September 28, 2016
Jaroslava Zoubek, M.D. – Urology – Downtown
Dr. Jaroslava Zoubek attended the University of Michigan, where she earned her undergraduate and medical degrees. Dr. Zoubek and her husband moved to Portland in 1992 and have found the Rose City to be a wonderful community in which to live, work and raise a family. In her free time, Dr. Zoubek enjoys being outdoors, gardening and hiking, as well as cooking and traveling. She also has a passion for fine needlework, and has proudly earned a certificate in technical hand embroidery from the Royal School of Needlework in England.
“I believe that successful treatment starts with making the correct diagnosis and then choosing a treatment plan that is best suited for each individual patient. To that end, I find it is most important to take the time to listen to my patients and explain everything clearly. My goal is to always provide excellent care and help each patient improve their health and quality of life.”
Jody Pettit, M.D. – Internal Medicine – Downtown
A visit to the Pacific Northwest in August 1994 changed Dr. Jody Pettit’s plans from living an East Coast life to enjoying every moment on the Pacific side of the country. Born and raised in Decorah, Iowa, she completed her internal medicine residency at Providence Portland Medical Center after earning a master’s degree in Health and Wellness Administration and a bachelor of science in General Science from the University of Iowa. Dr. Pettit also served as Oregon’s first health information technology coordinator, during the Kulongoski Administration.
“I consider my role as a physician as a trusted adviser – ultimately, patients play the most important role in their good health. I’m a firm believer in the use of information technology to gather the right information and make the best decisions. Sometimes the most important thing we can dispense is encouragement. Above all, I feel that good listening is our best diagnostic tool, responding with careful, thoughtful recommendations that we would give to a friend or family member. I am a big fan of tracking [a] patient’s progress, making incremental changes and checking back frequently.”
At The Portland Clinic, Dr. Pettit provides primary care on a same-day basis to offer more schedule flexibility for patients. In addition to her practice at The Portland Clinic, she also works with the Legacy Health Internal Medicine Residency Program as a preceptor for residents. Outside of her professional interests, Dr. Pettit loves travel and exercise (of the non-extreme variety).
Brett Greene, M.D. – Family Medicine – East
Originally from Southern Italy, Dr. Brett Greene lived with his family in the rolling hills of Eastern Pennsylvania before moving to the Pacific Northwest for college. He attended undergraduate school at Portland’s Reed College and earned his medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Inspired by open spaces and vertical topographic features, Dr. Greene’s post-collegiate years were full of experiences as a mountain guide and climate researcher from Canada to Colorado to Mexico, with a two-year detour in Yosemite National Park. Choosing a medical career was a natural extension for Dr. Greene to promote the intertwined relationship between people and their environment.
“My approach to medicine is strongly influenced by my wilderness guiding
background: self-directed goals with vigilance, ready to rein in the rope should one ‘fall’ and a readiness for service to any age or gender. With two additional years of general surgery residency, I enjoy providing procedural sports medicine to return patients to painless motion: walking, picking up a grandchild or treating an endurance athlete. My participation in the Walk with a Doc program has given me the opportunity to share my passion for moving in the outdoors with my patients.”
Dr. Greene resides in the St. Johns neighborhood, where you can find him reading and writing fiction in local cafes, exploring urban wild spaces with his wife and daughter and trail running in Forest Park with his tireless Aussie border collie.
Sandmeier named Physician Leader of the Year
In July, Robert Sandmeier, M.D., was honored with the 2015 Physician Leader of the Year award by the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (OASCA). The prestigious award is given once a year to an outstanding member of the surgical community. Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek joined with OASCA to present the award and to tour the Alberty Surgical Center.
Dr. Sandmeier practices orthopedics and sports medicine at The Portland Clinic–Tigard. He currently serves as chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and as president of the North Pacific Orthopedic Association. We are very proud of his leadership!
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