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BVHS medical services rep

Named associate of the year

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has named Lisa Wetherill, medical staff services representative, the BVHS Associate of the Year and has nominated her for the Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award, presented by the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA).

Weekend doctor: Harmful effects of marijuana use

During pregnancy and breastfeeding

By Jennifer Hohman, MD
Bluffton Hospital
It is common knowledge that smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol can be harmful for an unborn baby. Unfortunately, many people do not realize how dangerous marijuana use can be to a pregnant mother and her baby as well.

Although marijuana is now legal in many states, it does not mean it is safe to use during pregnancy.

Weekend doctor: Seasonal allergies

A month-by-month guide

By Amber Patterson, MD
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio
Seasonal allergies often get lumped into one category. However, each season has its own unique allergens. Follow the guide below to see which months you can expect to see a flare up of which allergens.

Spring: February - May

Sports medicine experience from Duke and OSU to Bluffton Hospital

Dr. James Davidson, M.D., has Wednesday afternoon clinics in Bluffton

Dr. James Davidson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, says he treat patients as if they are a member of his family.

“My approach is non-surgical, first. If that fails, then try surgery,” he said, during a conversation in the Bluffton Hospital Clinic earlier this week.

Dr. Davidson is a partner in Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Findlay. He sees patients in Bluffton on Wednesday afternoons.

BVHS Service of Remembrance held April 28

The eighteenth annual Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Findlay, 2230 S. Main St., Findlay. 

This interfaith memorial service will honor BVHS patients and residents who passed away in 2018. All are welcome to attend the service, which will be followed by a reception.

Weekend doctor: Hemorrhoids

By Douglas Yoder, MD
Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio
Health care providers frequently see patients who have noticed they have passed blood into the toilet. It can be surprising and distressing, but many people are not concerned and blame the bleeding on hemorrhoids.