Residency Program Mission, Goals and Vision

Residency Mission

Our Mission is to prepare physicians to be leaders in the practice of comprehensive, compassionate family medicine of the highest quality and improve access of family medicine in Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington.


Clinic Mission

  • Building Therapeutic Relationships
  • Making Complex Decisions
  • Broad Scope of Practice

Goals

Our goal is to graduate competent Family Physicians with personal and professional skills to practice Family Medicine who will continue to develop into master practitioners. Kadlec identifies master practitioners as family physicians who are leaders in role modeling self-care, influencing their community and provide cost effective, evidence based medical care to help their patients live healthful, productive lives.


Vision

  • Our program vision is to be nationally recognized for its leadership training, innovative approaches to resident education and patient care, and commitment to patient-centered, evidence-based, community-oriented family medicine. 
  • Provide a local source of “the best” Family Medicine for the Tri-Cities.
  • Develop Kadlec Family Medicine Residency trained practitioners that better understand and service the needs of rural communities.

Class of 2020 Residents

Kadlec Family Medicine Residency is excited to welcome six new doctors to join the current class of Family Medicine Residents.

Meet the Class of 2018

Get to know the outstanding residents in the class of 2018:

Class of 2019 Residents

Get to know the outstanding residents in the class of 2019:

Ryan Hunt, ARNP

Faculty and Provider

Where did you attend medical school/college?
Washington State University.

Within your specialty, do you have sub-specialty areas of practice you enjoy?
Sports medicine/Pediatrics.

What do you enjoy most about family medicine?
Caring for families of all ages.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
The opportunity to help others take part in this amazing role as a primary care provider and help them become the kind of provider I would want my family and friends to see.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency?
The opportunity to help teach the next generation of providers.

What brought you to the Tri-Cities?  
I grew up in the Tri-Cities and wanted to be closer to my family.

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?  
There are opportunities to enjoy so many things here or within a short drive.  With the river and out-door activities here, the mountains are a short drive, large cities are close enough to visit for the day and drive home.  There is something for everyone in the family here.

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom?  
I enjoy spending time with my family, going to or coaching my children with sporting events, woodworking and gardening.

Payal Gaba, MD

Faculty and Provider

Where did you attend medical school/college?
Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, India.

Where did you do your residency?
I completed 2 years of Internal Medicine Residency at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India prior to pursuing Family Medicine Residency at Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima, WA, Class of 2007.

Within your specialty, do you have sub-specialty areas of practice you enjoy?
I enjoy full spectrum Family Medicine with special interest in women’s health, chronic medical conditions, and pediatrics. My other special interests include clinical quality, evidence based medicine and population health.

What do you enjoy most about family medicine?
I enjoy my ability to connect with patients and their families, and use power of that connection to integrate not only their medical but also their emotional, and psychosocial wellbeing into their health care plan. I enjoy every aspect of being their “coach” and their “guide”. I may sound biased, but I believe Family Physicians know patients the best.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Gaining knowledge, is first step to wisdom. Sharing it, is first step to Humanity.”-unknown

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency?
Being involved in residency is a way of giving back to the medical community. Residency provides a stimulating and enriching environment that helps me sharpen my own skills and knowledge. And, serves the ultimate goal of providing the best care to the patient.

What brought you to the Tri-Cities?
My husband’s job.

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?
Lots of rain and the tall evergreen green trees…just kidding. I love the sunshine and all four seasons. Tri-cites is a nice, just the right sized, family friendly, multi-cultural community with focus on education.

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom?
I enjoy spending time with my family. I have 2 beautiful children, Rhea and Aadi.  I enjoy being their mom besides being their chauffer, cook, teacher, friend and I love to read and cook (when the time permits). I love bollywood and Indian classical dancing and I am actively involved in organizing cultural programs at our local Temple.  I enjoying travelling and trying new foods.

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc.?

  • Atul Gawande is my favorite author and I enjoy all books and articles by him, including: Checklist Manifesto, Better, Complications, and Being Mortal.
  • I love watching “chick flick” movies.

Linda Moran

Practice Administrator

Where did you attend college?
Southern Illinois University, BA  Gonzaga University, MA.

Within your position what areas of practice do you enjoy?
Practice Administration is very challenging and every day is a new adventure. It is all about the patients.

