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Chronic Cough

A chronic cough is one of the most common reasons that someone might make an appointment to see me. A cough that is considered chronic, is defined as a cough that persists for more than eight weeks. If you are experiencing a chronic cough, you shouldn’t ignore it or band-aid it with cough drops.  In many cases, the cause of a cough can be serious and dealing with it can cause anxiety, depression and social isolation which can definitely impact your quality of life. Read more about Chronic Cough

Seattle Business Magazine honors 18 individuals and organizations at the 2017 leaders in health care awards

March 03, 2017

SEATTLE (March 2, 2017) – Eighteen of Washington’s most accomplished health care leaders were recognized at Seattle Business magazine’s 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards gala March 2 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.

“In this time of great turmoil in the health care industry, it’s more important than ever to recognize the institutions and individuals who are doing so much to make Washington state among the best places in the nation to receive health care,” said Leslie Helm, executive editor of Seattle Business magazine. Read more about Seattle Business Magazine honors 18 individuals and organizations at the 2017 leaders in health care awards

Parenting your teen: helpless, but not hopeless

Dr. Paul
Depressed teenager in high school.

When I was a teenager, my father used to tell me—“I can’t wait for you to have kids! Then you will know what I am going through!” I hated when he said that. I loved to bait my dad, and he would react predictably. Now, in my adult shoes, worn for many years, I feel bad about how I treated him. But of course, at the time, I was just acting like teens do--practicing my debating and negotiating skills, and flexing my intellectual muscles that I would later use in adult life. Read more about Parenting your teen: helpless, but not hopeless


Heart healthy diet

Did you know every 40 seconds, someone dies due to heart disease? As the number one cause of death in the United States, many of my patients ask me how to live well. I tell them to picture wellness as a pie. Each slice has a purpose for balance and wellness. The slices I discuss include nutrition, physical activity, spirituality, community, and mindfulness. Read more about Heart healthy diet

Aging adult living changes

Dr. Paul
Caring for elderly parent.

It’s tough for older adult adults to make timely transitions into new living situations. All too often, these happen during a crisis, as a result of a hospitalization or an accident. Read more about Aging adult living changes


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