The Portland Clinic’s new Northeast location showcases the importance of collaborative care, good nutrition and chronic pain management
Above: The clinic's modern patient waiting area featuring artwork from a local artist.
The Portland Clinic, which has served the community for nearly 100 years, celebrated the grand opening of its new Northeast location in Portland’s Rose City Park Neighborhood in September. The renovated space at 5005 NE Sandy Boulevard offers easy access to primary and specialty care services, as well as a place to shop for healthy, fresh meals at Basics Market, which is located on the first floor.
Doctors, nurses and other medical staff at The Portland Clinic all share a central work space designed to meet the needs of the patient. Employees note that the modern design allows for quicker, more efficient communication and care between areas. Expedited services, including blood draw stations, can be brought directly to the treatment room, which reduces a patient’s wait time between clinical services.
Providing a free pain-management resource for the community
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon became the official sponsor of a long-standing pain management class offered by The Portland Clinic, allowing the class to continue at no cost to the community. The one-hour sessions are taught by a physical therapist and behavioral health specialist, who address the reality that pain can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Each class explores controlling pain through movement, perception, mindfulness, lifestyle changes and building healthy relationships.
Regence also partners with The Portland Clinic on case management services to help meet the needs of members who are considered high risk for chronic health conditions, or who have had a recent hospital discharge. The goal of the partnership is to help make patient care easier and more convenient.
Upcoming health classes: Managing chronic pain
For patients who want to learn more about controlling chronic pain and relying less on medication, The Portland Clinic offers free classes once a month. Consider attending an upcoming class to learn about proven coping techniques.
SPACE IS LIMITED – PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
RSVP: Please call 503-293-0161 ext. 4138
Northeast | Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 | 2-3 p.m.
5005 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97213
• Taught by Patricia Blumenthal, PsyD and Leigh Reece, DPT
Beaverton | Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 | 5-6 p.m.
15950 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97003
• Taught by Jessica Binkley, PsyD and Steven Nakano, MSPT
South | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 | 2-3 p.m.
6640 SW Redwood Lane, Portland, OR 97224
• Taught by Michael Shrifter, PsyD and Leigh Reece, DPT
Access to nutritious food and information for better living
In addition to the new clinic, the neighborhood also welcomed Basics Market, an innovative grocery store.. Located on the lower floor of the clinic, Basics looks to nurture the health of the community by offering fresh, local food. The market not only supports local brands, but also hosts over 40 free nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations a month.
Case managers at The Portland Clinic can also walk their patients through the downstairs marketplace and provide healthy eating suggestions to help better manage high cholesterol, diabetes and other health conditions.