NEWS from The Corvallis Clinic
May 18, 2018
Ms. Powell provides comprehensive treatment of urinary incontinence with evaluation and treatment for stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or overactive bladder in women. She also assesses bladder/urethra performance (urodynamic testing) for both men and women.
A Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation, Ms. Powell comes to The Clinic from Linn-Benton Community College where she had been on the Nursing Program’s faculty since 2016. She also practiced at Samaritan Health’s OB/GYN Clinic in Albany from 2014 to 2016.
Ms. Powell earned a Master of Science in Nursing, Women’s Primary Health Nurse Practitioner, with minor in Nursing Education, from the University of California-San Francisco in 1994.
“My approach to care is respectful, non-judgmental and holistic,” she said. “I care about people and do my very best to provide excellent, confidential medical care. My patients like me, and I like them. They find me comfortable to talk with, trust me, and know that I will advocate for them.”
Ms. Powell enjoys hiking, music and tending her garden. A speaker of limited clinical Spanish, she has volunteered to provide medical care in Latin America.
She has also held the following positions: Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Quality Improvement in Healthcare, University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, 2013-2016; The Permanente Medical Group, Certified Nurse Midwife, Kaiser-Central Valley, CA, 2010-2012; The Permanente Medical Group & Kaiser Hospital Foundation Professional Development and Risk Management, 2002-2010; University of California, School of Medicine, Research Nurse Practitioner, 1990-1999; and Clinical Practice Nurse Practitioner, San Francisco Bay Area, 1986-1990.
Ms. Powell also has earned the following degrees and certifications: Nurse Midwife Certification, Education Program Associates, San Jose State University, Campbell, CA, 1998; Nurse Practitioner Certification, Women’s Health, Education Program Associates, San Jose State University, Campbell, CA, 1986; and Associate of Science, Registered Nurse, Contra Costa Community, San Pablo, CA, 1983.
The Corvallis Clinic, an independent, physician-led medical group, is a comprehensive multi-specialty organization, serving Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. It offers more than 100 board-certified providers and advanced professionals in 27 specialties at 10 area locations. As the fourth-largest area employer, The Clinic has 600 employees.