What do you enjoy most about family medicine?
The variety of people.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Seeing the light go on in someone.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency?
I did my thesis in access to care and teaching to the future in Residency. This gives me an opportunity to promote Group Visits to increase patient access and to teach to the future by giving Residents a head start for the demands of greater patient access in a clinic.

What brought you to the Tri-Cities?
The weather and my family.

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?
The people are friendly and the activities are abundant.

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom?
Healthy Cooking and the Arts.

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc.?

  • My new favorite book is The Night Circus.
  • Albums are all over the map but Pink Martini and Leonard Cohen are in there for sure.
  • Movies: The Sixth Sense, Wedding Crashers, Mr. Holland’s Opus, In and Out and anything with Helen Mirren. 

Katherine Hale, PharmD, BCPS

Faculty and Provider

Where did you attend medical school/college?
I attended Washington State University and achieved a BS in Biochemistry before attending pharmacy school at the University of Washington.

Where did you do your residency?
Valley View Clinical Pharmacists in Monroe, WA which is a combination of an ambulatory care clinic and a community based pharmacy practice setting.

Within your specialty, do you have sub-specialty areas of practice you enjoy?
In addition to comprehensive medication management, I enjoy working with diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and general lifestyle change. Research and scholarship, in the form of problem based evaluation, written manuscripts, and presentations also continues to be a focus.

What do you enjoy most about family medicine?
Family medicine is fascinating because of the wide array of problems, health conditions, and ages that are encountered on a daily basis.  There is never a dull moment and always something new to learn.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I enjoy teaching because I continue to learn in the process. Sharing knowledge, problem solving, and helping students find that “Ah Hah!” moment is invaluable and continues to make each workday interesting and enjoyable.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency?
Participating in the didactic and experiential instruction of physicians in training is an exceptional opportunity.  The residents and clinic providers are an exciting group to work with and stimulate creative and critical thinking in evidence based medicine.  I’ve spent several years in the University setting training students to become practicing pharmacists.  The residency program has provided a wonderful transition from academics to active practice and instruction in patient care and medication management.

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?
I grew up in the Tri-Cities and have always loved this area of eastern Washington.  The beautiful sunshine, the Columbia River, and all of the outdoor activities make this a wonderful place to live.  

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom?
I have two children that keep me on my toes!  We participate in a lot of activities and when I am not playing chauffer we participate in Taekwondo, hockey, soccer, dance, and music.  We also have two dogs to keep us busy.  We love spending time with family, camping, snow skiing, farmers markets, berry farms, and spudnuts.  I started running cross country and track in middle school.  I have continued to run and last year completed my first ultramarathon.  Long distance running is my true passion and finding unique races and trail runs are a great way to spend a weekend.

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc.?

  • Favorite book – I love to read so identifying a true favorite is hard.  The Dirk Pitt series by Clive Cussler, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Series, Edgar Allen Poe, and many, many others.
  • Favorite Album – Anything by Dierks Bentley, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Nora Jones, Imagine Dragons, AC/DC, and many others.  I enjoy most music and will listen to just about anything as long as it has a good rhythm.
  • Favorite Movie – I love movies that make me laugh (Spaceballs, Airplane, Pitch Perfect), action movies, and anything with John Wayne.  My kids and I tend to watch a lot of Scooby Doo, The 3 Stooges, Disney movies, and Despicable Me.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Kadlec Family Medicine Residency. For additional questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact:

Stacy Jackson, Program Manager
(509) 942-3281
stacy.jackson@kadlec.org

Kadlec Family Medicine Residency

940 Northgate Dr.
Richland, Wash. 99352

Community & Resident Life

Our residents not only want a great work experience, they want a great place to live. The three communities and surrounding region that make up the Tri-Cities provide just that.

Our community is nestled among three beautiful rivers, and we enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year. Our weather is semi-desert with low humidity, mild seasonal weather and little snowfall in the winter.

The Tri-Cities is Washington’s fastest growing area with a population of 275,000+, offering a multitude of services, yet little traffic. The commutes are short and hassle-free. 

The Tri-Cities is centrally located and linked to the major population centers of the Pacific Northwest by Interstate Highways 82, 84, and 90. Seattle and Portland are 3 1/2 hours by car. In addition, the Kadlec campus is only 20 minutes away from a regional airport with connections throughout the world.

