As a local medical practice, it is important and right that we stand against racism for our employees, our patients and ourselves, but it is not enough. Each of us within our organization must take it personally. We are having internal conversations about race here
For the eighth year now, Sound Family Medicine has awarded scholarships to local high school students. All recipients are patients of Sound Family Medicine, and special consideration was given to those applicants planning to pursue a career in a healthcare-related field. This year we have
May 27 is Senior Health and Fitness Day, which reminds us that it’s a great time to talk about ways senior can stay fit, especially during the Stay At Home order when many of our normal fitness outlets are closed. First and foremost, stay safe.
Sound Family Medicine Community, When I thought of March, I looked forward to welcoming longer days, the arrival of blossoms, and spring break with the kids. However, as news of the first deaths from COVID-19 were reported, life rapidly began changing. As a provider, I
It’s been a busy first year for Sound Family Medicine CEO Therese Pasquier. To celebrate the occasion, we’re profiling Therese and her background that includes more than 25 years in healthcare and brings a global perspective to community care. An amazing journey Therese immigrated to
We can’t believe it’s been three months already since Dr. Gerald Duris, Dr. Mary Cyr, PA-C Adriana Zamora and their MA Ashley Washington all joined our Sound Family Medicine 10th St location after the closure of Dr. Duris’ Puyallup Clinic. A warm Sound Family welcome
Patients have reached out with questions about the pneumonia vaccine and COVID-19. They want to know, “can pneumonia shots help with COVID-19?” Spencer Fodczuk, PA-C in our Bonney Lake clinic, explains the potential impacts of the pneumococcal vaccines on COVID-19 in this short informative video.
Our 10th St. crew channeled their 1980s selves earlier this month in a parody video about clinic safety measures. Taking a song nearly everyone loves, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” 10th St. rocked it out as “Don’t Stop PPE-ing”. Watch the video here: A great morale
We’re happy to announce our website redesign. The new site features an updated layout and improved functionality, allowing you to access the information you need at home or on-the-go. Location and provider info You’ll find information on each clinic, including address, contact information, hours of
Asthma affects the airway and is usually caused by either inflammation or obstruction. Many patients are concerned about the effect of COVID-19 on asthma, which may further impact their breathing ability. One of the questions we’re often asked is, “How does my asthma affect being
The COVID-19 pandemic is going to have long-term impacts on family medicine in Puyallup and Bonney Lake and beyond. Our CEO Therese Pasquier was featured this week on a KIRO-TV news story that focused on the challenges the pandemic has posed to clinics like Sound
When you hear music, it’s a good idea to dance. At the end of a long week testing patients for COVID-19 and trying to constantly adapt office procedures in response to ever-changing protocols, Dr. Kevin Taggart started hearing music- Barry Manilow, to be specific. This
Diagnosing coughs and sniffles can be tricky. Is it a cold? Flu? Allergies? COVID-19? Joslyn Tapec, ARNP in our Bonney Lake clinic breaks down the different symptoms of coronavirus, flu, cold, and allergies in a simple video to help you determine what is ailing you
COVID-19 currently has not affected very many pregnant patients, but the case studies have shown that pregnant women who are infected have had mild to severe symptoms, similar to those relate to our community.
Tracie Jefferson, a PA-C in our Sunrise office, has been making news lately. Earlier this year, she was invited to speak on KOMO news radio in Seattle as part of a series of health talks. The talk, which covered healthy weight loss, was sponsored by
By: Brooke Douglas, R.D, C.D. www.NutritionAuthority.com Do you know your waist size? You should because it is one of the most accurate predictors of diabetes, heart attack and stroke. That’s because the build-up of fat cells around your middle produce chemicals that start low-grade inflammation