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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Newsletter July 2017 – Where will they go?

Newsletter July 2017 –  Where will they go?

Where will they go? It was a pleasure to see many of you at our 24th graduation.  If you missed it, here is the scoop. After three years the 10 members of the class of 2017 will be going off on their own this month, after at least 11 years of schooling and training.  A quick fact:  this class passed a combined 14 board exams. Brad Dekorte – will be returning to his extended family in the Medford, OR. area.  His clinic will be in Grants...

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Tiffany Mark, MD

Tiffany Mark, MD

Medical School: American University of the Caribbean Philosophy of Care:  I wish to practice medicine as a true family doctor.  To be able to address each individual as the unique human that they are in the world, culture, and family that they live in.  I believe that to best treat a person is to address their health care needs as a whole person—mind, body, and spirit, in the world that they live in. Medical Interests:  To be a well...

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Ben Keggi, DO

Ben Keggi, DO

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University Philosophy of Care: Humility, honesty, humor, and whole person. Medical Interests: I’ve found myself to be passionate about non-opiate chronic pain management and have sought to learn as much about other options as possible. I also take management of type II diabetes very seriously. Time, empathy, and education can overcome almost any of the obstacles to a normal life presented by either of these...

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