Things To Do

  • There’s an abundance of water recreation, almost year-round outdoor recreation such as golf, fishing, hiking and cycling and winter skiing is just a few hours away. We have excellent education from pre-school through the university level with Washington State University Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin Community College. 
  • For the wine enthusiast, the area is home to a quickly growing wine region with more than 150 wineries within a 50-mile radius.
  • We have three professional sports teams:
    • Tri-City Americans ice hockey
    • Tri-City Dust Devils minor league baseball
    • Tri-Cities Fever indoor football

Our community is family-orientated, and includes a very high level of education (ranked among the Top 10 high technology communities in the nation by Milken Institute). The region’s economy is anchored in agriculture, bio- and high-technology, manufacturing, service industry, and government. 

We know you will find it a special place.

Prama Chakravarti, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Where did you attend medical school/graduate school?
I received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, in 2012. As part of the PhD curriculum I completed a predoctoral internship at The Village for Families and Children, Inc., in Hartford, CT. I went on to complete my post-doctoral training at University of Maine Orono. I am specialized in the treatment and assessment of children, adolescents and young adults.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency? 
The residency program offers the perfect balance of opportunities for treatment of clients and for teaching or supervision of residents. 

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?
I find it rewarding and existentially meaningful to be able to serve the communities in the Tri-Cities and the surrounding areas, wherein my clients and their families can now access outpatient mental health services without having to travel too far. I love all the sunlight, the views of the horizon, and the wonderful restaurants to explore in the area.

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom? 
I like to read (quite a bit actually!) and to travel with my husband. I have some training and lots of interest in dance. I love to explore fine art or handicraft galleries and exhibitions. Exploring local restaurants is the other interest of mine.   

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc.?
There are so many books, albums and movies that I love! A few are named below:

  • Books: Sea of Poppies by Amitavha Ghosh; Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese; Cultivating the Mind of Love by Thich Nhat Hanh; my all-time favorite writer is Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Movies: Brokeback Mountain, Volver, Cloud Atlas.

Amy Carrasco

Director of Graduate Medical Education

Where did you attend medical school/college?|
University of Idaho for my B.S. in Sports Science/Wellness and my Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Development from Gonzaga University.

Within your specialty, do you have sub-specialty areas of practice you enjoy? 
I came to Kadlec because of my passion for cardiac rehab and was certified as a Clinical Exercise Specialist for Cardiac/Pulmonary/Cancer Rehab through the American College for Sports Medicine for 15 years.  I received special certification in Servant Leadership while completing my Masters.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I have worked at Kadlec since 2000 in the Education department and have taught a variety of classes to employees, physicians, clinical staff, and the community.  I enjoy connecting with people and watching the “spark” ignite when information is understood.  I’m an advocate of Parker Palmer’s work in the book, “The Courage to Teach” and “experiential learning” which transfers well to resident training and the physician/patient relationship.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency? 
In 2007, under the direction of our CEO, Rand Wortman, I began researching what it would take for Kadlec to begin a residency program.  Southeastern Washington, has had a shortage in primary care providers and Kadlec has the patient acuity and volume to train residents.  Kadlec has a long history of investing in education and training clinical professionals for our region.  Becoming accredited in Family Medicine with the ACGME is the next step to caring for our population and I’m proud to be a part of this exciting process.

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?
Big blue sky, amazing sunrises and sunsets! Great place to raise kids!

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom? 
My two kids keep me busy with football, basketball, soccer, golf, and horseback riding (4H).  In addition we have two rescue dogs that are happy and grateful to be part of our family. I like to be outdoors, walking/hiking/running, lift weights, and practicing yoga.  I “read” a lot—(ok, really, they’re audiobooks), but they keep me informed and entertained while I multitask. I love traveling to visit family and friends and exploring the great Pacific Northwest! 

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc.?

  • Book: The Color Purple, Wild, The Princess Bride, Lean In, Man’s Search for Meaning, East of Eden, It Worked for Me-In Life, and Leadership.
  • Album: I love music, too many to choose just one album or genre. 
  • Movie: Again too many but, top of my list are…The Color Purple, Wild, 50 First Dates, Harry Potter series, The Mission, The Blind Side, Warrior, The Count of Monte Cristo, and Remember the Titans.

Stacy Jackson

Program Manager

Where did you attend medical school/college?
I attended Pacific Lutheran University for my Bachelors in Business Administration.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency? 
Although I have only been with Kadlec a short time, I have been fully dedicated to the development of the new Kadlec Family Medicine Residency. It is a rewarding experience to be part of a new program and even more rewarding to be part of the bigger picture for our community. I love learning and being part of this great team!

