As a student, Annalisa Hawthorne, DO, shadowed emergency department physicians. The variety of patients and conditions she observed led her to pursue a career in family medicine. “I wanted to help people of all ages,” she shares. “I enjoy treating individuals as well as families, which involves working across the full range of daily challenges.” In her practice, Dr. Hawthorne emphasizes treating the whole person. “Physical, mental, and environmental factors can all have a significant impact on health,” she offers. Dr. Hawthorne sees her role as guide and navigator through an often complex health care system. “I am passionate about patient education. When patients understand their health conditions, they are empowered to take control of their long-term well being.” Dr. Hawthorne earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Arizona State University and continued to the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for her medical degree. She completed her residency at Clarkson Family Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Hawthorne loves the rich variety of outdoor activities Oregon offers. When not at work, she enjoys hiking, visiting the coast, art, photography, and spending time with family.