Five Morning Habits of Highly Successful People

5 Morning Habits

Do you ever feel like some people just have it all together? Maybe it’s the dance mom who never seems frantic on Wednesday afternoons with her perfect outfits, perfect hair, and perfectly manicured nails, or the co-worker in your office who is always sitting at his desk sending out brilliant ideas via email before you even make it into the office.

If it seems like some people can produce a type of daily lifestyle efficiency you feel is unobtainable, know that nothing is stopping you from being just as prepared, organized, and optimistic, except for your daily habits. By adopting the following five proven-effective morning habits of highly successful people, you too will be able to do it all with Zen, no matter what the day throws at you.

  1. Follow a Consistent Wake-Up Routine
    Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day (yes, even on the weekends) not only trains your body to fall asleep and wake up more quickly, but it also allows you to be consistent in your morning routine. Nothing sets your morning off on a rough start like running late. If you consistently oversleep, you set yourself up for the panicked morning rush and the anxiety it brings or failing to do something you need to set your day off right—like eating a healthy breakfast.
  2. Wake Up Early. Like, Really Early.
    Not only do you want to wake up at the same time every day, but you’ll also want to wake up early. Some of the world’s most successful people report that they wake up at five or even 4 a.m. If you must be at work by 8 a.m., and you have a 30-minute commute, a 7 a.m. alarm won’t give you the time you will need for healthy habits like meditation, exercise, and eating a healthy breakfast. Commit to slowly moving your wake-up time backward, even just five minutes a week until you are part of the pre-sunrise morning crew.
  3. Get Active.
    If you’re wondering what to do with all the extra time you have in the morning, use it to get active. Daily exercise—even 20 to 30-minutes, can help reduce stress, burn calories, and help keep you fit. Not getting enough exercise can leave you feeling sluggish, fatigued, and unmotivated. A morning jog, yoga session, or workout at your local CrossFit gym will leave you feeling confident and ready to take on your world.
  4. Reflect.
    Take time, even if only five minutes, to reflect on what you’re grateful for, and what you hope to accomplish that day. Many successful people rely on a hand-written to-do list to help them organize and prioritize their tasks for the day. Your list may include personal responsibilities, work requirements, or a mix of both. Throughout the day, check-in with your list, cross off what you have accomplished, and adjust where needed. By the day’s end, seeing how many vital tasks you completed will give you a sense of confidence that will motivate you to tackle tomorrow.
  5. Meditate.
    Before you say that meditation doesn’t work for you, know that there is no right or wrong way to meditate, as long as you take even five minutes to breathe with intention and reflect on what makes you feel grateful, happy, or content. For more tips on how to meditate, review this article from our experts.

Our final piece of advice is not to be too hard on yourself if, on any given morning, things go off the rails. Life happens to all of us, and even the best-laid plans often go awry. When life’s interruptions and disruptions occur, recommit to your morning efficiency plan, and try again. We promise, if you ask all the people in your life who seem to be winning the morning, they’ll tell you that even they have bad days too, but their secret to success is perseverance—and now it’s yours too.

The Days are Getting Shorter—Are You Feeling the Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder?

SADs-Seasonal Affective Disorder

We’re in full Fall swing, which means baseball playoffs, pumpkin spice everything, cool, crisp weather, and shorter days. If you’re like most people, even if you love Autumn, you secretly crave more hours of sunlight every day. Why? Our bodies naturally crave the energy and mood-boosting power of the sun. When we start to experience fewer regular hours of daylight, especially as Fall turns to Winter, it can begin to impact your mood, especially if you are sensitive to a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). What is this moody condition, and how might it be affecting your internal happiness-o-meter? Read on to find out.

What is SAD?

SAD, often referred to as major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern, is a type of depression that’s associated with the changing of the seasons. Those who experience SAD most often feel a decline in their mood in the Fall and Winter months. While experts still need to conduct more research on the causes of SAD, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) believes the condition may be triggered by reduced exposure to sunlight, causing a chemical imbalance in the brain and a disruption of the circadian rhythm (our internal clock).

While the APA reports that only about five percent of Americans experience SAD annually, it can plague their mood for up to 40 percent of the year.