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?  
I love that you can see forever! I love the warm, starry nights; beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and the 300+ days of sunshine.

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom? 
My two small kids and husband occupy the majority of my free time. When I do get a moment to myself, I enjoy playing soccer, being outdoors, listening to music, and reading.

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc.?

  • Book: Any kind of murder mystery! I have always been a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie.
  • Album: I enjoy all kinds of music, but tend to listen the most to classic rock or country, depending on my mood.
  • Movie: I love scary movies, but because I have small kids I see a lot of Disney movies, so my favorite would be Cinderella.

Saira Tandon, MD

Faculty

Where did you attend medical school/college?
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Where did you do your residency?
Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn NY.

Within your specialty, do you have sub-specialty areas of practice you enjoy?
High Risk Obstetrics and Benign Gynecologic Surgery.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Teaching is my way of giving back to the profession and light a few fires!

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" - W B Yeats 

And I believe...

"In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn" - P Collins.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency?
Teaching is my passion and I find it stimulating. Along the way I have had great teachers who have helped me become the physician I am today. They did not only educate and train me, but nurtured and mentored me. I hope I can give the same gifts to the newer generation of physicians.

What brought you to the Tri-Cities?
A stroke of good luck!

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?
The weather, community and the people I work with.

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom?
My second job – my family.

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc.?

  • Book: Any murder mystery.
  • Album: Bollywood.
  • Movie: I will watch anything if it is interesting enough.

Katie Karlson, MD

Associate Program Director

Where did you attend medical school/college?                
Started medical school at George Washington University and graduated from Ross University.

Where did you do your residency?
University of Wyoming in Cheyenne.

Within your specialty, do you have sub-specialty areas of practice you enjoy?
I enjoy all aspects of family medicine but especially like women's health, diabetes, autism, and I also do presentations on the MTHFR genetic defect.

What do you enjoy most about family medicine?
I love family medicine because I feel that one of the greatest blessings is good health and I want to help provide that. I also like being able to support and encourage patients and families who are struggling. I also value the family and love treating all generations in a family because then I am aware of any genetic factors.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
I enjoy teaching because I get to learn in the process myself.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency?
I chose to become involved in the residency because I love teaching and learning and I had a great residency experience myself that really helped build me and made me confident in my ability to treat patients. I hope to be able to provide a similar experience for residents I work with.

What brought you to the Tri-Cities?
I came to the Tri-Cities because of family.

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?
I love the small town feel but still with all the big city amenities. I also love Tri-Cities because I love working for Kadlec and love the warm and friendly people.

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom?
Some of my interests include spending time with friends and family, cooking, exercising, and playing cards.

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc?
My favorite kind of books are medical because I like to keep up on the latest evidence-based medicine. I especially love my AAFP magazines. My favorite kind of music is country and my favorite color is red.

Erick Isaacson, MD

Program Director

Where did you attend medical school/college?
University of Washington School of Medicine, September 1974-June 1978.

Where did you do your residency?
Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Pueblo, CO July 1978-June 1981.

Within your specialty, do you have sub-specialty areas of practice you enjoy?
Diabetes.  Beyond office practice, in organized medicine, I very much enjoy being involved in Peer Review and Risk Management.

What do you enjoy most about family medicine?
Continuity of care over a life span of patients and their families.  I enjoy the full scope of medicine to which family medicine requires attention to be paid and mastered to practice.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Enlarging understanding of and developing  proficiency in medical practice for the learner. Watching and mentoring the journey from beginner to novice and beyond to master/expert.  I enjoy a curious and motivated learner. Keeping myself up to date in medical practice.

Why did you choose to be involved in the residency?
It seemed to be a natural transition. Beginning 5-6 years ago, I was asked and agreed to be the physician champion as the idea was explored by Kadlec. Kadlec had begun the exploration 7-8 years ago to meet the medical needs of Southeastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon. I joined an already committed team led by Amy Carrasco and supported by our CEO, Rand Wortman.

