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Whidbey Island

Healthcare Guide 2018

Your Health Matters A Supplement of the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record

Superior Joint Replacement State of the Art | Outpatient | Accessible

Learn more at craigmcallistermd.com

Outpatient and Shorter Stays Telehealth Minimally Invasive Techniques

Rapid Rehab Shared Decision Making

Patient & Family Engagement Readmission Prevention Online Cloud-Based Patient-Reported Outcomes

Better Outcomes Modern Pain Management

The Superior Joint Replacement Journey 425.284.7270 | info@swiftpath.com | www.swiftpath.com

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SwiftPath: the superior joint replacement journey www.craigmcallistermd.com

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

The topic of minimally invasive surgical techniques is confusing for patients and controversial for surgeons. The majority of joint replacement surgeons prefer traditional surgical approaches that provide ample view of the joint. Other surgeons have mastered and prefer minimally invasive methods. They utilize spe-

cialized techniques and instruments that allow accurate implant placement and protect soft tissues. One thing is now clear. These modern approaches are safe, decrease blood loss, reduce pain and speed of recovery.

Multimodal Pain Management

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Bayshore Chiropractic Voted Best Chiropractor of Whidbey! It has been a pleasure serving our community for the last 19 years.





360-675-1066 840 SE Bayshore Drive • Oak Harbor www.drdawnchiro.org Welcome Dr Daniel Klope, joining Bayshore Chiropractic in 2018!

The care you need and quality you deserve.

Dr. Kristine Jarrell has provided exceptional audiology care for children, adults and seniors on Whidbey Island for over 20 years. She specializes in helping individuals and families cope with hearing loss by creating affordable, customized hearing solutions. EW WH I




Contact Us for a Free Hearing Consultation!



Kristine Jarrell, Au.D. Whidbey Island’s most Trusted Audiologist

360-678-1423 coupevillehearing.com 20 N.W. Birch St., Coupeville, WA 98239


You or someone you know needs a hip or knee replacement. Are you are wondering how best to go about it? Traditional joint replacement is very reliable, with success rates over 90 percent at 18-20 years. But patients want more. They want to recover quickly and prefer to avoid hospitalizations, painful rehabilitation and narcotic pain relievers. They understand that hip and knee replacement methods vary widely from one place to another. If it means improved results and faster recovery, they are willing to look beyond their communities and travel for their surgeries. The SwiftPath Program is making that easier than ever before. The SwiftPath Program has been recognized among the Top 10 in the nation for its success in helping joint replacement patients meet their goals. This innovative program started in Kirkland, Wash. and created The Superior Joint Replacement Experience — one that combines state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical techniques, multimodal pain manage-

ment and patient engagement.


Craig M. McAllister, MD

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Stay on Whidbey for eye care needs FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE!

Dr. Robert Johnson, MD


At Island Eye Care we have improved the cataract surgery experience with the introduction of Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery and a “Dropless” post-surgical regimen! We are pleased to offer Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery using the FDA approved LenSx® laser. The LenSx® laser brings a new level of customization to cataract surgery, allowing Dr. Johnson to tailor each procedure specifically to your eyes. NO DROPS after cataract surgery! Dropless - is a formulation of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication which is administered in the eye at the end of cataract surgery. This approach eliminates the need for post operative drops in most patients. There is no need for you to leave Whidbey Island for the best cataract surgery options! Call today for an appointment with Dr. Johnson to discuss how a personalized approach can improve your cataract surgery experience!


231 SE Barrington Dr, Suite 208



1804 Scott Rd, Suite106


At Island Eye Care, we provide a wide range of medical and surgical eye care services so that you do not need to be inconvenienced by leaving the island. We are pleased to o­ffer Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery using the FDA approved LenSx® laser. The LenSx® laser brings a new level of customization to cataract surgery, allowing Dr. Johnson to tailor each procedure specifically to your eyes. Taking drops after cataract surgery is a huge complaint with patients. We also use a no-drops process for care after cataract surgery. Dropless is a formulation of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication that is administered in the eye at the end of cataract surgery. This approach eliminates the need for postoperative drops in most patients. There is no need for you to leave Whidbey Island for your medical or surgical eye care needs. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Johnson to discuss how a personalized approach can improve your cataract surgery experience.


BRANDON L. BIEHLER, D.M.D. whidbeyislandsmiles.com (360) 331-6100  Freeland, WA New Patients Welcome

two or more pain medications that act together in different parts of the body to decrease inflammation, swelling and pain — all in an effort to decrease the need for narcotics. These include anti-inflammatories, acetaminophen and others. Minimally invasive surgical techniques decrease pain and set the stage for joint injections that help reduce pain for up to 72 hours. Combining multimodal pain management, minimally invasive surgical techniques and long-acting injections produces superior pain control with fewer narcotics.

