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Bob Bordeaux, ARNP
Education: Master of science in nursing, Pacific Lutheran University, 2005; bachelor of science in nursing, Seattle Pacific University, 1990; bachelor of arts in psychology, Seattle Pacific University, 1986
What inspired you to choose medicine? I really wanted to help people and health care provides jobs to do that.
Why did you choose your specialty? Providing medical care for the transition from curing an illness to living with an illness is an important piece of health care.
What is your philosophy of care? That health care involves a holistic perspective of care and quality of life.
What do you like about Yakima? I was raised in Yakima until I graduated high school. It’s wonderful to have four seasons. It was a wonderful place to grow up; it still has a small-town feeling. And I still have family who live here.
What do you like to do outside of work? I really enjoy music – I play guitar. And my wife and I hike and ski.
Previous work experience includes geriatric care specialist for Optum Healthcare, Pierce and King counties, 2016-17; geriatric care specialist, Group Health, 2008-2015; nurse practitioner, Evergreen Nephrology Associates, Tacoma, 2006-2008.
Silas Klaver, DPM
Medical school: Midwestern University, Glendale Campus, Glendale, AZ., 2015
Residency: Podiatry, New Mexico VA Health Care System, 2015-2018
What inspired you to choose medicine and your specialty? I grew up playing soccer and I was always really interested in running. That got me interested in biomechanics. It was a slow progression from physical therapy to wanting to be more involved in patient care and the surgical side of patient care.
What is your philosophy of care? Making sure the patient understands their condition and the treatment plan and that they have an active role in that treatment plan. Also, building a good relationship of trust with my patients.
What do you like about Yakima? I like the weather and the proximity to all the outdoor activities.
What do you like to do outside of work? Running, just about anything outdoors; winter sports, soccer, hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking. This list goes on and on. I develop a new hobby every year. We have two boys and a girl: 8, 7, and 3.
How did you come to Yakima Podiatry? An old family friend of mine from Oregon knew Dr. Orminski, and he set me up. I really wanted to get back to the Northwest: I was born in Corvallis, Ore., and we also lived in Florence and Eugene. It turned out to be a fantastic opportunity
Amy Hinton, MD Palliative Care
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency: Family Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler—Tyler, TX, 2010-13
Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla., 2017-2018
What inspired you to choose medicine? My grandfather was a cardiologist. My grandmother and my mom were both nurses, and I’ve always like puzzles, finding patterns and problem-solving.
Why did you choose your specialty? My grandmother was on home health/hospice in the early days of hospice. As a young child, I was able to walk along with her in the dying process, and I saw how peaceful it can be.
What is your philosophy of care? To treat all of my patients as if they were a member of my own family.
What do you like about Yakima? We go up to Rimrock Lake, Chinook Pass, Dog Lake. We go fishing, hiking and we went to a really cool bat cave. I love all the fresh food.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to go hunting with my husband. I like reading, going for walks. I also have three kids, ages 9, 7 and 4.
Frederik Rebling, MD Anesthesia
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, D.C., 2013
Residency: Clinical anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI, 2014-17
Fellowship: Regional anesthesiology and acute pain, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, 2017-18
What inspired you to choose medicine? I really enjoy sciences and interacting with people. Also, both my father and grandfather were physicians, and I’m sure that influenced me as well.
Why did you choose your specialty? I really enjoy physiology and pharmacology and the ability to be involved in different areas of medicine, such as surgery, OB and imaging.
What is your philosophy of care? The patient and safety come first. My philosophy is to provide the safest care possible and make sure that a patient is comfortable throughout their hospital experience.
What do you like about Yakima? I really like the friendliness and helpfulness of the people, the beauty of the country and the fresh fruit.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to spend time with my family, fly fishing and skiing. I have two children, ages 1 ½ and 3 years old.
Eric Leung, Neonatologist
Medical school: Doctor of medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, 1992-1996
Residency: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, 1996-1999.
Fellowship: Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital, 1999-2002
What inspired you to choose medicine? I had some family friends who were physicians when I was growing up, but primarily it was an aptitude for science.
Why did you choose your specialty? In pediatrics you can have the biggest impact on a lifetime of health.
What is your philosophy of care? To provide the most expert care that is equally balanced with compassion.
What do you like about Yakima? I worked here in the early 2000’s so I know the community. It’s a friendly, hardworking community.
What do you like to do outside of work? Exercise: biking, running, boating, hiking, the usual Northwest stuff. I also like cooking and craft cocktails.
Previous experience: Medical director, NICU, Valley Medical Center, Renton, Wa., 2008-2017; chairman department of Pediatrics, Valley Medical Center, 2012-2017; corporate medical director, Pediatrix Medical Group of WA, MEDNAX Services, 2008-2017.