What brought you to the Tri-Cities?
I grew up here and never considered returning. Nearing the completion of my residency, I had made a list of preferred practice characteristics and began a search in the Pacific Northwest, close to family and friends. I received an unexpected call from Norman A. Erie, MD,  who was my family doctor growing up and who continued to care for my parents.  He was looking for a full time partner.  In talking with him, I was surprised to learn that all of my desired practice characteristics were being done or could be met.  There was a dedicated department of Family Medicine at Kadlec with core privileging, allowing full spectrum family medicine to be practiced.  It has been a fantastic community and hospital to practice Family Medicine and raise my family. I practiced with him for 10 years before he retired, all the while being thoroughly mentored in the business and practice of medicine. Despite arriving with some trepidation, I have never regretted the decision to return to the Tri-Cities.

What do you love about the Tri-Cities?
The sunshine and 60 mile view to horizon from hilltops. It is easy to pursue recreational activities including bicycling, motorcycling, swimming, water and snow skiing.  There is a great school system.  It is a family friendly community. Getting around is easy.  You are no farther than a 15 minute drive to anywhere.  There is an enlarging number of non-chain restaurants with local and ethnic menus.

What are some of your interests outside the clinic/GME/classroom?
My family (spouse to whom I have been married for  40 years, 3 children,  their spouses, and 4 grandchildren with a 5th on the way to arrive in April 2015), friends, church, playing bass guitar, motorcycling, downhill skiing, reading.  I enjoy that my daily world is bigger by our oldest daughter currently living in Baltimore, MD, having previously lived in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD.   I am a geek and first adopter of just about anything computer (Mac preferred but Windows is acceptable) and connected by radio waves.  Newspapers and magazines are enjoyed as well.  I read our local paper, NY Times, Seattle Times, Washington Post and LA Times nearly every day. The Sunday NY Times arrives in a plastic bag at the end of the driveway every Sunday, involving me in 2 hours of world enlarging journey.  I read and or/skim: Wired, Popular Science, Harpers, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, BMW Motorcycle Owners Magazine, Motorcyclist,  Motorcycle Consumer News, Car and Driver, Worship Musician and Contemporary Worship. I enjoy following Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and websites of Endgadget, Gizmodo, and Lifehacker. I enjoy following the weekly podcasts of Radio Lab, This American Life, Serial, Science Talk, TED Talks, 99% Invisible, KEXP Music That Matters, The Kindling’s Muse, New Yorker fiction, and Selected Shorts from PRI. I enjoy TV.  I am hooked up to DirecTV and have a 5 GB DVR.  We are following and/or recording: The Blacklist, House of Cards, Masterpiece Classic, Masterpiece Mystery, Gold Rush, Life Below Zero, House Hunters, House Hunters International, NOVA, The Good Wife, Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, Person of Interest, Castle, Elementary, New Girl, The Mindy Project, and Rehab Addict.  With east and west coast family connections and college affiliations in the family I am a fan of University of Washington and Washington State University football,  Ravens, Steeler and Seahawk football, Oriole and Mariner Baseball and finally Gonzaga basketball.

What is your favorite book, album, movie, etc.:

  • Book: Too many to list really but the best ones to start with are the King Arthur tale The Once and Future King by T. S. Elliot and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. I enjoy the following authors:  Wallace Stegner, Ivan Doig, CS Lewis, John Grisham, JRR Tolkein, Mark Twain, John LeCarre, Robert Ludlum, Ken Follett, Malcom Gladwell, Atul Gawande, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I will read just about any spy genre book along with any mountain climbing book about Everest and K2.  I am currently reading Into the Kingdom of Ice, the terrible adventure of USS Jeanette.
  • Album: Right now Vampire Weekend but I have keen interest in so much music – rock, contemporary, classic, blues, jazz, country.  I have 4,064 songs in my iTunes playlist. I enjoy putting Genius Playlist to work creating mixes.
  • Movie: Same problem as with books and music…there are so many great movies that explore our world, emotions and relationship. I keep coming back to the movie and soundtrack for Somewhere in Time (Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour) – Fantasy, indie film involving time travel and romance. August Rush, A Good Year, Life of Pi, The Incredibles, Slumdog Millionaire, The Princess Bride, Despicable Me (minions!!).  My most recent favorite is Big Hero 6. Baymax is my hero for sure.

Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Erick Isaacson, MD, FAAFP

Program Director

  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Professional Interests: He has a special interest in diabetes and, beyond office practice, enjoys Peer Review and Risk Management.
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family & friends, church, playing bass guitar, motorcycling, downhill skiing and reading. 

