Thanksgiving Doesn’t Have To Mean Weight Gain

Paragon Orthopedic Center encourages you to consider ways to avoid overeating on this national holiday that centers on food.  Living Well has a nice list of reminders.
-Accept that it is a day to indulge.
-Eat good things before the meal to avoid feeling overly hungry.
-Fill your plate with small servings; you can always go back for more.
-Pause and appreciate what is in front of you to fully enjoy it visually.  Take in the smells and give thanks for all that you see.
-Take smaller bites and chew completely.
-Take your time; soak up conversation and slow down.
-Pay attention to how full you are before you reach for seconds.
-Get away from the food to allow your body to feel full and begin digesting.
Don’t forget that we have many who are less fortunate in Southern Oregon and consider helping out at the many places serving free meals. The article below gives you more detail on all of these tips.

Happy Thanksgiving from Paragon Orthopedic Center!

How to Avoid Overeating on Thanksgiving – Living Well (

Thankful for You!

Gratitude is the theme of this third week in November and Paragon Orthopedic Center hopes you will take the time to be mindful of the many moments in a day to be thankful.  Paragon is especially thankful for the people of Southern Oregon who choose our clinic to take care of your orthopedic needs.  It might sound cliché, but our staff truly means that.  You have choices for your orthopedic needs.  We might be smaller than some of the bigger fish in the area, but we strive to give you a personalized experience and not move your through like a number in the schedule.  Dr. Bents, Dr. Van Horne, and all of our staff thank you for choosing us.  Happy Thanksgiving!

How Much Will the Hospital Charge Me for a Brace or Surgery?

Did you know a law went into effect January 1st of this year that tells hospitals to provide clear, online access to information about the cost of an item or your surgery before receiving it?  This allows you to shop around for the best price and view any associated costs.  The article below will link you to details about the law and what price transparency means to you.

Hospital Price Transparency | CMS


Paragon Congratulates Tammy on Eleven Years!

Tammy has been with Paragon Orthopedics for eleven years and we couldn’t be happier!  If you have had the privilege of talking to her at the clinic, you would know how wonderful she is and understand how much we appreciate her being a part of our team.  Congratulations Tammy!