504 N. 40th Ave., Yakima, WA 98908 Map this address

(509) 966-9480 Fax: (509) 225-2704

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our Providers

Dr Daveport

Tanny Davenport, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Residency: Central WA Family Medicine

Board Certification: Am Bd Family Medicine (Fam Med)

What inspired you to choose medicine? I come from a family of healthcare professionals and teachers and my mom is a nurse.

What is your philosophy of care? I'm upfront with patients. I tell them what I think. I don't try to tell them what to do. I'm realistic, and we'll figure out ways we can work together to meet our goals. I recognize the value of a patient's time.

What do you like about Yakima? I think it's a very diverse area with lots of different cultures and ethnicities. I'm very thankful for the bountiful fruits and vegetables that we have.

What do you like to do outside of work? I have two boys, so I spend a lot of time playing and reading about dinosaurs. From a personal heath activity standpoint, I like to work out, play basketball, and golf.

Debra Gould, MD

Debra Gould, MD, MPH

Specialty: Family Medicine

Other Specialties: Public Health

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine / State University College of New York at Buffalo

Residency: Family Medicine, Highland Hospital / University of Rochester

Fellowship/MPH: Health Services - University of Washington, Seattle

Board Certification: American Board Family Medicine

What inspired you to choose medicine? I have a love of both science and people.

Why did you choose your specialty? So that I could focus on primary care and advocate for communities.

What is your philosophy of care? I treat the whole person.

What do you like about Yakima? The outdoors, it's multi-cultural, serving a need

What do you like to do outside of work? Whitewater kayaking, hiking, music, reading

Dr Hunte

Esther Hunte, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Other Specialties: Obstetrics

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

Residency: Naval Hospital at Jacksonville

Board Certification: Am Bd Family Practice (Fam Prac)

I like to see the whole family, to treat the whole person. Because of the nature of my practice I have the privilege of following patients from the womb on.

I was born in Chicago, Illinois. I mostly grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. My hobbies are scrapbooking, knitting, embroidery, biking and hiking. My brother lives in Florida with his wife and children and my father lives in Cleveland.

Dr Kaplan

Jeff Kaplan, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Board Certification: Family Medicine

I have lived in Yakima since 1989 and have been associated with Family Medicine of Yakima since 1990. I grew up outside of Pittsburgh as the middle of three boys. A love of the outdoors and open spaces led my wife and me to move to Yakima. We have two daughters who bring us an endless amount of joy. I enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, biking, camping and especially sea kayaking. I also relish the time to read and travel, and have an avid interest in history and outdoor adventures.

As a physician I enjoy providing care and attention to individuals of many different ages and backgrounds. I find that getting to know a person as an individual and as a member of a family is especially satisfying. I believe in being attentive to a person's needs while also emphasizing preventative and evidence based care. I am fortunate to work within a group which shares this philosophy as well as an appreciation of how the differences between people lead to growth. I also serve as the Deputy Director of Quality for Yakima Valley Memorial.

Midhuna Papazian, MD

Midhuna Papazian, MD

Medical school: Albany Medical College, 2013

Residency: Carilion Clinic-Virginia Tech Carilion Family Medicine Residency, 2016

Fellowship: Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship – Swedish, First Hill, 2017

Why did you choose your specialty? The aspects of getting to know individuals and their families, empowering them through education, walking with them through various joyous and devastating life events and assisting them in their process of making the best medical decision for themselves and their families while coordinating care with other needed medical specialties – all of these and more enticed me into family medicine. My interest in people and their backgrounds coincide well with my appreciation for family medicine and preventative care. I am passionate about maternal child health within family medicine and value being a part of delivering obstetrical care to my patients as well.

What do you like about Yakima? We have met friends here who have become like family to us, we are thankful for the community here in Yakima. And the proximity to the mountains just adds to it!

What do you like to do outside of work? Being a mom to two little girls, my days outside of work look very similar with lots of pretend tea parties, walks around the neighborhood, play dates and hopes that naps last just a little bit longer. I enjoy spending time sharing thoughts and ideas with my husband who is my best friend; and we love introducing our girls to the beautiful outdoors, traveling and cooking together. The days are busy and chaotic and beautiful, and I feel blessed that this life is mine.

Julianne Ramirez Nadjm, PharmD, BCGP, BCPS

Julianne Ramirez Nadjm, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CDCES, BC-ADM

Specialty: Geriatrics, Pharmacotherapy

Medical School: Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

Residency: Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

Board Certification: Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management

What inspired you to choose medicine? A strong desire to learn more about the science behind the potions, pills and powers.

What is your philosophy of care? I enjoy providing the information to allow patients and providers to balance the risks, options and benefits of medications, herbals, supplements, lifestyle options and costs. I believe in helping to empower people to make informed decisions about their health.

What do you like about Yakima? Sunshine and lots of outdoor activities!

