About Us

Prism Health offers a safe, affirming, and non-judgmental space where all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community can obtain the compassionate and culturally effective health care they need and deserve.

We prioritize inclusivity to ensure that all members of the LGBTQ+ community can access affirming and high quality health care. Patients do not have to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer to receive care, but services will focus on addressing the sensitive issues of sexual minorities and their families and friends.

Providers

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Miguel David Carreón | FNP

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Miguel D. Carreón is a Family Nurse Practitioner who completed his Masters of Nursing at Oregon Health & Science University and is currently finishing his Doctorate in Nursing Practice Degree. He has done research related to PrEP prescribing practices, knowledge, and attitudes among primary care providers, as well as finding innovative ways to promote provider awareness of PrEP through educational opportunities. Miguel was born in Ensenada, Mexico, and is a fluent Spanish speaker. He has lived in Portland for 5 years, but has lived in Oregon for the past 16 years. He enjoys exploring the city of Portland, and hopes to make it his home for years to come.

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James E. McDonald | NP

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James, a Portland native, completed a 5 year undergraduate at University of Oregon School of Nursing in 1974 and after that he focused on Public Health Nursing for 5 years before returning to graduate school at Arizona State University in 1979. He completed his MS in community health nursing with emphasis on the role of the family nurse practitioner 05/1981. Since then James has worked in community clinics, STD programs, adolescent health, corrections health, emergency and urgent care settings. His primary focus has been the primary care of people living with HIV with a sub-specialty in the surveillance of anal dysplasia intended for the early detection and/or prevention of anal cancer. James is a cis gender nonconforming queer male.


Staff

Caitlin Wells | Director of Healthcare Operations

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Caitlin Wells is the Director of Healthcare Operations at Prism Health. In her role she supports preventative health programs at both Prism and Cascade AIDS Project. Caitlin’s passion and commitment lies in delivery quality health services to local communities specifically focusing on HIV, STIs, and sexual health. With this focus, her experience includes work with government agencies and non-profits in both international and local settings. Prior to arriving at Cascade AIDS Project, Caitlin worked with Mercy Corps, an International NGO that works in the world’s most challenging places to provide the right resources for people to transform their lives. Caitlin has also worked in state government level managing the Iowa AIDS Drug Assistance Program that provides HIV medications to low income individuals. Caitlin served in the Peace Corps in Botswana, Africa for two years working at the local government level supporting HIV prevention providers. As a Peace Corps Volunteer she supported community HIV testing events, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programming, and psychosocial support to HIV+ youth.

Deven Ferté | Manager of Healthcare Operations

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Deven has worked in healthcare management and human services for almost seventeen years. She started her career in human services in 2000 and has since continued to grow professionally while transitioning to healthcare management, where she has worked for the last several years. The diversity in her professional experience results in the ability to deal effectively with the demands of a busy office and a diverse patient population. Patients and colleagues alike find Deven to be compassionate and understanding, and she is always busy working to ensure Prism Health is a thriving facility for patients to receive care. Deven also handles the insurance billing for Prism Health and understanding how confusing medical billing can be she is always willing to answer any questions. Deven is a native Oregonian and when she’s not busy working she enjoys spending time by hiking, exploring the city, traveling, digging through bins of records at a local music store, or curled up with her cats and a good book.

Michael Lee Howard | Health Services Coordinator

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Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Michael has always had an interest in healthcare and helping others. Michael has worked within the HIV community in several capacities for over ten years, and he is dedicated to eliminating the stigma surrounding sexual health and HIV. As the Health Services Coordinator at Prism Health, Michael will be helping to create a positive experience for all patients. Michael wears many hats and will be handling referrals, testing, STI/ HIV counseling, and assisting the Manager of Healthcare Operations with the day to day business of Prism Health. Michael also helps run our low barrier testing program, Pivot, and is often one of the friendly faces greeting patients during testing hours. Michael is thrilled to lend his broad range of experience to the LGBTQ+ community and help patients access the affordable and compassionate care that they deserve. When Michael is not working, he enjoys hiking, running, going to concerts, and discussing pop culture. He also loves to travel with his husband, and hang out at home with his furry pet family.