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Baby’s First Year Milestones

Your baby’s first year is a big one, both for you and for her! So what should you expect at each developmental stage from your newborn? Sound Family Medicine is here to help answer the tough questions about each stage and let you know what

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Why We Walk: Relay For Life

This year marks Sound Family Medicine’s 18th year participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, happening on July 20th. The relay is located at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium, right off of Sumner’s Main Street, and runs for 18 hours – from 6pm Friday night

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Soccer friends during soccer practice

Let’s Get Physical(s)!

Back to school is full of fun moments: school supply shopping, clothing sales, first day haircuts, and the annual sports physical. The fall season can be stressful but Sound Family Medicine is here to lighten the load and help you start September right. You can

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Sound Family Medicine doctors award five scholarship program

Introducing Our 2018 Scholarship Winners!

2018 is our 14th year awarding scholarships to Puyallup and Bonney Lake area high school seniors pursuing a career in healthcare. Sound Family Medicine has a 30 plus year history in this community, and we are thoroughly pleased to be able to award these five

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Patients Choice 2018 Awards

2018 Patients’ Choice Awards Announced

Millions of patients each year share their healthcare experiences in online communities, including vitals.com. For Vitals, these reviews are analyzed along with quality measures to recognize the top 5% of providers across the country. Not only do these reviews recognize outstanding patient care but they

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Chris Hugo Recognized with ACS Passion Award

American Cancer Society Awards Sound Family Medicine

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

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Tracie Jefferson interviewed on KOMO News Radio

Mumps: Tracie Jefferson Explains on KOMO News Radio

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

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Coping with loss during the holidays

Coping with Loss During the Holidays

by Tracie Jefferson, PA   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

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Bonney Lake walk-in clinic collects food donations for local food bank

No Hungry Tummies this Thanksgiving

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

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walk more one step at a time

Making a Change One Step at a Time

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

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Meet our 2017 Scholarship Winners

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

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Little girl is brushing teeth in bathroom

A Guide to Your Child’s Oral Health

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

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holiday food donations

Golden Giving

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

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breast cancer 5k

We Go Pink for our Patients

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

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Sound Family Medicine patient services center

New Patient Services Center Opens at Sound Family Medicine

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

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