HERMISTON, OR – Good Shepherd Health Care System (GSHCS) is proud to announce the addition of Geriatrician and Internal Medicine physician, Nu Nwe Tun, MD. Dr. Tun joins Brian Larsen, MD and Bradley Tymchuk, MD as the third internist to serve our community in the Good Shepherd Medical Group division. Adult Primary Care and Internal Medicine have been a focal area for GSHCS this year, with two more internists joining us in the coming months.
Dr. Tun hails from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Myanmar is a southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups which borders India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. When asked what inspired her to choose this type of medicine, Dr. Tun fondly recalled her former years in her home country. “I grew up with my godmother, a family medicine physician, who ran a clinic out of her home,” shared Dr. Tun. “I learned much from her knowledge and experience which ultimately inspired me to pursue internal medicine. The experience also instilled a passion in me for geriatric care and being a strong advocate for this age group.”
Moving to Hermiston has been an exciting change for Dr. Tun as she recently completed her Geriatrics Fellowship in the bustling metropolitan areas in and around New York City. “I chose Good Shepherd Health Care System because I wanted to practice in a smaller community,” shared Dr. Tun. “It’s a great opportunity to truly make a difference and to become a valuable resource for the patients we serve.”
With a wealth of knowledge caring for different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, Dr. Tun places special emphasis on caring for the whole patient. “I’m committed to providing personalized care by focusing not simply on treatment, but on preventative medicine and the well-being of the whole patient as they age,” she stated.
Dr. Tun provides adult medicine for patients 18 and older, and specializes in managing the health, wellness and treatment of elderly patients. She is very comfortable treating simple and complex diseases; such as diabetes, heart disease, gastrointestinal issues, hypertension, cholesterol problems, lung issues and more.
In her spare time, Dr. Tun enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking and dancing. “I look forward to making new friends here,” she shared, “I don’t miss the city life!”
New patients can find the Internal Medicine division in the Good Shepherd Medical Group clinic located at 600 NW 11th Street, Suite E-37. To schedule an appointment with Nu Nwe Tun, MD, please call 541.567.5305. For a more complete listing of services, visit http://www.gshealth.org/good-shepherd-medical-group/internal-medicine.