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Meet Our Staff

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Stephanie O’Neal – Office Coordinator

Stephanie is a long time resident of Bend having lived here since she was 10 years old. After attending middle and high school in the local area, she went on to graduate from Central Oregon Community College. Her early career pursuits involved experience in marketing and banking as well as teaching pre-school.

Stephanie has worked at VIVA! G.Y.N. for the past 3 years and truly enjoys the ‘family’ atmosphere between patients and staff.

In her spare time, she loves the outdoors where you might find her hunting, fishing, camping, boating or hiking.

Stella Trimmer – Medical Assistant

Stella brings a wealth of experience to VIVA! G.Y.N. as Dr. Palacio’s medical assistant. One of her greatest passions is providing high quality care for all of the women she serves as new and returning patients.

Stella spent most of her young adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area where she was raised. After owning and operating a restaurant, bar and marina with her husband, she knew it was time to make an important career shift. She moved to Washington where she went back to school to become a certified medical assistant. After working for a VA clinic and other local facilities with medical needs, she decided it was time to move to Central Oregon where she could enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.

Stella is married with one grown daughter and keeps her home filled with rescue animals including 3 dogs and 3 cats. She loves working out at the gym, hiking, camping and snow skiing.