Columbia Pacific CCO welcomes new medical director

ASTORIA—Safina Koreishi, MD, has been named medical director for Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization.

“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Koreishi on board,” says Mimi Haley, executive director of Columbia Pacific CCO. “Her extensive clinical experience, combined with her background in public health, will be a huge asset to our team.”

“This is a great opportunity for me to contribute my skills to an underserved area,” says Dr. Koreishi. “I love the area, the medical community and the collaborative work environment. I’m especially excited for the opportunity to help transform and improve our local health system.”

For the past three years, Dr. Koreishi was interim medical director at Neighborhood Health Center in Portland, where she also worked as a family practice physician. Before that, she was a physician at Rosewood Family Health Center. Dr. Koreishi earned her medical degree from University of Buffalo, and completed a residency in family medicine residency at OHSU. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from Portland State University.

Although her office will be in Portland, Dr. Koreishi expects to travel frequently to areas served by Columbia Pacific CCO in Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook counties. Starting in July, she also will practice family medicine one day a week at OHSU Family Medicine at Scappoose.

About Columbia Pacific CCO

Established in September 2012, Columbia Pacific CCO coordinates health services for more than 21,000 Oregon Health Plan members in Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook and coastal Douglas counties (Reedsport). For more information, please visit www.colpachhealth.org.

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