Our Blog: To Your Health

Taking a Stand for Equality and Justice

Monday, March 22, 2021
Dr. Richard Jamison, President

 

We condemn anti-Asian violence.

I, like you, am sickened by the shooting of eight people, including six Asian women, by a white man in Atlanta last week. My heart goes out to the friends and family of the victims. While we do not yet know with certainty the motives around this senseless tragedy, this disgraceful act appears to be part of a growing pattern of anti-Asian violence and I feel for all those experiencing the fear of identity-based harassment and violence, particularly since the start of COVID.

Treating IBS: A Patient-Centered Approach

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
T. Domi Le, MD, MA

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the most prevalent of functional gastrointestinal disorders, is commonly diagnosed by gastroenterologists and primary care physicians. Recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel habits, along with bloating and distention, are typical features of IBS. It impacts up to 15 percent of adults and interferes with patients’ daily lives. Economically, IBS is associated with reduced productivity and poses a burden to the healthcare system. Amid quantifiable costs measured by outpatient visits, diagnostic tests, and medications, the individual patient’s quality of life suffers with no single go-to therapy.

Honoring Black History Month

Friday, February 12, 2021
Rhett Cummings, MD, Executive Vice President

Black History Month is a time to reflect on where our nation has been and where we currently stand regarding systemic racism, human rights, and social and economic injustice. The Oregon Clinic’s unique perspective as a health care provider allows us to witness firsthand how these inequalities are playing out during the COVID-19 pandemic for our local BIPOC population. The differences have been very obvious.

 

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