The office will be closed Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th, returning to normal business hours Monday, May 11th due to patient parking lot renovations.

If you have an emergency dial 911. If you have a non-emergent issue that cannot wait until Monday, call 541-687-8581 and you will be connected to the on call answering service.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are hopeful you will be pleased with the new paved parking lot when you return to the clinic for your next appointment.

A Message From Dr. Copperman- 5/4/2020

There is some good news with regards to the COVID-19 virus in our area.  It is the current impression of both me and the county health officer that there is currently very little transmission of covid in our community, however the potential exists for it to recur and spread rapidly if we stop social distancing.

We will not be seeing patients with possible covid symptoms in the main office to protect other patients and staff.  We have outfitted a trailer for those patients with symptoms, and can’t be well managed with a televisit. 

With my current guestimate there is less than a 1 in 1000 chance that a person with no symptoms would be contagious. If both the patient and I wear masks, and use good handwashing techniques I feel it is safe enough to see patients in the office who are feeling well. We are available for general health exams, immunizations, blood draws, in addition to televisits.

We will not be using the waiting room. Patients are to wait for their visits in their cars. Please call from the parking lot when you arrive.  When ready we will take your temperature, ask you to sanitize your hands, and put on your own mask prior to entering the office. We will bring you directly into the exam room, which will have been sanitized prior to your visit.

We look forward to seeing you in person!

Click here to read the complete letter.

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID 19

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

Click here to see Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams share ways to create your own mask.

Click here for  more directions on how to properly make and wear a cloth mask.

We care about you, and we care for each other.  We are taking all of the steps we can to safeguard your health and ours while dealing with the COVID epidemic.

If you have a non-urgent medical concern, we are offering telemedicine visits. Your provider will be able to see you and talk with you, without endangering you. These virtual visits will be billed.

A trailer has been placed in the front of the clinic for visits with patients who have symptoms. In this way we will not expose any other patients or staff to the Corona Virus inadvertently.

If you have a new problem, we can bring you into the office for evaluation.  We ask that you let us know if you feel ill or if you are recovering from a cold or flu, or have a sore throat, cough, or any other respiratory symptoms. If you do need to come into the office you will be in an uncrowded clean environment. We ask that you let us take your temperature at the door. If you have a cough or other respiratory symptoms please wait and call us from your car.

If you get sick, and need our guidance with regards to possible COVID infection, we ask that you call us and have a telemedicine visit with a provider.

We love you very much, and will be here to care for you.

Click here to read his letter in entirety.

Telemedicine Visits Will be Offered Starting March 20th.

Please call the office at 541-687-8581 to inquire about an appointment.

Click here for complete instructions on setting up your telemedicine visit.

For telemedicine visits you will need to download the "Go to Meeting" app on your electronic device.

https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/join-meeting

 

You are likely hearing news surrounding the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures local health officials, government, businesses and individuals are taking to safeguard the health of our community. Click here to review the steps South Hilyard Clinic has taken to care for our patients in response to the outbreak.

Lane County Public Health Announces a Community Call Center for Coronavirus Questions

The call center is available for non-emergency calls related to COVID-19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. This number is NOT for scheduling to be tested. The phone number is 541-682-1380.

Click her for more information: https://www.lanecountyor.gov/coronavirus

Protect Yourself from Viruses Circulating in the Community

Stay home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache, cough and runny nose. Avoiding contact with others, and visits to medical offices will help protect you and others from possible viruses such as cold, flu and Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • If you develop fever (over 101 degrees), cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly.
  • If you feel you need to be seen by a health care provider call ahead. Calling in advance will help us direct you to the right health facility.

Basic Protective Measures Against the New Coronavirus

Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others, especially the elderly. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and warm water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth- Your hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth and enter your body.

Maintain social distancing- Try to keep at least 3 feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. If you are too close, you can breath in the droplets that may contain viruses.

Practice respiratory hygiene- Make sure you, and the people around you cover their mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing. If using a tissue dispose of immediately.

