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Family Medicine (Children and Adults) Wenatchee

 

Lauren Kendall, MD


Lauren Kendall, MD, is a board certified family physician from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and went to medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Lauren received her medical training at Tulane/East Jefferson General Hospital outside of New Orleans, Louisiana.  She has special interests in…

 

Alicia Adams, MD


Alicia Adams, MD is a family physician who grew up in Waukegan Illinois and is the first in her family to go to college. She studied biology and health inequality at Brown University. She went to medical school in Chicago and completed her rotations at Cook County Hospital where she first fell in love with family and community medicine. She completed her residency in Grand Junction, CO and…

 

Family Medicine (Children and Adults) East Wenatchee

 

Simon Mendoza, PA-C


Simon Mendoza, PA-C, is a bilingual primary care physician assistant who grew up in the Columbia Basin as a child of migrant farmworkers. His goal is to provide culturally sensitive and compassionate patient-centered medical care that is respectful and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values. Simon received both his undergraduate degree in Microbiology and Master’s…

 

Casey Wyatt, PA-C


Casey Wyatt is a Physician Assistant who has practiced Family Medicine for 7 years. He received his medical training and Master’s Degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has served in the US Army for 4 years and went on to work as a Radiologic Technologist in multiple specialties, including orthopedics, primary care, and interventional radiology. He speaks Spanish…

 

Family Medicine (Children and Adults) Chelan

 

Keri Bergeson, MD


Keri Bergeson, MD, is a board certified family physician and the Medical Director in Chelan. Originally from North Dakota, Dr. Bergeson received her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota.  It was during her residency training that she discovered her passion for working with communities who face social, economic and health disparities. Keri’s special…

 

Josh Burnell, MD


Josh Burnell, MD is a family physician from Government Camp, Oregon. The son of forest firefighter parents, he grew up roaming the slopes of Mount Hood on foot, bike, and skis. His undergraduate degrees were in Spanish and Neurobiology, and he completed his medical studies at the University of Washington School Of Medicine. At the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, he trained at a…

 

Scott Hippe, MD


Scott Hippe, MD is a proud Washingtonian who grew up in Snohomish and completed undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University. He received his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and then traveled to Boise for residency training at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. There he also completed a fellowship in surgical obstetrics. His practice interests include…

 

Pediatrics (Ages 0-18)

 

Erin Cudney, ARNP


Erin Cudney, ARNP is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of Washington in 2010. Erin grew up in western New York and moved to Washington in 2000. She and her husband moved to Wenatchee in 2014 for the sunshine, the mountains, and the community. She loves taking care of children…

 

Shelley Lisk, PA-C


Shelley Lisk, PA-C, is a physician assistant at our Columbia Pediatrics location. She enjoys getting to know families and seeing the kids grow and develop. She did her undergraduate at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and went to PA school at University of Southern California. Shelley grew up in the Wenatchee Valley and is excited to return to the area with her family. Shelley enjoys outdoor…

 

Lindsey Tanaka, DO


Lindsey Tanaka, DO was raised in suburban Washington State and is glad to be back in the PNW. After graduating from high school, she followed her love of college football to Ann Arbor, MI where she studied microbiology and worked as a Resident Advisor. She then began her migration back towards the West Coast, first landing in Sonoma County, CA as a 6th grade teacher before obtaining her…

 

Behavioral Health Providers

 

Misha Whitfield, Psy.D.


Dr. Misha Whitfield (She/Her/Hers) is a licensed psychologist, who at CVCH serves a dual role as a Behavioral Medicine Consultant and Director of Clinical Training for two formal training programs, the Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology. Dr. Whitfield is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. As a provider, Dr. Whitfield works with patients of all ages,…

 

Nyssa Petersen-Ventura, PhD, GMHS


Dr. Ventura has been at CVCH for over 6 years where she completed her doctoral psychology training in Behavioral Medicine. She earned both a Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University, where she was involved in research pertaining to socioemotional development and cognitive abilities. Dr. Ventura completed a Bachelor’s…

 

Christine Wineberg, Psy.D.


Christine Wineberg, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral medicine consultant in Chelan where she also serves as the clinical supervisor for the Behavioral Health team. She is from Philadelphia, PA, (and is still a die-hard Eagles fan!) She has a Bachelor's degree in music therapy from Mansfield University and a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Drexel University…

 

Bettina Ryan, ARNP


Bettina received her BA in Psychology at Vanderbilt University, and continued her graduate education at Vanderbilt to earn her MSN. During her time in Nashville, Bettina worked for several years as a psychiatric RN at an in-patient facility, focusing primarily on co-occurring disorders, and substance-use/abuse and addiction. Bettina enjoys working with individuals with a variety of mental…

 

Christine Heller, Ph.D., LMHCA


Christine Heller, Ph.D., LMHCA, is a Behavioral Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellow who speaks English and is learning Spanish. She grew up in Seattle, WA, and has been living in Pittsburgh, PA and Anchorage, AK for the last 5 years. She is happy to be back in her home state and excited to land on the sunny side of the mountains. Christine earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from…