Our clinic provides a wide scope of services, including wellness exams and physicals, women’s health, diabetes management, obstetrics, family planning, skin biopsies and lesion removal, vasectomy, occupational health, and more. We also provide a full spectrum of mental health services to patients of all ages. We have regular visits from the mobile mammography unit and welcome visiting providers, who offer specialty services close to home (or using telehealth technology) including: oncology, genetic counseling for hereditary cancers, and urology. And, our van makes daily trips from our clinic to St. Luke's Cancer Institute in Fruitland to take cancer patients to and from their appointments.
As a member of the National Health Services Corps, we promise to serve all patients. This means we promise to:
Our official office hours are listed in the white box below, but we also offer walk-in care without an appointment.
We’re open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for urgent medical needs. In case of emergency, call 911 right away or go immediately to the nearest emergency department.
For non-emergency care, you can also call our office after clinic hours and speak with a registered nurse, who will assess your condition. The nurse is in contact with the on-call doctor, who has access to your medical records.
Trisha Eckman, MD specializes in family medicine with an emphasis on obstetrics, women's health, and pediatric care.
Dr. Eckman is an Oregon native. Prior to medical school she earned her bachelor's degree from the College of Idaho.
Neil Carroll, MD specializes in family medicine, including obstetrics, pediatrics, and women's health. He is also interested in sports and wilderness medicine.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Carroll earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Iowa State University.
K. LuAnn Cook, ANP is an adult nurse practitioner specializing in internal medicine with a geriatric focus. She has experience in cardiology and neurology and has worked with patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other movement disorders.
LuAnn earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Portland and her master's degree in nursing from UCLA. She earned her post-master's certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She is a native of the Baker City area and is excited to serve her home town.
Dean N. Defrees, MD is a native to Baker County who enjoys caring for whole families and patients of every age, and has special interests in obstetrics, women's health, pediatrics, and treating hepatitis C.
Prior to his medical education, Dr. Defrees studied biology at Oregon State University. In his free time, he enjoys helping with his family's cattle ranch and exploring eastern Oregon with his wife and family.
Korey V. Ham, DNP, NP-C is a nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Clinic–Eastern Oregon Medical Associates. He is trained in family medicine and has interests in diabetes management, gerontology, hospice and palliative care, as well as sexual and gender minority health.
Korey earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing, and his doctorate in nursing practice, from Oregon Health and Science University. He is a native of Baker City and enjoys caring for his community.
Colleen M. McDonald, LCSW has experience treating both adults and children. She helps her patients learn skills to manage many conditions to improve their health, with particular focus on anxiety and depression.
Colleen earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology with a social work emphasis from Eastern Oregon University, and her master’s degree in social work from Portland State University.
Micah Thayn, PA-C specializes in family medicine with an emphasis on preventive medicine. He has particular interests in pediatric care and diabetes mellitus management.
Micah earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Idaho State University.
Laura M. Van Duker, PA-C specializes in family medicine, including adult and primary pediatric care. She has interests in women's health and preventive medicine.
Laura is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants. Prior to her medical education, she studied health sciences at Boise State University and psychology at Brigham Young University.
Lily Wittich, MD has interests in obstetric care, women's health, and both adult and pediatric care.
Dr. Wittich is an Oregon native. She graduated from Baker High School in 2002, and studied psychology with minors in French and chemistry at the University of Oregon. She is excited to return home to practice.
In her free time, Dr. Wittich enjoys hiking, reading, swimming, and running.
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