Dr. Patricia Centron Vinales has joined Samaritan Kidney Specialists – Lincoln City and Samaritan Medical Group Kidney Care – Newport. She specializes in treating patients with acute and chronic kidney disease, kidney stones and fluid and electrolyte disorders.

She earned a medical degree from Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago. She completed residency training at New York Downtown Hospital, a fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a mini fellowship in renal sonography at Emory University School of Medicine.

She was motivated to become a physician because she wanted to work in a field dedicated to helping people.

Centron focuses on preventing the progression of chronic kidney disease by helping patients manage the factors that can lead to the need for dialysis.

In her free time, she enjoys yoga, meditation, traveling, scuba diving and spending time with family and friends.

Centron also sees patients at Samaritan Kidney Specialists – Albany, Samaritan Kidney Specialists – Corvallis and Samaritan Specialty Clinic – Lebanon. She is accepting new patients and can be reached at 541-768-6930.

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