Our Faculty

CWFMR clinical teaching is provided by board certified family medicine physicians, pediatricians, psychologists, an internist, and a pharmacologist. In addition, over one hundred community physicians and specialists volunteer thousands of hours in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Our clinical faculty maintain their own clinical practice, assuring clinical and technical competency. Faculty are encouraged to pursue their own personal interests and as a result their professional competencies include: high risk OB, reproductive health, dermatology, women’s health, global medicine, lactation and breast feeding, nutrition, integrative medicine, hosptial inpatient, public health, and POCUS.

Graduate Medical Education

The Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program has operated since 1993 and serves both rural and under-served patient populations in the region. We are responsible for graduating nearly 30 family doctors who practice in our area and have helped to ease the primary care shortage. Our historical connection, combined with the range of professional expertise our faculty bring to graduate medical education, creates a unique and comprehensive learning experience.

Featured Faculty - Maria Verduzco, MD

“My first love for medicine was obstetrics. I was present during the delivery of my nephew when I was in high school, and I was fascinated by the miracle of life. To this day, I sometimes get teary-eyed when I deliver babies.”

Diverse Teaching

In addition to teaching residents, faculty members spend time precepting students. Central Washington Family Medicine continuity clinics serve as sites for the required family medicine clerkships of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.

We also offer fourth year sub-internships for students from U.S. medical schools, educate pediatric dental residents, provide clinical training for physician assistant, nursing and doctor of pharmacy students, and job shadow opportunities for local high school and college students.

 

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Brandon isaacs, DO

Program Director

Dr. Isaacs is a graduate of University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences now known as Des Moines University. He completed his family medicine residency at Saint Louis University/Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois. Read Bio

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Caitlin Hill, MD

Assoc. Program Director

Caitlin Hill received her Bachelors in Science dual degree in Anthropology and Biology. She is a graduate of University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities. She completed her Residency at the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Read Bio

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Ragina Lancaster, DO

Assoc. Program Director

Dr. Lancaster is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her philosophy of care is she strongly believes in a patient-centered approach to care that recognizes that health is multi-faceted. Read Bio

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June Bredin, MD

Interim Rural Track Residency Director

Dr. Bredin is a graduate of University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Read Bio

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Maria Verduzco, MD

CWFM Site Director

Dr. Verduzco is a graduate of University of Washington School of Medicine. Her philosophy of care is bridging the gap between underserved monolingual Spanish patients and their providers. Read Bio

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David Bauman, PSYD

Behavioral Health Education Director

Bauman holds a graduate B.A. of Psychology from the State University of New York, has an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Geneva College, and his PsyD. Clinical Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. Read Bio

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Bridget Beachy, PSYD

Director of Behavioral Health

Beachy holds a graduate B.A. of Psychology from Geneva College, has an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Geneva College, and a Doctorate of Psychology from The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. Read Bio

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Gina Many, MA, PHD

Medical Educator

Dr. Many holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from George Washington University. In addition, she holds a Master’s in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from George Washington University. Read Bio

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Louise Achey, PHARMD

Pharmacology

Achey holds a B.A. of Pharmacy from Washington State University, and has a Specialty Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy. She has over 30 years as a pharmacist, primarily in hospital practice. Read Bio

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Eve Barker, MD

Family Medicine

Eve Barker is a graduate of University of Minnesota Medical School. She works in the full spectrum of family medicine including obstetrics, women’s health, LGBTQ care, medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, and global health. Read Bio

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Mark Bauer, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Bauer is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit. He completed his Internal Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center. Read Bio

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Sara Cate, MD, MPH

Family Medicine (Ellensburg Faculty)

Dr. Cate is a graduate of University of Michigan, School of Public Health, University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her residency program at the University of Washington Family Medicine. Read Bio

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Tom Ellingson, MD

Internal Medicine

Dr. Ellingson is a graduate of the Yakima Valley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has over 25 years of both clinical and hospitalist experience and manages our Family Medicine Inpatient Service at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima. Read Bio

 

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Portia Jones, MD, MPH

Family Medicine

Dr. Jones is a graduate of University of Minnesota Medical School. She also holds her Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She completed her residency program in Family Medicine and OB Fellowship. Read Bio

 

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Crystal Martin, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Martin holds her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine as well as a Masters in Public Health. She aspires to conduct meaningful research in the applications of osteopathic manipulative treatments to improve the practice of evidence-based medicine. Read Bio

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Carlin Miller, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Miller is a graduate of Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine. His philosophy of care is that he believes one of the most important factors in medicine is willing to listen. Read Bio

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Ryan Moultray, DO

Family Medicine

Dr. Moultray holds is B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington. He is a graduate of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University. Ryan wants to be part of a team dedicated to serving the underserved. Read Bio

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Ruth Olmer, PsyD

Behavioral Health

Olmer holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Masters of Marriage & Family Therapy, Certificate of Neuropsychology. She is interested in neuropsychological assessment with diverse populations. Read Bio

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Sarah Ortner, MA, LMFT, MHP

Behavioral Health

Sarah Ortner has a masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She brings empathetic listening and honesty and a willingness to work together with people in my care to come up with new and meaningful choices and next steps. Read Bio

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Joel Pearson, MD, MPH

Family Medicine

Dr. Pearson earned his master of public health and medical degrees from Oregon Health & Science University, and was a Chief Resident and then an Obstetrics Fellow at the University of Utah family medicine residency. He shares CHCW’s mission of service and education. Read Bio

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Stephen Pearson, MD

Pediatrics

Dr. Pearson is a graduate of Yale University Medical School Residency at Children’s National. His special professional interests include vaccines, and children with special health care needs. Read Bio

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Julia Robertson, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Robertson is a graduate from the University of Texas Health Science. She feels residents need strong role models and advocates in their training. Her experience will assist the already outstanding faculty in place. Read Bio

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Courtney Shockley, MD

Pediatrics

Dr. Shockley is a graduate of University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma. She aspires to improve the health and well being of kids and teens. Read Bio

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Rob Wageneck, DO

Family Medicine (Ellensburg Faculty)

Dr. Wageneck is a graduate from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He aspires to make a difference and find balance in life. Read Bio

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Gillian Zuckerman, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Zuckerman is a graduate from University of Massachusetts Medical School. She aspires to find, foster, and propagate the humanity of medicine. Read Bio