Family Practice

Peggy Hayner, FNP

Posted on September 16, 2022 by in

Margaret “Peggy” Hayner is a certified family nurse practitioner.  She moved to Central Oregon in 2011 from Seattle, Washington.  She and her husband are excited to be raising their 2 boys in beautiful Central Oregon.  In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking and volunteering in the community. Peggy is passionate about being a

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

Beth Ann Orton, PA-C

Posted on March 16, 2021 by in

Beth Ann is a 2011 graduate of the Oregon Health & Science University physician assistant program. She’s spent most of her career in family medicine, including a 6 year tenure as a faculty instructor at OHSU, and it’s her passion to provide the best possible primary care to patients using evidenced based decision making with

Scott Plants, PA-C

Posted on February 11, 2021 by in

Scott Plants is a board certified Physician Assistant. A Bend native, he graduated from Oregon State University in 2014 in Exercise and Sports Science with a focus in medicine. After graduating, he worked at St. Charles Medical Center as a medical scribe in the Emergency Department to obtain clinical hours to apply for Physician Assistant

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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

Alicia Hicks, PA-C

Posted on June 23, 2020 by in

Originally from Whidbey Island, Washington, Alicia received her Bachelors from the University of Washington.  Following graduation she moved to Bend, which was one of favorite places to visit growing up. It was here, where she worked as a medical assistant, that she realized her love of medicine and working with people to promote a healthy

Jamie Freeman, PA-C

Posted on June 23, 2020 by in

I enjoy helping people achieve their optimal health and overall well-being. I enjoy working with the medical team at High Lakes to provide the highest quality health care to the people of this community.” During her childhood, Jamie Freeman traveled to Bend for all of the recreational opportunities. In 2006, she joined High Lakes Health Care from

Whitney Drew, PA-C

Posted on June 23, 2020 by in

Whitney Drew is a Bend native who is fulfilling her dream of returning to her home town to provide comprehensive health care to all ages. She worked in Cardiology before settling into Family Medicine. She believes in a holistic approach to health care and caring for the entire family is an integral part. She has

Jessica Morgan, MD

Posted on June 23, 2020 by in

“I enjoy full spectrum medicine and caring for patients of all ages.  I could never pick a specialty because I loved parts of every area of medicine.” Dr. Jessica Morgan was born and raised in a rural Northern Minnesota town called Hibbing, Minnesota. She attended college and medical school at the University of Minnesota, Duluth