Naturopathic physician Brendan Smith likes to quote one of his instructors about the advantages of being a naturopath: “You can send someone to a shaman and a cardiologist in one day — and that’s OK,” he said.
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Fall’s arrival means it’s time to make appointment for flu shot
Vaccinations available at several Methow Valley locations By Ann McCreary The arrival of fall also means the impending arrival of flu season, and health officials recommend that everyone older than 6 months get vaccinated to help protect against the flu. Flu shots are being offered at the two medical clinics in the Methow Valley — […]
Federal grants for health centers
Family Health Centers in Okanogan and Columbia Valley Community Health in Wenatchee have each received $175,700 grants from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support increased access to substance abuse and mental health services. More than $4 million in similar grants will support health centers around the country to expand and integrate […]
Medical marijuana debate has advocates, skeptics
Some people say marijuana extracts have helped soothe muscle aches from over-exertion. Arthritis sufferers say rubbing it into their joints has reduced pain and given them greater mobility. Others say tinctures have kept cancerous tumors stable for years. Still others say a little drop of marijuana under the tongue helps them sleep.
Now that it is legal for people over 21 to purchase marijuana for either therapeutic or recreational uses in …
Room One, Family Health Centers to offer contraceptive services
When the Twisp Family Planning Clinic closed last year, access to low-cost reproductive services became more difficult for Methow Valley residents.
Hosted at Room One for 15 years, the clinic was operated by Family Planning of North Central Washington.
To fill the gap created when the clinic closed, Room One will …
Business briefs: May 4, 2016
Balance merges to form new architectural firm Methow Valley architect Tom Lenchek of Balance Associates announced that Balance will merge with Prentiss Wickline Architecture to form Prentiss + Balance + Wickline, which will have its headquarters in Seattle. The newly merged firm already has more than 40 projects underway. Lenchek is a partner in the new firm, which […]
Stress and grief are normal, but may be hard to handle
Difficulty sleeping. Inability to concentrate and a sense of powerlessness. Irritability and conflicts with family and friends. Increased alcohol or drug use. While everyone responds differently to stress and loss, health providers say these feelings have been widespread among Methow Valley residents as they grapple with the loss of three firefighters and two summers of destructive wildfires. These are …
Family Health Centers marks purchase of Twisp clinic
The transition continues at the former Methow Valley Family Practice in Twisp, where new owner Family Health Centers (FHC) hosted a grand opening on June 17.
The clinic had actually changed hands on May 1, when ownership transferred to FHC from …
Arts briefs: May 20, 2015
Trivia at the ciderhouse Keep your mind active on Sunday afternoons by taking part in trivia competition at the Methow Valley Ciderhouse near Winthrop, which will host teams of up to five from 3–5 p.m., starting this weekend. Cost is $3 person. For more information, call (509) 341-4354 or email email@example.com. Confluence exhibits ‘Fireworks’ Confluence […]
Family Health Centers takes over Twisp clinic
Methow Valley Family Practice in Twisp, acquired by longtime local physician Dr. Joe Jensen in 1992, will officially become a Family Health Centers (FHC) clinic on Friday (May 1).
Jensen sold the practice to FHC in a deal announced several months ago. He will continue to work at the clinic under a contract.