If you have a fever (over 101 degrees), cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you feel you should be seen by a medical provider call in advance.

Click on the link below for more local current information regarding COVID-19

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

 

There's Still Time to Protect Yourself From the Flu!

Flu shots are the most effective way to prevent the flu and its complications.Our providers agree with the Centers for Disease Control and recommend everyone 6 months of age or older be vaccinated against influenza every year.  Influenza is a respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, particularly to young children, and older adults. Call the office at 541-687-8581 to set up a time that works for you to stop in and get vaccinated. Click here for more information about the flu shot.

Please Welcome Our New Provider!

Brittany Alloway, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

We're accepting new patients and have same day appointments available. We are here for your urgent care needs!

Dr. Brittany Alloway will be joining the providers full time next fall. Dr. Alloway is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her bachelors degree from Oregon State University and completed medical school at Western University of Health Science. She is currently completing her residency program at Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. We are excited to have her!

Saturday Appointments

Clinic hours will be held on the following dates:

3/07/2020:  Meg Hamilton FNP-C

4/18/2020:  Meg Hamilton FNP-C

5/16/2020:  Meg Hamilton FNP-C

6/13/2020:  Meg Hamilton FNP-C

Regular Business Hours

Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies?

Today's pollen count.
Click here for more information on what you can do to help with seasonal allergies.

Do You Have 11 Minutes, 20 Seconds to Exercise Three Times a Week?

Major advances in exercise physiology have developed in the last five years revolving around the health benefits of interval training. There are major health benefits to adding this short exercise regimen we all can make time for.

Click here to read our blog by Dr. Copperman.

Why Immunize?

At South Hilyard Clinic we believe in evidence based medicine, and evidence shows immunizations greatly reduce disease. For more information and recommended vaccine schedules please click on the links below: 

Why Vaccinate

Vaccine Schedules

Understand the Risk and Responsibilites if You Choose Not to Vaccinate

Need a Commercial Driver's License?

All interstate CMV drivers must have their physical examination performed by a certified medical examiner listed on the National Registry.

Call the office today at 541-687-8581 to get your exam scheduled with Jan Lintz, PAC.

Click here for more information regarding the new process.

Our Future Physicians

Recently many of our patients have enjoyed meeting some new people during their visits with Dr. Copperman. Over the past few years, Dr. Copperman has become increasingly active as a mentor for third- and fourth-year medical students at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Northwest in Lebanon.

We have found it very enriching to share not only our knowledge of medicine, but also to share the immense love and appreciation we have for you, our patients. Click here to read more about the program.

South Hilyard Medical Clinic

Family physicians, internist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant in Eugene, Oregon.

Our doctors, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and friendly staff welcome you to our South Eugene practice! We strive to offer high-quality medical care to each and every patient. The providers and staff at South Hilyard Clinic believe that all human beings have value. We found our practice on love and respect for all individuals, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, or socio-economic status. We strive to have relationships of mutual love and respect with our patients to the best of our ability.

We pay close and conscientious attention to the needs of all of our patients, medical and personal, and provide our services in the most caring and efficient manner possible.

Family Practice
Dr. Copperman started the South Hilyard family practice in 1978. In 2019 Dr. Alloway joined our team of doctors.  They provide complete health care services for male and female patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, and addresses all medical issues.

Nurse Practitioner
Our family nurse practitioner Meg Hamilton focus on disease prevention, health maintenance, and patient education. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who also has earned a master's or doctoral degree. Our FNPs have specialty training in family practice. Like physicians, they diagnose diseases, perform minor surgeries, interpret X-rays and laboratory results, develop treatment plans, and are authorized to write prescriptions and order tests.

Physician Assistant
Our certified physician assistant Jan Lintz is licensed by the state board of medicine to provide medical care as part of a collaborative team with a doctor. Physician assistants perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, prescribe medications, perform procedures, and provide patient education and counseling.