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Safety Corner--Sun Safe According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in North America. The main cause? The sun’s dangerous rays. Here’s some advice to keep you sun safe. Apply sunscreen 15 to 30 minutes before you go outside. Best bet: Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30. Use a generous amount of sunscreen – dermatologists recommend “1 ounce, enough to fill a shot glass.” Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours and after sweating or swimming, as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology. Check if any medications you are taking cause sensitivity to the sun. Wear specially treated clothing and sunglasses to protect against UVA and UVB rays.

MMH offers a free skin screening clinic the third Tuesday of each month. for an appointment, please call MMH Surgical Group at 315-769-4656.

Skin Screening

Newsletter: Focus on Health

In this issue:

Ammar Kafa, MD, Family Medicine

Dr. Kafa and Dr. Christensen, are members of the MMH Medical Staff and has opened a practice, MMH Medical Group, into the new MMH Medical Office Building, 181 Maple Street, Massena.

Dr. Kafa is American Board Certified  in Family Medicine. He welcomes new patients and referrals for all your family’s medical needs.

General medical care for your family’s needs, Family health services; preventive and acute care, immunizations, uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes and depression and Bipolar disorder.

Janki Shah, MD, Internal Medicine

Dr. Shah is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She welcomes new patients and referrals for all your medical needs.
General medical care for adults (18+);  preventive and acute care to include immunizations.
Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hyperlipidemia , hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

Welcoming new patients and most insurances. To make an appointment with either physician, please call: (315)769-4704
MMH Medical Office Building, 181 Maple Street, Massena

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Health Alerts

Women are doing more today than ever. So where do more women turn for women’s health?  Right here…

North Country Women’s Health

Casey Medical Building, located behind Massena Memorial Hospital


Barbara Hillis, Certified Nurse Midwife and Dr. Anna Beresnev, OB/GYN


Dr Emmanuel Nwogu, OB/GYN




To transfer your records or schedule an appointment. Please call ...


  • Offering Midwife services
  • High Risk OB/3D sonograms
  • Infertility evaluation & treatment
  • Contraception, including permanent sterilization
  • Micro-invasive surgery (hysteroscopy and laparoscopic)
  • Pelvic floor reconstruction/pelvic floor prolapsed evaluation and treatment (medical & surgical)
  • Abnormal PAP smears, colposcopy and cone biopsy
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding and all spectrum of GYN problems
  • Menopause treatment and evaluation



Here what a few comments from our patient surveys...


A patient from Massachuetts said "I had an amazing stay at this hospital and everyone made him feel comfortable at Massena Memorial Hospital."

"I was treated excellently. My highest recommendations. Thank you for the excellent

care."  ER and Inpatient 

"I was very pleased with my outpatient surgery. The two Anesthesiology members, surgical team, post operative care and surgical floor care were the best! The Anesthesiologist even came to my room later that day to check on me..."  Surgical Patient 

"I have always had the best care in our hospital. Absolutely no complaints."   Inpatient 

During my hospital stay, how often did doctors treat you with courtesy and respect?  "Always...100% of the time. He is the best! It was excellent for my second knee replacement and I felt very at ease doing it with your hospital again."  Surgical Patient 


- names withheld for patient confidentiality