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Shared Medical Appointments

Dr. Paul
Group of patients at a shared medical appointment

In the early 1990’s, a middle-aged health psychologist, Ed Noffsinger, Ph.D., developed a serious illness—pulmonary hypertension. For a period of several years he found himself exhausted, lying in bed for days, barely able to breathe. As time wore on, he felt angry, alone, and frightened. His wife was sympathetic, but she was taking care of their three young children and her ill father. She didn’t have much time or attention to listen to Ed’s fears and concerns. Also, he was very frustrated with the health care system. Read more about Shared Medical Appointments

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Has modern childhood become a pressure cooker?

Dr. Paul
Grade school girl sitting and thinking in classroom.

What kind of childhood is ideal for children?

Naturally, we want our kids to be happy and healthy. We want them to have the values we hold dear. We hope that they will turn into resilient and successful adults. But what nurtures these outcomes? How do we form the soil that grows these sturdy individuals? It’s so difficult to know how today’s parental decisions will impact our youngsters 20 years in the future. Read more about Has modern childhood become a pressure cooker?

Being grateful

Dr. Paul
Field of tulips in the Pacific Northwest.

It’s so easy to focus on the disappointments in your life—both in the past and in the present. Our minds have a way of pulling these moments out of the closet, like old clothing, and putting them on, even if they don’t fit very well today. When we look in the mirror, we feel sad, angry, or hurt. Without intending to, we periodically find ourselves digging through this closet. It brings us pain. Read more about Being grateful

In the News: Everett Clinic purchase final today

March 01, 2016

The Herald reports on the completion of the purchase of The Everett Clinic by DaVita HealthCare Partners:

EVERETT — Don't look for any big changes Tuesday as the purchase of The Everett Clinic by DaVita HealthCare Partners becomes final. Not even the clinic's signs will change.

Patients won't see any difference in making appointments or with insurance issues, said Rick Cooper, The Everett Clinic's chief executive. Do look for big changes in the fall, however, as a new clinic in Shoreline — the organization's first in King County — opens. Read more about In the News: Everett Clinic purchase final today

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