Primary Care

Jeffrey Blackmon, MD

Posted on April 5, 2023 by in

Dr. Blackmon grew up in Trion, GA, a small town in rural northwest Georgia. He completed medical school at The Medical College of Georgia in 2003 after completing his undergraduate degree in biology at Berry College in 1998. After medical school, Dr. Blackmon completed his residency in family medicine at Floyd Medical Center in Rome,

Quinn Rufsvold, MD

Posted on September 30, 2022 by in

Dr. Quinn Rufsvold was born and raised in a small town in North Dakota. She attended the University of North Dakota for both her undergraduate and medical degrees. In medical school, Dr. Rufsvold spent six months working in a rural community of just under a population of 3,000, where she developed her passion for Family

Aleah Driscoll, DMSc, PA-C

Posted on March 22, 2022 by in

Aleah Driscoll, DMSc, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant and Oregon native from Hood River, OR. She graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Health Sciences and a minor in Spanish. She earned a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Pacific University. After graduation,

Kara Prier, MD

Posted on September 28, 2021 by in

Dr. Kara Prier is a native of Phoenix, AZ and attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate education. She then went on to Omaha, NE to attend Creighton University for Medical School where she met her husband. Her Pediatric residency training was completed back at the University of Arizona. She has practiced Pediatrics in

Ted Prier, MD

Posted on July 14, 2021 by in

Dr. Prier joins High Lakes Healthcare from Arizona. Originally from Iowa, Dr. Prier attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE for both his undergraduate and medical education. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. He has practiced in Yakima, WA as well as Scottsdale, AZ and is excited

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Kara Brown, FNP

Posted on February 11, 2021 by in

Kara has worked as a board-certified Nurse Practitioner since 2012, starting her career at Ponce Primary Care in Decatur, Georgia. She received her Nursing Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Kara also has a background in Athletic Training with an Exercise Science degree from Truman State University. Her professional interests

Jenna Rentas, FNP

Posted on June 23, 2020 by in

Jenna is originally from Minnesota and has lived in Bend for 20 years now. She graduated from Oregon Health and Science University in Ashland in 2005. She began her nursing career at St. Charles Medical Center, specializing in orthopedics and neurosurgery and then worked at Bend Surgery Center for many years. She constantly left work

Kim Kleaveland, ARNP

Posted on June 23, 2020 by in

Kim Kleaveland is a board certified family nurse practitioner. Originally from Michigan, she completed her undergraduate nursing program at the University of Michigan. While working as a registered nurse in a medical intensive care unit, Kim realized her interest in primary care and preventive medicine, which led to completion of a graduate program in nursing

John Ramsey, MD

Posted on June 23, 2020 by in

Dr. John Ramsey grew up in Rochester, NY but developed deep roots to central Oregon by spending every summer on his grandparents’ farm outside Madras. After graduating from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN with a B.A. in American History, he spent the next several years living in Northern / Southern California and Philadelphia, during

Monica Ramsey, MD

Posted on June 23, 2020 by in

Dr. Monica Ramsey comes to us from Portland, OR with fellow internist and husband Dr. John Ramsey. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before attending UCLA for her undergraduate studies in anthropology. She spent her 20’s in research, initially doing linguistic research with gorillas at the Gorilla Foundation followed by clinical neuro-psychiatric