Crouse Connects

Crouse isn’t just about healthcare. We’re about what we believe sets us apart: Carepassion™ .

We always say we’re not a ‘perfect’ hospital. But our physicians, nurses, providers and staff strive to listen to each patient and family member’s feelings and needs with the respect and dignity you deserve.

Our CrouseConnects blog is designed to talk about some of the ways we connect and do just that. How we work on achieving clinical advances that help us provide the best in patient care for our community and region. And how we try to tend to the “little things” — parking, getting around and dining, for example — to make anyone’s visit or stay at Crouse more welcoming and comfortable.

Category Archives: Crouse Physicians

Opioid Deaths in Syracuse On the Rise

>>  NEWS CHANNEL 9: WHY IS OPIOID USE & OVERDOES INCREASING: Tolani Ajagbe, MD, and Monika Taylor, MBA, LCSW, CASAC, Director Addiction Treatment Services >>   POST-STANDARD: OVERDOSE DEATHS IN SYRACUSE RISE BY 15% >>   YOUR CARE: SPECIAL EDITION ABOUT ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES   The COVID-19 pandemic has been the greatest public health crisis in the United States, with…

Read more

Memories from the Pandemic: An Interview with Viren Kaul, MD

MaryJo Kravec from Advance Media NY interviewed Crouse Health pulonary and critical care medicine physician Viren Kaul, MD, about his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank Advance Media for allowing us to share his story here, which appeared in the Sunday, July 11, 2021 “Healthcare Heroes” supplement to The Post-Standard. Responsibilities: I provide care…

Read more

Covid-19 Vaccination: Safe and the Right Thing to Do For Our Loved Ones and Our Nation

“This may be the generational moment of our lifetime that requires we all come together, trust one another and do the right thing.” As a minority person at Crouse Health, I have been inspired by the efforts of hospital leadership to advance issues related to diversity and inclusion. I’ve been particularly encouraged by efforts made…

Read more

Local Editor Reports on His Stroke Experience

>  Heart Attack or Stroke? Seek emergency care immediately: It’s Still Safe During Pandemic   The past six months have been the healthiest of my life. I started a regimen of walking three to four miles every day; I nearly eliminated alcohol consumption; and drastically increased eating fruits and vegetables, while reducing red meat. I…

Read more

Telehealth is Here to Stay

> TELEMEDICINE AT CROUSE MEDICAL PRACTICE Call it telehealth, telemedicine or virtual visits, one thing is clear: The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered how we connect, not only with each other, but with patients as well. What’s more, it’s here to stay. A recent survey of 1,300 physicians found that 90% of respondents were using…

Read more

Flu Shot: More Important Than Ever

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 are likely to spread this fall and winter. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death. Further, getting a flu vaccine can also preserve healthcare resources for the care of…

Read more

Return to CNY: From Crouse Junior Volunteer to Primary Care Doctor

The appointment of Christina Walton, DO, to the primary care provider team at Crouse Medical Practice is a homecoming of sorts for the young physician, who is welcoming new patients at our Manlius office. The Central New York native was a member of Crouse’s Choices program and Junior Volunteer corps during her years as a…

Read more

Staying Healthy in 2020: Fitness Simplified

by Paraskos Araouzos, MD The start of spring is typically the perfect time to begin forming healthy exercise habits. This year, we find ourselves in the unique situation of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, leading to the temporary closure of gyms and athletic clubs. Yet now, staying active is more important than ever…

Read more

Staying Healthy in 2020

Make an Appointment with Dr. Perry Last month, as we began the new year, I shared my top 10 tips for staying healthy in 2020. As the year progresses, I’ll focus on each of the ten tips to help you stay focused — and more healthy! 2020 Tip #1: Eat Healthy Although diet fads and…

Read more

The Top 10 Ways to Stay Healthy in 2020

There’s no magic pill to ensure good health. Yet there are steps we can take to be more proactive about our overall condition. Primary care physician Paraskos Araouzos, MD, a member of our Crouse Medical Practice team of providers, shares his top 10 ways to stay healthy and fit. “Preventive care is the best kind…

Read more

Paramedics Receive Advanced Critical Care Transport Training

Patients in small villages, towns and cities across upstate New York often require more intensive specialized care than their local healthcare facilities can provide. That’s why Crouse Health and American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance service are partnering to fill a critical need for the efficient transport of these patients to Crouse, while they are being…

Read more

Late Senator’s Death Puts Glioblastoma in the News

This past June, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 245 by unanimous consent, which set aside July 17 as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day” nationally (#GBMDay) to focus on GBM, the most common form of brain cancer.

Read more

From Cardiologist to Patient

What could, I, a practicing cardiologist at Crouse Health, possibly have in common with Howard Washington, a 20-year-old guard on the Syracuse University men’s basketball team? Three things, actually: We both suffered a stroke; had a heart defect that caused it; and were saved by the expertise of physicians and other providers at Crouse. Our…

Read more

Surgical Robot: Important Part of the OR Toolkit

Benjamin Sadowitz & a daVinci robot

While I watched a recent NBC news segment entitled “The da Vinci surgical robot: A medical breakthrough with risks for patients” with great interest, it reminded me of my days during college and medical school when I was learning the trade of painting and wall coverings. My mentor, Alex, was careful to show me all…

Read more

New Crouse Health Urologist Developing Pelvic Health Program

After lifetimes of menstruation and childbirth, most women are more stoic about their health problems. That’s according to Buffalo native Hadley Narins, MD, who brings expertise in women’s pelvic health to the subspecialty program in Female Urology and Pelvic Health she is leading at Crouse. Although many women remain resigned to having various “female conditions,”…

Read more