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 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
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 professionals 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 sub-specialty of medical practice.
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.
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
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.