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As of April 15, 2021, everyone in Washington age 16 and over is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit our vaccine page for information on how to schedule an appointment.

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Seasonal allergies: Tips, treatments and solutions from an ENT

Posted on Apr. 14, 2021 ( comments)
Tips for minimizing exposure to pollen and some treatment options if you experience symptoms of seasonal allergies.

How to prepare for allergy season

Posted on Apr. 12, 2021 ( comments)
Spring in the Inland Northwest means sunny days, blossoming trees, and colorful flower buds — but for many, it can also mean seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies often begin in February or March and last through early summer, though a variety of factors including precipitation levels, mild winter temperatures, and climate can extend the allergy season well into the fall.

Is my baby squeaking?

Posted on Feb. 22, 2021 ( comments)

The birth of a baby brings a new life filled with joy and excitement. But the first year can also be a time of worry about your baby’s health, especially for new parents.

Hyperparathyroid patient instantly cured of disease during complex thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Posted on Jan. 19, 2021 ( comments)
In recognition of Thyroid Awareness Month, MultiCare patient Connie Steiner shares her story of recovery from hyperparathyroidism. After decades of suffering, Connie was cured of the disease following a complex surgery performed by William Duke, MD, FACS, a specialized thyroid and parathyroid surgeon at MultiCare.

COVID-19 and your sense of smell: what you need to know

Posted on Nov. 10, 2020 ( comments)
Is COVID-19 keeping you from smelling the roses? If so, you are not alone. Loss of sense of smell, called anosmia, is one of the most common symptoms of acute COVID-19 infection. What exactly causes this loss of smell? Is it permanent? Should I get tested for COVID-19? MultiCare Ear, Nose and Throat doctor Sepehr Oliaei, MD, answers these questions and more.

Hearing loss: the importance of early treatment and the risks associated with waiting

Posted on Oct. 26, 2020 ( comments)
The scent of a pumpkin spice latte and the reds and oranges of the leaves as they change color … with Autumn comes many delights for the senses. But what about the sounds that tell us fall has arrived, such as the laughter of kids jumping in a pile of leaves or the crackling of logs in the fireplace? Don’t let hearing loss stand in your way of enjoying the changing season.

Breathing in smoky air? Saline irrigations can help.

Posted on Sep. 14, 2020 ( comments)
According to news reports, the smoke from our state’s wildfires may be here to stay for a few more days.There is a lot of talk in the media about the benefits of filters such as particulate-filtering respirator masks, air purifiers and HEPA filters to protect us from the pollution. But don’t forget about the one filter that we all have access to and use every day: our nose.

Patient sees clearly again with blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery

Posted on Feb. 29, 2020 ( comments)

For Vivian Campbell, plastic surgery was about more than looking good. It was about seeing well. Campbell had blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelid lift, with Christine Puig, MD, when she realized her sagging lids were impeding her vision.

How to flush your sinuses using saline irrigation

Posted on Sep. 18, 2019 ( comments)

Rhinoplasty helps patient with deviated septum

Posted on Jun. 3, 2019 ( comments)