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Easy tips for keeping kids active this summer With the school year complete, kids are excited to relax after a year of hard work, learning and extracurricular activities. However, this may lead to the temptation of sitting on the couch watching

TV or playing on a computer or mobile device. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Let's Play initiative found that only 33 percent of children

participate in daily active play, and for 30 minutes less than the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. It's important for kids to get daily active play because it contributes to

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Mike Goodman, MPT Services include: Sports and orthopedic injuries, Post-surgical and joint replacement rehab, Neurological rehab and vestibular therapy, Manual therapy. ASTYM certified

Evening Appointments Available To Request an Appointment Call us today at 360-331-3969, or fax: 331-0152 5508 Harbor Ave., Freeland


Healthcare Directory — 2016 — ASSISTED LIVING Sunrise Services 107 S. Main Street, Suite C102 • Coupeville 360-682-6154

AUDIOLOGY Hearing Health Services 107 S. Main Street, A102 • Coupeville 360-678-1423

BIRTH AND MORE Beverly Young Reed, CBD Accredited Power of Positive Parenting Power BevDoula@gmail.com www.BevDoula.com • www.BirthnMore.com

CLINICS Skagit Regional Clinic - Oak Harbor 1300 NE Goldie Road, Suite A • Oak Harbor 360-639-3093

DENTIST Henry Vasquez, DDS General Dentistry 1049 S.E. City Beach Street • Oak Harbor www.vasquezdentistry.com 360-675-3444

DERMATOLOGY Family Dermatology 275 SE Cabot Drive, Suite A3 • Oak Harbor 205 S. Main Street, Building B • Coupeville 1804 Scott Road, Suite 106 • Freeland www.familydermco.com 360-682-5024

Barbara Simons, PA-C Family Medicine, all ages Water’s Edge Family Practice & Wellness Center • Langley Hours 9-6 Mo/We/Thu/Fri 360-331-6535

HEALTH CLASSES Island County Public Health/Classes 1 NE 6th Street • Coupeville www.islandcountyseptictraining.com 360-678-7914

HEALTH INSURANCE AGENCY Senior Insurance Services 5492 S. Harbor Avenue • Freeland 360-331-4537

INNOVATIVE MEDICINE Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine Dr. Jennifer Schiavone-Ruthensteiner ND Dr. Nathan Armstrong ND Dr. Lenny Franzese ND Integrative Primary Care, Pediatrics & Integrative Treatments 5492 Myrtle Avenue • Freeland www.rebootcenter.com 360-331-2464 Whidbey ND Sarah Chappelle, ND 1804 Scott Road, #303 • Freeland 206-280-6239

LIFE COACH Dr. Tess Hightower Life Coach 4648 Jones Road • Oak Harbor 310-625-9996

MASSAGE Island Wellness Massage Bluewater Building 5548 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 102 • Freeland www.islandwellnessmassage.com 360-221-2250 or 206-832-6021

Hydotherapy | Homeopathy Biodfeedback | Counseling Nutrition | Botanicals Craniosacral | Physical Medicine Bioidentical Hormones Medication Management

Conditions Treated: Hormonal Imbalances | Diabesity Digestive Issues | Allergies Colds and Flus | Sleep Disorders Hypertension | Sinus Infections Depression & Anxiety Headaches & Migraines

Whidbey Ripple Effect Massage & Yoga Michele Duncan King LMP, RYT WhidbeyRippleEffect@gmail.com www.WhidbeyRippleEffect.com 541-480-0105

OPTOMETRY Island Eye Care Offices in Oak Harbor & Freeland whidbeyislandeyecare.com 360-240-2020 Vision Plus 31775 State Route 20, Ste B1 • Oak Harbor 360-544-5843 Whidbey Vision Care 1690 E. Main Street, Ste 103 • Freeland www.whidbeyvisioncare.com 360-331-8424

PHARMACY Island Drug 32170 State Route 20 • Oak Harbor 360-675-6688 11042 State Route 525, #130 • Clinton 360-341-3880

