Winding Waters Clinic's mission is to provide
comprehensive, compassionate care
to the families and visitors of Wallowa County.
On our home page we post news and informational updates
as well as brief bios of OHSU residents working at the Clinic.
Will Perez, MD
July 1st - August 7th, 2014
Wilfredo (Will) Pérez grew up in New England, with his mom, younger brother and sister. A world traveler at heart, he has lived in three countries and visited 11 others. In 2004, Will matriculated at Brown University, where he was simultaneously accepted to the Program in Liberal Medical Education, majoring in Community Health. During his freshman year in college, Will met two people who would inspire his future work in global health. After learning about Haiti from Tracy Kidder and Dr. Paul Farmer, Will dedicated himself to this country: he studied Haitian Creole, becoming fluent by the end of college. During his senior year, he attended one of Dr. Farmer's symposiums, and was offered a position as the first public health director of a large orphanage in rural Haiti. Will jumped at this opportunity, deferring medical school for a year to live in Haiti and work with local youth and families on a variety of public health projects such as eradicating bed bugs and treating tuberculosis, designing a new health center, and training public health workers to meet the medical needs of the orphanage. Brown University recognized his work, awarding him the $25,000 Zucconi Fellowship to fund his tuberculosis program, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) provided him with a $125,000 grant for his public health programs. During medical school, Will continued his work in Haiti as a consultant for two now Haitian run organizations, helping his public health programs to be adopted in 40 villages throughout the country and receiving grants and awards (including the VH1 Do Something Award and the CUGH Emerging Leadership in Global Health Award) for his work. During his first year of medical school, the devastating earthquake struck Haiti, and Will lost six friends. Later that year, he met and fell in love with his partner, Sabatino, a singer/architect/designer and the man he can't wait to marry but isn't yet allowed to #marriageequality. Will is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, a competitive ballroom dancer, salsa instructor and marathon runner. He and his partner couldn't be more excited about joining the OHSU Family Medicine team and making Portland their new home!
Winding Waters Clinic, P.C. is proud to be implementing a new facet to
our ever expanding and improving health care environment. Winding Waters
Clinic, a certified Patient Centered Primary Care Home, believes that
all aspects of a person’s health are important. That is why Winding
Waters Clinic will have on staff behavioral health consultants(BHCs).
The mission of a BHC is to provide behavioral counseling to patients in a
medical setting. The BHC is a highly skilled individual who helps the
patient through chronic illness, and other mental stressors. Our BHCs
are completely patient centered, allowing them to effectively help our
patients. The duties of our BHCs range from performing behavioral risk
assessments, to teaching and educating the patient and his/her family.
Effective evidence based treatment is key to the success of our BHCs. By
taking a holistic approach, encompassing both mental and physical
health, Winding Waters Clinic is ushering in a new era of patient
Go to the Downloads page to download an information packet and worksheet for those qualifying for discounted fees. If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please call to request.