SAD Symptoms

Symptoms of Fall and Winter SAD may include:

  • Regular feelings of depression or hopelessness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Being easily agitated
  • Reduced interest in hobbies and activities
  • Feelings of low energy
  • Difficulty concentrating

In the most severe cases, SAD can result in thoughts of death or suicidal ideation.

What to Do if You Believe You are Experiencing SAD

If you notice a recurring, negative impact on your mood and emotional wellbeing during times of the year that experience less consistent daylight, talk to your doctor. He or she will be able to diagnose whether or not you are experiencing a seasonal, or more persistent form of major depressive disorder, and can prescribe a treatment plan. Common treatments for SAD include:

  • Psychotherapy – Treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help patients understand and manage their reactions to certain situations and environments.
  • Prescription Medication – For some, antidepressant medications help to increase serotonin levels, improving mood, and lessening feelings of depression.
  • Bright Light Therapy (Phototherapy) – During this treatment approach, a patient sits in front of a lightbox for twenty minutes to an hour daily, ideally in the morning hours, during the times of the year when they typically experience SAD. The light exposure may help to restore the patient’s normal circadian rhythm.
  • Lifestyle Changes – Changing one’s routine to maximize exposure to sunlight may also help improve mood. Committing to an afternoon walk, changing window dressings to allow more natural sunlight into rooms, and sitting near a window during work hours are all helpful tactics. Obtaining regular exercise and eating healthy also help to stabilize and improve mental health.

The days are only going to keep getting shorter until we reach the Winter solstice. If you believe you may be feeling the effects of shorter, darker days, make an appointment now to talk to your Nova Health provider. Together we will build a plan so that you can maximize your enjoyment of every day, regardless of the season.

Five Reasons to Get the Flu Shot This Year (and Every Year)

6 Reason to get the flu shots this year

You can recognize the symptoms the moment you feel them coming on. Flushed skin, accompanied by unexplainable chills. Muscle aches that seem to seep into your bones. Exhaustion that you’d think could only be precipitated by the completion of an ultra-marathon. It’s the flu, and this Fall and Winter, if you don’t want to be among the millions of people diagnosed with influenza, talk to your doctor about getting the flu vaccine. If avoiding these uncomfortable symptoms isn’t enough of a reason to get vaccinated, here are six more reasons to get the flu shot.

  1. The Flu Shot can Help You Save Your PTO for Vacation Time. Your human resources office wants you to keep your germs at home as long as you are experiencing symptoms such as a cough with mucus, fever, exhaustion, vomiting, or diarrhea. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommend you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever breaks. That means you could end up using five to seven of your annual paid time off (PTO) days to recoup from the flu. Wouldn’t you prefer to use those days for a family trip to Gold Beach?
  2. The Flu Shot Will Keep Your Friends and Family from Blaming You for Getting Sick. The flu is highly contagious, and like most illnesses, you may be contagious before you even realize you’re sick. Once someone in a family or social circle gets the flu, they earn a reputation as patient zero, which means everyone else around you (who failed to get vaccinated) and gets sick will blame you for spreading the bug. And who needs that kind of negativity in their life?
  3. You May be Eligible for an Age-Appropriate Flu Shot. Medical experts recommend that everyone over the age of six months obtain an annual flu vaccine. For those over age 65 who may be most susceptible to the flu and its symptoms, an alternative flu vaccine is available that offers even greater protection.
  4. The Flu Shot in Optimized Annually. Every year, the CDC assesses the risk associated with the wide variety of flu strains that scientists have identified and creates an annual vaccine designed to offer the best protection against the most strains believed to be prevalent in the coming year. That means if you received the flu vaccine in a previous year, but still got sick, you may have contracted a strain that wasn’t accounted for in your vaccine. It can happen, but it doesn’t mean flu vaccines aren’t effective. The CDC reports that flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40 to 60 percent among the overall population during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are well-matched to the flu vaccine. That means the odds are in your favor that this year’s flu vaccine will keep you safe.
  5. The Flu Shot Can Save Your Life. In the U.S. alone, over 200,000 people are hospitalized due to the flu every year, and 36,000 people While the most susceptible populations include seniors, children, and those with other health complications and chronic illnesses, everyone should be aware of the risks of flu contagion.

