Nova Health Provider Profile
“Smile often—think positively—give thanks—laugh loudly—love others—dream big.”
Christy Hakala has worked in primary care for over 23 years. It is a lifelong commitment that was inspired by her mother. “My mom, Glenna Clemens, was a nurse and taught at Lane Community College here in town. Her example made me very interested in medicine and in helping others.” In her role as a certified physician assistant, Christy is responsible for collaborating with other Nova Health physicians and care providers to provide quality and compassionate medical care to her patients. Christy helps to diagnose and treat illnesses, perform physical exams, and work with her patients on the creation and follow through of treatment plans to help improve symptoms associated with chronic conditions. “I love working in family practice and helping all ages achieve the best health possible. What I love most about practicing medicine is working with patients to diagnose and find treatment plans tailored to their specific needs.”
Christy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where she achieved Dean’s List honors. She then earned her Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts where she graduated magna cum laude.
Having grown up in Eugene, Christy is thrilled to give back to her hometown and treat families in the local community. When not meeting with patients, Christy gives back by helping to support college athletes. “I played college basketball and have coached AAU ball for over a decade. When I’m not working, I love playing tennis and hanging out with my husband, our three kids, and our puppy. I also love planting flowers and gardening.”
- Physician Assistant Certificate, Springfield College, Springfield, MA
- Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sports Science, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
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