Mill City, Oregon
280 S. First Ave.
Mill City, OR 97360
Welcome to Santiam Medical Clinic, Part of Santiam Hospital. When it comes to your family and your health care, we understand how important it is to find the right medical provider. We are committed to lifelong exceptional care provided to you and your family. Santiam's primary care clinic is a state-certified, Patient Centered Primary Care Home( PCPCH). As a result the staff and the medical providers emphasize care coordination and communication. Ultimately primary care centers around the medical needs of our patients. It is our goal for you to live a healthy, vibrant, and well balanced life. We know you'll be well cared for by our excellent staff. Santiam Medical Clinic specializes in family medicine for all stages of life. As a family based clinic, our patients come here for many of their medical needs, including well-child and adult wellness exams, ages and stages, vaccines, and the ongoing management of acute and chronic disease. The clinic also offers on-site surgeries and procedures, hosts annual sports physicals at a reduced cost, and flu clinics. For your convenience Santiam Hospital not only offers a family doctor in Mill City, and we also have a Family Clinic in Aumsville, Stayton, and Sublimity Oregon.

When to See an Orthopedic Physician September 6, 2019

When to See an Orthopedic Physician, Mill City, Oregon

It’s an all too common problem. You feel an ache or pain, and pretend that it’s nothing until the problem worsens and you need specialized care. To practice better health and wellness, listen to your body and seek treatment for preventative care before the problem with any bone or joint pain worsens. An orthopedic physician can help treat such pain, including chronic joint or bone pain, arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

2  Times to See an Orthopedic Physician 

1. Bone or Joint Pain 

If bone or joint pain affects how you live your life day-to-day, such as experiencing discomfort on a jog or even cleaning the house, this is cause for concern. Your habitual routine should not include pain from bones and joints. Furthermore, if you are undergoing pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks, you may have chronic pain and should see an orthopedist immediately. 

2. Soft Tissue Injuries 

If you’ve recently undergone a soft tissue injury, including a sprained wrist, twisted ankle, or knee, stay off of your feet for at least two days and observe the pain. If there is no improvement, you shouldn’t risk having the problem worsen and should seek help from your local orthopedic professional. 


Whatever joint or bone pain you’re experiencing, the orthopedic specialists at Santiam Hospital can help. Servicing the Mid-Willamette Valley area, this hospital offers short wait times for emergency room services in the comfort of an intimate and personal environment. Their team of orthopedic physicians are both experienced and knowledgeable and make you feel comfortable when discussing your specific bone or joint discomfort. Schedule a visit by calling them at (503) 769-2175, or visit them online for more information.

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