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​Meet the Team

Meet Our OB/GYN Physicians

Nathan P. Meltzer, MD

“I believe that your time is as important as my time. I will always try to see you on time and give you my full attention.”

Dr. Meltzer obtained his doctorate from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, in 2006. He completed his residency at the University of Utah in 2010. He completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in 1997. Dr. Meltzer spent part of his childhood growing up in Medical Lake. Dr. Meltzer was named Valley Hospital’s Golden Pen Award winner for the first quarter of 2011, in honor of his excellence in maintaining patient medical records.

Douglas L. Brown, DO

“I will work together with you to ensure you receive the care, education and treatment that suit you best.”

Dr. Brown obtained his doctorate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1986. He completed his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Dr. Brown is a long-time resident of the Spokane area, and he is board certified and licensed in Washington state. Dr. Brown is married with two children. With over 15 nominations from hospital obstetric staff, Dr. Brown was the recipient of Valley Hospital’s Physician of the Quarter Award for the first quarter of 2010.

Olivia M. Sementi, MD

“As a new mother myself, I know what it is like to be a patient. I will take time to listen and treat you as I would want to be treated.”

Dr. Sementi obtained her doctorate in 2005 from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also completed her residency in 2009. She completed her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Dr. Sementi grew up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and has strong ties to the Spokane Valley area. She is married with an infant daughter and enjoys being a mom.

Lori F. Joy, MD

“I have devoted my life to caring for women, and I've enjoyed sharing births with local moms since 1997. I appreciate how valuable your time is, and I will do my best to see you in a timely fashion while still addressing your personal issues.”

Dr. Joy obtained her doctorate from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1993. She completed her internship at UC Davis in Sacramento and her residency at the University of Washington. She is board certified and licensed to practice in Idaho and Washington state. Married with two children, Dr. Joy is an active athlete, participating in cycling, triathlon and running events.

Andrea Prahbu, MD, FACOG

"My goal is to make each patient feel valued and respected by giving her a voice. I can then adjust her care plan according to her personal needs, values and beliefs."

Dr. Prahbu obtained her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She completed her residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also an acting assistant professor at the University of Washington. Dr. Prahbu's interests outside of work include spending time with her family, cooking, traveling and studying foreign languages.