Payal Gaba, MD

Associate Director

  • Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi, India
  • Professional Interests: I enjoy full spectrum Family Medicine with special interest in women’s health, chronic medical conditions, and pediatrics. My other special interests include clinical quality, evidence based medicine and population health.
  • Hobbies: Family time, Bollywood & Indian classical dancing, involved in organizing cultural programs at our local Temple, traveling and trying new foods.

Katie Karlson, MD

Associate Director

  • Medical School: George Washington University and Ross University School of Medicine

  • Professional Interests: I enjoy all aspects of family medicine but especially like women's health, diabetes, autism, and I also do presentations on the MTHFR genetic defect.

 

  • Hobbies: Some of my interests include spending time with friends and family, cooking, exercising, and playing cards.

Natalia Luera, MD

Core Faculty

  • Medical School: University of Washington

 

Mathew Lawrence, MD

Faculty/Preceptor

Coming soon!

 

Lucien Megna, MD

Faculty/Preceptor

Coming soon!

 

Prama Chakravarti, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

  • Medical School: Southern Illinois University
  • Professional Interests: She finds the program the perfect balance of opportunities for treatment of clients and for teaching and supervision of residents. 

 

  • Hobbies: Enjoys the Tri-Cities area, reading, traveling, fine art and exploring local restaurants.

 

Katherine Hale, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

  • Medical School: Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Washington School of Pharmacy
  • Professional Interests: In addition to comprehensive medication management, I enjoy working with diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and general lifestyle change. Research and scholarship, in the form of problem based evaluation, written manuscripts, and presentations also continues to be a focus.

 

  • Hobbies: Spending time with family, camping, snow skiing, farmers markets, berry farms, spudnuts, Taekwondo, cross country running, hockey, soccer, dance, and music.

 

Rotations

First Year Second Year Third Year
Inpatient Adult Medicine
4 Blocks
Inpatient Adult Medicine
2 Blocks
Inpatient Adult Medicine
2 Blocks
Inpatient Pediatrics
2 Blocks
Inpatient/ER Pediatrics
2 Blocks
Outpatient Pediatrics
1 Block
Obstetrics
2 Blocks
Elective
1 Block
Family Medicine Center
2 Block
Dermatology
1 Block
Behavioral Health
1 Block
Community Medicine
1 Block
Outpatient Pediatrics
1 Block
Emergency Medicine
1 Block
Urology
1/2 Block
Orhtopedics/Sports Medicine
1 Block
Intensive Care
1 Block
Electives
5 Blocks
ENT
1 Block
Geriatrics
1 Block
Practice Management
1/2 Block
General Surgery
1 Block
Palliateive Care
1 Block
Emergency Medicine
1 Block
  Orthopedics/Sport Medicine
1 Block
 
  Gynecology
1 Block
 
  Cardiology
1 Block
 

Application Process and Requirements

Kadlec Family Medicine Residency participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for first-year family medicine residency positions. All applications will be accepted throughout the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).

Click here to see our Family Medicine Residency Agreement

For additional questions regarding our program or the application process, please contact Stacy Jackson, Program Manager at 509-942-3281 or by email at stacy.jackson@kadlec.org.

Application Deadline: December of each year

All interviews will occur October until January. Kadlec Family Medicine provides equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. Reasonable prior notice is requested to arrange accommodations.

General Application Requirements:

  • Applications will only be accepted only through ERAS
  • No more than one (1) exam failure total (USMLE or COMLEX)
  • USMLE/COMLEX Step 2, all aspects, must be passed prior to rank deadline with NRMP
  • Must have graduated on or after July 1, 2014
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a family medicine physician)
  • Documentation of predominately US experience for clinical and elective rotations (observerships or job shadow experience will not be accepted)
  • Include information in your personal statement about specific reasons for choosing to pursue family medicine.

Additional requirements for International Graduates:

  • Valid ECFMG and Clinical Skills Assessment Certification
  • Be eligible to obtain an Washington medical license at the start of second year of training
  • Documentation of US Family Medicine Clinic experience equivalent to 4-6 week rotation (observerships or job shadow experience will not be accepted)
  • Documentation of US Inpatient experience in Family Medicine, Inpatient Pediatrics, or Internal Medicine (observerships or job shadow experience will not be accepted)
  • We do not sponsor VISA, J1, H1, etc.

