Dr. Rose Kenny: Family Care Center

Dr. Rose Kenny opened Family Care Center in Redmond, Oregon in 2002. She completed her medical degree at Tufts Medical School in 1995. Dr. Rose Kenny chose to specialize in family medicine and finished her family practice residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center in 1998.

Dr. Rose Kenny then continued her education and studied obstetrics in a fellowship program. Dr. Rose Kenny enjoys working with families and helping her patients stay healthy. She is interested in preventative medicine as well as women’s health. Family Care Center offers patients a wide range of medical services including annual physicals and primary care.

Family Care Center’s mission is “to provide personalized, high quality healthcare for the entire family.” According to the health center’s website, “we are a full-service family practice with a dedicated and experienced physician who believes in working with her patients to maintain and improve their health.”

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Patients can make appointments in office, or they can choose to try a virtual visit. Dr. Kenny is interested in innovation and strives to make health care accessible for all of her patients. Virtual visits take place between a licensed healthcare provider and a patient via a secure web portal.

Virtual visits are available for patients who need to discuss common, non-emergency illnesses or for patients who have a long term illness. Virtual visits can make it easier for patients to get the care and information they need.

Dr. Rose Kenny is a trained family practitioner. She not only treats her patients, she is also a trainer for Merck and teaches other practitioners how to insert Nexplanon. Dr. Rose Kenny is dedicated to her patients and to providing comprehensive care to patients of all ages.


Dr. Rose Kenny: Explaining BRCA-2 Mutations

In recent years, Dr. Rose Kenny has become more invested in researching the issues that various genetic mutations can cause. This led to her getting a test for genetic mutations herself, resulting in her discovery that she carries a mutated BRCA-2 gene, which places her at a heightened risk of contracting breast cancer.

Many people may be familiar with the BRCA gene due to Angelina Jolie’s much-publicized decision to undergo prophylactic surgery upon discovering that she had inherited the gene, however, there is still plenty of information available for those who have not encountered it before.

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What Is It?

In its regular form BRCA-2 is a human tumor suppressor gene, often referred to as a caretaker gene, that most commonly occurs in the human breast. Its role is to repair damaged DNA or to destroy cells if they are beyond repair.

The Risk Caused By Mutation

Unfortunately, the BRCA-2 gene may mutate, with the effect often being inherited between parent and child when the issue occurs. This mutation limits the gene’s ability to repair damaged DNA, which results in those carrying the mutated gene being placed at higher risk of contracting breast cancer. This has led to it gaining the moniker of the “breast cancer susceptibility gene”, though it is only the mutation that increases risk.

Identification and Remedy

Those who are concerned about the possibility of carrying the mutation can have themselves tested. Options are available, such as prophylactic surgery, to reduce the risks caused by the mutation. Furthermore, medical professionals, like Dr. Rose Kenny, are researching ways to counter and treat the mutation’s effects.

Dr. Rose Kenny: How To Define Usability In An Electronic Health Record

Dr. Rose Kenny has worked as a Clinical Informatician at the Family Care Center in Redmond, Oregon since 2002, which means she spends much of her time working with patients’ Electronic Health Records (EHRs). A good EHR allows the user to quickly find the information that is needed for the patient, which means usability is crucial when designing them.

The following are all ways to define usability in an EHR.

The User Interface

The EHR’s user-interface will be the first thing that people see when trying to access the record, so it needs to be as accessible as possible. The main issue for many here is clutter. Having too much information on the screen at once can make the record difficult to read, which results in more time being taken to find important information.

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Consider the Clicks

To counter this clutter, EHRs are often divided into segments that can be accessed through mouse clicks or via a touchscreen interface. Medical professionals will want to access information in as few clicks as possible, so the EHR should be designed to allow for quick data entry and a minimal amount of searching. Focus on navigation and work with those who use the EHRs regularly to define the workflow.

Allow For Typed Notes

A good EHR will also allow physicians to record specifics about their patients outside of the general information that the system asks for. The system should allow for free writing where needed, rather than restricting users to only recording certain types of information.

Dr. Rose Kenny is an experienced physician who studied Clinical Informatics at Kansas University Medical Center in 2015.

Dr. Rose Kenny: How Doctors Can Improve Their Bedside Manner

Dr. Rose Kenny graduated from Tuft’s Medical School with her Medical Doctorate in 1995 and has gone on to enjoy an extensive career as a physician in the years that followed. While diagnosing and treating ailments is a crucial part of a doctor’s work, bedside manner is also a critical component of patient care that should not be neglected. However, many physicians struggle with this aspect of their work so keep these pointers in mind if you would like to improve.

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Talk To Patients As People

Most of your patients will be wary of their surroundings and may feel like they have little control over their circumstances, which can make them less confident and open when speaking to doctors. These feelings are exacerbated if you just treat them as conditions on a chart, so take some time to speak to your patients and get to know them.

Get Rid Of Distractions

Your patients should have your full attention whenever you interact with them. Checking your phone, looking at other patients’ charts or allowing your attention to drift will make them think you don’t care about what they are saying, which leads to distrust. This results in less information being provided, which can often make it difficult to provide care.

Keep It Simple

Complex medical terminology will often confuse those who do not have training, so consider ways to explain difficult issues in language that your patients will understand. Keep it simple and answer any questions openly and honestly.

Dr. Rose Kenny is an experienced physician who works at the Family Care Center in Redmond, Oregon.