Subject: Spring updates from Dr. Biemer's clinic

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James J Biemer MD 
Spring Newletter
Spring is here along with some exciting news from our clinic
Hello, Hope you’re all enjoying this early Spring weather. A couple announcements.
Accepting New Patients

We are once again OPEN to new patients. If you have a family member, friend, or work colleague you’d like to refer for primary care we’d appreciate the referral. We likely will take on about 30-40 new patients in the next few months, before once again closing to reassess.

Weight Loss Program 

The Ideal Protein weight loss program has been in our office now for nearly a year. Later this month Kazumi and I will be attending the regional meeting of the scientific team in Seattle in order to expand our knowledge and continue to offer the highest quality care and guidance to our dieters. Our weight loss program has had tremendous success with multiple dieters shedding 30-70 lbs over the past year. More importantly many patients have been able to stop their high blood pressure and diabetes medications, some have been able to stop CPAP for sleep apnea, and many have become more active with less pain. We are currently accepting dieters from outside of our clinic as well as our own patients. To get started send Kazumi an email at We also have monthly introductory workshops. Our next is May 3rd at 5:30PM. Email Kazumi to RSVP and receive details. 
Welcome Kristine!

Please welcome Kristine Serres! She will be assisting me as a certified medical assistant and sharing responsibilities with Kazumi. Kristine brings over 10 years of experience in internal medicine clinics, in addition to being a delightful person. We’re thrilled to have her here.
Patient Safety, a Priority

The airline and nuclear power are now among the safest industries, with fewer incidents of harm and death than nearly any other. This was achieved over the past few decades with a process called HIGH RELIABILITY ORGANIZATION (HRO) training. Providence (our own medical center and the broader Providence health care organization encompassing 6 states) has launched an HRO process to reduce medical errors - which are common as you know in most health care settings - to as near 0 as possible. It involves patients as well as staff becoming partners and speaking up, as well as treating each other with respect and empathy. Our office will be taking on this same challenge in 2016, and we’d love your input. We would like to reduce any possibility for error, especially with prescriptions and tests, but are open to input on scheduling, communications… you name it.

James Biemer, 9135 SW Barnes Rd, Suite 863, Portland, OR 97225, United States
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