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Dr. Jim Shames

Health Officer, Jackson County Health and Human Services, In-kind Project Director

Jefferson Regional Health Alliance

Direct Phone: (541) ***-****       

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Jefferson Regional Health Alliance

670 Superior Crt Ste 208

Medford, Oregon 97504

United States

Company Description

JRHA is a collaboration of regional community leaders from all sectors acting in a leadership role to improve the health and health care resources of southern Oregonians. JRHA raises awareness of community health issues and responds to community and org ... more

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Siskiyou Community Health Center

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Jackson County Advertising LLC

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Jackson County Library Services



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Jim Shames M.D.

Health Officer
Jackson County Health & Human Services
In-kind Project Director
Jim Shames is a family practice physician who has practiced medicine in Southern Oregon for the past 40 years. He started his career at the Takilma People's Clinic in Josephine County and became the Medical Director of the Siskiyou Community Health Center (SCHC) when the clinic became an FQHC. He has provided health care in Josephine County at the SCHC, Josephine County Public Health, and the Josephine County Jail. Since moving to Ashland in 1989 Dr. Shames has worked at La Clinica, the Jackson County Jail, Allied (providing medication assisted treatment to individuals with opioid substance abuse), and for the past 10 years he has served as the Medical Director for Jackson County Health and Human Services. He is board certified in Family Practice as well as Addiction Medicine. In addition to his public health work he is also currently the Medical Director at both Allied and the Addiction Recovery Center and is a consultant for On Track.


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History « Siskiyou Community Health Center – An Affordable Solution for Quality Health Care [cached]

Dr. Jim Shames came from Multnomah County Health Department to train local volunteers. His plan was to only stay for a few months, but he ended up moving to the valley and served as SCHC's Medical Director until 2003.

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Jim Shames

Jim Shames, MD, ABOM; Medical Director

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Dr. Jim Shames

Dr. Jim Shames, Addictionologist, as Medical Director for Addictions Recovery Center, Dr. Shames is responsible for the development and oversight of all medical services, policies, procedures and compliance with Code of Federal Regulations, Oregon Administrative Rules, Oregon Revised Statutes, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and recognized trade standards. He holds Faculty appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University and Clinical Faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Shames has 38 years medical practice in community health and addiction and has been in Southern Oregon since 1973. He currently serves as Medical Director for two Southern Oregon Counties (Jackson /Josephine), is a Certified Instructor in Neonatal Advanced Life Support as well as certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, with appointment at 3 area hospitals. (If that weren't enough he's just a plain old nice guy!)

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