November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

Each year I give an annual update to our medical staff.  I cover some of the highlights of our past year, and a preview of changes for next year. Here is a synopsis of what I’ll present. Our residency program is going strong, with full accreditation from the ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition.  At this point in time we have trained and graduated 148 physicians. One core areas of service include our inpatient family medicine service, which...

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Newsletter October 2017

Newsletter October 2017

Since September we’ve added Carlin Miller, DO; Caitlin Hill, MD; and Midhuna Papazian, MD.  Dr. Miller, one of our graduates, is working as a modern day generalist.  He provides services for Senior Care one day a week, and the remainder of his time he works in the clinic, teaching residents, and delivering obstetrical and medical care in the hospital.  He started in early September.   Dr.’s Hill and Papazian have recently finished high...

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Community health: A new approach to pain

By Andrew DeGiorgio Suppose you are one of the approximately 100 million Americans with chronic pain. You go to see your doctor and, in the course of the visit, he or she starts asking you questions about your mood, your sleep, and about whether you smoke. The doctor introduces you to a behavioral health professional to work on ways to cope with the anxiety that has been weighing on you in the last year. That same behavioralist wants to see you...

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September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter

Family Medicine Residents Contribute to the Community The second year medical residents recently completed a one-month Community Medicine rotation. This rotation focuses on resident community and cultural immersion in Central Washington to promote culturally-sensitive healthcare and community collaboration and activism. Part of the rotation experience included work on community improvement projects. Drs. Aldaw, Foster, Ish-Shalom and Turner...

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Newsletter Aug 2017

Newsletter Aug 2017

Service and Education.  All of us came through an educational system to end up where we are.  As a learner, we don’t often let our teachers know about their impact on us.  Last week I received a letter from a Peace Corps volunteer I met briefly in Togo, West Africa 4 years ago.  Now she is in medical school and wrote to let me know how that brief encounter led to a career change and entry into medical school. You all have these impactful...

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