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

Program Director – Purple Team, Pink 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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Maria Verduzco, MD

Family Medicine – Purple Team, Pink 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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Gray Dawson, MD

Associate Program Director – Family Medicine – Purple Team

Work as a team to make great things happen for the residency, this influential organization, and the patients we have the honor to care for.

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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.

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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

PCBH Education DirectorBlue 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 Primary Care 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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Jessica Bruner, DO

Family Medicine – Purple Team

 I believe as a primary care Doctor; we should try our best at preventing ailments before they happen and treat the body as a whole.

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MAYRA CORREA BARADA, PSYD

Behavioral Health Consultant- Blue Team

I am passionate about delivering patient centered care to underserved communities.

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Brenna Boyd, PhD

Behavioral Health Fellow – Red Team

Working at CWFM with our phenomenal BHC team and medical team gives me the opportunities to grow and share these passions in my day-to-day work.

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Allison Breda, DO

Family Medicine – Blue Team

I aspire to always remember the patient as a whole – especially when it comes to human behavior, the importance of motivation and cooperation, and the interconnectedness of mental and physical health.

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Sara Cate, MD, MPH

Family Medicine – Purple Team

I believe in patient centered, compassionate care based on best practices and grounded in sound science. I am passionate about providing care to those who because of economic or other barriers are less able to access medical care..

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Andrés Calvillo, MD

Family Medicine – Purple Team

I strive to care for my patients as I would want someone to care for my dearest loved ones in their most vulnerable moments.

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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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NICHOLAS COLIN, DO

Family Medicine – Silver Team

My goal as a physician is to improve the quality and delivery of care for at-risk/ vulnerable patient populations.

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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.

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Michael Copty, MD

Family Medicine – Red Team

I believe that understanding motivations of patients, allows physicians to individualize and tailor-make care, specific to each unique encounter. This in turn, leads to rapport building and mutual understanding.

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Daniel Cox, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner – Purple Team

I like the mission, have a strong connection to the patient community…

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Michelle Dalson, MD

Family Medicine – Red Team

To truly care for the health needs of others, one must respect the uniqueness of each person’s physical, mental, and spiritual needs..

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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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Jamie Emanuel, MD

Family Medicine – Red Team

After working and volunteering in various areas ranging from tutoring kids to being a clinical assistant in a medical center, I’ve learned that there is no “cookie cutter” approach to anything, especially when providing care.

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Alana Friedlander, MA

PCBH Intern  Purple Team

I aspire to help people with chronic medical conditions increase their autonomy and ability to manage their conditions and live a value-congruent life despite their potential restrictions or pain.

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Nicholas Gruzzi, PharmD

Pharmacology –  Purple Team

“I aspire to provide exceptional patient care to all populations, while continuing to learn and grow with the future generations of providers”

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James Hampton, MD

Family Medicine – Red Team

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Maryalice Hardison, ARNP

Family Medicine – Red Team

I want to work for CHCW to make a difference in the community that I live in, to help people further understand their medical issues and how this impacts their lives

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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 lives 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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Sabina Hochroth, DO

Family Medicine – Purple Team

I am committed to providing compassionate, equitable care to all my patients. The doctor-patient relationship is a partnership, and I strive to build trust and understanding with my patients. I am also committed to lifelong learning and staying up to date on the latest medical advances…

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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

Family Medicine – 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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MARYAM IBRAHIM, MD

Family Medicine –  Silver Team

I believe making a difference in patient’s overall lifestyle and not just their illness is the steppingstone to improving the community health. 

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Saeid Jahesh, MD

Family Medicine – Blue Team

Establishing long-lasting relationships with my patients and taking a holistic approach towards their care has been the cornerstone of my practice..

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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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Corey Knight, MS

PCBH Intern- Silver Team

I aspire to be come be health service psychologist and behavioral health consultant working in family and community medicine settings.

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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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Mariah Lane, DO

Family Medicine – Red Team

I believe in treating each patient holistically and taking into account their unique individual needs…

 

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Martine Leclerc, MA

PCBH Fellow- Blue Team

Pacific University, PsyD in Clinical Psychology (Forest Grove, OR)

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Angela Maxson, DO

Family Medicine – Red Team

Medical interest: Prevention, health equity, full spectrum family medicine, including procedural tasks.

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Melissa McCoy, MD

Family Medicine – Blue Team

To advance health equity by compassionately and competently caring for individuals, families, and communities as an expert generalist in full-spectrum family medicine.

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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 Consultant – 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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Daniel Olivera, MD

Family Medicine – Blue Team

I aim to be a physician who is not only driven to find answers, but also has the professional humility to sit down and truly understand each patient’s problem.

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Shanice Santa Olivo, PhD

PCBH Fellow Silver Team

I am excited to help with patient center care, promoting accessibility to care, and integrated health care!

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CHINASA ONYEMKPA, MD

Family Medicine –  Silver Team

What drew you to CWFMR and/or Yakima?: 
“Unopposed family medicine program in a small town with emphasis in incorporating behavioral health in its medical practice.”

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Ruth Olmer, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant – Temporarily on military leave – Purple Team

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 – Temporarily on military leave –  Red Team

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.

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Sarah Ortner, MA, LMFT, MHP

Behavioral Health Consultant – Silver Team

I believe that all people desire lives where they are connected to who and what is meaningful to them, and I believe all people bring strength and gifts to the work of creating healthier lives. I try to bring empathetic listening and honesty.

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Zachary Parker, DO

Family Medicine – Purple Team

I was born and raised here, so it wasn’t long before I became acquainted with our community’s medical needs. 

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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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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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RONALD SIMPSON, PSYD

PCBH Fellow – Silver Team

Experience:
Neuropsych assessment, psychotherapy, behavioral Health Consultant at Community Health Center. Psychiatric nursing facility. University Medical.

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Lacey Sheppard, LCSW

Behavioral Health Consultant – Red Team

I am tenaciously passionate about using my experience and skills to create a positive impact for the health of communities.

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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, Pink 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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SHRESHTA WADHWA, DO

Family Medicine – Silver Team

My years of medical training, working as a teacher for special needs children and volunteering at a hospice center have guided my patient care philosophy. Every patient should be treated as if they are family or friend:

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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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Ningyi Zheng, DO

Family Medicine – Blue Team

In my mind, taking care of a patient involves getting to know someone deeper and building enough trust in order to start peeling back the ‘layers of the onion.’ In other words, I enjoy understanding where a patient is coming from.

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Gillian Zuckerman, MD

Family Medicine – Red Team, Pink 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.