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New SH doctor grew up in Gold Beach, prefers small towns


March 7, 2018

DR. CARL HOOGESTEGER, Sweet Home's newest doctor, stands in a treatment room at Sweet Home Family Medicine.

Dr. Carl Hoogesteger, Sweet Home Family Medicine's newest physician, is familiar with small-town Oregon life.

He grew up in Gold Beach, a small coastal town of 2,000 people. There were 60 kids in his graduating class.

"It was totally normal if you dated girls that your friends also dated, [and] everyone goes to the football game," he said. "So I kind of feel like I know small-town Ore-gon."

Hoogesteger, an only child, remembers a pretty good childhood. He liked to play outside, and romp around the trees across from his home, but the Rogue River was his favorite place to go camping.

His fath...

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