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  • Dr. Kristine Griess, DO starting in January 2016

    Dr. Kristine Griess has been a family medical provider at Southwest Family Physicians since 1999. Dr. Griess is board certified by the American Osteopathic Association in Family Practice and a member of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon. Dr. Griess received her Doctor of Osteopathy from North Texas Health Science Center and received her B.A. Continue Reading

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  • MHW Controlled Substance Information

    MHW Controlled Substance Agreement If you are in need of controlled substances and we agree to prescribe to you, you will be asked to review and sign this form. ALL FamilyCare patients requiring chronic pain medication will be enrolled into the Quest Integrative WISH Program. All of our providers like to limit the use of Continue Reading

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  • NE Glisan Clinic Opening with New Provider END OF JULY

    Kelly Washburn, ANP, GNP – 5736 NE Glisan St (located in New Heights) Kelly Washburn obtained her credentials as both an Adult and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in the state of Oregon after graduating from Yale University in New Haven, CT.  Kelly has worked as a primary care provider and more recently as diabetes specialist in Continue Reading

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  • MHW New Provider Brooke Fitzgerald, FNP – Addictions Specialist


    Brooke Fitzgerald obtained her credentials as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2005 from University of Portland and a Bachelor’s in Science in Nursing from Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2000. Fitzgerald is nationally certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Brooke obtained a full scholarship for her Master’s degree from the National Health Service for her work with Continue Reading

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Frequent Follow Up Helps Weight Loss
The United States Preventative Task Force and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommend frequent follow up visits in the increments of once, twice or 4 times a month to help support and assist in weight loss and weight management.
Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners and Sweet Drinks
Although artificial sweeteners do not provide any caloric benefit, it is believed that consumption of such products (except stevia, xylitol, and alcohol sugars) will lead to elevated insulin levels and decreased blood sugar which then will lead to the craving of carbohydrate rich foods. This will cause weight loss to stop and possibly cause the accumulation of fat.
Finding An Exercise You Enjoy
Not everyone finds running, biking or going to the gym enjoyable. It is very important to find the type of exercise or activity that will make you excited to do it. You will not only have more fun doing the activity but you will also be more likely to continue to perform that activity more frequently, which helps your weight loss and vitality.
Getting In Depth Metabolic Testing
There is something that online programs and traditional weight loss programs can't do, and that is receive and interpret your metabolic testing. Seth Merritt is one of only a small handful of board prepared weight management specialists, and he will assist you in finding things that help explain weight gain and the struggle behind your weight loss success.