cardiologist, has been a practicing physician for nearly three decades. Steward’s first Chief Medical Officer, Justine Carr, recently retired, leaving a legacy of improvements at Holy Family Hospital that have benefitted Methuen and Haverhill area families. Dr. Weinstein is committed to continuing this progress.

Steward Health Care System, parent company of Holy Family Hospital, has been selected as one of six Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in Massachusetts to participate in MassHealth’s Pilot Medicaid ACO program. Through this pilot, Steward aims to increase care management and care coordination for Medicaid patients.

The 2016 Community Value Leadership Award is from nationally recognized data and consulting firm Cleverley + Associates, which first published its Community Value Index in 2004. It remains the most comprehensive index dedicated to hospital value assessment, examining ten measures within four performance areas – financial viability and plant reinvestment, hospital cost structure, hospital charge structure, and hospital quality performance.

Holy Family is the only hospital on the North Shore of Massachusetts offering Y-90 Radioembolization - localized and targeted radiation therapy that delivers a dose of radiation up to 40 times higher than conventional external beam therapy and only affects the liver tumor itself. Healthy liver tissue remains unaffected.

Low-Dose CT uses state-of-the-art computed tomography to find lung cancer before there are symptoms. The detailed pictures detect potentially treatable lung cancers that are often too small to be detected with an x-ray. When lung cancer is detected at an early stage, success rates for treating the disease are much higher.