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Considering the Risks and Benefits of Proton Pump Inhibitor Use

Friday, March 6, 2020

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs; e.g. Prilosec/omeprazole, Prevacid/lansoprazole, and others) are among the most commonly used medications, with prevalence estimates ranging between about five percent and fifteen percent of the adult population. Recently, there have been increasing concerns about the safety of long-term PPI use, leading many patients to abandon their PPIs in favor of H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs; e.g. Pepcid/famotidine, Zantac/ranitidine, Tagamet/cimetidine) or to stop acid suppression therapy altogether. While the tenet of “first, do no harm” remains paramount in the practice of medicine, it is important to use caution when interpreting reports of risks associated with PPI use.

Welcoming Thomas Sanchez, Our New CEO

The Oregon Clinic
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Portland, OR – February 19, 2020 — The Oregon Clinic today announced Thomas Sanchez as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). After conducting a nationwide search, the physician-led organization chose Portland native Sanchez based on his extensive experience in healthcare management and specialty medicine. As CEO, Sanchez will collaborate with TOC’s physician management team, including Dr. Richard Jamison, President and Chair of the Board at The Oregon Clinic.

66 Doctors and Nurses at The Oregon Clinic Recognized by Peers as Among the Best

Portland Monthly
Friday, January 3, 2020

Portland, OR – 66 physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners at The Oregon Clinic (TOC) were named to Portland Monthly Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors and Nurses” list, recognized by their peers as among the best in the region. Spanning a variety of specialties, Portland Monthly’s 2020 list includes TOC providers in Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; General Surgery; Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Urogynecology; Urology and more. With more than 270 providers in the region, approximately 25% of TOC’s providers made the Portland Monthly list this year.