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Community Health Care has many medical and dental providers to choose from. Our Family Medical Clinics specialize in family practice, including pregnancy and newborn care. We serve children, seniors and adults. If your medical condition is beyond our primary care services, we will assist you in finding the specialized care you need at a price you can afford.

Dental clinics provide preventive and restorative services for all ages, focusing on early screening for all children and sealants for school-age children.

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Gender Affirming Care
Aimee Acebedo, PhD

Aimee Acebedo, PhD

Psychologist
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Behavioral Health
Aimee Acebedo, PhD
Aimee Acebedo, PhD

Psychologist

Behavioral Health

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Education
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology,
Palo Alto, California
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University,
San Diego, California
Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Angelo State University,
San Angelo, Texas

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Focus on Early Childhood Mental Health and Parent-Child Psychotherapy, Portia Bell Hume Behavioral Health and Training Center, Fremont, California

Experience
Dr. Acebedo has five years of experience working in an early childhood intervention and prevention setting providing therapy services to families and caregivers. She also has five years of experience providing crisis management and crisis intervention to severe, chronic mentally ill adults. Dr. Acebedo’s dissertation research examined the transformational aspects of self within Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Behavioral Health
Astrid Aguilera

Astrid Aguilera, MPAS, PA-C

Medical Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Spanish
Astrid Aguilera
Astrid Aguilera, MPAS, PA-C

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Texas-Pan American,
Edinburg, Texas
Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Chemistry, University of Texas,
El Paso, Texas

Experience
Astrid Aguilera, PA-C has worked as a Physician Assistant since 2012 in a private practice setting in El Paso, Texas. She also volunteered her time at a local non-profit clinic where she provided care to indigent people from El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Additional Languages:Spanish
Heidi Alterson, DNP. ARNP

Heidi Alterson, DNP, ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 847-2304
Spanaway Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Heidi Alterson, DNP. ARNP
Heidi Alterson, DNP, ARNP

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Medical University of South Carolina,
Charleston, South Carolina
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, New Mexico State University,
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Associate Degree in Nursing, Oakton Community College,
Des Plaines, Illinois

Board Certification
Family Nurse Practitioner

Experience
Heidi Alterson, ARNP has experience working in community health clinics and school-based health clinics in multiple states. She has worked in New Mexico, Illinois, Florida, and Washington. She enjoys providing primary care services and building strong relationships with her patients so they can achieve their personal health goals. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, she practiced as an emergency room registered nurse.

(253) 847-2304
Spanaway Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Shauna Applin, ARNP

Shauna Applin, ARNP, CNM, AAHIVMs

Medical Provider
(253) 597-3815
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
HIV/AIDS Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Shauna Applin, ARNP
Shauna Applin, ARNP, CNM, AAHIVMs

Medical Provider

HIV/AIDs Care & Obstetrics

Shauna Applin, Registered Nurse (RN), Adult Nurse Practitioner (A-NP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist (AAHIVMs) has practiced in HIV specialty care and OB care since 2006.

Shauna received her training at the University of Washington and currently serves as an HIV Specialist for Community Health Care’s HIV infected patients in their Hilltop Regional Health Center. Providing both primary and HIV care to her patients, this is the largest HIV panel outside of King County in Washington State.

Also trained as a nurse midwife, Shauna is a unique provider in Pierce County providing intensive care to HIV+ pregnant women as well. Her interest in HIV care began during international work in Kenya & Haiti and along with providing HIV clinical care she enjoys speaking around the country on HIV and precepting students interested in HIV.

(253) 597-3815
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:HIV/AIDS Care, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doosu Baik, DDS

Doosu Baik, DDS

Dentist
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Doosu Baik, DDS
Doosu Baik, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Advanced Clinical Training Program, and Senior ACT Program, University of California School of Dentistry,
Los Angeles, California
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Unciano College,
Manila, Philippines

Residency
Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency Program, Chief Resident, University of California School of Dentistry,
Los Angeles, California

Experience
Dr. Baik has served as a committee member of the Korean-American Dental Association as a hands-on course instructor. He has also done oral cancer research with Division of Constitutive & Regenerative Sciences at the University of California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California

(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Robin Ballard, RDH

Robin Ballard, RDH

Dental Hygienist
(253) 210-5270
Spanaway Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Robin Ballard, RDH
Robin Ballard, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Dental Care

Education
Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene, Pierce College, Lakewood,
Washington
Dental Assisting Courses, Bates Vocational Technical College,
Tacoma, Washington

Experience
Robin was born in Auburn and has lived most of her life in Puyallup. She has provided care in Bonney Lake, Puyallup, and surrounding areas. She has worked in private practice and in community health. Her volunteer work includes serving as a Hygienist in Mexico. She has accumulated over 500 hours of continuing education and has been a member of American Dental Hygienist Association for over 30 years.

(253) 210-5270
Spanaway Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Tiffany Bass, DDS

Tiffany Bass, DDS

Assistant Dental Director
(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Tiffany Bass, DDS
Tiffany Bass, DDS

Assistant Dental Director

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Washington School of Dentistry,
Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Hawaii,
Honolulu, Hawaii

Experience
Dr. Bass has a passion for community health and providing dental care to those who struggle to access needed services. She has worked in both private practice and community health. In addition to these experiences, she has also had internships where she provided emergency dental care and also provided care in community health settings.

(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Jo Bauer, ARNP

Jo Bauer, ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Adult Care Clinic
Family Medicine, AIDS/HIV Care, Gender Affirming Care
Spanish, French
Jo Bauer, ARNP
Jo Bauer, ARNP

Medical Provider

Family Practice & HIV/AIDS Care

Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Master of Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Residency:
Community Health Care Family and Community Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Experience:
Jo is an experienced critical and primary care nurse. Her goal is to create a partnership with patients of all ages and empower them to make healthy choices. Her interests include nutrition, HIV management, transgender medicine and end of life care. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and hiking with her wife.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Adult Care Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine, AIDS/HIV Care, Gender Affirming Care
Additional Languages:Spanish, French
Stacie Sutton Beck

Stacie Sutton Beck, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Adult Care
Stacie Sutton Beck
Stacie Sutton Beck, MD

Medical Provider

Stacie Beck, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine and practices at Community Health Care’s Downtown Clinic. She provides full spectrum medical care, including obstetrics, pediatrics, adult care, and geriatrics.

