At Kadlec Fertility Center, we are available to answer your questions and review specific fertility procedures.
To get started, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about fertility services offered at our center. Remember that your doctor is best able to answer questions and elaborate based on your needs. Call to schedule an appointment today: (509) 942-3297.
The Kadlec Clinic Fertility Center is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Appointments are scheduled based on provider availability. To schedule, please call (509) 942-3297.
Yes. Dr. Gerard Letterie of Seattle Reproductive Medicine has clinic hours in the Kadlec Fertility Center twice per month. During his clinic days he offers consultation services to both women seeking pregnancy as well as the Fertility Center team.
Our providers work with patients from all backgrounds with many different religious affiliations. They are happy to discuss your particular needs and will help you develop a plan that is sensitive to your beliefs.
Each patient's situation is unique. Some have insurance coverage that includes fertility treatment, for others fertility care is an out-of-pocket expense. Our staff is happy to meet with you to discuss your particular plan and the costs associated so you can financially plan for your treatment.
Our providers offer consultation, lab services and procedures up to the point of egg retrieval.
Disorders of the blood include anemia, bleeding disorders such hemophilia and blood clots as well as blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
Diagnosing and treating cancer can be a complex endeavor. Fortunately, our team has access to a range of options in the form of chemotherapy, biological therapy, clinical trials, or a combination of these. Common cancers treated include breast cancer, colon cancer, cancers of the blood and others.
We're accredited by the Commission on Cancer
The cancer program at Kadlec has earned three-year accreditation with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. This accreditation assures patients that they are receiving care that meets the highest standards.
The experienced and highly knowledgeable team at Kadlec Clinic Rheumatology, formerly known as Columbia Rheumatology, diagnose, evaluate and treat autoimmune diseases, arthritis and various musculoskeletal pain disorders.
The exact cause of autoimmune diseases is not fully understood at this time. Currently, our focus at Kadlec Clinic Rheumatology is helping patients with disease management using a multi-disciplinary approach. In addition, our team works with patients to participate in clinic research opportunities to further evaluate and understand new, up-and-coming drug therapies.
Care and treatment of autoimmune diseases including:
The Kadlec Clinic Fertility Center is a wonderful resource for women who have not been successful at getting pregnant or those over 30 who are considering getting pregnant. Our team’s focus is on understanding a patient’s fertility including understanding the barriers to pregnancy a patient may be experiencing.
A referral is not necessary for care. For more information, click the link for the clinic location below.
Kadlec Urgent Care services are available for times when your doctor’s office is closed or you have an illness or injury that requires you be seen right away. Let our our experienced urgent care providers help you feel better faster.
No appointment is necessary.
My K-Chart Proxy Access is a simple way to link other member of your family to your account. You can be granted access to:
Access rules do apply. If you are interested in this access, you will be asked to fill out a proxy consent form. Once the form is signed your care team will change your record to reflect your request.
A parent may obtain full proxy access for their child if the child is under 12 years of age. Due to privacy laws proxy access for teens, considered patients age 12 through 17 years, may be limited based on the preference of the teen. Teens and adults granting access to others must sign the form.
Getting Started - Proxy Forms
Please print and return the appropriate forms to be granted access.
Forms may be returned to the following locations:
Remember, you may cancel proxy access at any time, as can others who have granted you access. To cancel access, please visit your Kadlec Clinic to make your request in person.
My K-Chart is our electronic patient medical record accessible by you, the patient, whenever needed. Your electronic chart is kept in a secure computer system and follows you wherever you go within the Kadlec.
In one convenient tool, you'll have your health information at your fingertips including the ability to:
If you are having difficulties with your login or password click here to email support or call (509) 942-2513.
Activation codes are be obtained by visiting your Kadlec Clinic location. If you've had a recent visit, the activation code is on the last page of your After Visit Summary; this code will be active for 60 days from the date of your visit.
If you'd like to receive an activation code by email, rather than visiting your clinic, please click the button below. Once your online form is submitted your request will be received by staff at Kadlec, who will reply within two business days.
Click here for answers to many basic questions including:
My K-Chart Proxy Access is an easy way to manage your family’s medical records. With this access you will be able to:
Once you've signed up online, we highly encourage you to get the MyChart mobile app.
