Dr. Melissa Sutton strives to offer compassionate, evidence-based care tailored to each patient’s individual needs. She is honored to serve her community as a physician, and believes that clear communication and respect are the foundation of a successful doctor-patient

relationship. Dr. Sutton enjoys taking care of patients of all ages and backgrounds, and has special interests in pediatrics, women’s health, and travel and tropical medicine. Dr. Sutton finds balance in medicine through epidemiology, and is active in research.

Dr.  Sutton was born in the Gorge, and returned to the area in 2019 after practicing medicine for six years in Seattle and two years in Kigali, Rwanda. She is married to her Peace Corps sweetheart, Christopher, and they have two young children, Green and Reed.

Dr. Sutton enjoys spending time on her family’s wheat farm in Mayville, Oregon, as well as cycling, gardening, knitting and travel.


  • Master  of Public Health, Epidemiology, Harvard University
  • Group  Health Cooperative Family Medicine Residency
  • Doctor  of Medicine, Medical School for International Health, Ben-Gurion University
  • Bachelor  of Arts, Politics and German, New York University


  • Certificate  of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health, American Society of
  • Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
  • Diplomat,  American Board of Family Medicine