Summit Health Assumes Operations of High Desert Family Medicine in Sunriver


Summit Health is pleased has announced the acquisition of High Desert Family Medicine in Sunriver, Oregon. In June of 2023 as Dr. Dan Skotte retires from medical practice, Summit Health will take over the operations of the clinic and continue offering healthcare service to Sunriver, Gilchrist, La Pine, and the South County area. Upon opening in June, the new Summit Health clinic will offer full-service primary care, point-of-care testing, and laboratory services for all ages. Summit Health will immediately expand the hours of operations opening Monday, June 5 with regular clinic hours Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Over time, Summit Health’s clinic in Sunriver will expand operations with weekend hours, radiology services, and introduce specialty care services like Cardiology, Pulmonology and Neurosciences to the community. The clinic will continue to offer same-day walk-in visits as well as pre-scheduled appointments for primary care.

The new Summit health clinic will be located at 57067 Beaver Dr., Sunriver, OR 97707. The 5,000-square-foot location will significantly expand Summit Health’s primary care population and service area offering patients from Klamath, Lake, and southern Deschutes counties convenient access to high-quality healthcare.

“Summit Health’s expansion into Sunriver and southern Deschutes County is a tremendously exciting opportunity for our entire team,” stated Justin Sivill, Summit Health chief operating officer. “Dr. Skotte has spent forty years of his life dedicated to taking care of Sunriver and the surrounding community. As he planned his retirement, Dan was exceptionally focused on finding an outstanding healthcare provider to take over his practice in Sunriver and expand services for the community. Summit Health is grateful and honored Dr. Skotte chose us to continue his work servicing Sunriver and the surrounding communities and we wish him continued success as he retires from running his clinic and expands his service as an Aeromedical Examiner for the FAA out of his new location in the EPIC offices at the Bend Airport.”

“After over four decades and tens of thousands of patient visits, I have decided to move on to the next phase of my life and into retirement, transitioning my practice in Sunriver,” said Dr. Dan Skotte, owner of High Desert Family Medicine. “I have been so blessed to work with and take care of so many amazing people in Sunriver during my time in practice. My top priority, as I prepare for retirement, was to ensure the community that has enriched my life would have access to the highest quality care available in the state of Oregon. I am very excited that Summit Health will take over operations of the clinic and bring consistent specialty care services to the community for the first time.”

About Summit Health:
Summit Health Oregon is a physician-led and professionally managed, patient-centric network committed to simplifying the complexities of health care and bringing a more connected kind of care. Formerly known as Summit Medical Group Oregon, Summit Health delivers a more intuitive, comprehensive, and responsive care experience for every stage of life and health condition through high-quality primary, specialty, and urgent care. Summit Health has over 2,500 providers, 12,000 employees, and over 340 locations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Central Oregon.
Summit Health in Oregon is a patient-centric value-based network of care offering healthcare services at ten locations throughout Central Oregon. The medical group is the largest primary and specialty care group in Central Oregon with over 160 providers in primary care, urgent care, and over 40 medical specialty and services.


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