Meet Our Providers

Our primary care providers at Central Washington Family Medicine are here to make your visit the best it can be. We offer affordable health care for men, women, and children of all ages.

We Are Here to Help You

Our family practice takes care of every aspect of your family’s health from newborn through senior care. With deep roots within the community, we are committed to your health and well-being. Learn more about our primary care behavioral health providers below:

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Caitlin Hill, MD

Interim Program Director – Pink Team, Purple Team

I aspire to help empower each of my patients to take control of her/his health through actively partnering with them to make the best health care decisions for them and their family, and by becoming an active member in the Yakima community.

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Ragina Lancaster, DO

Associate Program Director – Pink Team, Silver Team

I strongly believe in a patient-centered approach to care that recognizes that health is multi-faceted. My special medical interests include preventative care, nutrition, education, integrative use of point-of-care ultrasound, and geriatrics.

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Maria Verduzco, MD

Family Medicine – Pink Team, Purple Team

My philosophy of care is bridging the gap between underserved monolingual Spanish patients and their providers to ultimately lead to healthier families. My special medical interests include women’s health and pediatrics.

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Louise Achey, PharmD

Pharmacology – Purple Team

I want to work for CHCW because I love the philosophy of the clinic. I am excited to be part of a team, which is essential when working with patients. I want to help as many clients as I can, and to make sure that they each feel heard and understood.

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ASNA AKHTAR, MD

Family Medicine – Red Team

I aspire to help guide my patients as they navigate through their medical concerns. Most of all I strive to always remain humble with the gift of medical knowledge and clinical experience I have acquired.

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Julie Aubrey, MA, LMHC

Behavioral Health Consultant – Silver Team

I want to work for CHCW because I love the philosophy of the clinic. I am excited to be part of a team, which is essential when working with patients. I want to help as many clients as I can, and to make sure that they each feel heard and understood.

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NADIA AZHAR, DO

Family Medicine – Silver Team

I hope to partner with each of my patients and empower them with education and guidance to achieve their personal healthcare goals. I enjoy having the privilege of caring for patients and their families as they enter various stages of life.

Eve Barker Family Medicine

Eve Barker, MD

Family Medicine – Silver Team, Pink Team

My goal is to provide culturally informed, compassionate care using evidence based medicine. I recognize that many facets contribute to health and I strive to provide information and guidance to empower patients to make their own healthcare decisions.

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David Bauman, PsyD

Behavioral Health Education Director – Blue Team

Health is not an absence of symptoms but an engagement in a meaningful, fulfilling life. I am drawn to primary care in order to meet people where they are, and provide behavioral health services to patients that would never seek care in a traditional setting.

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Bridget Beachy, PsyD

Director of Behavioral Health – Purple Team

Coming from a Bio-Psycho-Social perspective (using the most up-to-date science), I help patients adopt new strategies to improve their overall health and live life in a meaningful way. I enjoy the fast-paced, team oriented atmosphere being in primary care, as well as the increased access for patients.

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Elizabeth Boggio, MD

Family Medicine – Silver Team

I believe in a holistic approach to patient care, and to practice medicine that is patient centered. My goal is to build a relationship of trust with my patients by educating patients to make the best decisions for their care while respecting their autonomy.

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Chelsea Bremer, MA

Behavioral Health Intern – Red Team

Healthcare includes taking care of both the physical body and the mind, and I believe behavioral health providers can help patients navigate challenges that come up in their lives and provide tools to use across the lifespan.

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Casey Celerian, DO

Family Medicine – Purple Team

Each patient is a whole person made up everything from where they grew up to the daily activities they find most important. I believe that by partnering with my patients and forming strong relationships built on trust I can best understand what is unique to them.

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Catherine Choi, DO

Family Medicine – Purple Team

I was drawn to medicine because of the ability to empower others. I hope every patient I encounter feels listened to and cared for. My special medical interests are in women’s health, diabetes education, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.

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Jessica Coleman, MD, MS, MPH

Family Medicine – Red Team

I believe in listening to and engaging patients in their own care as well as their family. Improving families and communities will improve individuals! Physicians should also continue learning and broadening their skills to better assist their patients!

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Sarah Cook, DO

Family Medicine – Red Team

I believe thoughtful, thorough healthcare is a commodity that should be attainable to everyone. I hope my patients will see me as a caring physician who hears their concerns and advocates for, and with, them.

