Family dinners over Zoom. Learning how to use grocery delivery apps. Cancelled vacation getaways. This isn't the summer most of us had planned!When life is full of changes, you want your health in trustworthy hands. The Everett Clinic, part of Optum, is serious about providing extra support to cope with the unexpected. We continue to offer: A variety of virtual care options and home visits Proactive outreach to members at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 A free app (Vivify) to track vitals and symptoms for... Read More
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These have been trying times for our community. Whether you’re missing your grandchildren or your friends from your Silver Sneakers classes—we’re all longing to get back to “normal.” I know I can’t wait to be in my clinic and seeing my patients again.
It’s thrilling to see our community take baby steps towards reopening. As we begin to resume many of our daily activities, it’s vital not to delay any needed care. This isn’t the time to neglect your health!
I’m sure you might feel some anxiety about coming in to see your doctors. Will I be safe? What if others are... Read More
Many of us are feeling anxious, confused, scared, lonely, anxious, sad, or whatever you may be experiencing – give yourself permission to feel whatever feelings you are feeling. It’s natural to have these and other feelings during this current time of uncertainty and upheaval.
It’s natural to experience a variety of thoughts and feelings during this time, including:Increased fear for your own health and your friends’ health Worry about deaths of your friends or your own death Increased feelings of vulnerability and helplessness due to age, etc Loss of sense of purpose and/... Read More
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to learn more about cancer involving the colon and rectum.Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer occurs equally among men and women. 75% of colorectal cancers are not associated with a family history. This year, 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed, and 56,000 people will die from this cancer. The mortality rate for colorectal cancer surpasses deaths from both breast and prostate cancer. ... Read More
Arthritis is the inflammation of your joints that causes pain and stiffness and typically worsens with age. While there is no cure, early detection and prevention methods can help reduce symptoms and improve the quality of your life.Symptoms Pain Swelling Stiffness, especially in the morning and after extended periods of inactivity. Stiffness that lasts an hour or more may be a specific sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Reduced range of motion Common forms Arthritis. Inflammation within the joint that causes pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis. Localized joint pain from cartilage... Read More
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