Patient Engagement The Clear Alternative to Braces

Patient engagement is uniformly considered to be “the blockbuster drug of the century.” Simply put, it means that patients and their caregivers/family are empowered to take an active role in the decisions and management of their care. The patient’s role, the medical team’s role and the family member’s role are defined; and expectations are clearly established. SwiftPath patients receive a detailed guide authored by their surgeon. It serves as a unique, interactive roadmap for their surgical journey. Patients fill in specifics about their situation, expectations and goals during their CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Holistic health thriving on Whidbey Island Have you heard of Reiki and wondered what it is or even how to pronounce it? Have you questioned if acupuncture could help that lower back pain? What are Ayurveda and CranioSacral therapy and homeopathy, and can they improve your health? The Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association — www.WIHHA.com — is a network of holistic practitioners on the island who cover everything from acupuncture to hypnotherapy. With over 50 members from Oak Harbor to Clinton, WIHHA also offers monthly “For Your Health” talks at local libraries and has an annual holistic health fair. Holistic health techniques treat the entire person — the body, mind and spirit — rather than focusing on just the physical symptoms. Illness is a sign that something is out of balance, whether it’s your diet, activity, lifestyle, work, play, family or a combination. Bringing them back in balance helps achieve the goal of health. Different members use different approaches, but the goal of balance and health is the same. New studies show that 100 percent of trips to the doctor have stress as a factor, so reducing stress helps the body heal, no matter what treatment you’re using. Including the whole person in the treatment is essential for longer and deeper changes and improvement. Holistic practices don’t take the place of regular medical care, they augment and complement it to help guide the body back to its healthiest state. Whidbey Island has a breadth and depth of complementary and alternative practitioners that rivals even Seattle, with a collective experience of centuries. Whether you are looking for a massage therapist, a yoga teacher, personal coaching, a naturopath or an integrative medical specialist, WIHHA is your one-stop directory on Whidbey. For more information, visit our website at www. WIHHA.com

The Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association promotes quality of life, inspires health and wellness, and increases awareness of holistic health in our community through education and outreach. Our directory of over 50 members covers more than 35 different types of practices and techniques.


I discover. I dream. I matter. You’ve always lived your life on your own terms. Aging shouldn’t change that. At Summer Hill, we’re devoted to every detail designed not just to bring joy, but to spark a whole new sense of purpose— reminding all of us that you, indeed, matter.

We’d love to hear from you.


165 SW 6th Avenue Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 SummerHillSenior.com Platinum Service® Community Managed by The Goodman Group

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'Reboot' for better health What do you do?

Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine offers the full spectrum of advanced primary care services as well as specialty assessments and treatments, including annual exams, pediatric care, therapeutic injections, specialty laboratory tests, functional blood assessments, cranial treatments, osseous and soft tissue manipulation, allergy testing and treatment, pain reduction therapies, dermatological procedures, homeopathic and herbal prescriptions, detoxification treatments, our signature Weight Loss Program and more.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes! Reboot Center providers are credentialed with most insurance companies. Contact your insurance company to find out what your alternative benefit coverage is. Additionally, Reboot Center will also be accepting Apple Health patients starting in 2018! Call us to find out more or to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Randy Carr offers fullservice dentistry for kids and adults. Using a gentle, personalized approach, Dr. Carr and his team do their best to help you relax.


surgeon’s preoperative class (The SwiftPath JointCamp). Afterward, an online platform provides instructions for care, access to less expensive medical equipment, clues for pain control, exercises, infection prevention and homecare monitoring. The SwiftPath Program has been so effective that the majority of hip and knee replacements can be done as outpatient procedures, allowing patients to travel for their surgeries and then recover in the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Family Foot and Ankle Care Jon R Tiessen, D.P.M.


1100 SW Bowmer Dr, Suite A-103 Oak Harbor, WA 98277

20 SW 8th Avenue • Oak Harbor • (360) 240-0800


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EXPECT MORE FOR YOUR VISION More award-winning expertise. More coverage. Over 80 years of eye care experience, combined. Mark Cichowski, MD | Jeffery Adkins, MD | C. Dan Siapco, MD | Carlindo Pereira, MD

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. Book an appointment today and see for yourself!


• Truly comprehensive all-ages eyecare • Accepts Kaiser, VSP, Davis Vision, Tricare, & more • Medical ophthalmology: retinal, diabetic, & more • Signature locally-designed frames $50 to $100 • LASIK, LASIK cataract, and cornea surgeries...& more!

Learn more at www.CascadiaEye.com

109 NE Birch St, Coupeville WA 98239


hidbey Health’s broad network of connected care provides everything you need to keep your family well. www.whidbeyhealth.org

Primary Care • Women’s Care • Surgical Care Orthopedic Care • Hospital Care • Cardiac Care Hospice Care • Home Health • Family Birthplace Rehab Care • Diagnostic Care • Sleep Care WhidbeyHealth Medical Center • 101 N. Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239 • 360.678.5151 or 360.321.5151

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