Jake Covington Family Medicine

Jake Covington, DO

Family Medicine – Purple Team

I believe in employing an integrated approach to patient care, incorporating the most up-to-date medical literature and best practices with preventative medicine and holistic osteopathic manipulative therapy.

Christina Eglin Family Medicine

Christina Eglin, MD

Family Medicine – Purple Team

I believe quality family medicine is rooted in understanding what makes a patient unique. With each patient I hope to help with health goal setting, provide evidence based medical knowledge and be a partner in their medical journey.

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Stephanie Garcia, MA

Behavioral Health Intern – Blue Team

I value the importance of holistically addressing emotional, behavioral, and medical concerns. My philosophy of care involves meeting patients where they are and gaining an understanding of their unique strengths and challenges in order to increase functioning and foster meaning in their lives.

Tommy Greenwood Family Medicine

Tommy Greenwood, DO

Family Medicine – Red Team

Serving as a teacher in some moments, an interpreter of medical data in others, or sometimes simply a listening ear; I believe that providing patients with the best care possible requires compassion, flexibility, and the understanding that each patient has a unique set of life experiences.

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Heather Harris, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant – Red Team

I am passionate about the role a Behavioral Health Consultant can play in the likes of patients, on the team, and in the larger community. CHCW provides compassionate and impactful care, while also continuing to pursue growth.

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Kari Hoover, PA-C

Physician Assistant – Blue Team

I aspire to continuously improve my knowledge and skills in order to provide the best possible quality of care to my patients.

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Lawrence W. Hu, DO

Physician Assistant – Silver Team

Patient care is more than just physicians providing necessary medical care for patients. As a healthcare provider, I constantly remind myself that it is my privilege and honor to get to know each one of my patients and their life stories.

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John Jamora, DO

Family Medicine – Silver Team

My goal as a physician is to empower my patients to take control of their health and partner with them to attain health goals. I will approach the physician/patient relationship with compassion and understanding and strive to cultivate long-term meaningful relationships.

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Dan Jenkins, DO

Family Medicine – Blue Team

I believe every doctor-patient interaction is an opportunity to maximize wellbeing. Whether addressing chronic issues, new problems or taking preventative measures, improvement is always possible. I also feel very strongly that as a doctor, my job is to collaborate with and identify the strengths and skills my patients already have

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Portia Jones, MD, MPH

Family Medicine – Blue Team, Pink Team

I work towards a collaborative, patient-centered care model with my patients, involving the patient in decisions about their health and care. I enjoy taking care of all the members of the family and multiple generations of the same family.

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Sheila Kredit, MD

Family Medicine – Purple Team, Pink Team

I aspire to bring hope and trust to those around me, and End each day feeling that I did the best by my patients, colleagues, family, and self that I could. I aspire to improve breastfeeding support, the response to the changing environment, and medical education.

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Kimberly Lindquist, APC

Advanced Practice Clinician – Red Team

I work towards a collaborative, patient-centered care model with my patients, involving the patient in decisions about their health and care. I enjoy taking care of all the members of the family and multiple generations of the same family.

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Brandon Matsumiya, MS

Behavioral Health Intern – Silver Team

I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist individuals in meeting their goals. I use strength-based and solution-focused methods in addition to providing education on skills in mindfulness, stress reduction, and effective communication. I am interested in evidence-based practices for mental health (and medical) providers.

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Onel Martinez, DO

Family Medicine – Purple Team

My commitment is to serve each and every patient to the highest standards of care and to foster patient relationships that will inspire trust, promote health maintenance, and inspire growth.

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Georgia Schafer Medina, MD

Family Medicine – Blue Team

My philosophy of care is to provide patients with holistic care to the best of my ability, so that they are empowered to live rich fulfilling lives. I believe that full spectrum primary care is the cornerstone for health.

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Carlin Miller, DO

Family Medicine – Silver Team, Pink Team

I believe that one of the most important factors in medicine is being willing to listen. Many times answers to my questions come automatically if I just sit and let my patients talk. Understanding what constitutes my patients lives, their values, and concerns allows me to customized their care in ways I can be confident will work for them.

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Michael Murray, PsyD, LMFT

Behavioral Health – Connect – Blue Team

My philosophy of care is that the integration model just makes sense. Whole-person treatment is the only logical way to support a healthy life style. I enjoy the collaborative nature of the work and my coworkers are simply awesome.

