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Sara McBride, PA-C

Sara McBride, PA-C

We are happy to announce that Sara has joined the NorthShore Medical Team.

EDUCATION
Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Johnson & Wales University
Bachelor of Science, Linfield College

CERTIFICATIONS
NCCPA – Certified Physician Assistant

SPECIAL INTERESTS
nutrition, sports medicine, holistic medicine

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Deana Dahl, FNP–BC

Deana Dahl, FNP–BC

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Deana Dahl, FNP–BC

Deana Dahl has been with NorthShore Medical Group since 1999, she currently works in the White Salmon Clinic and does Home Visits. She enjoys working with patients and their families. Through preventative and holistic medicine she is able to improve the lives of many in our community.

Deana feels blessed to live and work in such a beautiful area. She enjoys many outdoor activities that the Gorge has to offer from hiking and biking in the summer to skiing in the winter; she does them all with her husband David (also a beekeeper) and their daughter and son.

EDUCATION Master’s of Science in Nursing, Washington State University, Vancouver – 1999 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Montana Sate University – 1986

CERTIFICATIONS Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner – ANCC

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Alicia Giménez, MD

Alicia Giménez, MD

Alicia Giménez, MD

Alicia Giménez, MD

Traditional Western medicine tends to concentrate on specific diseases, where the physician is in charge of directing care. Dr. Giménez sees herself instead as an advisor or health coach in people’s lives. She tries to meet patients wherever they are on the road to good health. Then together, they identify and try to remove any obstacles in the way. In some ways, this approach is more difficult as it requires a lot of involvement on both parts. Ultimately though, she believes it is not only more rewarding, but more successful in the long run as she and the patient can tailor a unique, individual health plan. From infancy, through adolescence, onto the “golden years”, she sees this approach as essential to achieving a healthy, balanced life. Her goal is to empower each person to direct their own health and care.

Dr. Giménez was raised on a small family farm in Eastern Washington. She attended University of Washington in Seattle for both her undergraduate degree and medical school, and then moved to Spokane, WA for residency. She has lived in White Salmon since 1996; her favorite activity is spending time with her husband Dr. Allen LaBerge and their two children. She also enjoys most outdoor sports, gardening, sewing and knitting.

EDUCATION
Residency in Family Medicine, Family Medicine Spokane Residency Program – 1996
Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington – 1993

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Family Medicine – American Board of Family Medicine
CCLA-Spanish Certified

ORGANIZATIONS
American Academy of Family Physicians
Washington State Medical Association

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Obesity treatment and prevention, Nutrition, Adolescent Medicine

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Allen LaBerge, MD

Allen LaBerge, MD

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Allen LaBerge, MD

Allen LaBerge, MD

Allen considers it an honor to have the opportunity to be a physician and work with people from all walks of life. He grew up in Cathlamet, Washington and feels fortunate to be able to work and raise his family in White Salmon.

The wide range of outdoor activities available in the Mid Columbia Gorge drew Allen and his wife, Dr. Alicia Giménez, to the area. Dr. LaBerge enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, golfing,  wood working, hiking, skiing, and remaining physically active.  Together they enjoy watching ball games, attending the theater and cooking fabulous meals.

EDUCATION
Residency in Family Medicine, Family Medicine Spokane Residency Program – 1996
Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington – 1993
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Washington – 1988

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Family Medicine – American Board of Family Medicine
Aviation Medical Examiner

ORGANIZATIONS
American Academy of Family Physicians

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Adult Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Endoscopy

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Stephanie Naas, FNP-BC

Stephanie Naas, FNP-BC

Stephanie Naas, FNP-BC

Stephanie Naas, FNP-BC

Stephanie Naas decided to pursue medicine as a career out of a desire to help people be healthier. She knew her first love was in rehabilitation, which is why she received her first Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and then a year later in Nursing. After eight years as a critical care nurse she returned to the world of academia and received her Master’s of Science from OHSU to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings ranging from large urban hospitals to clinics in remote areas of the Navajo Nation.

She chose to concentrate in family practice because unlike critical care, where one sees the sickest patients for a short amount of time, family practice allows providers to gather the whole health story of a person. For Stephanie, this helps her to partner with patients to create a health plan that suits each individual’s goals. Giving patients the personal empowerment to make health improvements is one of the most rewarding aspects of her career.

Stephanie believes that all human beings have the right to sound, evidence-based and thorough primary healthcare that is not discriminatory, divisive, or judgmental. She has dedicated many years to the study, research, advocating and clinical care of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth and adults in rural communities. She is one of only two providers in the Gorge specializing  in LGBT clinical care which includes  transgender transition counseling, services, and referrals. For more information view Stephanie’s profile at:  www.glma.org

Stephanie had been looking to work in the Gorge for several years before finally making the move here from the Northern California coast. The Gorge is a perfect area for all of her favorite outdoor hobbies such as cycling, skiing, and kayaking, not to mention a great place for her indoor hobbies of pottery, and seeing live music. She wanted to work at NorthShore Medical Group because it is an organization which truly sees their employees as individuals and genuinely cares about their personal and professional satisfaction.

