The Everett Clinic, part of OptumCare, has once again been honored with top awards from APG’s 2019 Standards of Excellence™ survey. APG, formerly known as CAPG, is the nation’s leading association for physician groups focused on coordinated care. Read more about The Everett Clinic Earns America’s Physician Groups (APG) Standards of Excellence™ Elite Honors
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The Herald reports on the early release of this year's flu vaccination. Everett Clinic Walk-In Clinic physician and Flu doctor, Yuan Po Tu, MD, contributes:
The vaccine-induced immunity can wane over time and lower defenses toward the end of the flu season.
EVERETT — Halloween candy and flu shots are already being peddled by some stores.
You might want to resist the temptation. Not for the candy — for the shot. Read more about In the news: Flu shots are here but some docs say "it's too early"
As a patient of The Everett Clinic, you have a unique perspective on the care you receive from our providers. Through your voice, we would like to recognize some of our outstanding providers.
Share with us a time when your provider went above and beyond, how they have been meaningful in your life or how your life has improved through the care of your provider. We would like to honor them.
Deadline for submission is Monday, September 9.
Dave Lauer was overcome with emotion when he first saw the portrait of his late father. It was an image he hadn’t seen in more than 10 years.
“When I saw it, I lost it right there,” he said. “It was such an emotional moment.” Read more about Son reunited with portrait of late father, first TEC specialist
Dr. Rick Thurmer is on the verge of history. The only thing standing in his way is K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, also called Savage Mountain for its degree of difficulty to summit.
Reaching the top of K2 will mean Thurmer, a Walk-In Clinic physician and experienced mountaineer, will become only the third known person in history to climb the highest and second-highest mountains on all seven continents. Read more about TEC Physician takes on K2, hopes to climb into history
As a child, Dr. Katherine Hurd knew medicine was her calling after watching a slideshow from her aunt’s mission trip to Uganda. Each picture showed her a beautiful world in need and she felt the pull to respond.
“From that moment on, I was drawn to medicine and medical missions,” she said.
Years later, after completing medical school at the University of Washington, Hurd took a job with a non-profit in Uganda conducting malaria research. Her childhood dream became reality. Read more about Spotlight: Katherine Hurd, MD
As of June 19, 2019, The Everett Clinic has combined with Optum and is now part of its OptumCare division. Optum, an information and health-services provider, is part of UnitedHealth Group.
This combination brings together two leading medical groups deeply committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, coordinated, high-quality care with a great patient experience.
We know you may have questions about this change and we hope that we can provide some clarity. Read more about Optum Transaction Update
- DaVita Medical Group’s high-quality practices in California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Washington are now part of OptumCare
- Combination will improve care quality and patient experiences and lower costs for 16 million people; and serve more than 80 health plans
A major injury like a torn rotator cuff, broken bone, or damaged tendon can be life-altering. Our goal at The Everett Clinic is to make the recovery as easy and supportive as possible.
“What really differentiates us is our collaborative, integrated approach. Our doctors, physical therapists and nurses all work together for our patients,” said Theresa Amick, Orthopedics Operations Director. “We are really a one-stop-shop for patients.” Read more about Orthopedics: A team approach to care
The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), a coalition of visionary medical groups and health systems dedicated to advancing multi-specialty medical group physician practices, has added Alka Atal-Barrio, M.D. M.M.M., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Read more about In the News: Council of Accountable Physician Practices Elects Alka Atal-Barrio, M.D., to board
The Everett Clinic is proud to welcome the following new providers to our primary and specialty care teams. They are pleased to welcome you to their practice and provide your care.
Diana Bartlett, ARNP
Tristan Boy, ARNP
Chi Gan, MD
Family Medicine, Eastside Read more about Welcome new Everett Clinic providers
For more than three decades, Dr. Kristen Wyrick’s family has trusted The Everett Clinic to take care of all their health needs.
“The Everett Clinic has always taken care of my family,” she said. “My dad has only had three doctors in his 30 years there.” Read more about Smokey Point Family Medicine Physician Dr. Kristen Wyrick
Childhood immunizations are critical for the health of our communities. Thanks to our teammates’ commitment and hard work, The Everett Clinic is once again being recognized by the Washington State Department of Health for our immunization efforts.
The awards given to a dozen of our locations are part of Immunize WA, a program that recognizes clinics throughout the state that immunized 70 percent or higher of their child and adolescent patient populations. Read more about Immunize WA recognizes The Everett Clinic
The Everett Clinic partnered with The DAISY Foundation to honor our nurses for the extraordinary, compassionate care they deliver to our patients. We are pleased to announce Shannon Van De Plasch, RN, from The Everett Clinic Orthopedics team as our first DAISY Award winner. She was nominated for her consistent excellence, extraordinary care and diligent compassion for our patients. Read more about Congratulations to Shannon Van De Plasch, RN, our first Daisy Award Winner
The Everett Herald reports on the 2018-2019 influenza season with Everett Clinic Walk-In Clinic physician and flu expert, Dr. Yuan Po Tu.
The flu season is in the rearview mirror.
For medical experts, it will be remembered for years to come for a couple of reasons. Read more about In the news: It was an unusual year for the flu in the state and region
Seattle Magazine published their 19th annual list on the Puget Sound’s “Top Doctors”. The list includes the region’s most accomplished physicians include 13 at The Everett Clinic. Read more about 2019 Top Docs Awarded by Seattle Magazine
The Everett Herald reports on the number of Snohomish County residents who have tested positive for influenza.
Everett Clinic Dr. Yuan Po-Tu contributes:
“We may have seen the peak of the 2018-2019 outbreak,” said Dr. Yuan-Po Tu, who monitors influenza issues for The Everett Clinic.
“The levels are still very, very high,” Tu said. “But this is better than last week. Read more about In the news: Flu season still going strong, but might have peaked
The Everett Clinic Urgent care providers continue to see very high numbers of patients testing positive for influenza A. However, we may have seen the peak of the 2018-2019 outbreak. The number of patients testing positive and the percent positive test rate dropped slightly last week. The number of patients seen in the Walk-In Clinic also dropped slightly last week.