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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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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CWFM Residency Adds New Medical Educator

CWFM Residency Adds New Medical Educator

Gina Many joins residency team as Medical Educator YAKIMA, WA –Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, an extension of Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Gina Many, PhD, as its first medical educator. Dr. Many holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Exercise...

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Newsletter May 2017

Newsletter May 2017

This month 7 faculty will attended the Society for Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) annual spring meeting.  STFM is the academic organization for family medicine with nearly 5,000 members.  This will be the 50th anniversary with nearly 2000 attendees expected. The STFM annual meeting has folks from schools across the country – from the University of Washington to University of Minnesota, Harvard to Pikeville, to name just a few.  In that...

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