DECEMBER 1, 2020, BEND, OR – Summit Medical Group Oregon (SMGOR) today announced another expansion of its Total Care™ model by the acquisition of Summit Health Solutions, a pain management clinic, and the addition of a highly-skilled pain management specialist, Jack Berndt, MD. Dr. Berndt will begin practicing at SMGOR’s Eastside Clinic located at 1501 NE Medical Center Drive on December 14th.
Adding this new specialty will strengthen SMGOR’s multi-disciplinary approach to patient care by offering more streamlined access to address pain management needs of those patients in one convenient location. “Individually and thoughtfully managing the pain of each of our patients, at the same time improving their overall quality of life is our primary goal with this acquisition,” says Dr. Russell Massine, SMGOR Chief Physician Executive. Since Dr. Berndt has practiced in our area for over twenty years, he has a keen understanding of our community’s specific needs which is an invaluable asset to SMGOR.”
Dr. Berndt is board certified with the American Board of Anesthesiology and a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the Pain Society of Oregon, the American Medical Association, and the Oregon Medical Association. He is a diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management and certified in Age Management Medicine from the Cenegenics Institute.
Dr. Berndt received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and completed his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Texas, Galveston. “Joining SMGOR will allow me to focus on patient care while having greater access to additional resources and support,” Dr. Berndt says. “I look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality of pain management care to Central Oregonians and giving them easier access to the many specialties and services SMGOR offers.”
“Over the past three years, SMGOR has built Central Oregon’s premier primary care Patient-Centered Medical Home, providing comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients with a goal to obtain maximal health outcomes. With the addition of Dr. Berndt and his exceptional skillsets, SMGOR will now be the only Patient-Centered Medical Home in the state of Oregon offering pain management care onsite,” said Justin Sivill, SMGOR Regional Chief Operating Officer.” This major service expansion will offer patients another important service within SMGOR’s expanding network of care. At the same time, delivering on our mission to provide the highest quality of care while reducing the cost of care through the significant reduction in costly emergency room and hospital-based care.”
About Summit Medical Group Oregon
Formed in 2018 through a strategic partnership between Bend Memorial Clinic (BMC) and Summit Health Management, Summit Medical Group Oregon’s comprehensive care model includes Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Memorial Clinic, the largest physician-owned multi-specialty group in Central Oregon, and Summit Medical Group Oregon – Bend Urology Associates, a specialty urological care clinic offering treatment of urinary tract disorders to the Central and Eastern Oregon communities. Summit Medical Group Oregon’s 130 providers offer primary care, urgent care, and over 30 medical specialty and surgical clinics to patients throughout Central Oregon. For more information, please visit www.smgoregon.com.