Todd Gillingham M.D. Family Practice

15160 NW Laidlaw Rd. Suite 100
Portland, Oregon 97229
P: 503.614.8633
F: 503.614.8635

Amanda Duran

Amanda has been a certified medical assistant since 2014 and joined the Gillingham family practice in 2018. The small office and close staff are one of the reasons this job really appeals to Amanda. She especially appreciates getting to know the patients and making close connections with her co-workers in the office. Amanda is a native Oregonian and has lived her most of her life in the Portland metro area from Gresham to Forrest Grove.

Outside of work, Amanda has two daughters and enjoys watching their sports events and attending lots of family festivities. She has a large extended family and there are frequent family gatherings and celebrations to attend or host. Amanda enjoys going to Trail Blazer games, concerts and occasional trips to the Beach to enjoy the Oregon coast whenever possible.


Wendy Umana

Wendy Umana has been a certified medical assistant since 2014 and joined the practice in 2015. She is a long-time Portland resident of more than 20 years and enjoys living in the area close to family and friends. Some aspects of working at the Gillingham family practice that Wendy really enjoys is getting to know the patients and their families. Her friendly care and concern for each of the patients really embodies the spirit of the practice of personalized health care. Wendy also enjoys working in our practice lab and learning about new procedures and treatments for her patients.

Outside of the office, Wendy continues her passion for helping people and really likes helping brides with their makeup, or doing make up for special occasions with girlfriends such as birthday parties or dances. Wendy is crafty and often helps with decorations and party souvenirs for weddings and other big events. She loves to travel and hike whenever possible and her favorite workout is boxing bags at the gym.


Kari Swearingen

Kari has been working with Gillingham Family Practice since the inception of the practice in 2012. She is a medical records specialist who worked as the office coordinator until 2018, and is currently helping with records, scheduling and other office documentation behind the scenes. Kari is a native Oregonian who was born and raised in the northwest. She has a special gift for connecting with patients and co-workers and loves the community and personalized medicine feel of this small private practice.

Outside of work Kari enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves reading, attending education classes, and traveling. She is a musical theater buff and enjoys crafts such as sewing and making jewelry. While frequently on the go, Kari will always have time for a cup of coffee and good conversation with her friends and family when they need support and listening ear.


Melissa Ahumada

Melissa Ahumada has been a certified medical assistant since 2014 and joined Todd Gillingham, MD, LLC in 2018. Originally from Southern California, she has lived in the Portland area for the last 8 years and is still adapting to the rainy and cooler climate. Melissa enjoys working at the Gillingham family practice because of the relationships the staff develop with patients following them through illnesses and supporting them back towards health. She loves the breadth of family practice – the team gets to work with such a wide range of patients, diagnoses, different ages and lots of different medical needs and procedures. She also really likes how the teams works together and can step in for each other when needed.

Outside of work, Melissa has an adorable young daughter and spends lots of time being a mom and with her family. They like to go fishing, have barbeques, and go to parks to enjoy the beauty of Oregon. When possible, they travel back to southern California to visit extended family.