When to Obtain the Flu Vaccine

Flu season officially occurs from October to May. Since it takes two weeks for the flu vaccine to protect you from contagion fully, doctors recommend that patients obtain the flu vaccine by the end of October. To help protect our community, Nova Health is offering flu vaccines at all of our 14 clinics throughout Lane and Douglas counties. Make an appointment or walk into any of our urgent care centers to take advantage of all the health benefits of the flu vaccine this year (and every year).

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Do You Avoid the Gym Because You Feel “Gymtimidated?”

Gymtimidation how to avoid

Try These Confidence-Boosting Tips.

It’s no surprise that gym memberships spike in January when millions of Americans make fitness their New Year’s Resolution. What may surprise you, however, is that 80 percent of people who join a gym in January quit their routine by month five. For many, it’s not the sore muscles or even the membership costs that cause people to bail on their annual commitment. It’s a genuine emotional factor: gymtimidation. It’s a state of nervousness and anxiety that keeps people out of the gym and missing opportunities to get the 30 minutes of regular exercise that we all need three to five times per week. If you’ve found yourself avoiding the gym because you feel less fit, less capable, or uncomfortable in the gym environment, you’re not alone. But that anxiety ends here.

Why Do We Feel Gymtimidation?

Causes of gymtimidation are many and various. A survey conducted by a women’s magazine found that:

  • Two times as many women as men experience feelings of insecurity and intimidation at the gym
  • 44 percent of women fear the weight circuit specifically
  • 14 percent of women are made uncomfortable by glances from male gymgoers
  • 20 percent of men and the majority of women are most afraid of appearing out of shape compared to peers

There are many ways to get your 30-minutes of daily exercise, including walking, using fitness videos at home, and jogging in your neighborhood. However, if your schedule and lifestyle make the most convenient and safest environment to get fit, then don’t let your fears or insecurities keep you from pumping iron, taking a class, or hopping on a treadmill. Instead, try these gymtimidation-reducing techniques to take control of your confidence and max out your reps.

  1. Find a Gym with a Comfortable Vibe. Every gym—from international brands to local, privately owned businesses—has its own unique culture. Some create environments for people looking to maximize muscle gain, while others foster a culture of acceptance. If a you-do-you atmosphere is what you need to succeed, then shop around until you find a gym that fits your needs. For women, if a female-only gym would help you avoid insecurities around men, there are options available to suit your comfort zone. 
  1. Take Advantage of Your Free Training Session. Most gyms offer new members a free personal training session to help them learn their way around the equipment and train them on how to use the weight machines with proper form. Take advantage of the freebie session and learn how to properly use the machines so that you don’t find yourself avoiding them out of uncertainty or insecurity.
  1. Go With a Friend. If the idea of braving the gym (and that strange machine that looks like a torture device) makes you squirm, then take your best friend with you. Take a class together, use side-by-side ellipticals, or master the weight machine circuit as a team. By leveraging the buddy-system, you’ll feel less alone and exposed and can focus on the reason you’re at the gym in the first place—your heart health.
  2. Scope it Out. If walking into a gym and seeing dozens of people confidently and competently doing their things makes you want to turn around and run back out, take a breath, and tell yourself that you don’t need to rush or immediately jump into activity. Take a lap around the gym. Learn the layout of the room. See where all the equipment is, and decide what you want to focus on (Cardio? Strength training? Stretching). By giving yourself time to acclimate and assess, you can overcome your initial flight reactions.
  3. Remind Yourself that Many of Your Fears are in Your Head. Confidently tell yourself that no one is judging you. Honestly. Most gymgoers are focused on their personal goals—not the progress of their peers. Sure, you may find yourself catching sideways glances from Zumba classmates, and you too may find yourself marveling at the fittest man or woman in the room, but unless anyone actively harasses or intimidates you, your comparison fears are in your head. Of course, if someone does harass you, report them to management. That breaks the unspoken gym code.

Everyone has the right to feel good, be healthy, and be confident. Never let anyone intimidate you in a way that creates barriers to healthy lifestyle decisions—even if that person lives solely in your head. By remaining confident and giving yourself time and space to acclimate to the gym environment and learn how to optimize your time, you’ll soon be in a position to help out other newbies when they have questions or concerns. Now, won’t that feel good?

