SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP OREGON ESTABLISHES CLINIC FOR DIABETIC FOOT CARE, LIMB SALVAGE AND GENERAL PODIATRY
June 25, 2020, BEND, OR – Summit Medical Group Oregon (SMGOR) today announced the expansion of its Total Care™ model with the addition of podiatry, creating a first-of-its kind clinic in Central Oregon focused on improving diabetic foot care, limb salvage, and general podiatry services. Podiatrist, Jamie Paluck, DPM, joins SMGOR’s Eastside Clinic, located at 1501 NE Medical Center Drive in Bend, beginning August 3rd .
Dr. Paluck is a podiatrist who has practiced podiatry in Bend since 2015. Her expertise includes evaluation and treatment of a wide-variety of common foot and ankle-related problems including corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and hammertoe. She will also provide preventative foot care for diabetic and other high-risk patients.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Paluck join our team,” states Russell Massine, MD, SMGOR Chief Physician Executive. “Bringing podiatry on board will augment the already robust suite of services offered to SMGOR patients.”
Dr. Paluck’s inspiration to become a foot and ankle specialist was shaped by her father’s belowknee amputation which took place when she was a young child. Being fascinated by how her father moved with an altered gait, she decided to pursue a degree in biomechanics with a focus on gait mechanics (how joints move when we walk). From there, she went on to get her podiatry degree so she could apply her expertise in a clinical setting. “I’m excited to further my experience at SMGOR. Working in a multi-disciplinary care clinic will allow more immediate access to other specialties and resources needed to improve the lives and overall mobility of my patients,” says Dr. Paluck.
With Dr. Paluck’s August 3rd arrival, SMGOR patients will have access to a comprehensive range of podiatric services including diabetic foot care, limb salvage, and a wide range of general foot care. Additionally, SMGOR primary care providers and other key specialties will gain more streamlined access to podiatric expertise and high-quality foot care for their patients that may need more immediate attention.
“Summit Medical Group Oregon is very excited to welcome Dr. Paluck to our Group and add comprehensive podiatry services to our Total Care™ model,” said Justin Sivill, SMGOR Regional Chief Operating Officer. “Adding this new service and uniting it with our ever-expanding medical home model, endocrinology department, and population health services will create a unique clinic in Central Oregon dedicated to improving diabetic foot care, limb salvage, and general podiatry services – all focused on dramatically improving patients’ quality of life while lowering the total cost of care.”
About Summit Medical Group Oregon
Formed in 2018 through a strategic partnership between Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) and Summit Health Management, Summit Medical Group Oregon’s comprehensive care model includes Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic, the largest physician-owned multi-specialty group in Central Oregon, and Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Urology Associates, a specialty urological care clinic offering treatment of urinary tract disorders to the Central and Eastern Oregon communities. Summit Medical Group Oregon’s 125 providers offer primary care, urgent care, and over 30 medical specialty and surgical clinics to patients throughout Central Oregon. For more information, please visit www.smgoregon.com.