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Summit Family Medicine

1021 June Street
Suites 101 to 104
Hood River, OR 97031
phone: 541-386-4220
Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed





COVID 19 Vaccine:

Summit Family Medicine will be receiving a limited number of COVID19 vaccines for our patients.  Please be assured that we will be calling patients to schedule vaccination appointments according to age and risk as outlined by the State of Oregon guidance.  If you are able to receive the vaccine sooner at a different location, please do so.  We look forward to calling you to schedule as soon as possible.


If you are here to find a visit summary or other information sent by your personal physician or practitioner, please 'sign in' after clicking the button in the upper right corner of this page.  Once signed in, you will find your personal information under the 'Messages' tab just below our logo at the top of this page.  Thank you for using this portal.  Let us know if you encounter any problems.


This system allows access to your personal health summary and non-urgent messaging only. If you establish a portal account, please feel free to send us comments and suggestions based on your experience.  For urgent issues, it is better to call if you really need to talk to us!!  See below for additional important information about our patient portal.

About Summit Family Medicine


Our highly qualified medical providers are Board Certified Family Medicine Physicians and a highly experienced certified Physician Assistants.  Our physicians are also members of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the doctors who 'specialize in you.'  Our group provides 'primary care' acute and preventative services to patients of all ages.


Our four office suites are staffed by the following providers (with the noted exceptions):


  • 101- James Pennington MD and Nic Buser MD                   (closed Tuesday a.m.)
  • 102- James Brauer MD and Chardonnay Vance MD PhD  (closed Monday, Wednesday p.m. and most Friday p.ms)
  • 103- Laura Starrett MD and Richard Starrett MD                  (closed Thursday p.m.)
  • 104- Robert Fiske, PA-C and Deana Dahl, FNP                     (closed Fridays)  

You may contact any provider suite in our office by calling 541-386-4220.  


We are in the office Monday through Friday.  A provider from our clinic is available on-call for emergencies at all times.  If you are our patient and are having a health problem that you feel needs to be addressed urgently, please contact your medical provider's office via telephone.  If your personal provider is not available to assist you, you will be put in touch with our physician on-call.


We will provide significant discounts for patients paying cash at the time of service.  We participate with most health plans, including Medicare and Oregon Health Plan.  We have active staff privileges at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for patients requiring inpatient care.  Dr. Vance provides prenatal and hospital based OB care.


Thanks for letting our family help take care of yours!


For New Patients


We are not accepting new patients for Worker's Compensation claims or pain medication management.  (We provide these services, as appropriate, for our established patients).  If you would like to establish with us as a new patient please submit a request via the link found under the 'Forms' tab at the top of this page, or give us a call.  We will do our best to accommodate your request.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION about Summit Family Medicine's patient health information secure portal:


This system serves as a secure method for sharing information with you about your healthcare and our practice.  Any information you access about your medical care on this portal is completely secure, accessible to you alone through your personal password protected account.  Your physician will be able to communicate results, advice and follow up recommendations, as well as provide a summary of your health record on your request.  


Please be aware that while this space is accessed by you through your preferred e-mail account, it is NOT an e-mail communication system.  This secure web portal is used to securely send you information and give you convenient access to some of your medical information.  You may send non-urgent messages for our staff to review.  However, DO NOT use this system to make requests for care or to obtain medical advice or treatment, unless explicitly directed to do so BY YOUR PHYSICIAN OR PROVIDER.  For all other medical care issues, we recommend that you please continue to work directly with our staff and physicians by phone and in person.


Thank you again for letting serve you and your family!