WFMC Health 5.0/5 based on 3 Reviews

In 1995, three doctors came together and founded Willamette Family Medical Center (now WFMC Health). They created WFMC Health with the goal to serve unmet needs of uninsured/underinsured residents of Marion-Polk counties. Now, we work as a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical clinic. Above all, we promise that no patient is denied care based on being unable to pay.

Since the beginning, WFMC Health continues to grow. We are friendly, genuine and compassionate. As a result, our staff of over 50 has cared for more than 30,000 patients. You can count on our doctors and staff to listen, offer real advice, and give great care to every patient.

We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality health care. You’ll find a team of supportive professionals who are here to help you. We offer a broad range of family health care services in one welcoming space.

The Oregon Health Authority has designated WFMC Health as a Tier 5 Patient-Centered Medical Home. We have also been certified as a Providence Medical Home by Providence Health Plans. This recognition means we are highly qualified to offer comprehensive health care that meets your needs.

Our skilled team strives to make it easy for you and your family to thrive. We’re the one-stop location for all of your medical needs. Come to us for medical and maternity visits, lab work, therapy, care management, community resources, and more.

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Great Staff

Great staff to work with. They work well as a team and are not only focused on treating illness, but getting you better.

Anonymous Oct 29th, 2018

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Staff Members

Robert Steele, MD

CEO

Dr. Steele is one of the founders of WFMC and acting CEO. He specializes in Internal medicine, though currently, he focuses more on the administrative a…

Olivia Galvez, MD

Family Health

Dr. Galvez joined our practice in the fall of 2015. She is a family physician and has been providing prenatal care for over 10 years. She attended the U…

Salvador Ortega, MD

Family Health

Dr. Ortega is one of WFMC’s founding physicians. He has worked in the Salem community for over 15 years, providing a wide range of services to the…

Paul Balmer, MD

Family Health

One of WFMC’s founding physicians, Dr. Balmer has practiced quality family medicine in the Salem community for over thirty years. Dr. Balmer has been …

Ling-An Wu, MD

Pediatrician

At WFMC Health, we see patients as our family. Dr. Wu enjoys having the continuity in patient care that gives her the chance to be part of your family a…

Daniel Mendez, MD

Rheumatology

Dr. Mendez-Allwood joined our practice in Fall 2015. He previously worked at River Valley Rheumatology and Infusions, and he is a board certified rheuma…

Uljana Scott, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Scott joined WFMC in August of 2014. She graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is fluent in Russian. Dr. Scott comes to us with many …

Robert Winchell, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Winchell joined the team at WFMC Health in 2018. Dr. Winchell started his education by graduating from the University of Florida with his Bachelors …

Stephanie Schmidt, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie completed the Master of Nursing degree at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland in 1998. She has been with WFMC ever since. She enj…

Rahwa Gessese, PNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kristen Jamsa, FNP, CNM

Family Nurse Practitioner

Kristen Jamsa joined the WFMC team in 2016 with over 20 years of experience caring for families, mothers, and babies in professional roles as a labor an…

Elaine Hanks, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Elaine Hanks believes that medicine is a team approach with the patient as the leader. She takes time to learn about her patients and their perceptions …

Jessica Weeks Juber, PA

Physician Assistant

Jessica returned to WFMC in 2018 after a few years away working in Utah. Jessica has worked in a variety of clinical settings including pediatrics, fami…

Marcel Flores, PsyD

Clinical Pychologist

Dr. Flores is a licensed clinical psychologist at WFMC Health. He has experience working in hospital, primary care, and skilled nursing facilities. Dr. …

Karim Afzal, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Afzal is a clinical psychologist, providing empirically based psychotherapies, psychological evaluations, and consultations of psychological treatme…

April Brewer, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Brewer strives to tailor aspects of her approach to align with the unique needs and personality of each individual. However, her hope is that in eve…

Ross Bartlett, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Bartlett is a licensed clinical psychologist and the behavioral health team leader at WFMC Health. He has experience working as a mental health prov…

Christa Kramer, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Christa Kramer provides therapy that takes an eclectic approach based on the needs of each person, including collaborative, strengths-focused narrative …

Jill Peters, FNP, CNM

Family Nurse Practitioner

Jill is overjoyed to join the team at WFMC and be back in her home state of Oregon. She earned her Master of Sciences in Nursing degree from Emory Unive…