Samaritan Medical Home welcomes new provider

Jun 11,2013
Samaritan Medical Home welcomes Physician Assistant Michael Lounsbury, who will care for patients of the medical home alongside Dr. Rick Wopat and Family Nurse Practitioner Somphone Beasley.

Lounsbury earned a bachelor’s degree from Clarion State College, a medical technologist certificate from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation School of Medical Technology and a physician assistant degree from Kettering College of Medical Arts, where he graduated with honors.

Prior to joining Samaritan Medical Home, he most recently worked at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, where he provided primary care to residents in the small rural community of Kooskia, Idaho.

In his practice, Lounsbury encourages evidence-based supplemental treatments and lifestyle changes before recommending pharmaceuticals to his patients.

“Each day is an opportunity to improve our health and make new starts to embrace healthy living, which calls for, in part, well-balanced nutrition, regular exercise and drinking plenty of water,” Lounsbury said. “I am excited to be working with excellent health care providers that have a similar outlook on the importance of living healthy lifestyles and providing integrative medicine.”

In his free time, Lounsbury enjoys spending time with his wife, their five grown children and two grandsons. He also enjoys the numerous outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, gardening and playing tennis and golf, and is an avid reader and chess player.

Samaritan Medical Home helped pioneer the movement toward more patient-centered, coordinated health care. Established in 2011 by Dr. Wopat, the medical home includes a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, case manager, behavioral health counselor, appointment coordinator and a health coach to provide team-based, proactive, individualized care for patients of all ages.

Lounsbury is accepting new patients. To find out more about Samaritan Medical Home, and to schedule an appointment, call 541-451-6960.