Kadlec and the Tri-Cities

  • Kadlec is affiliated with the University of Washington, WWAMI Family Medicine Network, which is consistently ranked number one in family medicine residency training by U.S. News and World Reports.
  • Community is ideally situated between three major rivers: the Columbia River, Snake River, and Yakima River, in an area rich with cultural and recreational activities. The area is known for having the highest number of PhD's per capita nationwide. This area allows us to attract top-notch faculty who are trained at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world.
  • Kadlec is a progressive 270-bed, nationally recognized, not-for-profit medical center affiliated with Providence Health & Services. Recipient of the "Best in Class Employer" seal, Kadlec is the regional referral center for Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon, and the premiere choice for customer service excellence.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to the mission of teaching residents and medical students, evidence-based, patient-centered care. We strongly believe that teaching the “doctors of tomorrow” is a special calling that must be approached with care and dedication.
  • Our Pediatric and Adult Hospitalists integrate hospitalists and residents in a way that dramatically improves both inpatient care and residents’ educational outcomes. In the Intensive Care unit, residents work with award-winning, nationally recognized teams, cutting-edge medicine, and participate in multiple clinically-relevant quality improvement projects.
  • Our Family Medicine Residency takes place in a free-standing, outpatient clinic. There are rotations out to several specialty ambulatory care areas.
  • Our residents create their own panel of patients, which upon completion of the program, can be transitioned to a practice.

Kadlec's Year In Review

A Letter from our Director


Erick Isaacson, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Program Director

Family Medicine is the foundation of medical care. It’s a specialty in breadth. Every day, Family Medicine physicians see a variety of medical issues requiring a broad base of knowledge and flexibility. It’s a people practice, that when done right, is really about relationships.

For these, and so many other reasons, I’m excited to train Family Medicine physicians. To help them learn, be challenged and, ultimately, to provide strong primary care and improve the health of our region.

Our Program

We are affiliated with the University of Washington, WWAMI Family Medicine network, which is consistently ranked number one in family medicine residency training by U.S. News and World Reports. It is the only residency program at Kadlec and provides all residents with individualized training and mentoring so that they can pursue their highest aspirations as Family Medicine physicians.

Our Residents

We welcomed our first residents in June 2015. We continue to be impressed and excited about the quality of our residents. They bring wide experience and skills, and have set a high standard. Residents partner with medical specialists and hospital staff to provide the region’s highest level of care. Our residents have the opportunity to create their own panel of primary care patients, which may transition with the physician into practice.

Our Faculty

We strongly believe that teaching the “doctors of tomorrow” is a special calling that must be approached with care and dedication. As we put our faculty together, we have been impressed with the regional physicians who desire to be a part of training new doctors. They sought us out, and because of this, we have built a dedicated, passionate team. They bring practice-based backgrounds and have chosen to not only provide patient care but also be teachers, sharing their experience, expertise and their commitment to Family Medicine. Our faculty is dedicated to the mission of teaching residents evidence-based, patient-centered care. I invite you to learn more about this team by visiting the faculty section on this website.

Our Pediatric and Adult Hospitalists will be a valuable part of providing a model for integrating hospitalists and residents in a way that dramatically improves both inpatient care and residents’ educational outcomes. In our Intensive Care Unit, residents will work with award-winning, nationally recognized teams, and will be exposed to cutting-edge medicine, and participate in multiple clinically-relevant quality improvement projects.

Our Staff

A key to the success of any practice is a strong and competent staff. We are fortunate at Kadlec Family Medicine Residency to have such a staff. They are not only skilled, but also dedicated to the educational process and working closely to meet the needs of residents, faculty, and above all, patients.

Our Facilities

Our primary family medicine clinic training will take place in a freestanding, outpatient family medicine center. The clinic uses a cutting-edge “on-stage, off-stage” design to create a calming, productive environment. In addition, rotations will take place at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, a progressive 270-bed, nationally recognized not-for-profit medical center affiliated with Providence Health & Services. It is a regional referral center for Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon. Family Medicine Residency and Kadlec Regional Medical Center, along with numerous specialty clinics, are all within walking distance on the greater Kadlec campus.

Our Location

Our community is ideally situated between three major rivers: the Columbia River, Snake River, and Yakima River, in an area rich with cultural and recreational activities for adults and children. The area is known for having the highest number of PhD's per capita nationwide. This area allows us to attract top-notch physicians who are trained at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. In addition, a regional airport, with connecting flights to anywhere in the world, is an easy 20-minute drive from our clinic.

