Well in the Sound

Firework Safety Tips 2021

The Fourth of July conjures up many images: hot dogs on the grill, friends and family dressed in red, white and blue, the neighborhood kids laughing and playing, and of course the annual fireworks display. But did you know, in 2015 alone, there were 11,900

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Do You Have the “Sitting Disease?”

Unless you are in the midst of a power-walk on the treadmill, chances are that you’re sitting down while reading this article. You probably spend more of your day sitting than you realize. How long is your commute? Do you use a computer to complete

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Close-up of bottles of COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine – Limited Supply

We have now received a limited supply of the Pfizer vaccine to provide to those who are qualified. To receive the vaccine, you must be eligible as determined by the Department of Health’s phase finder eligibility tool. Who is qualified to receive the vaccine? According

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Major Bradley Smith

Using COVID Data Modeling to Support Washington

Post update: As of March 2021, Bradley Smith PA-C has returned to Sound Family Medicine. The right data presented in an easy-to-comprehend manner drives important decisions. Our very own Bradley Smith, PA-C, in partnership with COVID Act Now (CAN), built a tool used by Washington’s decision makers during the current coronavirus pandemic.  

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Flu Shot Clinic Schedule Announced

Getting a flu shot is a smart way to protect yourself and your family from illness every year. With COVID-19 still present in our communities, staying healthy is more important than ever. That’s why we’re taking extra steps to make getting your flu shot as

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Woman and doctor

Finding a Family Planning Option that Fits

Family planning assistance is one of the most requested services for women in our community. Whether it’s to prevent pregnancy or to manage painful or heavy periods, breakouts or other health concerns, birth control has a surprisingly wide range of benefits. Birth control can work

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COVID-19 Testing Update

While evidence shows that preventive measures like handwashing and masking have helped to lower the rate, COVID-19 continues to be present in our community.  We’d like to share some statistics based on our experience in monitoring our community’s health during this pandemic. We can perform

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SFM in the Community

Celebrating 36 Years in the Community

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s certainly true. We’re proud to be celebrating 36 years as your neighbors and family medicine providers. Celebrating 36 years in Puyallup It doesn’t seem like that long ago when we opened our doors as South

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31st Ave New Logo

Notice anything different?

Drum roll, please…… Take a look at our new logo, designed to reflect your whole family. Why the change? Just like your family, our practice has grown and changed over the years. Our maternity focus has expanded to one that provides care for all ages.

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People wearing protective masks

Masks Matter. It’s Science.

Changing recommendations regarding masks have caused some confusion and some skepticism. In reality, much of the early recommendations on masks were actually based on availability rather than science. It was crucial that the available inventory of masks were held for first responders and medical teams.

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The Importance of Vaccination

Vaccines are a safe and vital tool to fight illnesses that cannot be treated any other way. In the video below, Dr. Marc Aversa, MD in our 10th St Clinic explains why keeping current on vaccines is more important than ever. Vaccines treat illnesses that

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Relay for life flags

Rocking a virtual Relay for Life

For years, we’ve been huge supporters of our local American Cancer Society Relay for Life . “This year ACS has decided to make the best of our social distance rules and continue to show our support for those that have been affected by cancer,” said

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COVID-19 Immunity Still Largely A Mystery

As we all get further into this pandemic, many patients are wondering, “can I get COVID-19 twice?” Tracie Jefferson, PA-C in our Sunrise office, answers this common question. Does having COVID-19 once provide you immunity? “There’s a lot we still don’t understand in terms of

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Homemade protective mask and pieces of cloth on a gray background.

Masks Make A Difference

The strongest evidence we have says that wearing a mask and practicing social distancing are the most effective things we can do to slow the spread of COVID-19. Masks now recommended by the CDC The CDC is now recommending wearing cloth face coverings in public

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Well-woman check up

Well, Well, Well

Annual check-ups are an essential part of adult health. Seeing your provider every year helps to guard against disease and chronic illness, allowing you to live on your terms. National Call Your Doctor Day, June 9 of this year, is a great time to do

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We Pledge to Listen and to Act

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

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SFM Announces Scholarship Winners for 2012

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

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Masks are required in our clinics and we recommend getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

We will not be writing letters for masks or vaccine exemptions. Thank you for understanding.

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