Eugene, OR – January 18, 2021 – BestMed, a provider of high-quality, convenient primary and urgent care services in the Western United States, has announced the addition of Rich Hamblin, PA-C, to its team of healthcare providers. Hamblin will begin accepting patients at BestMed’s Klamath Falls clinic, located at 3737 Shasta Way, Ste A, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603. With the addition of Hamblin, BestMed will begin offering primary health care services at the Klamath Falls clinic.
Hamblin brings BestMed over seventeen years of experience as a licensed physician assistant, focusing on primary care for family practices in underserved communities. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, he graduated from the Bouve College of Health Sciences, an accredited physician assistant master’s program at Northeastern University in Massachusetts. Hamblin began his clinical career as an EMT and a hemodialysis technician at a Kidney Dialysis Center in Napa, California. He then served as a certified physician assistant in both family medicine and urgent care settings in several medical practices throughout Oregon before joining BestMed.
“At this stage in my career, joining BestMed, I feel like I am exactly where I want and need to be,” said Hamblin. “I have long been aware of BestMed’s reputation as a quality healthcare system with a focused commitment to rural and underserved communities. I am thrilled to be part of a team known for its excellence and am excited to bring my style of compassionate care to BestMed patients.”
BestMed Medical Director of Primary Care Services, Dr. Lyle Torguson, said he knew that Hamblin was the ideal addition to BestMed the first time they spoke.
“Rich has a unique way of making patients feel comfortable and comforted in his presence,” said Dr. Torguson. “He is knowledgeable and practical, generous, and genuine, and we could not be happier to call him a member of BestMed. Adding Rich to our team means that we can provide patients in the Klamath Falls region a reliable primary care offering, helping us to further our commitment of ensuring quality, family patient care in Southwestern, Oregon.”