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Family Medicine Residency programs welcome new residents

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 ( comments)
From the top, meet the new residents of Tacoma Family Medicine, East Pierce Family Medicine, and Puyallup Takopid Family Medicine.

The Family Medicine Residency programs at MultiCare Health System welcomed their newest groups of first-year residents today.

Tacoma Family Medicine welcomed eight first-year residents to the three-year program, joining eight second-year residents and eight third-year residents based on the campus of MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. The residents are Ashley Bieker, MD, Maurine Cobabe, MD, Kelly DeMeyere-Coursey, MD, Erin Hunt, MD, Ravi Kalwani, MD, Erin Locke, MD, Rebecca Mandell, MD, and Anna Maria Pletz, MD.

East Pierce Family Medicine welcomed six first-year residents, joining last year’s inaugural class members, who are now second-year residents in the three-year program based on the campus of MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup. The residents are Michael Hopp, D.O., Pejman Kharazi, MD, Brian Lay, DO, Michael Marshall, DO, Preethy Pankaj, MD, and Stephenie Tornberg, DO.

Additionally, four first-year residents were welcomed to the new Puyallup Tribal Health Authority residency program, called Puyallup Takopid Family Medicine. The residents are Christina Wong, DO, Isaac Brauner, DO, Justin Medlock, DO, and Austin Shelton, DO. It’s the first osteopathic family medicine residency in the country to have a Native American focus, according to its website. The residents are based at the Takopid Health Center, and will do inpatient rotations at Tacoma General Hospital. They join two second-year residents in the program designed to increase health care in underserved tribal communities. 

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