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Our Services

We offer 60 minute visits for new patients and same or next day appointments. Call now to schedule your initial visit!

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Prevention & Wellness

Prevention & Wellness

Educational counseling, physical exams, and whole-person care.

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Assessment & Treatment

Injury treatment, general illness, chronic disease management and referrals to specialty care.

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Diagnostic Testing

In-house testing for pregnancy, strep throat, influenza, urinalysis, blood glucose, and overnight lab results for most other labs.

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Immunizations

We offer all required immunizations for infants, children, teenagers, and adults including the COVID-19 vaccine. Click below to see our full list.

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Behavioral Health

Your mental and behavioral health is just as important to overall wellness as your physical health. Our behavioral health specialists are available to help with mental health, addiction, nutrition, and life planning.

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Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care

Sports physicals, child well visits, fluoride varnish, and children immunizations.

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Our Story.

Orchid Health was founded with the mission of solving the problems and inefficiencies of modern American healthcare, and to make sure that no patient or community lacked access due to the current system. Our founders, Orion Falvey and Oliver Alexander spent years working with a number of Oregon’s top healthcare policy leaders, primary care providers, and most importantly community members themselves in order to improve the health and well-being of all patients and to create a model of health care based on quality, compassion, and innovation.

OUR MODEL

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Our Model.

Exceptional Patient Experience

Our goal is for our patients to feel listened to, have enough time to ask necessary questions, and be able to discuss what’s most important to them with their provider. In order to accomplish this we offer hour long initial visits and 30 minute follow up visits. Additionally we understand the need for accessible primary and urgent care when a health concern arises, which is why we offer same-day visits (by appointment) and expedited new patient visits. In order to continuously improve the experience our patients receive, we constantly ask for feedback and involve patients in our decision making process.

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Insurance

Orchid Health is proud to accept most major health insurance plans, including the Oregon Health Plan and most Medicare plans.

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Pricing

At Orchid, we believe you deserve quality healthcare, no matter what. Anyone can be an Orchid patient, whether or not you have insurance. We have many flexible options available to make our care accessible.

We offer a sliding scale program. Review our pricing + apply for the program. If you don’t qualify for our sliding scale program, please review our set cash pay pricing.

Please call us with any questions! We’re happy to walk you through our process.

Note: Note: Orchid Health cannot accept cash payments from Medicaid or Medicare patients in lieu of insurance billing. The cash price services listed are covered by Medicaid and Medicare if your are a Medicaid or Medicare beneficiary.

Your Providers

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Joel Myers

Physician Assistant, NCCPA Board-certified

Specialty: Family Medicine

Clinical Interests: Sports nutrition, Acute care.

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

M.S. Medical Science, Emory University

Biography:

Joel is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and has lived in Bend, Oregon for 11 years while working in the Emergency Department for St. Charles Medical Centers in Redmond, Madras, and Prineville. Joel received his Masters in Medicine from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1997. He brings 4 years of Primary Care and 13 years of Emergency Medicine Experience to Orchid. He is excited to return to primary care and offer treatment of chronic conditions while being able to address a vast array of same-day visit care issues in order to prevent unnecessary trips to the ER. He offers evidence based medical treatment as well as alternative treatment options.

When Joel isn't working he enjoys spending time with his wife, two teenage daughters and four dogs. He can also be found nordic skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing and hiking all around Oregon.

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Chelsea Sloanes

PA-C

Specialty: Family Practice, Urgent Care

Languages: English

Biography:

Chelsea grew up in Kauai and has been in the medical field since the age of 16 when she became a CNA. Out of high school, Chelsea became an RN and finished her bachelor’s at OHSU. By 2009, she had graduated with a Master’s degree and PA certification in Alburquerque NM.

Chelsea has always known she wanted to be in the medical field but has an interest in trying new things. In her early 20s, she became a police cadet, got certified in scuba diving and nitrox, and even has her real estate license.

Chelsea enjoys learning new things and taking adventures, despite not being a hiker she has done 2 of the top 10 most dangerous hikes in the world. When she is not working at Orchid, she attempts to learn different languages and enjoys spending time with her children and animals.

