The Oregon Clinic Announces Addition of the Westside Surgical Specialists Group

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Oregon Clinic

Additions to Group Enable Expanded Approach to Patient Care through Additional Resources for General and Vascular Surgery

The Oregon Clinic, one of Oregon’s largest independent specialty physician practices, is pleased to announce the addition of the Westside Surgical Specialists group. The group formerly named the General and Vascular Surgery Clinic and consisting of five surgeons, officially joined Oregon Clinic this fall.

“Oregon Clinic is pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Westside Surgical Specialists in this new venture,” said Kristy Fresh, Director of Operations for the Oregon Clinic. “Adding general and vascular surgical services will significantly enhance our broad spectrum of offerings, helping to better meet the health care needs of Oregon residents.”

Westside Surgical Specialists include David W. Cook, MD, Jason C. Gilster, MD, Laurel C. Soot, MD Kim R. Swartz, MD, and Ronald F. Wolf, MD. All the surgeons are Board Certified and Fellows in the American College of Surgeons, with extensive training in general, vascular, breast, endocrine, surgical oncology, hernia, and minimally invasive surgery, allowing the group the ability to cover the surgical needs of the community.

“The Oregon Clinic is proud to have the addition of this highly respected and skilled group of surgeons. The West Side Surgical Specialists will allow us to offer further well-integrated and multi-disciplinary approaches for our patients in the western Metropolitan area of Portland.  Our new association expands options for The Oregon Clinic’s patients and referring physicians,” says Lou Libby M.D., Chief Medical Officer and pulmonologist with The Oregon Clinic. “We are very pleased to continue our growth to meet the health needs of our patients and to provide a team approach to medicine. “

The surgeons are available at two locations to better serve their patients. They may be contacted directly at Westside Surgical Specialists, located at 9155 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225. Phone: 503-297-1351, or at 19250 SW 65th Avenue, Suite 240, Tualatin, OR 97602.  Phone: 503-691-9895.