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James C. Beard, MD

James C. Beard, MD

A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Beard received his Medical Degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. His residency was at the Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. A native Oregonian, Dr. Beard returned to the Northwest for his fellowship training at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He has written or co-authored many articles regarding diabetes and other endocrine conditions. Prior to joining PDEC in 1991, Dr. Beard was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Beard presently serves as Medical Director for the Diabetes Institute at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital; his practice is based at our Good Samaritan office.
Christin N. Snyder, MD

Christin N. Snyder, MD

In April of 2010, Dr Christin Snyder returned to Portland to join PDEC. Dr. Snyder attended Reed College here in Portland where she received a Bachelors degree in history. She received her M.D. at Oregon Health Sciences University, did her residency at University of Wisconsin, Madison and completed her Endocrinology fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Snyder sees patients at our Good Samaritan location.
Richard W. Bergstrom, MD

Richard W. Bergstrom, MD

Dr. Bergstrom graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and then received his Medical Degree from the University of Washington. He fulfilled his internship and residency requirements at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio TX. Dr. Bergstrom returned to the University of Washington in Seattle for his Endocrinology fellowship and stayed on as an Instructor until joining PDEC in 1990. Dr. Bergstrom is Past President of the Gales Creek Camp Foundation for Children with Diabetes, and still serves on the Board of Directors. He is also Past President of the Oregon Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Bergstrom was honored to be invited to Washington, DC in 1997 for the Presidential signing of new legislation mandating insurance coverage for diabetes education and supplies. He has written and/or co-authored many articles and chapters regarding diabetes and other endocrine conditions. Dr. Bergstrom maintains clinic hours at both PDEC locations.
Scott P. Grady, MD

Scott P. Grady, MD

Born and raised in California, Dr. Grady received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Molecular Biology from U.C.L.A. He then attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he graduated from medical school and completed his Residency at McGill’s Jewish General Hospital. He completed his Endocrinology fellowship in 2001 at Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and recently was recertified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He fulfilled an academic appointment as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Grady practices at our Northwest 22nd office.
Fawn M. Wolf, MD

Fawn M. Wolf, MD

Dr. Fawn Wolf joined PDEC in July of 2008. Dr. Wolf graduated with High Honors in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and went on to receive her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo in 2002. Dr. Wolf completed her postgraduate internship and residency in Internal Medicine right here in Portland, Oregon at Legacy Health Systems where she was Chief Medical Resident. She completed her Endocrine Fellowship at Oregon Health Sciences University, during which time she volunteered at both Gales Creek Camp and the Chris Dudley Camp for children with diabetes. More recently, she's received honors such as Subspecialty Teacher of the Year from the Providence St. Vincent Internal Medicine residency program as well as being listed as one of Portland's Top Doctors by Portland Monthly Magazine. Dr. Wolf currently practices at our Barnes Road location.
Jennifer L. Murdoch, ANP-C

Jennifer L. Murdoch, ANP-C

Jennifer L. Murdoch, ANP-C: Jennifer is an Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in the treatment of individuals with diabetes. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health and Science University. She later obtained a Master in Nursing with certificates as both an Adult and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Oregon Health and Science University. Before joining PDEC in 2006, she worked with an Endocrinologist in Bend Oregon emphasizing diabetes education and treatment, focusing on insulin pump therapy. She began her career as a Nurse Practitioner at an Obesity Weight Loss Clinic and had previously worked as a County Public Health Nurse and on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Jennifer currently practices at both PDEC location.
James. L. Neifing, MD

James. L. Neifing, MD

Dr. Neifing attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he received both a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He received his M.D. in 1986 from the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, in Peoria. Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland was the scene of his residency, with an Endocrinology fellowship following at the University of Washington. Dr. Neifing returned to Portland when he joined PDEC in 1991. Dr. Neifing is on the Board of the Gales Creek Camp Foundation for Children with Diabetes and usually serves as a supervising physician at summer camp. He is on the Medical Executive Committee for the Legacy Hospital System and chairs both the Endocrine Section and the Osteoporosis program. Dr. Neifing sees patients at both PDEC locations.
Laurel R Zuberi, FNP-C

Laurel R Zuberi, FNP-C

Laurel is an Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in the treatment of individuals with diabetes. Laurel currently practices at our Barnes Road location.