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St. Luke’s Clinic – Eastern Oregon Medical Associates

Our team sees people of all ages, through all phases of life, whether you need preventive care or treatment for a specific condition or illness. We promote the concept of a medical home, emphasizing a continuous relationship with a personal physician coordinating care for both wellness and illness. We believe that knowing you over many years, and knowing your family, helps us understand how your healthcare impacts your life. 

Our clinic provides a wide scope of services, including wellness exams and physicals, women’s health, diabetes management, obstetrics, family planning, skin biopsies and lesion removal, vasectomy, occupational health, and more. We also provide a full spectrum of mental health services to patients of all ages. We have regular visits from the mobile mammography unit and welcome visiting providers, who offer specialty services close to home (or using telehealth technology) including: oncology, genetic counseling for hereditary cancers, and urology. And, our van makes daily trips from our clinic to St. Luke's Cancer Institute in Fruitland to take cancer patients to and from their appointments.

As a member of the National Health Services Corps, we promise to serve all patients. This means we promise to:

  • Offer discounted fees for qualifying patients. View the application for a list of locations offering these discounts (en Español)
  • Never discriminate in the provision of services to individuals based on their inability to pay, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Accept insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)


Walk-in Care

Our official office hours are listed in the white box below, but we also offer walk-in care without an appointment. 

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Location & Contact Info

    3950 17th St.
    Baker City, OR 97814
    (541) 523-1001
    Fax: (541) 523-1152

    Accepting New Patients

    Yes
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sat: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Referral Required

    Yes
  • Before Your Visit

  • For Current Patients

  • After-hours & Weekends

    We’re open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for urgent medical needs. In case of emergency, call 911 right away or go immediately to the nearest emergency department. 

    For non-emergency care, you can also call our office after clinic hours and speak with a registered nurse, who will assess your condition. The nurse is in contact with the on-call doctor, who has access to your medical records.

Are You Sick or Injured?

Symptom Checker

Use Our Symptom Checker for Advice

Our symptom checker offers educational information on various conditions, and provides advice regarding home care or first aid, when appropriate, as well as instructions on when you may need to call your provider, call 911, or go to an emergency department. It also offers dosage tables for common over-the-counter drugs.

The information in our symptom checker is designed with patient safety as the highest priority. Each care guide is reviewed by physicians, specialists and nurses for accuracy.

If you need additional advice regarding your sickness or injury, please contact your provider.

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Providers

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Trisha Eckman, MD specializes in family medicine with an emphasis on obstetrics, women's health, and pediatric care.

    Dr. Eckman is an Oregon native. Prior to medical school she earned her bachelor's degree from the College of Idaho.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Monte Anderson, PA-C specializes in family medicine and pediatrics. He earned his bachelor's degree in health science from Boise State University and his master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Oregon Health Sciences University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Neil Carroll, MD specializes in family medicine, including obstetrics, pediatrics, and women's health. He is also interested in sports and wilderness medicine. 

    Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Carroll earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Iowa State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Internal Medicine

    Biography

    K. LuAnn Cook, ANP is an adult nurse practitioner specializing in internal medicine with a geriatric focus. She has experience in cardiology and neurology and has worked with patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other movement disorders.

    LuAnn earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Portland and her master's degree in nursing from UCLA. She earned her post-master's certificate as an adult nurse practitioner from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She is a native of the Baker City area and is excited to serve her home town.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Dean N. Defrees, MD is a native to Baker County who enjoys caring for whole families and patients of every age, and has special interests in obstetrics, women's health, pediatrics, and treating hepatitis C.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Defrees studied biology at Oregon State University. In his free time, he enjoys helping with his family's cattle ranch and exploring eastern Oregon with his wife and family. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Korey V. Ham, DNP, NP-C is a nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Clinic–Eastern Oregon Medical Associates. He is trained in family medicine and has interests in diabetes management, gerontology, hospice and palliative care, as well as sexual and gender minority health.

    Korey earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing, and his doctorate in nursing practice, from Oregon Health and Science University. He is a native of Baker City and enjoys caring for his community.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Eric Lamb, MD specializes in family medicine, pediatrics, and endoscopy. He earned his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Oregon State University and worked as a pharmacist for four years. While in residency, Dr. Lamb worked in acute care and emergency medicine. He practiced as a family physician at Baker Clinic before co-founding Eastern Oregon Medical Associates in 2003.
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Biography

    Colleen M. McDonald, LCSW has experience treating both adults and children. She helps her patients learn skills to manage many conditions to improve their health, with particular focus on anxiety and depression. 

    Colleen earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology with a social work emphasis from Eastern Oregon University, and her master’s degree in social work from Portland State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    J. Daniel Smithson, MD specializes in family medicine, pediatrics, and diabetic education and management. Dr. Smithson practiced family medicine at Baker Clinic before co-founding Eastern Oregon Medical Associates.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Micah Thayn, PA-C specializes in family medicine with an emphasis on preventive medicine. He has particular interests in pediatric care and diabetes mellitus management. 

    Micah earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Laura M. Van Duker, PA-C specializes in family medicine, including adult and primary pediatric care. She has interests in women's health and preventive medicine. 

    Laura is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants. Prior to her medical education, she studied health sciences at Boise State University and psychology at Brigham Young University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Family Medicine

    Biography

    Lily Wittich, MD has interests in obstetric care, women's health, and both adult and pediatric care.

    Dr. Wittich is an Oregon native. She graduated from Baker High School in 2002, and studied psychology with minors in French and chemistry at the University of Oregon. She is excited to return home to practice. 

    In her free time, Dr. Wittich enjoys hiking, reading, swimming, and running.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Nutritional Counseling

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Access Your Mobile Medical Record Anytime, Anywhere

Sign up for a myChart account today!

With myChart, you’re able to view test results, contact your provider, request medication refills, schedule appointments and more. We encourage you to sign up for easy access to the tools and information you need to proactively manage your health. You can also set up online proxy access requests for medical records of children, spouses, or dependents.


There's also an easy-to-use myChart app available for your mobile devices!

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