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Hospital offers
nitrous oxide
during labor

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis recently introduced a new pain management option for women in labor.

Women who deliver at the hospital have the option of using inhaled nitrous oxide during labor to help manage their pain. This option can be used instead of other pain management offered at Good Samaritan, such as intravenous pain medication or an epidural.

Nitrous oxide increases the release of hormones in the mother’s brain, temporarily relieving pain. It leaves the body within a breath or two, so the gas does not accumulate in the mother or baby’s bodies.

There are no known effects on the baby and the most common side effects are nausea after prolonged use and unsteadiness. Anti-nausea medication is available if needed, and women using nitrous oxide are able to get out of bed with assistance five minutes after inhaling the gas.

Doctor joins
Corvallis Clinic

Marina Arbuck recently joined The Corvallis Clinic’s Internal Medicine Department in the Asbury Building, 3680 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis.

Arbuck comes to Corvallis from Advanced Family Medicine in Redmond, Washington, where she was a staff physician. She also was a staff physician at Multicare Health System in Auburn, Washington, from 2011 to 2015, and Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, from 2008 to 2011. She was an infectious diseases consultant at Northwest Medical Specialties in Tacoma from 2004 to 2008 and at South Sound Inpatient Physicians, Auburn, from 2003 to 2004.

After leaving her native Russia with her 7-year-old son in 1995 and before passing medical boards to get into a U.S. residency program, Arbuck was a nursing assistant in a psychiatric hospital. She then did a year-long psychiatric residency.

Arbuck earned a medical degree from Yaroslavl Medical Academy, in Yaroslavl, Russia, in 1982. She completed an internal medicine residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis in 1999, and an infectious disease fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 2001.

Deputy takes
basic training

Deputy Sheriff Ethan Garrison of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s basic training class last June 16 at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem.

The DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon, and at the academy in Salem certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the board.

moves practice

Board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Todd L. Knapp recently moved his practice from Eugene to Albany and Corvallis.

Knapp has joined Silver Falls Dermatology and now will see patients only at Silver Falls’ Albany and Corvallis offices.

Knapp graduated from Brigham Young University, then attended medical school at the University of Utah. Knapp completed his dermatology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Knapp was accepted to a cutaneous oncology and reconstructive surgery fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his training in Mohs micrographic, dermatologic and laser surgery. He is board certified in dermatology and a member of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology.

Silver Falls Dermatology is at 2358 NW Kings Blvd., Suite 100, in Corvallis; and 1390 Waverly Drive SE in Albany. Knapp’s schedule is open for skin cancer appointments at both locations. Appointments can be made at 541-967-8385.

Law firm wins
leader award

The Reynolds Law Firm in Corvallis has received the 2017 Oregon Women Lawyers Workplace Leader Award.

The firm won the award due to leadership’s commitment to supporting projects and policies that employees say brings them personal fulfillment. The Honorable Darleen Ortega of the Oregon Court of Appeals presented the award to the firm at a reception on Oct. 27 in Portland.

The OWLS Workplace Leader Award recognizes an Oregon legal employer making innovative and effective efforts to promote one or more of the following values: a healthy balance between work and life; acquiring and maintaining a diverse workforce with diverse leadership; and maximizing opportunities for women and minorities to succeed in the workplace and advance to positions of influence and leadership. The award is not given every year.

Under the Reynolds Law Firm’s “Paid Pro Bono” requirement, work done pro bono by attorneys counts toward billable hour requirements. That means attorneys can do meaningful work in the community without having to personally absorb the financial cost of doing so. Ten percent of their work is done pro bono.