Collins sees patients of all ages at Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center in Albany for the full spectrum of primary care needs.
“As a family practice physician, I wear many hats throughout the day,” said Collins. “I love the variety that family practice allows, walking with a patient and learning about their experiences in order tailor a treatment plan and create healthy goals. This also involves a variety of procedures being sprinkled throughout these encounters, including osteopathic manipulative techniques, trigger point injections, joint injections, laceration repair, skin biopsies and removal of concerning lesions.”
Collins also specializes in caring for women with hormone issues, from teens to menopause, and offers alternatives to many drugs in the management of acute and chronic illnesses, including but not limited to nutrition counseling, yoga poses, homeopathics and general lifestyle counseling.
Collins earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a medical degree from Des Moines University. She completed a family practice residency at Eastmoreland Hospital in Portland.
Before joining Samaritan, Collins co-managed an integrative medical clinic with her father – also a physician – for 13 years.
“I was looking to join a like-minded clinic similar to ours and I found it at Heartspring Wellness Center,” she explained. “I am so excited to be joining the team! All the people on staff, the atmosphere that has been created, and the opportunity to network and provide care to a larger population is a great honor for me.”
In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, especially with her family, and loves to throw pottery, ride bikes, hike, do yoga, play the piano, create in the kitchen and spend time with friends.
To reach Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center in Albany, call 541-812-5656, in Corvallis, call 541-768-6412.
Samaritan Health Services continually recruits highly skilled, compassionate physicians to help serve the growing need for health care in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. For more information about Samaritan’s five hospitals and more than 70 primary and specialty care clinics, visit samhealth.org.