Doctor Carla McKelvey, MD, is a pediatric physician who has served children and teenagers since 1996. Her team approach to care emphasizes respect for the expertise of patients and providers in making health care decisions.
“I’m a strong believer in team-based care. When we make health care decisions, or lifestyle decisions, it needs to be a group decision involving the provider, the parent and the patient,” said McKelvey.
Dr. McKelvey is an advocate for patients, providers and communities in rural regions. She is the regional associate dean for the Oregon Health and Science University Campus for Rural Health - South Coast. As a member of the Oregon Health Policy Board, she provides oversight for the Oregon Health Authority.
Her management experience includes positions at private and publicly funded health centers. At North Bend Medical Center in Coos Bay, Oregon, Dr. McKelvey was the medical director for the center’s grant-funded Care Management Program from 2009 to 2013. She also served as interim Quality Improvement Director for Waterfall Community Health Center in North Bend, Oregon.
Dr. McKelvey’s fascination with biology and medicine began in her youth. She is grateful to her husband of more than 35 years, Mark McKelvey, who supported her desire to pursue and education and career in health care.