Olivia Danforth, MD, and Alexandra Styke, DO, have joined Samaritan Family Medicine – Geary Street. They provide primary health care to patients of all ages.
Dr. Danforth earned a bachelor’s degree at Haverford College and a medical degree at Rush Medical College of Rush University. She completed residency training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Danforth comes from a medical family – her grandfather was a heart surgeon and her stepfather is an endocrinologist.
Her life experiences and work in public health have shaped her focus in addressing socioeconomic and health care injustices. Dr. Danforth provides gender-affirming hormone replacement therapy by informed consent and she supports patients seeking gender-affirming surgeries. She specializes in family planning, skin biopsies and joint injections.
“I enjoy getting to know people and finding out how I can best help them with their personal health goals,” she said.
After completing her residency in Corvallis, she decided to stay in town, where she lives with her wife and three cats.
“I love Oregon and the Pacific Northwest for the weather, agriculture and the people,” she said. “Samaritan has enthusiastically supported my goals and interests as a physician.”
In her free time, Dr. Danforth enjoys cooking, “bad” television, running and volunteering for medical advocacy causes.
Dr. Styke earned a bachelor’s degree at University of Michigan and a medical degree at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed residency training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, where she was selected chief resident.
Dr. Styke enjoys building meaningful relationships with her patients and working as a team to accomplish shared goals.
“I have always found fulfillment through helping others during times of need,” she said.
She chose to remain with Samaritan after completing her residency because she was impressed with the commitment the health system shows to improving the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
In her free time, Dr. Styke enjoys yoga, travel, reading and spending time in the great outdoors with her significant other and her dogs.
Dr. Danforth and Dr. Styke are accepting new patients and can be reached at 541-812-5570.