PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Three new primary care physicians and a dentist will provide Kaiser Permanente's unique, high-quality, integrated care in offices opening today in Eugene, Oregon.
Kaiser Permanente's Valley River Dental Office is located in Eugene's Valley River Plaza, 1011 Valley River Way, in the former Fletcher's for Children storefront. It is just a few miles from the new Kaiser Permanente Downtown Eugene Medical Office, 100 W. 13th Ave., which was once the Eugene Public Library.
"The population in Lane County has grown, and there is a real demand for our prevention-focused care," said Chris Overton, senior director of Lane County for Kaiser Permanente. "Our new doctors are eager to deliver the same high-quality care and integrated services we've provided to other Northwest communities for 70 years."
General dentist Tara Khalil, DDS, who will lead the Valley River Dental Office care team, is returning to Eugene, where she graduated from the University of Oregon before earning her DDS from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry.
"I am very excited to move back to Eugene. I look forward to getting to know this community again, and serving our patients in this new endeavor. I am committed to educating patients about the connection between a healthy smile and their overall well-being."
Dr. Khalil will be joined in Eugene by three experienced Kaiser Permanente Northwest physicians who are relocating from Portland, Salem and Northern California to staff the new medical and dental offices.
Meet Kaiser Permanente Northwest's Lane County care practitioners:
Tara Khalil, DDS
Dr. Tara Khalil will lead the Valley River Dental Office care team. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and has practiced with Kaiser Permanente in Salem since 2012.
Arwen Mohr, MD
Arwen Mohr, MD, has been a family practice physician with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California for four years. Recently relocated to Eugene, she will continue as a family practice physician at the new Downtown Eugene Medical Office. Dr. Mohr is an avid runner who believes in community efforts to stay active and healthy.
Tom Harburg, MD
Tom Harburg, MD, is the new clinic medical director in Lane County. He has been with Kaiser Permanente for 32 years, moving to Portland after graduating from medical school at the University of Michigan. Dr. Harburg is board certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and is looking forward to seeing diverse patients at the new clinic and volunteering in the community.
Cheryl Boyd, MD
Cheryl Boyd, MD, a graduate of Cornell University Medical College in New York City, has been with Kaiser Permanente for 12 years. She will relocate from Kaiser's Skyline Medical Office in Salem to practice internal medicine in primary care in Eugene, where she hopes to enable more patients to maximize control of their treatment and help manage chronic conditions.
Kaiser Permanente has already invested more than $150,000 to improve the health of Lane County, including grants, scholarships, nonprofit technical assistance and more. Learn more about our two new Lane County facilities at: kp.org/lane.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 10 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia, including more than 527,000 medical and 248,000 dental members in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, dentists, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical and dental teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: http://www.kp.org/share.
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