- St. Vincent
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.
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.
Amy J. Carter, FNP
Amy is a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in the treatment of individuals with endocrine disorders. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Hawaii at Hilo and her Master’s in Nursing from Washington State University. Before joining PDEC in 2017 she worked with a Pediatric and Adult Endocrinologist in Kennewick, WA. She has worked at several diabetes camps for kids as well as volunteer medical work in Thailand, Honduras and Louisiana post-Katrina. In her spare time Amy takes care of her young son, hikes, snowboards and enjoys quality time with family and friends.
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 also fulfilled an academic appointment as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
Karen A Jacobson, PA-C
Karen is a Physician Assistant specializing in the treatment of individuals with endocrine disorders. She received her Masters of PA Studies from Oregon Health and Science University. Before joining PDEC in 2018 she worked for 3+ years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in endocrinology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She began her career working in diabetes education for a group of community health care clinics in Denver, Colorado. Karen has a special interest in behavior change and lifestyle management of diabetes and other endocrine disorders. In her spare time she takes care of her two small children, goes for runs and bakes.
Jennifer L. Murdoch, ANP-C
Jennifer is an Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in the treatment of individuals with endocrine disorders. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health and Science University. She later obtained a Master’s 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.
James. L. Neifing, MD
Dr. Neifing attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he received both a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s 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.
Laurel R Zuberi, FNP-C
Laurel is an Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in the treatment of individuals with diabetes. Laurel received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg KS and her Master’s degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2006.