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In the news: Everett Clinic to merge with Colorado healthcare company, begin massive expansion

September 22, 2015

The Everett Clinic announced Monday that it will merge with Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners (NYSE: DVA) in order to execute the clinic's substantial five-year expansion that will involve opening new locations in Snohomish County as well as an expansion to King County. The move will also double its number of providers from 500 to 1,000. Read more about In the news: Everett Clinic to merge with Colorado healthcare company, begin massive expansion

Facing old age and mortality

Dr. Paul
Photo of elderly woman holding hands.

“I grow old ... I grow old ...
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind?   Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me”—T.S. Elliot Read more about Facing old age and mortality

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In the news: Dietitian helps diabetics manage disease

September 14, 2015

Everett Clinic dietitian and nutritionist, Jody Byrne, contributed: “Knowing something and doing something are two different things,” said Jody Byrne, a dietitian at Everett Clinic. As a certified diabetes instructor, Byrne trains her patients to eat healthier, move more and cope with fear and stress. Think of her as a lifestyle coach for the insulin-impaired. Read more about In the news: Dietitian helps diabetics manage disease

The secret sauce of long-lived marriages

Dr. Paul

This December, Diane and I have been a couple for 42 years! Wow! In this day and age that is quite an accomplishment. Periodically friends want to know--- what are the ingredients in the secret sauce of long-lived relationships?

Here’s my recipe. Read more about The secret sauce of long-lived marriages

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Communication Skills 101: Direct Communication

Dr. Paul
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The other day a co-worker and I were talking at lunch. Pretty soon, she started talking about another person---in a critical way.  I started to feel uncomfortable because I realized that she was venting some unexpressed feelings about this third party. Read more about Communication Skills 101: Direct Communication

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Job Burnout: What is it and what to do about it?

Dr. Paul
Photo of business man burnt out on work.

I recently attended a meeting where one of the presenters was describing the problem of “burnout” among health care providers. A large percentage of health care workers are struggling with work-life balance, enthusiasm for their jobs, and feeling connected to their patients and colleagues. The same might be said about workers in other fields as well. Read more about Job Burnout: What is it and what to do about it?

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Mental Illness is a Lonely Battle

Dr. Paul
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Some years ago, I attended a special event. More than 125 men and women, all struggling with a serious psychiatric illness, gathered for a day of sharing and discussion. Organized by a group of mentally ill patients and ex-patients, all the panels and speeches were given by adults with psychiatric disabilities. I was the only mental health professional invited to share in this celebration. It was an honor that I have not forgotten. Read more about Mental Illness is a Lonely Battle

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