Nothing I have ever encountered strikes fear into my heart like an injured or sick child. I am reasonably sure that all other parents out there feel the same way. I am sure you don’t want to just trust any doctor in Oregon with your children. You also likely are not willing to go through any trial and error with one of your own children as you would be willing to go through to find your own doctor.
A pediatrician is going to have to click with you and gain your trust before they see your child and I feel exactly the same way. Unlike many of our service listings, you do not want to wait to find a pediatrician until an emergency strikes. You want to have them on speed dial long before that. So now is the perfect time to use our Oregon are list of top recommended pediatricians and start interviewing them. Find the one who you would trust with your children. Don’t forget that people change over time and that can apply to not only your doctors but also your pediatricians. If any of our Oregon doctors have declined in their performance, please let us know! It is vital that we keep the below list updated with only the doctors that will care for your children as if they were their own. It is also a great idea to establish a pediatrician for short term work conditions even if they last less than a year. So if you will be stationed somewhere else, start researching area pediatricians now so you are as prepared as possible.
Dr. Heggen completed her pediatric residency at OHSU in 1995. She joined Childhood Health in the summer of 1995. Developmental pediatrics, mental health, dermatology, and practice management are some of her interests.
Dr. Joanne DeVore is a board certified Pediatrician and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics who joined The Children’s Clinic in 1997. Dr. DeVore graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1994.
Dr. Mason is a board certified pediatrician with a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences. She completed her residency in 1997 at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and then worked in San Francisco prior to moving to Wisconsin. She worked as both a hospitalist and a general pediatrician in Wisconsin for over a dozen years. Dr. Julia believes in a collaborative approach to medicine, involving parents in their childrens’ health care decisions.
Dr. Evans-Smith completed her medical degree at Loma Linda University, and her residency at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Evans-Smith is board-certified.
Dr. Griffin is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He joined Salem Pediatric Clinic in 1996.
Dr. Kemmerle, has more than 15 years of pediatric experience and a holistic, minimalist approach. She works with kids and their families to build toolboxes they can use to prevent problems and address health, educational and emotional challenges.
Dr. Stacy Chance is a pediatrician who currently focuses on preventative care, children with special needs, and sports physicals. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is currently certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Farah is an Oregon native who completed her pediatric residency at OHSU in 1997. She joined Childhood Health in 1997. She has a special interest in the area of their clinic’s customer service.
Dr. Weill gravitated toward children in all sub-specialties and truly found his calling in pediatrics. He went on to complete his residency at Oregon Health & Science University, where he served as chief resident and founded a clinic that specialized in the care of overweight and obese children. Working as a pediatrician, Dr. Weill is thrilled to become an integral part of his patients’ upbringing. Parents honor him every day by entrusting the care of those most precious to them. He loves watching his patients travel through life and develop into wonderful individuals. He sees himself as part of the team of people who care for the child, supporting parents as they oversee and guide development.
Dr. Vincent Koletar is board certified and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He graduated from the University of Nevada and subsequently completed a pediatric residency at OHSU. Dr. Koletar currently provides care to pediatric patients at his Salem Pediatric Clinic office.