Providers James Weeks Medical Doctor Dr. Weeks attended medical school at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. After medical school, he completed a residency i... Read more James Weeks Dr. Weeks attended medical school at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. After medical school, he completed a residency in Family Practice at Memorial Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas where he won the Spinks Award for Outstanding Resident. After Residency, Dr. Weeks wanted to practice in a remote area so he chose Nome, Alaska with a population of around 3,000 and the nearest specialist was 500 miles away. He spent seven adventurous years in Nome, then moved to Richland Center, Wisconsin. Richland Center was a great experience in another small community with a population of 7,000. After six years in Wisconsin, Dr. Weeks moved to Prineville, Oregon in 2002 to be closer to his family. He enjoyed his seven years practicing in Prineville, however the hospital stopped offering Obstetrical services which was a large part of its practice and a passion of Dr. Weeks’, so he moved his practice to Bend, OR. Dr. Weeks designed and built our current office which opened in September 2010. With his many years of experience in rural settings with no specialty services available, he has become quite comfortable with a wide range of services including Obstetrical, Newborn care, Dermatology, Orthopedics and Chronic Disease management. In Dr. Weeks’ spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and loves all the outdoor activities Central Oregon has to offer. Kirsten Heron Physician Assistant Kirsten Heron earned her bachelor's degree from Boston College in Massachusetts. She decided to pursue a career in medicine and gr... Read more Kirsten Heron Kirsten Heron earned her bachelor's degree from Boston College in Massachusetts. She decided to pursue a career in medicine and graduated in 2003 with her Physician's Assistant degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Kirsten has been practicing as a PA for 13 years and loves helping the sick and wounded. Kirsten began working at Weeks Family Medicine as part of the opening team in 2010. She has continued to be an integral part of the clinic and loves caring for her patients. Kirsten grew up in Portland, OR and lived much of her life in Bend, OR as well. She loves living in Bend where she is married to her husband and is a mother of two children. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, white water rafting and is an avid skier. Candice Pacheco Family Nurse Practitioner Candice Pacheco graduated with her Master's degree in nursing from Frontier Nursing University. She is board certified as a Family... Read more Candice Pacheco Candice Pacheco graduated with her Master's degree in nursing from Frontier Nursing University. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Oregon. Her medical background includes paramedicine, emergency nursing, and women's health. She has worked with Weeks Family Medicine for the past two years where she cares for patients of all ages, including antenatal, newborn and pediatric care. She moved from Orlando six years ago with her husband and three children. She also serves on the board of Central Oregon Advanced Practice Providers, a local organization for providers in central Oregon for networking and education. Candice spends her free time with her family, occasionally baking and making vegetarian dishes. Kendra Owens Family Nurse Practitioner Kendra Owens graduated from Concordia University in Milwaukee, WI with her Masters of Nursing in 2013. She worked in Wisconsin as ... Read more Kendra Owens Kendra Owens graduated from Concordia University in Milwaukee, WI with her Masters of Nursing in 2013. She worked in Wisconsin as an Oncology/Hematology Nurse Practitioner for 2 years and then decided to make the long journey to live in Bend, OR in 2014. Kendra is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Oregon. She started working at Weeks Family Medicine in June 2014 and has loved every minute of it. Kendra is married to her husband of 3 years, has two energetic dogs and recently welcomed a new baby into her family. For fun, she and her husband love to be outdoors hiking, paddle boarding, camping, skiing and snowboarding. Kendra is passionate about traveling and has been fortunate enough to travel all over Europe, Mexico and spent some time volunteering with Hope without Boarders in Tanzania, Africa. Jennifer Nelson Family Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Nelson attended Seattle University where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. She spent five years in t... Read more Jennifer Nelson Jennifer Nelson attended Seattle University where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. She spent five years in the Redmond School District as a registered school nurse where she developed a love for caring for children with special needs and concussion management. Jenn’s passion for caring for children led her to earn a Masters Degree in Nursing at Frontier Nursing University. Jenn recently graduated and is now the newest Family Nurse Practitioner at Weeks Family Medicine. Jenn is a native to Bend and graduated from Mountain View High School. She loves living in Bend and being able to serve the community where she grew up. In her free time, Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband and son, doing all the things that Bend has to offer including hiking, cross country skiing, and story time at the library. Leah Umnitz Family Nurse Practitioner / Expert Nurse Injector Leah is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Expert Nurse Injector at Weeks Family Medicine, where she treats the perso... Read more Leah Umnitz Leah is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Expert Nurse Injector at Weeks Family Medicine, where she treats the person as a whole, to include mental, spiritual and physical health. Leah is very intrigued by all modalities of healing and uses this in all aspects of medicine to include primary care to cosmetic medicine. Her goals in cosmetic medicine is to make the client look refreshed, rested and healthy. Leah has had the pleasure of prestigious Master training with Dr. De Maio and Dr. Humphry in cosmetic injectable medicine. She also has taught and inspired leaders in the industry and never misses an opportunity to get up to date training in the ever-changing cosmetic world. In her free time, Leah enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling, especially with her children and husband. Julie St. Clair Licensed Professional Counselor Julie St. Clair is a Montana native with 20+ years of experience working in the profession of helping patients with mental health ... Read more Julie St. Clair Julie St. Clair is a Montana native with 20+ years of experience working in the profession of helping patients with mental health and substance abuse issues, and is happy to be back living and working in Central Oregon. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, as both clinician and manager. Julie relocated here in January 2016 from Vancouver, Washington, where she worked as a clinical services manager for Kaiser Permanente. Julie has been working at the La Pine Community Health Center as their first Behavioral Health Consultant within a primary care setting. She is excited about working in this integrated setting, where being trauma informed is both a clinic goal and clinic value. She will now take this experience into her position at the Weeks Family Medicine Clinic. Personally, Julie has an adult daughter - a recent graduate also in counseling, living in Bend as well. Julie loves the outdoors, finding time to walk, bike, hike and play tennis. She also makes jewelry and finds the therapeutic value in creativity most rewarding! Nicole Landis Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Nicole graduated from Antioch University with a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and graduated from Seattle Pacific Un... Read more Nicole Landis Nicole graduated from Antioch University with a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Nicole has been working in the mental health field for over 7 years in various settings such as outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric units, schools, the emergency room, and has significant experience working with adolescents in therapy as well patients in crisis. Nicole helps to guide patients in recognizing their strengths and values so they can thrive in their everyday life. In her free time Nicole enjoys spending most of her time outside hiking and exploring with her dog. Kathy Cole Advanced Aesthetics Laser Technician Kathy began her career as an Esthetician, quickly moving to a Certified Advanced Aesthetician/Laser Technician, and finally an Adv... Read more Kathy Cole Kathy began her career as an Esthetician, quickly moving to a Certified Advanced Aesthetician/Laser Technician, and finally an Advanced Aesthetics Instructor in the Aesthetics industry. Kathy has knowledge of various skin care therapies, including laser hair removal, skin tightening treatments, fractional & non-fractional laser skin resurfacing, IPL, laser vein removal, and chemical peels, to name a few. She loves our IPL photo-facials because you can see improvements after the very first treatment. Kathy not only believes in treatments in office, but also puts a strong emphasis on using a skincare regimen at home in order to reach optimal results. Kathy is results driven and creates customized treatment plans designed to get her clients the best possible results while considering every situation, lifestyle, and budget. Rest assured that she is providing the most comfortable and memorable service to guarantee that clients feel welcomed from the second they interact with her. Outside of work, Kathy enjoys rollerblading, hiking, & mountain biking with family & friends. McKenzie Lighty Licensed Massage Therapist McKenzie Lighty, a native to Bend Oregon has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2008 when she graduated from the Ashland Ins... Read more McKenzie Lighty McKenzie Lighty, a native to Bend Oregon has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2008 when she graduated from the Ashland Institute of Massage, in Ashland Oregon. Her unique style integrates training in several Western and Eastern modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point acupressure massage, myofascial and connective tissue release, TMJ, craniosacral, Thai foot reflexology, and Thai yoga massage. She has an extensive knowledge of kinesiology and incorporates this into her practice. McKenzie believes we all contain an innate capability to heal and uses an intuitive approach to create the ideal environment for the body to release and let go. Through compassionate and careful listening she addresses physical and energetic issues, gently ushering your body towards its own natural healing abilities and opening up the potential for deep releasing of all kinds. McKenzie believes a good massage therapist has a combination of passion, knowledge, and intuition. She has a high degree of sensitivity towards others and continually works to expand her knowledge in order to provide her clients with the greatest level of care possible. She strives to make each session on her table meaningful for your life that day, guiding your body towards balance and relaxation."I am here to help release the pain, quiet the mind, and bring awareness." Beth Lyons Licensed Massage Therapist Beth Lyons has worked in the healing arts for more than 15 years. She is a licensed massage therapist, Ayurvedic Health Practitio... Read more Beth Lyons Beth Lyons has worked in the healing arts for more than 15 years. She is a licensed massage therapist, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and a certified yoga instructor and life coach with a strong focus on holistic healing. She studied Massage at Aloha School of Massage in Maui Hawai’i and studied, Lomilomi, Orthopedic, Orthobiotomy, Swedish, Prenatal, Thai and Hawaiian backwalking. Beth began her Ayurveda training in Kerala, India, and continued her studies with Dr. Ganesh an Ayurveda Physician and Nutritional Immuno Neuro Endocrinology Expert and Yoga Awareness in Maui, Hawai'i. She is a practitioner of Reiki and Jorei’ as well as a Dona Doula. A native of Ohio trained in India, Hawai'i, Thailand and New York City, Beth offers a unique blend of expertise and a lifelong passion for yoga and healing. Beth lives in Bend with her husband Paul and two children, Lucy (6) and Jack (4). Arieyl McCormack Licensed Massage Therapist Arieyl graduated from C.O.C.C. in 2015 with a license in Massage Therapy. Arieyl enjoys mixing modalities to achieve the best resu... Read more Arieyl McCormack Arieyl graduated from C.O.C.C. in 2015 with a license in Massage Therapy. Arieyl enjoys mixing modalities to achieve the best results for her clients while working with each individual to make them feel their best. Arieyl is educated in Cupping, Guah Sha, Deep tissue, Prenatal, & Point work, along with different stretching techniques. Arieyl feels it is important to leave her clients relaxed after a body work appointment by finishing the session with a scalp massage. In her free time, Arieyl enjoys rock hunting, collecting plants, hiking, and spending time with her kiddos doing anything creative with them.