Meet Our Providers
Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistant
Terry Copperman, MD
Dr. Terry Copperman was born in New York City, and enjoyed the snowy winters of Buffalo until age thirteen, when his family moved to Mill Valley, California. He attended the University of California-Santa Cruz and graduated from medical school at the University of Hawaii, where he met his wife, Lynne. A resident of Eugene for 35 years, his family practice is known for the quality of attention and personal warmth he offers each patient, young and old. He focuses his care on prevention, and believes in the benefits of helping patients realize a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
"My guiding principles are simple: to combine the scientific knowledge of medicine with empathy and respect for each patient. I partner with my patients; together we make choices to help them maintain and improve their health."
Besides personal service to his patients, Dr. Copperman strongly believes in service to the community. A sixth degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, and Director of the Personal Kiatsu School of the Oregon Ki Society, he has volunteered thousands of hours teaching how to develop positive attitudes, relaxation and concentration through the martial art of Aikido and the hands-on therapy of Kiatsu to hundreds of children and adults in the Eugene-Springfield community and in Portland. He is also a longtime volunteer at Whitebird Medical Clinic and Volunteers in Medicine, helping to serve those in need.
As his patients know well, Dr. Copperman practices what he preaches. For many years, Dr. Copperman has biked six miles to work and six miles back, rain or shine. He loves to spend his weekends hiking forest trails, kayaking the McKenzie and Rogue, and gardening or tending his fruit trees. He and his wife Lynne have two grown sons, and he enjoys nothing more than taking his grandsons to explore a river or trail—except perhaps the chance to tell the boys a bedtime story where they save the day through their own resourcefulness, allowing everyone to live happily ever after.
Meg Hamilton, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Meg Hamilton grew up outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan. Her father an orthopedic surgeon and her mother, a nurse, provided role models for her career in medicine. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University with a specialty in Family Practice. Initially, she practiced in a federally funded health center in Nashville, Tennessee, gaining valuable clinical experience while serving an uninsured population.
In 1997, Meg moved to Eugene. While her husband Chad began his doctorate program, she joined the team at South Hilyard Clinic. She also worked providing gynecologic care to reproductive age women for five years. As a member of the Lane County Nurse Practitioner’s Association, Meg is highly respected among local peers as knowledgeable and compassionate.
“While my clinical focus is on women’s care, I enjoy working with all people across the lifespan from newborns to the older and wiser. In each encounter, I work with the individual to optimize their health. I believe strongly in preventative care.”
Meg and her husband Chad have two daughters, Wren and Elizabeth. Active and athletic, Meg loves to experience Oregon at a vigorous pace. Skiing, hiking, and racing cyclocross are some of her favorite activities. On a sunny day Meg can be found tending her beehives. What she values most is time with her family.
Jan Lintz, PA-C
Physician Assistant Jan Lintz grew up in a small town in Connecticut. After a year abroad as an AFS exchange student in Tasmania, Australia, she attended nursing school at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She worked as a critical-care and cardiac nurse for 20+ years, earning a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison along the way, before deciding to return to PA school in 1999. She attended Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School (renamed Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) and then practiced rural medicine for 6 years in medically-underserved northern Montana for the National Health Service Corps. She relocated to Eugene in 2007, working at Springfield Family Practice for 3 years, and most recently focusing on geriatric care in local nursing homes. She missed the diversity of family practice and preventative care, and is delighted to join the team at South Hilyard Clinic.
“Sharing information empowers people to be healthier. I focus on making sure each person understands their acute or chronic diagnosis, their treatment options, and what they can do to regain and maintain their health.”
Jan loves exploring Oregon in hiking boots with her “brown dog” Chewy, camping with friends in the summer, and visiting her AFS host family in Australia.
Audrey Eden, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Audrey Eden was raised in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California before joining the United States Army Reserves where she served as a medic for 4 years. She attended nursing school in Belton, TX near the Fort Hood Army Base and worked for several years with veterans at the local VA Hospital in the ICU. She graduated from Simmons College in 2015 with her Master of Science in Nursing and worked as a Hospitalist in rural Texas outside of Austin for several years prior to joining the ranks of family practice. She enjoys caring for all ages of the lifespan including pediatrics and women’s health.
“My goal is to establish a meaningful relationship between the patient and provider that will build trust, confidence, and to empower them to achieve the highest quality of life”.
As the newest member of the South Hilyard Clinic family, Audrey recently moved to Eugene in 2018 with her two dogs and cat. She enjoys everything there is to do outdoors including hiking, backpacking, and kayaking. She has a passion for global health and has participated in several international medical trips in Guatemala and the Himalayas.