June Newsletter 2018

June Newsletter 2018

Celebration. Reflection. Meaning. We often wonder about our purpose, in life, at home, at work.  What impact do we have on the world?  One of my purposes here over the last 25 years has been to train new physicians for future generations.  Graduation this year marks a major milestone for the organization. This class is our 25th graduating class.  It all began with Jude Page in 1994.  The sole graduate marking our first year.  Over the next 20...

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May Newsletter 2018

May Newsletter 2018

What are we training new physicians to do?  What were you trained to do as nurse, medical assistance, or IT?  I can pretty much guarantee what you are doing now is different from what you were trained to do.  Yes, there are some similarities, but the jobs we perform in health care are quite different. 25 years ago we were training family medicine residents to write in paper charts, look up information in the library, and in the really...

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How to stave off weight gain this holiday season

How to stave off weight gain this holiday season

By: Ben Keggi, DO Let’s start with some nutrition basics and focus on one of the main ingredients that make up a typical holiday treat: carbohydrates. These are a necessary part of a healthy diet, but eating too much or the wrong kind can cause real health issues. Carbs come in two basic forms; simple and complex. Simple carbs come from things like sugar, starchy foods and white bread. When you eat something that contains a large amount of this...

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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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Kittitas County air quality and you

Kittitas County air quality and you

Written by Dr. Anna Elperin (Community Health of Central Washington, Ellensburg) Daily Record News In the United States, air quality is monitored under the federal government law known as Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors certain pollutants in the air and releases yearly reports. States have to maintain air quality within the mandates of “attainment” set forth by federal government. If the area of the state was...

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Physician’s Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss

Physician’s Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss

Close-ups: A Patients Perspective Original article found on http://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p185.html?cmpid=em_57776440_L9 Earlier this year, my doctor confirmed I was pregnant. I was very happy to tell my husband of eight years the news later that day. Healthy and active and in my mid-30s, I was pleased to have become pregnant for the first time so easily after stopping contraceptives. However, all of our dreams for this long-awaited child...

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