Our Team

Our staff is built of dedicated professionals and team members here to help aid in your care. The front desk staff will greet you when you arrive and handle general clinic questions. The billing department handles all matters concerning statements and insurance billing. Our referrals staff will coordinate your care outside our office and will work to obtain insurance approval when needed. Our employees in medical records handle information coming into the office and requests for medical records. Our providers are noted below:

As Family Physicians, we take pride in our ability to care for a wide range of acute and chronic health problems for patients of all ages. Each of us is Board certified, indicating that we practice up-to-date medicine and regularly pass an exam given by the American Board of Family Medicine. Our training includes time with specialists in pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, dermatology and orthopedics, and we enjoy continuing to incorporate aspects of those fields in our work. We believe that health is much more than the absence of disease and will not only treat your specific problem, but will gladly give prevention advice and guidance.

Steve Becker, M.D.


Steve began his medical career in Alaska before moving to Hood River in 1989 with his family.  He is gratified to be able to bring his experience and wide variety of medical skills to CGFM. He has two grown children and spends his empty nest time with his wife, Ann. When not practicing medicine, he likes running, and has participated in marathons all across the country as well as 20 consecutive Hood to Coast relays. He also enjoys fishing and floating the whitewater rivers of Oregon.

 

Tony Gay, M.D.


Tony was born in The Dalles, Oregon, and has always considered the Gorge his home. He lives with his wife on a small orchard and has three grown children. He has worked at CGFM since 1991. When he’s not in the office or driving a tractor, he enjoys gardening, running and almost anything but sitting still. Habla español.

 

Elizabeth Foster, M.D.


Elizabeth and her family moved to Hood River in 2008. She grew up in Colorado and worked as an international economist before attending medical school at the University of California San Francisco. She enjoys working with families in the clinic and in the hospital. She has three daughters and enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle. Habla español.                                                                        


Tyler Gray, M.D.


Tyler joined Columbia Gorge Family Medicine in the summer of 2012 after completing his family medicine training through the residency program in Milwaukie, Oregon. Tyler chose Hood River because he has always had an interest in rural medicine and full spectrum family medicine. He had an incredible experience working out here as a resident and can think of no better place to live, work and play. Habla español.

 

Peter Benziger, M.D.


Peter grew up in a small town in Maine. He completed medical school at Tufts University in Boston and moved to the Northwest for his family medicine residency.  Peter graduated in 2016 from the first class of the Providence Hood River Rural Family Medicine Program. Peter feels incredibly lucky that he has had the opportunity to train in Hood River and now has found his dream job as a rural family medicine doctor. Peter has an interest in obstetrics and hospital medicine. Peter is living on a peach orchard with his brother and enjoys mountain biking and float trips in his free time. Habla español.

 

Jessica Porter, M.D.


Jessica grew up in rural northeastern California before completing medical school and residency at the University of California-Davis. She spent the first years of her practice in Juneau, Alaska, before deciding she needed more sun and made the move to Hood River. She particularly enjoys obstetrics and pediatric care. In her free time, she likes to ski, hike, and travel. Habla español.

 

Clara DeLeon, P.A.


Clara is a native Oregonian and has lived in the Pacific Northwest all her life. She attended the University of Washington where she received her degree in 1996 as a Physician Assistant. Clara has lived in Mosier almost all her life and has been with the clinic for over 15 years. She has grown children, and enjoys gardening in her free time. Habla español.

 

Ingrid Flanders, N.P.


Ingrid, born and raised in rural Northern Michigan, moved to the Gorge in 1989. She can often be found outside, gardening, hiking, biking and running. She lives here with her husband, and together they have five children, four of whom will be attending college in the coming year. Ingrid enjoys the opportunities of family medicine, working with and getting to know people of all ages.

 

Megan Barton, N.P.


Megan Barton graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Program in Little Rock, Arkansas with her Masters in Nursing Science specializing in family care. Megan’s previous work experience includes serving as a Community Health Family Planning Nurse Practitioner in Washington State and as a Same Day Surgery and Recovery Room Nurse for over ten years. Megan relocated from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas to the Columbia River Gorge in 2008 to be near the fantastic four-season recreational opportunities and the beauty of this area. She lives in Hood River with her husband and three children.

 

David MacNally, P.A.


David’s first  indoctrination to medicine was in the army after being trained as an Army medic in the early 70s.  He then pursued his interest by becoming a EMT and worked for 15+ years as a fulltime ski patroler in Alta, Utah. He continued to pursue his interest in medicine and was accepted in the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Utah MEDEX program.  He completed his training 20 some years ago and has been treating, counseling, and caring for families locally, the last 20 years, here in the Gorge.  He lives nearby in White Salmon with his wife and 2 children.  Still enjoying all the benefits and challenges of the living in the Columbia Gorge..