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Aaron Nott, DO

Family Medicine – Silver Team

The ability to deliver family medicine facilitates the ability to provide lifelong care, from birth to death. I value developing a friendship with my patients during visits to ultimately lend a hand in guiding my patients to the quality medical care they wish to receive.

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Ruth Olmer, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant

I enjoy the fast pace and variety of the work in primary care. I have my regular clinic duties, which are varied in terms of presenting problem, population, individual, group, testing, etc. Then there are the extras that I can tailor to my interests, such as supervising interns, developing employee wellness events, etc.

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Steven Olmer, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant

I am drawn to primary care behavioral health because I enjoy the variety of experiences that primary care offers in a day and the ability to work with a team of different professionals to treat individuals in multiple aspects of their well-being.

Chanel Ostrem Family Medicine

Chanel Ostrem, DO

Family Medicine – Blue Team

My goal is to foster partnerships with my patients. I also believe in taking a holistic approach to healthcare. Integrating social, financial, psychological and lifestyle factors as part of viewing the whole person.

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Josh Parmenter, DO

Family Medicine – Purple Team

The greatest reason I wanted to become a physician was, so I could care for people starting with before they were born until their golden years. Having a family of my own, I truly believe that wellness and health starts in those younger years and is carried through the generations.

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Jai Patel, MD

Family Medicine – Red Team

I believe trust and understanding can be achieved when each patient feels as though their health needs have been viewed from a holistic lens that also takes into account their unique psychosocial needs.

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Joel Pearson, MD, MPH

Family Medicine – Blue Team, Pink Team

I share CHCW’s mission of service and education. My special medical interests include full-scope family medicine including inpatient and obstetrics, public health, serving the underserved.

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Stephen Pearson, MD

Pediatrics – Silver Team

As being part of the AAP I have been able to influence policy for the benefit of children. As part of PROS I have participated in studies where the results have ultimately changed policy and practice for the benefit of children.

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Julia Robertson, MD

Family Medicine – Blue Team, Pink Team

I have served the Yakima community as a family physician for twenty-seven years. I aspire to continue to serve my patients and the people of Yakima and serve as an advocate and role model for young physicians.

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Hilary Richardson, MA

Behavioral Health Consultant – Silver Team

Healthcare should be about helping patients enhance their lives through meaningful behavior change. My medical interests are in behavioral health consultation in primary care settings with special interest in child and adolescent patients and families, underserved populations, and prevention-focused care.

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Emily SHerfield, DO

Family Medicine – Blue Team

Bio coming soon!

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Courtney Shockley, MD

Pediatrics – Blue Team

I love to work with families as a whole, that means integrating behavioral health and social assistance with traditional medicine. I also love to teach! I aspire to improve the health and wellbeing of kids and teens and to empower them to pursue their dreams.

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Josh Stanfield, DO

Family Medicine – Red Team

I believe that my role is a collaborative one. I am committed to working with my patients as a whole person, incorporating body, mind, and soul in achieving the type of health and life they desire. I enjoy working with people to live life on their terms.

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Brooke Steadman, DO

Family Medicine – Silver Team

I love that family medicine provides the ability to have continuity of care with patients. This continuity allows for relationships to be built and for a partnership to develop.

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Madison Verrall, APC

Advanced Practice Clinician – Silver Team

I aspire to learn something from every patient I see, and help individuals to understand and achieve their own goals in terms of health. I am so excited about working in a patient centered organization that helps patients to prioritize all aspects of health.

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Jerry Wang, DO, MPHTM

Family Medicine – Red Team

I am committed to preventative health and building good rapport with patients and being their biggest proponent. I believe in having conversations with patients and listening to not just their words but their subliminal messages in order to work together to solve their health concerns.

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Brent Wilkinson, DO

Family Medicine – Blue Team

I believe in the restorative power of genuine patient-provider relationships. By connecting with patients in order to better understand their mental and physical health, positive clinical outcomes become more accessible.

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Gillian Zuckerman, MD

Family Medicine – Red Team

I aspire to find, foster, and propagate the humanity of medicine. I am excited to be returning to an FQHC, where I can be of service to my new community. In particular, I am thrilled to become part of Connect Clinic.