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New Family Medicine Physician Joins McMinnville Internal Medicine and Willamette Valley Medical Center

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Willamette Valley Medical Center and McMinnville Internal Medicine are pleased to announce the addition of Nathan Ruden, M.D., to the medical staff.  Dr. Ruden is joining the McMinnville Internal Medicine clinic, with a primary focus on post-acute and long-term care.

After attending medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Dr. Ruden completed his residency at St. Marks Family Medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He remained in Utah, where he worked in various roles including as a solo provider, a corporate CMO, skilled nursing facility, home health and hospice medical director, as well as a medical director of a group of post-acute providers.

Dr. Ruden was drawn to the intellectual challenge of family medicine, as well as the positive impact on individual health. When asked why he chose to specialize in Family Medicine, he said, “I stumbled upon nursing home medicine during residency, and quickly found that I enjoyed working in this unique setting as part of a medical team caring for elderly patients.” He adds that “making positive impacts on the quality of patients’ lives” is his favorite aspect of his work. Joining the team-centered philosophy at McMinnville Internal Medicine and collegial medical staff of Willamette Valley Medical Center is the perfect fit for him.

Dr. Ruden will treat the full spectrum of internal medicine conditions including:

· Congestive Heart Failure · Geriatric Diseases
· Dementia · Pneumonia and other infections
· Sepsis · Other common nursing home problems
 

Dr. Ruden is looking forward to knowing and connecting with patients and families. When he isn’t working, Dr. Ruden will most likely be found at home, in the kitchen or gardening in his yard.

Appointments may be made by calling

McMinnville Internal Medicine

254 NE Norton Lane
McMinnville, OR
(503) 472-9002

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About McMinnville Internal Medicine

Located in McMinnville, Oregon, the board certified Internal Medicine physicians of McMinnville Internal Medicine focus on health care for adults — from preventive services and routine medical examinations, to the treatment of complex diseases and illnesses including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and osteoporosis, as well as cardiovascular disease prevention. Our Internists are trained to care for patients with multi-system diseases, general health examinations as well as for consultation on complex medical problems. Appointments can be requested individually, or a local physician can refer a patient to McMinnville Internal Medicine by calling (503) 472-9002.

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About Willamette Valley Medical Center-

Located in McMinnville, Oregon, Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is a 60-bed acute-care, full-service facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital employs more than 620 people at its facility built in 1996.  Nationally recognized for its quality of care, WVMC is one of only 117 hospitals in the nation to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for five consecutive years by The Joint Commission. WVMC features a 24-hour Emergency Department with round-the-clock imaging and laboratory services, the Joint Replacement Institute, a Critical Care Unit and a Senior Behavioral Health Services unit. WVMC also provides a host of other services including a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services, a Family Birthing Center, Endoscopy, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Cardio Pulmonary Services, Breast Center, and Therapy Services. In addition, the hospital offers specialty services in the H. R. Hoover, MD, Cancer Center, WVMC Weight Loss Surgery Center, and the Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center.  For more information, visit www.WillametteValleyMedical.com

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