Finding the Right Provider

Finding the Right Provider

Finding the right provider for you may seem like a daunting task. However, there are steps you can take to help ease the process and ensure you will find a provider that will be the right fit for you. 

When searching for a new provider, a good first step is to check what healthcare providers are covered by your insurance, if that is how you are hoping to pay. Many insurance plans offer a provider directory which gives you the contact information for various health offices and providers.

After determining what providers are “in network” for your insurance plan, then you can further choose a specific provider that you see best fit for you. There are many things to consider when choosing a new provider. By determining what you need and are hoping for in a provider, it will be easier to find the right match. We recommend asking yourself the following questions to help better determine what you are looking for:

  • Where am I hoping for the provider’s office to be located?
  • What kind of care am I seeking?
  • Do I have any specific problems I am hoping to address?
  • What are my goals for seeking therapy or other healthcare services?

In addition, some individuals might have specific preferences on the credentials and previous work history of their provider. 

Regardless of your answers to these questions, there is a provider out there who is right for you. Finding the perfect therapist or healthcare provider may seem challenging, but by doing so you are taking an important step towards bettering your overall wellness.


For those seeking care, we recommend visiting our team page and learning more about our specific providers. Our team comes from a diverse background of care and specialties. We take great pride in our team and their ability to best serve you. 

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Crisis Lifeline

If you or a loved one is in a crisis, it is important to get help immediately. If in danger of suicide:

  • Call 911
  • Go to the nearest emergency room
  • Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988

National Suicide Prevention Week

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. The day aims to honor the achievements of women and bring awareness to gender equality.

History of International Women’s Day

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 19th, 1911. On that day more than one million people gathered at rallies worldwide.  The day continued to be celebrated annually. The UN recognized 1975 as International Women’s Year, and began celebrating March 8th as International Women’s Day. Presently, the day is celebrated in more than 100 countries and is an official holiday in more than 25.

2022 Theme

International Women’s Day has a new theme annually. This year’s theme is “Break the Bias.” The theme encourages individuals to imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. Our differences should call for celebration, and not judgement. Together we can strive to make these goals a reality. 

How to Show Support

There are many ways you can help show support for International Women’s Day and the goals it embodies. Ways to show support include but are not limited to:

  • Use the hashtag #BreakTheBias on social media to spread awareness for the day
  • Advocate for gender equality in the workplace
  • Attend an online panel or discussion
  • Shop at a women-owned business
  • Donate to a women-centric charity or organization

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For more information about International Women’s Day, the following resources are suggested:

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Look on the Brightside Day

Look on the Brightside Day

Look on the Brightside Day is a celebration recognized on each winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. The day is intended to encourage positivity and optimism. It is normal to be feeling a bit down around this time of the year. The shorter days, cold weather, and added stress of the holidays can take a toll on many. However, Look on the Brightside Day aims to help people combat negative feelings and instead shift their focus to the positives in life. 

Ways to Look on the Brightside

The following list consists of ways to help you look on the bright side of life.

  • Practice gratitude as often as you can. Recognizing what you are grateful for, and sharing your thankfulness with others, can help bring positivity to your life and others.
  • Avoid negative people or influences as much as you can. Although there are negative encounters that may be unavoidable, we encourage you to avoid the situations as much as possible. Being around negative energy can make you feel the same way, so we find it best to surround yourself with positivity when possible.
  • Take a deep breath and allow yourself to become grounded. It is easy to be quick to react and respond to situations, especially when they bring about negative feelings. When you give yourself a moment to breathe, you can help clear your mind and develop a more positive outlook.
  • Separate facts from emotions when needed. Although it is important to be aware of your emotions and feelings, you should not let your emotions rule your life. Being able to take a step back from a situation and look at the facts can allow you to be more objective without letting your emotions get the best of you.
  • Reframe the situation and how you think about it. It may take time to develop this skill, but with time you can train yourself to be able to put a different light on situations. Being able to reframe something can allow you to see the situation differently and ideally allow you to find more positivity in it.
  • Focus on the positive in your life whether big or small. Life will throw many curve balls and tough situations at you, but it is important to try your best to have positivity to fall back on. Creating a list of things in your life that make you happy can serve as a great way to bring positivity back to you after facing challenges.


Learn More

Looking on the bright side may be challenging at times, but having optimism can lead to you living a happier and more fulfilled life. To learn more about how you can find positivity in life, we recommend speaking with your health care provider.

