Pamela Chapin, MD

Providing quality, compassionate care for you and your family

Pamela Chapin, MD

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Personal Biography:

Dr. Chapin is the medical director for Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center, serving both the Albany and Corvallis locations. 

In addition to her degrees listed below, Dr. Chapin received additional training in functional medicine at the Institute of Functional Medicine, and in mind-body medicine at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Dr. Chapin practices primary care with an integrative and holistic approach, utilizing her diverse background in nutrition, botanical therapies, acupuncture and mind-body techniques.

"It is from my own experience of healing through an integrative and holistic approach that I have come to believe in the power of the approach, and have made it my life’s work to help others with supporting their bodies to achieve wellness."

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree: Colorado State University
Medical degree: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Board certification: Family medicine, acupuncture and holistic medicine

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Specialty:

  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture and acupressure are methods of releasing blockages in energy flows throughout the body (chi or qi through meridians) by stimulating acupoints with needles, while acupressure used pressure. Placebo controlled studies have shown acupuncture to be helpful for reducing pain and nausea, softening scars from surgery, improving vitality and possibly helping immunity.
  • Family Medicine
    Family medicine providers provide comprehensive health care for all members of the family. They may be physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants. They serve as a primary care provider for their patients.
  • Integrative Medicine

    Integrative medicine combines evidence-based therapies from multiple disciplines to facilitate a person’s innate ability to heal. The physician and patient work together using conventional Western medicine as well as Eastern medicine practices and movement, mind-body and natural therapies to promote health of the mind, body and spirit.