Columbia Hills Family Medicine


Columbia Hills Family Medicine

Philosophy of care

First and foremost, we take the time to listen closely to your medical concerns so that we can personalize your healthcare. By taking a team approach, we provide holistic medical care that addresses your mind, body and spirit. We also encourage you to take an active role in maintaining and promoting your health and wellness.

Affiliation with MCMC

Columbia Hills Family Medicine is a member of Mid-Columbia Medical Center Outpatient Clinics, composed of the offices of physicians and other healthcare providers specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and women’s care.

Our affiliation with MCMC allows us to best implement a patient-centered medical home model, which promotes collaboration, care coordination and integration, communication, access, quality and safety. We serve on the front lines when you need us and coordinate your care with other health care professionals and specialists when appropriate.

For Patients

For the convenience of our patients, we are happy to provide the following forms online. If our office staff has directed you here, search for the form you have been asked to complete below. Download and print out the pdf, then fill it out and bring it with you to your next appointment to help the process flow as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Financial information: For any insurance or billing questions, please call the MCMC business office at 541-298-7971.

Our Primary Care Services

Dr. Alaimo & Katheleen Pickering

Family Practice

Our family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers are concerned with the total health care of patients. Family physicians and their teams of health professionalsa are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases and conditions, and manage both common and complex problems. They are also trained to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide variety of chronic and acute illnesses affecting patients of all ages.

Our team also includes nurses who specialize in treating and managing chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder). We focus on prevention and education.

The family physicians of Columbia Hills Family Medicine are all certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Board certification demonstrates a physician's exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.

Pediatrics

Our pediatricians specialize in the care and treatment of children from birth to 16 years of age. An important part of pediatrics is making sure children’s immunizations are up to date. Our pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Behavioral Health

Our multidisciplinary behavioral health team includes a board-certified psychiatrist, psychologist and two social workers. We work closely with our clinic’s other providers to help individuals and families address mental, emotional and quality-of-life needs.

Why a Relationship with a Primary Care Provider is Important

Your primary care provider plays an essential role in your personal health and in our health care system. In fact, studies show that a good relationship with a primary care provider is associated with better health for you and lower healthcare costs for our communities.

Our role as a primary care provider is to help prevent, identify and treat common problems and provide continuous care throughout your lifetime. We also coordinate other health services or specialty referrals, while serving as a point person for your care.

By having all your health information in one spot, we can best monitor your health and medications. Plus, when you’re sick, you have a consistent person you can call. Our providers always try to see their own patients, but provide coverage for you if we are unavailable.

It is important to find a primary care provider that you trust and feel you can work with for a long time. From our physicians to our front-line staff, our goal is to get you the right care when you need it.

Patient Forms

For the convenience of our patients, we are happy to provide the following forms online. If our office staff has directed you here, please download and print out the pdf, then fill it out and bring it with you to your next appointment to help the process flow as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Contact Info

Columbia Hills Family Medicine
1620 E. 12th Street
The Dalles
Fax: 541-296-9156
Ph: 541-296-9151

Hours: Mon–Fri 7am-6pm; Sat. 8am-2pm
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For your convenience, Saturday appointments are now available for our patients at Columbia Hills Family Medicine.

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