A family medicine physician, Richards has served patients at Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic in Corvallis since 2011, while completing training within Samaritan Health Services’ Family Medicine Residency Program.
“Dr. Richards is dedicated to the patients of our community and is a valued member of our patient care team,” said Kathy Cowger, regional operations manager. “He has his work cut out for him, as providers have retired in recent months, but he is definitely up to the task. Kudos to the Family Medicine Residency Program for bringing this compassionate and highly competent provider to our region and our clinic.”
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Richards earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology from University of California, San Diego and a medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“I am passionate about preventive medicine and working closely with patients to improve both quality of health for individuals and for the community at large,” Richards said. “When I was offered the opportunity to continue working within Samaritan upon completion of residency training, I gladly accepted, because I wanted to give back to Samaritan for the opportunities provided to me and there’s a tremendous need for primary care in rural areas. And the Willamette Valley is a natural fit for my family. ”
In his free time, he enjoys music, sports, exercise and spending time with family. Richards cares for patients of all ages.
For more information, call Park Street Clinic at 541-451-7200.
Samaritan Health Services’ Family Medicine Residency Program is focused on training physicians to develop a broad base of knowledge, a dedication to compassionate care and a love for practicing family medicine. With numerous educational settings and patient experiences, this comprehensive program prepares physicians to not only provide health care to people of all ages, but also to assume leadership roles in medicine and the community, and contribute to the evolving knowledge base of family practice.