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Rinehart Clinic eNewsletter May 2019                                                      View this email in your browser
230 Rowe Street  |  Wheeler, OR  |  Clinic: 800-368-5182  |  Pharmacy: 844-715-2299  |  www.rinehartclinic.org

Rinehart Clinic's Diabetes Success Stories featured at Learning Forum


Rinehart Clinic's Quality Director, Denise Weiss, recently presented "Success Stories: Diabetes Control" at a Learning Forum in Portland, sharing the clinic's strategies for helping patients with type 2 diabetes manage the disease. 

One of the key factors of our patients’ success is their participation in the clinic’s healthy eating and lifestyle classes in between regular visits with their doctor. To make it as easy as possible for our patients to make positive changes in their health, we offer encouragement in the form of farm-fresh veggies, vouchers for healthy foods at a local grocery store or farmers market, and free physical activity passes to help them on their journey.  

The behind-the-scenes work by Rinehart Clinic's Panel Coordinator is also a critical part of the program. (To learn more about panels and how we manage them, see page 2.) The Panel Coordinator tracks how our patients are doing, patient-by-patient and diagnosis-by-diagnosis. When it is time for a patient's next check-up or screening, she notes that in the chart so the care team can coordinate with the patient.

Having a staff member dedicated to coordinating this tracking and working with the team on follow-up is an important part of what’s working well at Rinehart Clinic. Last year, Rinehart Clinic was recognized for being the top performing clinic for diabetes control within the Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization member clinics.
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION for Intro to Fasting class:
MAY EVENTS and CLASSES

One Stop Resource Shop - Wednesday, May 15  |  4 - 6 pm
Nestucca Valley High School, 34660 Parkway Drive, Cloverdale, OR
Find all the resources you need in one location - employment, housing, energy assistance, food resources, health insurance, and more.
 

Intro to Fasting Class - Session 1  - Wednesday, May 15  |  3 - 4 pm
NCRD (North County Recreation District), 36155 9th Street, Nehalem, OR
Dr. Andersen, Rinehart Clinic's Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, is holding a new 3-week class on the benefits of intermittent fasting. Please register by calling 1-800-368-5182, Ext. 101
 


Mindfulness Meditation - Monday, May 20  |  5:30 - 6:30 pm
Rinehart Clinic, 230 Rowe Street, Wheeler, OR
Our monthly drop-in Mindfulness Meditation Class is normally held the 4th Monday of every month. The May session has been changed to the 3rd Monday due to the Memorial Day Holiday.
 

Intro to Fasting Class - Session 2  - Wednesday, May 22  |  3 - 4 pm
NCRD (North County Recreation District), 36155 9th Street, Nehalem, OR
Dr. Andersen, Rinehart Clinic's Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine is holding a new 3-week class on the benefits of intermittent fasting. Please register by calling 1-800-368-5182, Ext. 101
 

HOLIDAY - Memorial Day, Monday, May 27
Rinehart Clinic and Pharmacy will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day
 

Intro to Fasting Class - Session 3  - Wednesday, May 29  |  3 - 4 pm
NCRD (North County Recreation District), 36155 9th Street, Nehalem, OR
Dr. Andersen, Rinehart Clinic's Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine is holding a new 3-week class on the benefits of intermittent fasting. Please register by calling 1-800-368-5182, Ext. 101
The spring session of our popular 
 

Art of Eating class starts June 5!

Watch for details on our Facebook page and our website

Inside Rinehart Clinic:  Meet our Panel Coordinator

 
Meet Alisa, Rinehart Clinic’s Panel Coordinator–one of the clinic’s most important behind-the-scenes team members. She is the information hub of the care team, identifying gaps in care and coordinating with the team to make sure every patient is getting the check-ups and screenings they need.

What is a Panel? Using the patient-centered medical home model, the most effective way to track individual patients is by grouping them into categories according to their diagnosis. These groups are called “panels.” There are patient panels for diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, substance use disorder, and so on. Some patients belong to more than one panel. 

Beyond tracking the care needed for acute and chronic conditions, Alisa also proactively monitors and manages the general health maintenance needs for each patient. When lab or other health screenings are needed, she flags that and shares it on the daily schedule discussed at the clinic’s morning “huddle” to help the team collaborate on care for the patients who have appointments that day.  

The important work Alisa does is a big part of the clinic’s quality improvement efforts. She spends a lot of time tracking numbers and comparing technical data, and her end goal is always quality care for each individual patient. That is at the heart of Alisa’s work. 

When asked about her role at Rinehart Clinic, she said: “I’m so lucky I get to work with great people and a great care team. Even though I’m not involved directly in patient care, the work I do is rewarding because it makes a difference for our patients.” 
Did you know? The electronic version of our newsletter has a Translate feature so you can read it in Spanish or another language of your choice. Just click on the “View this email in your browser” link and look for the “Translate” drop-down on the upper navigation bar.
¿Sabias que? La versión electrónica de nuestro boletín tiene una función de Traducción para que pueda leer en Español u otro idioma de su elección. Simplemente haga clic en el enlace "Ver este correo electrónico en su navegador" y busque el menú desplegable "Traducir" en la barra de navegación superior.
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Rinehart Clinic & Pharmacy | 230 Rowe Street (PO Box 176), Wheeler, OR 97147  |  1-800-368-5182
Clinic Hours:  M - F  8 am - 7 pm  |  Pharmacy Hours:  M - F  9 am - 7 pm
Rinehart Clinic is a 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center

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