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2010 Supplement to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle


2010 Health and Medical Directory — Page 1

Flu season is on its way The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Flu season will soon be upon us and health officials are spreading the word about the benefits of immunization. “Seasonal flu takes the lives of approximately 36,000 people each year in the United States,” Spokane Regional Health District Health Officer Dr. Joel McCullough said. “Preventing its spread remains a public health priority.” Good public health practices go a long way in preventing people from catching the flu, McCullough said. This year, it’s recommended that all people 6 months and older get immunized against flu. Unlike last year, people age 9 and older need only a single shot of flu vaccine to protect against three strains of the flu, including the H1N1 virus. Some children 6 months to 8 years of age may require two doses of this year’s flu vaccine. More information is available from health care providers and county health districts. Vaccine, in both the nasal mist and shot form, will be offered by many local health care provider offices and pharmacies. Typical flu can cause a range of symptoms and effects, from mild to severe. Most healthy people recover from the flu without problems. Persons at high risk of flu complications include people age 65 and older, young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, neurologic and neurodevelopmental disorders, heart disease, and people with

immunosuppressive conditions and associated medications. Flu symptoms may include sudden onset of fever, cough, headaches, body aches, chills, weakness and extreme fatigue. People with flu-like symptoms are advised to stay home for at least 24 hours and avoid contact with other people, except to get medical care if necessary, health officials said. Tips for preventing the spread of flu: • Get a flu shot each year. • Stay at home if you have a cough or fever. • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze, cough or blow your nose. • Wash your hands after you dispose of used tissues. • If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve/elbow. • Regularly clean surfaces in your home that are touched often, such as light switches, doorknobs, faucets and appliance handles. • Don’t share food, utensils, beverages, towels, lipstick, toys, cigarettes or anything else that might become contaminated with germs. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs can spread by touching them.

• Avoid close contact with sick people. Most germs are spread when a sick person coughs, sneezes or talks.

• Wear a mask in a medical office if asked. • Always follow your health care provider's instructions and take medicine as prescribed.

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Children’s health is a concern The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Parents and guardians can help make the school year safe and successful for children by providing for their basic health care needs. The state Department of Health offers some tips: • Immunizations — Whether the child is a toddler or a teenager, immunization is the best defense against a variety of diseases. Immunizations are especially important in a school setting where diseases can spread quickly. Meningococcal disease is a concern on college campuses, especially for students living in dorms. In Washington, 30-60 cases are reported each year, including one to eight deaths. The disease can cause permanent brain damage, hearing loss, learning disability, limb amputation and kidney failure. Vaccination can prevent some kinds of meningococcal disease. • Nutrition and physical activity — More than half of America’s young people are not physically active and don't eat vegetables and fruit on a regular basis.

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• Hand washing — Washing hands is one of the most important ways to keep children from getting sick. • Injury prevention — The Safe Kids USA Web site provides tips to help kids be safe at school or on their way to and from school. For children old enough to drive themselves to school, the state offers “The Washington Parent Guide to Teen Driving.” • Food safety — A lunch that sits unrefrigerated for hours waiting for the lunch hour can pose possible health risks. Think twice about what is packed in a

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Precautions can help reduce heat risk The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Severe heat may cause illness or even death, so when temperatures rise, people can take precautions to reduce risks. The state Department of Health offers hot weather tips to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke: • Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible unless you're sure your body has a high tolerance for heat. • Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar. • Eat more frequently but make sure meals are balanced and light. • Never leave any person or pet in a parked vehicle. • Avoid dressing babies in heavy clothing or wrapping them in warm blankets. • Check frequently on people who are elderly, ill or may need help. If you might need help, arrange to have family, friends or neighbors check in with you at least twice a day throughout warm weather periods. • Make sure pets have plenty of water. • Salt tablets should be taken only if

specified by your doctor. People on saltrestrictive diets should check with a doctor before increasing salt intake. • If you take prescription diuretics, antihistamines, mood-altering or antispasmodic drugs, check with a doctor about the effects of sun and heat exposure. • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun. Awnings or louvers can reduce the heat entering a house by as much as 80 percent. • Plan strenuous outdoor activities for early or late in the day when temperatures are cooler; then gradually build up tolerance for warmer conditions. • Take frequent breaks when working outdoors. • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sun block and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes when outdoors. • At first signs of heat illness (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps), move to a cooler location, rest for a few minutes and slowly drink a cool beverage. Seek medical attention immediately if you do not feel better. • Avoid sunburn. It slows the skin’s ability to cool itself. Use a sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (sun protection factor)

rating. • Avoid extreme temperature changes. A cool shower immediately after coming in from hot temperatures can result in hypothermia, particularly for elderly or very young people. • If air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine. • Ask your doctor about any prescription medicine you keep refrigerated. (If the power goes out, most medicine will be fine to leave in a closed refrigerator for at least three hours.) • Keep a few bottles of water in your freezer. If the power goes out, move them to your refrigerator and keep the doors shut.

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Smoking rates top state numbers Statistics show adults in Ferry and Okanogan counties are heavier smokers than average The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Ferry and Okanogan counties had adult smoking rates well above the state rate for 2009. Statistics from the state Department of Health indicate Washington’s adult smoking rate has declined to a new low of 14.8 percent, but Ferry and Okanogan counties’ rates remain much higher. Ferry County notched a 27.8 percent smoking rate for 2009, according to department statistics. Okanogan County had a 21.9 percent rate. The statewide rate is the third-lowest in the nation and is down from 15.3 percent in 2008. The department said factors likely to have contributed to Washington’s continued decrease in adult smoking include:

• One of the nation’s strongest smokefree laws. • The third-highest cigarette tax in the country. • A comprehensive tobacco prevention and control program. Despite gains statewide, smokeless tobacco use is on the rise among people who already smoke, state figures show. People from lowincome and lower educational backgrounds continue to smoke at higher rates, 29 and 27 percent, respectively. The tobacco industry spends more than $146 million a year in Washington to market its products, the department said. About 45 youth start smoking each day, and about 7,500 people a year die in Washington from tobacco-related diseases. The Washington State Tobacco Quit Line, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, 1-877-2NOFUME, provides free help to people who are ready to quit.

