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.
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
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
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
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.
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
When you hear music, it’s a good idea to dance. At the end of a long week testing patients for COVID-19 and trying to constantly adapt office procedures in response to ever-changing protocols, Dr. Kevin Taggart started hearing music- Barry Manilow, to be specific. This
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
COVID-19 currently has not affected very many pregnant patients, but the case studies have shown that pregnant women who are infected have had mild to severe symptoms, similar to those relate to our community.
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
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
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
Sound Family Medicine’s Medical Director, Dr. Marc Aversa, helped answer the question that many of us tend to ask this time of the year – do I have the cold or the flu? In his interview during KOMO Radio’s “Health Talk” segment, he explained to
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, 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