January 10, 2022

Serving McKenzie River Through Transition

Orchid Health

Our Plan

Orchid Health McKenzie River Clinic is searching for our new provider and we understand the importance of meeting your needs during this time. Our providers have come together to ensure your needs are met during this time of transition and that you have access to exceptional healthcare.

Providers from across Orchid will be helping out the clinic during the month of January to provide: 

  • Telehealth visits
  • Prescription Refill
  • Referrals
  • In-person care (twice a week)

We will continue to offer our same great services, which include:

  • Prevention & Wellness
  • Assessment & Treatment
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Immunizations
  • Behavioral Health
  • Pediatric Care
  • Family Planning

We've also updated the interior of our office to offer state of the art provider rooms, equipment, and privacy. Check out the virtual tour below!

We understand that our search for a new provider has raised questions in the community and we want to help answer them. If you have a question or concern please contact us (541) 822-3341 or email us at hr@orchidhealth.org.

Committing to your health

(From Right to Left) Kelly Davis (Community Health Worker) Rosie Winters (Patient Support Specialist) and Kathy Severin (Registered Nurse)

Our staff is continuing to work at the clinic during our regular business hours and are here to answer any questions. Additionally, our team of providers from across the state will be at the clinic twice a week during January.

Our providers believe in providing the best healthcare to rural communities that they have rearranged their schedules and commitments to ensure care is provided to the McKenzie River Valley.

During the month of January, one of our providers will be at the clinic twice a week. We will also have a provider available via Telehealth for four days a week. While we none of them will be able to be your Primary Care Provider, they are here to help during the interim.

Our Providers

Dr. Marty Grasmeder

Medical Director
At McKenzie River Clinic Tuesday (1/11) and Tuesday (1/25)

Dr. Marty Grasmeder grew up in Philadelphia and moved out to the west coast with his family while entering college. He earned his degree from Stanford University and his MD from Penn State University.

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

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.

Dr. Marty returned to his roots when he joined Orchid Health as our Medical Director. He believes exceptional healthcare in our rural communities should be available to everyone. 

Here's what his patient's say about him: 

I am upset that I can't rate this higher than a 10 ­ Marty was amazing. He explained everything in a very easy way. Also, I bet he is super good at backgammon.

Chelsea Sloanes

Physician Assistant
At McKenzie River Clinic Wednesday (1/12)

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 Albuquerque 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.

Here's what Chelsea's patients say about her:

Chelsea was warm, welcoming, and empathic ­ she kept us on the same level, which was very appreciated.
Chelsea was very professional and kind. She made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I never felt like she was rushed or in a hurry and listened to me and my concerns.

Dr. Joseph Volpi

Medical Doctor, Rural Family Medicine, AAFP Board-certified
At McKenzie River Clinic Thursday (1/6) and Thursday (1/20)

Dr. Volpi grew up in Prineville, Oregon. Before medical school he spent 6 years as a nuclear engineer in the US Navy. He then returned to Oregon to begin his medical training. During his residency he also completed a Fellowship in Wilderness medicine (FAWM) through the Wilderness Medicine Society.

Dr. Volpi was trained to practice full spectrum medicine, from beginning to end, and enjoys caring for all members of the family. He strives to work with patients to allow them to live the happiest, fullest lives possible and has previously helped out the Valley during the summer of 2020.

Dr. Volpi loves spending his free time in the outdoors in any capacity; whether it is climbing to the top of a mountain, laying in a hammock in the woods, or running ultramarathons. Dr. Volpi can usually be found with his adventure buddy, his son Wes, in town.

Here's what Dr. Volpi's patients say: 

I really appreciate the time he spent with me and discussing all the options on my treatment plan. It’s so great knowing I have a dr who cares about his patients.
He was very personable and listened to my issue and we came to a mutual understanding after discussing both sides I was very impressed and happy with the decision

Andrew White

Physician Assistant, NCCPA Board-Certified
At McKenzie River Clinic Friday (1/21) and Wednesday (1/26)

Andrew grew up in rural, Holmes County, Ohio, home to the world’s largest Amish population. He did most of his undergraduate training at The Ohio State University. He and his wife moved to the Portland area where he ultimately earned his bachelor’s from the University of Western States. He then completed his formal education at Pacific University where he earned his master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

He enjoys the broad scope of family medicine and is looking forward to returning to a rural community to practice. Having studied chiropractic medicine for a number of years prior to PA school, Andrew has an interest in the roles that diet and lifestyle play in our overall health. He also has a special interest in dermatologic conditions and end-of- life care.

Andrew and his wife moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2010 and, along with their three children, now consider it home. They enjoy being involved in their local church and can often be found hiking, backpacking and doing other outdoor activities. On more leisurely days he can also be found playing keyboard and enjoying the local food and coffee culture.

Here's what Andrew's patients say:

Andrew White had just what I was looking for from this appointment. He asked good questions, listened to me, explained results of a urine test, told me about options and also answered questions I had about Orchid/Providence Medicare connections. He was smart, friendly and thorough.
I am very happy with the level of care I receive receive from Andrew White. He is very knowledgeable, carrying, listens, I felt understood, and has a lot of good information for me to make a well­rounded informed decision about improving my health.

Please call (541) 822-3341 with any questions.

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