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Primary Care Providers

Shawn Andrews, MD

Dr. Andrews was born and raised in rural Wahkiakum County before attending Seattle Pacific University. She stayed in Seattle for medical school at the University of Washington moved to Olympia for her family medicine residency at the St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program. Andrews has been practicing family medicine and providing OB services in Elma since 1996 and remains as adjunct faculty at Providence St. Peter Family Medicine. Dr. Andrews treasures time with her family and pets and baking for family and friends.

John Rodakowski, MD

After working alongside doctors at Elma Family Medicine during residency, Dr. Rodakowski was thrilled to have a chance to serve this community as a full time provider. Since joining our team, Dr. Rodakowski has become the Medical Staff President. Dr. Rodakowski received his MD from Oregon Health & Science University in 2009. He did his residency work under St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident. John lives in Olympia with his family and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as cycling, skiing and hunting.

Bernadette Huard, MD

Bio coming soon!

Belinda Lear, MD, MPH

Dr. Belinda Lear received a Bachelor of Science from University of Washington before attending Dartmouth Medical School where she received a Master of Public Health degree. She attended Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. She enjoys providing primary care and utilizing Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, which she was trained in extensively in residency. Dr. Lear met her husband while in residency and together they have a son. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, crafts and music.

Brian Lear, MD

I am a native Northwesterner, with a focus on holistic medicine. I have a strong interest in evidence-based uses for plants and herbs in the treatment of common medical problems. I also enjoy providing urgent care and working in the ED. My wife Belinda and I matched into family medicine residency as a couple and we are committed to practicing medicine together as a team. We have a son named Evan, who was born during our third year of residency. In our free time, we enjoy the outdoors, DIY projects and music.

Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP

Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, ARNP, is a veteran provider a SPMC since 2009. She received her Masters in Nursing through the Frontier School of Nursing and Midwifery. She previously worked in oncology at St. Peters Hospital. She is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, reading, traveling and spending time with her Family.

Justin Taylor, ND

Dr. Taylor graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009. After completing a Family Practice Residency in Concord, New Hampshire, he moved to Arizona where he obtained additional experience in Cardiology. He provided integrative healthcare for in Arizona for seven years where his integrative family medicine healthcare model was awarded the “Most Outstanding Health Organization” from the Tucson Local Media sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Dr. Taylor and his wife, also a Naturopathic Physician, enjoy spending time with their two children, music composition, camping and look forward to exploring Washington.

Mandy Achterman, DO

Dr. Mandy Achterman is a native to the Northwest; she was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Following high school, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She holds a Master in Public Health, International with an emphasis in maternal infant health and community education and a doctorate in osteopathy from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California

Dr. Achterman specializes in the full spectrum of family medicine, as she puts it, “cradle to the grave” including deliveries and newborn care through geriatrics. She also performs OMT, or osteopathic manipulative therapy. She has worked in many aspects of health care and started career as front office staff for a vascular surgeon group and has worked in medical records, billing, insurance authorization and scheduling.

She is fluent in Spanish and credits her family for enrolling her in a Spanish immersion program from first through 12th grade in the Portland Public School system. She learned math, science, reading and writing in Spanish before English and still counts in Spanish to this day. Mandy has worked in Mexico at nonprofit providing education in maternity, contraception, STD’s, abuse and environmental health in rural communities. She spent one month in Guatemala, working in a rural health post mostly performing home visits for vaccinations and newborn care. She has also been on multiple trips providing education to local providers.

She is thankful to be living close to home and enjoys spending time with her family and her two pug/chihuahua/terrier puppies. She was a competitive swimmer through the university level and enjoys cycling. Dr. Achterman has completed the 200-mile STP five times, twice in one day and once on a tandem bike.

Bonnie McReynolds, ARNP

Bonnie brings to Summit Pacific many years of experience in family medicine as well as a deep knowledge of both palliative care and women’s health issues. Bonnie is looking forward to getting to know the community and being able to provide personalized, patient-centered care here in our healthcare clinic. Bonnie is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.


Heather Latham, ARNP

When it comes to medicine, Heather Latham’s objective is to provide quality health care to families in a primary care setting dedicated to patients’ well-being and quality of life by implementing evidence-based practice. With over eight years of experience as a critical care registered nurse, Heather Latham has seen it all. She was excited to go back to school recently and complete her Family Nurse Practitioner program. Heather has spent dedicated time in the past in cardiology as well as fertility. She looks forward to getting to know the community, and is even volunteering to teach health classes at Elma High School.

Molly Mellon, ARNP

Molly was raised in Hood River Oregon and after high school she obtained her undergraduate degree in marine biology from Oregon State University and later, a Master’s degree in marine biology from Western Washington University. After working as a marine biologist in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and New Zealand Molly refocused her interests to nursing. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Washington in 2008 and her Master’s in nursing from Washington State University in 2011.  She is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She, her husband and daughter live in Olympia. She enjoys reading, knitting and traveling.

Amy Graham, ARNP

Amy was born in Aberdeen and raised in Westport. She graduated from Ocosta High School prior to attending Grays Harbor Community College where she earn an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1992. She then moved to Yakima, WA where she worked as an emergency department RN and as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-C). She then obtained a Master of Science in Nursing, FNP from Gonzaga University in 2014. Following graduation, she worked at a family practice, Terrace Heights Family Physicians, as well as Westside Medical Center Urgent Care Clinic from 2015-2017. Her family relocated to Grays Harbor in January of 2017. Amy is married with three teenage children; her hobbies include reading and riding motorcycles.

Joe Kohn, ARNP

I grew up a little North of Hoquiam, where I attended and graduated from Hoquiam High School. After graduation, I took many odd jobs and worked mainly as a laborer and operating engineer until making the switch to Nursing in 2006. My Advanced Nursing Degree is from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky. My degree is in Family Practice, but my experience as a registered nurse is mostly emergency. Most recently, I served as the clinical educator for SPMC.
I feel like my education and experience have prepared me to treat the entire family in acute/emergent situations and the chronically ill. I have always been beholden to the idea of providing care to the multigenerational family. My passion really lies in providing high quality care that incorporates educating the patient and approaching opportunities as a team. I can only provide the tools, knowledge and insight; patients need to do the building.
Family is extremely important to me and is the driving force in my life. I am married with a lovely wife, we have five children ranging from age 18 to 3 yrs. Special interests are my love of sports and fitness. I am an avid Seahawks and Husky fan. Fitness is important to me and love of fitness is something my wife and I strive to instill in our children. Healthy living is a goal I live and practice by.

Lindsay Nourse, PA-C

Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where she received her Bachelors in general science, as well as Rocky Mountain College, where she graduated with her Masters in Science of Physician Assistant Studies. As a board certified physician’s assistant, Lindsay is well educated in all areas of general medicine and is ready to be your family’s healthcare provider. Lindsay has volunteered with many organizations, but currently enjoys spending some of her free time volunteering as an assistant coach with the Evergreen Volleyball Club.

 

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