Dr. Beck earned her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine with a focus on the medically underserved. She completed her residency at Tacoma Family Medicine, where she earned the outstanding research award. Dr. Beck holds a Bachelor of Arts in Magazine Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Georgia.

She enjoys providing care for entire families and has specific interests in disease prevention and health promotion.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Adult Care
Diantha Berg, DDS

Diantha Berg, DDS

Dentist
(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Diantha Berg, DDS
Diantha Berg, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Dental School Preparatory Coursework, University of Texas,
San Antonio, Texas
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center,
San Antonio, Texas

Residency
University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, Washington

Experience
Dr. Berg has owned her own practice and worked as a dentist for other private practice groups. She has also served as a Dental Hygienist. Her goal is to provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages and of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. She strives to provide quality, comfort, and education to her patients.

(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Dahna Berkson, PhD, C.Psych

Dahna Berkson, PhD, C.Psych

Director of Behavioral Health
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Behavioral Health
Dahna Berkson, PhD, C.Psych
Dahna Berkson, PhD, C.Psych

Director of Behavioral Health

Director of Behavioral Health

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion, Carleton University,
Ottawa, Ontario
Masters in Clinical Child Psychology, York University,
Toronto, Ontario
Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical-Counseling Psychology), York University,
Toronto, Ontario
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Primary Care Health Psychology, Genesys Regional Medical Center,
Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan

Experience
Dr. Berkson has provided behavioral health to children, teens, and families in Canada and the United States. This includes work with adolescent offenders, crisis management and work with individuals suffering from chronic health issues. She has served as a faculty member for the University of Ottawa Family Practice Residency and served as a Clinical Instructor for the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Behavioral Health
Ashley Bieker, MD

Ashley Bieker, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spanish
Ashley Bieker, MD
Ashley Bieker, MD

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Certification:
Board Certified in Family Medicine

Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington
Medical Degree, University of Washington School ofMedicine,
Seattle, Washington

Residency:
Tacoma Family Medicine Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Experience:
Dr. Bieker has a special interest in the health of Spanish-speaking communities. Her work has involved international medical projects in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Ecuador, but she enjoys caring for patients from any corner of the globe. She provides full spectrum care to patients of all ages, including obstetrics.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Additional Languages:Spanish
Vicki Breaker, DDS

Vicki Breaker, DDS

Dentist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Vicki Breaker, DDS
Vicki Breaker, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Washington School of Dentistry,
Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Arts in Dental Hygiene, University of Iowa College of Dentistry,
Iowa City, Iowa.

Experience
Dr. Breaker has worked as a Dental Hygienist for 13 years, an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry for 12 years and private practice for 12 years. She is an Honorary Member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dental Honor Society and Sigma Phi Alpha, Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Laura Brooks, RD

Laura Brooks, RD

Registered Dietitian
Hilltop Tacoma, Eastside Tacoma, and Lakewood Family Medical Clinics
Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, HIV/AIDS Care
Laura Brooks, RD
Laura Brooks, RD

Registered Dietitian

Laura Brooks, RD (Registered Dietitian), CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) has worked for Community Health Care for over 10 years.

She has experience working with patients with a variety of nutritional concerns, including the special needs of HIV/AIDS patients. She is committed to helping patients understand the benefits of embracing a healthy lifestyle, especially healthy eating, and looks forward to individual meetings.

Hilltop Tacoma, Eastside Tacoma, and Lakewood Family Medical Clinics
Specialties:Dietitian, Diabetes Educator, HIV/AIDS Care
Trinity Bui, DMD

Trinity Bui, DMD

Dentist
Provides care at each location as the need arises
Family Dental
Vietnamese
Trinity Bui, DMD
Trinity Bui, DMD

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry, Tufts University,
Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of
Washington, Seattle, Washington

Experience
Dr. Bui has worked in community health and as a dentist for a private dental firm. She has also operated her own dental practice.

Provides care at each location as the need arises
Specialties:Family Dental
Additional Languages:Vietnamese
Melinda Cakir, DDS

Melinda Cakir, DDS

Dentist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Turkish
Melinda Cakir, DDS
Melinda Cakir, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of California School of Dentistry,
Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, University of California,
Irvine, California
Associate Arts Degree, Goldenwest College,
Huntington Beach, California

Experience
Dr. Cakir has worked in private practice, community health and operated her own dental practice. She has also been a faculty member at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry in their Restorative Dentistry Clinic.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Additional Languages:Turkish
Blair Campbell, MD

Blair Campbell, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 536-2020
Parkland Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spanish
Blair Campbell, MD
Blair Campbell, MD

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and Women’s Studies, University of California,
Los Angeles, California
Masters of Public Health, Global Health Policy, George Washington University,
Washington, DC
Medical Degree, University of California at Davis School of Medicine,
Davis, California

Residency
Alaska Family Medicine Residency, Anchorage, Alaska

Experience
Dr. Campbell has worked a physician in Alaska. She has also been a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Honduras.

(253) 536-2020
Parkland Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Additional Languages:Spanish
Tara Cardinal, ARNP Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tara Cardinal, Obstetrical ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 722-2154
Hilltop Tacoma, Eastside Tacoma, and Lakewood Family Medical Clinics
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tara Cardinal, ARNP Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tara Cardinal, Obstetrical ARNP

Medical Provider

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education
Masters of Science in Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
Experience
As a Certified Nurse Midwife and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Tara Cardinal, CNM, ARNP, provides comprehensive sexual, reproductive and obstetric healthcare and serves as a training consultant and educator. She has volunteered extensively to advance compassionate and empowered care to all communities.

