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“What I wish I could tell every patient is to find humor where appropriate and listen well.”

Mitch Boriskin, FNP

Family Medicine

The Eugene community owes much to Mitch Boriskin. He is one of the founding members of Eugene Urgent Care (now Nova Urgent Care). While the urgent care center has become a local, dependable, and much-appreciated staple for those in need of critical care, Mitch’s contributions to his patients extend over 34 years. Since he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1980, Mitch has been treating patients up and down the Pacific Coast, from California to Washington at hospitals, clinics, and family practices.

Drawing from a concentrated master’s study in the development of rural health clinics, Mitch has dedicated the majority of his career to treating patients in rural Oregon. His expertise and compassionate care in serving too often underrepresented rural areas did not go unnoticed. In 1991, he was recognized at the Oregon Rural Health Conference as the Rural Practitioner of the Year.

Mitch has also helped to lay a foundation for ongoing quality care by instructing future students as a member of the faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland and volunteering as  preceptor to provide supervision to residents during their clinical practice.

Mitch earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California in 1980, and a Master of Science Degree, a Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, and an Emergency Room Nurse Practioner certificate from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. “My Jewish mother inspired me to be a medical provider. Today, what I love most about working in healthcare is the degree of intimacy in the interaction I have with my patients.”

When not treating patients, Mitch can be found at his home in Eugene with his family or exploring the outdoors. “We have 21-year-old twins who attended the University of Oregon and a 19-year-old living in Sedona Arizona. I’m still playing ice hockey, although poorly at age 66.”

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate and Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certificate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1984
  • Master of Science Degree, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 1983
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1980
  • Eugene Urgent Care (now Nova Urgent Care) | Nurse Practitioner | Eugene, OR | 2008 – Present
  • Oregon Health Sciences University | Faculty and Volunteer Preceptor | Portland, OR | 1989 – 2019
  • Five Rivers Family Practice | Nurse Practitioner | Oakridge, OR | 2003 – 2018
  • McKenzie Willamette Medical Center | ER Nurse Practitioner | Springfield, OR | 1993 – 2008
  • Oakridge Medical Clinic | Nurse Practitioner | Oakridge, OR | 1985 – 2003
  • Greeley Clinic | Nurse Practitioner | Portland, OR | 1987 – 1988
  • Jefferson General Hospital | Emergency Room Coordinator | Port Townsend, WA | 1984 – 1985
  • University of Virginia Hospital | Registered Emergency Room Nurse | Charlottesville, VA | 1982 – 1984
  • Mad River Community Hospital | Registered Emergency Room Nurse | Arcata, CA | 1980 – 1982
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • National Rural Health Association
  • Certified Registered Nurse, Oregon
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Oregon
  • Oregon Nurses Association and N.P. Special Interest Group
  • Oregon State Board of Nursing
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration
  • 1991 Rural Practitioner of the Year for Oregon presented at 1991 Oregon Rural Health Conference
  • National Rural Health Association JSI Scholarship Winner for Cooperative Research in Rural Health presented at 1990 National Rural Health Conference
Nova Health
Oakridge
5/5
"Thank you, Mitch! There are doctors and then there healers -- Mitch is a healer with not only great bedside manner, but also a spot on diagnostics."
– Patrick P.
5/5
"Dr Mitchell is awesome. And his team are also awesome. Keep up the great job."
– Lee N.