COVID-19 Vaccine Road to Recovery


Finally, we are receiving vaccines and working our way towards defeating this pandemic! It is exciting, frustrating and a little scary still.  Exciting that we are getting supply and getting the most vulnerable vaccinated, that Washington State is one of the (still few) states that have more folks vaccinated than folks with Covid, and our death rates are decreasing with … Read More

2021 Flu Vaccine

2020 flu vaccine

Our office has received many inquiries regarding this year’s influenza vaccine, and in particular when is the optimal time to receive it. The most important consideration is that you just GET IT, whether early or late, high-dose or standard-dose. The more people that are vaccinated the better off we’ll all be when influenza starts circulating. The general recommendation is to … Read More

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer awareness

During this time of COVID epidemic, many of us have put preventative medicine and general health on a back burner, and unfortunately many have lost or are at risk of losing that all-important health insurance that provides preventative screening services. Please reconsider! We will get through COVID; cancer and chronic diseases are here to stay. Preventative care remains important! October … Read More

Our Brain Health

brain health

Summer 2020 will certainly go down as a memorable year! I think we are all going a little crazy after some 4 months of isolation and health precautions for COVID-19. June is, quite fortuitously, National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in the U.S. Dementia is one of the more frightening concerns for our adult population. In Washington state, there are … Read More

Cutting Out the Supplements


Are you looking to save money or reduce the number of pills you are taking? Consider cutting out some of your supplements! In a recent study of 30,000 U.S. adults that lasted over 6 years, 50% of the participants took nutritional supplements. Bottom line: the folks who did not take any supplements lived just as long as the group that … Read More

Measles: An unwanted acquaintance making an unwelcome return


After a long, hard day, you turn on the news and hear about the latest outbreak of measles. Various counties all over the country have been affected (even in our own backyard: Clark County). Here are a few pointers and words of advice regarding this disease. Measles is characterized by fever, cough, runny nose, red eye, and a very specific … Read More

Colorectal Cancer: Signs & Symptoms

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Cancer starts when cells in the body start to grow out of control. Cells in … Read More

Vitamin Supplements Under a Doctor’s Supervision

  Vitamin supplements are certainly the rage these days – especially among our “aging population” (including myself!). There are substances marketed for improving your brain power, your emotional health, your skin, sight, weight, aging, digestion, bone health, etc. Quite a few things are helpful, but many are more beneficial to the marketers than the people who take them. How do … Read More

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer awareness is critical in helping women survive breast cancer. Today, this cancer is still the most common cancer among American women. Each year in the United States, more than 240,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. Men can also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Breast cancer can’t be … Read More

Blood Pressure Guideline Changes

Blood Pressure Guidelines | Olympic Internal Medicine

Olympic Internal Medicine Blog: New Blood Pressure Guidelines As many of you may have heard, a new guideline for high blood pressure was recently (November 2017) released by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association (ACC/AHA). The big news grabbing part of the guideline was the change in definition of hypertension, down to anything over 130/80, which means … Read More