(253) 722-2154
Hilltop Tacoma, Eastside Tacoma, and Lakewood Family Medical Clinics
Specialties:Obstetrics and Gynecology
Judy Claffy, RDH

Judy Claffy, RDH

Dental Hygienist
(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Judy Claffy, RDH
Judy Claffy, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Dental Care

Education
Associate Arts in Dental Hygiene, Minor in Applied Science, Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon
Associate Arts in General Studies, Minor in Science, Linn Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon

Experience
Judy Claffy, RDH has provided care in private practice settings and in community health. She has also earned certifications in the use of sealants and local anesthesia. Her volunteer work includes Special Olympics and community dental health fairs.

(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Dr. Jayanti Clay

Jayanti Clay, MD, MA

Medical Provider
(253) 722-2154
Hilltop, Eastside, and Lakewood Family Medical Clinics
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gender Affirmation Care
Dr. Jayanti Clay
Jayanti Clay, MD, MA

Medical Provider

Women's Health

Education
Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine,
Indianapolis, Indiana
Master of Arts in Medical Sciences-Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine,
Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana

Residency
Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, Indiana
University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Experience
Dr. Clay has worked in community health since
becoming an obstetrician. She is also a member of the
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the
American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists.

(253) 722-2154
Hilltop, Eastside, and Lakewood Family Medical Clinics
Specialties:Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gender Affirmation Care
Elisabeth Dean, PA-C

Elisabeth Dean, PA-C

Medical Provider
(253) 442-8690
Hilltop Urgent Care Clinic
Urgent Care
Elisabeth Dean, PA-C
Elisabeth Dean, PA-C

Medical Provider

Urgent Care

Education
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Harding University,
Searcy, Arkansas
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Old Dominion University,
Norfolk, Virginia

Experience
Elisabeth Dean, PA-C’s work experience includes serving as a Physician Assistant in emergency medicine. She enjoys building community connections and providing excellent patient care.

(253) 442-8690
Hilltop Urgent Care Clinic
Specialties:Urgent Care
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Cheri Dunham, DDS

Dentist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
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Cheri Dunham, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle, Washington

Dr. Dunham's work experience includes eight years of community health dentistry.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Richard Eidal, DDS

Richard Eidal, DDS

Dentist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
German
Richard Eidal, DDS
Richard Eidal, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Pacific Lutheran University,
Tacoma, Washington

Experience
Dr. Eidal has served in private practice in the Puget Sound area and in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He has also been a faculty member for the University of Washington Dental School and the Clover Park Vocational Technical School Dental Assistant program.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Additional Languages:German
Vickie Elijah, PharmD

Vickie Elijah, PharmD

Pharmacist
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Pharmacy, HIV/AIDS Care
Vickie Elijah, PharmD
Vickie Elijah, PharmD

Pharmacist

Vickie Elijah has a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Washington. She is the head of the Anticoagulation program (monitoring patients taking Warfarin/Coumadin), and is part of the pharmacy team authorizing prescription refills.

She has been serving people living with HIV since 2002 as the Pharmacy Manager at the Hilltop Regional Health Center Pharmacy. She has testified at Town Hall Meetings before legislators as an advocate for Community Health Care patients and issues of access to quality care and continuity of care. She participated in an HIV traineeship at Johns Hopkins and an Adherence Conference in New Jersey through American Society of Clinical Pharmacists, and is pursuing advanced studies in HIV medications.

She is a member of ANAC and AAHIVM. Vickie is very excited to partner with CHC’s HIV team in improving health outcomes - changing lives by keeping people healthy.

Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Pharmacy, HIV/AIDS Care
Dr. John Erkins in front of Brick wall

Johnny Erkins, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 597-3815
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. John Erkins in front of Brick wall
Johnny Erkins, MD

Medical Provider

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Medical Degree, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Advanced Training
Internship in General Surgery, University of Illinois Department of General Surgery, Chicago, Illinois
Masters in Business Administration, Meyers University, Cleveland, Ohio
Residency
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cincinnati, Ohio
Experience
Director of Women and Children’s Services, Cleveland Clinic, Huron Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio
Chairman of the Department of Gynecology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

(253) 597-3815
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Obstetrics and Gynecology
Judy Estroff, ARNP

Judy Estroff, ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Judy Estroff, ARNP
Judy Estroff, ARNP

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Master of Science in Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
Experience:
Prior to being a Nurse Practitioner, Judy Estroff, ARNP has served as a school nurse in the Franklin Pierce and Peninsula School Districts in Pierce County, Washington. She was also a Camp Nurse and taught School Nursing at Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing. As a Nurse Practitioner she has worked in Obstetrics and provided care in the U.S. Army at Madigan Army Medical Center and at Grafenwoehr Army Medical Clinic in Germany.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Dr. David Estroff Pediatrician

David Estroff, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Pediatrics
Dr. David Estroff Pediatrician
David Estroff, MD

Medical Provider

Pediatrics

Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Medical Degree, Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residency:
Pediatric Residency, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Experience:
David Estroff, MD experience includes work as a pediatrician at Madigan Army Medical Center and at United States Army Health Center Grafenwoehr in Germany. Prior to that, he served as a pediatrician at MultiCare Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He has also been involved in research and residency programs.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Pediatrics
Cheryl Fewins, RDH

Cheryl Fewins, RDH

Dental Hygienist
(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Cheryl Fewins, RDH
Cheryl Fewins, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Dental Care

Licensed Dental Hygienist in Washington State, Cheryl Fewins, RDH provides care at Community Health Care’s Lakewood Family Dental Clinic.

Cheryl Fewins, RDH earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the Eastern University of Washington in Cheney, Washington. She has worked as a dental hygienist since 1979 in several offices in the Pierce County area.

