Dr. Bender Deployment 2021

Dr. Bender is to be mobilized for active duty service with the United State Army Reserves for approximately four months (mid-April 2021 to mid-August 2021). Please read his message to the patients and staff below: π‘Šπ‘‚πΆ π‘“π‘Žπ‘šπ‘–π‘™π‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘“π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘ , π‘π‘œπ‘™π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘”π‘’π‘’π‘  π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘ , 𝐴𝑠 π‘šπ‘Žπ‘›π‘¦ π‘œπ‘“ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘˜π‘›π‘œπ‘€, 𝐼 π‘Žπ‘š π‘Ž π‘β„Žπ‘¦π‘ π‘–π‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘› 𝑖𝑛 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ˆπ‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘  π΄π‘Ÿπ‘šπ‘¦ π‘…π‘’π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘£π‘’π‘ . π‘‚π‘π‘π‘Žπ‘ π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™π‘™π‘¦, π‘‘π‘œ 𝑓𝑒𝑙𝑓𝑖𝑙𝑙 π‘šπ‘¦ π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘–π‘”π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› π‘‘π‘œ π΄π‘šπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘π‘Ž, 𝐼 π‘Žπ‘š π‘šπ‘œπ‘π‘–π‘™π‘–π‘§π‘’π‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Žπ‘π‘‘π‘–π‘£π‘’ 𝑑𝑒𝑑𝑦 π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘£π‘–π‘π‘’. 𝑂𝑛𝑒 π‘œπ‘“ π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘ π‘’ π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’π‘  β„Žπ‘Žπ‘π‘π‘’π‘›π‘  π‘‘π‘œ 𝑏𝑒 π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘Žπ‘β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘žπ‘’π‘–π‘π‘˜π‘™π‘¦. 𝐼 β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘’π‘–π‘£π‘’π‘‘ π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘™π‘œπ‘¦ π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ 𝑀𝑖𝑑𝑑𝑙𝑒 πΈπ‘Žπ‘ π‘‘ 𝑖𝑛 π‘ π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘œπ‘“ π‘‚π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› πΈπ‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” πΉπ‘Ÿπ‘’π‘’π‘‘π‘œπ‘š. 𝐼 𝑀𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘” 𝑖𝑛 π‘šπ‘–π‘‘-π΄π‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘™ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘Ž π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘œπ‘‘ π‘œπ‘“ π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘₯π‘–π‘šπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘™π‘¦ π‘“π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘šπ‘œπ‘›π‘‘β„Žπ‘ . 𝐼 π‘ β„Žπ‘œπ‘’π‘™π‘‘ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘› 𝑏𝑦 π‘šπ‘–π‘‘-𝐴𝑒𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑑, 𝑏𝑒𝑑 π‘π‘œπ‘‘π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘™π‘™π‘¦ π‘Žπ‘  π‘™π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’ π‘Žπ‘  πΏπ‘Žπ‘π‘œπ‘Ÿ π·π‘Žπ‘¦. 𝐼 π‘€π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑒π‘₯π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘  π‘šπ‘¦ π‘ π‘–π‘›π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘‘ π‘”π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘π‘’ π‘‘π‘œ π‘šπ‘¦ π‘π‘œπ‘€π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘˜π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘œπ‘™π‘™π‘’π‘Žπ‘”π‘’π‘’π‘  π‘€β„Žπ‘œ 𝑀𝑖𝑙𝑙 π‘’π‘›π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘Šπ‘‚πΆ π‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘  π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘’π‘–π‘£π‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑑 π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘ π‘–π‘π‘™π‘’ π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘šπ‘¦ π‘Žπ‘π‘ π‘’π‘›π‘π‘’. 𝐼 π‘€π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘π‘œ π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘£π‘’π‘¦ π‘šπ‘¦ β„Žπ‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘“π‘’π‘™π‘‘ π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘–π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› π‘‘π‘œ π‘šπ‘¦ π‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘  π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘‘π‘–π‘šπ‘’ π‘œπ‘“ π‘’π‘›π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘Žπ‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘¦. 𝑅𝑒𝑠𝑑 π‘Žπ‘ π‘ π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘‘, π‘Šπ‘Žπ‘ β„Žπ‘–π‘›π‘”π‘‘π‘œπ‘› π‘‚π‘Ÿπ‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘π‘Žπ‘’π‘‘π‘–π‘ πΆπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ 𝑀𝑖𝑙𝑙 π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘’π‘’ π‘‘π‘œ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘£π‘–π‘‘π‘’ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž 𝑒π‘₯π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘’ π‘€β„Žπ‘–π‘™π‘’ 𝐼 π‘Žπ‘š π‘Žπ‘€π‘Žπ‘¦. π‘‡β„Žπ‘Žπ‘›π‘˜ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘’π‘›π‘π‘’, 𝑏𝑒𝑑 𝐼 π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘™π‘¦ π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ 𝑖𝑓 π‘¦π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› π‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ π‘€π‘Žπ‘–π‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘šπ‘œπ‘›π‘‘β„Žπ‘  π‘‘π‘œ 𝑏𝑒 π‘Žπ‘‘π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘ π‘ π‘’π‘‘. [...]

