Bayshore Family Medicine, with locations in Pacific City and Lincoln City, is joining the Adventist Health network of patient-centered care clinics effective March 1, 2013.
"As the changes in health care sweep across our nation, many private practices in rural areas are moving to a business model in which they align with a health care system that is able to provide the resources and specialty services needed for the community,” said Albert Thompson, MD. “After careful consideration, Bayshore Family Medicine has chosen to join our practice’s mission with that of Adventist Health. We look forward to continuing to serve our communities with the same dedication and excellence of service that we have for the past 30 years."
From its beginning in 1979 as a small clinic in Pacific City, Bayshore Family Medicine has maintained its focus on meeting local community needs for high-quality, patient-focused healthcare services. Dr. Thompson, board certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, began full time practice in 1982; his wife Myra Thompson, DNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, joined him in 1993. The dedicated professional team has grown to include: Craig Brown, MD, board certified in Family Medicine; Greg Steinke, MD, board certified in Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine; and Brian Handley, MD, Family and Emergency Medicine.
Rural Health Clinic status was achieved in 1994. The clinic expanded in 2001, moving into a new facility at its current location in Pacific City. In 2010, a clinic in Lincoln City was opened to provide needed access to primary care as well as walk-in services for visitors and residents in that area. Both clinics hold Tier 3 designation as Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes by the Oregon Health Authority.
“We are excited to welcome Bayshore Family Medicine as part of our Adventist Health care team,” said Larry Davy, CEO of Tillamook County General Hospital. “It’s an honor to combine our shared missions of healing and values of patient-centered care to continue their legacy of health and wellness for these communities.”