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Keeping cool where bugs are concerned The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Keeping your cool when bugs fly can help reduce your risk of winding up on the business end of a bloodthirsty mosquito or irritated wasp. Bees sting, yet they play an important role in pollinating flowering plants. Honey bees and bumble bees that are away from their hive or nest and looking for nectar or pollen will rarely sting, except when stepped on or deliberately provoked, according to the state Department of Health. Wasps and yellowjackets are more easily provoked than bees and their stings can be painful, with redness, itching and swelling that may last for several days. To keep from being stung by a bee or wasp: • Don’t disturb the hive or nest. • Don't swat at bees or wasps — this agitates them, making them more likely to sting. • Avoid brightly colored clothes, opentoed shoes, and perfumes or scented lotions when outside. • Keep food covered or behind screens when eating outdoors. • Dispose of food properly, including

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Bee stings can be painful — and deadly. decaying fruit in late summer. People who are allergic to wasp and bee stings should carry identification that states the allergy and any medicine being taken, the department said. Severe reactions can affect the whole body and may occur very quickly — often within minutes — and may be fatal if untreated. Call 911 if someone who was stung has chest pain, face or mouth swelling, trouble swallowing, trouble breathing or goes into shock. There’s plenty of talk about mosquitoes and West Nile virus, yet other summertime nuisances such as horse and deer flies also can deliver a painful, itchy bite. Scratching the bite may lead to infection.

Horse and deer flies are active during the day and are common around ponds, streams and marshes. They’re capable of transmitting tularemia, a bacterial disease. The department said people should cover exposed skin and use a repellent to keep the flies from biting. Two types of ticks are found across the state — hard and soft ticks. They usually feed on animals, but they'll feed on people when they can. Hard ticks can transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, though both are very rare in Washington. Such ticks live in wooded, brushy or grassy areas. Hikers, campers, and others spending time outdoors in tick-infested areas should check themselves for ticks often. Tick-borne relapsing fever is transmitted by soft ticks. It’s the most common tickborne disease in the state. Houses and cabins infested with rodents also may be home to soft ticks. Contact a health care provider if a tick bite results in a fever, rash, pain or swelling, the department said. Tick removal tips are available at www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/Zoo/WATick Diseases.htm#remove.


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Illness can spread through food The Chronicle OLYMPIA — Precautions can help keep barbecue, picnic and potluck food safe. Unwashed hands, undercooked meats, cross-contamination from raw meats to other foods, and eating unwashed fruits and vegetables can spread E. coli, salmonella and a host of other foodborne diseases. What many people call “stomach flu” or “intestinal virus” is often food poisoning, resulting in symptoms from mild nausea to a serious condition requiring medical treatment and hospitalization, the state Department of Health said. Especially at risk are young children, the elderly and people who have diseases that involve the immune system, such as asthma, arthritis, cancer, HIV, diabetes, and liver and kidney diseases. The department offers some tips: • Wash hands with soap and water before and after handling raw meats. Wash before eating. If running water is not available, hand sanitizers or disposable hand wipes can be used in a pinch.

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Health and medical groups and services AARP Safety Driving Program. Instructor: Keith Davis, 509-422-3787. Adult Protective Services, Ferry County. Information: 509-685-5646. Adult/child domestic violence and sexual assault help line, 24 hours a day at the Support Center: 888-826-3221 or 509-826-3221. Support Center provides assistance for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and general crime. Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington. Serves north central Washington from East Wenatchee. Information: 888-437-4147; www.aaccw.org, Omak: 739 Haussler, Unit B, Omak, WA 98841. Al-Anon. Part of world-wide organization offering self-help recovery program for families and friends of alcoholics regardless of whether the alcoholic seeks help or recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Information: Nancy Wells, 509-486-2093. • Okanogan, meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, United Methodist Church, 231 S. Third Ave., Okanogan; 509-826-6437. • Omak, meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 327 Edmonds; 509-486-2093. • Spanish-speaking, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 219 W. Gypsum, Inchelium. Information: 509-6875006 or 509-687-9709. • Tonasket, meets 8 p.m. Mondays at Hillside Park

Apartments community room. Information: 509-4862687. Alcohol/drug abuse 24-hour crisis line. Information: Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare, 509826-5600. Alcoholics Anonymous. Confidential support group for people with alcoholic substance problems. • Okanogan, meets at 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at United Methodist Church, 231 Third Ave., Okanogan; 7 p.m. Mondays (women only); 10-11:30 a.m. Sundays for breakfast at Cariboo Inn, Okanogan. Information: 509-826-6299. • Omak, meets at noon Mondays and Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch, Omak; 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 530 Jackson St., Omak. Information: 509826-6299. • Tonasket, meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 416A S. Whitcomb, Tonasket. Information: 509-429-1904. • Wauconda Candlelight Group. Meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Wauconda Community Church. Information: 509-486-4974. Alzheimer's caregiver support group. Meets 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at Apple Springs, Omak. Noble Kelly, leader, 509-422-5428; Kathy Mackay, 509-422-2928. American Cancer Society. Information: 800-537-

7710; mailing American Cancer Society, 103 Palouse No. 14, Wenatchee 98801-2251. American Legion Auxiliary. Information: Dee Patterson, 509-476-3563. American Legion Post No. 114, Nespelem. Serves Colville Indian Reservation. Information: 509634-2755. American Legion Post No. 56, Okanogan. Meets 7 p.m. third Monday of the month. Information: Gene Colnder, 509-422-0657. American Legion Post No. 97, Brewster. Located at 102 N. Third; phone 509-689-3307. American Legion, Oroville. Information: Vicki Hart, 509-476-2761. Blinded Veterans Association. Provides assistance with claims for legally blind veterans. Information: 800-669-7079, 202-371-8880, www.bva.org. Breastfeeding Coalition, Okanogan County. A group of nurses, midwives, physicians, lactation specialists, nutritionists and peer counselors who advocate the health and well being of women by promoting successful breastfeeding by education, information and support. Information: 509-422-3281. Brewster Clothing Bank. Operations 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, 17 N.E. Hospital Way, Seventh-day Adventist Church community service building. Information: 509-689-3537. Brewster commodities. Operates 9-11 a.m.

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Page 8 — 2010 Health and Medical Directory every third Wednesday of the month, 515 W. Indian Ave., St. James Episcopal Church basement. 509689-2823. Brewster Family Planning. Located in Main Street Health Associates office, 418 W. Main St. Information: 800-660-1624. Brewster Food Bank. Operates 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 515 W. Indian Ave., St. James Episcopal Church basement. 509-689-2823. Career Path Services. Provides employment counseling, job placement and community integration activities to developmentally disabled and handicapped adults. Information: Jodi DeCesari, 509826-2417 or 888-826-1273. CareNet Pregnancy Center of Okanogan County. Free pregnancy tests, pregnancy education; "Earn while you learn" clothing boutique and abstinence education. Promotes healthy relationships and abstinence. Information: 509-422-5506; 24-hour hotline, 800-395-HELP (4357). Child Protective Services, Ferry County. Information: 509-775-2220; reporting, 800-869-4018. Colville Business Council Veterans Committee. Information: 509-634-2206 Ext. 2206. Colville Confederated Tribes Area Agency on Aging. Information: Nespelem: 509-634-2758. Omak: 509-422-7449 or 509-422-7452; Inchelium: 509-7227074; Keller: 509-634-2803. Web: www.colville tribes.com. Colville Tribal Food Distribution, Nespelem. For Colville Indian Reservation residents only, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in old HRD building at Colville tribal agency, 509-634-2767.

Conconully commodities. Operates 1:30-3 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month, Conconully Town Hall. Information: Lisa Atkins, 509-826-4958. Connections. Domestic violence and sexual assault victims' advocacy in Ferry County. Information: 870 S. Clark Ave, Republic; 509-775-3331, 877-8769186 (toll free), 509-775-2014 (fax), 509-775-3851 (TTY). After hours advocate: 800-269-2380. Deaf Washington State Department of Social and Health Services text telephone device (TTY). Upgraded TTY accessibility makes it easier for people with hearing loss or speech disabilities to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult. 509-676-3777. Spanish: 800-676-4290. Web: www.washingtonrelay.com. DeRouge Orthopedic Guild. Raises money for Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle. Meets noon the third Tuesday of month at different locations. Information: Adelene VanBrunt, 509-8264600. Early Childhood Program, affiliated with Omak School District. Serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers ages 3-5. Information: 509-826-4908. Emergencies (police, fire, ambulance, etc.): Dial 911. Family Empowerment Project. Offers family advocacy, support groups, education clothing bank and small household goods. County-wide project operated through Okanogan School District. Address: 516 Tyee St., Okanogan. Information: 509-422-5414, fax 509-826-9674. Ferry County drug and alcohol counseling, 509-775-2958.

Ferry County Senior Information and Assistance, 509-775-0912. Greater Okanogan Community Network. Provides youth and family advocacy. Meets monthly. Information: Rochelle Riling, 509-422-1223. Inchelium Community Center. For Colville Indian Reservation residents only. Food distribution 10 a.m. third Thursday of the month. Information: 509722-7031. In-Home Care of Central Washington. Provides non-medical, in-home services for seniors and the disabled so that they can maintain a life of independence in their own home without being institutionalized. Information: 130 N. Main, Suite 2, P.O. Box 3699, Omak; 509-826-5825 or 800-6406907. Web: www.in-homecare.org. Keller Senior Meal Site. Northwest Harvest Food distribution is at 10 a.m. third Tuesday. Information: 509-634-2767. Los Ninos Bien Educados. Offers parenting classes. Information: 509-826-6191. Loup Loup Ski Patrol. Volunteer group provides emergency medical, rescue and communications services at Loup Loup Ski Bowl. Information: John Bartella, 509-826-6511. Manfisher Ministries. Located in downtown Omak. Christian-based help for those overcoming drugs and alcohol. Information: David and Dawn Hellyer, 509-826-5699. Mid-Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Supports hospital gift bar, donates funds for hospital equipment, donates scrubs to children admitted to hospital, gives nursing scholarships. Meets at 1:30 p.m. the third

What does Public Health do? How does Public Health benefit me, my family and my community? Okanogan County Public Health works to: ■ Prevent disease and injury ■ Promote healthier choices ■ Protect food, water and air ■ Prepare for emergencies Public Health operates very much “behind the scenes”. We’re not as visible as law enforcement or fire fighting, but we’re just as vital to the safety and well being of the community. For example, Public Health monitors and responds to outbreaks of diseases to control their spread and to prevent further illness. Public Health inspects restaurants and other food establishments to ensure safe and proper food handling and to ensure the food you eat is safe. All public drinking water systems are monitored for quality by Public Health. Public Health distributes vaccines to medical providers that are used to immunize you and your family. Public Health enforces regulations to make sure septic systems operate properly and pose no threat to human health. This kind of work often goes unnoticed – unless it isn’t being done. Public Health is working everyday for a safer and healthier community.

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2010 Health and Medical Directory — Page 9 Wednesday in the Family Medical Building next door to the hospital. Information: Rosa Pederson, 509-8264509. Mid-Valley Hospital Foundation. Secures financial resources necessary to maintain highquality, personalized patient care at Mid-Valley Hospital. Information: 509-826-1760. Narcotics Anonymous. Help and information: 509-826-6371. North Cascades chapter of the American Red Cross. Provides emergency and disaster assistance, first aid classes, help in contacting military service people, other services. Meets 11:30 a.m. third Tuesday of month. Sponsors youth group. Sheron Sheldon, executive director, 509-422-3440 Monday through Friday. Web: www.northcascades redcross.org/. Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare. Offers 24hour crisis line, 509-826-6191; counseling available throughout Okanogan County, call 509-826-6191 (collect calls OK) or 866-826-6191. Okanogan Country Dwellers. Non-profit organization providing low-income housing for adults with developmental disabilities. Information: Linda Topping, 509-486-4706. Okanogan County Child Development Association. Offers services for children ages birth to 5 and pregnant women. Executive director, Tami Miller. Information: 509-826-2466. Okanogan County Community Action Council. Offers a variety of food and emergency services, educational services, weatherization assistance, antipoverty programs, food bank. Located at 424 S.

Second Ave., P.O. Box 1067, Okanogan; phone 509422-4041 or 877-641-0101. Okanogan County Developmental Disabilities. Information: 509-826-6191. Okanogan County Infant-Toddler Network. Information: 509-826-8497. Okanogan County Public Health/Okanogan County Health District. Offers public health nurse visits during pregnancy and after delivery to help women have healthy babies, and to infants with health risks, teaches positive parenting skills. Helps families find special needs medical care or therapy. Offers international travel shots, HIV testing, food handler permits, issues birth certificate records and other services. Information: 509-422-7140. Okanogan County Relay for Life Committee. Plans the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Okanogan County the Friday and Saturday following Mother's Day. Team members raise money for cancer research and education. Information: Angela Crowson, steering committee chairwoman, 509-8463787 or jetskin2@hotmail.com, or Charlene Groomes, 509-429-8283 or cgroomes@charter.net. Okanogan County Shrine Club. Dedicated to helping children of any family. Organization offers free treatment. Location: 111 Eastlake Road, Oroville. Meets 7 p.m. second Monday of month. Information: Allen Fisher, president, 509-422-4544; Gary Bull, secretary, 509-476-2129. Okanogan County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force. Services through Okanogan Family Planning, 509-422-6593. Okanogan County Transportation and

Nutrition. Provides meals, transportation to seniors, general public and the handicapped. Information: 431 Fifth Ave, Omak; 509-826-4391 or 800-635-4391. Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital Guild. Information: 509-689-2517. Okanogan Family Planning. Located at 127 N. Juniper, Omak. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 509-422-6593 or 800-660-1624. Okanogan Food Bank. Commodities, food bank, emergency food assistance. Distribution 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Community Action office, 424 S. Second, Okanogan, 509-422-4041. Omak Early Childhood Program. Affiliated with Omak School District. The program serves preschoolers, including special education preschoolers. Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) available based on income. Information: Sheila Crowder, 509-826-2380. Omak Food Bank. Food and commodities. Distribution 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 101 W. Fourth, Omak. Information: Jo Schweikert, 509826-1717 or 509-826-0384. Omak Food Distribution — Second Harvest . For Colville Indian Reservation residents only. Food distribution 10 a.m. third Wednesday of the month at Omak senior building in east Omak. Information: 509422-7449 or 509-634-2767. Omak Senior Center of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Provides programs for Omakarea seniors on the Colville Indian Reservation. Information: 509-422-7449. Ora Yarwood Orthopedic Auxiliary. Raises money for Children's Hospital Guild Association,

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Page 10 — 2010 Health and Medical Directory which supports Children's Hospital, Seattle. Meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in members' homes. Information: Peggy Fisher, memorial chair, 509-826-2033. Oroville Food Bank and commodities. Distribution 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Thursday (in weeks with Thursday holidays, distribution is Tuesday) in the basement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Oroville. Information: Jeff Austin, 509-476-3978. Parent to Parent Support Program. Information: 509-826-8496. People's Pantry Food Bank. Open 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Republic Presbyterian Church; 10-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Curlew Presbyterian Church. Poison Control Center. Toll-free: 800-222-1222. Room One Health Education and Human Resource Center. An education and human resource center to promote health and well being for people of all ages. Many services offered, including domestic violence services. Information: 509-997-2050; e-mail info@roomone.com; Web site www.roomone.org. Runaway Hotline. Toll-free, 800-RUNAWAY (7862929). Salvation Army, Omak and Okanogan area. Information: 509-422-4041. Soldiers and Sailors' Relief Fund Board (Veterans' Relief Board). Okanogan County commissioner-appointed board that administers taxsupported veterans' relief fund. Provides assistance for veterans needing clothing, food, assistance with utilities and rent, and other needs when other avenues of help have been exhausted. Apply through service

representatives of veterans' groups. Meets 1 p.m. first Tuesday of the month at Community Action building, Okanogan. Information: Dale White, 509-322-2295. Special Olympics. Provides a variety of activities including track and field, bowling, gymnastics, and basketball. Information: 509-826-7117. SPIN Committee. Serving People in Need is committed to bring together people in an enriching environment with a primary focus of making public events available to multiple populations. Holds social events. Information: Wally Richards: 509-826-7117. Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA). Information: 800-562-6900. Web site: www.insurance.wa.gov/SHIBA/. Suicide prevention. Okanogan Behavioral HealthCare, 509-826-6191, 866-826-6191. The Cove. Food bank and commodities for Methow Valley, 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, 128 Glover St., Twisp. Non-profit outreach program provides emergency food service. Information: 509-997-0227. The Support Center. Assistance for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, date rape, sexual assault and general crime. Runs domestic violence support group, child and adult sexual assault support groups, survivors of sexual abuse group. 619 S. Second Ave., Okanogan. Information and assistance, 24 hours: 509-826-3221 or 888-826-3221. The Support Center. Assistance for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, date rape, sexual assault and general crimes. Information and assistance, 24 hours: 509-826-3221 or 888-826-3221. Tonasket Food Bank and commodities, 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Information:

Jack Gavin, 509-486-2480. TOPS of Omak No. 1193. Meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. for weigh in and 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a meeting every Thursday at the Horizon Estates clubhouse, Omak. Information: Barbara Scarborough, 509-422-3864, or Lynn Welch, 509-826-2900. Twisp Family Planning. Located at Room One Health Education and Human Resource Center, 315 Lincoln, Twisp. Information: 800-660-1624. U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs. Benefits information and assistance: 800-827-1000. Veterans' services, Colville Confederated Tribes. Phone: 509-634-2755. Vietnam Veterans' Wives Inc. Information: 7758893; headquarters P.O. Box 396, Republic 99166. Visual Impairment Services. Programs for legally blind veterans, counseling for visually impaired. Information: VA Hospital in Spokane, 800-325-7940 Ext. 7670. Washington Department of Services for the Blind, 800-552-7103. Washington Talking Books and Braille Library, 800- 542-0866 www.wtbbl.org.

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Directories of health and medical services ADULT FAMILY HOME _________________________________

BIRTHING CENTER _________________________________

Welcome Home Villa . . . . . (509) 826-3631 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1949 163B Nichols Road, Omak 98841 Beautiful private rooms with bathrooms, quality 24-hour care, respite care, pool with security fencing, unique home atmosphere and much, much more. See ad on page 6.

North Valley Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-2151 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 98855 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-542-2877 web site . . . . . . . . . . www.nvhospital.org Our birthing center offers a modern upto-date facility with an exceptional staff. Childbirth Education is offered. See ad on inside front cover.

A SSISTED LIVING _________________________________ Apple Springs . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-3590 1001 Senna St., Omak 98841 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-5595 Apple Springs Senior Living Community is as independent as you wish, with gracious assistance, as you need. See ad on page 4. North Valley Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-3121 118 S Whitcomb Ave, Tonasket 98855 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (877) 542-2877 web site . . . . . . . . . .www.nvhospital.org Providing quality care, assistance, safety and security in a pleasant, home-like environment while respecting the privacy and dignity of our residents. See ad on inside front cover.

A UDIOLOGY _________________________________ Micron Audiology . . . . . . . (509) 663-3967 529 Jasmine St., Omak 98841 1129 Springwater, Wenatchee fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 663-2899 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 699-4327 e-mail . . . . . . . . . johnny@microninc.com Located inside Mid-Valley Medical Center. Free hearing screening, free hearing aid clean and check. All make repairs, L&I claims. Price match guarantee. See ad on page 6. Moomaw Hearing Center, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omak: (509) 422-3100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-7534 5 West Central, Omak, WA 98841 and 1556 N. Wenatchee Ave., Suite D, Wenatchee, WA 98801 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 898-4327 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 665-9980 Doug Moomaw, Doctor of Audiology, has been providing diagnostic audiology and hearing aid services to North Central Washington for over 25 years. For your convenience, offices are located in both Omak and Wenatchee. See ad on page 7

CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION PROGRAM _________________________________ Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-8102 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help you recover after a heart attack, from other forms of heart disease or diagnosis of lung disease. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is divided into phases that involve various levels of monitored exercise, nutritional counseling, emotional support, and support and education about lifestyle changes to reduce your risks of heart problems. Call (509) 689-2517 for more information. See ad on page 9.

CHIROPRACTOR _________________________________ Family Chiropractic Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-2111 208 4th Ave., Omak 98841 web site . . . . . familychiropracticclinic.net Over 13 years of chiropractic practice. Low force, gentle manual adjustments. Computerized adjustments and digital Xray that make a precise foundation delivering lasting results. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

C LINICS _________________________________ Brewster Medical Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2525 520 West Indian Ave., Brewster, 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(509) 689-3247 Comprehensive medical care including board certified specialists in family medicine, obstetrics and pediatrics, orthopedics and vascular care. Rural health clinic available. Walk-ins welcome.

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Clinic hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. See ad on page 13. Family Health Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-5700 716 1st Ave. S., Okanogan 98840 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-7683 Family Health Clinic is a comprehensive health care system offering first-rate medical and dental care. FHC provides a reduced fee program for the uninsured. Bilingual staff at all sites. See ad on page 10. Ferry County Public Hospital District #1. (509) 775-3333 36 Klondike Road, Republic 99166 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 775-3866 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fcmh@fcphd.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fcphd.org Republic Medical Clinic. . (509) 775-3153 Curlew Medical Clinic . . . (509) 779-4049 Visit us in our newly completed fullservice facilities. Walk-ins welcome. Let our team of friendly compassionate caregivers assist you. See ad on page 2. Mid-Valley Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1600 529 Jasmine St., Omak 98841 web site . . . . . . www.mvmg.mvhealth.org Walk-ins welcome! Your full-service medical clinic close to home. Friendly, courteous staff. Call 826-1600 today. See ad on page 5. North Valley Family Medicine & AntiCoagulation Clinic . . . . . . (509) 476-3631 1617 Main, Oroville 98844 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 476-2643 Physician owned and patient centered. Providers include Dr. Wilson, Dr. Bolz, and Nancy Thompson, PAC. See ad on inside back cover. North Valley Family Medicine & AntiCoagulation Clinic . . . . . . (509) 486-2174 17 South Western, Tonasket 98855 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-1189 Physician owned and patient centered. Providers include Dr. Helleson, Dr. Bolz, Dr. Stangland, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Stortz, and Sarah Kaiser, PA. See ad on inside back cover. Okanogan Family Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-6593 127 Juniper St. N., Omak 98841 web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.okanoganfamilyplanning.org Birth control, Plan B, pap smears, pregnancy testing with options


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Directories of health and medical services counseling and referrals, STD testing/treatment and rapid HIV testing (same day results), infertility counseling and menopause services. Nonpregnancy testing with options counseling and referrals, STD testing/treatment and rapid HIV testing (same day results), infertility counseling and menopause services. Nonjudgmental and confidential services throughout Okanogan County since 1977. See ad on page 3. Omak Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1800 916 Koala, Omak 98841 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . info@wvclinic.com web site . . . . . . . . . www.wvmedical.com Individual and family board certified physicians, visiting specialists from Wenatchee Valley Medical Center, 24hour emergency care, obstetrics, gynecology, allergy evaluations, treatment, anti-coagulation clinic, and urgent care. See ad on inside back cover.

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Oroville Family Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (866) 991-6411 1617 Main St., Oroville 98844 Clinic hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See ad on inside back cover.

Providing family and/or individual counseling coordinated with your overall health care program at the Omak Clinic with Vicky Bringman, L.M.H.C. See ad on inside back cover.

Tonasket Family Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-3107 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 98855 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509-486-3160 Clinic hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays Noon to 5 p.m. See ad on inside back cover.

The Healing Heart . . . . . . . (509) 485-2030 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cell: (509) 429-3128 17 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 98855 Stressed? Depressed? Difficult past? Navigating tough life experiences? Begin the changes you want now with potent therapeutic modalities and a competent, caring, experienced counselor.

COUNSELING/ SYCHOTHERAPY P _________________________________ C RISIS INTERVENTION _________________________________ Okanogan Behavorial Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-6191 1007 Koala Drive, Omak 98841 Okanogan Behavorial HealthCare, 1007 Koala Drive, Omak. 24 hour crisis line 509-826-6191 or 866-826-6191. See ad on back page. Omak Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1800 916 Koala, Omak 98841 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . info@wvclinic.com web site . . . . . . . . . www.wvmedical.com

Programs and services to assist seniors, disabled individuals and family caregivers.

• Home Delivered Meals • Chore and Personal Care • Prescription Drug Information • Benefits Check-Up • Resource Libraries • Family Caregiver Support including Respite, Assistive Medical Devices, Caregiver Training and Support Groups Omak Office 509-826-7452 or 1-888-437-4147 739 Haussler Road #B, Omak, WA 98841 aaccw.org Serving Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Adams and Lincoln Counties

The Support Center . . . . . (509) 826-3221 619 and 621 S. 2nd Ave., Okanogan 98840 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-1742 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-826-3221 e-mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . information@thesupportcenter.org web site . . . . . www.thesupportcenter.org 24-hour advocacy for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual assault/abuse and other crimes.


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Directories of health and medical services D ENTISTRY D OCTOR OF OSTEOPATHY _________________________________ _________________________________ Adrian H. Tomarere . . . . . . (509) 689-2557 11 Hospital Way, Brewster 98812 P.O. Box 2781 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-3179 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 866-470-1700 e-mail . . . . . . . . atomarere@frontier.com We offer state-of-the-art dental care for the entire family. Our friendly and experienced doctor and his staff are anxious to get acquainted with you. Children’s Dentistry with Sedation or Anesthesia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-7529 Office Anesthesia and Dentistry 638 Okoma Drive, Omak 98841 Dentist/Anesthesiologists: Eugene Pester, DDS,FADSA Ryan Allen, DMD Dentists: Karl Northrup, DDS Ryan Wilson, DDS Mauricio Mosquera, DDS Comfortable dentistry for children needing comprehensive dental care. See ad on page 8. Family Health Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-5700 716 1st Ave. S., Okanogan 98840 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-7683 Brewster Dental, 101 North 6th Street, 1 (800) 660-2129. Family Health Clinic is a comprehensive health care system offering first-rate medical and dental care. FHC provides a reduced fee program for the uninsured. Bilingual staff at all sites. See ad on page 10.

Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-8102 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Larry Smith, D.O. Available at OkanoganDouglas Hospital, Dr. Smith specializes in internal medicine, osteopathic medicine, the weight loss program and sleep therapy clinic. Call (509) 689-4207 for information on any of the services provided by Dr. Smith. See ad on page 9.

EAR, NOSE AND THROAT OR OTOLARYNGOLOGY _________________________________ Eye & Ear Clinic of Omak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1191 717 Okoma Drive, Omak 98841 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (800) 738-8272 web site . . . . . . . . . eyeandearclinic.com Services available at the Wenatchee Clinic, 933 Red Apple Road, Suite 100, Wenatchee, WA. toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 572-9425

G ENERAL SURGERY _________________________________ Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-8102 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Dr. Gordon Tagge. Located at OkanoganDouglas Hospital, Dr. Tagge specializes in medical and surgical procedures

Brewster Medical Offices Our patients are our only concern.

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including biopsy, endoscopy procedures, skin lacerations, burns, breast surgery, gastric, appendectomy, hernias, hemorrhoids, gallbladder, rectal problems, trauma surgery and abdominal surgery. For more information, call (509) 689-3749. See ad on page 9.

HEARING AIDS AND INSTRUMENTS _________________________________ Inland Hearing Aids, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 254-4467 21 W. 4th Ave., Omak 98841 Dan MoreHouse. Formally Hear USA and Lakeside Hearing. Serving Omak, Moses Lake and Ellensburg. Toll free (800) 2544467. See ad on page 10. Micron Audiology . . . . . . . (509) 663-3967 529 Jasmine St., Omak 98841 1129 Springwater, Wenatchee fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 663-2899 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 699-4327 e-mail . . . . . . . . . johnny@microninc.com Located inside Mid-Valley Medical Center. Free hearing screening, free hearing aid clean and check. All make repairs, L&I claims. Price match guarantee. See ad on page 6. Moomaw Hearing Center, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omak: (509) 422-3100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-7534 5 West Central, Omak, WA 98841 and 1556 N. Wenatchee Ave., Suite D, Wenatchee, WA 98801 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 898-4327 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 665-9980 Doug Moomaw, Doctor of Audiology, has been providing diagnostic audiology and hearing aid services to North Central Washington for over 25 years. For your

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Directories of health and medical services convenience, offices are located in both Omak and Wenatchee. See ad on page 7.

H OSPICE _________________________________ Amedisys Hospice . . . . . . (509) 422-8621 800 S. Jasmine St, Omak 98841, Ste. #3 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-0131 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-422-8621 Caring for patients with kindness and compassion. Choosing a provider for hospice services is a very important decision. You want to ensure that your loved ones will be cared for both professionally and compassionately. Amedisys Hospice promises both. We improve the quality of life for patients facing a life-limiting illness and provide comfort and support for their loved ones. See ad on page 12.

HOSPITALS _________________________________ Ferry County Public Hospital District #1. (509) 775-3333 36 Klondike Road, Republic 99166 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 775-3866 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fcmh@fcphd.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fcphd.org We provide quality medical and longterm care services in a warm and friendly environment. Come visit us! See ad on page 2. Mid-Valley Hospital . . . . . . (509) 826-1760 810 Jasmine St., Omak 98841 web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mvhealth.org Mid-Valley Hospital is a team of dedicated, caring professionals providing state-of-the-art health care services. See ad on page 5. North Valley Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-2151 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 98855 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-542-2877 web site . . . . . . . . . .www.nvhospital.org Full service hospital, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, surgery, lab, progressive care unit, trauma level IV, 24-hour emergency services, and visiting specialists. See ad on inside front cover. Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-8102 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info 24 hour emergency department.