PHYSICAL THERAPY Coupeville Physical Therapy 35 NW 1st Street • Coupeville 360-678-1200 Harbor Physical Therapy 5508 S. Harbor Avenue • Freeland www.harborptwellness.com 360-331-3969 IRG Oak Harbor Physical Therapy Andrea Wood, PT, DPT, Clinic Director 275 Cabot Drive • Oak Harbor www.irgpt.com 360-914-5504

I offer you a new style of health care serving you directly as your personal physician rather than being a servant to insurance companies’ dictates! Why wait until you have developed a chronic disease or health problem? I will work with you to keep you feeling your best, preserving your high quality of life while helping you prevent disease. Have you developed a chronic or acute condition that requires medical attention? While I can write prescriptions, my goal is to minimize their use and to first use natural treatments to help you feel better quickly and improve your quality of life. I am located in Suite 303 on the third floor of the Freeland China City building.

Schedule a free meet and greet appointment today at www.WhidbeyND.com or call


South Whidbey Physical Therapy Aquatic Therapy - Utilizing a heated pool and indoor/outdoor hot tubs, Massage Therapy, Orthopedics, Post-Surgical, Sports Injuries, Work Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents Freeland 360-331-5272 Whidbey Performance Physical Therapy 5575 S. Harbor Avenue, #103 • Freeland www.WhidbeyPerformancePT.com 360-331-0141

PODIATRIST Family Foot & Ankle Care Jon R. Tiessen, DPM 1100 SW Bowmer Street, A103 • Oak Harbor 360-679-3117

PSYCHOTHERAPIST Aptitude Habilitation Services 31955 State Route 20 • Oak Harbor 360-279-9000 Sarah Manchester Therapy 772 Camano Avenue, Suite 201A • Langley www.SarahManchesterTherapy.com 360-221-2262

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Play study, longer stretches of active play are more likely to occur boosting their playtime with these with friends or siblings. Round up tips: kids from your neighborhood to Make play time family time. get together for a different activAccording to the Let's Play survey, ity each week, such as an obstacle in general, year-over-year younger course or hide and seek. This alchildren's active play time is more lows your children to socialize and likely to be impacted by busy be active for an extended period of family schedules. To make sure time. your family is getting the physical For more information about activity they need, find windows ways to keep kids active and within your busy schedule to fit in playing this summer, check out some play, even if it's just a brief LetsPlay.com break. For example, rather than asking about your children's days — Family Features at the dinner table, take a predinner family walk to hear more while getting in some steps. Create summer structure. Without structured school days, kids may get too comfortable sitting inside playing video games. An American Academy of PediatHabilitation Services, Inc. rics study shows that rather than playing outside, kids are spending an average of seven hours per day on entertainment media and other electronic devices. It's important to let your children have downtime Aptitude Habilitation Services is a during the summer, but setting up comprehensive educational and rehabilitation services firm dedicated to providing the weekly family playdates will give highest quality applied behavioral therapy to them something to look forward children and adults on the autism spectrum. to while keeping them active. This could be a weekly family bike ride Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts around the neighborhood, a game (BCBAs) coordinate and conduct Functional of catch or capture-the-flag. Behavior Assessments (FBA) which are used Creativity is key. Summer to plan, develop, implement, and supervise means longer days, more hours of services using applied behavior analysis (ABA), including discrete trial strategies, and sunlight and more opportunities verbal behavior for our clients with autism. to be outside. Get creative when Once the assessment and plan are complete, motivating your kids to be active. they supervise and overlap with the assigned For example, take a daily activity Registered Behavior Technician. like walking the dog and turn it into a scavenger hunt by drawing up a treasure map of things your children should find on their walk, such as a pine cone, flower, blue For more information on services, car and other items around the contact us at the following: neighborhood. Host backyard playdates. (360) 279-9000 aptitudeservices.com Playing is always more fun with 31955 State Route 20 Ste. #3, friends. According to the Let's Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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Whidbey Vision Care Inc

Offering Premier Whidbey Island Vision Care Services We offer cutting edge technology to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure most eye and vision problems.


