High 5 for Dr. Tony Malhi
Dr. Mark Trump congratulates Dr. Tony Malhi as Virginia Mason Memorial's latest High 5 honoree!
Dr. Trump explains, "The hospitalist service overall has been a pillar of support to my success in taking care of frail patients with orthopedic injuries. Dr. Malhi has helped with a number of my more infirm patients. In our first meeting, he was particularly generous with his time and assistance in making me feel welcome at Virginia Mason Memorial hospital. For this, I am exceedingly grateful."
The High 5 award is given by one VMM provider to another for extra-special teamwork in caring for our patients.
Well done, Dr. Malhi!
Katheryn Lauer, MD
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., 2004.
Residency: Lancaster General Hospital / Family Medicine, Lancaster, Pa., 2004-2007.
What inspired you to choose medicine? The desire to connect with people in a meaningful way.
Why did you choose your specialty? It was a calling. It felt like a way to connect with people that you don’t get in a lot of modern medicine. There’s an opportunity for healing when cure isn’t possible that you don’t get anywhere else.
What is your philosophy of care? I’m not there to tell you what to do. I can offer you my experience; I can offer you my knowledge. There’s a whole team here to help you, but it’s not our decision. We’re here to help.
What do you like about Yakima? It’s a great place to raise a family, and the outdoor opportunities are fantastic. We find it to be everything we were looking for.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to spend time with my family and my dogs. We do anything outdoors, like cross country ski, hike and fly fish.
Dustin Hurter PA-C
Education: Master’s of Clinical Health Science, Physician Assistant, MEDEX Northwest, University of Washington, 2015-2017
What inspired you to choose medicine? I enjoy a career that provides an opportunity to help others while being challenging for me as well.
Why did you choose your specialty? I enjoy the flexibility of being a PA and the broad scope of medical training I received.
What is your philosophy of care? I focus on the patient’s needs and provide an opportunity for them to express their needs and goals for their health and wellbeing.
What do you like about Yakima? I’m an outdoorsman. My wife and I do all things outdoors; hiking, fishing, skiing, golf.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to stay active. We also attend as many Sounders games as I can.
Previous employment: PA-C at Confluence Health Walk-In Clinic/Urgent Care in Moses Lake. 2017-2019.
Alexis Beinlich, DO
Medical school: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, 2014
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, 2014-2018
What inspired you to choose medicine? My desire to serve and love the study of medicine.
Why did you choose your specialty? Because I love both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
What is your philosophy of care? I’m patient and family driven with a goal that they understand what’s happening so they can make the best decision.
What do you like about Yakima? I like the proximity to hiking and outdoor activities.
What do you like to do outside of work? Hiking, skiing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with my family.
Education: Master’s of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2018. Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, Indiana University, 2010.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I grew up wanting to be a nurse, this was reaffirmed when I helped care for my aunt who had breast cancer while I was pursuing my nursing degree. Her vulnerable during that time was eye-opening and has resonated with me since that time.
Why did you choose to become an advanced registered nurse practitioner? I became an NP to be in a better position to educate my patients, be a patient advocate, help coordinate disciplines to work together on the patient’s behalf, and help patients navigate the healthcare system with greater ease.
What is your philosophy of care? It’s to be a team with the patient. I like to work with other disciplines in collaboration on behalf of the patient.
What do you like about Yakima? This is home. I grew up in Prosser. I love being with my family again.
What do you like to do outside of work? I love being able to be outdoors; hike, ski and ride my bike. I like to read, and right now I’m loving getting to be with my family.
What do you like to do outside of work? I love being outdoors; hike, ski, and ride my bike. I like to read, am involved in a number of volunteer organizations, and enjoy spending time with my family.
Alexander Gill, M.D.
Medical school: University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2015.
Residency: Sparrow Health System, Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I like the problem solving involved in medicine. So many unique, diverse problems, no two patients are the same. You have to be quick on your feet and be really good at what you do.
Why did you choose your specialty? I’m somewhat easily distracted. The Emergency Department gives me the opportunity to do something different and to do it all at the same time.
What is your philosophy of care? I always take a second to think if what I’m doing is the same thing I would do for a family member.
What do you like about Yakima? The sunshine.
What do you like to do outside of work? I ride mountain bike, do some rock climbing and I like to travel.
Wade Holden, PA-C
Education: Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Mont., 2010; bachelor’s of Exercise Physiology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2006.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I knew I always wanted to help people.
Why did you choose your specialty? I love working with people, and I really enjoy that face-to-face interaction with people.
What is your philosophy of care? I like to take a holistic approach to treating patients.
What do you like about Yakima? I’m a Toppenish High grad, and I’m back after 10 years. I like being close to my family, and I love the mix of agriculture, the outdoors and the seasons.
What do you like to do outside of work? I love to be outdoors. I like to hike and ski. I love to play sports. I really enjoy spending time with my family and young children.
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