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?”
Answer from Mary Engrav, M.D., an emergency medicine physician from the pediatric emergency room at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.
Q: “Can I have my period and still be pregnant?”
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations on your new baby! We've put together a list of helpful information and links to access Providence postpartum care services.
Within 30 days after your baby’s birth, you will be required to separately enroll your baby in an insurance plan.
Providence Medical Group clinics are changing their online health records and secure messaging.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Health & Services is a leader in children’s health care. Here is a list of children's health services available close to home.
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 is pleased to announce our new clinics and introduce you to the new members of our care team.
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.
Dr. James Beckerman, Providence cardiologist, recommends this easy and healthy breakfast option from his book "The Flex Diet: Design-Your-Own Weight Loss Plan”.
Menopause is called “the change” for good reason: Women go through significant changes in our bodies, culminating in the end of our monthly periods.
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.
Providence Medical Group solicits patient feedback using online tools
Jeremy Swindle, M.D., writes about three of the most important things you can do to maintain your health and well-being after 65.
The September issue of Providence inScope, our clinical news magazine, examines a combination therapy that may hold promise for people with advanced melanoma.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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: