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 Nurse
Kristi loves being a pediatric nurse. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1995, graduating from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. In addition, she has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington in 1998. Kristi is married to a wonderful husband and has two amazing children. She has worked in a variety of areas of nursing since getting her nursing degree and Pediatrics is her absolute favorite. She loves the long term relationship that is built at this clinic between families and staff. She feels it is very rewarding watching patients as they grow up and being their nurse.