BEND, OR, October 31, 2019 – Laura Nicholson, MD, has joined the Internal Medicine team of Summit Medical Group Oregon (SMGOR) at 865 SW Veterans Way in Redmond. Dr. Nicholson is board certified in internal medicine and completed her residency and medical education at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.

“In addition to increasing the caliber of quality care to our community, I am very excited to have a physician of Dr. Nicholson’s ability and empathy rounding out the primary care team at our Redmond Clinic,” says Russell Massine, MD, Chief Physician Executive, Summit Medical Group Oregon.

With 22 years of post-residency experience, Dr. Nicholson’s primary goal is to share her medical knowledge and compassionate mindset to help each patient clearly understand their healthcare choices.

“I strongly believe the practice of medicine works best as a collaborative endeavor between patient and provider and look forward to building relationships with my patients while learning about their health issues and life circumstances,” states Dr. Nicholson.

“We welcome Dr. Nicholson to our thriving practice and feel extremely thankful to have her on board to complement our already strong primary care team,” said Justin Sivill, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Summit Medical Group Oregon.

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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. For more information, please visit


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