COPA News

COPA launches video channel to help with positive parenting

COPA launches video channel to help with positive parenting

COPA launched a series of videos to help parents deal with typical, but challenging behaviors in their young children. There are seven videos designed to help support a parent's daily routines resulting in positive behavioral development.


COPA Awarded Tier 3 Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Recognition

COPA Awarded Tier 3 Patient-Centered Primary Care Home Recognition

COPA was recently recognized by the State of Oregon as a top notch medical care facility with designation as an official Tier 3 Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. A Patient-Centered Primary Care Home is a health care clinic that has been recognized for their commitment to patient-centered care.


Visiting Specialists from Portland Schedule Appointments at COPA

Visiting Specialists from Portland Schedule Appointments at COPA

Randall Children's Hospital in Portland, as well as Doenbecher Children's and Providence offer visiting pediatric specialists who regularly travel to Bend to see patients at the East Bend COPA location.

As many as a dozen pediatric specialists from the Portland area schedule their patients here in Bend in order to make it more convenient for Central Oregon parents who have a child with special medical needs.


Pertussis Outbreak in Deschutes County

Pertussis Outbreak in Deschutes County

Deschutes County Health Department has issued an alert regarding a recent, small outbreak of Pertussis in the region. They are urging parents to get up to date on vaccinations to prevent illness.


Healthy Nutrition Ideas for Vacation Travel

Healthy Nutrition Ideas for Vacation Travel

Great ideas for offering healthy snacks to the family over the busy summer months. Challenge yourself to rid the pantry of empty calories and provide the most nutritious and delicious options that kids will actually like.


Dr. John Chunn announces plans to "mostly retire"

Dr. John Chunn announces plans to "mostly retire"

After 37 years, Dr. John Chunn plans a major change in his work life by devoting more time to personal pursuits. He will still practice at COPA a few weeks each year and continue to consult on the more serious cases at COPA and in the region.


RN's Best Advice to Stay Sun Smart

RN's Best Advice to Stay Sun Smart

COPA Nurse Advice RN's offer the best advice around for staying safe while playing in the sun. Remember the big word, 'prevention', and learn top tips for being sun-smart in the three categories: exposure, sunscreen, heat exhaustion.


Top Tips for Preventing and Treating Summer Bug Bites

Top Tips for Preventing and Treating Summer Bug Bites

COPA Nurse Advice RN's offer their best tips for preventing and treating the pesky bugs of summer. And, read expert opinions about which insect repellents to use, plus a few home remedies for itchy bites.


Hepatitis A Infections in Western States

Hepatitis A Infections in Western States

The recent outbreak of Hepatitis A in western states can be prevented with immunization. Most children have received their 2-shot series with their 2-year old well-check, assuming they've stayed current with the AAP's recommended vaccination schedules.


What's Going Around? Hay Fever!

What's Going Around? Hay Fever!

Symptoms of hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, include an itchy nose and clear nasal discharge with sneezing, sniffing, and scratchy sensation in the back of the throat. Eye symptoms (itchy, watery, and puffy) are associated 70% of the time. There is no fever or colored mucous with hay fever. However, if your child has lots of coughing, fever or sinus pain around the cheekbone or eyes for more than 24 hours, he/she child needs to see a pediatrician.