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A rare virus has sent hundreds of children in other states to the hospital

September 22, 2014

Experts believe it may spread to the West Coast.

Providence announces new geriatrics medical director for Oregon

September 11, 2014
Marian Hodges, M.D., has accepted the position of the Bain Chair of Geriatric Medicine and regional medical director for geriatrics for Providence in Oregon.

Back-to-school health tips for kids of all ages

August 28, 2014

In just days, children will be heading back to school – and back to the health issues that all schools and parents have to deal with. Kristen...

New services for moms and babies at Providence Milwaukie Hospital

July 15, 2014
New moms and their babies can find education, support and a range of the services they need at the Mother Baby Postpartum Clinic on the Providence Milwaukie Hospital campus.

How men can be proactive about their health

June 24, 2014

Providence Medical Group physician assistant, Andrew Bodmer, discusses how men can be proactive about their health and avoid the outdated idea that they should only see a provider when sick.

Skin care simplified

May 28, 2014

Kristin Stevens, M.D., a dermatologist with Providence Medical Group-Sunset busts some common skin care myths and set the record straight about...

Providence Medical Group-Canby welcomes local physician

February 04, 2014
Well established in the community, Amanda Warren, M.D., has joined Providence Medical Group-Canby and is accepting new patients at her new location.

Providence Medical Group opened three new clinics in the west Portland

January 27, 2014
Providence Medical Group continues to grow to serve our communities. Recently, PMG opened three new clinics in the western Portland Service Area.

Trick-or-Treating Traffic Safety

October 31, 2013

Tonight the streets will be filled with ghost and goblins, pirates and princesses, out to gather Halloween goodies. What’s scary is, kids are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween than on any other night of the year. Here are some tips for trick-or-treating traffic safety.

Concussions in youth sports: Plenty of risk, not enough education

October 10, 2013

Lindy McDonald, a 14-year-old scrappy point guard, is slowly recovering from her third concussion at the same time that such blows to the head are making national news and local impact.

The Flu shot: Who should get it, how it works and why it won't make you sick

September 26, 2013

This week's "What's Going Around" segment on KOIN-TV focused on the flu vaccine--who should get it, how it works and why it won't make you sick.

Varicose veins bothering you? Hear what your options are

September 26, 2013

Greg Stroup, M.D., at Providence Medical Group - Newberg, answers commonly asked questions about varicose veins and how to handle them in an interview with KXL radio.

How to detect symptoms of anxiety and depression in women

September 12, 2013

Carrie Milligan, M.D., answers questions about how to detect the symptoms of depression and anxiety, how both are treated and why they are more prevalent in women in this segment on KPTV.

What's Going Around: Lice prevention and treatment knowledge

September 12, 2013

In this What’s Going Around segment on KOIN News, Dr. Vanessa Vanderpool talks about lice – how to avoid it, and how to treat it. With kids back in school, this is a good time to brush up on your lice prevention and treatment knowledge.

Understand the symptoms of anxiety and depression

September 12, 2013

Women today have a lot on their plates, so being stressed out is kind of normal. But if you’re anxious or depressed more than usual, you may have an anxiety disorder, depression or both.

What's Going Around: Kids and Heat

September 11, 2013

When you’re having a heat wave, would you know how to recognize the signs of heat stroke in children – and know what to do? Dr. Annie Mack from Providence Medical Group-The Plaza offers advice for keeping your kids safe from overheating.

Just in time for fall sports: Pediatric immediate care available on the westside

September 09, 2013

When should you choose immediate care over the emergency room? Here are some tips to help parents make the best choice for their children.

Recent measles outbreak rekindles vaccine talk; how to protect your child

August 29, 2013

The recent news of a measles case in the Portland area and an outbreak in Texas stress the importance of vaccinating your child against measles.

Immediate care or ER? Here are some tips for knowing which is best for you

August 29, 2013

Knowing when an immediate care center or the emergency room is best for you or your child's situation can be difficult, but knowing the facts will allow you to make the best choice possible.

Getting kids back on track for going back to school

August 22, 2013

As summer draws to a close, families are getting ready for the start of a new school year and, if you plan ahead, you can fend off a frazzled first day of school. Here are some tips for what you should be doing now to help get your kids back on track for going back to class.

Back to school is more than just supplies: how to help your child prepare for the new school year

August 14, 2013

Dr. Annie Mack, PMG-Plaza pediatrician, talks with KOIN about the many aspects of getting kids ready to go back to school.

Endurance athletes shouldn't underestimate the importance of a well-balanced, healthy diet

August 08, 2013

With Providence Hood to Coast Relay and Portland Marathon just around the corner, many athletes are at the height of their training--but may not be fueling their bodies with the right kind of food.

Kids and summer injuries: Emergency or immediate care?

July 25, 2013

Being a kid during the summer means playing outside – but the great outdoors can also expose your child to injuries, allergic reactions, severe sunburns and more. Do you go to the emergency room or immediate care?

