Peak Health Blog

A Briefing on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak 2020

A Briefing on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak 2020

By Dr. Ken Dietrich, Chief Medical Officer at Summit Pacific Background On December 31, 2019 officials in Wuhan, China first reported a cluster of people suffering from pneumonia who worked together. The disease spread rapidly and on January 7, 2020 Chinese health authorities confirmed the infection was

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Measles (Rubeola) Briefing

Measles (Rubeola) Briefing

By Kaylyn Wayman, ARNP Given recent measles cases in Washington, we at Summit Pacific Medical Center thought it would be helpful to provide a brief overview on preventative measures as well as warning signs to be aware of as measles is a highly contagious disease.   Background:

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June is Medication Safety Month

June is Medication Safety Month

By Dr. Belinda Lear, Primary Care Provider at Summit Pacific Healthcare Clinic Medication safety is an important topic that we as providers and patients often overlook. While we often focus on why we should take medications, we need to be aware of the potential adverse effects from

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STD Awareness

STD Awareness

By Dr. John Rodakowski Sexually transmitted infections are caused either by bacteria or viruses that are transmitted from one person to the other, usually through sexual intercourse, though they can all be passed from a mother to her infant during childbirth and some can be transmitted through

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Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

By Kristi Eilers, RN, MSN, Care Coordinator We are going to talk about heart health to fit in with the month’s theme of love and Valentine’s Day! Your heart functions as the centerpiece of your circulation system. The heart works to pump blood to your body, delivering

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