How to Start Meditating Today Without Feeling Silly

how to start meditation today

You may have heard that meditation is the process of quieting one’s mind, concentrating on the breath, and reflecting on things that bring gratitude. How though, can one quiet their mind when they are reeling with a never-ending to-do list, endless family and work commitments, and bottled up anxiety and stress that feels like it will burst? While it may feel impossible to meditate through chaos, this relaxation technique can help you reduce tension and anxiety, helping you manage emotions and remain mindful. The trick, however, is to give yourself a chance to experience its benefits without being self-critical during your beginning experiments. Our feel-silly-free guide to meditation can help you relax and meditate so that you can smile and be happy. 

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a mindfulness technique that encourages and develops concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and calmness.

The Benefits of Meditation

Meditation has been proven to help:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve emotional wellbeing, positivity, and kindness
  • Control anxiety
  • Improve self-awareness
  • Reduce stress and anxiety-related physical pain symptoms
  • Improve attention span
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Improve sleep

How to Meditate Without Feeling Silly

If you’ve heard about the positive benefits of meditation but have been hesitant to try it because you worry that you’ll do it wrong, or that you’ll feel silly sitting cross-legged, chanting, and thinking happy thoughts, forget what you think you know. First, understand that there is no wrong way to meditate. If you are spending time away from your desk and smartphone reflecting on yourself, your life, and focusing on your breathing, you are doing it right. These tips can help you refine your technique to maximize the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. 

  1. Find a comfortable place to sit quietly. It can be inside your home or outdoors, as long as it is an area that is distraction-free.
  2. Consciously think about your breathing. Feel the sensation of your breath going in through your nose and out through your mouth. Your belly and ribs should expand on each inhale and deflate during your exhales.
  3. Be aware of your body. As you sit and breathe, think about your fingers and toes and all your limbs. Relax your facial muscles, unclench your jaw, and feel the sensation of built-up stress releasing from your body.
  4. Let your mind wander. A mistake people make when meditating is feeling that they have to sit in a void of conscious thought. It’s okay to have focused thoughts when you meditate, as long as you acknowledge and release anything stressful. Try to focus on the sensation of your breath. If your mind needs to wander, think about things for which you are grateful, and cast anxiety-laden thoughts away.
  5. Build uptime. Start first by meditating just for two minutes. After a few sessions, increase the duration to five minutes. Continue expanding your time commitment until you reach a point where you feel you’ve achieved the positive benefits of meditation without losing focus or feeling bored.
  6. Just like anything else, meditation is a skill. Commit to practicing daily meditation every day for one month before you decide if it is a ritual that you can fit into your daily regiment (because it should).

All of us can benefit from mindfulness and relaxation. Give these techniques a try and be kind to yourself if you start to feel self-conscious or silly. With practice, you’ll experience valuable health and emotional wellness benefits of meditation, and will learn to rely on mindfulness techniques anytime life gets hard.

Nova Health to Host Blood Drive at Springfield Urgent Care Clinic

Nova Health Blood Drive

On Thursday, September 19, Nova Health will host a Blood Drive at its urgent care clinic, located at 445 Harlow Road, Springfield, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The goal of the blood drive is to support the nation’s current blood supply shortage and help bolster the regional supply of lifesaving blood, plasma, and platelets to help save lives in the community.

Bloodworks Northwest will support the event with its onsite bloodmobile. At approximately 40 feet long, the bloodmobile can accommodate about 50 donors throughout the course of an event.  Bloodworks Northwest is an independent, non-profit organization harnessing donor gifts to provide a safe, lifesaving blood supply to more than 90 Northwest hospitals.

Mix 94.5 FM will also support the Nova Health Blood Drive. Representatives from the station will be onsite at the Springfield clinic for two hours, helping to spread the word about the event and offering giveaways to participants. Nova Health will also donate a $250 Visa gift card to one lucky winner whose blood donation will help to save up to three lives.

The Constant High Demand and Low Supply of Blood in Our Nation

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. A single, one-pint blood donation can save up to three lives, as donations are used for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient needs whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, their wellness, and possibly their life, depends on the generosity of a blood donor.

