Mill City, Oregon
280 S. First Ave.
Mill City, OR 97360
Welcome to Santiam Medical Clinic, Part of Santiam Hospital. When it comes to your family and your health care, we understand how important it is to find the right medical provider. We are committed to lifelong exceptional care provided to you and your family. Santiam's primary care clinic is a state-certified, Patient Centered Primary Care Home( PCPCH). As a result the staff and the medical providers emphasize care coordination and communication. Ultimately primary care centers around the medical needs of our patients. It is our goal for you to live a healthy, vibrant, and well balanced life. We know you'll be well cared for by our excellent staff. Santiam Medical Clinic specializes in family medicine for all stages of life. As a family based clinic, our patients come here for many of their medical needs, including well-child and adult wellness exams, ages and stages, vaccines, and the ongoing management of acute and chronic disease. The clinic also offers on-site surgeries and procedures, hosts annual sports physicals at a reduced cost, and flu clinics. For your convenience Santiam Hospital not only offers a family doctor in Mill City, and we also have a Family Clinic in Aumsville, Stayton, and Sublimity Oregon.

3 Ways Stress Can Impact Your Health May 6, 2019

3 Ways Stress Can Impact Your Health, Mill City, Oregon

Everyone experiences periods of high stress from time to time. However, if you live in a chronic state of tension, it could be affecting your health. Stress may be a psychological response to the environment, but it can manifest itself in physical ways. Therefore, learning to relax should form part of your preventive care routine. Here are just a few potential impacts of anxiety on the body.

How Chronic Stress Can Hurt Your Health 

1. Hypertension 

High blood pressure is a natural side effect of stress because it produces a surge of hormones that send the body into “fight or flight” mode. Although research does not indicate that stress causes lasting hypertension, the corresponding lifestyle habits can. Examples include smoking, drinking, eating unhealthy foods, and failing to get adequate sleep.

2. Obesity 

In recent years, scientists have identified a link between chronic stress and obesity. Those who carry around extra weight are more likely to develop everything from stroke and type 2 diabetes to mental illness and some kinds of cancers, which can influence a person's mental state. That’s why eating a balanced diet is a critical component of preventive care. 

3. Infertility 

preventive careDoctors estimate that stress plays a role for up to 30% of couples who are struggling with infertility. Fixating solely on getting pregnant can cause increased anxiety in both parties. Therefore, try focusing on togetherness and intimacy instead. 


If you’re worried about the impact stress may be having on your health, turn to Santiam Hospital for quality preventive care. For more than 65 years, this Oregon hospital has been treating patients throughout the Mid-Willamette Valley area. In addition to providing routine checkups, screenings, and preventive care, they offer everything from pulmonology medicine and diagnostic imaging to diabetes education and orthopedic surgery. To learn more about their amenities and services, visit their website or call (503) 769-2175 to schedule an appointment.

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