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  1. American Cancer Society Awards Sound Family Medicine

    American Cancer Society Awards Sound Family Medicine

    January 5, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Cancer has impacted our lives, the lives of our patients and likely you. Although we don’t always understand it or can treat it, we find hope in knowing we can fight it. Since 2000, Sound Family Medicine has participated in the American Cancer Society (ACS)’s largest fundraiser, Relay for Life. It started with a small, […]

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  2. Mumps: Tracie Jefferson Explains on KOMO News Radio

    Mumps: Tracie Jefferson Explains on KOMO News Radio

    January 4, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    In 2017, Washington state had over 400 confirmed cases of the mumps. Sound Family Medicine’s Tracie Jefferson, PA, spoke with KOMO News Radio’s “Health Talk” about what you need to know about prevention and treatment. Below is an audio clip as well as the transcript of the interview which aired February 12th, 2017. KOMO News Radio […]

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  3. Coping with Loss During the Holidays

    Coping with Loss During the Holidays

    December 15, 2017

    Posted By: SFM

    The best part of practicing in family medicine is getting to know our patient’s unique family dynamics, everyone’s personalities and witnessing your lives together. We get to share in moments of victory, and come alongside you during the times it seems as though defeat is inevitable. Many of you have laughed during your visits with […]

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  4. No Hungry Tummies this Thanksgiving

    No Hungry Tummies this Thanksgiving

    November 13, 2017

    Posted By: SFM

    Did you know that the Puyallup Food Bank serves more than 70,000 people each year with the 10 tons of food donated each week? That’s more than 1 million nutritious meals every year! These meals are made possible by generous neighbors in our communities and the kind hearts of people like the staff at Sound […]

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  5. Making a Change One Step at a Time

    Making a Change One Step at a Time

    September 1, 2017

    Posted By: SFM

    The sunshine created an incredible backdrop to Sound Family Medicine’s Summer Step Challenge this year. Our 3rd annual contest helped bring friendly competition into the workplace to inspire healthy activity . For 4-weeks, participants logged their daily steps and activities using Daily Endorphin, an online tool that syncs with activity tracking devices such as the […]

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  6. Meet our 2017 Scholarship Winners

    June 26, 2017

    Posted By: SFM

    2017 marks our 13th year awarding scholarships to future leaders in healthcare right here in our community. Our organization’s roots run deep in Puyallup and Bonney Lake which makes getting to know these local students even more special. Sound Family Medicine had the honor of awarding five $1,000 scholarships to local seniors this year. Criteria for […]

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  7. A Guide to Your Child’s Oral Health

    A Guide to Your Child’s Oral Health

    March 31, 2017

    Posted By: SFM

    Oral health is very important to your child’s overall wellness which is why Sound Family Medicine providers have partnered with Light Dental Studios to put the mouth back in family medicine care. Check out the guide below for what you need to know now to help your child begin a healthy oral health routine. Your Baby’s […]

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  8. New Sunrise Walk-In Clinic

    New Sunrise Walk-In Clinic

    March 21, 2017

    Posted By: SFM

    This spring, Sound Family Medicine will be increasing hours and adding another location for families to access walk-in care. This expansion will allow us to better deliver on our vision to increase access to quality healthcare within our communities. We believe providing fast and comprehensive walk-in care can reduce patient costs that would otherwise be more expensive seeking urgent care […]

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  9. NEW mySFM Patient Portal Debuts February 2018

    NEW mySFM Patient Portal Debuts February 2018

    February 1, 2017

    Posted By: SFM

    Sound Family Medicine understands that communication and access are essential in your relationship with your provider team. To help provide the best experience possible for you, we are launching a brand new patient portal this February. We can’t wait for you to see it! Our secure online patient portal gives you full access to: schedule appointments online […]

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  10. Oral Health Provides More Comprehensive Care for our Diabetic Patients

    Oral Health Provides More Comprehensive Care for our Diabetic Patients

    December 28, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    Earlier this year, Sound Family Medicine partnered with Qualis Health to pilot a new care management strategy to provide more comprehensive care for our diabetic patients. In partnership with Dr. Marc Aversa, Dr. Edward Pullen, Dr. Garrett Jeffery and our Sunrise location, we found that integrating oral health into our diabetic care planning had a […]

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  11. The Cold vs. the Flu: Dr. Aversa Explains on KOMO News Radio

    The Cold vs. the Flu: Dr. Aversa Explains on KOMO News Radio

    December 15, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    Sound Family Medicine’s Medical Director, Dr. Marc Aversa, helped answer the question that many of us tend to ask this time of the year – do I have the cold or the flu? In his interview during KOMO Radio’s “Health Talk” segment, he explained to listeners how to determine the difference and what to do […]

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  12. Golden Giving

    Golden Giving

    November 19, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    Sound Family Medicine has a tradition of coming together during the holidays to help support others who are in need and this year is proving to be no different. Over the last 2 weeks, staff and patients helped collect food and other necessities at each of our clinics. Boxes filled with peanut butter, canned soups, […]

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  13. What is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (ARNP)?

    What is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (ARNP)?

    November 14, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    Choosing a provider to partner with to make the most of your health is an important decision. We believe the relationship you have with your provider is one of the most important. At Sound Family Medicine we have a team of physicians, physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners who work with the same goal […]

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  14. We Go Pink for our Patients

    We Go Pink for our Patients

    October 12, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    The first Saturday in October is one that is outlined in pink on our calendar each year. We grab our tennis shoes and a friend and join a sea of pink to walk for loved ones affected by breast cancer. The Come Walk with Me 5k, hosted by the Good Samaritan Foundation, continues to bring our community together […]

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  15. New Patient Services Center Opens at Sound Family Medicine

    New Patient Services Center Opens at Sound Family Medicine

    October 10, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    We’re pleased to announce the grand opening of Sound Family Medicine’s new Patient Services Center! Located on the main floor at our Puyallup 10th Street (Hartland) clinic, this center is dedicated to our patients as we work to increase access to quality care in Pierce County. The intent of the Patient Services Center is to bring together comprehensive […]

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