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Our Faculty

Family medicine faculty includes seasoned clinicians from Hood River’s vital and well-respected federally qualified health center, One Community Health, as well as independent family medicine practice groups and local specialists.

The faculty is a very enthusiastic group of family medicine physicians, a number of whom have upwards of 20+ years of clinical and teaching experience in broad-spectrum family medicine. They are experts in patient-centered care, including routine and high risk obstetrics, surgical obstetrics, adult medicine, pediatric and neonatal care, geriatrics, behavioral health, and office procedures.

Specialty faculty are largely part of Providence Medical Group and private practice groups, and include disciplines of general and orthopedic surgery, Ob/Gyn, internal medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, urology, heme-onc, psychiatry, ENT, sports medicine and dermatology.

Core Faculty

Bob Gobbo, MD, Program Director

Robert Gobbo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his family practice residency at Santa Monica Medical Center. After doing an obstetrics fellowship in 1988, he began practicing in rural Oregon where he served as the medical director of La Clínica del Cariño (now One Community Health). He returned to California in 1993 as the associate director of the Merced Family Practice Residency at University of California Davis. However, in 2004 he came back to Oregon and joined the faculty of the Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency. In 2013 he left the Milwaukie program to launch the Providence Hood River Family Medicine Rural Training Program, which focuses on training full spectrum family medicine doctors.

Dr. Gobbo has had a passionate interest in maternity care his entire career and has delivered or supervised more than 5,000 babies’ births and performed more than 1000 cesarean sections. He has authored chapters in obstetrical textbooks, including the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics syllabus and the American Family Physician, and has been a core faculty member for the AAFP's Family Centered Maternity Care Conferences since 1995. Sadly for him and so many of his patients and colleagues, he made the decision to stop providing direct obstetrical care and surgical obstetrics as he has entered his 62nd year of life with some failing eye sight. Thankfully, he still intends to serve as the residency director for many more years and has recently transitioned a large part of his clinical practice to care of the elderly. He has become the medical director at our nursing home, the Hood River Care Center. This will provide our residents with expanded opportunities to learn how to care for this important population of patients. He remains a dedicated educator and steadfast supporter of his residents, and models enthusiasm, compassion, experienced clinical skills and a commitment to social justice.

Kealy_RyanRyan Kealy, MD, Faculty Hospitalist

Dr. Kealy is the Faculty Hospitalist for the residency program at Hood River Memorial Hospital. Originally from east Texas, Dr. Kealy spent a total of 12 years between active duty US Air Force and Texas Air National Guard, where he worked for the flight surgeon and was attached to an Air Transportable Hospital--a modern version of a MASH unit. He completed his undergrad at Texas State University, and medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. After finishing his family practice residency at Duke in North Carolina, he has been working as a Hospitalist for the past 6 years. Married, with 4 children ranging in age from 12 years to 8 months, he enjoys going to work to get away from his full time job of chauffeuring children to various sporting events.

Constance_SerraConnie Serra, MD, Associate Program Director and Lead Clinician and Core Faculty at One Community Health

Dr. Serra holds a medical degree from Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed the Family Medicine Residency Program (Rural Training Track) at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Klamath Falls, OR, as well as an obstetric fellowship at OHSU. She currently serves as medical director of One Community Health, the clinical home for the residency program, which she leads with heart, humor and panache. The residents honored her with the faculty of the year award in 2020. She is an avid adrenaline junkie and enjoys just going fast – running, skiing, mountain biking, skate skiing and kayaking and talking. She is completing her Integrative Medicine fellowship this year and teaches us all about the importance of meditation, our microbiome and loving your dog and cat.

Kate McKenna, MD, MPH, Core Faculty at One Community Health

Dr. McKenna comes to us after completing her family medicine residency at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR. As someone with a passion for public health, she is thrilled to be part of a community health care team that’s focused on individual health and the health of our whole population, both local and global. Dr. McKenna is equally excited to serve in a small community, where she’s able to easily deliver personable care, seeing patients in both the hospital and our health center. Professional interests include: obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, whole family care, preventive medicine, and office procedures. Prior to her residency, she attended medical school at Tufts University in Boston. Here, she earned her degree in public health, writing her thesis work on diabetes prevention in Guatemala. Between graduate school and college, she served in the Peace Corps both in the Pacific Islands and in Guatemala, specializing in community development and infrastructure for family health. Dr. McKenna’s undergraduate degrees include a bachelor’s in Latin American History. She’s fluent in Spanish and is enthusiastic to keep that skill sharpened while serving patients under our care. In her spare time, Dr. McKenna capitalizes on all the local outdoor recreation and also pursues her music interests. You might be surprised to learn she’s a talented fiddler who also has a knack for playing the Irish whistle.

