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Resources

We are committed to providing our patients with online support for whatever they need.

Resources

We are committed to providing our patients with online support for whatever they need.

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Billing

Uptown Medical Billing provides our billing service. They are here to help you navigate through medical billing and health insurance.  Please feel free to contact them at 503-266-0833 with your questions.
The Davies Clinic welcomes most insurance plans; however, the following insurance plans are not currently accepted:
  • Healthshare Moda
  • Healthshare Providence
  • Healthshare Kaiser
  • Tri-Care Prime
  • AHF Insurance Plan–Retiree Option
  • Kaiser with In-Network benefits only
  • Willamette Valley Community Health
  • Providence Medicare Prime, Latitude, and Compass plans
We will see only current patients for work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and DOT or ICC physicals. Questions?  Contact our office at (503) 266-2066.

The Davies Clinic is dedicated to providing excellent patient care.  Patients without current insurance should contact our billing office to make arrangements prior to scheduling an appointment.  Our professional staff will work with you to develop a payment plan that will work best for you.  In addition, we offer a 20% discount on services when paid in full with cash or a credit card at the time of the appointment.  Contact our office for more details (503) 266-2066.

For information on health insurance options visit the following websites –

Healthinsurance.org – Consumer information about affordable health insurance.

Medicare – Heath insurance resources for people over age 65 or disabled.

Medicaid – Health insurance resources for low incomes individuals and families.

Cobrahealthinsurance.com  – Information about heath insurance options if you have recently lost your heath insurance due to job loss. 

Health Resources

Key steps to living well with diabetes are:

  1. Eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruit and whole grains.  Consider a plant based diet.
  2. Avoiding all soda and sugar sweetened beverages
  3. Eating a diet low in sugar, meat, dairy and eggs in diet.
  4. Exercising 4-5 times a week, include strength training.
  5. Taking medications as directed. Let us know if you are having problems with any of your medications.
  6. Monitoring blood sugar regularly.
  7. Have a medical check up at least every six months.
  8. Have an eye exam yearly.
  9. Have a dental exam every 4-6 months.
  10. Get a pneumonia shot when diagnosed with diabetes and again at age 65.
  11. Get a flu shot every year.


The American Diabetic Association website is full of very helpful resources and information.

Together we can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and peripheral vascular disease for those living with diabetes.

Vaccines are a key component to healthy living.  Immunizations have greatly reduced the burden of disease in our patients today.  We are strong proponents of preventing life-threatening disease by appropriate vaccinations.  We will be happy to discuss with you the benefits and risks of vaccinating you and/or your child.

Schedule of Vaccination, by Age
2 months:  Pediarix (DTaP, polio, Hepatitis B), Prevnar (pneumonia), Hib (meningitis), Rotarix (diarrhea)
4 months:  Pediarix (DTaP, polio, Hepatitis B), Prevnar (pneumonia), Hib (meningitis), Rotarix (diarrhea)
6 months:  Pediarix (DTaP, polio, Hepatitis B), Prevnar (pneumonia)
12 months:  ProQuad (MMR and chicken pox), Hepatitis A, Hib (meningitis), Prevnar (pneumonia)
18 months:  Hepatitis A, DTaP
4 years:  Kinrix (DTaP and polio), ProQuad (MMR and chicken pox)
11 years:  Menactra (meningitis), TDAP (tetanus and whooping cough), HPV (human papilloma virus–but this is 3 shots, the second is 2 months from the first, the last is 4 months from the second)
16 years:  Menactra (meningitis)

Flu Shot
In addition, we recommend all people over 6 months of age, get a flu shot every fall (egg-free flu vaccines are available at your pharmacy).  

Pneumonia Shot
Pneumonia shots are given to all people at age 65.  Pneumonia shots are given to those younger than age 65 if they have diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, or cancer.

Tetanus Shot
The TDAP is now recommended every 10 years (starting at age 11) to prevent tetanus infection but also to reduce the spread of whooping cough which is life threatening to infants.

Resources
The CDC is a wealth of information about vaccines:   www.cdc.gov/vaccinesgreatly

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a leading cause of stroke, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, blindness, erectile dysfunction, peripheral vascular disease and aneurysm.  We want to treat anyone who has a resting blood pressure consistently above 140/90.

Successful treatment of high blood pressure requires attention to diet, exercise and medications.

1.  Diet–the DASH, Whole Food Plant-Based, and Mediterranean diets all lower blood pressure
2.  Exercise–moderate exercise (intense enough that you can’t sing but mild enough that you can still talk) for 30-45 minutes 4-5 x a week.
3.  Medications–we have seven different types of medications that effectively lower blood pressure, but only if taken as prescribed every day.

We work with our patients to implement diet, exercise, and medication changes that are tailored to meet each patient’s needs.

Resources
The DASH Diet
The American Heart Association
Plant-Based Eating