You'll find it in your Android or iPhone app store. Look for MyChart today!
At Kadlec Clinic Vascular Surgery our team provides comprehensive care for patients with diseases affecting the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels, exclusive of vessels supplying blood to the heart itself or those within the skull. We offers care for patients with vascular disease including medical management, non-invasive procedures and surgical interventions when needed.
We offer 24/7 vascular surgery coverage at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.
Our treatment philosophy is one of partnership where our vascular team works in concert with primary care physicians in managing patients with vascular disease.
At Kadlec Clinic Urology our providers care for men, women and children experiencing urinary and reproductive system issues.
Our practice philosophy focuses on education and prevention while offering the latest treatment options as well as minimally invasive surgical solutions whenever possible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (509) 942-3288.
Kadlec Clinic Pulmonology
1100 Goethals Drive, 3rd Floor, Richland
Kadlec Clinic Pulmonology offers care for patients with diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes. These concerns, often complex and chronic, include pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections. In addition they see patients with pulmonary complications of AIDS, injury, and complications of respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Health Care Services
Are you looking to take good care of your skin and seek ways to look and feel your best? At Kadlec Clinic Plastic Surgery/Dermatology you'll find a highly skilled team comprised of a board certified plastic surgeon, nurse practitioner, and medical aesthetician all who are focused on helping you reach your goals.
Learn more about what Kadlec Clinic Plastic Surgery/Dermatology has to offer.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation– also called Physiatry – is a branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosis, treatment and management of disease primarily using "physical" means (such as physical therapy and medications). Essentially, physiatrists (fizz eye'uh trists) specialize in a wide variety of conservative treatments (nonoperative) for the musculoskeletal system (the muscles and bones) and do not perform surgery.
At Kadlec Neuroscience Center, our physiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating pain; restoring maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions; treating the whole person, not just the problem area; providing non-surgical treatments; and working not only on treatment but also prevention.
Physiatrists treat a wide range of problems that affect the musculoskeletal system. The following is a list of some commonly treated:
Our physical medicine and rehabilitation services include:
Our medical team specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and promotes women's health and wellness in every stage of life. We provide routine well-woman care including yearly visits, pregnancy, delivery, and birth control. We also treat infertility, abnormal bleeding, menopause, endometriosis and many other conditions.
Our clinic focuses on providing innovative care, compassionate patient care and you are an integral part of determining your care. We focus on you as an individual, giving you numerous options and developing treatment plans that reflect a respect for your needs and preferences. We have both male and female providers to serve you.
Our physicians are board certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetrics and gynecology. Associated Physicians for Women provides 24/7 coverage on labor and delivery at Kadlec Regional Medical Center.
No physician referral is needed.
Providing a full spectrum of Obstetrics and Gynecological care
Neurosurgery is a surgical specialty involved in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the brain, spine, spinal cord and nerves. Neurosurgeons treat a vast array of health conditions including brain tumors, spinal cord lesions, pinched nerves from ruptured discs or spurs, brain and spinal injuries, and pinched or injured nerves in the extremities (such as carpal tunnel syndrome).
Our team includes Fellowship-trained specialists.
Our services include:
Neurology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the brain, spine, spinal cord and nerves. The neurologists at Kadlec Neuroscience Center treat such things as headaches, seizures, dementia, strokes, spinal cord abnormalities, pinched nerves, muscular dystrophy and peripheral nerve disorders.
Our neurologists offer comprehensive evaluation, consultation and management of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems and the neuromuscular system.
Our services include:
Kadlec Clinic's Nephrology is dedicated to serving patients with a broad spectrum of kidney (renal) and urinary tract disease as well as the conditions these diseases can produce, such as hypertension. Our three clinics offer a high level of medical care, conveniently and compassionately, for people throughout the region including 24/7 coverage.
Our five board certified physicians, one advanced registered nurse practitioner and skilled staff are dedicated to providing patients with state- of-the-art medical care from diagnosis through treatment. Our physicians believe that kidney disease is under recognized and early recognition and treatment is crucial for better outcomes.
We work closely with referring physicians to create a team approach toward patient care.
