beds and a medical staff of about 1,800
healthcare professionals. The hospital also
served roughly 79,000 people in its emergency department and performed 13,985
inpatient and 19, 142 outpatient procedures
in 2013 alone.
Providence Willamette Falls
1500 Division Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
Established in 1954, Providence Willamette
Falls Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital
that uses some of the most innovative technologies in the healthcare field to best serve
patients dealing with a wide range of conditions and illnesses. The hospital’s accredited
acute care facility and experienced team of
more than 420 medical professionals deliver
outstanding care to the individuals and families of Clackamas County.
Among the services provided at the medical
center are ACL repair, cataract surgery,
fall risk assessments, hernia procedures,
hip and knee replacement, joint fusion,
mammography, radiology, pediatrics, prostatectomy, shoulder replacement, thyroid
surgery, ultrasounds and many others. In
addition, it has staff members available for
grief and family counseling.
335 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Serving individuals and families in the
western suburbs of Portland, Tuality
Healthcare is a comprehensive medical
center that aims to improve the overall
health and wellbeing of the community
members it serves. Its services cover the
areas of breast health, cancer care, crit-
ical care, diagnostic imaging, emergency
care, endoscopy, infusion, nutrition, reha-
bilitation, childbirth, urgent care, geriatric
psychiatry and more.
The organization’s main campus in Hillsboro features 167 beds and more than 300
physicians and healthcare professionals—
and it’s one of the region’s top employers
with more than 1, 200 workers in various
roles. Tuality is also affiliated with the
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center,
also in Hillsboro, along with the OHSU
Cancer Center and the Pacific University
Health Professions Campus.
For individuals who have pressing medical
needs that are not life threatening and thus
do not quite justify an emergency room
visit, an urgent care clinic can be a better
and less expensive option. These clinics
are growing in popularity both in the Portland area and across the country, as they
allow access to quality care in a quick and
cost-effective manner. Urgent care centers
also tend to be open outside of the hours of
primary care offices.
The doctors at urgent care clinics commonly
treat issues like sprains and strains, small
wounds, fevers, influenza, skin infections,
urinary tract infections and dehydration,
along with providing diagnostic services like
lab tests and X-rays.
On the other hand, these clinics are not
typically ideal for less-urgent needs, such as
colds, general aches and pains and routine
exams. For these matters, it’s probably best
to consult a primary care physician. After
all, urgent care staff members are unlikely to
know you as well as your usual provider.
Urgent care clinics are playing a role in
disrupting the healthcare industry and how
patients address serious medical issues
without turning to the emergency room.
They offer convenience and relatively
affordable rates. Because of this, there are
numerous urgent care locations in Portland
and Vancouver—and the number continues
FINDING A DOCTOR
Moving to a new city is exciting, but it also requires finding the grocery
store you like, the schools your kids will attend — and the healthcare
practitioners that fit the needs of your family. Here are a few local and
national physician resources, where you can search for physicians by
location, specialty, and more.
American Medical Association Doctor Finder | www.ama-assn.org
Resources for general health information, as well as a search function for
local physician resources under the “Patients” tab of the site.
American Academy of Pediatrics | www.aap.org | www.healthychildren.org
National website for children’s health resources; separate “Parenting
Corner” website is a comprehensive site for health-related news, questions,
and other topics.
Healthgrades | www.healthgrades.com/find-a-doctor
Search for specialists in your area by condition, procedure, and doctors
who have experience in the specific care you need. The site matches you
with a doctor, where users can see reviews and ratings from other patients.
Oregon Medical Association Physician Finder | www.theoma.org/physicians
Find Oregon Medical Association member physicians based on location