Sarah Humphrey, MD
CMH Women’s Center
Start Date: August 2018
In August, board-eligible obstetrician-gynecologist Sarah Humphrey, MD, moved to Astoria with her husband (a physical therapist at CMH) and their infant son.
“We wanted to come to a smallers place,” she says. “We spent the last four years in Seattle, and that wasn’t for us.”
Fifteen years ago, when Dr. Humphrey was a college student in Portland, her parents moved to nearby Naselle, Washington, after years of teaching overseas. She spent several summers working in Astoria and Seaside during those years, so coming to Astoria feels like coming home, she says.
Dr. Humphrey earned her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, and completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Washington. Her medical interests include contraception, abnormal uterine bleeding, miscarriage management, pregnancy complications, high-risk and healthy pregnancies, and minimally invasive surgery.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, swimming and taking her dogs for walks.
As a doctor of osteopathy student, Amber Hull was named Student DO of the Year by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Reflecting on her chosen profession, she wrote, “We have the capacity, through our words and actions, to have an impact on the lives of the patients we serve in ways that may not be immediately apparent.”
Now, as a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Hull does her best to practice what she preaches when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. In her free time, she enjoys a variety of adventures outdoors, traveling, cooking and spending time with her beagle.
She received her medical degree from Midwestern University-Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by a pediatrics residency at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore with the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital, and a neonatal-perinatal fellowship with Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University.
Dr. Hull’s medical interests include newborn care, child development, sports medicine and autism spectrum disorders. She also likes well-child and routine patient visits, seeing healthy kids, and watching them grow.
Podiatrist Dr. Jarod Spencer joined the CMH Foot & Ankle Clinic on the recommendation of his former tutor, Michael Murdock, DPM.
Before coming to CMH, Dr. Spencer worked with private podiatry practices in Illinois and Minnesota. He received his doctorate of podiatric medicine from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his podiatric medicine and surgery residency at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Florida.
Dr. Spencer’s medical interests include wound care and prevention, limb salvage, diabetic foot exams, heel pain, and several conservative surgical foot procedures, including bunion surgery, hammer toe and nail surgeries. He also enjoys caring for patients in skilled nursing facilities who may be unable to travel to a clinic.
Dr. Spencer and his wife — who is also a podiatrist — are excited to be near family on the West Coast. When not working, he enjoys getting outside with his two Labrador retrievers and being active in the community.
Dr. Aaron Brown enjoys small town life and has practiced medicine in Clatsop County for two years. He is moving his practice to Astoria from Warrenton.
Dr. Brown grew up in a small town in Kansas where his family doctor inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. “The family physician is someone you can rely on,” he says. “They’re a friend, an advisor, someone you can trust to support you in tough times.”
His interests in science, physiology and Sherlock Holmes mysteries led him to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminology. He went on to earn his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Bradenton Campus in Florida, and he completed an internship and residency training at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Arizona.
As a doctor of osteopathy, Dr. Brown believes in caring for the whole person and listening carefully to what his patients say. His medical interests include diabetes, health and wellness, sports injuries, blood disorders, and osteopathic manipulations.
Dr. Brown has volunteered as the team physician for Seaside High School football. His wife is a teacher at Warrenton Grade School. They enjoy cooking, traveling, exercising, hiking, attending sporting events and playing with their pets.
Before attending medical school to become an obstetrician-gynecologist, Kellie Edwards, MD, had a 16-year career as a nurse on labor and delivery units.
Dr. Edwards earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. She has worked in busy OB-GYN practices in California for the past five years. Her medical interests include laparoscopic surgery, gynecological procedures, prenatal care, and labor and delivery.
Dr. Edwards enjoys cooking, gardening, doing yoga and spending time with her three dogs. She has a daughter in college and a son.
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