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Celebrating 20 years in Keizer

On January 26, 1998, Salem Clinic at Inland Shores opened their green-framed sliding glass doors for business! The advertising in the Keizer Times that month read "Only a House Call Would Be Closer To Home". In addition to the primary care services, laboratory services and imaging services offered, the opening of the Inland Shores office prompted our entry into the urgent care market!...Read More

Salem Clinic now offers OPEN MRI

Claustrophobic? Not to worry. Salem Clinic now offers OPEN MRI and the new Sale, Clinic – Union Street office.
Please call (503) 399-2424 to schedule today.

Donald Gallup, MD – NEW to Family Medicine

Dr. Gallup has joined our family medicine team. Please check out his profile page.

Philip Skelding, MD – NEW to Internal Medicine

Dr. Skeldinghas joined our internal medicine team. Please check out his profile page.

Flu Season is Approaching...

Salem Clinic is now scheduling appointments for our seasonal flu shot clinics. Flu shot clinics will be held over multiple weeks at various Salem Clinic locations. Afternoon, evening and weekend appointment times are available. Patients are encouraged to call 503-399-2424 to schedule an appointment.

Tannis Bolton, PA-C – NEW to Urgent Care

Ms. Bolton has joined our urgent care team. Please check out her profile page.

Jonathan Whitaker, DO – NEW to Hospital Medicine

Dr. Whitaker has joined our hospital medicine team. Please check out his profile page.

David Stenstrom, MD – NEW to Hospital Medicine

Dr. Stenstrom has joined our hospital medicine team. Please check out his profile page.

Stephanie Navaja, FNP – NEW to Family Medicine

Ms. Navaja has joined our family medicine team. Please check out her profile page.

Dennis Barnett, MD – NEW to Internal Medicine

Dr. Barnett has joined our internal medicine team. Please check out his profile page.

Nirmal Bastola, MD – NEW to Family Medicine

Dr. Bastola has joined our family medicine team. Please check out his profile page.

Maria Tumanik, DO – NEW to Hospital Medicine

Dr. Tumanik has joined our hospital medicine team. Please check out her profile page.

Sarah Webber, MD – NEW to Hospital Medicine

Dr. Webber has joined our hospital medicine team. Please check out her profile page.

Sandra Kurup, MD – NEW to Hospital Medicine

Dr. Kurup has joined our hospital medicine team. Please check out her profile page.

Salem Clinic’s own Dr. Kathleen Harder is Giving Back

Salem Clinic’s own Dr. Kathleen Harder is giving back to the community by running for school board director on the May 16th ballot!

Dr. Kathleen Harder has been an internal medicine physician for twenty-five years and practicing at Salem Clinic since 2010, when she and her husband, Dr. Robert Harder, moved to Salem from Oklahoma. Dr. Kathleen Harder is a part of the Clinic’s hospital-based medicine team, caring for patients hospitalized at Salem Hospital.

Riveting; Pocket, Purse, Palm… Salem Clinic Goes Mobile!

Salem Clinic launched a mobile-friendly website on July 20th of this year! What does that mean? We have all viewed websites from our phones that are too small to read and difficult to navigate… so frustrating! A mobile-friendly site is one that is designed to be accessed from a phone or tablet. Buttons and font are larger; photos are fewer; available information is more concise. How does your phone know which version of your website to open? It doesn’t; the website decides what you get. Wait, what? Web programmers write code into their websites that direct users to their regular site or mobile based on one or more tests. Some redirect based on screen size; if your screen width is less than 800 pixels, you go to mobile. Other tests are more complicated.... Read More

MRI & MRI Safety at Salem Clinic

Salem Clinic has offered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) since 2009. MRI is a noninvasive way for your healthcare provider to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system through high-resolution images. MRI can aide in the diagnosis of a variety of problems.  MRI is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

The MRI machine at Salem Clinic is a large, tube-shaped magnet. When you lie inside an MRI machine, the magnetic field temporarily realigns hydrogen atoms in your body. Radio waves cause these aligned atoms to produce signals, which are used to create cross-sectional MRI images, like slices in a loaf of bread.

Why should you care about MRI safety? An MRI machine is a large magnet. Magnets pull ferrous materials (metals that contain iron) toward themselves with great force. The MRI machine at Salem Clinic features a 1.5T magnet. The “T” stands for Tesla, a standard unit of measure for magnetic strength. This is three hundred times stronger than a standard magnet, at 50 microtesla, used to hold a photo to your refrigerator at home. The magnetic force exerted on a metallic object increases exponentially as it nears the MRI machine. For example, a common wrench in your hand may jiggle a little at fifteen feet from the magnet, but it would be pulled from your grip and take flight from three feet away. When ferromagnetic objects fly toward a magnet it is called a missile effect, as the projectile is drawn to the magnet with considerable force. As you can imagine, this strong magnetic field can become dangerous if not properly managed.

Steven Samawi, MD – NEW to Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Samawi has joined our OB/GYN team. Please check out his profile page.

Mark Puscas, MD – NEW to Urgent Care

Dr. Puscas has joined our urgent care team. Please check out his profile page.

Jim Stier, MD – NEW to Hospital Medicine

Dr. Stier has joined the physicians in our hospital medicine team. Please check out his profile page.

Jennifer Ham, CNM – NEW to Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ms. Ham has joined our OB/GYN team. Please check out her profile page.

Anne Wild, MD – NEW to Family Medicine

Dr. Wild has joined our family medicine team. Please check out her profile page.

April 30, 2015
We are proud share our recent accreditation award through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)! Our imaging department has always assisted in the training of new comers to the imaging field; now we are accredited for the teachings we provide. JRCERT promotes excellence in education and elevates the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education(USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.

Jonathan Durning, MD, FACS - NEW to Surgery

Jonathan Durning has joined our surgery team. Please check out his profile page.

Sheethu Sadasivan, MD - NEW to Hospital Medicine

Dr. Sadasivan has joined the physicians in our hospital medicine department. Please check out her profile page.

Jane-Frances Akpamgbo, MD - NEW to Primary Health Care Clinic

Dr. Akpamgbo has joined the providers in our family medicine department. Please check out her profile page.