Patients are seen by referral.
Clinic Hours: Vary by clinic
Interventional pain management can be a useful alternative for treatment of spinal pain. The specialists at Kadlec Neuroscience Center can evaluate and diagnose the causes of pain, as well as create a management plan for treatments to relieve it.
Our interventional pain management procedures include:
The physician specialists of Kadlec Clinic Infectious Disease provide comprehensive care for patients with acute and chronic infections due to infectious diseases. Our three physicians are board certified in both internal medicine and infectious disease and are fellowship trained.
Our care team educates each patient on his or her condition in a confidential setting and works together with primary care physicians to provide a treatment plan that helps improve your health.
We also provide our patients with 24/7 coverage to meet unexpected needs.
Patients are seen at Kadlec Clinic Infectious Disease by referral.
The board certified physicians at Kadlec Clinic General & Colorectal Surgery specialize in diagnostic and interventional surgical procedures for:
Procedures performed include:
Patients are seen at Kadlec Clinic General & Colorectal Surgery by referral.
Kadlec Clinic Gastroenterology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the digestive system including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary system.
Health Care Services
The foot and ankle specialists at Kadlec Clinic Foot and Ankle diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. They provide comprehensive foot and ankle care including both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. They care for patients of all ages and stages of life; from young athletes to seniors. Presenting patients may be suffering from pain, tingling, numbness, or trauma to the foot or ankle. Our team of experienced providers offer the following:
Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Endocrinologists treat diseases affecting the metabolism of the human body. These include conditions disrupting the normal function of the thyroid, parathyroids, pituitary, adrenal, hypothalamus, ovaries, testes and the endocrine pancreas, as well as diseases that change the way the body regulates its internal environment. Each of these glands or organs secretes hormones that have effects on the way the body appears, acts and maintains itself. Endocrine diseases are due to hormonal over- or under-function or tumors.
An endocrinologist needs extensive knowledge of clinical chemistry and biochemistry to understand the uses and limitations of the investigations.
The staff at Kadlec Clinic Endocrinology recognizes that this specialty involves caring for the person as well as the disease. Most endocrine disorders are chronic diseases that need life-long care.
Patients are seen at Kadlec Clinic Endocrinology by referral.
Otolaryngologists, commonly referred to as ENT physicians, are trained in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related features of the head and neck.
ENT specialists diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, and throat, and structures of the neck and face.
At Kadlec Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery our team treats a wide spectrum of cardiothoracic diseases including disorders of the heart, lungs and aorta in the chest, including the region’s only open heart surgery program. Our expertise and experience allows state-of-the-art care for chest problems from the most routine to the most complex. Our surgeons received training from nationally recognized programs and are board certified in surgery and board certified or board eligible in thoracic surgery.
We offer 24/7 coverage for cardiothoracic surgery.
Our treatment philosophy encompasses the whole patient with a personal approach, utilizing the expertise of the cardiothoracic surgery care team.
Patients are seen at Kadlec Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery by referral.
Kadlec Inland Cardiology provides general, interventional and electrophysiology cardiology services. They specialize in finding, evaluating and treating diseases and conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. This includes caring for patients living with congestive heart failure, heart disease, atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, cholesterol and lipid disease, heart valve disease, high blood pressure, pericarditis, peripheral artery disease, small blood vessel disease, and tachycardia.
Our team of experienced, highly trained physicians provide an array of cardiology services.
General Cardiology services:
Interventional Cardiology services:
Our EP cardiologist can evaluate, diagnose and treat patients experiencing reduced ventricular function, palpitations, racing heart, irregular pulse, skipped beats and pauses, black outs, and unexplained falls using the following:
Audiologists diagnose and treat individuals with hearing impairment, which can affect the peripheral, central and/or vestibular function (parts of the inner ear and brain involved with balance and eye movements).
Audiologists care for people of all ages, including infants and children. Services may include clinical treatment, home intervention, family support and case management.
These health professionals are responsible for evaluating the need for and fitting amplification devices such as hearing aids or assistive listening devices.
