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Ask an Expert: Are energy drinks OK for my teenager?

Q: “My teenage kids and their friends are all into ‘energy drinks’ like Red Bull and Rockstar. They like how these drinks make them feel ‘up’ – but is there a downside?”

Ask an Expert: Are You Prepared for an ER Visit?

Answer from Mary Engrav, M.D., an emergency medicine physician from the pediatric emergency room at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

Ask an Expert: Can I have my period and still be pregnant?

Q: “Can I have my period and still be pregnant?”

Ask an Expert: Miscarriage risk

Q: “Is the risk of miscarriage higher during first pregnancies? Is the risk the same throughout pregnancy, or is there a time when I can start to breathe easier? And finally, is there any link between fertility problems and a higher risk for miscarrying?”

Breakfast burrito recipe

Dr. James Beckerman, Providence cardiologist and author of "The Flex Diet: Design-Your-Own Weight Loss Plan" recommends this healthy breakfast recipe from his book. 

Meet our new doctors and care providers

Providence Medical Group works with providers who offer quality, compassionate care and who take the time to listen to your health care needs. Listed below are several providers who recently joined Providence and some specialists who are accepting new patients. If you don’t see a Providence Medical Group provider listed here who meets your needs, you can choose from more than 600 providers and 90 clinics throughout Oregon. At Providence, it’s not just health care, it’s how we care.

Your doctor wants you to ask questions

Sam Weiss, Providence Medical Group patient and family advisor, shares tips for getting the most out of your next doctor's appointment and talks about the benefits of the after visit summary.

Forms Instructions

All About Your Newborn booklet

The day you take your newborn home is exciting – and probably a little scary. You’ll have lots of questions during the days and months ahead. This booklet contains a lot of information, but it is not meant as a substitute for professional medical care. If you have questions or concerns, talk with your care provider.

Bringing baby home: Instructions for home care

Congratulations on your new baby! We've put together a list of helpful information and links to access Providence postpartum care services.

How Do I enroll my child in my health insurance?

Within 30 days after your baby’s birth, you will be required to separately enroll your baby in an insurance plan.

Immediate Care Patient Information Form

Save time at the immediate care clinic by printing and filling out this form first.

MyChart - Connecting patients and their health

Providence Medical Group clinics are changing their online health records and secure messaging. 

Oatmeal with nuts and berries recipe

Try this healthy twist on a quick breakfast from "The Flex Diet: Design-Your-Own Weight Loss Plan", written by Providence cardiologist James Beckerman, M.D.

Patient voice helps Providence Medical Group deliver care

Patient and family-centered care at Providence Medical Group

PMG Specialty Care Guide

In addition to our primary care clinics and physicians, Providence Medical Group provides a wide variety of specialty care services, including pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology and much more. This guide is intended to provide the information you need to get in touch with our specialists and specialty care clinics.

Postpartum Guide

The postpartum time brings many physical and emotional changes. This guide will help answer questions about the changes in your body and about your postpartum care. It is not meant as a substitute for professional medical care. If you have questions or concerns, be sure to talk with your doctor, nurse midwife or family maternity nurse.

Postpartum Guide (En espanol)

El tiempo posparto trae consigo muchos cambios tanto físicos como emocionales. La presente guía le ayudará a contestar preguntas sobre dichos cambios en su cuerpo así como de su atención posparto. 

Preparing for your delivery: Resources for new mothers and families

Ready to have your baby? Here's everything you'll need to prepare for delivery at a Providence hospital or medical center.

Preventative Care Schedule

Providence Medical Group would like to offer a schedule of preventative care services for you to consider. Under normal circumstances, this is a reasonable framework, but individual situations differ. If you have any questions, be sure to talk to your primary care provider to determine if this schedule is right for you.

Providence Children's Health services

Providence Health & Services is a leader in children’s health care. Here is a list of children's health services available close to home.

Providence inScope: Mending damaged valves

The January 2013 issue of our clinical news magazine focuses on new devices and techniques to help the sickest heart patients. Also, lung screening comes of age.

Providence Medical Group Clinic Corner

Providence Medical Group is pleased to announce our new clinics and introduce you to the new members of our care team.

Secondhand smoke: A danger to your family

Only five minutes of breathing secondhand smoke can be harmful to you or your baby’s health. A child who spends just one hour in a smoky room is inhaling as many dangerous chemicals as if he or she smoked 10 or more cigarettes.