As the sponsoring medical center, we are strongly connected to the diverse community we serve and reach out beyond the walls of the hospital to positively affect patients in our region. We offer a wonderful training experience and hope that you will consider Kadlec as the way to foster your love, passion, commitment and excitement for family medicine.

Thank you for visiting our website and please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help as you make this important decision.

Erick Isaacson, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Program Director

Welcome to Kadlec Family Medicine Residency

The Kadlec Family Medicine Residency program is dedicated to quality and innovative residency training in a setting that is friendly, warm and supportive. Located in Richland, WA, we serve a culturally and economically diverse population across Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon.

In addition to an extraordinary faculty, our residents receive individualized training and mentoring so they can pursue their highest aspirations as family medicine physicians. Kadlec has a long tradition of training students who go on to achieve success and become instrumental leaders in a variety of health care careers.

Kadlec was awarded “Continued Accreditation of the Sponsoring Institution” from Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and “Continued Accreditation for the Family Medicine Residency Program” from ACGME. In both these situations we successfully progressed from initial/preliminary accreditation.

The selection of a residency program is one of the most critical decisions you make during your medical training. It’s our mission to educate the next generation of family medicine physicians in preparation for the ever-changing health care landscape.

We look forward to hearing from you

We invite you to explore our Family Medicine Residency program. We offer a wonderful training experience and hope that you will consider Kadlec as the way to foster your love, passion, commitment and excitement for family medicine. 

Our Services

At Kadlec Family Medicine Residency, we provide patients from newborn care to adult medicine with exceptional quality and customer service. 

We offer comprehensive routine and preventive health care including:

  • Care for acute and chronic medical problems 
  • Well-baby visits and immunizations
  • Well-child checks 
  • School sports physicals
  • Annual check-ups for adults 
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Behavioral health 

Benefits of a family medicine residency clinic:

  • Our highly skilled faculty and resident physicians work together to provide patient care -- our residents are overseen by an attending physician, giving you the added benefit of a second opinion if needed
  • It’s a model of care that combines the advanced and recent education of resident doctors with the experience of skilled physicians, both in the clinic and hospital setting 
  • Our comprehensive team uses the latest research and best protocols when caring for our patients
  • We also provide longer appointment slots if you need them, so you can build a better relationship with your doctor
  • Continuity of care – see the same physician visit after visit with the option to continue care with the physician if they establish in the community at the end of their residency
  • Care for the whole family – family medicine residents care for patients of all ages. This allows them to get to know your history and your family’s to see how care correlates over generations

For your convenience, Kadlec Family Medicine Residency offers same-day appointments and has laboratory services onsite.

Family Medicine Residency Doctors

Patient Care at Kadlec Family Medicine Residency

Expert Primary Care For The Whole Family

Family Medicine by Resident Physicians

Welcome to Kadlec Family Medicine Residency, specializing in caring for the whole family from newborns to seniors. Our clinic is staffed by the best and the brightest family care medical residents who are supervised by attending physicians with decades of experience. Every patient is followed by both a resident and an attending physician, giving you twice the level of care in one visit. Together, their focus is to care for the whole person offering diagnostic, treatment and preventive services.

What is a Residency?

After medical school, doctors who want to specialize in Family Medicine must complete a three-year residency program. Resident doctors at Kadlec Family Medicine Residency work hand-in-hand with experienced family medicine physicians and other physician mentors, to provide quality health care to patients in both the clinic and hospital settings.

Kadlec Family Medicine Residency is accepting new patients of all ages and encourages you to establish care with the whole family. We accept most forms of insurance and have both urgent and well-check appointments available.

Contact Us

Location:
940 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352

Make an appointment: 
(509) 942-2516

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Kadlec Family Medicine Residency:

  • Residents are doctors (not students) undergoing additional training to become board certified in Family Medicine (learn more about student rotations)
  • Residents will see their patients at Kadlec Family Medicine Residency with clinical rotations at Kadlec Regional Medical Center and other community locations
  • At the end of their three year term, residents can choose to stay in the community offering the patient ongoing care
  • Six new residents per year to a maximum of 18 residents in the program by year three
  • Member of the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network, which is consistently rated the highest in quality Family Medicine Training in the nation
  • Accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education