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Parkrose has a new chiropractic office
Dr. Kathleen Vargovich has moved her offices to 4707 B N.E. 102nd Ave., one block south of Sandy Boulevard. She provides chiropractic care and is a licensed massage therapist.
According to Vargovich, chiropractic can help treat pain relief, improve mobility, and can be appropriate for restrictions and pain in any joint. Massage therapy can improve muscle range of motion, increase circulation and improve recovery time after an injury.
She offers heated tables and, for a limited time, gift certificates.
Schedule a one-hour massage therapy session before Christmas and bring a can of food for the Oregon Food Bank, and receive a $10 discount off the regular $50 fee.
Call 503-255-4376 to schedule an appointment.
Veteran oncology nurse to serve as patient advocate
We're very pleased to have Teri on board and look forward to working with her to expand our patient care services to best serve our breast cancer patients, said Kim Earp, cancer care services manager for Adventist Medical Center. Breast cancer treatment is a physically and mentally complex process. Our goal in adding Teri to our team is to provide patients with a medical companion and advocate - someone who fully understands the process and can help them navigate their treatment options.
As the dedicated cancer care coordinator for Adventist Medical Center, Gilmore is charged with mentoring and supporting breast cancer patients throughout their treatment. In doing so, she will contact each patient diagnosed with breast cancer at Adventist Medical Center and assist them with understanding complex treatment options; scheduling and managing treatment plans; identifying hurdles; removing barriers to care, such as accessing hospital resources and obtaining community services; locating additional resources such as support groups and transportation to medical appointments; and working with patients to manage treatment side effects.
Additionally, Gilmore will support members of Adventist Medical Center's patient and oncology care teams, serving as a liaison between the medical staff, physicians and patients to ensure that the treatment process is as seamless as possible.
Gilmore is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of medical experience. Prior to joining Adventist Medical Center, she spent 13 years working for Providence Health Systems' oncology clinical trials, where she assisted breast cancer patients and their families. Gilmore was first introduced to Adventist's oncology services in the early 1990s while working in an outpatient medical oncology practice that partnered with Adventist Medical Center to treat patients.
Adventist Medical Center's Cancer Care Coordinator program was made possible through the hospital's annual Changing the Course golf benefit.
Weight loss program opens Mid-county office
HCG SlimXpress weight-loss program has opened a new clinic at 13343 S.E. Stark St. HCG SlimXpress Weight Loss Clinic is a rapid weight-loss system that is safe, effective and offers doctor-monitored visits and counseling.
HCG diets are not all the same. Many people have heard about the rapid weight loss effects from HCG and unfortunately think all HCG diets are alike. The HCG SlimXpress weight-loss program uses HCG injections but does not have a severely low calorie restriction. The medication is compounded by a reputable compounding pharmacy in the United States, and protein shakes within the diet assist in maintaining muscle while losing fat. Other HCG diets have such low caloric plans that many dieters have difficulty maintaining the program, and lose muscle instead of fat.
The Portland HCG clinic offers diet products, services, counseling and is doctor operated. For more information, call them at 1-866-275-4424.
Home repair business celebrates anniversary
The business-building trade being what Davidyan knew, he passed it on to his son beginning at the age of 10. Davidyan taught him how to build houses, literally, from the ground up.
1999 was a big year for the younger Davidyan. He bought his father's construction and home repair business outright, got married and bought a home in east Portland's Wilkes neighborhood.
Licensed, bonded and insured, Vio Davidyan today specializes in home repairs and remodeling. I can do anything you (the customer) want. I can start the job, finish the job, and do it right, he said.
These days Davidyan is preparing clients' homes for winter: pressure-washing, fixing wind damage, and repairing roof leaks and moss treating them. I'm trying to make my customers as happy as possible in the cheapest possible way so they can afford me.
Davidyan gives senior discounts and understands Mid-county seniors have a more difficult time when it comes to maintaining their homes. I do extra, free stuff for (seniors) all the time.
An avid outdoorsman and snow skier, Davidyan and his wife, Rodika, have five children, ranging in ages from 4 months to 10 years. The older Davidyan children attend Margaret Scott Elementary. The Davidyans attend Romanian Apostolic Church in Gresham.
DAD Home Repair is headquartered at 1740 N.E. 155th Ave., and their phone number is 503-866-2364.
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