EDUCATION
Master’s of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Oregon Health &; Science University – 2010
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Binghamton University – 2001
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, Kent State University – 2000

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner – ANCC

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Fibromyalgia, LBGT Health (youth, teen and adult), Rheumatology, Nutritional medicine

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Christopher Samuels, MD

Christopher Samuels, MD

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Christopher Samuels, MD

Christopher Samuels, MD

Dr. Samuels believes that rural family medicine is all about the members of a community taking care of one another.  For health care providers, that means serving people you depend on and respect. For patients, it means receiving care from people you know and trust.  An intimate setting, such as we have at NorthShore Medical Group and Skyline Hospital allows us to deliver personalized, life long, high quality, up-to-date care. Dr. Samuels look forward to caring for people of all ages, but is especially interested in taking care of geriatric patients.

Dr. Samuels, his wife, Sarah, and their two children spend their time together working around their home, reading, hiking, camping, skiing and biking.

EDUCATION
Residency in Family Medicine, La Crosse – Mayo Family Medicine Residency – 2002
Doctor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center – 1999

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Family Medicine – American Board of Family Medicine

ORGANIZATIONS
American Academy of Family Physicians

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Connie Strom, PA-C

Connie Strom, PA-C

Connie Strom, PA-C

Connie Strom, PA-C

There is nothing more satisfying and rewarding to Connie than being able to work with and help her friends and neighbors. Being a family practice provider here in our rural community offers her that unique opportunity.

Connie loves dogs! She breeds, shows, hunts and does agility with her adorable Brittany’s. She also enjoy cross-country skiing, hiking, hunting and fishing with her husband.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, Oregon Health Sciences University – 1997
Associate of Science in Nursing, Macomb Community College – 1989

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Physician Assistant, NCCPA

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Minor surgery (laceration repair, lesion removals), Trigger point/joint injections, Acute injuries

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Liette Witherrite, MD

Liette Witherrite, MD

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Dr Liette Witherite

Dr. Liette Witherrite loves providing a full spectrum approach to health care. Avoiding the labels that are often used in some areas of medicine, family medicine allows her to focus on her patients as people. Dr. Witherrite’s specific interests in geriatrics, pediatrics, adolescent medicine and women’s health allows her to care for her patients at each stage of their lives. She embraces working with evidence based and integrative medicine, as well as nutrition and medical acupuncture.

In her free time, Dr. Witherrite enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Troy Witherrite, and their two daughters, Lila and Sage. Being an active participant in our community, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing, gardening, weight lifting, yoga, and is an avid reader. She has a special interest in literacy and volunteers with reading programs at the local public school and administers the Reach Out and Read Program at NorthShore Medical Group.

 

EDUCATION
Faculty Development Fellowship, University of Arizona, 2006
Residency in Family Medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency Program – 2005
Doctor of Medicine, Northwestern University, The Feinberg Medical School – 2002

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Family Medicine – American Board of Family Medicine

ORGANIZATIONS
Washington Academy of Family Physicians
Washington State Medical Association

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Troy Witherrite, MD

Troy Witherrite, MD

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Dr. Troy Witherite

Dr. Witherrite believes that rural family medicine remains the ideal for the family medicine specialty. It gives doctors the ability to provide full spectrum care for patients from, obstetrics & pediatrics to geriatrics and everything stage in between. He finds that having the opportunity to care for you and your entire family is very rewarding.

Besides being close to where he grew up in Pendleton, OR, Dr. Troy Witherrite chose to move to the area because of the nice blend of cultures, and climates that the area offers. He chose to practice at NorthShore because there is a strong spirit of independence here as well as a wonderfully diverse group of professionals to work with.

Outside the office, Dr. Witherrite enjoys backpacking, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and CrossFit.   He also loves spending time with his wife, Dr. Liette Witherrite and their two daughters, Lila and Sage. He has also been enjoying fixing up their nearly century old farmhouse. To date they have built a large chicken coop, greenhouse, and begun restoring the barn.

EDUCATION
Fellowship in Faculty Development, University of Arizona College of Medicine  – 2006
Residency in Family Medicine, Banner Good Samaritan Family Medicine Residency Program – 2006
Internship in Internal Medicine, Maricopa Integrated Health System Internal Medicine Residency Program  – 2004
Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin  – 2002
Masters of Arts in Medical Ethics, Medical College of Wisconsin  – 2002
Bachelor of Science: Double Major in Biology & Philosophy, Oregon State University  – 1997

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Family Medicine – American Board of Family Medicine

ORGANIZATIONS
American Academy of Family Physicians

SPECIAL INTERESTS
Suboxone (Click here for Suboxone Patient Handout)

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Gregory Zuck, MD

Gregory Zuck, MD

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Gregory Zuck, MD

Gregory Zuck, MD

Dr. Zuck has always thought practicing medicine should occur on a more personal basis. In the Mid-Columbia area, he has had the chance to get to know his patients personally. He believes that makes his job more enjoyable.

When Dr. Zuck is away from the office, he enjoys being with his wife and four children. They enjoy skiing, backpacking and camping together. He also enjoys gardening, music and computers.

EDUCATION
Residency in Family Medicine, St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency – 1984
Doctor of Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine – 1981

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified Family Medicine – American Board of Family Medicine

ORGANIZATIONS
American Academy of Family Physicians

SPECIAL INTERESTS
ADD / ADHD