Category: News & Trends

  1. 7 Things You Can Do with mySFM

    July 16, 2019

    Posted By: SFM

    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 you as a patient? Check out our list of 7 […]

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  2. What to Know About the Measles

    May 31, 2019

    Posted By: SFM

    Due to the recent measles outbreak in the Puget Sound and around Washington state, Sound Family Medicine wants to keep you and your family healthy and happy and avoid getting (or spreading) the measles. Here are the top things you need to know about the measles, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Measles is […]

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  3. Top Pinterest Boards For Busy Moms

    December 17, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Don’t you wish there was more time in the day? More time to sleep, more time to exercise, more time to eat healthy, more time for your family? Mom totally understands this concept and to help her out, we made a list of our favorite Pinterest boards to help out busy mamas. Speed Up that […]

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  4. Sound Family Medicine Voted “Best of 2018”

    August 21, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    This spring, our community submitted their nominations and cast a vote for their favorite local businesses in South Puget Sound as part of Showcase Magazine’s annual reader poll. Last week, an event took place at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Here, Showcase Magazine announced the winners in categories from services, cuisine, health, shopping, and […]

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  5. Dorothy and Chris Receive Soundie Awards for Excellence

    August 17, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    This past month we recognized two exceptional employees at Sound Family Medicine with our quarterly Soundies award! A Soundie is an award given for recognition of all the hard work and effort our staff puts in every day to give our patients the best care possible. To be nominated for a Soundie, a staff member […]

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  6. Sound Family Medicine By the Decades

    August 14, 2018

    Posted By: SFM

    Sound Family Medicine celebrates its 34th birthday this August, and to celebrate, we’re taking you back to the past to see how SFM has grown over the past three decades. We’re flashing back to our 4th, 14th, and 24th anniversary to give you a glimpse of how we’ve grown. 1988 – Four Years of South […]

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  7. NEW mySFM Patient Portal Debuts February 2018

    February 1, 2018

    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 called mySFM this February. We can’t wait for you to see it! Our secure online patient portal gives you full access to: schedule […]

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  8. 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. 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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  10. 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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  11. What is the Difference Between a Physician and Physician Assistant?

    October 5, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    The relationship you have with your provider is one of the most important. Here at Sound Family Medicine we have a team of physicians, physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners who work with the same goal in mind: to provide excellent, comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients. One of the most common questions […]

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  12. Chickenpox Vaccine Now Required for Washington High School Students

    March 21, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    Did you know that all Washington State high school students will be required to get the Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine? Starting this fall (2016-2017 school year), all students 9th through 12th grade will be required to have two doses of the vaccine before they begin school. Some of these students will already be prepared because in 2015, Washington […]

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  13. Vitals.com Announces 2015 Patient’s Choice Award Winners

    February 29, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    Last week vitals.com announced the winners of their 2015 Patient’s Choice Award. What makes this award so special is that it’s a recognition of top rated doctors based on millions of reviews and ratings collected by patients – only 5% of providers are named winners each year. Vitals.com states that the average top rated doctor […]

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  14. Phone System Update

    January 6, 2016

    Posted By: SFM

    As many of you have experienced, a recent update to our phone system has impacted our ability to assist our patients by phone in a reasonable manner. We understand that you depend on our team especially at times when you or your family member is feeling ill or needs help and are doing everything we […]

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  15. Darcie Baker Awarded Best of 2015

    October 14, 2015

    Posted By: SFM

    Each year, the Courier-Herald prepares the Best of the Plateau special section that features the best local businesses in the Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake and Sumner area as voted on by readers. Businesses and services from entertainment, food, schools, shopping and heathcare are nominated and then listed in the online survey for readers to vote. […]

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