Effective April 3rd the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has lifted the mandatory masking requirement for healthcare settings, but that does not mean healthcare providers and clinics have to stop using them. As OHA stated, “Those at high risk of disease or people who live with people at higher risk should still consider wearing masks in healthcare […]
I’M COMING BACK!! To My Dear Community of Patients, It’s been a long 8 weeks, but I have been given the green light by my surgeon that I can transition back to work and my life in general. Returning to Clinic June 7 Beginning June 7th, I will be back in the clinic. For the […]
This post is a broad announcement that I will be on medical leave for a period of time due to a necessary surgery. My last day in clinic before surgery will be Friday, March 25. My recovery time is expected to be 6-8 weeks and I hope to resume seeing patients in early June. This […]
Importance of Vaccinations and Boosters The start of the pandemic’s third year hasn’t been bright. Cases across the country are surging at record highs. The skyrocketing cases in COVID-19 cases across Oregon, and especially in the Tri-County area, are an urgent reminder that we all have a role to play in keeping our communities and families […]
My heart sank when I saw these headlines and numbers just yesterday, Tuesday, August 17: Oregon surpasses another sad milestone, shattering previous number of new cases Oregon reports 2,941 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths These are RECORD BREAKING, HEART BREAKING numbers. As someone who is immunocompromised, AND a healthcare provider, here is what I […]
COVID isn’t over, even for the vaccinated. Please stay vigilant and safe. Though I am thoroughly tired of talking about COVID (as I’m sure you all are), it is still among us and a very real issue. Two of my fully vaccinated patients have come forward about getting COVID (again, they were fully vaccinated!!), and though they were […]
As the beginning of this year’s pollen season coincides with yet another increase in coronavirus infections, I would like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about allergies, the coronavirus and vaccines. Please keep in mind that as research into the virus and vaccines continues, guidance may change.
I would like to discuss the vaccines and try to dispel any misunderstandings/misinformation around the vaccines, or what it means to be vaccinated and what you can and cannot safely do, and assuage any fears about getting vaccinated. By the way, I myself have been fully vaccinated since February, and am happy to discuss my personal experience with anyone who is curious.
To my dear community of patients, This post is a bit longer than normal, but I would really appreciate it if you took 5-10 minutes of your time to read through. As our country approaches the once-unthinkable threshold of 300,000 COVID-19 deaths, experts fear the country is hurtling nonstop toward the next milestone of surpassing the […]
As Oregon in general begins to re-open, we may have mixed feelings about the process. Times are uncertain, and the last couple of months have been stressful on so many levels for so many people.