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PHN Breast Cancer Grant Programs

Published: Oct 4 2018 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Medicine Physicians Prevention | Tags:

Breast Cancer Awareness

For the past four years, Primary Health Network (PHN) has been awarded various grants through the Susan G. Komen Foundation, supporting breast health education and early breast cancer detection and support. Awarded funds have been used to assist Primary Health Network patients across Mercer, Lawrence, and Beaver County who are of the age to be […]


PHN Welcomes Dr. Jere Wagner

Published: May 17 2018 | Under: Health Health Administration Medicine Physicians | Tags:

Primary Health Network (PHN), announced the addition of Jere Wagner, MD to Shamokin Community Health Center. Dr. Wagner is a leading physician in the Shamokin community. Most recently, Dr. Wagner was an emergency care physician at Geisinger-Shamokin Community Hospital and has dedicated his career to increasing access to care for patients. He is looking forward […]


This Year’s Flu Season and Your Risk

Published: Jan 31 2018 | Under: General Health Lifestyle Medicine Physicians Prevention | Tags:

Recent news reports are saying that this year’s flu season hasn’t peaked yet, and the flu is widespread in every state except Hawaii. In some states, the number of flu cases may continue to rise over the next few weeks. What is making this year different, and should you be concerned? Each year different strains […]


New Blood Pressure Guidelines: Are You Affected?

Published: Jan 8 2018 | Under: General Health Medicine Physicians Prevention | Tags:

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently changed the official guidelines for diagnosing high blood pressure. These guidelines lower the definition of high blood pressure, which means that many more Americans will be both diagnosed with high blood pressure and treated with medication. That being said, it is still important to […]


PHN Physician Retiring from Obstetric Services

Published: Oct 25 2017 | Under: General Physicians | Tags:

Primary Health Network physician Dr. John Gallagher has been providing obstetric/gynecological care in the Shenango Valley for 30 years. Dr. Gallagher moved to the area in the 1980s to complete his Public Health Service commitment at the newly formed Primary Health Network (PHN), which began offering OB/GYN services in 1987. At the time, PHN consisted […]


Picky Eaters – Should You Be Concerned?

Published: Sep 7 2017 | Under: General Health Healthy Tips Lifestyle Nutrition Parenting Physicians | Tags:

Are you a parent of a picky eater? You are not alone! Parents all over the world struggle with the picky eating stage. PHN pediatrician Corinne Brooks, MD offers her advice in the first of a three-part series on child nutrition and food habits. What common concerns do you get from parents of picky eaters?As […]


Provider Spotlight – Courtney Slagle, PA-C

Published: Feb 8 2017 | Under: General Health Health Administration Physicians | Tags:

Certified physician assistant Courtney Slagle has been affiliated with Primary Health Network since September of 2012. She recently moved from our Hoffman Memorial Medical Center location in Clarion County to Autumn Street Health Center in Beaver County, where she provides family medicine services full-time.Courtney earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master of […]


PHN Provider Part Of Medical Team During Papal Visit

Published: Oct 12 2015 | Under: General Physicians | Tags: , , ,

Primary Health Network nurse practitioner Holly Messina, CRNP was recently given the opportunity of a lifetime as a healthcare provider: she was part of the medical team stationed in Philadelphia during the Pope’s visit to the United States. Several years ago Holly joined the Northwest Pennsylvania State Medical Assistance Team – 2 (NW SMAT 2), […]


Understanding Anxiety: Recognition & Management

Published: Oct 9 2015 | Under: General Health Physicians | Tags: , , , ,

Author: Diane Flick, LCSWWe all have fear. Fear is a normal emotional response to specific threats or danger. Anxiety related to fear, however, is a response to “possible” threats rather than something specific happening. Anxiety can be described as a fear that something bad may happen. People may get anxious or have anxiety about a […]


Reiki: The Beauty of Empowering Yourself

Published: Jul 7 2015 | Under: Health Physicians | Tags: , , ,

Reiki is a catalyst for relaxation. In this day and age, it seems impossible to unwind when life inevitably throws us curve balls. When we experience these unexpected circumstances, it takes a physical and emotional toll on our body.Let’s face it; stress will occur every day.  Whether you are at home taking care of your […]


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