Internal Medicine

Our Doctors of Internal Medicine have knowledge in a broad and comprehensive spectrum of illnesses and are recognized as experts in diagnosis, in treatment of chronic illness and in health promotion and disease prevention.

The internal medicine services are for in-paneled patients of Elma Family Medicine, McCleary Healthcare Clinic and Summit Pacific Healthcare Clinic. Patients who have been diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses can be referred for consult and treatment with an internal medicine physician.

Internal Medicine Providers


Laurie Belknap, DO, MS, MedL

As an Ohio native, Dr. Belknap spent most of her life in and around Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio where she received a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine.

As an associate professor of Biomedical Education and Anatomy at the Ohio State University, Dr. Belknap gained experience and expertise in medical education, clinical teaching and graduate medical education administration.

Dr. Belknap specializes in family medicine with an interest in healthcare for women and children. Having grown up on a farm, she also holds a passion for providing broad based family medicine in rural communities. She and her family are excited about their recent move to western Washington and are enjoying the many activities in the area.