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MEDICAL PROVIDERS

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Larry Balentine, MD

Dr. Balentine received his medical degree from the University of Kansas and went on to complete his internal medicine internship and residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC)...

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Kate Ballou, ARNP

Lauren (Kate) Ballou was born and raised in Central Nebraska. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney...

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Kate Ballou is accepting new pediatric patients ages 3 months and older.

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Jessica Colwell, MD

Dr. Colwell received her medical degree from the University of Queensland in Australia and went on to complete her residency training at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. Jessica loves full-spectrum family medicine…

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Dr. Colwell is accepting new obstetrics and pediatric patients.

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Ben Curran, MD

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Curran earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Brigham Young University. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and stayed in the western...

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Dr. Curran is accepting new obstetrics and pediatric patients.

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Jessica DiBari, DO

Dr. DiBari grew up in both California and Washington. She went to medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima and completed her residency at Tacoma Family Medicine and stayed there for additional fellowship...

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Dr. DiBari is accepting new obstetrics and pediatric patients.

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Andrea Eickelmann, DNP-FNP

Andrea is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up Shoreline and Seattle. She received her bachelors degree from Webster University. She completed her nursing requirements and her doctorate of nursing practice-family nurse...

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Andrea Eickelmann is accepting new patients.

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Rob Epstein, MD

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Epstein earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington, going on to earn a master’s degree in Nursing at the University of Tennessee. He returned to Seattle to earn his MD from the...

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Ned Hammar, MD

Dr. Hammar was born in Haiti, grew up in a 400-person town in eastern Oregon, and was one of the first Peace Corps volunteers in South Africa. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University, then moved to Seattle...

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Dr. Hammar is accepting new obstetrics and pediatric patients.

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Curt Haugen, PA-C

Curt was born and raised in Bloomington, MN near an urban ski area where he developed a great appreciation for the outdoors, learning to ski, snowboard and mountain bike. He graduated with honors from St. Olaf College, earning…

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Barbara Maxwell, ARNP

Barbara is a Washington native who was raised in Centralia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Seattle University and worked for more than 10 years in critical care and emergency room nursing before going on to obtain a…

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Michael Maxwell, MD

Dr. Maxwell was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Seattle University, Summa Cum Laude. He received his Medical Degree with honors from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine and...

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Maria Melvin, ARNP

Maria hails from Port Angeles and started her medical career as an EKG Technician at Olympic Medical Center. Most recently, she completed her MSN at Gonzaga, focusing on Family Medicine. Maria's clinical focus...

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Maria Melvin is accepting new patients.

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Linsey Monaghan, MD

Dr. Monaghan was born and raised in Missouri. She earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri and completed her residency in Family Medicine at...

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Dr. Monaghan is accepting new obstetrics and pediatric patients.

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 Mira Nelson, MD

Dr. Mira Nelson spent her formative years in Seattle, where she developed an affection for drizzly days and strong coffee. She earned her BA at the University of Washington, majoring in Medical Anthropology and Public Health...

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Dr. Nelson is accepting new patients.

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 Kristin Puhl, MD

Dr. Puhl was born and raised in Port Angeles, Washington. She went on to study Psychology at Western Washington University in Bellingham where she also earned her Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology...

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Dr. Puhl is accepting new patients.

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Brad Rodell, PA-C

Brad grew up in Smyrna, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. He completed his undergraduate work in Nashville at Lipscomb University, later moving on to his graduate and professional training at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas...

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Brianne H. Rowan, MD

Brianne H. Rowan is an Olympic Peninsula native, who grew up in Port Townsend and graduated from Chimacum High School. She always wanted to someday return home to the peninsula and she is thrilled to have finally settled in Port Angeles...

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Dr. Rowan is accepting new patients.

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Kathy Shannon, ARNP

Kathy grew up in California and served in the US Army as a practical nurse specialist for four years. She returned to civilian life to serve as a critical care nurse for thirteen years, before returning to school at the University of California...

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Kathy Shannon is accepting new pediatric patients ages 3 months and older.

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Michael A. Wauters, MD

Born and raised on Bainbridge Island, Washington, Dr. Wauters spent much of his youth climbing trees, building forts and having adventures with his two younger brothers. After college at Pacific Lutheran University he ventured to the…

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Dr. Wauters is accepting new obstetrics and pediatric patients.

