Ross Bethel, MD
Dr. Bethel was born in Seattle and raised in Poulsbo, a small town in western Washington. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in Chemistry. He went to medical school at the University of Washington and completed his residency in Family Practice at Central Washington Family Medicine.
His special interests in medicine include asthma and diabetes as well as pediatric care. He is married with three children. His hobbies include playing guitar and singing, leading worship at church, cycling, and computers. Dr. Bethel also has interests in third world medical outreach and has traveled to Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Kenya and Uganda.
Dr. Bethel recently returned from providing care for Heroes of the Nation Orphanage (www.HTN.org). There he provided medical care and education to 530 children. As their medical director, Dr. Bethel will be making regular trips back to the orphanage.
David Pommer, MD
Dr. Pommer grew up in Issaquah and has lived in Spokane, Pullman, Seattle and Oklahoma. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Anthony Hospital Family Practice Residency in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is board certified in family medicine with a special interest in obstetrics. He strives to practice the full scope of family medicine from young to old and especially relishes prenatal care for an expectant mother, being present at the delivery and watching their marvelous creation as they grow up.
Dr. Pommer treasures the relationships he has developed with his patients. His core values as a physician are treating the whole person, preventive medicine, and continuity of care.
Dr. Pommer is married with three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano and helping out with church activities. He also contributes a column, "Second Opinion" to Playdate magazine on a variety of health topics that appeal to parents.
Shereen Stocker, ARNP
Ms. Stocker attended high school in Lewiston, Idaho and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Wisconsin in Madison. She completed her Master of Science in nursing, and her family nurse practitioner degree at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1990. She started at Selah Family Medicine in 1991, and has been practicing there ever since. Special interests in medicine include travel medicine and women's health care.
Ms. Stocker is a member of ARNP's United of Washington State and has participated in medical missions in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Tanzania and Peru. One of her main volunteer passions is a local program called "Feeding Five Thousand" of which she serves as a co-chair. Several churches and community groups come together to package meals of rice, lentils, spices, dehydrated vegetables & chicken. These meals are sent with an organization called Children of the Nations & are sent to Uganda, Sierra Leone, Malawi or the Dominican Republic. Earlier this year, the organization sent 61,000 meals to the Dominican Republic.
Her other interests include travel, hiking, photography, and quilting.
Kathleen Tucholke, ARNP
Ms. Tucholke believes that education, prevention and early intervention are the keys to good health - the more a person invests in healthy lifestyle choices, such as good diet and exercise, the better the health outcome. She sees her role as a facilitator to better health, by working with patients collaboratively toward mutual goals.
She previously volunteered as a nurse inspector for a community childcare center in central Illinois, where she was born and raised and met and married her husband.
In her spare time, Ms. Tucholke enjoys cooking and trying new foods, traveling, being outdoors, and playing with her dogs, Mumford and Dragon. She also enjoys music and theater productions.
She encourages her patients to be engaged and involved in their own health care, and says, "Don't be afraid to ask questions!"
James Zingerman, MD
Dr. Zingerman attended Pine Bush High School in New York and went on to get his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical chemistry at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also received his Medical Doctor degree at Oral Roberts School of Medicine and completed a three year family practice residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Upon completion in 1990, he joined Selah Family Medicine and has been practicing full spectrum family medicine.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, treasurer and state delegate for the Yakima County Medical Society, and a member of the Christian Medical/Dental Society. He participated in a medical mission in Haiti, Belize, Costa Rica and is an avid mountaineer. He has special interests in travel and wilderness medicine. His wife and two sons enjoy living in Selah and exploring the beautiful Northwest.