Tag: Covid-19

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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10th St Team singing Don't Stop PPE-ing

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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Asthmatic woman using inhaler

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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All Hands on Handwashing

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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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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