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Many of you have likely been hearing and reading about the new healthcare Exchanges throughout the country that were created as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our state’s Exchange recently launched its website, www.wahealthplanfinder.org, that will serve as the new online marketplace for those without health insurance. The site opened Monday, October 1, 2013, for enrollment and the open enrollment period will continue through March 31, 2014.
On Sunday, November 3, 2013 we switch from Daylight Savings Time to standard time. Clocks get set an hour backward, meaning a gain of daylight time in the morning but less evening hours of light. Some people neglect to prepare themselves for this new sleep routine as their bodies will need to adjust to the time change. The Polyclinic Sleep Center Specialists, Meredith Broderick, MD and David Chang, MD recommend doing these things if you find yourself waking up an hour ‘early’ :
Join Polyclinic plastic surgeon Jeffrey Kyllo, MD, FACS as he discusses ways that plastic surgery can improve weight loss results in his presentation, “I Lost the Weight, Now What?” on November 13, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Madison Center 5th floor auditorium. Dr. Kyllo will also explain how weight loss before plastic surgery can help to enhance results for patients. Susan Baumgaertel, MD will be introducing Dr. Kyllo and will give a short presentation about importance of nutrition and exercise during the weight loss process.
The Polyclinic is pleased to announce the addition of three physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists who will join current staff physiatrist Pearl Ren, MD, at The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 7th Ave, in Seattle. They will start seeing patients on November 18, 2013.
The Polyclinic, one of the area’s leading multispecialty physician practices, recently hired hand surgeon Divya Singh, MD and orthopedic spine surgeon Sean Keem, MD. Both physicians will be based at The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 7th Ave. in Seattle.