Photo taken by Denise Seith


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.

Winding Waters Clinic Is Happy To Welcome Carl Rasmussen

posted Aug 30, 2013, 2:38 PM by Max Greenway   [ updated Apr 18, 2014, 9:40 AM by WWC P.C. ]

Carl Ramussen, MD
March 30th - April 24th & May 5th - May 10th, 2014


        Carl was born and raised along the rolling hills and prairie lakes of rural northeastern South Dakota “God’s Country” as the locals call it. He grew up in a family proud of its Scandinavian roots and in a community home to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Sioux, making for a unique cross-cultural Midwestern upbringing. After leaving his hometown, he first attended St. Olaf College (MN) before graduating from Augustana College (SD) – home of the Vikings – as he sought to fully experience the finest Norwegian Lutheran post-secondary educational institutions in the land of Garrison Keillor. Following college, Carl spent a year teaching English courses, studying Spanish and traveling through Nicaragua, and then later in Spain. After building some semblance of Spanish-speaking skills, he took an AmeriCorps position in Washington, DC at Bread for the City – a non-profit medical clinic and social service center serving uninsured and low-income populations in DC. The following year he returned to his roots and started medical school at the University of South Dakota. Selecting family medicine as a specialty seemed inevitable for Carl after growing up in a rural state where family practice encompasses anything from the clinic to the ER to the OR. The choice was further solidified by working with primary care physicians in DC who cared for the under served of the city with an emphasis on improving public health, as well as by academic family medicine mentors at the University of South Dakota. Carl moved to Portland for residency at OHSU with his partner Angie, who is a counseling graduate student at Lewis and Clark University. He is very much looking forward to the intersection of strong, comprehensive family medicine training located in a city where he can easily escape to the outdoors, hear some good live music and embrace his inner foodie and beer snob needless to say, Carl is happy to be at OHSU and in Portland.

Behaviorists Seeing Patients at Winding Waters Clinic!

posted Apr 10, 2013, 4:58 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 11, 2013, 4:55 PM by Max Greenway ]

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 centered treatment.   

Schedule of Discounts Packet Available Online

posted Jun 28, 2011, 8:24 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 29, 2011, 10:43 AM by Nic Powers ]

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.

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