Mid-Columbia Medical Center's Family Medicine Program Awarded Highest Designation by Oregon's Patient-Centered Primary Care Home

Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s Family Medicine program has been awarded a 5-star designation in Oregon’s Patient-Centered Primary Care Home program. The 5-star rating is the highest available designation and is given only to those institutions and programs that meet the topmost of rigorous standards.

“The MCMC Family Medicine program has been an essential part of health care here in the Gorge for more than half a century, and we are honored to be awarded this high designation for the services we provide and the compassionate way in which we provide them,” said MCMC Chief Medical Officer Serene Perkins, M.D. “This designation is a testament to the wonderful team we have here at MCMC and also a challenge to always be looking for ways to better serve our neighbors and our community.”

As Dr. Perkins explains, family medicine physicians care for people of all ages (from infants through the elderly) with a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Often coordinating care provided by other subspecialists, MCMC’s family medicine physicians also provide preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

“The foundation of our program is the continuous and personal relationship that our family medicine physicians build with the patient,” said Dr. Perkins. “They are devoted to treating the whole person—with knowledge of the patient in the context of family and community, advocating on their behalf to make the health care system a little less complex.”

Further information on MCMC’s Family Medicine program, including a list of physicians and information on making an appointment, is available at: https://mcmc.net/our-services/family-medicine/.

Founded in 1901 and located in The Dalles, Mid-Columbia Medical Center is a nationally recognized hospital dedicated to serving residents of The Dalles and its surrounding communities. As a Planetree hospital, MCMC works to provide a caring, nurturing and educational environment; puts great efforts into humanizing and demystifying the medical experience; and strives to empower people to become active partners in their own health care. For more information, visit mcmc.net; and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/mcmchealth.