What do you like to do outside of work? I like to hike, road bike, cook, soap make/craft, read-read-read and I enjoy a good day at the gym

Shannon Neer, PA-C

Shannon Neer, PA-C

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduate school: Arizona School of Health Sciences, Phoenix

Joined the Family Medicine team in 2001

I grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where my dad was the head of the newly forming Medical Physics facility at the brand new King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. Back then Riyadh was still quite underdeveloped-routine medical care and advanced health services were nonexistent for most of the population.

Almost overnight (nine years, actually) I witnessed a tiny city with several mud buildings, diseased children and one stop light turn into a big city with modern streets and grocery stores. One of the first CT scanners ever made was installed in my dad's facility. I always wanted to practice medicine, and in my senior year of college I learned the Physician Assistant profession is based on a model of rural medicine and taking care of underserved populations. That was an instant no brainer for me! Yakima is not exactly rural but it is small and access to care is indeed an issue.

After moving back from Saudi Arabia my family moved to Washington State. I graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham. I then attended Arizona School of Health Sciences, in Phoenix, where I earned a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

My husband and I live in Ellensburg. We have two precious and spoiled little girls- a miniature Yorkie and a teacup Chihuahua. When I'm not at work, I enjoy arts and crafts, baking and raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Almost every day when I am practicing medicine I am reaffirmed that I made the right career choice. Because I don't follow patients in the hospital or take call I feel like I can spend more time with each patient. In keeping with the principles of rural medicine I make sure to address the whole patient. This includes their home life, work life, and their available resources. I always make sure that the medications and treatment plans that I give to a patient will actually work for them considering their circumstances.

I like patients of all ages but I decorate my rooms for the children-I like them better! I like to goof off with them and I am typically the loudest one making animal noises and being silly! Who said I have to grow up?

Vivian Orthmann NP

Vivian Orthmann, FNP-BC

Specialty: Family Medicine

Graduate school: Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Board Certification: ANCC

Joined the Family Medicine team in 2015

I'm originally from New Orleans, and I always wanted to work in the medical field. I have a holistic and relationship-building philosophy of nursing. I have two young daughters and a son, and we moved to Yakima to be closer to family. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities, including hiking, and also scrapbooking and playing the piano.

Amanda Ryder, MD

Amanda Ryder, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical School: Dartmouth

Residency: Sharp Grossmont Family Practice, La Mesa California

Board Certification: Family Medicine

I grew up in Southern California, spent a year in South Africa while in college, then traveled to New Hampshire/Vermont for medical school. I take great pride in caring for a wide range of people from newborns to geriatrics y hablo español.

At Family Medicine, we value creativity, individuality and humor. Our support staff is outstanding, including medical assistants, lab and x-ray technicians and the front office staff. These men and women are the best in their fields.

My husband and I have two sons in college, as well as an assortment of dogs, cats, guinea pigs and ducks. I play the violin (badly), and enjoy hiking, reading and stamp collecting.

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Irene Samuel, MD

Irene Samuel, MD

What inspired you to choose medicine?  Growing up I saw lots of family members deal with health issues and navigate through the system. Also I had a desire to help people.

Why did you choose your specialty? I enjoy being able to take care of the whole family and helping patients transition through all walks of life.

What is your philosophy of care? It’s important to empower patients with information. That way we can make decisions together.

What do you like about Yakima? 300 days of sunshine! The summers are gorgeous. And it’s a great community.

What do you like to do outside of work? I enjoy traveling with my husband and trying new foods. I also love board games and cooking.


Mindy Udell, MD, PCP

Mindy Udell, MD, PCP

Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine, 2006

Residency: Family practice, Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima, 2006-2009

What inspired you to choose medicine?  The ability to help others and to become an intricate part of their life.

Why did you choose your specialty? I really wanted to work with the whole family. It is a blessing to be able take care of a newborn as well as the parents and grandparents and know that family’s story.

What is your philosophy of care? It takes a team effort to help heal each other. I work with my patients and their family as part of that team.

What do you like about Yakima? I grew up in the Lower Yakima Valley. I love that Yakima is a large but small community.

What do you like to do outside of work? I spend most of my free time with my husband and four kids. I enjoy crafts, scrapbooking, travel, water skiing and planning mini-excursions. I love my kids’ sporting events and Heights Foursquare Church. 

Previous practice: Central Washington Family Medicine.

Kial Wiley, MD

Kial Wiley, MD

Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine, June 2015.

Residency: Multicare East Pierce Family Medicine, Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup, WA., 2015-2018.

What inspired you to choose medicine?  When I was in college I really loved science and biology. I also discovered that I really loved working with people. I want to be part of a community and have an impact on the people in that community.

Why did you choose your specialty? I chose family medicine so that I could follow whole families and develop long-term relationships.

What is your philosophy of care? Good health care is only achieved with a partnership between patient and physician. My goal is to meet people in the middle and help them get there.

What do you like about Yakima? I love the scenery, and  I love the sun (coming from the West Side). I’m looking forward to having actual seasons. Also, everyone is really, really nice.

What do you like to do outside of work? Mostly I play with my daughter, and I love knitting and cross stitch. I also like to read and adopt rescue dogs.