Family Medicine Residency
Family Medicine Residency Spokane has 13 faculty and more than 100 physicians who comprise the volunteer clinical faculty. They teach 32 residents at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, at the Family Medicine Residency clinic (located at the STHC) and in other locations.
Gary R. Newkirk, MD, ABFM – Program Director
Program Director; Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. ABFM certified. Twenty-nine years with Family Medicine Spokane; 19 years as Program Director. Responsible for the academic, clinical, and fiscal management of FMS, FMS Rural Training Track, Family Medicine OB and Sports Medicine Fellowships. Special interests in women’s and Native American healthcare and procedural medicine. Current community activities include member of the Board of Directors of the Spokane Medical Society, chair of Family Medicine Department Rockwood-Deaconess Hospital and chair of Primary Care Update Regional Medical Conference.
Jaime Bowman, MD, FAAFP, Associate Program Director
Clinical Instructor with the UW School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. ABFM Certified. AAFP Fellowed. Dr. Bowman completed residency at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME in 2005. After graduation, she practiced full scope rural family medicine with obstetrics in Pullman, WA. She has taught medical students through the UWSOM including their WRITE and TRUST programs for the past eight years before devoting her career to training resident physicians. Dr. Bowman’s clinical skills include women’s health, obstetrics, pediatrics and adolescent medicine and the care of LGBTQI patients. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband (also a family physician) and their two growing children.
Deborah J. Wiser, MD, ABFM – Associate Program Director
Clinical Faculty, University of Washington, ABFM Board Certified. Dr. Wiser is originally from Western Washington and graduated from Rush Medical College in 2004. She completed her residency at Family Medicine Spokane in 2009. Since graduation, she has practiced in Spokane and joined our faculty November, 2010. Dr. Wiser has many special areas of interest, including preventive health care and electronic health records. She has served on the Washington State Informatics and Therapeutics Committee, and completed the University of Washington Faculty Development Program. In her free time she enjoys biking, hiking, Nordic skiing, canoeing, gardening, camping and spending time with her husband and two girls.
Karen Wildman, MD, FAAFP
Director of Family Medicine OB Fellowship and Sacred Heart Maternity Clinic
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Dept of Family Medicine. ABFM certified. Dr. Wildman attended USC Keck School of Medicine and completed her residency at Glendale Adventist Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Wildman joined our full time faculty in 2010 with many years of experience in full scope Family Medicine. She has worked in rural and urban practices, and was formerly the program director of the Family Medicine residency in Casper, Wyoming. She practices full spectrum family medicine and has special interests in women’s health and obstetrics.
Edward J. Reisman, MD, ABFM – Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. ABFM certified, CAQ in Sports Medicine. Dr. Reisman is the team physician for Whitworth University and a committee member for the United States Figure Skating Team. He began as full time faculty in May 2008 and is responsible for the Sports Medicine Fellowship. He has several years of family medicine and sports medicine experience.
Barbara A. Brandon, DO, ABFM – Sports Medicine Fellowship Assistant Director
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. ABFM certified. Dr. Brandon completed her residency at Family Medicine Spokane in 2008. After graduation, she completed a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine at Family Medicine Spokane. Dr. Brandon stayed on as part-time faculty. In August 2010, she moved to full-time faculty and Sports Medicine Fellowship assistant director. Dr. Brandon plays a key role in developing our relationships for physician coverage with many of Spokane’s sports teams, including Spokane Indians baseball, Spokane Chiefs hockey and Whitworth University. She also provides coverage for high school sporting events. Dr. Brandon also oversees our Osteopathic Manipulation Clinic.
Bryan K. Stamm, MD, ABFM
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. ABFM certified. Dr. Stamm joined the faculty of FMS part- time in 1990 and continues to bring a broad spectrum of experience to his teaching. Dr. Stamm practiced for 14 years with the Indian Health Service. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed his FM residency at the University of Connecticut FM Residency. Bryan enjoys and takes advantage of the outdoor experiences available in eastern Washington and the Spokane area.
Colleen Zimmermann, MD
Clinical Instructor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. ABFM certified. Dr. Zimmermann graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, then completed her residency at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in 2012. She has interests in women’s healthcare, and full spectrum family medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband seeking outdoor adventures.
Mary L. (Molly) Gilbert, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. ABFM certified. Dr. Gilbert graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine where she also completed her undergraduate studies. She has been practicing in Spokane since completing her residency at FMS. She joined the faculty in 2014. She also teaches first-year medical students and is a team physician for Gonzaga University athletes.
Paula Dygert, MD
Dr. Paula Dygert joined our faculty in September of 2016. She is originally from Upstate New York and graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 2000. She completed residency training at the Harvard Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program in 2004. After residency, she practiced rural family medicine for 12 years in private practice with father. While in New York, she was actively involved in teaching family medicine residents and Upstate Medical University medical students in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her clinical care interests focus on delivering quality care to the complicated medical patient and helping patients and families struggling with addiction. Dr. Dygert has four children and spends most of her free time enjoying her family.
Robert J. Maurer, PhD – Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. In 2003 Dr. Maurer became the Behavioral Science Coordinator for Family Medicine Residency Spokane, bringing 23 years of Family Medicine Residency teaching experience at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. Dr. Maurer completed his Clinical Psychology program at the University of Houston with a one-year internship at the Houston Veterans Administration Hospital. One-on-one precepting and teaching of residents benefits both residents and patients. He has two books in print: “One Small Step Can Change Your Life” and “The Spirit of Kaizen.”
Barry E. Linehan, PA-C
Barry has worked with Providence Family Medicine Residency since 2004. After graduating from the Emory University PA Program with a National Health Service Corps Scholarship, he worked four years at community health clinics for medically underserved populations in southwest Georgia. As a Teaching Associate in the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, he develops training programs on outpatient medicine for residents. He is also a member of the Information Technology team that supports providers using the EPIC EHR software. Barry has an MBA from Boston College. He is in charge of developing strategies to reduce the clinic no-show rate and spearheads the effort to utilize EHR reporting capability for quality improvement. Barry sees patients, covers triage and manages patient flow in the clinic. He is also the chairman of the Special Events Committee. He loves fishing, hunting, martial arts and good coffee.