WASCO HEALTH CENTER
Your Health is in Good Hands
Good Samaritan started serving the community in 1959. We have always been a locally owned and operated hospital committed to helping everyone in the community.
Proudly, Introducing our first Rural Health Clinic to serve the city of Wasco and its residents.
The Rural Health clinic (RHC) Program is intended to increase access to primary care services for the patients in the rural communities. We use a team approach with Board Certified such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Certified Nurse Assistants, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to provide quality care.
Some Facts from WHO
Most of us know that primary care doctors treat aches, pains, and colds. But these are just a few areas primary care doctors treat in a broad field of expertise. Primary care doctors:
care for most diseases except very uncommon or unusual ones;
and monitor your health against your lifestyle goals over time, something called health promotion.
They also educate patients about preventing chronic diseases, like limiting sugar if you have prediabetes or increasing your physical activity if you’re at higher risk for heart disease.
The medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and medical treatment of adults. A physician who specializes in internal medicine is referred to as an internist. Subspecialties of internal medicine include allergy and immunology, cardiology (heart diseases), endocrinology (hormone disorders), hematology (blood disorders), infectious diseases, gastroenterology (diseases of the gut), nephrology (kidney diseases), oncology (cancer), pulmonology (lung disorders), and rheumat-ology (arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders).
Behavioral health describes the connection between the health and well-being of the body and the mind. This can include a variety of areas – everything from eating habits to drinking habits to exercise and various mental health challenges. Behavioral health can extend to psychiatric conditions, marriage and family counseling, and addiction treatments.
OB / GYN
An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, has expertise in female reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbirth. Some OB-GYNs offer a wide range of general health services similar to your primary care doctor. Others focus on the medical care of the female reproductive system.
OB-GYNs also provide routine medical services and preventive screenings. This type of doctor has studied obstetrics and gynecology.
The term “OB-GYN” can refer to the doctor, an obstetrician-gynecologist, or to the sciences that the doctor specializes in, which are obstetrics and gynecology.
For some people, a lot of people, their wound just won’t heal. This is especially true for those suffering from diabetes and other vascular disorders. These people need specialized wound care treatment available at our Regional Wound Care Center.
When a wound does not heal for a couple of weeks, you should seek medical attention. We use many different treatments depending on the need of the patient. In our Hyperbaric Chamber, we use oxygen to help build the necessary blood vessels so the wound can heal naturally. You lay comfortably in a clear Hyperbaric chamber with 100% oxygen. That is 20-30 times the oxygen normally absorbed by skin tissue.
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