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To meet a growing need for patient care, Samaritan Health Services has expanded its Family Medicine resident physician program to Lebanon.

Mary Wunderle-McIntosh, MD, currently at Park Street Clinic in Lebanon, is the Lebanon site director for the Samaritan Family Medicine Residency Program. Three resident physicians have started seeing patients in Lebanon.

Michelle Pies, DO is a third-year resident and current chief resident at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. She will complete her training in Lebanon. Recent graduates Aaron Erez, DO; and D. Nicole Myers, DO will spend three years in Lebanon while learning their specialty.

All of the resident physicians will have an outpatient practice in addition to training and seeing patients at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

Wunderle-McIntosh and the resident physicians will soon join Rick Wopat, MD; Kathy Chang, MD and Lea Burns, PsyD, to form a new clinic at the former Lebanon Medical Home site. Starting Sept. 1, the Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic – Lebanon will be located on the ground floor of the Mid-Valley Medical Plaza facility, at 425 N. Santiam Highway on the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital campus.

Many local physicians are joining in the education effort and will supervise the resident physicians in the clinic and hospital. Pies, Erez and Myers are currently accepting new patients.

Samaritan’s three-year Graduate Medical Education residency programs offer training and experience to prepare physicians for a successful career caring for patients in the hospital, clinic and other medical settings. Physicians in the program also serve as primary care providers at Samaritan clinics. Emphasis on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and comprehensive patient care creates a solid foundation for new internists.

For more information about the Graduate Medical Education programs of Samaritan Health Services, visit samhealth.org/GME.