Mill City, Oregon
280 S. First Ave.
Mill City, OR 97360
503-897-4100
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.

A Patient's Guide to Sepsis June 14, 2019

A Patient's Guide to Sepsis, Mill City, Oregon

Sepsis results from an existing infection within the body. Instead of fighting off the agents causing the infection, the body has an extreme response that can damage organs and tissue. Therefore, if you experience any of the following, it’s recommended that you seek assistance at your local emergency room right away. 

What Are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of sepsis can impact both the body and mind. Many people experience severe confusion and may even appear disoriented. Shortness of breath is also common, as is increased heart rate, fever, and significant pain and discomfort. People with sepsis often complain of feeling cold, which causes shivering.  

Risk Factors & Treatment

Sepsis most often affects very young and very old people and those with weakened immune systems as a result of a chronic illness. Therefore, seek medical help if you have an infection that doesn’t seem to be getting better. Patients who’ve recently undergone surgery and been discharged are encouraged to visit the emergency room if they experience any of its signs. 

Timely medical treatment of sepsis is necessary to prevent more serious effects from occurring. You will likely be given an IV and antibiotics. The infected area will be drained or, in more extreme instances, surgically removed. If too much damage to your organs has occurred, kidney dialysis might be necessary.

emergency roomPrevention

You can prevent sepsis by always washing your hands and ensuring wounds are cleaned and bandaged. If you suffer from a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, proper management can help ward off infection. 

 

If you’re experiencing symptoms like the above while fighting an infection, visit the emergency room at Santiam Hospital right away. These medical professionals have been treating patients in Stayton, OR, since 1953, during which time they’ve established a reputation for quality care. Along with their emergency room services, they also provide primary care, diagnostic imaging, surgical procedures, and management of diabetes. Visit the ER for immediate treatment or call (503) 769-2179 to schedule an appointment. Visit them online for more on their offerings.

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