Monthly Archives: July 2017


Welcome Dr. Richard Burke

Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Burke, MD to our medical staff. Richard Burke, MD hails from the northwest and after being away in the Midwest and California, is ready to come home and enjoy all 4 seasons. Growing up, Dr. Burke enjoyed and excelled in science and math

A Beautiful View & The Heimlich Maneuver

Moments after this picture was taken of my wife and I at the Gorge Amphitheater last weekend, a woman began choking about 15 feet away from us. Nobody was really paying attention to each other, but all of a sudden everyone felt the commotion and noticed a female in her 20s grabbing her throat. At

FREE Varicose Vein Screening Clinic

Do you have achy or unsightly legs? Let us help. Free Vein Screening Clinic August 4th 8am-12pm 254 NE Norton Lane. McMinnville CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH DR. STEVEN GISS at (503) 434-6060 Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh colored. They are often raised above the skin on

Why I Chose the Orbera Balloon

Why I Chose the Orbera Balloon for MY Weight Loss Journey by Heidi Henry- Patient Testimonial from current Willamette Valley Medical Center Weight Loss Surgery For the past two years I have been watching the Orbera Balloon FDA trial outcomes in the US. For years, I have tried exercise and special diets to lose weight, but

My Ears Are Ringing!

The other day, my friend called me up and he sounded upset. He could barely slow down his speech enough for me to understand what he was talking about before I finally picked up "ringing... ringing!" I asked him to slow down and tell me what was going on and after a few moments he

Can’t Sleep?

Have you ever had a night where you just couldn’t fall asleep? No matter what you did, your brain just wouldn’t turn off. You toss, you turn, you just can’t fall asleep. Now can you imagine this being your reality, every night? You wonder whether or not you are even going to fall asleep. You

New Nephrologist Joins Medical Staff

Welcome Amy Hackett, MD- Nephrologist Dr. Amy Hackett, board certified Nephrologist has joined the Willamette Valley Medical Center’s (WVMC) Medical Staff. She works for Oregon Kidney & Hypertension Clinic (OKHC) which has numerous offices around the state. Although her main location will be in the Tigard location, Dr. Hackett will also be caring for patients

I Spy With My Little Eye

I've had 3 questionable moles removed from my skin since I was a teenager. They've always turned out to be benign, but you never know, so I felt it a wise decision to have them removed. 2 of the 3 I noticed during my own self-examination, one on my right forearm, the other on my

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