This article originally appeared in the February 2020 edition of Canby Living Magazine.
The Davies Clinic, which now operates with three staff physicians in downtown Canby across the street from Wait Park, was founded in 1957 by Dr. Edmund Davies, who was also an osteopathic physician.
Osteopathic medicine is a distinct branch of medicine in the U.S., emphasizing a holistic approach to health, with the idea that all systems in the body are interrelated and can work with the other to heal in times of illness.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice their unique whole-person approach in every medical specialty.
His son, Dr. Richard Davies joined the clinic after he received his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976, and the two practiced together until the elder Davies retired in 1981.
Dr. Richard Davies also worked at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City throughout his professional career and spent 38 years as the physician adviser of emergency medical services for the Canby Fire District, retiring from that position less than three years ago.
He was instrumental in the growth of both, including the emergence of urgent care services in Canby through Willamette Falls, though he’s characteristically humble in talking about it.
“We took it from a Cadillac ambulance to the three medics you see running around town all the time,” Dr. Davies said. “I like to think I had something to do with the urgent care that’s available in Canby now. We thought the town needed something, so we put it together with the help of Willamette Falls, and well, here it is.”
As Canby has grown and diversified, so too, has the Davies Clinic. Today, it’s a full-service family health clinic providing primary care to patients of all ages.
Their clinical team includes Dr. DeOna Bridgeman, who also serves as the clinic’s medical director, along with Dr. Janae Brill and Dr. JoAnna Anders. Drs. Bridgeman and Brill are both MDs (medical doctors), while Dr. Anders is an Adult Nurse Practitioner, or ANP.
“All three are amazing physicians,” said Adrienne Kersey, the clinic’s office manager. “Their goal is to provide a center for healing, helping anybody in any way that they can.”
The clinic’s relationships with Providence and Legacy Health Systems enable them to provide patients access to the most advanced medical technology available, while their small size allows them to still provide exceptional personal service second.
“We have a history in the community that’s rooted in trust,” said Kersey. “Ever since we opened in 1957, the focus has always been on the patient.”
Though it was completed years ago, returning patients still remark on the clinic’s full-scale remodel that took place over an 11-day period in 2014.
During that time, the clinic saw patients out of the Providence Canby Medical Plaza on SE Hazel Dell Way, while a construction crew frantically tore down and rebuilt walls, ripped up and replaced carpet, and basically transformed the clinic’s interior from top to bottom.
“It was very well-planned out,” Kersey said with a laugh. “It was a pretty big remodel, it gave us a little more space to work with patients and just brightened up the place.”
Find out more about the Davies Clinic online at daviesclinic.com, or call them at 503-266-2066.