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Excellence in Family Medicine

on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in Newsroom

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In recognition for excellence and commitment to medical student teaching, Dr. Geoff Richardson was recently awarded the 2013–2014 Outstanding Faculty Award by the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM).

December - Community Wellness

on Wednesday, 03 December 2014. Posted in Newsroom

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December is Cholesterol Awareness Month.

There are generally no symptoms of high cholesterol. Many people have never had their cholesterol checked, so they don't know they're at risk. A simple blood test can tell you your level.

All this month, we're providing special pricing for cholesterol and lipid screening:

  • Seven days a week, 8-5PM
  • No appointment necessary.
  • No eating 10 hours prior to Lipids Panel.
  • Questions? Ask us for details!

Visit the display table in the Clinic Lobby for more information about high cholesterol and how to prevent it. While there, pick up some cholesterol-friendly recipes for this holiday season.

November - Community Wellness

on Monday, 03 November 2014. Posted in Newsroom

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November is Smoking Cessation Month.

All this month, resources to quit smoking and a smoking fact sheet are conveniently located in Central Admitting and our Clinic Lobby.

Smokers are 25 times more likely to develop lung cancer. Don't become part of this statistic. Learn the tools and seek the help to quit smoking -- for good.

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 20th.

Flu Shot Clinics

Written by CMC on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. Posted in Newsroom

Special days this month.

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Stay well this season by getting your flu shot at a reduced cost.

• Tuesday, October 7  (9-noon)
• Thursday, October 9  (2-5pm)
• Thursday, October 16  (9-noon)
• Wednesday, October 22  (2-5pm)

Special pricing of $25 (cash or check only please) to be paid at time of service.
Traditional Medicare will be billed.

Please call your Family Practice Clinic for details: 509-548-3420

October - Community Wellness

on Monday, 29 September 2014. Posted in Newsroom

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Cascade Cares - For your good health.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All this month, we're offering state-of-the-art, digital mammograms at a dramatically reduced cost.

The chance of having breast cancer sometime during your life is 1 in 8.  Early detection is key to being a survivor. Make an appointment today, and experience comprehensive, compassionate and accredited care . . .

 

September - Community Wellness

on Thursday, 11 September 2014. Posted in Newsroom

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Cascade Cares - For your good health.

September is concussion awareness month. When it comes to your health, concussions are serious business. Do you know the signs and symptoms? Get the facts and learn more about what to do if you suspect you or your child has a concussion ...

August - Community Wellness

on Monday, 11 August 2014. Posted in Newsroom

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Cascade Cares - For your good health.

Through our Cascade Cares program, during the month of August, we're highlighting sports physicals and up-to-date immunizations. Read more about these topics and learn how you can benefit from special community rates ...

Cascade Cares

on Wednesday, 09 July 2014. Posted in Newsroom

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Helping to advance the health of our community, we've recently launched a new program called Cascade Cares.

Each month we'll highlight important topics such as Men’s/Women’s Health, Immunizations, and Concussion Awareness to benefit individuals and families of all ages.

Recognition for Patient Safety

on Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Posted in Newsroom

ACR-goldSeal-radiologyContinuing their achievements in patient-centered healthcare, Cascade Medical has once again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

“This is a great achievement”, said Scott Mitchell, Director of Radiology at Cascade Medical. “As we strive to always provide the best patient experience, our accreditation is just one more reason patients choose us for screening and diagnostic services.”

Run With The Doctor

on Thursday, 22 May 2014. Posted in Health Tips

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Cascade Medical is hosting “Run With The Doctor” during the month of June! This event is for anyone who would like to give running a try, or anyone who is currently a runner and may have some questions for a medical professional. We’ll meet every Wednesday in June outside the main entrance of Cascade Medical on Commercial Street at 6:00 p.m.

Outstanding Leadership Award

on Wednesday, 21 May 2014. Posted in Newsroom

louiseBolserLeavenworth’s own Louise Bolser, LPN, was recently named 2014 Ambulatory Care Nurse of the Year for North Central Washington. This award is presented once a year by the North Central Washington Nurseweek Committee, in recognition of an outstanding leader in the nursing profession.

Louise was presented with her award at the NCW Annual Recognition Banquet, held at the Wenatchee Conference Center on May 8, 2014.   The Nurse of the Year Award program was developed to recognize dedicated, compassionate, exemplary leaders in the nursing profession. A nurse may be nominated by peers, patients, health care providers, or members of the community.   Louise received multiple nominations.

 

Protect Your Knees from Pain and Strain!

Written by Joe Aponik, MPT, OCS, CMPT, ATC on Monday, 19 May 2014. Posted in Health Tips

3 Tips for a Better DOWNHILL Hiking, Walking or Running Experience

cmc-downhillRunning-1Enjoying (and staying fit) during spring and summer is about getting out to do what you love – pain free. Whether you're hiking up Icicle Ridge or walking the Ski Hill loop, your enjoyment is closely related to being able to hike, walk or run up and down hill. Welcome to the Upper Valley! ... (Lots of fun, but not much flat ground around here.)

So, how about those knees?

 

Here are some tips on preventing pain and strain while enjoying the Cascades:

 

1. Reduce Impact

Impact is the force that moves up the leg upon initial contact with the ground during each step. (THUD!) Since Force equals mass x acceleration, body weight and speed of descent are important variables, which affect impact. Plus, on a declining slope, you're likely to land on the rear of your heel, as compared to the moving up-slope, where you land on the toes and forefoot. Picture jumping up and down on your heels while barefoot (Ouch!) There's less opportunity to absorb impact through the foot and ankle when landing on your heels.

Appreciation for Many Years of Service

on Monday, 12 May 2014. Posted in Newsroom

johnDeliduka webOne of Cascade Medical’s long-tenured emergency physicians, Dr. John Deliduka, is retiring in May after 28 years of service. “It’s been a privilege to practice medicine at Cascade Medical,” said Dr. Deliduka. “People put faith in their doctors, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to take care of patients in the Upper Valley for so many years.”