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Clem Pope

Physician Assistant, NCCPA Board-certified

Specialty: Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests: Preventative care and health maintenance, acute care

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Master of Physician Assistant Studies - Oregon Health & Science University
Bachelor of Science - Oregon State University

Biography:

Clem grew up in central Idaho and moved to Oakridge in 2006. He attended PA school at OHSU, graduating in 2020. Before coming to Orchid, he worked in the Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg. Prior to becoming a PA he worked as a paramedic and spent over 10 years as a Smokejumper and wildland firefighter. He also served in the National Guard with a combat deployment to Iraq. Clem strives to work with patients to manage chronic conditions as well as acute problems using evidence-based medicine with the hopes of avoiding unneeded visits to the ED.

Clem enjoys spending time outside with his wife and three kids. They enjoy skiing, traveling, camping, and time on the river and the trails around Oakridge. He is currently a member of the Oakridge School Board.

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Deirdre Simpson-Rhoads

MSW, CSWA

Specialty: Clinical Social Work

Clinical Interests: Dignity, Empowerment, and Wholeness

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

B.A in political Science and Fine Art, Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University

Biography:

Deirdre is originally from the Chicago area and has lived in Cottage Grove for the past five years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Elmhurst University and her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University.

Deirdre has worked in Social Services for her entire adult career. Her experience includes working with survivors of sexual trauma, end-of-life care, community mental health, grief, and loss work in Hospice. Prior to Orchid Health, Deirdre worked with Oregon State Hospital in Junction City.

Deirdre’s aim is to provide person-centered care and to partner with those she serves and to work with them. She finds education empowering, unconditional love expansive, travel inclusive, and creates a safe and sacred space for others to process what it is to be human.

When Deirdre is not working she enjoys reading, researching, painting, drawing, digging in the dirt (aka gardening), and writing poetry as well as spending time with her 2 dogs, 3 birds, bunny, 2 grown daughters, and boyfriend. She loves her family and gets a lot of joy living in a small community.

Your Care Team

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Barb Melton

RN

Specialty: Family Practice, Patient education, wound care, and interacting with the patients

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Brenna Chrisman

Lead Medical Assistant

Clinical Interests: Whole patient care, Quality Measures, P&P

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

CCMA, MA-P

Biography:

Brenna was born in Oregon but grew up in Montana. After high school, she began her career as a CNA and then changed her focus to Phlebotomy in 2010 and then to a Medical Assistant in Phlebotomy in 2014.

In 2015, Brenna moved back to Oregon and began her career at Orchid Health. Her current focus is working with her peers to provide innovative medical to our patients and to be more visible in our community.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, 4 bonus kids, and 4 bonus grandchildren and doing activities such as camping and spending time in the outdoors and in the water.

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Maria Umbarger

Medical Assistant

Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Associates Degree in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomist

Biography:

Maria was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but raised in Oakridge, Oregon. Maria attended Pioneer Pacific College and graduated in 2012.

After graduating, Maria worked at the Five River Family practice for 2 years, which set a foundation for her love and appreciation for the medical field. Additionally, she spent time working in various local restaurants until returning back to her medical profession.

At Orchid, Maria is focused on growing and learning new skills that will help her community. When she is not working, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and two children. She enjoys taking her children camping, playing on the beach, and visiting zoos and aquariums.

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Alicia Bolin

Medical Assistant

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Phlebotomist

Biography:

Alicia was born in Eugene and raised in Oakridge, Oregon. After graduating high school, she worked at the Postal Pharmacy for four years. Afterward, she began working at the Five Rivers clinic and was there for 5 ½ years prior to beginning her career at Oakridge.

Alicia’s current focus is being able to learn new things and giving her best to the community. When Alicia is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and two young sons doing outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and barbequing.

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Bob Johnson

Community Health Worker

Clinical Interests: Addiction and Recovery

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Certified Community Health Worker

Biography:

Bob Johnson is a Certified Community Health Worker and currently works for Orchid Health, a rural health clinic in Oakridge. He works with medical and behavioral health providers to gain equitable resources for patients in his underserved community. He also serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator ensuring the clinic is visible at local events. He is very passionate about helping others overcome drug and alcohol addiction.

