Sweet Home Family Medicine is pleased to welcome Carl Hoogesteger, MD, to its team of providers. Dr. Hoogesteger is now accepting patients who live in Sweet Home.
Dr. Hoogesteger earned a bachelor’s degree from Pacific University and a medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, followed by a family medicine residency at Womack Army Medical Center. He joins Samaritan after serving with the Army as a doctor in Afghanistan and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, and the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest in Portland.
A native of Gold Beach, he decided to pursue a career in medicine after watching the way physicians served rural Curry County. “Growing up, I was able to see the services that small-town physicians gave to the community,” he said. “I spent time in college volunteering at Curry General Hospital and OHSU Hospital and was inspired by the dedication and commitment that the physicians brought to work every day. I enjoyed science courses in school and enjoy the science-based aspects of medicine while also seeing the art that goes into patient care.”
Dr. Hoogesteger chose Samaritan to return to his rural roots, and to be able to practice what he calls broad-spectrum primary care: “Taking care of patients who are on the Oregon Health Plan or are underserved, who might not get care otherwise. Getting to know my patients."
In his free time, Dr. Hoogesteger enjoys spending time running, hiking, camping, fishing and gardening.