Jo Anne Nielsen, MD, FAAP
Dr. Jo Anne Nielsen has delighted in serving in the Oregon City community and surrounding area for over 25 years. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1980. After finishing 2 years of pathology at Harbor General UCLA Medical Center, she completed her pediatric residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville in 1985. Subsequently she and her husband moved to Oregon, where they have reared 3 children. As a fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics since 1988, she recertified in 2009.
In addition to her private practice, she has been the chairman of the Pediatric Department and Medical Ethics Committee of the former Willamette Falls Hospital and was the medical director of the Clackamas Regional Health Systems. She has enjoyed training nurse practitioners and medical students and watching her diverse population of children blossom. Instructing first-time parents and empowering seasoned parents is such a pleasure! Believing in parental rights, she helps guide parents to make informed decisions. Whether dealing with eating disorders, behavior, sleep issues, asthma, or children born with disabilities, she finds all aspects of pediatrics intriguing.
For many years she has volunteered in various church activities, sung in choir, and served on a school board. Presently she leads a women’s hiking group and is the medical director for the Pregnancy Care Center in Canby and Molalla. In addition, she loves art, theater, reading, and travel.
Dr. Nielsen’s Medical Assistant
Traci attended Clackamas Community College and has been a Registered Medical Assistant for over ten years. You will find Traci working alongside Dr. Jo Anne Nielsen on Wednesday’s or providing services as a Care Coordinator here at our office. Traci loves working in Pediatrics! She enjoys teaching patients and families how to navigate the health care system, gathering information and resources to help them in times of need. Traci is married and has a son and nephew that she adores! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, gardening and walking. She also participates at her local race track in Woodburn, OR, where she drives her families’ 1963 Chevy Nova race car. She looks forward to helping you and your family with their health care needs and watching your family grow!