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Daylight Savings Time: Spring Forward

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

daylight savings sleep center polyclinicThis Sunday, March 9, 2014 we switch from standard to daylight savings time. Clocks get set an hour forward, meaning a loss of time but more evening hours of daylight.  For some, the first few days of daylight savings time can mean sleepiness and reduced concentration.  Dr. David Chang, The Polyclinic sleep specialist recommends you should respect your sleep time and your body’s need for it:

The Polyclinic Ranks Among the Top in the WHA's Patient Experience Scores

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

polyclinic ranks top WHA reportLast week, the Washington Health Alliance (the Alliance) released its 2014 rankings on patient experience among Puget Sound-area primary care providers in their report “Your Voice Matters.” The Polyclinic was one of five medical groups (out of 46 participating groups) to earn the top category of “Better than Average” in all four measures of patient experience in the Alliance’s report.

Transitioning Summer Skin to Fall

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

t’s been a standout, sunny summer in Seattle. And for many of us, we savor every minute of sunshine we can get. But too much sun can wreak havoc on our skin. Persistent sun exposure causes distinctive textural and skin tone changes that contribute to premature aging of the skin and, as we all know, increase the possibility of skin cancer. The aging process itself is scarcely visible on non-sun-exposed skin!

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.