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Gifford's Medical Providers

Dr. Joseph R. Gifford

Joseph R. Gifford, M.D

Dr. Gifford grew up in Aloha, Oregon.

In 1973, he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California.

He has always had his practice in Oregon, which includes Pendleton, Heppner, Prairie City, and now Hermiston.
Dr. Gifford says getting to know his patients and making a difference in their lives makes practicing medicine enjoyable.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Gifford enjoys traveling, boating, and family.

Dr. Milton Jim

Milton J. Johnson, M.D

Dr. Johnson grew up in Hermiston, OR.

He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1975 with a Family Practice Residency in Orlando , Florida.
He has worked in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Nampa, Idaho.

Dr. Johnson enjoys outdoor activities, photography, and travel. He especially enjoys short-term mission trips, and he has been on 8 of them.

Angie Hays

Angie Hays, FNP

Angie grew up in Baker City, OR.

She graduated from OHSU with a BSN and from Washington State University with Family Nurse Practitioner and Masters of Nursing.
She has worked at Rosemark Women Health, in the ER, ICU, Recovery room, and Operating room.

Angie enjoys boating, water skiing, motorcycle riding, hiking, and sewing.

Candace Degenstein

Candace Degenstein, FNP

Candace grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

In 1983, she graduated from University of Alberta with a BScN.

In 1995, she graduated from University of South Alabama with an Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner Degree.
She has worked in Canada, Florida, Louisiana, Idaho, Washington, Wisconsin, and now Oregon.
Candace enjoys family, friends, a good laugh, challenges, and being fit.

Michele Davies

Michele Davies, FNP
Michele grew up in Pendleton, OR.

She graduated with a BSN in 1985 from OHSU, a BS Education from EOSC in 1985, and with a Master of Nursing in 1997 from OHSU.

She has worked at Arntz Medical in Burns, OR; We Care Clinic in Pendleton, OR; MacDonald Healthcare, Richland, WA; Crane High School, Crane OR; and now in Hermiston, OR with Gifford Medical.

Michele enjoys quilting, cooking, spending time with her family, and watching her children’s sports.