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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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The Importance of Vaccination

Vaccines are a safe and vital tool to fight illnesses that cannot be treated any other way. In the video below, Dr. Marc Aversa, MD in our 10th St Clinic explains why keeping current on vaccines is more important than ever. Vaccines treat illnesses that

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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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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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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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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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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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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 of

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Courier Herald Award for Darcie Adams

Darcie Baker Awarded Best of 2015

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

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We will not be writing letters for masks or vaccine exemptions. Thank you for understanding.

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