Our resident doctors have all completed four years of medical school and have chosen to specialize in family medicine. Their continued training consists of three years in Hood River and Portland where they learn to take care of patients of all ages—everything from taking care of pregnant women to delivering babies, caring for newborns, children and adults, plus providing end-of-life care. At One Community Health, these residents serve as primary care physicians under the supervision of our experienced doctors.
The Providence Rural Family Medicine Residency Program was founded by Dr. Robert Gobbo, one of One Community Health’s veteran clinicians. In addition to his clinical duties with us and at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Dr. Gobbo is the residency director, supervising the trainees in clinic and in the hospital.
One Community Health Residency Program
University of New Mexico
Madeline graduated from the University of New Mexico and received her undergraduate degree there, too. She grew up in rural southern New Mexico, learned Spanish during time spent in both Mexico and Guatemala and was in the Somos Hermanos program in Xela, Guatemala.
She impressed us with her humility, compassion and aptitude! A former attending wrote : “Madeline is extraordinary at being attentive to patients with complex medical diagnosis coupled with difficult social problems.”
She enjoys hiking, camping and river rafting and is already a passionate Portland Timbers Fan, too!
New York Medical College
Laura is a native of Montana and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Santa Clara. She has taken the initiative to earn a master’s in public health during medical school as well.
Laura has been interested in rural family medicine since a young age and was mentored by family practioners in rural Montana. She comes from a family of musicians and has been playing the harp since age 10. Some of her earliest exposures to health care were from playing harp at a nearby hospital or the hospice center—over the years, she’s taken that talent and continued to play the harp since in orchestras and ensembles!
In her free time, Laura also enjoys hiking and baking, and, after being in New York, she’s excited to be in a place big enough to have a dog! Besides being fluent musically, Laura also speaks Spanish. Her career goal is to practice full spectrum family medicine in a rural community.
Oregon Health & Science University
As a fourth generation Oregonian, Carly has family history across the state which connects her to the varied country of the Northwest. Although a rare native Portlander, she lived abroad and experienced diverse beliefs, traditions, and people. She combined her love of healing with learning about other cultures by volunteering with migrant outreach programs and free health clinics beginning as a teenager. The Hood River family medicine residency program's emphasis on rural and underserved care was a perfect fit for furthering this interest. She is excited to develop lasting relationships with patients to work toward better health for both the individual and community. Outside of medicine, Carly enjoys spending time with her family and friends (to whom she is incredibly grateful for their endless love and support), being active (skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, and hopefully wind surfing soon!), eating all sorts of delicious fresh fruit from this beautiful valley, and reading a good book!
Oregon Health & Science University
Kate grew up in Bend, Oregon and later earned a degree in Biology from Southern Oregon University. Before medical school, she worked at an Indian Health Service Clinic in rural Washington, Planned Parenthood, and as a research assistant at OHSU. At OHSU she was an Oregon Rural Scholar. She knew she wanted to be a rural family medicine physician since beginning medical school. She has been a social justice advocate since high school and is committed to working with populations and peoples on the margins of society.
Enrique is a native of Texas and New Mexico. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Mississippi College in Medical Sciences, where he was also awarded his school’s Gold Humanism Award.
Enrique comes from a strong physician pedigree. When he was a boy growing up near the border of Texas and Mexico, his family told him stories of his physician grandfather who rode a horse and carriage throughout rural northern Mexico, treating the poor and underserved of their communities.
Enrique is also a musician and has been playing classical guitar since age 16. He even has performed on the streets of New Orleans in the French Quarter raising funds to support charitable foundations.
We were impressed with his sincerity and connection to his heritage. He is a native Spanish speaker and desires to become a rural family medical provider.
University of Washington
Ben graduated medical school from the University of Washington, and was a rural scholar in WWAMI/Idaho program. His undergrad degree is from the University of Puget Sound but also studied in Granada, Spain. Ben grew up in Mt Vernon, Washington.
Before medical school he was a math teacher in the Navajo nation, which helped developed his understanding of social determinants of health. His letters of recommendation were replete with praise of his keen clinical skills and compassionate nature.
He describes himself as a “very amateur banjo, fiddle and guitar player” and enjoys running, backpacking, skiing and is the proud owner of a rescue dog named Xavi.
Dr. Robert Gobbo is the Program Director of the Residency Program
Family Physician Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
Joined One Community Health in 1988, again 2013
Dr. Robert Gobbo graduated from the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his family practice residency at Santa Monica Medical Center. After doing an obstetrics fellowship in 1988, he joined our team as the medical director of La Clínica del Cariño (now One Community Health). He returned to California in 1993 as the associate director of the Merced Family Practice Residency at University of California Davis. Eleven years later, he came back to Oregon and joined the faculty of the Providence Milwaukie Family Medicine Residency. In 2013, he returned to the Columbia River Gorge to launch the Providence Hood River Family Medicine Rural Training Program (current residents featured left), and he rejoined the staff at One Community Health.
In addition to being the director of the residency program, Dr. Gobbo cares for One Community Health patients and works as a hospitalist at Hood River Memorial Hospital. He also provides obstetrics and pediatrics call coverage for One Community Health’s primary care practice, and supervises residents at OCH and in the hospital. Outside of work, Dr. Gobbo enjoys spending time with his two adult daughters, cycling, running, cooking, and gardening."
Family Physician, Lead Physician in Hood River Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
Joined One Community Health in 2001
Dr. Serra holds a medical degree from Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed the Family Medicine Residency Program (Rural Training Track) at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Klamath Falls, OR as well as an obstetric fellowship at OHSU. She practices the full scope of family medicine, with a special interest in obstetrics, women’s health, prevention of disease, pediatrics and migrant health and believes that the best cure for disease is prevention. She speaks good medical Spanish. Dr. Serra is devoted to the care of the underserved and underinsured because of her belief that no one should be denied basic health care.