The treatment of diabetes has come a long way in the last century, and while a cure is still elusive, we have more tools and medications available now than ever before. The Portland Clinic Diabetes Center offers a special environment for patients, with a dedicated staff that provides support for both the complex care needs and the emotional needs of patients diagnosed with this disease. I enjoy working with patients to tailor-make a regimen that will work well for them to achieve the best outcomes.
I am board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC), as a certified diabetes educator (CDE), and in advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM). I completed my master’s degree in nursing and my FNP certification at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. Prior to that, I earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Utah, followed by a nursing degree and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Hawaii.
I moved from Hawaii to the Northwest in 2002 and have no regrets. I thrive here by hiking in the hills and mountains of the beautiful Northwest, rain or shine. I volunteer for the American Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and enjoy participating in their walks and biking events.
Christine Olinghouse has been named a Top Nurse by Portland Monthly magazine multiple times.
Specialty: Diabetes Services
Locations: Beaverton, Downtown, South