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Jacqui Terrill Cooke

Jacqui Terrill Cooke, FNP-C, CNM, has been a nurse practitioner seeing patients ages 0 to 100 for over 15 years, and loves working with patients and families to improve their health. She believes that each individual is unique and treats them accordingly.

Jacqui strives for a small town doctor feel: she limits the number of patients accepted to be able to spend time with them (though sometimes it gets a little crazy because she tries to help as many as possible and keep her patients from having to go to urgent care or the ER), and is available as much as possible by phone after hours and weekends when needed.  

She combines this expert, compassionate approach with natural treatments, prevention, and the most up to date research to best care for each of her patients at Sunrise Family Clinic.

Born and raised in Oregon, Jacqui graduated as valedictorian of her class from Western Mennonite High School.  While in high school, she had the opportunity to spend a summer working in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, where the health care horrified her, stimulating her interest in the profession.

Jacqui attended George Fox University, planning to become a medical doctor in a third-world country, but life changed her goals: 

1) She learned about nurse practitioners from a fantastic one and loved the profession more than MDs, so transferred to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), to complete her bachelors of Science degree in nursing with high honors.  And 

2) While at George Fox, she met Shawn Cooke, her husband since 1999.

Jacqui worked as a RN at Providence Newberg Hospital for over four years, returning to OHSU to complete her Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2003 and post master’s degree as a nurse midwife in 2004. 

Jacqui and Shawn have two delightful sons, Caleb, born in 2008, and Lucas, born in 2016.  The Cooke family has resided in the hills outside McMinnville since 2004.  When she has time, Jacqui enjoys spending times outdoors with her family (gardening, camping, hiking, biking, kayaking), playing games, doing crafts and learning with her boys, and reading.

Current Experience & Leadership
Jacqui continues to be passionate about caring for people in need.  Years ago, Jacqui helped with the start up of Salem Free Clinic; then in 2011, she worked with a large group of people to establish McMinnville Free Clinic, which opened in March 2013.  She currently serves as co-chair of the board of the McMinnville Free Clinic. 

Providing excellent and caring health care in partnership with patients and families!