Cheryl has also provided volunteer dental services in Mazatlan, Mexico.

(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Kelsey Finn, PA-C

Kelsey Finn, PA-C

Medical Provider
(253) 847-2304
Spanaway Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Kelsey Finn, PA-C
Kelsey Finn, PA-C

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Paramedic Certificate, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, Utah

Experience
Prior to working for Community Health Care, Ms. Finn, PA-C worked with HIV/AIDS & homeless patients in Utah and most recently with migrant farm workers in Central Valley California. In school, Kelsey received the PCLP GE-National Medical Fellowship Scholarship and the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program Community Service Award.

(253) 847-2304
Spanaway Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Gregory Fisher, DDS

Gregory Fisher, DDS

Dentist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Gregory Fisher, DDS
Gregory Fisher, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Washington
School of Dentistry,
Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington

Experience
Dr. Fisher has been a dentist in private practice serving the Pacific Northwest for 37 years. Prior to starting his private practice, Dr. Fisher was the first dentist hired by Community Health Care. Community Health Care started providing dental care since almost half of Pierce County lacked dental insurance.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Elizabeth Friesema, MD

Elizabeth “Lisa” Friesema, MD FAAP

Pediatrican
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Pediatrics
Elizabeth Friesema, MD
Elizabeth “Lisa” Friesema, MD FAAP

Pediatrican

Pediatrics

Lisa Friesema, MD,  provides pediatric services at Community Health Care’s Tanbara Children's Clinic. Dr. Friesema provides medical care to children from newborn to age eighteen.

Dr. Friesema is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her Pediatric Residency was completed at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Lisa Friesema, MD was born in Tacoma and raised in University Place. Her volunteer work includes providing medical care in Ankaase, Ghana and Monrovia, Liberia.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Pediatrics
Armando Garcia, PA-C

Armando Garcia, PA-C

Medical Provider
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Spanish
Armando Garcia, PA-C
Armando Garcia, PA-C

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the State of Washington, Armando Garcia, PA-C, provides care at Community Health Care's Lakewood Family Medical clinic.

Armando Garcia, PA-C received his Physician Assistant training at the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Washington. His work experience includes working in community health since 1991and serving as a Medic for the United States Army.

(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Additional Languages:Spanish
Dr. Ann Goetcheus Gehl

Ann Goetcheus Gehl, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Dr. Ann Goetcheus Gehl
Ann Goetcheus Gehl, MD

Medical Provider

Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Doctor of Medicine, Howard University Medical School, Washington, DC.
Residency
Tacoma Family Medicine, Tacoma, Washington
General Surgery Residency, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
Experience
Dr. Goetcheus Gehl is proud to be a second generation family physician. She has served as a faculty member at the Georgetown/Providence Family Resident Program in Washington, DC. In addition, she has also provided mission work in Nigeria, Zambia and Eritrea. Prior to being a physician Dr. Goetcheus Gehl was a registered nurse at DC General Hospital in Washington, DC.
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Partha Gonavaram, MD

Partha Gonavaram, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Telugu, Hindi
Partha Gonavaram, MD
Partha Gonavaram, MD

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Medical Degree, Osmania Medical College,
Hyderabad, India
Masters of Public Health, Ohio State University,
Columbus, Ohio

Residency
Emory Family Medicine Residency,
Atlanta, Georgia

Experience
Dr. Gonavaram has provided medical care in the United States and in India. In India, he worked in rural villages and trained midwives. He has provided care in community health settings and in hospitals in the United States.

(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Additional Languages:Telugu, Hindi
Vicki Grimes, ARNP

Vicki Grimes, ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Vicki Grimes, ARNP
Vicki Grimes, ARNP

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Master of Science in Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University,
Parkland, WA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Washington,
Tacoma, WA
Associate Degree in Nursing, Tacoma Community College,
Tacoma, WA

Residency
Community Health Care Family and Community Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Experience
Vicki is experienced as a Level II trauma center surgical nurse. Her special interests include Diabetes, Hypertension, and most chronic illness conditions. Her desire is to partner with individuals and families across the lifespan. She values promoting and implementing healthier lifestyle choices. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Corey Hatfield, PA-C

Corey Hatfield, PA-C

Assistant Medical Director
(253) 442-8690
Hilltop Urgent Care Clinic
Urgent Care
Corey Hatfield, PA-C
Corey Hatfield, PA-C

Assistant Medical Director

Urgent Care & Assistant Medical Director

Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the State of Washington, Corey Hatfield, PA-C provides care at Community Health Care's Urgent Care Clinic. Corey Hatfield, PA-C provides the full spectrum of medical care at our Urgent Care clinic. He is also our Assistant Medical Director.

Corey Hatfield received his Physician Assistant Training at Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program at the University of Washington.

His work experience includes working as a Medical Assistant, Patient Care Coordinator for Children's Hospital and retired after 20 years of working as a Health Service Technician for the United States Coast Guard.

(253) 442-8690
Hilltop Urgent Care Clinic
Specialties:Urgent Care
Steven Hopkins, DDS

Steven Hopkins, DDS

Dentist
(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Steven Hopkins, DDS
Steven Hopkins, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Iowa City, Iowa

Fellowship
Oral, Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Oral Medicine, University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Iowa City, Iowa

Experience
Dr. Hopkins has worked in private practice and community health in Iowa and Colorado. He has also been on the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. His community health experience has mostly been in Mexico where he volunteered at multiple orphanages and Saint Innocent’s Ranch and Home for Boys.