Despite the lifesaving need for blood in hospitals across our nation, only a small percentage of people donate blood annually. According to the American Association of Blood Banks:

  • Each year, about 6.8 million people in the U.S. donate blood.
  • 30% of all blood transfusions go to patients diagnosed with cancer or other blood diseases.
  • While 38% of the population are eligible to donate blood, only approximately 10% of the people donate blood on a regular basis.
  • Red blood cells must be used within 42 days (or less), and platelets must be used within just five days, meaning the need for donations represents a constant concern for healthcare organizations across the nation.

Together, we can help save lives in our hometown. Click here to find out if you are eligible to donate. Donors are invited to schedule a blood donation appointment. Walk-ins will also be welcomed throughout the event.

Josh Nicholson, PA-C Joins Nova Health

Josh Nicholson

Nova Health, a comprehensive provider of quality urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, and musculoskeletal services in Lane and Douglas Counties, has announced the addition of Josh Nicholson, PA-C to its team of healthcare providers.

In 2018,  Nicholson graduated from Midwestern University, College of Health Sciences in Glendale Arizona where he earned a Master of Medical Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Before joining the Nova Health team, he worked as a Physician Assistant at Stayton Family Practice in Stayton, OR.

Nicholson’s career in medicine was inspired by his deep-rooted desire to help others.

“After undergraduate school, I worked in an emergency department as a scribe and instantly found my love for medicine. It led me on a path toward becoming a physician assistant. Today, to be part of Nova Health, which has earned such an outstanding reputation for providing compassionate and collaborative care, is an opportunity I value greatly.”

Dr. Lyle Torguson, Nova Health Medical Director of Primary Care Services, says that Nicholson’s focus on empowering his patients to take an active role in their health is precisely the approach Nova Health aims to foster.

“At Nova Health, we believe in collaborative treatment plans and to listening to our patients and giving them time and space to ask questions. Josh shares this philosophy, which makes him an ideal addition to our team. Josh helps his patients to understand their health risk factors and treatment options, and build effective and sustainable care plans together. We are thrilled to welcome Josh to our growing team of exceptional caregivers.”

About Nova Health

Nova Health provides urgent care, primary care, physical therapy services, and musculoskeletal clinic services. Our focus is on providing the best patient care to patients in our communities. Established in 2008 with one clinic and nine employees, we have grown to 14 clinics within the Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Veneta, Oakridge, Cottage Grove, Florence, Harrisburg and Roseburg, Oregon areas.

Miranda Barlow, DNP-FNP Joins Nova Health

Miranda Barlow

Nova Health, a comprehensive provider of quality urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, and musculoskeletal services in Lane and Douglas Counties, has announced the addition of Miranda Barlow, DNP-FNP to its team of healthcare providers.

Barlow earned her Doctorate of Nursing degree from The University of Portland in Portland, Oregon in 2017. Before joining the Nova Health team, she worked at Milwaukie Convalescent Center in Milwaukie, Oregon, St. Charles Madras Health System in Madras, Oregon, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, and Applegate Valley Family Medicine in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Barlow was inspired to pursue a career in medicine at a young age after seeing her mother; also a nurse, treat villagers in need while on a tour of Indonesia.

“After seeing my mother do all she could for so many without access to essential medical care, I asked her what I could do to help,” recalls Barlow. “She replied that I could continue going to school, become a medical provider, and serve my fellow man. This is what I have done. I am thrilled that my career has now led me to become part of the Nova Health team.”

Dr. Lyle Torguson, Nova Health Medical Director of Primary Care Services, says that Barlow’s commitment to building collaborative, long-term care relationships with her patients makes her an ideal fit within the Nova Health community of caregivers.

“Miranda wants her patients to play an active role in their treatment plan development and management,” said Dr. Torguson. “Her relentless commitment to providing the highest quality care is exactly the type of mindset we want from our healthcare providers.”

About Nova Health

Nova Health provides urgent care, primary care, physical therapy services, and musculoskeletal clinic services. Our focus is on providing the best patient care to patients in our communities. Established in 2008 with one clinic and nine employees, we have grown to 14 clinics within the Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Veneta, Oakridge, Cottage Grove, Florence, Harrisburg and Roseburg, Oregon areas.