2021-02-23T19:04:34+00:00February 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Dr. Nami Kazemi Joins The Washington Orthopaedic Center Team

Dr. Namdar (Nami) Kazemi originally set out to be a biomedical engineer, following in his father’s footsteps. However, once his coursework turned to Medicine, he knew that his true passion was in the medical field and caring for people.Β  He chose orthopedics, as it relates closely to biomedical engineering and the function of the human body’s joints, with the hope to help all of his patients in getting back to what they love to do.Β Β  He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland. Following that he spent one year at the prestigious National Institutes of Health and conducted research studies in the field of biophysics. He then went on to The George Washington University and earned his medical degree. Subsequently he completed one year of orthopaedic traumatology research and five years of orthopaedic residency training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.Β  For additional training & to further his education, Dr. Kazemi completed a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He trained under world renowned shoulder surgeon, Evan Flatow. His other mentors included internationally recognized surgeons: Leesa Galatz, Michael Hausman, and Bradford Parsons.Β  Dr. Kazemi has published more than 14 peer-reviewed articles, 4 [...]

2021-03-01T22:32:28+00:00January 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Dr. Noel Beckford Announces Retirement

After 31 years of providing anesthesia services, Dr. Noel Beckford is officially hanging up his scrubs and retiring at the end of 2020. Dr. Beckford received his medical degree in New York City.Β He then completed his internship and residency at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut and became the Chief Resident of Anesthesiology in 1988.Β After his residency, he spent a year working Locums to see the country, before settling in Centralia, at Providence Centralia Hospital in the early 1990’s.Β With fellow anesthesiologists, he founded Southwest Washington Anesthesia Group and provided anesthesia coverage at various facilities throughout the region. Retired orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Keith Anderson, recalls first meeting Dr. Beckford at Providence Centralia Hospital, mentioning how impressed he was with Dr. Beckford’s thoroughness and, β€œthe fact that his patients woke up quickly, alert, and comfortable, rather than nauseated and groggy as was the case with many other anesthesiologists at the time.” Dr. Beckford has always been one to provide high-quality, efficient anesthesia, which has allowed the surgeons and nursing staff to better care for patients both intraoperatively and post-operatively. In 1994, Washington Orthopaedic Center built and opened the first physician-owned Ambulatory Surgery Centers in the State of Washington.Β Dr. Beckford was [...]

2020-12-14T20:04:28+00:00December 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dr. Christoper Hawkins Q & A

When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time? With five children, much of my time is spent in following and attending their groups and activities, from sporting events to theater productions. As they are getting older and more independent, I am finding time to keep myself fit and healthy along with my wife and our two dogs. We enjoy hiking, open water swimming, and other outdoor pursuits. What are you currently (or most recently) reading? Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and the latest issue of Outdoor Magazine What’s the first concert you attended? This information can definitely can be used to date me, but my first 2 concerts were U2 in Washington DC for their Joshua Tree tour and the Grateful Dead at the old RFK (Redskins) stadium. What’s your favorite book? I became a huge fan of Stephen King when I was younger, so I have read most of his books. They are all different, but The Shining remains a classic. What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had? I'm not sure if it was the best, but as a college sophomore at Georgetown University I dressed up as a girl's prep school field hockey player, [...]

2021-03-01T22:30:51+00:00August 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

DIY Easy 5 Minute Face Mask

DIY Easy 5 Minute Face Mask If you're looking to quickly make a face mask from the comfort of your home, you've come to the right spot. The material used in this project is Kimberly-Clark Wypall X80 Disposable Shop Towel material. This is a "hydroknit" material that is a fairly dense non-woven product that is used in commercial cleaning and shops. It is tough enough that it can be used several times and it does not fall apart when it is wet (which is why it makes for a good shop towel or cleaning wipe material). The material has enough stretch that the top loop stretches over the head nicely and the bottom tie straps do not break. It is an odd color and a tad rough against the face but this is a pandemic not a beauty pageant! We bought a roll of 475 towels from Amazon for about $70. These are the larger size: 12.5" x 13.4" and the product number is Wypall 41055x80. The goal was to create a mask that is easy and fast to make that does not require a lot of sewing skills or extra materials (for example, it is now difficult to find elastic [...]

2020-04-15T15:36:41+00:00April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dr. Chad L. Bender Q & A

When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time? I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Hobby-wise, I like to cook, exercise, and read. What are you currently (or most recently) reading? I’m listening to a biography of US Grant, and reading β€œHow to Raise and Adult”. What’s the first concert you attended? I saw Garth Brooks at a small venue in high school. It was just as he was becoming popular. What’s your favorite book? The Lord of the Rings trilogy. What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had? My dad and I made a robot costume out of boxes and dryer vent tubing when I was in kindergarten. What was your first job? I grew up on a farm, so daily chores could be considered my first job, I guess. Otherwise, I worked as a bank teller during the summers in high school. What was your favorite subject in school? Science/Biology If you could win an Olympic medal for any sport, real or fake, what would it be? I would like to be crazy and daring enough to medal in the snowboarding half pipe. Since I’m not, I’ll settle for either the biathlon or 400m. [...]

2019-05-21T17:46:48+00:00December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

7 Common Foot and Ankle Injuries and Disorders

Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a strong tissue that is situated at the bottom of the foot. It acts as the connection of the heel bone and the toes, creating the arch in a foot. It also supports the foot’s arch by absorbing impact from jumping and running. The lack of stretching or strength in the calves and hamstring can lead to plantar fasciitis. Β To avoid this injury, stretch and strengthen your calf muscles. Stress Fracture Stress fractures are tiny fissures or cracks inside the smaller bones of the foot. There will be pain where the bone is situated. Fractures are caused by landing or planting the foot improperly or awkwardly, especially on harder surfaces. Stress fractures heal over time as long as little to no weight is applied to the foot. Β  Ankle Sprain Ankle sprains occur when there is damage to the ligaments inside of the ankle. This happens when the foot rolls outwards and the ankle is forced inwards. It mostly happens during an awkward landing or misstep. After the event of the injury the ankle will be swollen and stiff. Bunions A bunion is a bump on the joint that is [...]

2018-10-24T18:51:16+00:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dr. Keith V. Anderson Announces Retirement

Keith V. Anderson, MD has announced his upcoming retirement effective March 31st, 2018. Forthe last 27 years, Dr. Anderson has practiced orthopedic medicine at Washington Orthopaedic Center in Centralia and Olympia. Over the years, he has helped thousands of people from the Pacific Northwest recover from their sports injuries, and has performed thousands of orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Anderson has had an impressive career that started well before he joined Washington Orthopaedic Center. He was the past chief of staff at Providence Centralia Hospital and has done significant work overseas. He worked at Tenwek, a Kenya Mission Hospital under MAP- Reader’s Digest International Fellowship Scholarship, and has done volunteer work at mission hospitals in Papua New Guinea, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Bhutan. Washington Orthopaedic Center will have been his longest place of employment. Over Dr. Anderson’s long tenure, he was highly regarded by his peers and community for his expertise in arthritis surgery, total knee and total hip replacement, sports medicine, and arthroscopic surgery. "Dr. Anderson has demonstrated capable leadership at Washington Orthopaedic Center and for Providence Centralia Hospital for many years. The WOC staff and our patients appreciate his dedication to this practice and our community and his dedication to our [...]

2018-10-24T18:53:28+00:00March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

What You Need To Know About Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee or patellofemoral pain syndrome is a common knee problem found in many athletes, especially new runners. Patellofemoral pain is seen most commonly in athletes and runners; this constitutes 25% of all identified knee injuries [1]. PFP affects women more than mend in a 2:1 ratio and is seen most commonly in adolescents [2]. What causes patellofemoral pain syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome is due to the kneecap (patella) not tracking properly in the femoral trochlea, causing rubbing of the cartilage in abnormal ways. The cartilage on the underside of the kneecap is there to let your knee cap glide back in forth between the groove on the femur. The abnormal tracking of the kneecap is usually due to a muscle imbalance of the Quadricep muscles pulling the knee cap usually to the outside of the knee. Can also be caused by tight hamstrings, poor foot mechanics, hip problems or various other causes. There is also various ligaments that attach to the inside and outside of the patella, which can be injured, stretched, or torn in trauma which can lead to kneecap instability. These are best assessed with an MRI. Symptoms Most common symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome include a dull or [...]

2019-06-18T16:21:31+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|
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