(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Catherine Nicole Jakeman PA-C

Catherine Nicole Jakeman, PA-C

Medical Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Catherine Nicole Jakeman PA-C
Catherine Nicole Jakeman, PA-C

Medical Provider

Family Medicine

Education
Bachelor of Clinical Health Services, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington
Physician Assistant Training at Medex Northwest
Physician Assistant Training Program, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington
Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences, Tacoma Community College,
Tacoma, Washington
Paramedic Training, El Centero Community College,
Dallas, Texas

Experience
Catherine Nicole Jakeman’s, PA-C’s preclinical work experience includes working for seven years as a Paramedic in King and Pierce Counties prior to becoming a Physician’s Assistant. She worked nine years as a Licensed Massage Practitioner where she worked with those suffering from sports and motor vehicle injuries. Her education includes specialized training in massage for premature infants.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Eunice Kahng, DMD

Eunice Kahng, DMD

Dentist
(253) 210-5270
Spanaway Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Eunice Kahng, DMD
Eunice Kahng, DMD

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Medical Dentistry, Midwestern University,
Downers Grove, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California,
Los Angeles, California

Experience
Before moving to the Northwest, Dr. Kahng worked in private practice in Texas, where she provided the full spectrum of general dental services. She is now happily continuing her passion for dental care in Washington State. Her memberships include the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

(253) 210-5270
Spanaway Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Julia Keller Mental Health Counselor

Julia Keller, MA, LMHC

Behavioral Health Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Behavioral Health
Julia Keller Mental Health Counselor
Julia Keller, MA, LMHC

Behavioral Health Provider

Education
Masters of Arts in Psychology, Seattle University,
Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Gonzaga University,
Spokane, Washington

License
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Chemical Dependency Professional

Experience
Julia’s experience includes working with youth, adults, and families in community mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, and brief intervention services. She is certified in a number of evidence-based behavioral health practices such as screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and cognitive behavioral therapies.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Behavioral Health

Ji Kum-Aun, DDS

Dentist
(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Ji Kum-Aun, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Colorado School of Dentistry,
Denver, Colorado

Experience
Dr. Kim-Aun has worked in private practice. She is also a member of the Washington Academy of General Dentistry.

(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Lisa Ku, DDS

Lisa Ku, DDS

Dentist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Lisa Ku, DDS
Lisa Ku, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Texas Health Sciences Center,
Houston, Texas
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas,
Austin, Texas

Experience
Dr. Ku has provided dental care in Texas, California, and Washington.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
David Lar, MD

David Lar, MD

Pediatrician
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Pediatrics
Spanish, Korean
David Lar, MD
David Lar, MD

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

Education
Bachelor of Sciences in Biomed, City College,
New York, NY
Medical Degree, New York University School of Medicine,
New York, NY

Residency
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Experience
Upon completing his Pediatric residency training, David Lar, MD provided pediatric care at two federally qualified health centers (FQHC) in New York State for three years. He then moved to Fort Worth, TX, where he practiced Pediatrics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, while serving as the Pediatric clerkship director.

(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Pediatrics
Additional Languages:Spanish, Korean
James Lenhart Family Medicine and Obstetrics

James Lenhart, MD, MPH

Medical Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
James Lenhart Family Medicine and Obstetrics
James Lenhart, MD, MPH

Medical Provider

Family Medicine

Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Medical Degree, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Master of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England

Residency:
Brown University, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Experience:
James Lenhart, MD has been a Board Certified Family Physician for over 30 years and practices full scope family medicine with obstetrics. Previous experiences include private practice as well as patient care at Group Health and in academic health centers throughout the United States. Dr. Lenhart has been extensively involved in Family Medicine residency education during his career and continues to teach the skills of his specialty at Community Health Care.

 

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Erin Longley, MD

Erin Longley, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine, Obsterics and Gynecologists
Spanish, French
Erin Longley, MD
Erin Longley, MD

Medical Provider

Family Practice

 Education
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Medical Degree, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Residency
Sutter Medical Center, Santa Rosa California
Experience
Erin Longley, MD has worked as a family physician in the United States Air Force and Group Health Cooperative. Her professional interests are full spectrum family medicine with a focus on providing comprehensive and integrative medicine. She also has a special interest in obstetrics, prenatal care, and women’s health.
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine, Obsterics and Gynecologists
Additional Languages:Spanish, French
Dimitrios Maragakis, BDS

Dimitrios Maragakis, BDS

Dentist
(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Greek
Dimitrios Maragakis, BDS
Dimitrios Maragakis, BDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Athens School of Dentistry,
Athens, Greece
Advanced General Dentistry Training Program, Certificate Program, The Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester,
Rochester, New York
Second Year Residency in Hospital Dentistry and General Practice Certificate Program, University of Washington, School of Dentistry,
Seattle, Washington

Experience
Dr. Maragakis grew up in Greece and served as a dentist in the Greek Army and in private practice. Since coming to America he has worked in private practice prior to coming to Community Health Care.

(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Additional Languages:Greek
Mark McNeil, MA, LMHC

Mark McNeil, MA, LMHC

Behavioral Health Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Center
Behavioral Health, HIV/AIDS Care
Mark McNeil, MA, LMHC
Mark McNeil, MA, LMHC

Behavioral Health Provider

Education
Master’s in Psychology, Antioch University,
Seattle, Washington
Master’s in English, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts in English, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana

Experience
Mark McNeil, M.A., LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor with the Hilltop Regional Health Center’s Ryan White Team. He provides behavioral health services to patients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and other issues. Since 1995 he has practiced as a mental health counselor in Pierce County, and has been with Greater Lakes Mental Health since 2000. In addition to his clinical experience, for over a decade he taught as an Adjunct Instructor with Antioch University’s Graduate School of Psychology.
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Center
Specialties:Behavioral Health, HIV/AIDS Care
Thomas Morales, DDS

Thomas Morales, DDS

Dentist
(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Thomas Morales, DDS
Thomas Morales, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri, School of Dentistry,
Kansas City, Missouri
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Residency
Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, New York

Experience
After serving in the United States Air Force, Dr. Morales went to school to become a dentist. Since becoming a dentist he has worked in private practice in the states of New York and Washington.