Comprehensive Eye Exams Dry Eye Treatment and Care Caring for the Maturing Eye Pediatric Eye Care Diabetic Eye Care Cataract Care Emergency Eye Care Contact Lens Fitting Lasik (Refractive) Surgery Glaucoma Treatment and Care Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Chris C. Gaustad, OD Dr. Roy G. Gordon, OD Dr. Keith B. Johnston, OD

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We think of the practice of pharmacy as a service, not an assembly line of pill bottles. We have two full-time pharmacists on staff in order to give you access to their knowledge and other helpful services, most in our area have only one. Our pharmacists •c pap with • insurance billing respiratory have training to provide services above and beyond • tricare specialists therapist on staff counting tablets, such as diabetes education, • drive up window • durable medical equipment/home smoking cessation, immunizations, and health (north whidbey only) health screenings. We want to contribute to better • medicine-on-time • staff dedicated • most insurance to billing your rx health on Whidbey Island, let us help you. accepted

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Whidbey Island Healthcare Guide 2016 Why do hearing aids cost so much? One reason is that manufacturers continually conduct extensive research to develop state-of-the-art technology, which makes hearing aids sophisticated and user friendly. An experienced doctor of audiology (Au.D.) is key to understanding this technology, correctly assessing a patient’s needs and providing customfitted, quality hearing aids that will address hearing loss and help change lives. How do I find a great doctor of audiology? Ask friends and other doctors for references, and consider community recognition awards. Dr. Kristine Jarrell has been providing personalized hearing care services for over 20 years and has a commitment to excel-

Dr. Kristine Jarrell Voted Whidbey Island’s most trusted audiologist three years in a row! Dr. Jarrell has been serving the Whidbey Island community with quality hearing care for over 20 years. She provides a full range of audiological services and is dedicated to

lence and patient satisfaction. Her patients love her — she has been voted Best of Whidbey Top Audiologist three years in a row. — Provided by Hearing Health Services What is the difference between a doula and a midwife? Most people have heard of what a midwife does. They are the people that do all the medical stuff for pregnancy, including delivering the baby. They can even do your yearly female exams. So how is a doula different? The biggest difference is that a doula does nothing medical. As a doula, I will never check the position of the baby, or suggest a medical test. What a doula does do is provide resources and information so that you can make informed decisions for

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your pregnancy and birth. I help you prepare for your birth by helping you to build a plan. I then support you and your partner during the labor and birth based on your birth plan. I bring the knowledge of over 20 years of birth support as well as that of a childbirth educator and from various continuing education courses I have taken. Once you have the baby, a postpartum doula helps with the transition period of becoming a family. We will help with baby feeding questions, baby care, cooking, running errands, mommy care and other things as agreed upon during our pre-delivery meeting. So, in short, a doula does nothing medical. We partner with you for your birth and/or postpartum period providing support, education

Birth & More Providing: • Childbirth Education • Birth Planning sessions • Parenting Classes • Sibling Preparation Class • Birth Doula • Postpartum Doula

Beverly Young Reed,CBD (Madriella), CPPD (Madriella), CBE Accredited Power of Positive Parenting Provider Bevdoula@gmail.com | Cell: 360.292.5961 www.BirthnMore.com


Clinic Hours: M-Th 8am til 6pm, Fri-8am til 4pm

Lindsay Jobe, DPT Cari King, PTA

35 NW First St. Coupeville 360-678-1200 www.coupevillept.com

and resources. We attend births in a hospital, a home, or at a birthing center. I would love to talk to you more about what a doula can do for you. What is a life doula? We have all been there, you know, coming home from the hospital with no one to help with cooking or personal care. Then there are the times that you are just too overwhelmed with life and don't have time to cook meals for the week. When your loved one is at the end of their life, you could really use an extra set of hands to help with what needs to be done, someone who understands. As a life doula, I am the one that you would call. I work with CONTINUED ON PAGE A5

