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News Briefs - What's New at The Portland Clinic
INTRODUCING OUR NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Yen Nguyen, D.O., family medicine, received her doctorate degree in osteopathy from Des Moines University, and completed her residency in family medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. She returned to her home state of Oregon to join The Portland Clinic's Beaverton office. Dr. Nguyen speaks fluent Vietnamese.
Karen Swenson, D.O., family medicine, is another graduate of Des Moines University. She completed her residency at Trinity at Terrace Park in Iowa, and is now seeing patients in our Beaverton office.
Richa Uppal, M.D., internal medicine, practices in The Portland CIinic's Downtown office. Dr. Uppal earned her medical degree in India, and completed her residency at New York Downtown Hospital. She is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
MEDICARE QUESTIONS? THREE WAYS T0 GET ANSWERS:
1. Call SeniorChoices NW: 503-682-1878
We understand that selecting a Medicare plan can be confusing, so we are again partnering with SeniorChoices NW - a local agency specializing in Medicare approved HMO, PPO, and PDP insurance plans - to offer you assistance. At no cost to you, SeniorChoices NW can help you select a plan that fits your needs while enabling you to continue to see your doctors at The Portland Clinic. SeniorChoices NW can be reached at 503-682-1878 (TTY 711).
2. Attend a free Medicare information meeting
The Portland Clinic is hosting free Medicare information meetings at our offices through the end of the year. Sales representatives will be on hand to provide information and applications. We encourage you to attend one near you:
- Downtown: Every Friday through December (except Dec. 24),10 a.m.-noon
- Beaverton: Every Monday through December, 10 a.m.-noon
- South: Every Tuesday through December: 10 a.m.-noon
3. Visit THEPORTLANDCLlNIC.COM
Visit www.theportlandclinic.com/patient-resources/medicare-services for more Medicare information, including a full list of the plans that we accept.
ON-CALL FOR YOU, 24/7
A child develops a fever at bedtime...Worrisome symptoms appear over the weekend...These types of concerns shouldn't wait until the next business day. That's why The Portland Clinic has physicians available on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you with after-hours medical concerns. If you need to talk to a doctor when your doctor's office is closed, call 503-221-0161 and ask for our on-call physician.
HOW LIGHT WAS THAT "Light" WALDORF SALAD?
In our last issue, we included a recipe for "Light Waldorf Salad." The recipe claimed to make eight servings, which we later realized came out to about a cup and a half of salad totaling 329 calories and nearly 20 grams of fat (mostly unsaturated)- not exactly light, especially if you're serving it as a side dish. We recommend a more reasonable serving size of half a cup, which brings the nutritional breakdown into a healthier range.