 

(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Jon Mortensen, PA-C

Jon Mortensen, PA-C

Medical Provider
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Spanish
Jon Mortensen, PA-C
Jon Mortensen, PA-C

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the State of Washington, Jon Mortensen, PA-C, provides care at Community Health Care’s Lakewood Family Medical clinic.

Jon Mortensen, PA-C received his Physician Assistant training at the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a Psychology Minor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

His work experience includes working in community health and in physical therapy.

(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Additional Languages:Spanish
Phyllis Nelson, RDH

Phyllis Nelson, RDH

Dental Hygienist
(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Phyllis Nelson, RDH
Phyllis Nelson, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Dental Care

Education
Dental Hygiene Program, Associate in Applied Science Degree, Pierce College
Tacoma, Washington
Associate of Arts Degree, Green River Community College,
Auburn, Washington

Experience
Phyllis Nelson, RDH has provided care in private practice and community health. She has also worked in the Renton Technical College Dental Assistant Program’s dental clinic and volunteered at the Puyallup Tribal Health Clinic.

(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Marjorie Page, LMFT

Marjorie Page, MS, LMFT

Behavioral Health Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Behavioral Health
Marjorie Page, LMFT
Marjorie Page, MS, LMFT

Behavioral Health Provider

Behavioral Health

Education
Master of Science, Couples and Family Therapy, University of Oregon,
Eugene, Oregon
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religious Studies, William Smith Colleges,
Geneva, New York

License
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Experience
Marjorie’s experience includes working in community mental health clinics and private practice providing services to individuals, couples, and families. She also worked in Maternity Support Services for almost three years integrating mental health services with obstetrical care. Now Marjorie is the Behavioral Health Lead in Community Health Care’s Primary Care Behavioral Health Program.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Behavioral Health
Emilia Parott, DO

Emilia Parrott, DO

Medical Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Polish
Emilia Parott, DO
Emilia Parrott, DO

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA
Medical Degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific,
Pomona, California

Residency
Community Health Care Family Medicine
Residency, Tacoma, WA

Certifications
BLS, ACLS, PALS

Experience
Dr. Parrott’s educational focus has been full spectrum family medicine with special interest in dermatology and working with the LGBT community. In her spare time she enjoys oil painting and all sorts of outdoor activities.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Additional Languages:Polish
Stephanie Penalver, MD

Stephanie Peñalver, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Family Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stephanie Penalver, MD
Stephanie Peñalver, MD

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Medical Degree, University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience, Wesleyan University,
Middletown, Connecticut

Residency
Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima, Washington

Experience
Dr. Peñalver is a lifelong resident of Pierce County who is excited to serve as a physician in her
childhood community. She enjoys practicing full-spectrum family medicine and has a particular interest in obstetrics, prenatal care, and women’s health. Dr. Peñalver is passionate about providing medical care to underserved communities, and she has cultivated experiences to help her to meet the unique needs of her patients. She also completed her three-year residency at a community health center in Washington’s poorest county.

(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jacqueline Perry, RDH

Jacqueline Perry, RDH

Dental Hygienist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Jacqueline Perry, RDH
Jacqueline Perry, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Dental Care

Education
Jacqueline graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry with honors. While attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City she was awarded several honors such as Colgate-Palmolive’s Bright Smiles, Bright Future award and Sigma Phi Alpha’s award for academic excellence. She received a certificate from the University of Southern Indiana in Oncology and she is a licensed esthetician.

Experience
After spending 19 years as a Flight Attendant, Jacqueline decided to retire so that she could focus on her passion for dental hygiene. She was honored again when she received the ‘Alumni Outstanding Service’ award from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jacqueline is an active member of her dental hygiene community. She was the Chair of the Washington State Dental Hygiene Examining Board and also serves on two dental hygiene exam boards for Washington State.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Johnathan Porter, DDS

Johnathan Porter, DDS

Dentist
(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Care
Family Dental
Johnathan Porter, DDS
Johnathan Porter, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry,
San Francisco, California
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Linfield College,
McMinnville, Oregon

Residency
Lutheran Medical Center AGED Dental Residency

(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Care
Specialties:Family Dental
Laurel Powers, MD

Laurel Powers, MA, MD, FAAFP

Medical Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Laurel Powers, MD
Laurel Powers, MA, MD, FAAFP

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Certification
Board Certified in Family Medicine

Education
Medical Degree, University of Illinois, College of Medicine,
Champaign, Illinois

Masters of Arts in Literature, University of Illinois,
Champaign, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Wheaton College,
Norton, Massachusetts

Residency
Family Medicine Residency, Cook County Hospital,
Chicago, Illinois

Experience
Dr. Powers started providing medical care at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, Illinois. Since then she has provided care Seattle, Tacoma and Los Angeles. She has also been on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Tacoma Family Medicine.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Terri Puett, RDH

Terri Puett, RDH

Dental Hygienist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Terri Puett, RDH
Terri Puett, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Dental Care

Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry and Leadership, Life Pacific College,
San Dimas, California
Associate Arts Degree in Dental Hygiene, Associate Arts Degree in Arts and Sciences, Pierce College,
Puyallup, Washington

Experience
Terri Puett, RDH has been a practicing hygienist since 2002.  Prior to working in community health, Ms. Puett worked with dentists in private practice. She was also the winner of the Puyallup Pierce College Science Award.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Dr. Gary Reichard Family Medicine

Gary Reichard, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Dr. Gary Reichard Family Medicine
Gary Reichard, MD

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, La Sierra University, School of Arts and Science, Riverside, California
Doctor of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California

Residency
San Bernardino County Medical Center, San Bernardino, California

Fellowship
Fellow in Faculty Development, San Bernardino County Medical Center, San Bernardino, California

Experience
Dr. Reichard has been instructing residents since 1983. He has an accreditation in Career in Residency Education, Curriculum, Administration. He also provides the full spectrum of Family Medicine.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Jeff Reynolds, DMD

Jeff Reynolds, DMD

Dental Director & Dentistry Residency Director
(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Jeff Reynolds, DMD
Jeff Reynolds, DMD

Dental Director & Dentistry Residency Director

Dental Care & Dental Director

Education
Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Mississippi School of Dentistry,
University, Mississippi
Bachelor of Science, University of Southern Mississippi,
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Experience
Dr. Reynolds has extensive dental experience.  He has been the Dental Director for other community health centers, developed his own practice, and he has been the Dental Director for large, for-profit clinics.  His work history includes serving as a dentist with Family Health Care Clinics, Inc. in Monticello, Mississippi.  He has also been a dentist with North Florida Medical Centers, Clinic Director for ONE Health Systems and Dental Director for Lorain County Health & Dentistry.

