Island Primary Care – Orcas welcomes pediatrician, Evan Buxbaum, MD, MPH

From Laura Moroney for Island Hospital September 21, 2022

ORCAS ISLAND, WA — Evan Buxbaum, MD, MPH returns to Orcas Island to join Island Primary Care – Orcas after practicing for the past decade in California. Buxbaum received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.…

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Health Care District Receives Clinic Update

At its July 26 Board meeting, OI Health Care District Commissioners received an update on clinical services from Island Hospital (IH) administrative staff.   Slides from the PowerPoint presentation are posted on the District’s website at: https://orcashealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Island-Primary-Care-Orcas-Update-07-26-22.pdf

The update presentation addressed questions board members have been asking in its joint operations committee with Island Health.  Since…

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Island Health Hosts June Events

From Rachel Lambert for Island Health Primary Care – Orcas

Island Health offers online cholesterol class

Join Registered Dietitian Amber Phillips for an informative 30-minute talk on small changes you can make to your diet beyond the standard advice to reduce saturated fat and cholesterol intake.…

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After Hours Care at Island Health Clinic

With support from Orcas Island Health Care District, Island Health has made considerable improvements in access to after-hours care. Here’s the information you need to know:

How-To Guide: After-Hours Care

If you’re experiencing a life-threatening event, such as a heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1.

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New Machine Tops 1,100 X-rays

Island Primary Care – Orcas Medical Director, Dr. Frank James and Radiology Technician, Joy Cartisser are pictured with Ms. Fannie O’Leary beside the Orcas Island Health Care District’s new X-ray machine at the Island Health Primary Care – Orcas clinic.

This X-ray machine was made possible through a generous gift to the community by Ms.…

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Partnership Improves Acute Care on Orcas

Improved working relationship between primary care and Orcas Island Fire & Rescue.

For the past year members of both the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of Orcas Island Fire & Rescue (OIFR) and the Island Primary Care – Orcas (IPC-O) clinic have been working closely to improve several elements of the care provided to the members of our community.…

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Island Primary Care – Orcas Clinic Successfully “Grandfathered”

When Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, it included an unexpected reduction of payment rates for Provider-Based Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that would have jeopardized access to care for Orcas Island residents and visitors. The act had a “grandfathering” provision to exempt RHCs that were already established or in process to be established.…

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