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CWFM Residency Adds New Medical Educator

Posted on April 1, 2017 in News

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CWFM Residency Adds New Medical Educator

Gina Many joins residency team as Medical Educator YAKIMA, WA –Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, an extension of Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Gina Many, PhD, as its first medical educator. Dr. Many holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from George Washington...

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CWFM Adds to its Behavioral Health Team

Posted on November 1, 2016 in News

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CWFM Adds to its Behavioral Health Team

Arissa Walberg, PhD, MS, joins CWFM’s Behavioral Health Team as its new behavioral health consultant YAKIMA, WA – Central Washington Family Medicine (CWFM), a service of Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has added Arissa Walberg, PhD, MS, to its behavioral health team as the organization’s new behavioral health consultant and residency faculty. Dr. Walberg holds doctoral and master’s degrees in counseling psychology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  She conducted her...

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New Physician Joins CHCW’s Family of Services Clinics

Posted on November 1, 2016 in News

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New Physician Joins CHCW’s Family of Services Clinics

Dr. Patrick Vigil joins medical team to serve new and current patients at their Central WA Family Medicine Clinic YAKIMA, WA – Community Health of Central Washington, is pleased to announce that new physician, Dr. Patrick Vigil, MD, PhD, has joined its Central Washington Family Medicine Clinic, located at 1806 West Lincoln Ave, Yakima.  Vigil is currently seeing new and existing patients as a medical physician. “We have been very lucky to continuously be able to recruit highly trained and dedicated physicians to our clinics, especially...

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Community Health Central WA Names New Chief Operating Officer

Posted on April 13, 2017 in News

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YAKIMA, WA –Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has named Millard McQuaid as its new Chief Operating Officer.  He is taking over the position from Judy O’Neal who is retiring from CHCW after 30 years of serving in the healthcare field in and around Central and Eastern Washington. Previously McQuaid served as Clinical Manager for Central Washington Family Medicine. McQuaid holds a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Science degree in Finance from the...

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Community Health of Central WA Clinic’s Add New Behavioral Health Consultants

Posted on March 15, 2017 in News

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Community Health of Central WA Clinic’s Add New Behavioral Health Consultants

YAKIMA, WA –Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW), is pleased to announce that it has added Sarah Ortner, MA, LMFT, MHP, CMHS; Michelle Littrell, MS, EdS, LMHC; and Dr. Ruth Olmer, PsyD, LMFT, as its new behavioral health consultants (BHCs).  Ortner provides services at Central Washington Family Medicine (CWFM) and CHCW’s Yakima Pediatrics and Littrell provides services at Yakima Pediatrics and CHCW’s Highland Clinic.  Dr. Olmer is providing services at CHCW’s Central Washington Family Medicine (CWFM) and Naches Medical...

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April May, ARNP new SRCare Provider

Posted on March 14, 2017 in News

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April May, ARNP new SRCare Provider

Community Health of Central Washington welcomes new provider April May, ARNP to the SRCare team. April has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Boise State University’s School of Nursing and a Master’s of Nursing degree from the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program at Boise State University.  For the past 22 years she has been a registered nurse at Living Care Retirement Community in Yakima, where she provided comprehensive nurse management to geriatric patients in a skilled nursing facility setting.  She has also been a...

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Kittitas County air quality and you

Posted on February 23, 2017 in News

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Written by Dr. Anna Elperin (Community Health of Central Washington, Ellensburg) Daily Record News In the United States, air quality is monitored under the federal government law known as Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors certain pollutants in the air and releases yearly reports. States have to maintain air quality within the mandates of “attainment” set forth by federal government. If the area of the state was determined to be in “nonattainment” based on a three-year history of surveillance, then that...

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Physician’s Friendship Eases Pain After Pregnancy Loss

Posted on February 9, 2017 in News

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Close-ups A Patients Perspective Original article found on http://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0201/p185.html?cmpid=em_57776440_L9 Earlier this year, my doctor confirmed I was pregnant. I was very happy to tell my husband of eight years the news later that day. Healthy and active and in my mid-30s, I was pleased to have become pregnant for the first time so easily after stopping contraceptives. However, all of our dreams for this long-awaited child were not to be. My doctor had been a college classmate of mine over a decade ago. We both ended up...

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Coming soon! Our new home – Yakima Pediatrics

Posted on February 13, 2017 in News, YPA Slider

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Coming soon! Our new home – Yakima Pediatrics

Our new clinic will open in early July. We’ll be conveniently located at 402 S. 12th Ave. Our new offices will be larger to serve you better. Here are some photos of construction currently in...

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5 Weight Management Tips

Posted on January 3, 2017 in News

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From Charlene Mize, Registered Dietian and WIC Coordinator When talking about developing or keeping a healthy weight I’m all about helping people work towards adopting long term habits, so my ideas and approach are simple. People are always looking for the magic fix, and it just does not exist. Plus, magic does not create long lasting habits! 1. Plan out your meals/dinners, and grocery shop with a list. Plan to grocery shop just 1x per week or once every 7-10 days. This will save you money! Plus you will end up buying less junk...

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