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It is election time for COIPA Members!

Check for your inbox for official ballot to VOTE for the newest COIPA Board of Directors!

Deadline is June 29, 2020

Gary Plant, MD FAAFP was recognized by the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians as the 2020 Oregon Family Doctor of the Year. Dr. Plant has been practicing family medicine in Madras, Oregon for over 15 years. He is the senior partner of Madras Medical Group, a physician-owned family medicine practice in rural Central Oregon.


“It was a wonderful surprise to be recognized by my colleagues from around the state,” said Plant. “Family medicine is about teamwork, relationships, and caring for families within a community. The fact that nominations for Family Doctor of the Year come patients in the community makes the award that much sweeter.”

Governor Kate Brown's draft to reopen Oregon 04.21.20

COVID 19: Primary Care Strategies to support alternative care delivery methods. 

Presented By: Dr. Anna Loengard

March 20, 2020

Medication Management of Type II Diabetes:

Bringing Best Practice to Daily Practice




Presented by Albert Noyes, PharmD, CDE, BCADM

Pharmacy Services Director, Mosaic Medical

Treatment recommendations for medication management of type 2 diabetes have shifted significantly toward newer and costlier medication classes in recent years. These changes are being driven largely by cardiovascular outcomes trials, and subsequent national guideline focus on outcomes prevention over strict glycemic targets. This often places primary care practitioners at odds with insurance plan formularies and preferred drug lists. This presentation covers key strengths and weaknesses of drug classes for diabetes, reconciles guideline positions against insurance plan step therapy and prior authorization criteria in our region, and supports a patient-specific, tailored approach to drug therapy selection.

Currently the Pharmacy Director for Mosaic Medical, Albert brings diverse practice experience as a clinical pharmacist, retail pharmacy management, inpatient hospital pharmacy management, and pharmacy administrator. Albert obtained dual board-certification in diabetes education and advanced diabetes management as a clinical pharmacist with the Utah Navajo Health System, where he served for 4 years as lead clinical pharmacist until moving to Central Oregon to join Mosaic Medical in 2015. He maintains a professional passion for ambulatory care, chronic disease management, and pharmacy leadership. He lives in Prineville with his wife and five children. When not at work he enjoys farming with his wife, fishing with his kids, and reading.

***Note: There is a short gap in the recording at the halfway point; the second half of the video will resume automatically.***

Bend Chamber

Central Oregon Independent Practice Association (COIPA) Awards 

Madras Pioneer

MMG primary care runner up 

Hood River News

Regional health association recognizes Gorge care facilities

Caravan Health

Firsthand Experience with Accountable Care in Oregon - Interview with Dr. Divya Sharma

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