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Eric Anderson PA-C

Pacific Crest Physicians

Education: Master of Science: Physician Assistant Studies, University of St. Francis, Albuquerque, N.M. Bachelor of Science: University Studies/Biology/Chemistry/Exercise Science, Brigham Young University.

Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

What inspired you to choose medicine? I've always liked sciences and people, and that's a good mix.

Why did you choose your specialty? I like a lot of variety.

What is your philosophy of care? The thing I always tell patients is that I'm here to help you manage your care.

Where were you raised? In the Tri Cities. My parents are still there. I just did three years in the Navy, stationed on Whidbey Island.

What do you like about Yakima? I like the four seasons, especially compared to the west side of the mountains. The agriculture, watching everything grow. I'm excited to grow some things with my kids.

What do you like to do outside of work? Anything active. I have five kids, so it's usually a hectic thing. My wife and I both came from big families.

Martin Bäcker, MD, FAAP

Pacific Crest Physicians

Other specialties: Pediatric infectious diseases, Internal Medicine, Adult infectious diseases

Medical school: Universidad De Buenos Aires, 1996

Residency: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, 2007

Board-certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease

Dr. Backer was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also attended medical school. He moved to the United States in 2003 to complete his residency and a combined fellowship in Adult & Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Backer has a special interest in international medicine and participated in several medical missions. He traveled to rural Haiti during a cholera epidemic and spent a month in Malawi, Africa, in 2009 as part of a pediatric AIDS program.

Dr. Backer is fluent in Spanish and English. He is happily married and has a dog and a cat. In his spare time, Dr. Backer enjoys spending time outdoors exploring the Pacific Northwest. Favorite hobbies include hiking, tennis and soccer as well as sharing a good meal with his family and friends.

Paul Emmans, III, DO

Pacific Crest Physicians

Specialty: Family Medicine

Medical school: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, Calif.

Board-certified: Family Practice

Residency: Family Medicine Central Washington

What inspired you to choose medicine?

My father was the main influence in my pursuit of medicine. When I was a kid, I tagged around with him everywhere. My dad was always a calm reassuring presence. Mostly I realized he was a good listener. I wanted to be able to have the same meaningful relationships with people that he did. It was a dream fulfilled when I became his partner later on.

Why did you choose your specialty?

Everyone has an interesting story, and that is what I really enjoy about my job. I enjoy doing a variety of things from house calls to osteopathic manipulative treatments, to procedures. There is something/someone new every day.

What is your philosophy of care?

I see myself as providing advice and treatment to people. It is up to them whether they would like to follow my recommendations or not.

What do you like about Yakima?

It' home. I grew up in Selah. I love the climate, people, weather etc. I love all things agricultural. My folks had an orchard when I was growing up and I spent all of my summers out there.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy the outdoors with my wife and three daughters. We hike and ski whenever we can. We have a small farm in lower Naches where we raise cattle/hay and a few goats. I am an amateur radio operator (KB7OFH), and the current resident bassist at Selah Covenant Church.

Corinne D. Glassgow, DO

Corinne D. Glassgow, DO

Medical school: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Central Washington Family Medicine, Yakima

Philosophy of Care: I want my patients to have the best life possible for where they are in their journey. I believe the mind, body and spirit can't be separated, and I like to take a holistic approach with my patients. It takes time to get to know your patient, not just one clinic visit, and being part of continued care of my patient is what I love about family medicine.

Personal Interests: I'm happiest when I am with my family and my pets. Additionally, after years of medical school and residency, I am looking forward to doing more of what I love to do, traveling, gardening, reading, DIY projects and the occasional movie marathon.

Why Yakima? I love the climate and the ease of living here. It's not chaotic, it's beautiful, and it's close to many enjoyable activities.

Anna Kvindlog, PA

Anna Kvindlog, PA

Medical school: Midwestern University, Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants board certified

What is your philosophy of care as a physician's assistant? To work with my patients toward our mutual health goals.

Where were you raised? Cedar Rapids, Iowa

What do you like about Yakima? Everyone's so friendly.

What do you like to do outside of work? I enjoy hiking, getting outdoors, and also I roast coffee.

Carl Olden, MD

Pacific Crest Physicians

Other specialties: Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics

Medical school: Univ. of Washington School of Medicine, 1981

Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, 1984

Board-certified: American Board of Family Practice

Born in Toppenish and reared in Central Washington, Dr. Olden is the founder of Pacific Crest Family Medicine. He is devoted to family medicine and seeks to give every patient a personal medical home to meet their comprehensive medical needs.

