Summit Medical Group Oregon – BMC Announcements for October 2018


Continuing to deliver on its commitment of providing patients comprehensive care as the largest independent multi-specialty physician group in Central Oregon, Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic (SMGOR-BMC) announces the following community events, services and provider news and timely health story leads for this month.


Flu Shot Clinics
SMGOR-BMC is here to help the Central Oregon community stay protected against the flu virus by administering flu shots prior to peak flu season.

 Billable to most insurances or a $32 fee.
 Available to anyone age three and up.
 No pediatric or high dose vaccine available at flu clinics.
 Please bring ID and insurance card.
 Appointments preferred by calling (541) 382- 4900. Walk-ins also welcome.

Scleroderma Patient Conference
Dr. Christina M. Bright, of SMGOR-BMC’s Rheumatology Department, speaks at The Scleroderma Angel Foundation’s annual conference at SMGOR-BMC’s Eastside Clinic on Saturday, October 13 from 10am-2pm. The foundation is comprised of patients, loved ones, concerned citizens and providers dedicated to increasing the awareness of Scleroderma related disorders and offering support. Additional details can be found here.


Dermatology Services Now at Old Mill District Clinic
Dermatology services are now at SMGOR-BMC’s Old Mill District location with the addition of board-certified dermatology physician, Dr. Jill M. Olinger. She is trained to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema, and skin cancer and has a particular interest in skin cancer surgery.

SMGOR-BMC Expands Urgent Care Team
Khuelien (Lien) Dretke, FNP-C joins our Urgent Care department. Lien enjoys the fast-paced nature of emergency medicine and urgent care. She finds it particularly rewarding when patients come into the clinic anxious and distressed, but leave the clinic feeling relieved and knowledgeable about their medical condition and a full understanding of what to expect in recovery.

 Breast Cancer Awareness – one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Help bring awareness to screening and treatment options this October by speaking with Dr. Brian Erickson.
 Halloween Safety – From trick-or-treating to road safety, sugar intake to costumes, Dr. Michelle Mills can ensure children have a fun and safe holiday.
 Physical Therapy Month – Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month by choosing the safe way to pain management. Dr. Nancy Maloney can share effective alternatives to opioids and the treatment of chronic pain conditions.
 Eye Injury Prevention Month – About 2.5 million people in the United States experience an eye injury each year and nearly 1 million people have lost some degree of their vision as a result. Speak with Dr. Brian Desmond about the importance of protective eye wear and eye safety tips.

For interview requests on these or other stories, please contact Lindsey Petersen 541-706-6537 or


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