HERMISTON — A new physician is helping expand access to medical services at Gifford Urgent Care.
Matthew P. Carlson, D.O. has joined the Gifford team after previously working as a family physician at the clinic at Touro University in Henderson, Nevada and as an associate professor in the department of primary care.
Before becoming a physician, Carlson first pursued a bachelor’s degree in English while moonlighting as an EMT and later a full-time paramedic, until deciding to pursue a degree in osteopathic medicine from Touro University.
Carlson will serve patients with urgent but not emergency-room-level injuries — including fractures, sprains, burns and cuts — at Gifford Urgent Care, located at 1050 W. Elm Ave, Suite 110, in Hermiston. Urgent Care hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 541-567-2995.