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A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating
Turn picky eaters into happy, healthy eaters!
Breaking down intuitive eating in a way that’s easy to understand and even easier to implement, this book shows you how to help your children develop a positive relationship with food. It offers a system that builds healthy habits and better mindsets that will last a lifetime. Through the techniques and tips in this book, you’ll discover how to eliminate stress, anxiety and food battles and instead enjoy feeding your confident eater!
Written by a board-certified pediatrician and mom, this book will set your family up for success when it comes to making decisions in the kitchen, grocery store, and restaurant. The actionable advice in A Parent’s Guide to Intuitive Eating will transform healthy eating from a chore into a happy habit!
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High 5 for Dr. Krithika Ramachandran!
Pictured: Dr. Dave Kreuger and Dr. Krithika Ramachandran.
Dr. Dave Krueger has chosen Dr. Krithika Ramachandran, a pulmonologist at Yakima Lung & Asthma, as the next High 5 honoree!
Dr. Krueger says, "Krithika is smarts with a smile. She is a combination of superb clinician always ready to consult and help, and a warm-hearted leader with top-notch communication skills. Her ICU rounds highlight this balance - she brings gentle humor and patient-centered state-of-the-art care. You are a great example for all of us, Krithika!"
Check it Out! Provider Directory on Home Page. We have now added all Physicians, ARNP's, PA-C's and CRNA's listed in this directory!
Harmanjot Gill, MD
Memorial Inpatient Services
Medical school: Government Medical College, Patiala, India 2013
Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
What inspired you to choose medicine? I wanted to be able to serve people when they most need help, and I enjoy actually see people improve and get better.
Why did you choose your specialty? I have always found internal medicine to be challenging. It involves gathering crucial information and putting all of the pieces together. You are always continuing to learn and grow.
What is your philosophy of care? To involve the patient in their care and make sure that they understand what’s going on with their health, as well as setting realistic goals and expectations with them.
What do you like about Yakima? Yakima reminds me of my childhood. I grew up in a small farming community, similar to Yakima.
What do you like to do outside of work? I enjoy hiking and biking.
Carolynn K. Clarke, MSN, CNM, ARNP
Yale School of Nursing, New Haven, CT
Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery specialty, 2010-2012
What inspired you to choose medicine? I am a curious person, as well as passionate about learning and puzzle-solving. Additionally, supporting my dad through his 17-year battle with cancer inspired my desire to partner with patients and families facing personal health challenges.
Why did you choose your specialty? As a Certified Nurse Midwife, I experience the special honor of building long-term relationships with women and their families. As a breast health specialist, I am able to expand this practice to include both men and women.
What is your philosophy of care? It is my privilege and honor to support you with the highest level of clinical care as a partnering member of your health care team. I am committed to YOU and to the achievement of your health care goals and desires. As such, I will advocate for, and support you with our breast health decisions, concerns, and issues. I look forward to building long-term relationships with 'Ohana patients and their loved ones as a breast health advocate, educator, clinician, and friend.
What do you like about Yakima? I enjoy the beauty of Yakima’s orchards, distant Cascade Mountains, and changing seasons. Members of the Yakima community are friendly, approachable, and welcoming.
What do you like to do outside of work? Sharing time with my family and friends is always a special gift! Time in the sun, at the coast, writing, reading or creating are all things that make my heart smile.
Daniel Cole, DO / Hospitalist - MIPS
Medical School: Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, 2016
Residency: Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, Minn., 2016-2019
What inspired you to choose medicine? My experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Panama, where I worked in health and sanitation.
Why did you choose your specialty? Because of the breadth and depth of adult medicine.
What is your philosophy of care? To provide compassionate high-quality care.
What do you like about Yakima? I love the variety of outdoor activities in the area, and I love the people I get to work with.
What do you like to do outside of work? My wife and I enjoy going on hikes with our dogs, and I enjoy doing home DIY projects and traveling when able.
Soma Ghosh, MD / Hospitalist - Pediactrics
Medical school: Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta University, India, 2002-2008
Residency: Pediatrics, New York Medical College — Metropolitan Hospital Program, 2009-2012
What inspired you to choose medicine? I was drawn to it because it’s meaningful work.
Why did you choose your specialty? I wanted to help children have a healthy and long life. It’s very rewarding.
What is your philosophy of care? I always keep parents informed and provide them with all the medical information available so that they can make the best decision for their child.
What do you like about Yakima? I love the weather, the mountains and vineyards.
What do you like to do outside of work? My husband and I travel internationally a lot. We’ve been to more than 35 countries so far.
Previous employment: Pediatric Hospitalist, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA., March 2016-present; General Pediatrics, St. Mary’s Hospital, Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes, MN., 2012-2016.
Maryalice Hardison, ARNP / Memorial Sleep Center
Education: Master’s of science in nursing, South University, Tampa, FL., 2016
Previous employment: ARNP, family care, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, 2017-2019
What inspired you to choose medicine? I’ve always wanted to help people and make a difference in the lives of others.
Why did you choose your specialty? I like family medicine for the broad range of patients and experiences. And I will still see and be able to care for all types of patients for their sleep evaluations.
What is your philosophy of care? Being kind to my patients and listening to everyone, because everyone has a story.
What do you like about Yakima? I like the seasons and the variety of outdoor activities that you can really do just about all year around.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to snowshoe, hike and go to the movies.
Bonnie Crouthamel, MD / OB/GYN - Generations
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., 2008-2013
Residency: Ob/GYN, the University of Washington, 2013-2017
Fellowship: San Diego Family Planning Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, Calif., 2017-2019
What inspired you to choose medicine? Traveling various places and seeing health disparities made me want to pick a career where I could help with those disparities.
Why did you choose your specialty? I saw how health disparities affect women specifically, and I wanted to help women through any situation in their life: the happy situations, the complicated situations, everything. I also like to have continuity with my patients.
What is your philosophy of care? I believe in nonjudgmental care and being able to provide the patient with all the information they need to make decisions about their health.
What do you like about Yakima? I did a rotation here in medical school, and this is the place that felt like home.
What do you like to do outside of work? I love being outdoors, hiking, skiing, camping, being with my two dogs.
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