Ground/Air ambulance, surgery, ICU, Sleep Medicine Center and Weight Loss Clinic. Proud owners of Health Beat Fitness and Physical Therapy, (509-6892206) and Hillcrest House Assisted Living Facility, (509-689-6682). Advantage Durable Medical Equipment, (509-645-3333), and Mansfield Clinic (509-683-1300). See ad on page 9.

INSURANCE _________________________________ AFLAC - Pam Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-1530 Mailing address: 23227 Hwy. 20, Okanogan 98840 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-1530 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (888) 422-1530 e-mail. . . . . pamrobinson18@yahoo.com American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC). Pam Robinson, an Independent Agent Representing AFLAC. Carlton Financial . . . . . . . (509) 826-6045 20 N. Main, Omak 98841 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 700-6045 e-mail . . . . ddcarlton@ft.newyorklife.com web site. . . . . denniscarltonfinancial.com Long term care, mutual funds and tax deferred annuities, life insurance, disability, individual and group medical insurance programs available.

LAB SERVICES _________________________________ North Valley Hospital . . . . (509) 486-3142 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 98855 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (877) 542-2877 web site . . . . . . . . . . www.nvhospital.org Full service laboratory offers a full line of in-house testing. Services available for both inpatients and outpatients. See ad on inside front cover. Omak Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1800 916 Koala, Omak 98841 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . info@wvclinic.com web site . . . . . . . . . www.wvmedical.com Omak Clinic offers clinical laboratory services. For more information, please call (509) 826-1800 and ask for the laboratory. Ad is on inside back cover.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND S UPPLIES _________________________________ Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812

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fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 645-3334 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Advantage Durable Medical Equipment located next to HealthBeat Fitness Center. Offering: oxygen, nebulizers, walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, hospital beds and bath safety items. Open 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. 24/7 availability on certain items. For more information (509) 645-3333 or (800) 833-0597 Fax (509) 645-3334. See ad on page 9.

NATURAL AND HEALTH F OOD STORE _________________________________ Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-4188 21 W. 4th, Tonasket 98855 Our deli features nutritious freshly made lunch items. Open 7 days. Indoor seating available. Natural foods grocery, organics and choices for our customers seeking to maintain or improve their health.

NURSING HOME _________________________________ Harmony House Health Care Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2546 River Plaza, PO Box 829, Brewster 98812 web site . . . . . . . harmonyhousehcc.com 54-bed skilled nursing facility offering physical, occupational and speech therapy with licensed therapist. Audiology and podiatry services, skilled nursing care and respite care. North Valley Extended Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-3110 22 W 1st, Tonasket, WA 98855 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (877) 542-2877 web site . . . . . . . . . . www.nvhospital.org 58-bed skilled nursing facility adjacent to hospital. In-house rehabilitation and recreation programs. Nutritious meals, certified dietician on staff. Highest quality personal care. See ad on inside front cover.

OB/GYN _____________________________ Okanogan Family Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-6593 127 Juniper St. N., Omak 98841 web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.okanoganfamilyplanning.org Gynecological services including pap smears, annual exams, pregnancy testing with options counseling and referrals, STD testing/treatment and HIV testing, infertility counseling, and


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Directories of health and medical services menopause services. Non-judgmental and confidential services throughout Okanogan County. Since 1977. See ad on page 3.

OPHTHALMOLOGY _________________________________ Eye & Ear Clinic of Omak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1191 717 Okoma Drive, Omak 98841 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 738-8272 web site . . . . . . . . . . eyeandearclinic.com W.E. Wicheta, M.D.; J.M. Britt, M.D.; T.B. Osgood, M.D.

O PTICAL _________________________________ Eye & Ear Clinic of Omak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1191 717 Okoma Drive, Omak 98841 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 738-8272 web site . . . . . . . . . . eyeandearclinic.com Optical shop open Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

OPTICAL SHOP _________________________________ Optical Outfitters . . . . . . . . (509) 826-7919 916 Koala Drive, Omak 98841 Offering over 600 styles of frames, contacts and eye glass repairs. See ad on page 4.

OPTOMETRISTS _________________________________ Eye & Ear Clinic of Omak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1191 717 Okoma Drive, Omak 98841 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 738-8272 web site . . . . . . . . . . eyeandearclinic.com Dr. Richard E. Roberts. Clinic and optical shop hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m-5 p.m.

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON _________________________________ North Valley Hospital . . . . . (509) 486-2151 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 98855 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (877) 542-2877 web site. . . . . . . . . . . www.nvhospital.org Dr. Jim Lamberton. Specializing in total joint replacements, sports medicine injuries, arthroscopic surgery, back surgery, and rotator cuff injuries. See ad on inside front cover. Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2086 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Dr. Jim Lamberton. Specializing in total joint replacements (hip, knee, shoulder), sports medicine injuries, arthroscopic surgery, back surgery, rotator cuff injuries and reversed shoulder prosthesis. Call (509) 689-4000 to find out more about Dr. Lamberton’s services. See ad on page 9.

OXYGEN _________________________________ Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 645-3334 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info See Medical Equipment and Supplies listing on page 9.

PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS _________________________________

Omak Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1800 916 Koala, Omak 98841 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@wvclinic.com web site . . . . . . . . . www.wvmedical.com Full service optometry department, Ugo Bartell, O.D., offering all types of vision care and eye exams. Optical shop. See ad on inside back cover.

North Valley Family Medicine & AntiCoagulation Clinic . . . . . . (509) 476-3631 1617 Main, Oroville 98844 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 476-2643 Physician owned and patient centered. Providers include Dr. Wilson, Dr. Bolz, and Nancy Thompson, PAC. See ad on inside back cover.

Paul Hartkorn, O.D. . . . . . . (509) 826-0240 19 W. Central, Omak 98841 Best in the business. Fields exam, glaucoma pressure checks, routine eye exams, major medical eye exams, adjust and repair glasses.