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families of all ages and types. I prepare meals in your home, run errands for you, do light house keeping, sit by the bedside so that you can get a break and am there to listen when you need someone that understands. I have supported families with ALS, Parkinson's disease, mitochondrial disease and cancer, as well as those who are at the end of life, and those who are just so busy they don't have time to cook a meal. What I do for each family varies depending on what the family needs and wants. I would love to talk with you more about how I can help you. — Provided by Bev Dula Can I choose where I receive physical therapy? Yes! Physical therapy is

ordered by a health care provider when deemed a beneficial course of action. Once prescribed, it is always your right to pursue a physical therapy clinic that best fits your personal preference and needs. — Provided by Coupeville Physical Therapy

unique, Reboot Center prides itself in offering tailored, focused, health-promoting care.

not treated early. Non-melanoma skin cancers are slower-growing. The two most common types are called basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Non-melanoma skin cancers are more common than melanoma skin cancers. For example, three out of 10 Caucasians will develop BCC in their lifetime.

Does Reboot Center carry OTC products (for non-patients)? Yes! Our physician-selected over-the-counter nutritional supplements are non-GMO, and many are also organic, glutenWhat is integrative naturopathic free and vegetarian. care? Their extreme purity is guarPatients at Reboot Center anteed. These are available both at our Why do I need to get to know my receive a blend of the best of both naturopathic care and tra- clinic as well as online at reboot- skin? center.com ditional "Western" medicine. Your skin is your largest — Provided by Reboot Center organ. In fact, the average adult As a primary care and specialty care facility, Reboot Cenhas two square meters of it. What is the difference between ter offers the full spectrum of Your skin is your first line of non-melanoma and melanoma services, including therapeutic defense against damaging sunskin cancer? injections, specialty laboratory light, unsafe chemicals, harsh Most skin cancer develops tests, cranial treatments, osseous temperatures, harmful bacteslowly and can take several and soft tissue manipulation, ria and other organisms you forms. Melanoma is a type of allergy testing and treatment encounter every minute of every skin cancer that can develop and much more. day. quickly and can be dangerous if Because every person is truly CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

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the power of the lens is not the same all the way around. Learning more about your Unlike near or farsightedness, skin will help you take better astigmatism can cause blurry care of it, so it can function as vision both far away and up well as possible and age as it close, so it's important it's should, not before its time. — Provided by Corinne Sayler, accounted for. At Vision Plus we always PA-C, Dermatology with Skagit strive to provide the most accuRegional Health rate prescriptions possible. — Provided by Vision Plus How often should I get an eye exam? Do you provide a sliding scale? Yearly eye exams are the way Yes, always! I am just applying to go. We see patients of all ages for insurance boards and hope starting at 6 months. to take most insurance in the However, we recommend future. In the interim, I will proeveryone have an eye exam by age 5 and yearly after that. Poor vide a generous sliding scale for individuals and families. vision affects all aspects of life, including school and/or job perDo I have to come or contact to formance. At Vision Plus we want every- come in every week? No, being a psychotherapist one to see their best. in Los Angeles for 20 years and I think I have astigmatism, what teaching psychology classes for 15 years, I've learned that I need is that? First, astigmatism is not a dis- to meet you where you are on ease — it relates to your glasses/ this journey. This is a collaborative endeavcontact lens prescription. or and it needs to accommodate In a nutshell, lenses with astigyour schedule and time frame. matism have different powers CONTINUED ON PAGE A7 within the same lens — meaning CONTINUED FROM A5













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Learn how to live with your septic and avoid costly repairs. Learn how to live with your septic and avoid costly repairs. If you have a gravity or pressure system you could learn to If you have a gravity or pressure system you could learn to inspect it yourself and get certified for only $28. To register inspect it yourself and get certified for only $28. To register visit: islandcountyseptictraining.com or call 360-678-7914. visit: islandcountyseptictraining.com or call 360-678-7914.

