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Hospitalists

Your care as a Sky Lakes patient is important to us. Sky Lakes clinic providers concentrate on caring for you in outpatient settings and, so you get the best possible inpatient care, we rely on hospitalists.

A hospitalist is an expert in taking care of people while they are in the hospital and is available 24-7 to you or your loved one while here.

In addition to their core expertise managing the clinical problems of acutely ill, hospitalized patients, our hospitalists:

  • Provide prompt and complete attention to patient care needs including diagnosis, treatment and necessary medical procedures (within their scope of practice);
  • Collaborate, communicate and coordinate with other physicians and healthcare personnel caring for hospitalized patients;
  • Ensure the safe transition of patient care within the hospital, and from the hospital to the community, which may include oversight of care in post-acute care facilities.

Sky Lakes hospitalists share a sophisticated electronic medical record with area clinics as well as other hospitals in the state so your primary care provider knows what is happening with you in the hospital and the hospital provider has access to your clinic records and medications.

Our hospitalist team:

Grant Niskanen, MD, chief hospitalist and Sky Lakes VPMA, Director of the Hospitalist Program and a Sky Lakes vice president, is board certified in family practice and received his degree at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. He completed his residency at OHSU-Cascades East, Klamath Falls.

Lindsey Burwell, MD - Assistant Director of the Hospitalist Program, graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Portland and completed her residency at OHSU-Cascades East, Klamath Falls.

Matthew Edmonds, MD, completed his degree at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed his residency at OHSU-Cascades East, Klamath Falls.

Erin Gonzales, MD, received her medical degree from University of Colorado School of Medicine at Aurora, and completed her residency at OHSU-Cascades East, Klamath Falls.

Irina Iacobucci, MD, received her medical degree at Stavopol State Medical Academy in Russia, with an emphasis on pediatrics. She completed her residency at OHSU-Cascades East, Klamath Falls.

Ann Kellogg, DO, Assistant Director of the Hospitalist Program, completed her degree at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of The Pacific in California and completed her residency at OHSU-Cascades East, Klamath Falls.

Slavka Kucinska, MD, is board certified in Internal Medicine and received her medical degree from Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia. She completed her residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Jonathan Spicher, MD, received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine at Hershey, and completed his residency at OHSU-Cascades East, Klamath Falls.

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