During this global health crisis, it’s important to continue to receive the care you need and seek immediate treatment for urgent and emergent conditions. Waiting too long to get care for some healthcare emergencies is a bigger risk than the chance of contracting COVID-19.
Caregivers at Overlake have been at the heart of this global health crisis since COVID-19 emerged in our region, supporting our community when it needs them most. Their commitment is an inspiration to us all.
In the current state of the world, parents can be nervous about taking their child to the doctor. As a result, vaccines and development screenings are being delayed. Overlake's Dr. Greg Maddox explains why it’s important not to skip these appointments.
Although colonoscopies get a bad rap, they aren’t as terrible as you might think. Overlake colorectal surgeons Preetha Ali, MD, and Ian White, MD, debunk common myths about these important cancer screening procedures.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a lot of stress at a lot of people very quickly—whether it's job security, worrying about being infected or affecting family members. Sleep experts Dr. Scott Bonvallet and Dr. Reuben Walia discuss the relationship between stress and sleep and ways you can improve your sleep health.
“What a positive experience it was to deliver at the Overlake Childbirth Center! My wife, Cheyenne, and I arrived for an induction on the morning of Sept. 2, 2020, and every interaction we had with the nurses, doctors and staff was amazing.”
This spring, Maher Al-Khoury underwent an innovative procedure to replace his aortic valve. In fact, Maher is one of only a handful of adults on the West Coast to undergo this procedure. Maher describes his experience and gratitude toward Overlake and his surgeon for their expertise and for offering this cutting-edge heart surgery.
"We had an amazing experience welcoming our first child at Overlake. From the nurses to the food, everything was top-notch. Everyone we encountered at the hospital helped create a warm and supportive environment."
"Baby Reny came into our lives by VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). My nurses respected my birth plan 100%. With the pandemic, I was anxious about delivering, but after seeing the nurses and how they worked, I felt at home. My time at Overlake was nothing less than a joyful and healing experience."
My birth was emotional and scary at times, but it was a beautiful process. All of the staff at Overlake were so nice and professional. Their smiles and kind words encouraged me so much. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate the staff and their caring souls.
"When we found out we were pregnant again, we had about a month of excitement before COVID-19 shut the world down. We faced endless uncertainties, except for one: We would be delivering our second baby at the Overlake Childbirth Center. We knew we would be receiving excellent care at a time it mattered most."
If the COVID-19 pandemic has you struggling to sleep well, you’re probably not alone. A recent study shows a 58% increase in internet searches about insomnia as the crisis drags on. This doesn’t come as a big surprise to Randip Singh, MD, board-certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at Overlake Clinics Sleep Medicine.
Childbirth is a deeply personal experience. There’s nothing more beautiful than the birth of a child, and no one will ever have the same birth story. Sammamish resident Amy Nanto shares her story of the day her daughter Nova was born.
Traffic jam, snow storm or COVID-19, no matter what’s going on in the world, babies still need a place to be born. And, although COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, expecting families can feel reassured they will receive top-notch care during the birth of their little one at the Overlake Childbirth Center.