Nova Health Florence Clinic to Offer Urgent Care Services and Complimentary Blood Pressure Checks Starting August 16

Nova Health Florence Free Blood Pressure Check

Florence, OR – August 8, 2019 – Nova Health (formerly Eugene Urgent Care), a comprehensive provider of quality urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, and musculoskeletal services in Lane and Douglas Counties, will begin offering urgent care services at its Florence clinic starting August 16, 2019. The clinic, located at 4480 G N 101 Highway, currently provides primary care services. The addition of urgent care walk-ins and same-day appointments provides a convenient and comprehensive care solution for individuals and families in Florence and surrounding areas.

Also, starting August 16, the Florence clinic will accept walk-in, complimentary blood pressure checks during regular business hours. As part of a comprehensive care plan, all adults should receive a blood pressure check every two to three years, or as directed by their primary care physician.

By expanding its service offering, Nova Health’s Florence clinic will be better equipped to treat a broad spectrum of health care needs of Florence’s residents. According to clinic manager Brittany Elliott, the expanded urgent care offering is part of Nova Health’s commitment to be a trusted source of routine, preventive, and urgent care needs for the Florence community.

“Nova Health is committed to offering a full spectrum of affordable patient care services and access to the highest quality providers,” said Elliott. “Adding urgent care services as well as free blood pressure screenings to our clinic helps us meet our goal of delivering quality, affordable health care to everyone in the community.”

Initially, the clinic’s urgent care hours starting August 16 will be Friday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the Fall, the clinic’s urgent care hours will expand to seven days a week.

“Our patients are at the core of every decision we make,” said Elliott, “Which is why adding urgent care availability and complimentary blood pressure checks are the logical next steps in our patient services plan.”

Dr. Rachel Nosce Joins Nova Health’s Patterson Clinic

Rachel Nosce

Nova Health, a comprehensive provider of quality urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, and musculoskeletal services in Lane and Douglas Counties, has announced the addition of Rachel Nosce, MD to its team of healthcare providers. Nosce will begin treating patients at Nova Health’s Patterson clinic, located at 598 E. 13th Avenue in Eugene, starting on July 15, 2019.

Dr. Nosce earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. As a Nova Health physician focused on family medicine, Dr. Nosce brings expertise in a broad range of primary care disciplines, including adult and pediatric medicine, preventive care, and the treatment of ongoing chronic conditions. According to Nosce, she understands the essential value of developing personal, patient-physician relationships, and intends to bring this philosophy to her new position at Nova Health.

“What I love about practicing broad spectrum family medicine is that I get to know my patients throughout their entire lifespan, and earn the right to be a trusted advisor during times of health and illness for the entire family,” Said Dr. Nosce. “Joining Nova Health is the ideal next step in my career, thanks to its reputation for keeping patients at the center of its administrative and clinical focus.”

Dr. Lyle Torguson, Nova Health Medical Director of Primary Care Services, anticipates that Dr. Nosce’s future patients will appreciate her calm demeanor and commitment to remaining accessible and building collaborative treatment plans.

“At Nova Health, we understand that our patients expect their physician interactions to be more than transactional,” said Torguson. “They want to build long-term relationships with someone they can trust to care for them and their whole family. We are confident that we have found that style of medical treatment with Dr. Nosce. She is the perfect addition to our Patterson clinic.”

About Nova Health

Celebrating over ten years of serving patients throughout Lane County and Roseburg under the names Prime Care Partners, Eugene Urgent Care, Roseburg Urgent Care, and Atlas Physical Therapy we have established a new brand name and identity, Nova Health. Our look and name have changed, but one thing has been the same since the beginning: Our commitment to quality patient care and our commitment to each other. Nova Health is a medical company that provides urgent care, primary care, physical therapy services, and musculoskeletal clinic services in Lane and Douglas Counties. Our focus is providing high- quality patient care to the neighborhoods and communities we serve. Nova Health is a growing company that was established in 2008 with one clinic and nine employees and has grown to 14 clinics all within the Eugene, Springfield, Junction City, Veneta, Oakridge. Cottage Grove, Florence, and Roseburg areas. For more information, please visit