Sheila Kredit Family Medicine


  • Tumwater High School
  • BM in Music/Harp and BA in Anthropology/Human Biology at Northwestern University
  • Medical school at Case Western University School of Medicine
  • Residency at University of Wisconsin Madison


  • Peru Health Outreach Project
  • Centro Panamerica de Idiomas Medical Spanish Course (Costa Rica)
  • Certified IBCLC and an ALSO course instructor
  • Undergraduate honors thesis on breastfeeding cessation among mothers enrolled in WIC in Chicago
  • Professional harpist, including two Northwestern Symphony concerts in Chicago’s Grant Park


Hobbies: Family time, hiking, running, kayaking, swimming, baking bread, learning Spanish, playing the harp, trying to play guitar, gardening, sitting by the fire with a good book.

When Dr. Kredit was asked “Why do you want to work for CHCW?” she replied, “CHCW struck me as an organization that is committed and thoughtful about its role in the community, and prioritizes camaraderie within the clinic in order to create a strong team for addressing the community’s needs. I feel it will be an environment where I can continue to grow as a physician, a teacher, and person. I look forward to learning about this other side of the mountains and the particular population we serve in Yakima, and hope to improve my medical Spanish in order to better care for this demographic.”

She aspires to: End each day feeling that I did the best by my patients, colleagues, family, and self that I could. I aspire to bring hope and trust to those around me. I aspire to become involved in the systems of my clinic and of Washington state to improve breastfeeding support, the response to the changing environment, and medical education. I aspire to keep music and nature a regular part of my days. I aspire not to treat stress with chocolate and instead of with fresh fruit, vegetables, and good sleep.

I provide the following:

  • Prenatal care
  • Labor and delivery care
  • Postpartum care
  • Dietary counseling
  • Women’s health /gyn care – STD screening, pap, colposcopy, birth control management, infertility management, IUD placement and removal, Nexplanon placement/removal
  • Dating ultrasounds – transabdominal and transvaginal

 I am Spanish speaking

 I am an International Certified Lactation Consultant and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. I provide breastfeeding support including:

  • management of medications and chronic conditions during lactation
  • management of low milk supply
  • management of mastitis, engorgement, plugged ducts
  • management of cracked nipples
  • management of pump issues
  • management of breastfeeding when baby suffering from jaundice, failure to thrive
  • tongue tie release/frenectomy
  • assistance with latching