The Oregon Clinic Welcomes New Physician Group to Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialty; Adds Office in Oregon City

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Oregon Clinic

The Oregon Clinic welcomes the physicians and staff of Joe, Leedy and Rydlund Ear Nose Throat & Allergy to its growing Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) specialty practice. The group brings two physicians board certified in otolaryngology and an audiologist to the team—Daniel Leedy, MD, Kelly Rydlund, MD, and Sarah Echternkamp, AuD—and more than 30 years experience treating children and adults with problems affecting the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck, including allergies, snoring, ear infections, and balance and hearing issues. The group features an audiology department with diagnostic hearing evaluations, a full line of standard and digital hearing aids, and comprehensive hearing aid services. Now known as The Oregon Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat – South, they will continue to practice at their office on the Willamette Falls Hospital campus in Oregon City.

“We are excited to join the best multispecialty clinic in town with the tremendous resources and expertise they offer while maintaining a small office with personal service,” stated Dr. Daniel Leedy, The Oregon Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat – South.

“We warmly welcome Drs. Leedy and Rydlund and their team to The Oregon Clinic,” stated Dr. Craig Fausel, CEO for The Oregon Clinic. “ENT is a growing area of specialty medicine due to the prevalence of allergies, snoring, and hearing issues and there is a strong demand for ENT services in our community. Last year we opened an ENT office in Vancouver, Wash., and now we’re bringing this group on board with offices in Oregon City. It’s exciting to watch the specialty grow and offer better access to quality ENT physicians, surgeons, and audiologists.”

Dr. Daniel Leedy attended Stanford for undergraduate studies and then earned his medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in 1990, graduating magna cum laude. He then completed residency and internship in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, also at OHSU. Dr. Leedy opened the practice with Dr. Murray Joe in 1997 and has also served as Chief of Surgery (1999-2000) and Medical Staff President (2003) for Willamette Falls Hospital in Oregon City. Dr. Leedy is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and the Oregon Medical Association.

Dr. Kelly Rydlund earned his medical degree in 1994 and then completed residency in Otolaryngology, both at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Rydlund has practiced in Nebraska, Colorado, and Oregon; he moved to Oregon in 2005 and opened a private practice in Silverton. In 2007 he joined Drs. Joe and Leedy in Oregon City and continued to serve patients in Silverton one day a week. Dr. Rydlund is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto), the Oregon Medical Association, and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA). In his spare time, Dr. Rydlund enjoys music, guitar, bicycling, jiu jitsu, and cooking.

Sarah Echternkamp, AuD., earned her Master’s degree in audiology at Western Washington University in 1994 and her clinical doctorate degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2007. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Oregon Academy of Audiology where she has served on the board since 1996. Outside of Audiology work, Sarah enjoys an active lifestyle with running, triathlons, and yoga, and enjoys cooking and the diverse foodie opportunities of Portland.

The Oregon Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat – South is located at 1508 Division St., Suite 115, in Oregon City. To make appointments, patients and referring physicians may go online or call (503) 656-0601.