Monthly Archives: November 2013


Open Door Patients Share Their Story: The Hughes Family

"I moved to Humboldt County after graduating college in 2001. I received my teaching credential at HSU in 2006 and was fortunate to find a full time teaching job at Peninsula Union School. My husband, Colin, who moved here in 1996, is a graduate of HSU and has been a geologist with Pacific Watershed Associates [...]

By | November 14th, 2013|Communications, NorthCountry Prenatal Services|0 Comments

Open Door Patient Shares Her Story

Lisa and her sons, Dorian and Becker. Lisa Stromme Rine may not fit your idea of an Open Door patient. She is a civil engineer specializing in water resources, working at SHN Consulting Engineers & Geologists, Inc. in Eureka. When Lisa became pregnant with her first child in 2006, she sought her prenatal [...]

Members of the Open Door Patient Advisory Share Their Experience

When Maile Cortez and her husband moved to Arcata ten years ago, they worried about how to manage their significant medical concerns. They saw Humboldt Open Door Clinic (HODC), walked through the front door and found the right place. The respect and care that the Cortez’ received convinced Maile that they had found their home. [...]

Safe Tattoo and Piercing Practices

  Janae Zolna, MD, MPH Family Physician Body art has been around for thousands of years as part of spiritual rituals, class distinction, and a means of personal expression.  Nearly one in seven adults has a tattoo.  In addition, 22% of 26-40 year olds have a piercing other than the earlobes.  There are various other [...]

By | November 6th, 2013|Communications|0 Comments

A Letter From Our CEO

Open Door at Forty A Letter From Herrmann Spetzler, CEO "When Cheyenne and I moved to the north coast in 1977, we thought it was a good place to spend a few years. I knew I was joining an organization scraping for every dollar and pinching every penny, but the committed people who began Humboldt [...]

By | November 5th, 2013|Communications|0 Comments