NHC Milwaukie Medical Clinic

At NHC Milwaukie Medical Clinic, you will receive patient-centered, community-minded care regardless of your ability to pay or current state of wellness. Our services include:

  • Primary Care
  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive Care / Annual Physicals / Well-Child Exams / Screenings / Vaccines
  • Chronic Care Services
  • Behavioral Health / Mental Health Services

Additional health education services include disease prevention, diabetes management, nutrition guidance and prescription reconciliation focused to meet each patient’s particular needs. We also offer referrals for patients in need of specialty care. Whatever your situation, NHC’s dedicated team of healthcare professionals will work to develop the right treatment plan for you.

10330 SE 32nd Ave, Ste 325
Milwaukie, OR 97222 Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


Our Staff

Dan Blanchette, MS, LPC

Dan Blanchette, MS, LPCDan holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, and is a US Army Veteran. Dan has over 10 years of experience serving diverse populations including military veterans, victims of trauma, individuals with development disabilities and mental illness. His career has included roles as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, residential case manager and a clinical specialist for a national suicide prevention hotline. Before moving to Oregon to attend college, he was a disc jockey and special education teacher. Dan provides Behavioral Health Services in our Milwaukie Clinic..

Sarah Gilman-Short, MD

Sarah Gilman-Short, MDSarah holds a Doctorate in Medicine from Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and received a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarah did her residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Family Medicine and has special interests in geriatrics, women’s health, physician wellness, and chronic disease management. In her personal time Sarah enjoys skiing, camping, hiking, yoga, dancing, literature and travel. She joined Neighborhood Health Center in 2013 and provides services in our Milwaukie Clinic.

Gregory Guffanti, MD

Gregory Guffanti, MDGregory earned a Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2010 and completed his Family Medicine Residence at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon in 2013. Gregory also holds a BA in Economics, with a minor in Chemistry from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Previously, Gregory was the Chief Resident at the OHSU Family Medicine Residency Program and is a Clinical Instructor for OHSU. He is a “Reach Out and Read” Certified Instructor and volunteers his time to train providers to utilize the program’s format to promote early childhood reading. Greg provides patient care in our Milwaukie Clinic.

Claire Kinnison, MSN, FNP-C

Claire Kinnison, MSN, FNP-CClaire holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, Connecticut; and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts. Claire has over 5 years of experience in the healthcare field, including 1.5 years in community health. She has clinical experience with pediatric anesthesia, pediatric orthopedic surgery, geriatric care services, primary care services for correctional institute inmates, in-home patient care services and camp nurse for children 8-15. Claire has traveled internationally pursuing her interest in healthcare, including working in Nicaragua, Uganda, and South Africa. Claire’s personal interests include running, cooking and traveling.

Robert Lusk, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer

Robert Lusk, MD, FACPRobert C. Lusk, MD, FACP, is NHC’s Chief Medical Officer. Robert holds a Doctor of Medicine from University of Texas Medical Branch and a BS in Biophysical and Biochemical Sciences from the University of Houston. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch Affiliated Hospitals and held a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Robert has over 30 years of experience, most recently as Affiliate Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Oregon Health and Science University. He has been an associate program director, infectious disease subspecialist, director of inpatient teaching, hospitalist and consultant throughout his medical career. Robert has held memberships on numerous hospital boards and committees most recently as Chairperson for the Providence Portland Medical Center Department of Medicine and Cascade AIDS Project Executive Committee.

In addition to his practice, Robert has years of community service in Oregon including Northwest Medical Teams International, Our House of Portland, Willamette Valley Hospice, Oregon Speak Out Project, Oregon Repertory Singers, and Mid-Oregon Aids Support Services.

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