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The Polyclinic’s Participation in the WA Health Benefit Exchange

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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,, 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.

Recommendations from Sleep Center physicians for smooth daylight savings transition

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Monday, October 28, 2013

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’ :

I Lost the Weight, Now What?

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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.