Managing summertime allergies

July 09, 2013

Summer is blooming all over, but all that blossoming can wreak havoc with your allergies. If you’ve been suffering from constant sneezing and itchy, watery eyes lately, you’re not alone. Here’s some advice as the weather – and your allergies – are heating up.

Keep kids busy and engaged this summer with suggestions from a pediatrician

June 24, 2013

Dr. Annie Mack, Providence Medical Group-The Plaza, suggests limiting screen time and increasing outdoor activities to keep kids busy this summer.

Free youth heart screenings for children age 12 to 18

May 31, 2013

Chances are your child's heart is healthy – and yet a small percentage of young people have hidden heart defects that put their lives at risk, especially during physical exertion. For parents of children age 12 to 18, you may want to consider getting your child screened for free.

How to protect kids from sun risks

May 22, 2013

Brush up on your sun smarts with tips from Dr. Kristin Stevens, medical director of Providence Medical Group - Dermatology, in this article from the Oregonian.

PMG opens new sports care clinic

May 07, 2013

Providence Medical Group-Sports Care offers sports medicine services at JELD-WEN Field in downtown Portland.

Providence names new physician services leaders

March 08, 2013

Providence Health & Services has named two new leaders for physician services across the five-state system. Craig Wright, M.D., will serve as senior vice president, physician services. Joining him in the leadership team is Mike Waters, who will serve as chief administrative officer, physician services.

Commit 2 Be Fit campaign takes annual wellness exam to the air

February 14, 2013

As a part of KATU-TV's new Commit 2 Be Fit campaign, news reporter Melanie Wingo is committing to get fit--on the air.

Providence offers comprehensive oral, head and neck cancer care at new clinic

February 08, 2013

Unique to the Northwest, the new multidisciplinary clinic bridges the gap between medicine and dentristry for patients with oral, head and neck cancers.

Neurology services expand in Portland

January 29, 2013

Providence Neurological Specialties-East has opened in the plaza building on the campus of Providence Portland Medical Center.

Oncologists join Providence Medical Group-Seaside

December 10, 2012

Stacy Lewis, M.D, and Christie J. Moore, D.O., have joined Providence Medical Group-Seaside. They will be caring for patients at the Providence Cancer Care Center Oncology and Hematology Care Clinic-Seaside every other Monday.

Providence Home Health rated among top in the U.S.

November 07, 2012

For the fifth consecutive year, Providence Home Health has been named a top home care provider in HomeCare Elite’s annual compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.

Providence receives grant to expand Palliative Care Program

August 24, 2012

With help from a Cambia Health Foundation grant, Providence Medford Medical Center is expanding its palliative care program to provide the full continuum of care. The interdisciplinary team is led by Medical Director Susan Kohler, M.D., and consists of a palliative care nurse practitioner, case managers and spiritual care chaplains. Providence currently offers palliative care on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The grant provides funding to expand the program and to help educate patients, families and physicians on the value of this extra support.

PMG-South to participate in historic partnership

August 24, 2012

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation last month announced which clinics will participate in its new national Comprehensive Primary Care initiative. Only three clinics in Jackson County were chosen, and all are part of the Providence health care system in southern Oregon. The initiative is a pilot program to strengthen primary care through collaboration between public and private health care payers. This partnership is the first of its kind and is designed to provide improved access to quality health care at lower costs.

Providence welcomes new physicians in southern Oregon

August 07, 2012

Welcoming the following new physicians and providers:

Providence Medical Group-Cardiology accomplishes clinical first

July 13, 2012

In July PMMC made history in its hospital by completing its first successful atrial septal defect closure. Christopher Cannon, M.D., of Providence Medical Group-Cardiology, and his team repaired an ASD in a patient who was suffering from pulmonary hypertension. This accomplishment means patients may remain in the valley for this type of procedure.

How to get your kids moving

July 11, 2012

Kids are 40 percent less active than they were 30 years ago. Get tips on how to motivate kids to be more active.

Providence Medical Group Names Medical Director for Cardiovascular Clinical Services

January 18, 2012

Providence Medical Group announced today that Daniel Oseran, M.D., has been named medical director for cardiovascular clinical service. In this expanded role, Dr. Oseran, who also serves as medical director of Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, will be working closely with PMG’s cardiology clinics.

Lifesaving project lands Providence physician first "Innovation Advisor" selection from Oregon

January 06, 2012

Providence’s Shelley Schoepflin Sanders, M.D., is the only Oregonian to be named as an “Innovation Advisor” to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation by the Center for Medicare Services.

Providence expands services in southwest Washington with opening of PMG-Camas clinic

August 01, 2011

Medical care just got easier in southwest Washington, thanks to a new Providence Medical Group clinic opening in the Camas community on August 1.

March of Dimes: "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait"

June 07, 2011

Babies born after 37 weeks of pregnancy are full-term. However, new research has shown that a baby’s brain nearly doubles in weight in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Also, important lung and other organ development occur at this time. And, although the overall risk of death is small, it is double for infants born at 37 weeks of pregnancy, when compared to babies born at 40 weeks, for all races and ethnicities.Read more.