Audiologists are members of the implant (e.g., bone anchored hearing aids) team who determine candidacy based on hearing and communication information. The audiologist provides pre- and post-surgical assessment, counseling and all aspects of treatment, including auditory training, rehabilitation, implant programming, and maintenance of implant hardware and software.
This test involves an exam of the ear canal. Removal of earwax requires use of magnification, light, and a metal loop or vacuum.
This test can take up to 90 minutes. It requires that you visualize and attend to a red light in a dark room. Instructions are given to you throughout testing. Positioning and positionals require moving you into different head positions; modifications can be made if you have restricted mobility due to neck or back issues. Calorics require warm and cool air irrigated into the ear canal for 60 seconds each. This test commonly elicits dizzy symptoms.
This is a fairly quick test during which a probe is placed into your ear canal to assess middle ear function. You may feel changes in pressure.
A probe is placed in the ear canal and the outer hair cells of the inner ear are tested by using a series of tonal stimuli.
This test involves a series of tonal stimuli, presented at different levels of volume, via headphones or inserts. You respond by saying “yes” or clicking a button when the stimuli is heard.
This test requires you to repeat back specific words, which are presented at different volume levels to each ear.
This test can take up to 60 minutes. Testing for children (typically ages 2 to 5) involves conditioning them to tonal and speech stimuli. Your child can be in the booth alone or with a parent, depending on age and independence. If you are in the booth with your child, you cannot give clues if a sound is presented. Your child participates in a game, such as Mr. Potato Head or building a tower, which requires multiple steps. Each time your child responds successfully to a stimuli via headphones or inserts, she adds a piece to her game.
This test can take up to two hours. For infants and young children, a sleepy or quiet state is required. The exam room is usually dark and you are given time to feed or nurse your baby before testing to help the baby fall asleep. “Stickers” or electrodes are attached to the forehead and behind the ears. An insert is placed into the ear canal, and your child hears a series of “clicks” and tonal stimuli. The responses are recorded and the audiologist assesses waveforms on a computer in real time. Testing is most efficient if your child is asleep. Sometimes results can be discussed immediately following the test; however, more testing may be required to assess and interpret results.
This test can take up to one hour. A relaxed state is required, while you lie on an exam table in a dark room. An insert is placed into the ear canal, and electrodes are attached to the forehead and behind the ears. You hear “clicks” presented at loud levels. The responses are recorded and the audiologist assesses waveforms on a computer in real time. Testing is most efficient if you can stay quiet, still and relaxed.
This is a quick test that requires you to sit still and be quiet. A probe mic insert is placed in the ear canal while you listen to a series of tonal stimuli varying in pitch and volume. Some tones may be loud.
This is a fairly quick procedure that requires you to move into different positions. Your audiologist will guide you, and maneuvers can be modified if neck or back issues persist. It is normal to experience brief dizziness during this treatment.
It is recommended that you bring a close friend or relative to this 30-minute informational appointment, where we discuss appropriate treatment for hearing loss. We also discuss your lifestyle to determine which device would be most suitable. You can select a hearing device at this time if you are ready.
During this 60-minute appointment, the audiologist orients you to your new hearing devices. The devices are measured using RealEar speechmapping technology to verify appropriate function on-ear. To measure sound pressure level (SPL) at the eardrum, a tiny probe tube is inserted into the ear canal and the hearing device is placed in your ear. You listen to speech stimuli at varying levels, and your audiologist may make programming adjustments to the devices. We will address all your questions and concerns. Payment is due at the fitting and you will be scheduled to return for a follow up in two weeks.
This is a 30-minute appointment during which the device is cleaned and checked. Reprogramming may be required.
This 30-minute appointment requires a clean ear canal. A soft foam piece is moved far back into the canal to prevent impression material from going too deep in the canal. The ear canal is then filled with putty material, which takes about 5 minutes to harden before it is removed.
Kadlec Clinic continues to meet the need for a higher level specialty care within the region. Our local and regional specialists include:
Whether you are a finely-tuned or budding athlete or a weekend warrior, you want to get back in the game. But sometimes medical issues get in the way. Kadlec Clinic offers primary care physicians who are excellent in their ability to manage patients with musculo-skeletal problems as well as general medical problems as they pertain to athletics and exercise.
