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Patrick Waber, MD, Hospice Medical Director
Specialty: Family Medicine with CAQ in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Medical school: Creighton University School of Medicine, 1994
Residency: Central Washington Family Medicine
Board-certified in: Family Medicine with added qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Other medical interests or special services you offer: Medical Director Yakima Valley Memorial Hospice.
Primary philosophy of care: Being respectful and treating the patient as whole person not disease states.
Community service or anything you would like to share to prospective and current patients: Chief of Staff for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital & Yakima Regional Medical Center, 2005. Board of Directors, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, 2008-2010.
Personal Summary (where you grew up, family, hobbies, etc): I grew up in Deer Lodge, MT the youngest of five children. I graduated from Montana State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Sciences. I worked for Louisiana Pacific Saw Mill in Deer Lodge for one year before medical school. I have two sons, Weston and Halen. I enjoy rock hounding & lapidary, water fowling, hiking and spending time with family.
Amy Hinton, MD
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency: Family Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler—Tyler, TX, 2010-13
Fellowship: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla., 2017-2018
What inspired you to choose medicine? My grandfather was a cardiologist. My grandmother and my mom were both nurses, and I’ve always like puzzles, finding patterns and problem-solving.
Why did you choose your specialty? My grandmother was on home health/hospice in the early days of hospice. As a young child, I was able to walk along with her in the dying process, and I saw how peaceful it can be.
What is your philosophy of care? To treat all of my patients as if they were a member of my own family.
What do you like about Yakima? We go up to Rimrock Lake, Chinook Pass, Dog Lake. We go fishing, hiking and we went to a really cool bat cave. I love all the fresh food.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to go hunting with my husband. I like reading, going for walks. I also have three kids, ages 9, 7 and 4.
Katheryn Lauer, MD
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Ga., 2004.
Residency: Lancaster General Hospital / Family Medicine, Lancaster, Pa., 2004-2007.
What inspired you to choose medicine? The desire to connect with people in a meaningful way.
Why did you choose your specialty? It was a calling. It felt like a way to connect with people that you don’t get in a lot of modern medicine. There’s an opportunity for healing when cure isn’t possible that you don’t get anywhere else.
What is your philosophy of care? I’m not there to tell you what to do. I can offer you my experience; I can offer you my knowledge. There’s a whole team here to help you, but it’s not our decision. We’re here to help.
What do you like about Yakima? It’s a great place to raise a family, and the outdoor opportunities are fantastic. We find it to be everything we were looking for.
What do you like to do outside of work? I like to spend time with my family and my dogs. We do anything outdoors, like cross country ski, hike and fly fish.
Bob Bordeaux, ARNP
Education: Master of science in nursing, Pacific Lutheran University, 2005; bachelor of science in nursing, Seattle Pacific University, 1990; bachelor of arts in psychology, Seattle Pacific University, 1986
What inspired you to choose medicine? I really wanted to help people and health care provides jobs to do that.
Why did you choose your specialty? Providing medical care for the transition from curing an illness to living with an illness is an important piece of health care.
What is your philosophy of care? That health care involves a holistic perspective of care and quality of life.
What do you like about Yakima? I was raised in Yakima until I graduated high school. It’s wonderful to have four seasons. It was a wonderful place to grow up; it still has a small-town feeling. And I still have family who live here.
What do you like to do outside of work? I really enjoy music – I play guitar. And my wife and I hike and ski.