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High 5 for Dr. Krithika Ramachandran!

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Pictured: Dr. Dave Kreuger and Dr. Krithika Ramachandran.

Dr. Dave Krueger has chosen Dr. Krithika Ramachandran, a pulmonologist at Yakima Lung & Asthma, as the next High 5 honoree!

Dr. Krueger says, "Krithika is smarts with a smile. She is a combination of superb clinician always ready to consult and help, and a warm-hearted leader with top-notch communication skills. Her ICU rounds highlight this balance - she brings gentle humor and patient-centered state-of-the-art care. You are a great example for all of us, Krithika!"

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Check it Out! Provider Directory on Home Page. We have now added all Physicians, ARNP's, PA-C's and CRNA's listed in this directory!  

Soma Ghosh, MD

Soma Ghosh, MD

Medical school: Calcutta National Medical College, Calcutta University, India, 2002-2008

Residency: Pediatrics, New York Medical College — Metropolitan Hospital Program, 2009-2012

What inspired you to choose medicine? I was drawn to it because it’s meaningful work.

Why did you choose your specialty? I wanted to help children have a healthy and long life. It’s very rewarding.

What is your philosophy of care? I always keep parents informed and provide them with all the medical information available so that they can make the best decision for their child.

What do you like about Yakima? I love the weather, the mountains and vineyards.

What do you like to do outside of work? My husband and I travel internationally a lot. We’ve been to more than 35 countries so far.

Previous employment: Pediatric Hospitalist, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, WA., March 2016-present; General Pediatrics, St. Mary’s Hospital, Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes, MN., 2012-2016.

Maryalice Hardison, ARNP

Maryalice Hardison, ARNP

Education: Master’s of science in nursing, South University, Tampa, FL., 2016

Previous employment: ARNP, family care, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, 2017-2019

What inspired you to choose medicine?  I’ve always wanted to help people and make a difference in the lives of others.

Why did you choose your specialty? I like family medicine for the broad range of patients and experiences. And I will still see and be able to care for all types of patients for their sleep evaluations.

What is your philosophy of care? Being kind to my patients and listening to everyone, because everyone has a story.

What do you like about Yakima? I like the seasons and the variety of outdoor activities that you can really do just about all year around.

What do you like to do outside of work? I like to snowshoe, hike and go to the movies.

Bonnie Crouthamel, MD, OB/GYN

Bonnie Crouthamel, MD, OB/GYN

Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y., 2008-2013

Residency: Ob/GYN, the University of Washington, 2013-2017

Fellowship: San Diego Family Planning Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, Calif., 2017-2019

What inspired you to choose medicine?  Traveling various places and seeing health disparities made me want to pick a career where I could help with those disparities.

Why did you choose your specialty? I saw how health disparities affect women specifically, and I wanted to help women through any situation in their life: the happy situations, the complicated situations, everything. I also like to have continuity with my patients.

What is your philosophy of care? I believe in nonjudgmental care and being able to provide the patient with all the information they need to make decisions about their health.

What do you like about Yakima? I did a rotation here in medical school, and this is the place that felt like home.

What do you like to do outside of work? I love being outdoors, hiking, skiing, camping, being with my two dogs.

Aaron Shady, DO

Aaron Shady, DO

Medical school: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, Fla., 2014

Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Mich.

What inspired you to choose medicine?
The desire to make a difference to individuals and in a community.

Why did you choose your specialty? I enjoy the idea of quality-of-life surgery and helping people overcome lifelong adverse medical conditions.

What is your philosophy of care? To listen to their concerns and create individualized treatment options where we can discuss together which options best meet their needs.

What do you like about Yakima? The community feel with access to amazing outdoor recreation.

What do you like to do outside of work? Backpacking, photography, paddle-boarding, golf, skiing, cross-country skiing, and that’s just getting started.

Previous experience: 2014 – Present Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Clinical Instructor

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