(253) 441-4743
Hilltop Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Jae Rhee, DDS

Jae Rhee, DDS

Dentist
(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Korean
Jae Rhee, DDS
Jae Rhee, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Marquette University School of Dentistry,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Marquette University,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Experience
Dr. Rhee has provided dental services to young children through Head Start Programs in Milwaukee.  He has also participated in various outreach events in Pierce County including the annual McKinley Street Fair and All Bethel Community Day.  He hopes to reach out and serve those in need and have a positive impact in the greater community.

(253) 589-7188
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Additional Languages:Korean
Kathleen Richardson, ARNP

Kathleen Richardson, ARNP, ENP-BC

Medical Provider
Provides care at each location as needed
Family Practice, Urgent Care
Kathleen Richardson, ARNP
Kathleen Richardson, ARNP, ENP-BC

Medical Provider

Family Practice & Urgent Care

Education
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Marymount University,
Arlington, Virginia
Master of Science in Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University,
Tacoma, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Eastern Washington University,

Provides care at each location as needed
Specialties:Family Practice, Urgent Care
Lisa Robinson, ARNP

Lisa Robinson, ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
French
Lisa Robinson, ARNP
Lisa Robinson, ARNP

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Philosophy. Beloit College,
Beloit, Wisconsin

Masters of Science in Nursing, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University,
Pleasantville, New York

Masters in Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University,
Piscataway, New Jersey

Advanced Training
Integrative Medicine Fellowship, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona,
Tucson, Arizona

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Additional Languages:French
Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Sales

Kimberly Sales, ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 442-8809
Hilltop Family Medical Center
Family Medicine
Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Sales
Kimberly Sales, ARNP

Medical Provider

Licensed by the State of Washington as a Nurse Practitioner, Kimberly Sales, ARNP, practices with Community Health Care's Hilltop Regional Health Center  Family Medical Clinic. Ms. Sales provides the full spectrum of medical care to patients of all ages.

Kimberly Sales, ARNP, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Nursing and Psychology from Michigan State University. She earned her Masters in Nursing Science from Vanderbilt University. Her first nursing position was serving as a Commissioned Navy Nurse Corps Officer at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Kimberly Sales, ARNP, has served as a guest lecturer on health issues and was VP of the Charles Drew Sickle Cell Board for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. She has also been a clinical instructor for the University of Washington School of Nursing.

(253) 442-8809
Hilltop Family Medical Center
Specialties:Family Medicine
Chuck Samuels, DDS

Chuck T. Samuels, DDS

Dentist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Chuck Samuels, DDS
Chuck T. Samuels, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of California,
Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of California,
Riverside, California

Experience
Dr. Samuels has been a practicing dentist since 1988. In addition, he is a Washington State native being born in Everett, Washington. He thoroughly enjoys serving patients at Community Health Care and loves being part of this great organization.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Laila Siddiqui, MD

Laila Siddiqui, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 441-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Spanish
Laila Siddiqui, MD
Laila Siddiqui, MD

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Biological Anthropology, Northwestern University,
Evanston, Illinois
Medical Degree, University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science,
Dublin, Ireland

Residency
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health,
Wausau, Wisconsin

Experience
Research Assistant at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute,
Evanston Illinois
Research Assistant at Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Pediatric Rheumatology,
Palo Alto, California

(253) 441-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Additional Languages:Spanish
Dr. Jeff Smith, Chief Medical Officer

Jeff Smith, MD

Chief Medical Officer
(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Family Practice, Obstetrics, Geriatrics
Spanish
Dr. Jeff Smith, Chief Medical Officer
Jeff Smith, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Family Practice & Chief Medical Officer

Board-certified in Family Practice, Jeff Smith, MD, practices with Community Health Care's Hilltop Family Medical Clinic. Dr. Smith provides the full spectrum of medical care, from obstetrics to geriatrics.

Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. After completing his Family Practice Residency at Swedish Family Medicine in Seattle, he entered private practice in Eastern Washington and also served as Medical Program Director for Pend Oreille County's Emergency Medical Systems and Trauma Service. He has worked for Community Health Care since 1996.

(253) 441-4742
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Practice, Obstetrics, Geriatrics
Additional Languages:Spanish
Miki Suetsugu, DMD

Miki Suetsugu, DMD

Dentist
(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Japanese
Miki Suetsugu, DMD
Miki Suetsugu, DMD

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minors in Chemistry and Japanese, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Experience
Dr. Suetsugu grew up in Seattle and returned after school to provide care as a dentist. She has worked in private practice at Bellevue Family Dentistry, Dental Professionals, Inc., and the Advanced Dental Group. At the Lake Washington Institute of Technology and at Renton Technical College, Dr. Suetsugu provided care and instructed dental students.

