AUGUST 4, 2020, BEND, OR – Summit Medical Group Oregon (SMGOR) today announced another expansion of its Total Care™ model by launching a dedicated Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Clinic at its Old Mill District location at 815 SW Bond Street in Bend with the addition of two highly-skilled ENT specialists, Robert Roberts, DO and Ertan Esmer, MD. Dr. Roberts will begin practicing on August 17th and Dr. Esmer will start on December 14th. New adult and pediatric patients can begin booking appointments now for issues ranging from sinusitis to obstructive sleep apnea.

By adding otolaryngology, head and neck surgery (more commonly referred to as Ear, Nose, and Throat) to its Total Care™ model, SMGOR will expand and enhance the quality of care, simultaneously improving access for all adult and pediatric patients, accepting nearly all medical insurance payers throughout Central Oregon. This new, full-service clinic will strengthen SMGOR’s multi-disciplinary approach to patient care by offering pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, allergy and asthma, and urgent care with comprehensive ENT in one convenient location.

“We are extremely excited to add ENT specialists, Dr. Roberts and Dr. Esmer, to our Old Mill District location,” states Russell Massine, MD, SMGOR Chief Physician Executive. “Both will greatly complement our well-established services including pediatrics, asthma and allergy, and primary care, while providing patients with the most compassionate, convenient care they deserve.”

Dr. Robert Roberts is board-certified in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery with 23 years of experience. Patients will greatly benefit from Dr. Roberts’ extensive training and experience diagnosing and treating disorders and issues involving the structures, systems, function, neurology and musculature of the face, head and neck, and ear, nose and throat. Dr. Roberts also specializes in thyroid and parathyroid surgery as well as the medical and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience and expertise to SMGOR’s patient community and seeing the improvements in patient’s long-term quality of life,” says Dr. Roberts.

Dr. Ertan Esmer is board-certified in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and brings 16 years of experience. Dr. Esmer will provide comprehensive care for surgical and medical disorders of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, voice box and neck, both for adults and children. “Joining Summit Medical Group Oregon will allow more time to focus on patient care while having greater access to additional resources and support,” Dr. Esmer says. “I look forward to delivering comprehensive ENT care to Bend and the greater Central Oregon community.”

“Summit Medical Group Oregon is delighted to create a brand-new ENT clinic in Central Oregon and welcomes Dr. Roberts and Dr. Esmer to further expand our multispecialty medical group dedicated to exceptional service, access, and quality for all patients in Central Oregon,” said Justin Sivill, SMGOR Regional Chief Operating Officer. “Adding ENT to our expanding Total Care™ model will improve our patients’ quality of life while lowering the total cost of care further strengthening our commitment to the community.”

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 125 providers offer primary care, urgent care, and over 30 medical specialty and surgical clinics to patients throughout Central Oregon.  For more information, please visit

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