My desk piles up this time of year with graduation announcements from my patients, and I cherish every one of them. I look at them often, thinking of these precious young people and what a privilege it has been for me to care for them during their childhood.
My gift to all mothers on this Mother's Day is this—grace. This holiday, I hope every one of you moms will take a moment and remind yourself that you deserve praise EVERY day, not just on a day highlighted on the calendar.
I am proud to announce the launch of Eugene Pediatric Associates' redesigned website! EugenePeds.com serves as an extension of your child's medical home, and it has been a passion project of mine since the website was first launched in 2009.
An outbreak of measles, defined as 3 or more linked cases, is currently happening in Southwest Washington, where a state of emergency has been declared as the virus continues to spread. Portland, Oregon, also is reporting increasing cases. Lane County is NOT currently in a measles epidemic, although Lane County Public Health officials are on high alert and have asked medical facilities to be ready for the high potential of seeing cases in our area.
What an exciting year 2018 has been at Eugene Pediatrics and Thrive Behavioral Health! As I look back, I give thanks for the many people and events that were part of this great year for us.