Dr. Olden received his Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Washington's School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed his residency at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland before returning to Toppenish to serve Indian Health Services from 1984 to 1995.

Dr. Olden seeks open communication with patients in a friendly, interactive way that makes them feel comfortable while still answering their important medical questions. The secret to patient-centered care, he says, is taking the time required to meet the patient's health care needs. So often, just as the appointment is wrapping up and he's walking toward the door, a patient will mention an "after-thought" question or "by the way" comment that turns out to be really important. He welcomes these as opportunities to understand what's really going on in the health of his patients.

What makes Dr. Olden a truly great physician and someone everyone enjoys having around comes down to this simple philosophy: "I love life. I love people. And I love what I do," he says.

Dr. Olden is active nationally and internationally in maternity health care, and serves on the national faculty of the American Academy of Family Physicians' Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course (ALSO). He serves on the international ALSO Advisory Board and has traveled to Europe and Central Asia to train other physicians.

He and his wife Susan, a fourth grade teacher at Summitview Elementary, have been married for more than three decades. They have four children, three sons and one daughter. In his personal time, he enjoys carpentry, woodworking, camping, baseball and traveling with the family.

Anne Teerink, DO

Pacific Crest Physicians

Medical school: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003

Residency: Central Washington Family Medicine, 2006

Board-certified: American Board of Family Practice

Dr. Anne Teerink is a native of the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Redmond, Washington and graduating with a degree in biology from Gonzaga University in Spokane. She met her husband, Dr. Duane Teerink while attending medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri.

Dr. Anne's sense of humor and friendly, conversational nature contribute to her philosophy of care that centers on open communication and working as a team with patients. While Dr. Anne encourages patients to make healthy lifestyle choices that will ultimately benefit them, she understands that the best results come when doctors and patients work together toward the same goal. She values medication, but sees it as a treatment that should come after a lifestyle review. "It's amazing what people can do when they have the information they need to lead a healthier life," she says.

Dr. Anne encourages patients to be open, honest and realistic about what they are willing to do for their health. "Ultimately, compliance is important. If I have a diabetic patient whose lifestyle or nature isn't going to support them taking a pill three times a day, then I need to work with them to find a solution that they can commit to. I want people to have the best possible healthcare. That requires a partnership between physician and patient." she says.

In their personal lives, the Teerinks enjoy spending family time together outdoors - golfing, hiking, skiing, camping - and keeping up with their young children.

Duane Teerink, DO

Pacific Crest Physicians

Medical school: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003

Residency: Central Washington Family Medicine, 2006

Board-certified: American Board of Family Practice

Growing up in Minnesota in a family that farmed for generations, Duane Teerink, D.O., combined his love of science with his desire to help people when he chose to become a family practice physician. While in college, at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, he spent two-and-a-half months volunteering his time with a medical mission's team in Ghana, West Africa.

A devoted doctor and family man, he met his wife, Anne Teerink, D.O., also a physician at Pacific Crest, when they were medical students at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri.

Dr. Teerink lights up when he talks about the holistic philosophy he and Dr. Anne share with regard to treating the patient, not the disease or symptom. He emphasizes the importance of listening to his patients and treating them as a whole person - a trait his wife says he does well. Dr. Duane also believes in what he refers to as medicine that takes into consideration the body, mind and spirit. The Teerinks enjoy spending family time with their son and daughter outdoors - golfing, hiking, skiing, camping.

Paul Tompkins, MD

Pacific Crest Physicians

Specialty: Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Medical school: Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1990

Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, North Carolina, 1994

Board-certified in: Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

Other medical interests or special services you offer: Peer counseling, cross-cultural communication

Dr. Paul Tompkins grew up in various places across the United States - Florida, Central Illinois and California. From an early age, medicine intrigued him. He tried various fields of work before coming back to medicine.

He graduated from medical school in Oklahoma and completed his residency in North Carolina, specializing in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Prior to moving to Yakima, he worked at PacfiCare Clinic in Tamuning, Guam. He has experience in peer counseling and cross-cultural communication.

Dr. Tompkins truly has a passion for what he does and it shows in the care he provides his patients. He sees himself as a partner in helping his patients establish and maintain their best health possible. "Patient choices make a great deal of difference in their health."

Dr. Tompkins and his wife have one child. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, classical music, drama, literature and snorkeling.

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