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Brett O’Connor, NP-C joins BestMed’s Florence Clinic

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Eugene, OR – July 21, 2020 – BestMed, a comprehensive provider of quality urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, and musculoskeletal services in Oregon and Montana, has announced the addition of Brett O’Connor NP-C, to its team of healthcare providers. O’Connor will begin treating patients at BestMed’s Florence clinic, located at 4480 Highway 101 N Suite G Florence Oregon 97439 this August.

As a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, O’Connor brings to BestMed over thirty years of health care experience that includes inpatient, outpatient, long-term care, and specialty treatments. He received his early healthcare experience as a Navy Corpsman, working in San Diego and Japan on a special surgery unit. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from Eastern Washington University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Columbia University. Most recently, O’Connor worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Sandpoint, ID. During this time, he completed a third-year Masters Certification program at Vanderbilt University to increase his knowledge and hone his urgent and emergency care skills.

“Seeing people reach their highest potential of well-being as defined by them is what I love most about practicing medicine,” said O’Connor. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the team at BestMed, which has an outstanding reputation for ensuring quality care. I am excited to begin giving back to the Florence community where everyone has been so welcoming.”

Dr. Lyle Torguson, BestMed Medical Director of Primary Care Services, said O’Connor’s commitment to lifelong learning should be an inspiration to healthcare professionals everywhere.

“Brett is a tremendously accomplished medical professional,” said Torguson. To earn a third advanced degree after nearly thirty years of experience shows how committed he is to continued learning, collaboration, and self-improvement, which are three skills we value highly at BestMed. We are thrilled to have Brett as part of our team of trusted caregivers.”