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Health & Wellness Podcasts

Be Well with Skagit Regional Health features interviews with a variety of medical experts answering a wide-range of health questions. Skagit Regional Health is here to support you on your wellness journey.


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Be Well with Skagit Regional Health features interviews with a variety of medical experts answering a wide-range of health questions. Skagit Regional Health is here to support you on your wellness journey.




Benefits of an Outpatient Surgery Center

Outpatient surgery is more common than ever. According to the CDC, nearly two-thirds of all operations are performed in an outpatient facility. Dr. Christopher Sheu discusses the benefits of an outpatient surgery center, the types of procedures they perform and more.


What is a Podiatrist?

What is a podiatrist and do your feet really need their own doctor? Dr. Eric Powell discusses the conditions podiatrists treat, what a patient can expect during a visit to the podiatrist and more.


Dealing with Tight Muscles and Return to Play Following Injury

Have you ever worked out, been injured, and then had to deal with tight muscles and how can you get past that so that you can get back to playing? Dr. Jared Anderson discusses tight muscles, why they happen, how to treat them and more.


Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren's Disease is a condition of the hand that can be very debilitating. Dr. Jimmy Dang discusses this disease, symptoms to look out for, possible treatment options and more.


Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise so if you're diagnosed with it, how do you manage it? Dr. Matthew Rosner discusses what you need to know about type 2 diabetes including the signs, symptoms, and risk factors, what advice he has for families to prevent your children from developing it and more.


Cervical Cancer

The 4th most common cancer among women is cervical cancer but it is treatable and even preventable. Dr. Dana Fuqua discusses the symptoms of cervical cancer, risk factors and the importance of screenings.



Arthritis is a common and often very debilitating condition among adults. Laura Grantham, a physician assistant in rheumatology, discusses arthritis, possible risk factors, how it's treated and more.


Best Foods for Your GI Health

Our digestive health affects our immune system, our nervous system and even our mental health. Dr. S. Suresh Alagugurusamy discusses the best foods for GI health and the role your digestive system plays in your overall well-being.


Total Joint Replacement Recovery

In today's episode, Dr. Alexander Willis discusses what you need to know about total joint replacement surgery, how to prepare for it, and what to expect during the recovery process.


Back Pain

Back pain is a very common source of discomfort for many people. Dr. R. Dylan Morris discusses back pain, possible treatment methods, and more.


Women’s Health, Teen Health, OB/GYN

Young women considering their first gynecological appointment will more than likely have lots of questions. Dr. Grace Bay discusses everything you need to know about what to expect during your appointment, common questions you may have, how to prepare for the exam, and more.


Why I Work at Skagit Regional Health

Connie Thornton, a nurse at Skagit Regional Health, shares with us why she chose nursing, why she enjoys working at Skagit Valley Hospital, and what makes Skagit Regional Health different.


Facts You Should Know For Flu Season

Each fall or winter, there's a lot of talk around the flu and flu shots. Family Medicine provider Jaya DeElena discusses the facts that you should know when preparing for flu season.


Mind-Heart Connection

Did you know that your heart can affect your mind and vice versa? Dr. Bhrigu Parmar discusses the mind-heart connection, how nutrition can affect the two, ways to improve that connection, and more.


Kidney Health

The main function of the kidneys are to remove waste from the body and balance the body's fluids. Dr. Jimmy Thomas discusses the importance of kidney health, possible symptoms to look out for if things don't feel right, and more.


Preparing for a Workout or Run

If you haven't been exercising, you'll want to go about it the right way to maximize your efforts and avoid injury. Orthopaedic physician assistant Jon Ruff discusses the healthiest ways that you can prepare your body for a workout.


Residency Program Information

Skagit Regional Health is committed to excellence in training the next generation of physicians. Dr. Julie Merriam provides a closer look at their residency program and why it may be a good fit for you.


Breast Cancer Screening

Mammogram screenings can help reduce the death rate from breast cancer among women. Dr. Michal Whiton and Dr. Aaron Yu discuss who is most at risk for breast cancer, the benefits of 3D mammography, and more.


Where To Go For Care: ER, Urgent Care, Doctor's Office or Virtual Care

When you need medical attention, there are a plethora of options available to you like ERs, an appointment with your PCP, urgent care facilities, and now virtual e-clinics but how do you know which one you need? Dr. Aaron Arnold discusses the different levels of care in medicine, why it's important to seek the correct level of care, and more.


Falls Prevention

Taking a fall can cause serious injury but the risks can be reduced. Trauma Program Manager Paul Ross discusses fall prevention, who is most at risk for falling, the long term effects of a fall, and more.