(253) 572-7002
Milgard Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Additional Languages:Japanese
Rita Szantay, M.Ed, LMHC, CDP

Rita Szantay, M.Ed, LMHC, CDP

Mental Health Counselor
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Behavioral Health
Rita Szantay, M.Ed, LMHC, CDP
Rita Szantay, M.Ed, LMHC, CDP

Mental Health Counselor

Behavioral Health

Education
Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance, Loyola University,
Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Mundelein College,
Chicago, Illinois
Chemical Dependency Internship, De Paul Hospital,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

License
Licensed Behavioral Health Consultant

Experience
Rita’s experience includes working in community mental health clinics and private practice settings. In addition, she has also worked in several community health primary care clinics. She has provided care in Seattle, Olympia and on Vashon Island. One of her focus areas is helping patients who are struggling with chemical dependency issues. Another focus area is working on strength-based treatment which is helping patients to use their strengths to help them deal with their medical and behavioral health areas of concern.

(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Behavioral Health
Dr. Carri Timmer, Medical Residency Director

Carri Jo Timmer, DO

Family Medicine Residency Director
(253) 597-3815
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Dr. Carri Timmer, Medical Residency Director
Carri Jo Timmer, DO

Family Medicine Residency Director

Family Practice

Carri Jo Timmer, DO, practices at Community Health Care’s Hilltop Regional Health Center as our Family Medicine Residency Director. Dr. Timmer provides medical care to patients of all ages. She is licensed by the Washington State Department of Health as an Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon.

Dr. Timmer earned her medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pamona, California.  She completed her residency at Tacoma Family Medicine in Tacoma, Washington.  Her undergraduate degree is in Biology from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Timmer is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association.

(253) 597-3815
Hilltop Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Holly Torgerson, ARNP

Holly Torgerson, ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Holly Torgerson, ARNP
Holly Torgerson, ARNP

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the State of Washington, Holly Torgerson, ARNP provides care at Community Health Care’s Lakewood Medical Clinic.

Holly Torgerson, ARNP, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and her Master of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. She completed her Registered Nurse Preceptorship at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and her Nurse Practioner Preceptorship at various family practice clinics in the Tacoma area.

Ms. Torgerson, ARNP, has worked as a volunteer with her church and has been the President and Vice President of the Elmhurst Elementary PTA. She received the Golden Acorn Award for her outstanding volunteer service.

(253) 589-7030
Lakewood Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Lana Vasilkiv, ARNP

Lana Vasilkiv, ARNP

Medical Provider
(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine
Russian, Ukrainian
Lana Vasilkiv, ARNP
Lana Vasilkiv, ARNP

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the State of Washington, Lana Vasilkiv, ARNP provides the full spectrum of medical care at Community Health Care’s Eastside Clinic.

Lana Vasilkiv, ARNP, received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. She also holds a BSN degree in Nursing from the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Her nursing experience includes both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her Family Nurse Practitioner Internships were in internal medicine, family practice and community health.

(253) 471-4553
Eastside Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine
Additional Languages:Russian, Ukrainian
Rose Walsh, FNP-C

Rose Walsh, FNP-C

Medical Provider
Provides care at each location as needed
Family Medicine, Urgent Care
Rose Walsh, FNP-C
Rose Walsh, FNP-C

Medical Provider

Family Practice & Urgent Care

Board Certification
Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified

Education
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Kent State University,
Kent, Ohio
Master of Science in Nursing, Northern Arizona University,
Flagstaff, Arizona

Experienc

Provides care at each location as needed
Specialties:Family Medicine, Urgent Care
Sandra Werner, MD

Sandra Werner, MD

Medical Provider
(253) 847-2304
Spanaway Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spanish
Sandra Werner, MD
Sandra Werner, MD

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Board Certification
Family Practice Physician

Education
Medical degree from Fundacao Faculdade De Ciencias Medicas De Porto Alegre,
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Residency
Family Practice Residency, Providence Milwaukie Hospital,
Milwaukie, Oregon
OB/GYN Residency, Santa Casa De Misericordia De Porto Alegre,
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Experience
Dr. Werner has worked as a Family Physician, Obstetrician, and medical instructor locally and in Brazil.

(253) 847-2304
Spanaway Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Additional Languages:Spanish
Jacqueline Wong, DDS

Jacqueline Wong, DDS

Dentist
Provides care at each location as the need arises
Family Dental
Mandarin
Jacqueline Wong, DDS
Jacqueline Wong, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Washington School of Dentistry,
Seattle, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington

Residency
Advanced General Dentistry, NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine,
Brooklyn, New York

Experience
Dr. Wong has worked in community health. The focus of her care is helping patients achieve their best oral health possible.

Provides care at each location as the need arises
Specialties:Family Dental
Additional Languages:Mandarin
Richard Wu, DDS

Richard Wu, DDS

Dentist
(253) 210-5270
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic & Spanaway Family Dental Clinic
Family Dental
Mandarin
Richard Wu, DDS
Richard Wu, DDS

Dentist

Dental Care

Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bachelor of Arts, Eastern Washington University,
Cheney, Washington

Experience
Dr. Wu has worked in private practice, and at Kitsap Community Health Center prior to his work with Community Health Care. He has provided full spectrum dental services including preventative and restorative care of teeth, crowns and bridge work.

(253) 210-5270
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic & Spanaway Family Dental Clinic
Specialties:Family Dental
Additional Languages:Mandarin
Blanca Zúñiga, MD, MPH

Blanca Zúñiga, MD, MPH

Medical Provider
(253) 536-2020
Parkland Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spanish
Blanca Zúñiga, MD, MPH
Blanca Zúñiga, MD, MPH

Medical Provider

Family Practice

Education
Master’s in Public Health, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California
Medical Degree, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Cell Biology, Minor in Spanish Literature, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
Residency
Harbor-UCLA Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Experience
Dr. Zúñiga has worked in community health in Tacoma and in hospitals in California. She has also worked in residency programs training other physicians.  The focus of her care is women’s health, chronic disease management and prevention, and procedural care.
(253) 536-2020
Parkland Family Medical Clinic
Specialties:Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Additional Languages:Spanish