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J. Miguel Lee, MDJ. Miguel Lee, MD

Residency Program Director, Chehalis Rural Training Program

  • Undergraduate: Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Medical School: Facultad de Medicina - Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency
  • Fellowship: UW Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship
  • Academic Appointments: Clinical Instructor, UW Department of Family Medicine, Faculty, PNWU

While traveling to rural areas of Guatemala, and later the world, Dr. Lee started on a journey towards improving healthcare for the underserved. He graduated from the Universidad Francisco Marroquín as a physician, and before graduating from family medicine at the Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, he completed a surgical internship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. After working as a faculty in Lawrence, he moved to SW Washington, with the goal to start a rural training program. Together with Dr. Lambrecht, Dr. Lee successfully started the Providence Chehalis Family Medicine Rural Training Program in 2014, and shortly after became medical director of the clinic and later program director for the residency. Dr. Lee has presented innovative ways of starting an addiction medicine curriculum, rural program creation and other topics in national conferences such as STFM, PDW-RPS and regionally to groups interested in starting rural programs. He has also presented nationally and regionally in areas such as multidisciplinary care integration into family medicine training and clinics. In his free time, he enjoys hiking with his family, long distance running, any water activity, non-fiction books and building with Lego.

Rein Lambrecht, MD

Rein Lambrecht, MD Associate Program Director, Chehalis Rural Training Program; Site Medical Director, Chehalis Family Medicine

  • Undergraduate: Case Western Reserve University
  • Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Family Medicine Faculty Development Certificate Program
  • Academic Affiliations: University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Clinical Instructor

Born in Germany and with a Belgian heritage, Dr. Lambrecht grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Case Western Reserve University, followed by medical school at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. During medical school she was a founding member of an organization, called PODEMOS that continues to provide sustainable care for underserved communities in Honduras. She completed residency training at Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in Lawrence, MA. During residency Dr. Lambrecht was actively involved in residency education which led her to seek a faculty position post residency. She joined the faculty of St Peter Family Medicine Residency in 2014 to start the Chehalis Rural Training Program. Her particular interests in Family Medicine include caring for underserved populations, women’s health and prenatal care, addiction medicine and healthcare systems. She is fluent in Spanish. As the Associate Program Director, her main focus with the residency program is curricular development and residency education. Outside of work you will find her spending her time with her two beautiful children, picking up every rock or leaf they can find.

Anna Maria Pletz, MD

Anna Maria Pletz, MDFaculty, Chehalis Rural Training Program

  • Undergraduate: Trinity Western University
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Residency: Tacoma Family Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Washington Family Medicine Faculty Development Certificate Program
  • Academic Affiliations: University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Clinical Instructor

Born in Seattle, WA to a first-generation Swedish immigrant mother and scientist father, Dr. Pletz grew up in Indiana, Minnesota, and the Seattle area. After completing a dual degree BSc (Biology) and BA (English) in British Columbia, Canada, she continued her education by investing two profoundly rich years caregiving for adults with disabilities, and continuing to volunteer among indigenous communities in northern Canada and sub-Saharan Africa and with local women and youth experiencing homelessness. Feeling called to care for those in need as a physician she then entered medical school, which involved leadership and certification in areas of Global and Native Health, studies at the UW School of Public Health with focus on international healthcare workforce issues, and preparation for specifically rural underserved family medicine practice. After completing residency training in Tacoma, WA, she served the Olympia area as a full-scope family physician and associate residency faculty before returning to her dream of rural family medicine practice and education by joining the Chehalis Rural Training Program fulltime in 2019. Her specific interests within rural underserved family medicine include cross-cultural and indigenous health, lifestyle medicine, patient/clinician/resident wellness, and inpatient adult/pediatric medicine and obstetrics. Outside of work Dr. Pletz loves being with her 3 young children, hiking, and singing – preferably all at the same time.

Kate Slaymaker, DO

Kate Slaymaker, DO​ Faculty, Chehalis Rural Training Program

  • Undergraduate: The Evergreen State College
  • Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency: St Peter Family Medicine Chehalis Rural Training Program

Born and raised in a small town in central Virginia, Dr. Slaymaker is now a Pacific Northwest transplant. She was the recipient of United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award, recognized for outreach to underserved, rural and Appalachian communities while in medical school. Dr. Slaymaker chose Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Chehalis Rural Training Program in hopes of continuing to engage in meaningful work with populations in need during residency; turns out this was an excellent choice. She is a mother of one. In her free time, she enjoys bike rides, hiking, walks. She describes herself as an avid knitter and is learning to weave. She achieved all 3-star gold medals and 100% completion in Overcooked. Her current goal is to be able to speak Spanish (well enough) by the end of residency.

Steven Elrod, Pharm D, BCACP

Steven Elrod, Pharm D, BCACP Faculty, Chehalis Rural Training Program; Director of Scholarly Activity

Faculty, St. Peter Family Medicine PGY2 Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Residency

  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Pharmacy School: Touro College of Pharmacy, NY, NY
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; St Peter Family Medicine Ambulatory Care Residency
  • Academic Affiliations: Associate Professor Washington State University School of Pharmacy and Medical School, Associate Professor University of Washington Pharmacy School, Peer and Local Editor for FPIN, Preceptor Development Certificate Program with University of Washington

Dr. Elrod earned his doctorate from Touro College of Pharmacy in New York, NY. Then completed two residencies, both in ambulatory care pharmacy: first at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; and second at Providence St Peter Family Medicine in Olympia, WA. He is now a preceptor for both the PGY1 and PGY2 pharmacy residencies at Providence and core faculty for the Chehalis Family Medicine rural track medical residency. He currently holds an associate professorship with Washington State University pharmacy and medical schools where his areas of expertise focus on family medicine, addiction medicine, psychotropics, and interprofessional collaboration. Steven is a sneakerhead and loves basketball. You can find him paddling on the water, cheering on Wisconsin sport teams, or perfecting homemade mac n cheese.