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Whidbey Island Healthcare Guide 2016 The County Environmental Health Department works with Packages are available. — Provided by Dr. Hightower the State Department of Health to monitor drinking water, surface water and marine water at Can I get information about my popular swimming beaches. septic system? These are done through sepaIsland County has a new pub- rate programs. Call 360-679lic portal on their website where 7350 for details. you can find information about — Provided by Island County your septic system. Public Health Look under “Your Government, Public Health, and EnviWhat is ASTYM? ronmental Health” and then ASTYM is a manual treatclick on public portal on the ment that helps to heal and left. regenerate the soft tissues of the Or you can attend one of our body. free Septic 101 & 201 classes. ASTYM effectively treats The next class is at 5 p.m. common diagnoses including Thursday, June 30 at the Nordic plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, Lodge in Coupeville. sprains and strains and post-op Call 360-678-7914 to register. or post-injury scarring. IRG Physical Therapy has Where can I find out about my Oak Harbor's only certified water quality? ASTYM provider to relieve CONTINUED FROM A6

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your pain and keep you active. What is functional therapy all about? As humans our bodies crave motion for optimal health. Our therapists provide individualized movement-based and hands on treatment programs ensuring a safe return to your desired activity. Our functional strategies address mobility and strength deficits to instill healthy movement patterns to keep you injury free. — Provided by IRG Physical Therapy Do you have a housing program and how do I qualify for it? Yes, we do have a housing program. However, you must be enrolled in mental health services to be considered for the

program. Also, it is a transitional program and only provides assistance to the most needy. We base that need on a vulnerability assessment. What is the Jail Transition Services program, and what assistance does it offer? The JTS program is the Jail Transition program. Through it, we help clients with case management — connecting with community resources for medical insurance, food assistance, etc. We have an employment specialist help find a job and a mental health counselor. All of this is aimed at providing stability to hopefully prevent a return to jail. — Provided by Sunrise Services

Sunrise Community Behavioral Health is now serving Island County! We offer more than 30 years experience providing successful treatment and support programs to help you improve your quality of life. Together, let’s begin your journey to true recovery.

Oak Harbor 360-544-3800 Andrea Wood, PT, DPT, Clinic Director 275 SE Cabot Dr., Suite A-05 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 P. 425.349.9692 l irgpt.com


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Refresh, restore and repair your health When it comes to your overall health, taking simple steps to keep yourself in good shape is key. Regardless of age or physical ability, practicing healthy habits can help improve both your physical and mental states, and lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle. Whether it's working a quick, refreshing yoga session into your daily routine, restoring energy with a nutritious snack or repairing your oral health, there are countless things you can do to improve your overall health and wellness. Take a step in the right direction and put your health first with some of these simple tips: Keep your mind sharp

Research shows that you can keep cognitive function strong with mental stimulation. Complet-

ing crossword puzzles, reading or challenging yourself with brain games like Sudoku or Mah Jongg can help boost memory and brain power. Lower your stress level

Take stress levels seriously. Try managing it by focusing on hobbies or activities you find calming, like reading or listening to music. You can also try practicing relaxation techniques, including meditation and breathing exercises. Help repair your oral health

Practicing proper oral hygiene and using the right tools are simple ways to improve your oral health. The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice daily for two minutes and

flossing daily.

Eat a well-balanced diet

Research supports eating a well-balanced diet of vitamin and mineral-rich foods can be beneficial to your health. Opting to cook at home rather than going out to eat is an easy way to maintain those healthy eating habits. You can also try different cooking methods, such as steaming or modifying recipes to reduce sugar, salt and fat to help manage and sustain your diet changes. You can also supplement a multivitamin if necessary. Make time for a workout Finding the motivation to hit the gym is the hardest part of working out.

If you make working out and taking care of yourself a priority, you can feel your best and also help set a good example for your children. Practice good sleeping habits

The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Staying on a regular sleep schedule, keeping your sleep environment cool, dark and quiet, and avoiding napping for too long or too late in the day can help you make sure you're getting the proper amount. With these simple tips and tricks, you can finally put you first, contributing to better overall health. — Family Features

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