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An Open Letter to our Patients

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

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Therese Pasquier, CEO of Sound Family Medicine

Sound Family Medicine CEO Marks One Year On The Job

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

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Puyallup Clinic providers join Sound Family Medicine

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

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Can pneumonia shots help with COVID-19?

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.

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A Video ‘Journey’ with our 10th St. Crew

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

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Our Brand New Website

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

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Managing Asthma During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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Allergies, Cold, Flu, or COVID-19: How Can You Tell?

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

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Tracie Jefferson, PA-C on Healthy Weight Loss

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 

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Getting a Grip on Waist Management

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

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All Hands on Handwashing

Are Your Hands Clean? Hand washing is one of the simplest things we can do to stay healthy everyday. Experts agree that hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). When should you wash your

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When Can Antibiotics Be Used?

When Can Antibiotics Be Used?

When we’re sick, we want something to make us feel better as quickly as possible. And when someone you love is sick, we’ll do anything to help them feel better. Often, we think antibiotics are the answer and may become frustrated when our providers don’t

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How To Be Sun Safe This Summer

It’s finally summer in Washington! This means the sun is beginning to peek around the clouds to give us bright and sunny days. But with the extra sunshine, you may be more at risk for skin diseases caused by the sun. We’ve compiled expert tips

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Relay for Life 2019

Sometimes all it takes to make a difference is the willingness to go, and that’s exactly what Relay for Life participants did. This year’s East Pierce Relay for Life event took place on Saturday July 13th from noon to midnight at Sumner High School. Relay

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7 Things You Can Do with mySFM

In February 2018, we launched our brand new mySFM patient portal. This new portal gives our patients the opportunity to be in control of their healthcare from the comfort of their home. But did you know about all the cool services mySFM can provide for

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Meet Sound Family Medicine’s 2019 Scholarship Winners

Sound Family Medicine believes in caring for our patients and our community through all stages of life. We are thrilled to partner with five special high school seniors’ and their next steps in their education. Sound Family Medicine has awarded scholarships to local students pursuing

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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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