Natalie Langdon, CRNA – Anesthesia
Education: Gannon University/Hamot School of Anesthesia, Erie, Pa. 2016 – Present; bachelor of science in nursing, Walla Walla University, College Place, Wa., 2003
What inspired you to choose medicine?
I really enjoy caring for people and making them feel better. Reducing anxiety in surgical patients.
Why did you choose your specialty?
Enjoy the one-on-one interactions with patients.
What is your philosophy of care?
Everybody is family. Treat patients like they’re family and with kindness.
What do you like about Yakima?
I like the geography and the landscape. I like that Yakima has diverse cultures.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work, I like to garden, any snow sports, knitting and reading books. I live in Yakima with her husband, Mike, and two sons, Gunnar and August – we like to go camping!
Amber Wooten, MD – Cascade Surgical
Medical school: University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine, Oklahoma City/Tulsa, Okla.
Residency: Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008-2011
What inspired you to choose medicine? My mother was a nurse in the operating room. Sometimes I would go to work with her when I was in high school. When I was a freshman in college my father was diagnosed with MS. And I’ve always loved science and how the body works.
Why did you choose your specialty? Mainly because I love working with my hands. I love the idea of taking a diseased organ, fixing it and making it better.
What is your philosophy of care? Mainly one of honesty. I want my patients to know they can open up to me. I will hold their confidence. The trust between a patient and a doctor is very important.
What do you like about Yakima? The mountains and the weather. And the fresh fruit.
What do you like to do outside of work? We’re a very outdoorsy family. We like the idea of hiking and rafting and camping. Two children, 8 and 5.
Pornchai (Tom) Leelasingaroen (Lee) , MD, Yakima Gastroenterology
Medical school: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008
Residency: Internal medicine residency, St. John Hospital and Medical Center Detroit, Mich., 2015
Fellowship: Gastroenterology and hepatology, Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University Augusta, Georgia, 2015-2018; research fellow, postdoctoral, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I wanted to help people who were suffering, help them figure out what’s going on with them and fix them.
Why did you choose your specialty? It’s the best balance between hand skill and medical knowledge. I treat my patients from start to finish in gastroenterology.
What is your philosophy of care? I’m honest with my patients.
What do you like about Yakima? Hops, wine and everything there is to do outdoors.
What do you like to do outside of work? Skiing, hiking, being with friends.
Mark Trump, MD, Orthopedics Northwest
Medical school: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Residency: Orthopedics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2004-2008; orthopedic surgery/emergency medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 2001-2004.
Fellowship: Orthopedic trauma, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, 2013-2014; sports and arthroplasty, Perth Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Centre, Perth Australia, 2009; upper extremity, Melbourne Orthopedic Group, Melbourne, Australia, 2008.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I left a career to make a difference to society and my local community. I had a good career working on expedition cruise ships.
Why did you choose your specialty? I enjoy procedural medicine and I enjoy the gratification of surgery. And I particularly enjoy trauma. My entire has been geared toward trauma and sports medicine, since my undergrad days.
What is your philosophy of care? Why I go to work every day is to relieve pain and improve function. That is the motivating force for me, and that’s a fact.
What do you like about Yakima? I’ve been a Pacific Northwesterner since 1992. About Yakima in particular, I like the outdoor environment, the proximity to the mountains.
What do you like to do outside of work? Mountaineering (Swiss Alps, Andes, Canadian and American Rockies, Mount Rainier, Denali and various volcanoes in Indonesia), mountain biking, triathlons, marathons, skiing, sailing and diving.
What do you like about Orthopedics Northwest? The group, the community. The collegiality among the group is what attracted me.
Jeff Bushman, MD – Anesthesia
Medical school: Doctor of medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport, Shreveport, LA., 2010-2014.
Residency: Anesthesiology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA.
What inspired you to choose medicine? I really enjoy human anatomy and physiology, and I like helping people. That made it an easy choice.
Why did you choose your specialty? When I did a rotation in anesthesia it really clicked. I get to actually give medicines that have immediate effects. I like the immediate nature of what I’m doing.
What is your philosophy of care? I treat my patients like they are one of my own family members.
What do you like about Yakima? The weather and the orchards.
What do you like to do outside of work? My hobbies include sports, woodworking, outdoor activities and family. My wife and I have four girls: 8, 6, 3, 17 months. They keep me busy.
Kimberlee Van Der Kolk, ARNP
Medical school: University of Washington
Residency: Central Washington Family Medicine
What inspired you to choose medicine? I have a strong desire to help other people and great respect for the medical profession.
Why did you choose your specialty? I didn’t want to limit my options in my practice, and I am fortunate to work with people of all ages, backgrounds
What is your philosophy of care? Treating patients how I’d like to be treated.
What do you like about Yakima? I was born and raised in Yakima, and I like the four seasons, nearby mountains and the family-friendly atmosphere and certainly, the lack of traffic.
What do you like to do outside of work? Spending time with my family, going to church camping and other outdoor activities.
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