North Valley Family Medicine & AntiCoagulation Clinic . . . . . . . (509) 486-2174 17 South Western, Tonasket 98855 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-1189 Physician owned and patient centered. Providers include Dr.Helleson, Dr. Bolz, Dr. Stangland, Dr. Wilson, Dr, Stortz, and Sarah Kaiser, PA. See ad on inside back cover.

Paid Listings

Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-3749 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-9106 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Gordon Tagge, M.D., board certified. See ad on page 9. Omak Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1800 916 Koala, Omak 98841 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@wvclinic.com web site . . . . . . . . . www.wvmedical.com Individual and family board certified physicians, 24-hour emergency care, obstetrics, gynecology, allergy evaluations and treatment. See ad on inside back cover.

PHYSICAL THERAPY/ HERAPISTS T _________________________________ Ascent Physical Therapy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-9533 11 N. Main St., Omak 98841 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1152 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . timdawn@wildblue.net Physical therapy services for the Okanogan Valley. Preferred providers for all major insurance carriers. Tim Larson, P.T. North Valley Rehabilitation . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 S Western Ave., Tonasket 98855 1417 Main St., Oroville 98844 Tonasket . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 486-2784 Oroville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 476-4050 The Department of Rehabilitation Services works with patients in the Extended Care facility, Assisted Living facility, Acute Care and the Outpatient Clinics in Tonasket and Oroville. See ad on inside front cover. Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-8401 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Charmain Minnis, P.T., (509) 689-2517; Mark Miller, P.T., (509) 689-2260. See ad on page 9.


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Directories of health and medical services P ODIATRIST _________________________________ Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-9106 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Dr. John Horlebein. Specializing in foot care and ankle surgery, diabetic wound care, diabetic shoes, sports medicine and custom fitted orthotics, Dr. Horlebein may be reached at 1 (800) 363-3233. See ad on page 9.

PUBLIC HEALTH _________________________________ Okanogan County Public Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-7140 1234 Second Ave. S., Okanogan fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-7142 web site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.okanogancounty.org/ochd Okanogan County Public Health working for the health of Okanogan County. Visit our website at www.okanogancounty.org/ochd See ad on page 8.

RADIOLOGY _________________________________ North Valley Hospital . . . . . (509) 486-3133 203 S. Western Ave., Tonasket 98855 Offers a wide range of imaging services using some of the latest technology and employs the newest diagnostic and treatment techniques.

See ad on inside front cover. Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster 98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-8102 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info See ad on page 9. Omak Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-1800 916 Koala, Omak 98841 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@wvclinic.com web site . . . . . . . . . www.wvmedical.com Mammography, Dexa scans, ultra-sounds, and x-rays. Joseph E. Love, M.D. See ad on inside back cover.

ENIOR SERVICES S _________________________________ Aging & Adult Care of Central Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-7452 739 Haussler Road, Suite B, Omak 98841 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 826-7454 toll free . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 (888) 437-4141 web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . aaccw.org Home delivered meals, chore and personal care, family caregiver support including respite, medical devices, caregiver training, resources and program referrals. See ad on page 12.

S LEEP MEDICINE _________________________________ Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 689-2517 507 Hospital Way, PO Box 577, Brewster

Paid Listings

98812 fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 645-3336 e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . swalter@oddh.org web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.oddh.info Sleep Medicine Center: the latest treatment for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and snoring. See ad on page 9.

STRESS RELIEF _________________________________ The Mustard Seed . . . . . . . (509) 826-2463 21 N. Main, Omak 98841 For stress-related illnesses see Barb Warner — Certified Reflexologist, Reiki master, cranial sacral, aromotherapy. Hypnotherapy, Kirby Michael. Iridology, Jan Pearson.

OMEN’S HEALTHCARE W _________________________________ Okanogan Family Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (509) 422-6593 127 Juniper St. N., Omak 98841 web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.okanoganfamilyplanning.org Birth control, Plan B, pap smears, pregnancy testing with options counseling and referrals, STD testing/treatment and rapid HIV testing (same day results), infertility counseling and menopause services. Non-judgmental and confidential services throughout Okanogan County since 1977. See ad on page 3.

Index of Advertisers BREWSTER Adrian H. Tomarere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Brewster Medical Office . . . . . . . . . . .11, 13 Harmony House Care Center . . . . . . . . . .14 Okanogan-Douglas District Hospital . . .9, 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 14, 15, 16 OKANOGAN AFLAC - Pam Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Family Health Centers . . . . . . . . . .10, 11, 13 Okanogan County Public Health . . . . . .8, 16 The Support Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 OMAK Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 16 Amedisys Hospice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13 Apple Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 11 Ascent Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Carlton Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Eye and Ear Clinic of Omak . . . . . . . .13, 15 Family Chiropractic Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Inland Hearing Aids, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .10, 13

Micron Audiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 11, 13 Mid-Valley Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 14 Mid-Valley Medical Group . . . . . . . . . . .5, 11 Moomaw Hearing Center . . . . . . . .7, 10, 11 Mustard Seed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Office Anesthesia and Dentistry . . . . . .8, 13 Okanogan Behavorial Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, back cover Okanogan Family Planning . . . .3, 11, 14, 16 Omak Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .inside back cover, 12, 14, 15, 16 Optical Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, 15 Paul Hartkorn, O.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Welcome Home Villa . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 11 OROVILLE North Valley Family Medicine and Anti-Coagulation Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside back cover, 11, 15 North Valley Rehab . . .Inside front cover, 15 Oroville Family Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside back cover, 12

REPUBLIC Ferry County Public Hospital District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, 11, 14 TONASKET Healing Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 North Valley Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside front cover, 11 North Valley Extended Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside front cover, 14 North Valley Family Medicine and Anti-Coagulation Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside back cover, 11, 15 North Valley Hospital . . . . .Inside front cover, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 14, 15, 16 North Valley Rehab . . .Inside front cover, 15 Tonasket Family Medical Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside back cover, 12 Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op . . . . . . . . .14 WENATCHEE Micron Audiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 11, 13


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