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Nurse Practitioner Stays with Waldport Clinic

Samaritan Waldport Clinic is happy to announce that Nurse Practitioner Nakeima “Nikki” Dorr, who initially came to the clinic on a temporary basis, has decided to make the region her home.

Dorr serves patients of all ages. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Columbus State University and a doctoral degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Prior to joining Samaritan, she has worked in pediatrics, family medicine, urgent care, critical care, surgical and cancer care settings, and provided health care in the United States Army. It was in the Army that Dorr decided to become a nurse practitioner. 

“When I was in Afghanistan, I worked with a great team of surgeons and primary care providers,” Dorr said. “They encouraged me to go back to school. I was looking for the big picture, how to help the whole person, and how I could make a positive difference in patients’ lives.”

She had cared for patients at Samaritan Waldport Clinic for about a year when she made it permanent. 

“This place just felt like family,” she said. “This was the place that made me feel at home.”

Away from the office, Dorr enjoys spending time with her family and her German shepherd puppy. She also enjoys reading, hiking and is interested in learning to kayak. 

For more information and to make an appointment, call Samaritan Waldport Clinic at 541-563-3197.