A new Physician Assistant has been hired as the permanent primary care provider at the Vernonia Health Clinic. Kimberly Lovato, PA-C began her position on January 5th. The Vernonia Health Center will continue its partnership with Pacific University and The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County to provide medical care. Students in the PA program at Pacific University will continue to do rotations in the health center under the supervision of the PA.
Lovato has practiced rural family medicine for seven years and has experience diagnosing, treating, and providing support and maintenance of a wide scope of medical conditions from pediatric to geriatric patients. She is highly skilled in assisting patients to reach their goals in chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, COPD, endocrine and coagulation disorders. Dr. Eubanks will continue to supervise the clinic. Melissa Walsh, who provided the bulk of coverage at the Vernonia Health Center during the search for a permanent provider, will continue her practice at the school-based health center at the Vernonia Schools.
To schedule an appointment at the Vernonia Health Center, please call (503) 429-0622.