Outpatient Services Intro

EXCEPTIONAL CARE - CLOSE TO HOME

We believe everyone on Whidbey Island deserves local access to high-quality healthcare.

WhidbeyHealth provides local access to exceptional healthcare, a safety net when emergencies happen, and peace of mind knowing our team is standing by 24/7 to respond to your needs.

Our comprehensive outpatient services are continually evolving to meet the needs of our diverse community.

Behavioral Health
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

If you or someone you love is dealing with anxiety, stress, isolation, or depression, you’re not alone. Many people face emotional struggles and may need help to cope. Behavioral health care includes mental health care with a focus on a person’s behaviors and habits as well as treatment for substance use.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 20% of Americans have behavioral health concerns yet only half of them seek treatment.

We understand that how you feel and how you cope with those stresses matters too. WhidbeyHealth offers behavioral health programs and resources to help you feel better and help you get back to being you.

WhidbeyHealth currently offers behavioral health services via tele-medicine technology. Patients are able to meet with a board-certified mental health provider from the convenience of their own home. If you don’t have teleconferencing equipment available at home you have the option of using a private conference room at the hospital configured with video conferencing equipment.

To learn more about our behavioral services or schedule a consultation, contact us.

ORTHOPEDICS
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ORTHOPEDIC SERVICES

Serious injuries and extreme discomfort sometimes require surgical correction. We continue to evolve our orthopedic surgical teams to meet the needs of our diverse community.

Our board certified physicians provide complete orthopedic surgical care, including:

  • Total knee, hip and shoulder replacements
  • Anterior approach total hip replacement
  • Partial joint replacements, including partial knee replacements
  • Shoulder resurfacing to treat advanced arthritis
  • Shoulder arthroscopy, including arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repair
  • Knee arthroscopy, including ACL reconstruction
  • Elbow, wrist and hand problems/arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel (elbow)
  • Foot and ankle problems, including bunions, hammertoes and flat feet
  • Injury and fracture care
  • Surgical and nonsurgical care for joint problems and musculoskeletal trauma

To learn more about our orthopedic services or schedule a consultation, contact us.

 

Sleep Care
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WhidbeyHealth Sleep Care

1300 NE Goldie Street
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

360.240.4080
FAX: 360.240.4081

8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

WHIDBEYHEALTH SLEEP CARE

Proper sleep is vital to your health and well-being. If you or a loved one are experiencing insomnia, snoring, excessive sleepiness, restless legs, sleep apnea or other challenges getting a good night’s sleep, we can help.

WhidbeyHealth Sleep Care is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which means we meet high standards required by AASM. Our certified sleep specialists utilize the latest technology and techniques to deliver cost effective diagnosis and treatment of a comprehensive list of sleep disorders for patients of all ages.

Poor sleep quality can impact every aspect of your life. We’ll work with you to understand your challenges, identify underlying causes and develop a customized treatment program that addresses your specific needs.

Take the first steps to more restful sleep that can improve your energy levels and your overall quality of life; schedule a consultation with one of our providers.

 

TIPS FOR BETTER SLEEP

Sometimes, sleep just evades us. If you find yourself awake when you’d rather be asleep, try one or more of the tips below from the Better Sleep Council to help you get a good night’s sleep.

You can also download a copy of the Tips for Better Sleep here.

  • Keep regular hours
    Try to go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning, even on weekends.
  • Develop a sleep ritual
    Whether it is to take a hot bath, have a cup of herbal tea, or read a book, doing the same things each night just before bed cues your body to settle down for the night.
  • Exercise regularly
    This can help to relieve tension. But be careful not to exercise too close to bedtime or you may have a hard time falling asleep.
  • Cut down on stimulants
    Consuming stimulants, such as caffeine, in the evening interferes with falling asleep and prevents deep sleep. Instead, have a cup of herbal tea, which is non-caffeinated, before bed.
  • Don’t smoke tobacco
    Smokers tend to take longer to fall asleep, awaken more often, and experience disrupted, fragmented sleep.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
    You may fall asleep faster, but drinking alcohol shortly before bedtime interrupts and fragments sleep, leading to poor quality sleep.
  • Unwind early in the evening
    Deal with worries and distractions several hours before going to bed. Make a list of things you need to do tomorrow, so you won’t think about them all night. Try relaxation exercises, like slow rhythmic breathing, once in bed.
  • Sleep on a comfortable, supportive mattress and foundation
    It’s difficult to get deep, restful sleep on a bed that’s too small, too soft, or too hard.
  • Create a restful sleep environment
    A dark, quiet room is more conducive to sleep. Sudden, loud noises or bright lights can disrupt sleep. A room that is too hot or too cold can disturb sleep as well. The ideal bedroom temperature is between 60 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sleep a priority
    Say “yes” to sleep even when you’re tempted to stay up late. You’ll feel healthier, refreshed, and ready to take on the day.
  • Restrict the number of activities you do in bed
    Your bed should not become a place for watching TV, eating food, or doing work. It should be a place to sleep and perhaps, if you’re not alone, one other activity.
Wound Care
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Some causes of chronic wounds:

  • Diabetes
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Poor Circulation
  • Immobility
  • Vascular Disease
  • Infection

Wound Care

If you have a wound that has not significantly improved during conventional treatment, you are not alone. Millions of Americans experience chronic or non-healing wounds.

You can improve your healing at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, which provides expert wound care. We also treat other wounds that need special attention, such as follow-up care for trauma and burns.

What should I do if I have a chronic wound?

Visit your healthcare professional to see if you need an evaluation by a team of professionals who specialize in wound care. The Medical Ambulatory Care clinic at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center offers a Wound Care Program staffed by a team which includes a physician, a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse and a Licensed Practical Nurse, all of whom have been trained and are certified in wound care.

When you seek treatment in our wound care center, you will have access to some of the latest and most advanced wound care products and techniques, including techniques which identify the bacterial burden that may be present in chronic wounds, using fluorescent imaging technology, as well as techniques to reduce the bioburden or biofilm which frequently contributes to delayed wound healing. This includes specialized dressings and advanced skin substitutes that reduce the biofilm and promote faster wound healing.

Studies have shown that wounds heal faster and cost less when a certified wound care team is involved. Improvement is usually seen in the first week.

Physician referral to this program is required. Health insurance companies and Medicare usually cover the costs of the treatments and most wound care supplies. For general wound care info, please call 360.678.7656 x4245 or 360.678.7624

Meet our Wound Care team >