McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: (503) 472-1338
Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm
Exception: Closed every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For urgent issues after hours, current patients can call 800-876-6577 to speak to a provider. If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
To contact your care team, please use this directory.
Phone: (503) 883-4700
Monday: 7am – 6pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 7am – 6pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Friday: 7:00am – 6pm
Sunisa Chanyaputhipong, MD
Doctor Sunisa Chanyaputhipong joined Virginia Garcia in May 2005. Dr. Chanyaputhipong practices full-spectrum family medicine and enjoys the variety of patients she sees. She values the therapeutic relationships she forms with her patients and strives to keep her patients educated about their health conditions and encourages them to optimize their health. She believes strongly in preventive medicine, family planning and vaccinations. In her spare time, she enjoys karate, traveling, and photographing her children.
- Residency Training: Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, Family Practice Residency (2001-2004)
- Medical School: University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland Bachelor of Medicine,
Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics (2001)
- Undergraduate: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (1996)
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine
Languages: English, Thai, medical Spanish, conversational Mandarin Chinese
Kelly Crawford, DO
Doctor Kelly Crawford joined Virginia Garcia in September of 2014. Dr. Crawford believes all patients deserve the best care regardless of their ability to pay. Her medical interests include helping patients partner in their health, natural remedies, behavior changes to promote health, and chronic disease management. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, playing with her two kids, and spending time with her husband.
Medical Training: Des Moines University, College of Osteopathy (2006)
Residency: Genesys Regional Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Board Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
Specialty: Internal medicine (ages 16 and up)
Education: B.S in General Science and Minor in Psychology 2012 Oregon State University
M.S in Physician Assistant Studies 2017 Pacific University
Certifications: Board certified nationally as a Physician Assistant as well as licensed by the Oregon Medical Board to practice in Oregon
Memberships and Associations: Oregon Medical Board, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Physician Assistants
Background: I am an Oregon native and enjoy all of the outdoor activities that our beautiful state has to offer. I enjoy working with undeserved populations with chronic and complicated disease and being a partner in their journey towards health. I get fulfillment in providing compassionate care to those who would otherwise not have their needs met if it weren’t for clinics like Virginia Garcia.
Alice Hamilton, MSN, CPNP
Nurse Practitioner Alice Hamilton specializes in pediatrics. She spent three years in the Pediatric Pulmonary Center of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and went on to serve as a United States Air Force Captain for three years. She had a 20-year career with Kaiser Permanente and came on board with Virginia Garcia three years ago.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health Science University School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida in Gainesville School of Nursing
Margo Pipher, DO
Doctor Margo Pipher joined Virginia Garcia in 2008 with a primary focus in Internal Medicine. She enjoys caring for medically complex adults and is honored to provide the highest quality of individualized care she can to each patient. She is proud of and committed to Virginia Garcia’s common goal of raising the standard of health care in our underserved community.
At home, she enjoys all types of outdoor activities, reading medical journals and spending time with family.
- Internal Medicine Residency / Internship: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at Santa Clara, California
- Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania: Doctorate Degree
- Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon: BS Degree in Biology/Chemistry
Certifications: Medical License from the State of Oregon
Doctorate Degree in Osteopathic Medicine
Board Certified by American Osteopathic Association
Previously Registered Respiratory Therapist (ICU focus) in the state of Oregon for 15 years
Languages: English and Spanish
Michael Schiferl, MD
Doctor Michael Schiferl joined Virginia Garcia in October of 2009. Dr. Schiferl’s medical interests include international medicine and medical relief, community health, pediatrics, and obstetrics. Having worked for community health for nearly 10 years, Michael joined Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Clinics to continue his interest and commitment to community health and helping the underserved both locally and overseas. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, nature, photography, motorcycling and touring, and travel.
- University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI (2001) Medical Doctorate
- Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK (2006) Diploma in Tropical Medicine
Residency: Stanislaus Family Practice Residency, University of California-Davis, Modesto, CA (2004) Family Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine (2014)
Language: English and Spanish, Italian and Thai
Linda Wheeler, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife Linda Wheeler joined Virginia Garcia in 2004. She has a keen interest in women’s health care. Linda particularly enjoys performing well-woman examinations (including Pap smears) during which women can talk about family planning, gynecological issues, and sexual health. Linda is fascinated by the unique issues each woman brings to her clinic visit and appreciates the opportunity to influence their health. Having lived in Brazil and visited Central America and Africa, Linda joined Virginia Garcia to work with and learn from women of many cultures.
Nurse-midwifery training: University of Mississippi
Certification: American College of Nurse-Midwives
Languages: English and Spanish
Specialty: Family Medicine (ages 10 and up)
Education: Pacific University 2017- Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Portland State University 2014- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (2017)
Background: Angelia’s main medical interests include preventative medicine, working with adolescents and the interplay between lifestyle and chronic diseases. In her personal life she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Serena S. Mull, D.M.D.
Doctor Serena S. Mull joined Virginia Garcia in November 2006 in the newly opened McMinnville dental clinic. Dr. Mull finds providing dental care to underserved communities extremely rewarding. During her eight years at Virginia Garcia she’s had the opportunity to watch many of her young patients grow up. Dr. Mull is passionate about the Virginia Garcia mission and is honored to work with such an excellent team. In her limited spare time she enjoys art projects, historical research and spending time with friends and family.
Dental Training: OHSU-School of Dentistry 2003
Board Certification: Oregon Board of Dentistry (2014)
Languages: English and Spanish (I’m learning…)
Michelle Nguyen, DMD
Dr. Michelle Nguyen joined Virginia Garcia in September of 2014. Following her community health rotation, Michelle was very excited to join Virginia Garcia as a full-time dentist. She truly believes in Virginia Garcia’s mission and vision and wanted to be a part of providing quality dental care to those with the greatest need. Michelle also enjoys working with children and delights in the funny and clever things they say.
Michelle loves to travel. Some of her favorite places include Vietnam and Ecuador. While not at work, you might find her working on various art projects. She also enjoys tennis, rock-climbing, hiking, calligraphy, and is currently learning how to snowboard.
Dental Training: Oregon Health & Science University: DMD June 2014
Board Certification: Oregon Board of Dentistry
Languages: English and Spanish