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Lebanon welcomes new family medicine physician

Kathy Chang, MD, has joined Park Street Clinic and Samaritan Medical Home in Lebanon.

Chang earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. She earned a medical degree and completed family practice residency training at the University of Illinois College Of Medicine at Peoria.

Most recently hailing from Dixon, Illinois, where she provided care for clinic and hospital patients, Chang served as the director of clinical services for the Engeye Health Clinic in Ddegeya, Uganda, from 2011 to 2013, providing on-site patient care, supervising care providers, implementing an electronic medical records system, coordinating community health workers and strengthening collaborations with various governmental and non-governmental partners.

As a family medicine physician, Chang provides care to patients of all ages.

“I believe in partnering with my patients to set their personal health goals, enabling them to take ownership of their health and health care, which makes the goals more realistic and attainable,” she said. “Everyone should have the chance to be well, not just live in the absence of disease. People should be able to reach for their dreams and potentials, but their most basic needs have to be taken care of first.”

Chang’s husband will soon begin studies at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest.

The couple is excited to move to the area, where they plan to enjoy being outdoors, rock climbing, camping, gardening and spending time with their dogs.

Chang is accepting new patients. For more information, or to make an appointment, call Park Street Clinic at 541-451-7200, or Samaritan Medical Home at 541-451-6960.

Samaritan Health Services continually recruits highly skilled, compassionate physicians to help serve the growing need for health care in Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties.