For Dr. Christopher Faison, being a family doctor is about being part of a community, about working one-on-one with families journeying through different phases of life. He appreciates a job that balances hands and head, and allows him to be present for both special and difficult moments. He has a particular interest in pediatrics, reproductive health, sports medicine, and palliative care.
Chris grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and spent most of his life in the Southeast and Appalachia, including North Carolina and Virginia. He and his wife Tracy fell in love with the Pacific Northwest during a cross country road trip in a wood paneled station wagon, their hermaphroditic dog Joey in tow.
Chris has been lucky enough to live and work in some pretty unique places, from Germany to Kenya. These are experiences he continues to draw upon as we decide locally and nationally what type of health care systems are practical and in keeping with our values.
Since moving to the NW, the Gorge has been and continues to be a special place for both him and his family. They escaped to the area often during medical training, were married here, and are thrilled to be planting roots here. To Chris, the place is a living story, a beautifully illustrated reminder of a much bigger and longer timescale and our place in it. He looks forward to having his arm twisted into many long hikes as well as to learning some of the many new pastimes the area has to offer.
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.
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
Board Certified Family Medicine – American Board of Family Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
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