New face and one prestigious award

Meet our newest doctors and celebrate a special honor

pettit-jody_colorJody 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).

Sandmeier named Physician Leader of the Year

Sandmeier460x360In 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!