Hankins_CorindaCorinda Hankins, MD, Pediatrician

Dr. Hankins received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Washington and Lee University in Virginia. She earned her M.D. at Indiana University Medical School and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson to complete her residency in Pediatrics. In addition, she completed an additional year of study in Chicago for Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Hankins moved to Hood River with her husband in 2003. Since then, she has continued her work in inpatient pediatric medicine at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland. Previously she worked at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and Northwest Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She has an incredible bedside manner and is a dedicated educator, always making time to ensure that the residents are learning.

Parker_GregGreg Parker, MD

Dr. Parker received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Portland. He spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working at a women’s shelter in Washington DC, and then attended medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He completed a family medicine residency at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA with a clinical focus on underserved and marginalized populations. He is a fount of wit, wisdom, and a clinical pearls. Greg is the co-lead physician for our Medication Assistant Team for patients with Substance Use disorder and is one of our obstetrical providers and faculty.

Mariah McAlister, MD

Mariah joined the Faculty at One Community Health in Hood River after graduating from our program in 2018. She chose family medicine as it was a natural fit for her holistic perspective on health and the importance she places on sustained relationships with her patients. Mariah has specific interests in integrative medicine, women's health, office-based procedures, palliative care and global health. The Hood River Rural Training Program was a perfect fit for her sense of adventure, her passion for working with underserved populations, her love of the outdoors, and her desire to work with like-minded, compassionate and inspired practitioners. She feels extremely lucky to have found a program with so many excellent, kind teachers and role models--a program that fosters individual growth within a supportive community. Mariah has gladly taken on the role of organizing the clinic and call schedule for One Community Health and our residents. When not working, Mariah can be found playing outside with her husband and two young children. She is known for attempting to cook endless amounts of vegetables from her CSA, or attending social and community events in the Gorge.

Fauth_MollyMiriam (Molly) Fauth, MD

Dr. Fauth received a bachelor’s degree from Linfield College, a medical degree from the University of New Mexico, and completed her residency at Cascades East Family Practice in Klamath Falls, OR. She joined One Community Health in 2005 and feels exceedingly fortunate to have landed her dream job directly out of residency. Dr. Fauth has special interests in social determinants of health, health care equity, preventive health, and particularly enjoys maternity and pediatric patients. As a preceptor, she is a brilliant clinician with a knack for making patients and residents feel at ease. In 2018, Molly was awarded the Family Physician of the Year for Oregon. As a mother of two teenage boys, community leader, president of the Hospital Medical staff to name a few, we just call her Wonder Woman.

Speck_NatalieNatalie Speck, MD

Originally from Salem, Oregon, Dr. Speck holds a degree in Biology from California Lutheran University, a medical degree from the University of Vermont School of Medicine, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University affiliate in Klamath Falls. She enjoys outdoor activities with her dog Nikha, including skiing, biking, hiking, and mushroom hunting. A special area of medical interest for Dr. Speck is folk and herbal medicine and the possible uses of these in providing culturally relevant care to her patients. What she loves about One Community Health: “Our patients share their stories and trust with us, I get to work with providers that are compassionate and clinically excellent, and that I get to speak Spanish for much of the day.” Natalie is the lead for our integrative medicine curriculum and works closely with our Population Health department at One Community Health. She loves soccer and plays locally in a competitive league and also is an avid Portland Timbers and Thorns fan.

Acosta_OrlandoOrlando Acosta, MD

Dr. Acosta holds a B.S. in Biology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, graduated from medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond in 1992 and completed a residency at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA in 1995. He is a classic, well rounded family medicine doc, providing excellent full spectrum care, notably providing general maternity care and surgical obstetric care at Hood River Memorial hospital since 1995. He is proud to say that his 3 lovely daughters were born in the same hospital and raised in this wonderful town of Hood River. He is fluent in Spanish, loves skiing and mountain biking, and is the lead bass in in the local band of the residency (the Funkship) where he shares the stage with his wife Melody as well as other medical professionals in Hood River.