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Katrina Cooley Weller, MD

Dr. Weller was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She received her undergraduate degree at University of Pennsylvania, medical degree from University of Rochester, and completed her residency at Swedish Medical Center in…

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Jennifer Wilson, PA-C

Jennifer has extensive background in providing medical care, education, and support for patients from a wide range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including HIV-positive adults and special needs children...

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Jennifer Wilson is accepting new patients.

 
 
 

PHYSICIANS IN RESIDENCE

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Nicole Jeffery, MD

Nicole grew up in Utqiagvik, Alaska, a rural town located among the ice and tundra north of the Arctic Circle. She traveled south to California to attend Stanford University and complete a B.A. in Human Biology with an area...

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Caroline Jolley, MD

Caroline grew up in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, where she spent her childhood exploring the mountains of the Cascades and beaches along the Oregon Coast with her family. She traveled east to complete her Bachelor’s degree in...

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Michael Gonzales, MD

Michael is a native of Austin, Texas. An interest in language and the liberal arts brought him out west, where he attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon. After college, he took a brief hiatus to travel while his future wife finished...

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Janelle Lee, MD

Born and raised in Seattle, Janelle spent much of her childhood fine-tuning her ears to multiple dialects of Chinese. She embraced Asian American ethnic studies and Mandarin at the University of Washington before majoring in...

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS

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Rebecca Barrett, MS

Rebecca hails from a small country town in Upstate New York. She moved around while growing up, including different areas in Montana, as well as Kodiak Island, Alaska. She's been in Port Angeles almost 4 years now...

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Kristine Johnson, PhD

Dr. Johnson grew up right here in Port Angeles. Her academic studies took her first to Western Washington University where she earned her bachelor’s degree, and later to Idaho State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree…

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Ronnie Sue Leith, PhD, MD

Dr. Leith grew up in Whittier, California and headed to the Midwest for college. She earned her undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  While working on her medical degree at the University...

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Terri Paquin, LICSW

Terri was born and raised in Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Art at The University of Washington and then a master’s degree in social work. Terri started her career as a therapist...

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Caitlin Sundin, MA

Caitlin was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Woodinville, Washington while in grade school. She attended the University of Michigan for undergraduate training, earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology...

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Kim Ykema, LICSW

Kim was born in San Francisco, has many relatives in the Pacific Northwest, and grew up in the Philadelphia area on the East Coast. She graduated from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, with a BS in Business Administration...

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DENTAL PROVIDERS

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Stephen Canale, DMD

Dr. Canale grew up in Santa Cruz, California. He received his BS in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA, and his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from Nova Southeastern University...

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Reynold Donovan, DDS

Dr. Donovan grew up in Northern California and graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry. For 28 years, Dr. Donovan owned a private practice in Auburn, California, serving all levels of the community...

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Gregory Royack, DDS

Dr. Royack is originally from Northern California, but has spent the better part of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science before completing dental school at...

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MEDICARE ANNUAL WELLNESS VISIT PROVIDERS

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Tricia Gormley, BSN

Tricia Gormley is a life-long resident of Port Angeles. She attended Peninsula College and later Olympic College where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Prior to her nursing work at North Olympic Healthcare Network...

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Lisa Markli, RN

Lisa grew up in Idaho and discovered the Pacific Northwest while attending Pacific Lutheran University, where she received a bachelors in biology. Port Angeles has been her home since 1988. Lisa spent 10 years teaching anatomy/physiology...

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MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT NURSES

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Heather Harsh, RN

Heather was born and raised here in Port Angeles. She traveled to Yakima to study nursing at Yakima Community College, earning her LPN. She later returned to Port Angeles and Peninsula College where she earned her RN...

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David Doran, RN

David grew up in Sequim. He went on to study nursing at the University of New Mexico, where he lived and practiced nursing for several years. Locally, David’s career has taken him into many areas of his diverse profession...

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CLINICAL PHARMACIST

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Lucille Johnston, PharmD

Dr. Johnston grew up in Southern California where she also began her training in the medical field by earning the Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of California at Irvine. She went on to study healthcare...

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