Preventative Action

COVID-19 Easing

Posted on May 21, 2020 by in Preventative Action

The past several weeks have been exceptionally challenging for everyone. It is difficult to understate the impact that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had on our lives. Starting May 15th many of us will see the easing of restrictions on how we go about our days. The reopening process in Oregon is happening at the

Coronavirus Update

Posted on February 28, 2020 by in Preventative Action

Providers at Pacific Medical Group (PMG) continue to see high levels of flu and other viral illnesses, consistent with national trends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates that this will continue for several more weeks. This flu season has been complicated by a new, or novel coronavirus, which has spread worldwide. The

Flu Season is Hitting Hard

Posted on November 7, 2019 by in Preventative Action

Cold and flu season is here and it has hit hard. Each year in the United States alone, there are 1 billion cases of the common cold. Yes, a billion. It is average for a child under five years of age to have five to seven episodes of the common cold per year; adults typically

2019 Flu Season

Posted on October 4, 2019 by in Preventative Action

Flu season is upon us and so are our efforts to protect our communities with flu vaccines. Primary care offices have received their stocks and vaccines are also available at our local pharmacies. This is an important time of year to talk with your doctor about ways to reduce the spread of flu and other

The Best Salad Ever

Posted on August 15, 2019 by in Preventative Action

Let’s face it – we all struggle to eat healthy, fresh food. Studies shows that 90% of Americans eat too much salt and 90% don’t eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. We must do better! In discussing low-salt diets with my patients, I find that most people aren’t over-salting their foods with a

Summer Activities and Accident Prevention

Posted on June 27, 2019 by in Preventative Action

Summer means warm, sunny weather and more people out walking, running, biking, and doing the things we love. This also means more people sharing our roads, and the potential for serious accidents. In the past year in Clackamas County and our surrounding areas there have been numerous bicycle versus motor vehicle and pedestrian versus motor

Health Matters

Posted on June 14, 2019 by in Preventative Action

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th.  Fire up the grill, guys! This is also the perfect time of year to check in with the father or fathers in your life and make sure that they are getting the medical care and support that they need. What are key men’s health issues? This often depends on

Are Measles back?

Posted on April 24, 2019 by in Preventative Action

Measles are back which has caused a great deal of concern in our community. It is an extremely contagious disease that is spread through air droplets when a person coughs or sneezes, and 9 out of 10 people exposed will contract the disease if they are not protected. While measles was eliminated in the U.S.