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Primary and specialty care providers in the region have made temporary adjustments for seeing patients and postponed routine visits in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Jay Inslee championed continued investment and expansion of WSU’s medical school during a campus visit Friday. Access to primary care must be improved nationwide and is key to health care reform, said Inslee, a Democratic presidential candidate.
The American Medical Association should halt this protectionist effort and partner with nurse practitioners to improve health care quality and access for all.
The WSU College of Nursing and CHAS have joined forces with the result being a $1.3 million federal grant that will enhance the university’s program that prepares students to become nurse practitioners.
University of Washington’s medical school again tops the U.S. News & World Report ranking of best graduate schools for primary care education. The UW School of Medicine has been ranked first 23 of the past 24 years.
If you are young and healthy it can be it can be hard to see what advantages there are to having a primary care physician. Having a primary care doc provides what we call continuity of care. We have a record of your vital signs and health needs from year to year and if there is a change it can be a flag that something unusual is going on in your body even though you feel fine.
Washington ranks 47th among the states regarding youth behavioral health service needs and access to care.
States realize erasing Obamacare with no alternative is bad medicine.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is expected to unveil a new $30M plan to provide at least some primary care to the 78,000 Idahoans who currently fall into the coverage gap - they make too much to qualify for Medicaid, since Idaho hasn't chosen to expand Medicaid, and too little to qualify for subsidized health coverage through the state insurance exchange. Otter's unveiling this at the AP legislative preview on Thurs. morning. It wouldn't expand Medicaid.
In medicine, the goal is coordinated care. In politics, supplying doctors in the places they’re most needed begins with tying shoelaces together. The upshot of this clumsiness produces battles like the one between Huskies and Cougars. No offense to the alums of the University of Washington or Washington State University, but we need more medical school graduates, regardless of the tassel’s hue. And we need them to locate in rural and other underserved settings as primary care doctors.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department will break ground Monday on a $3.7 million project that includes a new administration building at 2120 N. Wilbur Ave. in Spokane Valley. Meridian Construction, Inc., of Spokane Valley, is the general contractor for the new building and for remodeling and expanding the district’s training tower, at 2411 Pioneer Lane near Sullivan Road.