Welcome Dr. Amy Kalina to the Medical Staff
November 25, 2015- McMinnville, OR– Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the joining of Dr. Amy Kalina to their medical staff. She is the newest addition to the Willamette Valley Hospitalist team.
Willamette Valley Medical Center utilizes a hospitalist program to provide dedicated inpatient care. A hospitalist is a primary care physician who assumes responsibility for the observation and treatment of hospitalized patients while they are admitted and return them to the care of their private physicians when they are discharged.
Dr. Kalina worked in Bio-medical research for 8 years. She specialized in analytical biochemistry and gene therapy before deciding to follow her first passion of practicing medicine. Medicine fascinated her from an early age and upon her husband’s retirement from the armed forces she went back and completed medical school at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She stayed in Texas to complete her residency but knew they would like to venture out eventually. Having family in the northwest, Oregon was an option, and after visiting McMinnville her and her husband were convinced it was the perfect fit.
Dr. Kalina has joined the hospitalist team comprised of Dr. Vishal Bhatia, Dr. George Khoury, Dr. Basel Khoury, Dr. Hareesh Gundlapalli, Dr. Michael Stephenson and Dr. Raymond Nolan. She says that she choose to be a hospitalist because it is like doing “mental gymnastics” every shift. “The world of medicine is ever changing and with each shift there is something new. It is never the same and that is what is exciting. It gives me great satisfaction and purpose to care for my patients.”
In her spare time, Dr. Kalina is a mother to 4 children; Natalie 7 y.o., Annabelle 5 y.o., Ellie 4 y.o., and Justice 3 y.o. Her husband and their kids live on a number of acres that they are excited to explore and play on for many years to come.
We could not be more excited to have Dr. Kalina join our Medical Staff. Dr. Kalina, Welcome to Willamette Valley Medical Center!