Patients 65 years and older have unique medical needs, and it can be important to have a medical care team that not only recognizes those needs, but is focused on proactively protecting and preserving quality of life for our region’s older patients.
Kadlec Clinic offers senior health care in two settings – its Kadlec Senior Clinic and through its four primary care clinics.
Doctors of internal medicine (internists) focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training on the prevention, detection and treatment of adult diseases.
Kadlec Clinic internal medicine specialists at our clinics offer primary care services and consider the whole person rather than individual organs or systems. He or she will educate, advise and guide you with all of your health care needs. Having a primary care physician is important because if you need to see a specialist, your internist will help you find the right specialist and coordinate all of your care.
They are also connected to the other medical specialties associated with Kadlec Clinic, as well as to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. This clinic-hospital relationship provides a link to even more health care options and helps create an important continuity of care for every member of your family.
Kadlec Clinic offers pediatric care at neighborhood-based clinics, so that medical care for your child is available where you need it. Our board certified pediatricians and exceptional staff are committed to helping infants, children and adolescents stay healthy through disease prevention, comprehensive evaluation and treatment of illness.
Our goal is to help you raise a healthy child and provide excellent medical care when your child is ill. We want to be your partners in the health of your children.
Our pediatricians are also connected to the other medical specialties associated with Kadlec Clinic, as well as to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. This clinic-hospital relationship provides a link to even more health care options and helps create an important continuity of care for every member of your family.
Are you trying to choose a new pediatrician, but want met the physician first? Our physicians are happy to provide free Meet and Greet consultations where you can ask questions and discuss how we can serve you best.
Kadlec Clinic offers comprehensive, caring family medicine at four neighborhood-based clinics, some with extended hours, so that medical care is available where you need it, whether that is close to home or close to work. The specialty of family medicine treats people of all ages, from newborns to seniors. This allows one physician to serve as the primary care physician for the entire family and coordinate all of your family’s care.
Kadlec Clinic’s family medicine practitioners are highly trained and provide a wide range of services including preventive medicine, care of ongoing chronic illnesses and treatment of acute problems. They are also connected to the other medical specialties associated with Kadlec Clinic, as well as to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. This clinic-hospital relationship provides a link to even more health care options and helps create an important continuity of care for every member of your family.
You can choose a primary care provider at a location that is convenient for you – whether that is close to home or close to work. And, you can go with confidence because we choose the kind of physicians that we ourselves would like to have care for our families. Each provider’s credentials and training have been extensively reviewed.
Our primary care clinics offer:
Family Medicine -- caring for patients of all ages
Family Medicine Residency -- caring for patients of all ages, with extended appointment times supervised by teaching physicians
Pediatrics -- specializing in children from infants to age 18
Internal Medicine -- primary care for adults and adolescents and those with complex multiple system disorders
Senior Health Care -- taking special care of seniors over 65
Sports Medicine -- caring for general medical issues pertaining to athletes or exercise
All of our primary care clinics offer same-day appointments.
Kadlec Clinic is your primary and specialty care connection. Below you will find a list of our current providers with details about their expertise and education.
You can choose a provider at a location that is convenient for you – whether that is close to home or close to work.
Kadlec Clinic is a growing network of physicians offering primary care and specialists when you need them - all with the higher level of care you expect.
At each of our 38 sites, Kadlec Clinic delivers exceptional, patient-focused care and continues to add providers and facilities to ensure the availability of comprehensive medical services for our communities.
Kadlec Clinic is committed to delivering exceptional, patient-centered care. We choose the kind of physicians that we ourselves would like to care for our families. Each physician’s credentials and training have been extensively reviewed. We offer integrated care, with you and your family as important participants in your care.
Kadlec Clinic includes medical providers from a variety of specialties and is continuing to add more. As a part of Kadlec, one of our strengths is the ability to communicate between doctors, clinics and with Kadlec Regional Medical Center, creating important collaborative and coordinated care for each of our patients.
As a part of Planetree, our team of dedicated doctors, nurses and staff at Kadlec Clinic is devoted to combining the latest in medical technology with compassionate, respectful and personalized health care delivery. We recognize that patients are people, not diseases or procedures. We know how important it is to care for your human needs as well as your medical needs.