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New doctor feels right at home in town, at county health center


November 21, 2018

DR. DENISE KELLEY and Certified Medical Assistant Jessica Mendoza, right, are new full-time staff at Sweet Home.Health Center.

Sweet Home Health Center has a new physician.

Dr. Denise Kelley is celebrating one year in Oregon, and two months as a full-time physician in Sweet Home.

She studied at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia specializing in family medicine, and remained in Pennsylvania for 18 years before moving to a smaller community in Wyoming.

"I always wanted to live in small towns and help like Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," Kelley said. "That's what I wanted to be: Hang out in the town, be the doctor."

Kelley moved to Oregon last year to join the Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn counties, a...

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