Northeast Oregon is perfect for those who love a drier climate. Summer days can range from 80-100 degrees, cooling quickly after sundown. Winters are cold, creating excellent snow conditions in the mountains.
Northeast Oregon hosts three ski areas: Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, Spout Springs, and Ferguson Ridge offer skiing (downhill and cross-country), snowmobiling and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Hiking, horseback riding and llama-trekking in the Wallowa Range is similar to the Swiss Alps!
The Baker City area is rich in Oregon Trail and gold mining history. Live in frontier country without giving up modern conveniences. In much of this region, cattle and sheep are more plentiful than people but high speed internet is still the norm. Eastern Oregon University is in nearby La Grande and community members speak highly of local schools.
The Baker Clinic
—serving Baker County since 1949
Providers build their practice around their lives and average 32-36 hours per week. The practice provides one evening clinic/per provider—open until 8pm—to give access to patients who otherwise have the ER as their only option. There is a rotating call schedule (non-ER) among the community's active staff of six doctors. The practice is reminiscent of medical practice the way we all thought it would be! We currently have affiliations with OHSU and Pacific University for student rotations.
The patient population is typical rural America: Heavier pediatrics and a growing geriatric population. Patients drive in from remote valleys and are grateful for care.
Outdoor recreation is immediately out the front door: Anthony Lakes Ski Area (dry powder!), Eagle Cap Wilderness, and Hells Canyon to name only a few. Popular area activities are skiing (water and snow), hiking, four season hunting, mountain biking, antiquing, and family camping.