Sharon D. DeHart, PA-C (Physician Assistant-Certified)
Sharon is our full-time healthcare provider and returned to Central Oregon from a primary care practice in Lebanon Oregon. She brings with her almost three decades of experience in emergency medicine prior to becoming a physician assistant, a dedication to and experience in providing healthcare to the underinsured, and personifies the ‘ole country doc’ theory of medicine. She uses the years of experience in other fields besides medicine to her advantage now in caring for people of all ages, through all aspects of their life. We are committed to our friends and neighbors!
Stephen A. McLennon, MD, our Medical Director and Supervisor. McLennon comes to see patients once a month, He is very much into music and has taught community drumming sessions, believing drumming improves moods, immune function, physical movement and decreases burnout and stress. He has recently also become a medical director for Heart of Hospice.
Steven Woolpert, Licensed Professional Counselor,will work with us as a Behavioral Health Consultant. He is experienced in many forms of counseling, including Family health, depression and grieving, and behavior changes such as smoking cessation and weight loss. He has also participated in addiction and substance abuse counseling. He is working with many of our clients towards a positive life change for themselves.
Lee Balentine, DMD, rents space for his private Dental practice in the Deschutes Rim Clinic building. Dr. Balentine graduated from the University of Arizona in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science. He then attended the University of Oregon Dental School in Portland, graduating in 1975. He spent the next three years with the Navy before returning to Portland to practice. After spending eight years with the Willamette Dental Group he decided it was time to spread his wings and go out on his own. He landed in Maupin, Oregon. Dr. Balentine moved to this area because he enjoys fishing and hunting, but his most recent love is golf.
Dr. Balentine is involved in our local community. He is part of the Fire Department, the South Wasco County Ambulance, the Lions Club, the board for Canyon Rim Manor and the Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Community Member at Large for the White River Health District Board of Directors, the parent board for the Deschutes Rim Health Clinic.
Dr. Balentine has been married to his wife Sharon, a school teacher in Maupin, for 35 years and has four children and one golden lab.
With the move to larger quarters within the Deschutes Rim Health Clinic building, Dr. Balentine has been able to add 2 new staff members: a dental assistant and a hygienist to his qualified staff.