Cascades East Family Medicine Center
2801 Daggett Avenue
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
info@ruralresidency.com

Administration: (541) 274-4611
Clinic: (541) 274-6733

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Program Director

Joyce Hollander-Rodriguez, M.D., Assistant Professor

College: Stanford University
Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine, Palliative Medicine
Email Address: hollajoy@ohsu.edu
After briefly leaving for college in California, Joyce decided to drag her husband to Oregon and vowed to never again leave. She completed medical school at OHSU and residency here at Cascades East. She and her husband loved Klamath Falls so much that they decided to stay put and she became faculty. Joyce loves to travel but finds it hard to leave her 50 sheep, 2 horses, 3 dogs, 10 chickens and family. Joyce's medical interests include geriatrics and end-of-life care, and she is frequently found harassing the residents about advanced directives and code status. She is Medical Director of a local hospice and is an active member of the hospital Ethics Committee. She especially enjoys spending time at her ranch with her family amongst their numerous animals.
Dr. Hollander-Rodriguez

Associate Director

Robert Jackman, M.D., Assistant Professor

College: University of California, Santa Cruz
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Graduate Work: Naval Undersea Medical Institute Medical Officer and Deep Sea Diver
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Email Address: rjackman@skylakes.org
Bob started in the Navy, doing his internship and becoming an Undersea Medical Officer and Deep Sea Diver. After four years at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Lab he decided to go inland and complete his residency at Cascades East Family Medicine. His medical interests include lots of procedures and endoscopy of almost any orifice. He enjoys camping and skiing with his wife and two rambunctious kids, and makes great barbecue and beer.
Dr. Jackman

Brandon Chase, MD

College: Reed College
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Dr. Chase

Lawrence L. Cohen, M.D., Assistant Professor

College: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico
University of California, Irvine
Residency: Loma Linda University
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Larry is originally from Los Angeles, where he was a partner in a private group practice for 10 years. He later moved to Chiloquin, OR to work first for a federally qualified health center for four years and later a solo private practice in the same small town. Since finishing training, he has participated in post-graduate medical education as community faculty at two Residency programs. In August 2006, he became full time faculty at Cascades East.

Larry hopes to bring some of his private practice, rural family medicine "nuts and bolts" perspective to the teaching experience at Cascades East Family Medicine Residency Program. He is particularly interested in Type 2 Diabetes. His real-life interests include road cycling, cross-country skiing, hiking and camping with his wife, Cindy, and their various cats and dogs.
Dr. Cohen

Kristi Coleman, MD

College: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Dr. Coleman

Ralph Eccles, D.O., Assistant Professor

College: Linfield College, Brigham Young University
Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Residency: Grant Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Fellowships: Diabetes Fellowship at Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Women's Health Fellowship at Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Email Address: rpeccles@yahoo.com
Ralph previously worked as medical director of the Navajo Health Foundation. Returning back to his Klamath Falls roots after practicing in very rural and inner city communities Ralph focuses diabetes and other endocrine issues. Ralph also actively works In Klamath County and at the state level to develop a comprehensive program to manage patients with chronic disease. He is married to another Klamath Falls native and pediatric endocrinologist. He and his wife are avid readers and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities or relaxing at their cabin.
Dr. Eccles

Roberta Garvey, PA-C

College: Augustana College
PA School: Midwestern University
Dr. Garvey

Katie Heinrich, FNP

Radu Moisa, M.D., Assistant Professor

Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisora Romania
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Email Address: Rmoisa@skylakes.org

Holly Montjoy, MD

College: East Carolina University
Medical School: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Dr. Montjoy

Grant Niskanen, MD

Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine

Kelly Patterson, MD

College: University of Oregon
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Dr. Patterson

Daniel Pederson, DO

College: Grinnell College
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine

Michol Polson, PhD

College: Brigham Young University
Graduate School: Purdue University
Dr. Polson

Robert C. Sears, M.D., Instructor (Psychiatry and Family Medicine)

College: Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency: University of Kentucky "Triple Board" Program, Pediatrics/ Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Fellowship: Child Psychiatry
Board Certified: Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry
Robert is a native of Kentucky, and has lived there most of his life. He was drawn to Klamath Falls when his wife, Gosha, began her residency here at Cascades East. Robert is particularly interested in the areas where pediatrics and child psychiatry overlap—such as developmental difficulties and problems of early childhood, as well as adolescent medicine. Currently, he practices pediatrics in a private clinic; practices child psychiatry at the Klamath Youth Development Center; is the medical director of the local juvenile detention center; and works with residents at Cascades East. As much as possible, he and his wife spend time with their three children, and are both very interested in languages, travel and the arts.
Dr. Sears

Atarah Sidey, M.D., Clinical Instructor

College: Concordia University
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Atarah grew up in a small town in Montana, and went to medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She says the best year of her life, so far, was the year she took off before residency to stay home with her son, Christopher--however, it was also the hardest year. She now manages to juggle an active family life with her three young sons, being a family doctor, and having an amazing garden despite the short growing season in Klamath Falls. Among her adventures are living with her husband in Africa--doing rural health care work and living in China teaching English. She leads the residency's Balint group and oversees the Integrated Family Practice portion of our curriculum.
Dr. Sidey

Dwight Smith, M.D., Assistant Professor

College: La Sierra University
Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: Riverside General Hospital, Riverside CA
Fellowship: Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Washington
Board Certified: Family Medicine
Email Address: dsmith@skylakes.org

Dwight grew up as a missionary kid in Nigeria, West Africa. After medical school, he practiced rural Family Medicine in Washington and Nevada. He was then drawn to teaching and taught in Tacoma, WA and Stockton CA, before he helped start the Alaska Family Medicine Residency Program. He spent 13 years teaching residents there before coming to Cascades East. His family, including 3 young children, was drawn to the rural farming atmosphere of Klamath Falls. In his spare time Dwight enjoys collecting rocks and minerals, nature photography, mountain biking, backpacking, cross country skiing, sea kayaking, river rafting or any other adventures in the wilderness. He also swims with the Klamath Basin Masters Swim Team.

Medically, Dr. Smith enjoys teaching procedures, wilderness medicine, obstetrics, emergency care, and rural/frontier medicine. He also appreciates the value of integrating spiritual care into his practice. He is an Advisory Faculty with ALSO. He has lectured internationally on rural health, obstetrics and ALSO.

Dr. Smith

Wendy Warren, M.D., Assistant Professor

College: Case Western Reserve
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: Georgetown University, Providence Hospital
Board Certified: Family Medicine

Dr. Warren received her medical degree from George Washington University and completed her family practice residency at Georgetown University Providence Hospital. Dr. Warren also has her Masterís Degree in social work, which she attained at the University of Michigan prior to medical school. Wendy was in full spectrum private practice including OB at the Klamath Medical Clinic for 17 years before deciding to do locums work and then joining the residency. She works as the Public Health Officer for Klamath County and is a board member of Sky Lakes Medical Center. She oversees the maternal health portion of our curriculum. She periodically replenishes her urban needs by visiting San Francisco. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, running, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Warren

Chris Zowtiak, MD

College: Dartmouth College
Post Baccalaureate: Bryn Mawr College
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Cascades East Family Medicine Residency
Board Certified: Family Medicine

OHSU Adjunct Faculty & Teaching Supervisors

Lindsey Burwell, MD

James F. Calvert, MD

Kanani Dilcher, MD

Dawn Jennings-Peterson, MD

Ann Kellogg, DO

Mark Kochevar, MD

James Novak, MD

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