The doors to Canyon Family Health opened in 2014 and we are thriving in the Santiam community. Owned and operated by Maria Fife, Doctor of Nursing Practice and a Family Nurse Practitioner, we are one of few independent practices in the Willamette Valley.


Whether you are coming in for a routine checkup or an urgent care matter, Canyon Family Health is dedicated to providing competent health care that is tailored to your personal health goals.

Meet The Team


Maria Fife

Clinic Owner


When I was uncertain of my career path, I joined the Army Reserves in 2006 and became a medic. I found I enjoyed caring for others and decided to pursue a path in nursing and medicine.


I have often thought that healthcare can be too entrenched in bureaucracy and administrative overhead. Opening Canyon Family Health has allowed me the freedom to practice in my own style and customize care to each patient.


Crystal Prenevost 

Office Manager
NCCT Certified Medical Assistant:

I became a medical assistant to serve our community and help patients.

In my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking and attending sporting events.

Maria's Background

During her free time, Maria loves spending time on her dirt bike with her husband and daughter. Other interests include gardening and working on projects around her home.

“May our crashes be few and gentle.

May our adventures be many.”


Undergraduate Education:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing cum laude
from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas



Graduate Education:

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
from Georgetown University, Washington D.C.


Doctor of Nursing Practice
from Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon


Board Certification:

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners​

American Nurses Credentialing Center