He sits on the OHA THW Commission and on the chairs of the Systems and Integration sub-committee. He also participates in AOWLC (Advocacy and Outreach Workers of Lane County), HIC (Healthcare Integration Collaborative), and Lane County Community Resilience Team. He is a member of ORCHWA.

His love of travel has taken him to many locations all over the world and is fascinated by the different cultures.

Your Support Team

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Bob Colabianchi

Clinic Manager

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

BS in Biology/Pre-Med, University of Pittsburgh. ASCP-BB certified

Biography:

Robert (Bob) grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and moved to Eugene, OR in April of 2020. He worked in transfusion medicine, managing 7 different hospitals, and various non-profits for over 20yrs before following his heart and moving to the West Coast. Bob hopes to bring his love for non-profits and 20yrs of management experience to the team and help bring about change in rural healthcare to his new community. He loves the idea of initiating programs directed towards the developmental need of each community. Bob understands that key factors to that growth are community involvement and leadership support since starting his own non-profit in March of 2017.

When Bob is away from work, he focuses on his love for his family and the outdoors by hiking, camping, kayaking, floating the river, and enjoying all the sites Oregon has to offer. He also loves to fill up his time by tapping into his artistic side; drawing, painting and taking pictures of all the beautiful landscapes. Bob loves to spend time with his dogs and works on growing and expanding his own non-profit, KBs Chemo Care Kits.

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Shawn Ballard

Front office lead

Clinical Interests: Patient care, patient support

Languages: English

Biography:

Shawn is from Oakridge, Oregon, and graduated from Oakridge High School. Her first job was at the Postal Pharmacy as a clerk, then bookkeeper, and finally as a pharmacy technician. After working with the Postal Pharmacy, Shawn changed careers and began working with First Tech Credit Union.

After spending ten years with First Tech, Shawn returned to the medical field and worked with Fiver Rivers until joining Orchid in November of 2015. At Orchid, her current focus is working at the front office where she helps navigate ways to meet clinic goals and expectations while helping meet patient needs.

When Shawn is not working she enjoys camping, traveling to the coast, Bend, and new places and restaurants.

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Amy Long

Front office

Languages: English

Biography:

Amy grew up in Oakridge and graduated from Oakridge High School. When Amy is not supporting our front office she enjoys taking a road trip during the summertime and barbequing at the park with friends and family.

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Shannon Smith

MA/ BH Coordinator

Clinical Interests: Integrated Health, Trauma-Informed Care, and Patient Advocacy/Engagement

Languages: English

Education and Certification:

Certified Phlebotomist

Biography:

Shannon was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and fell in love with Oakridge while visiting nearly 20 years ago. After graduating from high school, Shannon started her family and began her professional career in Human Resources and Staffing management.

Shannon became a Coaching Lead and Senior Level Technical Support for Amazon prior to working with Apple in Technical Support. While she loved those jobs, Shannon had always been attracted to making a difference in people’s lives. Shannon transited her career to Springfield Public Schools as an Educational Assistant for children pre-K through 12th grade. In 2019, she joined Orchid Health.

As a Medical Assistant, Shannon supports administrative duties for prior authorizations and referrals for all of Lane County Orchid clinics. Shannon also supports the Behavioral Health team as their Coordinator for patient scheduling, support, and provider support for all locations.

When Shannon is not working with Orchid she enjoys spending time with her husband, two dogs, their family of seven, and going camping. Shannon also volunteers with the local community and loves spending time in her creative studio.

Leadership Team

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Orion Falvey

Co-Founder, Executive-Director

Biography:

A graduate of the University of Oregon Business School, Orion has served as a consultant for several local businesses, was named the 2013 Oregon Student Impact Entrepreneur of the Year by Portland State University, and was awarded as a Freeman Fellow while working on a healthcare project in Cambodia. His passion for improving the healthcare system stems from his experiences growing up in a rural Alaska, and the opportunity for large-scale positive impact.

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Marty Grasmeder

Medical Director

Specialty:

MD, pediatrician, and supervising physicians

Clinical Interests:

general pediatric, developmental and behavioral pediatric, and children’s kidney Health

Languages:

English

Education and Certification:

Bachelor of Science from Stanford University, MD from Penn State & residency at OHSU at pediatrics

Biography:

Dr. Marty Grasmeder grew up in Philadelphia and moved out to the west coast with his family while entering college. Upon his move, he was accepted into Stanford University where he got his degree in Biology, followed by earning his MD from Penn State University.

