The very best healthcare for you and your family – right in your own backyard

We run into you at the grocery store. We wave as you jog past on Saturday mornings. We're a part of your community. At Sellwood Medical Center, we're proud of our state-of-the-art services and professional excellence – but just as importantly, we're your neighbors, too.  

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PEDIATRICS

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Monique E. Pritchard, MD, FAAP

Dr. Pritchard was raised in Seattle, where she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. After college, she lived in Siena, Italy and studied art history. She attended the University of Vermont for Medical School and completed her residency at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), where she remains an Assistant Professor.

She spends her free time with her two sons and dog. She has run several marathons (including Boston) and enjoys biking, swimming, and back country skiing.

 

 

 

 Tara A. Schwab, MD, FAAP

Dr. Schwab grew up in the Pacific Northwest, attending the University of Portland before moving to Boston, Mass. to work in a residential treatment facility for troubled youth. Dr. Schwab attended medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed her pediatric residency at OHSU.

Dr. Schwab says building relationships with the individual children and families in her practice is her top priority. “I strive to keep the emotional well-being of the entire family in mind,” she says. Dr. Schwab and her husband have three children, and spend the majority of their free time enjoying family activities, attending school functions and sporting events, skiing and traveling. “I also try to fit in a good book whenever possible!” she says.

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Amanda Bailey, MD, FAAP

Dr. Bailey grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended medical school at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC. She completed her pediatrics residency at The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and moved to the Portland, OR in 2008, where she has worked as an inpatient and outpatient pediatrician.

The humbling and amazing experience of parenthood informs Dr. Bailey in her medical care of children every day, and she believes working with empathy and kindness often eases the worries of her patients' parents. She and her husband have three young boys and a dog, and have found their home and community in North Portland. As a family, they enjoy biking, gardening and playing music together.

 

 

Jenny B., RN, MS, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC

Jenny B. started her career in 1999 as a Registered Nurse in Pediatric Critical Care. She received her first Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree in 2005 from OHSU, and her second PNP degree in 2011 from Rush University. Jenny has worked in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Surgery/Trauma, and as a Pediatric Hospitalist.  

Jenny has an academic predisposition (read: nerdy) and enjoys authoring medical & nursing articles and book chapters, lecturing/teaching across the region, and teaching PNP students at OHSU. She is also a mama to two active school-age boys, which is her most rewarding (and toughest) job of all. She places a priority on environmental health, and feels very lucky to live on an urban farm in Portland

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Brittany Petering, MD

Dr. Petering received her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and went on to earn a Master of Arts from the University of Oregon. She received her MD and did her residency at Oregon Health and Science University.

During her time in school, Dr. Petering also developed curriculum for the Saturday Academy program, was a research assistant at the Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement, served as a volunteer counselor at Camp Starlight, and was an International Medical Volunteer in Guatemala.

When not working, she likes to spend time with her family, enjoy the outdoors, run, sew and knit.

 

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Tara Bernhardt, PNP

Ms. Bernhardt grew up on the Central Coast of California and moved to Portland with her husband in 2002. She received her Bachelors degree in Nursing from Sonoma State University in California and began her career in 1999 as a Pediatric Nurse on an acute care floor at a hospital in San Francisco. She received her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner degree at Oregon Health and Science University in 2005 and worked in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant at OHSU. 

Tara loves working with kids of all ages and helping families to be healthy in all arenas of their life. She always strives to ease fears and make the clinic experience positive for kids. Tara and her husband have two school age children and a dog, and she says having kids of her own has helped her in her practice and to understand the realities of family life. Her family loves spending time outdoors; hiking, camping, running, skiing and playing soccer.

 

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Jeannette Haughton, CPNP

Ms. Haughton grew up in Chico, California but always knew she wanted to live in a larger city. She got her undergraduate degree in physiological sciences at UCLA and then went to Johns Hopkins to become an RN and later a pediatric nurse practitioner. She worked as a pediatric nurse for 5 years in Baltimore before moving to Oregon. She has worked in primary care, orthopedics and as a pediatric hospitalist – and is glad to be back where she started in primary care. 

Jeanette has always loved working with children, from being a camp counselor in Sequoia National Park to being a nanny in Los Angeles, and couldn't imagine doing any work that didn't involve kids. She spends her free time with her husband and her two young daughters, who keep her very busy. She enjoys hiking, swimming, working in her yard and if time allows, cooking. If you have a good recipe she is always looking to make something new!


INTERNAL MEDICINE

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Kelly S. Wright, MD

Dr. Wright was born and raised in Delaware, and received her undergraduate degree in Physics and Biology from Fordham University. She attended Jefferson Medical College and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, practicing at Maine Medical Center for two years before moving to Portland.

Dr. Wright is passionate about cultivating productive, trusting relationships with her patients and helping them be healthy. She is enthusiastic about preventative care as well as helping manage chronic illnesses. As an internist, she specializes in the care of the adult patient ages 18 and over. Dr. Wright and her husband live in Sellwood with their three children. They enjoy picnicking in their front yard, playing at the local parks, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

 
 

FAMILY PRACTICE

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Leslie D. Gregory, PA-C

Ms. Gregory, a Certified Physician Assistant, received her degree from the Medical College of Ohio. Previously, she worked in emergency medicine and fitness consulting. She is certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants to practice general medicine with special recognition in surgery.

As a health practitioner, Ms. Gregory focuses on individualized support for wellness and the prevention of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, combining natural and preventive medicine with conventional interventions. Ms. Gregory has two children working in the Portland metro area, and likes to spend her weekends practicing martial arts, listening to music, and enjoying any water-based activity.

Merinda Sterner, PA-C

Ms. Sterner developed a passion for primary care as an Army medic for the 101st Airborne Division. After completing six years of military service, she went on to receive a graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah. Her work has taken her all over the globe and broadened her understanding of the human experience, which helps her cultivate trusting relationships with her patients and develop a relaxed atmosphere where questions are encouraged and no topic is off limits.

With an emphasis on preventative care, Ms. Sterner collaborates with patients to achieve their unique healthcare goals. Weekends will find her running, hiking, snowboarding, kayaking or enjoying the wealth of culinary delights that make this area great!