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Measles Risk for Lane County Causes Restricted Access

Multiple Cases of Measles have been identified in the Vancouver/Portland area, increasing the risk for Lane County!

Area hospitals are restricting access to Labor and Delivery as well as Postpartum to persons over the age of 12 to limit the potential risk of Measles exposure to infants. 

In order to decrease exposure to others: Anyone who might show symptoms of measles should call for medical advice before going to an emergency department, doctor’s office, urgent care office, or the Public Health Department. 

The symptoms of measles generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected. Measles typically begins with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots may appear inside the mouth. Three to five days after symptoms begin, a rash breaks out. It usually begins as flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs and feet. Small raised bumps may also appear on top of the flat red spots. When the rash appears, a person’s fever may spike to more than 104° Fahrenheit. After a few days, the fever subsides and the rash fades.

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Bras for a Cause Event 2018

We’re proud to be taking part in the “Bras for a Cause”, aiming to raise $100,000 for our neighbors with cancer. Bras for a Cause is organized by the Oregon Cancer Foundation and is a really fun and creative way to donate to a worthy cause. Here’s how it works:

  • Individuals, groups, and companies have created a fun and themed “bra”
  • The public (you!) can vote on your favorite design or creation
  • It costs just $1 (you’ve surely got that in your couch cushions or vehicle dashboard) to cast a vote
  • Voting runs Oct 1- Oct 31
  • You can vote as many times as you want
  • The money goes directly to patients in Lane County

Click here to vote!

Here’s a look at the bra we created:

Make sure you vote for your favorite by clicking here. 

Dr. Kimberly Edwards

Welcome to Dr. Kimberly Edwards!

Edwards_KimberlyWe welcome Dr. Kimberly Edwards as the newest addition at Pacific Women’s Center. Hailing from the California Bay Area, she graduated summa cum laude at University of California,  San Diego, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society in medical school at Vanderbilt University.

Upon completion of school, Dr. Edwards returned to the Bay Area to fulfill her residency at Stanford University. While there, she received an award for excellence in laparoscopy, a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. During her third year of residency, Dr. Edwards welcomed her first child, Wesley, with husband and high school sweetheart, Erik. She is happy to raise Wesley in the Eugene area where she continues the career she loves today.

Dr. Edwards takes a keen interest in minimally invasive surgery and also specializes in family planning, obstetrics, and general gynecology. Providing compassionate and individualized care is a core focus of Dr. Edwards. She looks forward to working with her patients to meet their needs and health concerns.

Dr. Edwards lived in Israel for two years during her childhood and attended an international school. In her outside work interests, Dr. Edwards enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son. They love hiking with their dog, Lily, and take pleasure in other activities like camping, cooking, swimming, and reading.

Welcome Dr. Gillian Betterton!

Gillian Betterton, MD

Pacific Women’s Center is thrilled to announce that Dr. Gillian “Jill” Betterton will be joining us on April 1, 2012!

Dr. Gillian “Jill” Betterton graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1983. After working in research and teaching high school science, she entered the University of Vermont College of Medicine and received her medical degree in 1992. She completed her internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Olive View Medical Center/UCLA and went on to complete her residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Virginia.

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Welcome Dr. Sara Gerhards!

Sara Gerhards, MD

Pacific Women’s Center is thrilled to announce that Dr. Sara Gerhards will be joining us on July 18, 2011!

Dr. Gerhards is a native Oregonian having grown up in South Eugene. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, the wonderful people, and the sense of community in Eugene greatly influenced her life and overall values. She always remained tied to Eugene. It is because of this connection to her hometown that Dr. Gerhards and family decided to return to Eugene, following the completion of her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Buffalo.

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