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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Screening for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Screening for Breast Cancer

By Dr. Shawn Andrews, Primary Care Medical Director and Primary Care Provider Since the development of the first breast cancer screening equipment in 1965, much progress has been made, including improved quality of images, reduction of radiation exposure and improved patient experience. New mammography technology means that

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September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

By Dr. Justin Taylor, ND When Ray Kroc took over McDonald’s in 1954, it is doubtful that he had any idea of how the concept he was sensationalizing would be the start of the Nation’s worst health crisis. The concept of fast and delicious became the focus

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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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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Joseph Kohn, ARNP Same Day Clinic Provider For many of us, this time of year is the start of “activity season.” The weather is finally warming up and drying out, at least partly. The month of May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which means it

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Meet Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Nicole Taylor

Dr. Nicole Taylor is a naturopathic physician providing family medicine to people of all ages with a focus in women’s health, from adolescence through and beyond menopause. She is available at both Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma, or at our McCleary Healthcare Clinic. Call 360-346-2222 today

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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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March is Colorectal Cancer Screening & Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Screening & Awareness Month

By Bonnie McReynolds, ARNP Happy March! A time to celebrate daffodils, longer daylight and colorectal cancer screening. Yes, colorectal cancer screening is something to be celebrated! Worldwide, colon cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in women and third most common in men. In the United

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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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Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

By Tanya Weber, RN, Care Coordinator In honor of Cervical Health Awareness Month, we would like to share some women’s health reminders. All women are at risk for cervical cancer although it occurs most often in women over 30. Each year 12,000 women in the US are

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December is Stress Management Month

December is Stress Management Month

Submitted by Matthew Rosales, RN, MSN When it comes to the holidays we always think of family, friends, fun and of course, food. For many people, the holidays can often be a stressful time. Stress in small amounts can be a good thing as it motivates you

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Upcoming Events

Nov
28
Wed
all-day Summit Fights Hunger @ Summit Pacific Medical Center
Summit Fights Hunger @ Summit Pacific Medical Center
Nov 28 – Dec 18 all-day
Summit Fights Hunger @ Summit Pacific Medical Center | Elma | Washington | United States
Help Summit Fight Hunger: Holiday Meal Packs November 27 – December 17th, 2018 The team at Summit Pacific is selling Holiday Meal Packs for donation to local families in need and YOU can help! Learn More
Jan
25
Fri
12:00 PM Wellness Center Grand Opening & ... @ Summit Pacific Wellness Center
Wellness Center Grand Opening & ... @ Summit Pacific Wellness Center
Jan 25 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Please join us as we gather to introduce our much anticipated Wellness Center to the Grays Harbor community! Be there at NOON for the official Ribbon Cutting, then we’ll open the doors to the community for a celebration and facility tours. Music, food and fun – you
Oct
5
Sat
8:30 AM 12th Annual Celebrity Golf Tourn... @ Salish Cliffs Golf Club
12th Annual Celebrity Golf Tourn... @ Salish Cliffs Golf Club
Oct 5 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
12th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament @ Salish Cliffs Golf Club | Shelton | Washington | United States
Celebrity Golf Tournament Friday, May 10, 8:30 AM — 4:30 PM at the Salish Cliffs Golf Club Don’t miss Summit Pacific Medical Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser with 100% of proceeds benefiting Summit Pacific Medical Center. Learn More

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