Spinach and tomato scramble recipe

Dr. James Beckerman, Providence cardiologist, recommends this easy and healthy breakfast option from his book "The Flex Diet: Design-Your-Own Weight Loss Plan”.

This is your brain on menopause

Menopause is called “the change” for good reason: Women go through significant changes in our bodies, culminating in the end of our monthly periods.

What to do if your child has a fever

Having a sick child is never easy. The people of Providence want to help you care for your children in the right place. Some illnesses may require a trip to a doctor or a hospital. Other illnesses can be treated best at home.

Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Proprietary Health Article

An evidence-based guide to treating diabetic neuropathy pain

Recent guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations on the best (and worst) pain medications. – By Joshua Johnson, M.D., neurologist

Get ready to ride

One of the great things about Providence Bridge Pedal is that it’s not a competition. It’s not about who is the fittest or fastest, or who makes it across the finish line first. It is all about enjoying the ride and the Health and Wellness Expo.

 

Living well with a chronic condition

Being diagnosed with a chronic condition – whether it’s diabetes or heart disease, emphysema or arthritis, asthma or any number of other conditions – can come as a shock. One day, you think you’re fine. The next, everything’s different. Now you have “a condition.” You’re going to have to make some changes, adjust your lifestyle. It’s going to take some getting used to. But as many have learned, it’s not all bad. Some good can actually come of this.

Medical home: Better clinical care, better physicians

A medical home model requires new ways of thinking about how we practice, but it also brings rewards for both patient and provider. – By Deborah Satterfield, M.D., family medicine physician

Medical home model takes adjustment, brings gains

From seating to workflows to clinical roles, Providence Medical Group's primary care clinics are adopting a new patient-centered approach to care. – Kerry Bonin, MPH, CHES, program manager, primary care redesign, PMG

Patient opinions go digital

Providence Medical Group solicits patient feedback using online tools

PMG Top Three: Three ways to age well

Jeremy Swindle, M.D., writes about three of the most important things you can do to maintain your health and well-being after 65.

Providence inScope: Breaking melanoma's grip

The September issue of Providence inScope, our clinical news magazine, examines a combination therapy that may hold promise for people with advanced melanoma.

Providence inScope: Palliative care for the living

The March 2013 issue of our clinical news magazine highlights how palliative care is helping patients long before the end of life. Also, new surgical options for herniated disks, settling into a medical home and why one ED doc gets high patient-satisfaction scores.

Providence inScope: Treating brain aneurysms

The November issue of Providence inScope, our clinical news magazine, examines a new stent to repair complex brain aneurysms; plus, treating HPV-related oral cancers.

Providence midwives pair traditional practices with technology

Midwifery has long been an option for women wanting to deliver their babies with minimal medical intervention. Providence Health & Services has paired the personal support of midwifery with the modern comforts of a hospital since 1993.

Providence Stop-Smoking Resources

If you smoke, one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health is to quit smoking. Providence Health & Services supports you in this effort. The resources below can help you stop smoking for good.

The connection between neuropathy and IGM

A growing body of research suggests that impaired glucose metabolism is a factor. – By Joshua Johnson, M.D., neurologist

Three of the Most Misunderstood Health Issues for Men

Internal medicine physician Sam Fellin, D.O., clears up a few things about one health concern that most men seriously underestimate, one test that every man should discuss with his doctor and one health issue that may not be as big a threat as men are led to believe

Vascular disease's triple threat

When it comes to screening for cardiovascular disease, physicians shouldn't ignore the vascular part. – By W. Kent Williamson, M.D., vascular surgeon

When things get complicated

Case managers are part of the care team at all Providence Medical Group primary care clinics throughout the greater Portland and Newberg areas. These unsung heroes get called in to help when things get complicated.

Where doctors come to heal themselves

The significance of the Kleenex boxes placed on every tabletop isn’t apparent at first. But 15 minutes into this lunchtime gathering of doctors, nurses and a host of other health care workers, the reason becomes clear.

Your top three: Prescription precautions

Medications can help manage a lot of health problems, but they can cause problems of their own when they get mixed up, taken incorrectly or combined with certain supplements, foods or other medicines. Protect yourself from potentially dangerous medication mix-ups by taking these three prescription precautions:

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