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Western Washington is experiencing one of the worst heat waves in recent history, and these extreme temperatures are creating a serious health risk – especially to young children and the elderly. The body normally cools itself by sweating, but under some conditions, sweating just isn't enough.
The first ever Music for Medicine fundraiser for The Polyclinic Community Health Foundation (PCHF) was a resounding success, raising over $10,000 through online and evening auctions. The event, held on Feb. 7 at Seattle Design Center, was attended by more than 100 people.
SEATTLE, Wash. – On August 6, 2007, Dr. Emily Darby, infectious disease, joined The Polyclinic. She comes to The Polyclinic from the University of Washington Medical School where she completed a residency in internal medicine and an infectious disease fellowship. She also completed a clinician teacher fellowship through the University of Washington at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Seattle.
Dr. Darby will work with the physicians, nurses and staff in The Polyclinic’s infectious diseases department. She believes, “In open communication with my patients and I aim to provide them with comprehensive and compassionate medical care.”
Dr. Darby has a special interest in treating HIV primary care patients and medical education. She will be located at The Polyclinic First Hill location at 1145 Broadway.
SEATTLE, Wash. – On July 16, 2007, Drs. Molly Carlson and Felix W.K. Chu joined The Polyclinic. Dr. Carlson will be the first endocrinologist at The Polyclinic Downtown location and the fourth endocrinologist in the group and Dr. Chu will be the fourth otolaryngologist on staff at The Polyclinic First Hill.
Dr. Carlson earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an endocrinology and metabolism fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
Dr. Carlson will work with the physicians, nurses and staff in The Polyclinic’s endocrinology department to effectively manage endocrinology disorders involving metabolism, hypertension and cardiovascular risks. She has a special interest in type II diabetes and lipid disorders and after completing two years of obesity research, she enjoys seeing patients who are interested and motivated to lose weight.