Our team uses a collaborative approach to treating and caring for patients.
The Columbia Gorge was a natural fit for Dr. McCarthy, who grew up in a small town in Wyoming, and developed a love for the Northwest while attending medical school in Seattle. An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. McCarthy enjoys spending her free time as an equestrian, hiking, white water rafting, skiing, and traveling. She moved to Oregon in 2015, when she met and married a local man.
Family is a priority for Dr. McCarthy, who lives with her husband, Luke, and their beloved dogs. Dr. McCarthy decided to pursue a career in medicine when she felt drawn to science throughout her education, and loved the tactile nature of surgery.
Her surgical interests are breast surgery for cancer and benign disease, as well as minimally invasive laparoscopy, which includes foregut (stomach) antireflux procedures, colorectal procedures, gallbladder and more. She is also trained in thyroid and parathyroid disease.
Dr. McCarthy enjoys being able to see noticeable change in her patients, and loves that she can see her patients through a varying level of acuity. She is also currently working toward an advanced certification for breast imaging, biopsy and partial breast radiation.
Dr. Proctor says she feels a special connection to her patients with breast-related health issues. She enjoys being part of a multi-disciplinary team, with the common goal of delivering the highest level of care.
Dr. Stelzer is a leading expert in the application of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) the technology used at Celilo that shapes radiation beams more precisely to spare surrounding tissue.