After his university, Dr. Grasmeder held a residency in pediatrics at OHSU. Dr. Grasmeder did his fellowship in children's kidneys at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Later in his career, Dr. Grasmeder decided to expand his calling and took a role as a Pediatrician in Sika, Alaska. His service extended to local indigenous tribes and he was the only pediatrician on an island town of 8,500. His career grew and flourished while in Alaska, however, his heart was in the Northwest.

After nearly 20 years serving rural populations in Alaska, Dr. Grasmeder returned to the west coast as Multnomah County’s Medical Director. His impact at the county lasted for nearly 7 years until he semi-retired.

Now he is returning to his roots in rural healthcare to help expand care for everyone and to improve the social fabric and network to help people thrive in their communities while creating healthy communities.

When Dr. Grasmeder is not working; he enjoys spending his time fishing, learning about European history, spending time with his family and children, riding bikes, and woodworking.

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Jennifer Harris

Learning and Development Director

Biography:

Jennifer is a native Oregonian who grew up in a community much like Estacada. After working for over 20 years in large healthcare systems, she is excited to have joined Orchid Health where she can bring her experience to have a direct impact to the community in a more personal way. Her passion is for enhancing the patient experience through improving processes, eliminating obstacles to care, and building quality healthcare teams.

When she's not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, dancing, and loves basketball. Jennifer and her daughter often give back to the community by volunteering serving meals and other community service projects.

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Bill Roller

Billing & Administrative Director

Biography:

Before joining Orchid he has worked in many various roles within Community Health Clinics and also more recently an insurance organization. Hobbies include, bowling, hiking and generally being outdoors. He has a love for dogs.

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Eric Park

Design & Innovation Director

Biography:

Eric is a creative leader, committed to helping ambitious, purpose-driven leaders and organizations build better futures. He was in the audience at PSU’s social impact conference in 2013 when Orion and his co-founder pitched the idea that became Orchid, and is thrilled to join the Orchid family in 2022!

A graduate of M.I.T. and Stanford, Eric worked for over twenty years as a design and innovation consultant helping to envision and launch new products, services, and consumer experiences. He led multi-disciplinary teams whose work was recognized with numerous national and international awards for research, strategy, and design of commercial, medical, and consumer products.

Most recently Eric worked at Cambia Health Solutions as part of an innovation team that launched transparency tools and bill payment services to help consumers navigate our increasingly complex healthcare system.

Eric is an active board member, bringing his expertise in brand and experience innovation to support social impact organizations in the areas of sustainability and education. Outside of work, Eric enjoys playing music with friends, rehabbing his aging body to play ultimate, and trying to be useful to his now adult children.

Oakridge Clinic

47815 Highway 58
Oakridge, Oregon 97463

Phone: 541-782-8304

Fax: 541-782-5823

Email: bobcolabianchi@orchidhealth.org

Hours:
8am – 7pm, Monday - Wednesday
8am – 5pm, Thursday - Friday

Appointments can be made by calling the clinic during these hours. In the case of an emergency, please dial 911.

*If you are requesting a prescription refill, please call your pharmacy who will contact us to refill your prescription. Please allow us up to 72 hours to fill your prescription.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services issued a certification to this practice. You can contact consumer advocates at the Department of Consumer and Business Services at (888) 977-4894, dcbs.insmail@state.or.us, or www.insurance.oregon.gov

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Oakridge at a Glance

Population: 3,205 (2010 U.S. Census)
Median Age: 48 years
County: Lane

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Located at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, Oakridge is in the center of one of the best recreational areas in the state and is just 45 minutes east of Eugene, the state's third largest city and home of the University of Oregon. The city is known for year round sunny weather, having over 500 miles of hiking and biking trails, and being surrounded by waterfalls, hot springs and numerous other outdoor adventure opportunities. The Oakridge High School was recently ranked a top high school by US News and World Report. For more information visit the Chamber of Commerce's website

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