Dr. Bronec joined South Tabor Family Physicians in 2017 after moving from the Seattle area with his family. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, completed his family medicine training at Group Health Family Medicine Residency in Seattle and practiced in the Seattle area before moving closer to family in Oregon.
South Tabor Family Physicians LLP offers comprehensive medical care for your entire family in the Portland, Oregon area. Our doctors and staff serve you at every stage of life. Evening & weekend hours, on-site laboratory, x-ray, & bone density scanning for your convenience. We also offer classes for a healthy lifestyle and have a special curriculum for diabetes education. We welcome new patients!
An “Attitude of Gratitude” is not just a saying, it is also scientifically proven to be good for your well being. Some of the benefits of making a practice out of counting your blessings are more positive emotions, sleeping better, expressing more compassion and kindness – and even having stronger immune systems!
So how does one hone your gratitude skills? Here are a few ideas: You can keep a journal with things you are grateful for. You can jot down what you are thankful for and put it in a jar. You can also just practice noticing new things to be grateful for every day — and make it a part of your healthy habits.
South Tabor Family Physicians wants to remind you to come in and get your flu shot soon.
While everyone can benefit, there are special benefits with immunizing children and adolescents. According to the Journal of American Medicine: “Children and adolescents appear to play an important role in the transmission of influenza. Selectively vaccinating youngsters against influenza may interrupt virus transmission and protect those not immunized.”
The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care’s report identifies nine risk factors in early, mid- and late life that increase the likelihood of developing dementia. About 35 percent of dementia — one in three cases — is attributable to these risk factors, the report says.
By increasing education in early life and addressing hearing loss, hypertension and obesity in midlife, the incidence of dementia could be reduced by as much as 20 percent, combined. Read more from this article here.
South Tabor Family Physicians knows that there are many different ways to get outside and enjoy the nice summer weather. Many people are enjoying their gardens and fresh produce this time of year. If that is you, what are you growing in your garden this year? Have you learned anything new that might be helpful to others? How about favorite recipes with fresh garden veggies? Share away in the comments on our Facebook page here!
Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Here are some other basic tips and more resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
South Tabor Family Physicians wants to remind and encourage men to schedule a physical and receive preventive care services this June.
Men are typically 70% less likely to go to the doctor than women. Seven out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases (such as cancer and heart disease), and almost one out of every two adults has at least one chronic illness, many of which are preventable.
Preventive healthcare is important! Give us a call today, 503-261-7200!