The Samaritan Walk-in Clinic in Newport now has three permanent medical providers on its staff. With these additions, the clinic can maintain longer hours of operation to better meet the urgent care needs in this community.
Joining Anna Hays, MD, who has served patients at the walk-in clinic since 2016, are certified Physician Assistant Michael Cruise, and Family Nurse Practitioner Shelisa Schroeder. “We have heard the concerns of our community for an urgent care facility that is open seven days a week with longer hours, and we feel this trio is the team to provide excellent health care for patients with urgent medical needs,” said Lesley Ogden, MD, chief executive officer of Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital. “We are delighted to have our facility full and ready to serve our community.” Cruise, who joined the walk-in clinic in April, earned his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and completed his clinical studies at A.T. Still University. He comes to Newport most recently from Samaritan Urgent Care in Lebanon.
Schroeder joined the walk-in clinic in May, coming to Newport with a background in emergency medicine and hospitalist care. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her master’s degree from Oregon Health Sciences University; she completed her nurse practitioner training at Northern Kentucky University.
Before joining the walk-in clinic two years ago, Dr. Hays, who specializes in internal medicine, had seen patients for five years at Samaritan Central Coast Internal Medicine. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and received her medical training at UCLA School of Medicine.
As an urgent care facility, the Samaritan Walk-in Clinic provides care for medical conditions that require immediate attention but are not considered life-threatening or severe enough for the hospital emergency department. Such conditions would include bronchitis, urinary tract infection, back pain, sinus conditions, sore throat, minor broken bones and more. The clinic is not a replacement for a primary care physician and is not meant for routine patient care.