Virtual Visit Options in our Corona-challenged World

At Olympic Internal Medicine, we are currently offering several virtual visit options to continue meeting the needs of our patients while simultaneously reducing the transmission risk of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.  These virtual visit options do have their unique limitations based on insurance requirements.  Below are the options and limitations:   This is the closest to an actual office visit.  … Read More

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – who knew?  Perhaps your Provider’s urging to get screened for colorectal cancer has been a source of embarrassment or even annoyance – I can’t tell you how many patients have told me “There’s NO WAY I am going to have a colonoscopy!” Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer overall … Read More

Bad Weather and Emergency Preparedness: Be Prepared, Be Safe

With winter upon us it’s a good time to review your emergency plans and make sure you are prepared to face the challenges severe weather and emergences can present. Remember, you never know when something will strike (like a tornado in Port Orchard!) so it’s best to plan for the unexpected. Severe weather and emergencies such as earthquakes can cause … Read More