Finding A Mental Health Provider

Finding A Mental Health Provider

Although it may seem daunting, finding a mental health provider doesn’t have to be difficult. By following the steps below, we believe that you will be on the right path towards finding a mental health provider that is knowledgeable and you feel comfortable speaking with.


Think About What You are Looking For In a Provider

People may have different reasons for seeing a mental health professional, and with that, different needs. A good first step is to think about what you are looking for in a provider. 

You may want a provider who can prescribe medication, or you might just want to focus on emotional or behavioral therapies. Many people who want to focus on both of these sides of their mental health care actually work with more than provider.


Gather Referrals

If you have health insurance, call your insurance provider and ask for the information of professionals in your area who accept your insurance. 

When calling, it is also a good idea to ask any clarifying questions you may have about what your coverage entails.

For individuals who do not have health insurance, you may consider visiting a community mental health center. From there, specific information can be provided about local mental health care.


Make the Call

Making the call to the health care office is the next step in your process. If you are reluctant to make the call yourself, consider having a friend or family member who you trust help you.

When calling and attempting to set up an appointment, be aware that there may be a waiting period for new patients. If you can’t see the provider for a few weeks or months, still set up the appointment and you can always cancel if needed. If you can’t wait, see your primary care provider as soon as possible for more immediate help and support.


Ask Any Questions You May Have

When you first meet with your new provider, it is important to ask any questions you may have.

Beyond asking the provider questions, ask yourself how you feel around this person. It is important that you feel comfortable around the provider, especially if you hope to work with them long-term. You may want to also learn about what their education and what their specialties are to make sure they line up with your specific needs.


Trust Your Gut

When choosing a health care provider of any kind, it is important to trust your gut.

We suggest giving the relationship time to build and strengthen with a new provider, however, if the provider isn’t a good fit, you can always move on and call another number on your list.

The relationship between a mental health care professional and their patient is built on trust and understanding. If you do not feel that the fit is right, that is okay. With time, you will find the right provider for you.


Ready to Move Forward?

For those who are ready to move forward in their search for a new mental health provider, we recommend filling out a patient inquiry form for NW Mind-Body Wellness as we are currently accepting new patients at all of our locations.

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How to Choose a New Primary Care Provider

how To Choose a New Primary Care Provider

You may wonder how to choose a new primary care provider, whether you just moved, changed insurance, or any other reason for a switch. The choice may seem daunting, but we believe that if you follow these tips, you will find the exact care that you need.

“I find primary care to be a powerful tool in improving the health of both individuals and the community,” says Amanda Weiland, MSN, FNP-C, a nurse practitioner at NW Mind-Body Wellness. 

Think About the Qualities you Want in your Provider

Making a list of ideal qualities and specializations you hope to find in a primary care provider is a great first step. It allows you to assess your own wants and needs, which can be greatly beneficial in knowing what kind of care to seek out.

Ask for Referrals

Friends, family, and co-workers can all be great resources for health care referrals. A recommendation from someone you trust can go a long way.

Make Sure the Provider is “In Network”

Ensuring that you choose a primary care provider that is in network for your insurance can help you avoid steep appointment charges or having to pay for visits out of pocket. Calling your insurance provider or checking on their website can help you determine the logistics of your coverage.

Map It Out

For many, it is important to consider the location of the health care provider in relation to your home or work. If you are not feeling well, you will most likely not want to have to travel very far. Also, a convenient location will hopefully make it easier to book and keep appointments. 

Trust Your GUt

Visiting or speaking with a potential healthcare provider is the best way to ensure they will meet your needs and make you feel comfortable. The patient and provider relationship should be built on trust, and it is important that you find someone you feel safe sharing your health requirements and goals with. 

Ready to move Forward?

If you are ready to begin the search for a new primary health care provider, we recommend filling out a patient inquiry form for NW Mind-Body Wellness as we are currently accepting new patients in our Bend office.

Services are also provided for mental health care in Wilsonville and Salem.

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We are excited to announce that NW Mind-Body Wellness will be opening a new office in Bend, Oregon this September. With the new office, we will be welcoming all prior Roots Family Medicine patients. We look forward to meeting and serving you.

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This September, NW Mind-Body Wellness will be opening a new office for mental health care in Wilsonville, Oregon, conveniently located off of I-5. We are excited to announce the opening of this new office as our expansion will allow for more individuals to receive the care that they deserve. For more information, check back on our website and follow our social media for updates coming soon. 

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This upcoming Saturday, staff members of NW Mind-Body Wellness will be supporting the Salem community by volunteering at the Fall Sports Physical Clinic. The event will take place at Judson Middle School from 9am to 1pm. We hope to see you there!