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November 2017 Newsletter

Posted on November 2, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters, News, Program News

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 provides equal coverage to Regional and Memorial, as well as caring for our patient at KVH in...

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Community health: A new approach to pain

Posted on September 29, 2017 in Program News

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 back for pain classes to talk about biology and how we think about pain. In the meantime, you and...

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September 2017 Newsletter

Posted on September 5, 2017 in Monthly Newsletters, Program News

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 investigated differences in HPV vaccination rates at five WA clinics (Figure 1). Overall, vaccination...

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