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Residents (2021-2022)

Interns:

Jacque Gorzynski, MD

  • Undergraduate: Willamette University
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Jacque Gorzynski was born in Phoenix, Arizona but raised in the small town of Rochester, Washington. She ventured south to Salem, Oregon to earn her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Willamette University. Her educational journey then continued at The University of Washington School of Medicine. Her clinical rotations were spent in a longitudinal track within the Olympia area which solidified her desire to remain local and give back to her community. As a full-spectrum family provider, she is eager to care for the whole family but is particularly interested in women's health and helping those with addiction. She is blessed to be training as a member of such an incredible team of providers at Chehalis Family Medicine. Becoming a mother has been one of her greatest honors and joys. With the help of her loving husband, she is raising four energetic, fun children. She prioritizes fitness in the form of crossfit but also enjoys volleyball and cycling. When indoors, she is an avid puzzler and looks forward to family board game nights. Although she is in full support of modern medicine, she believes that sometimes laughter is the medicine we all need most.

Leanna Lockett, DO

  • Undergraduate: University of Washington
  • Medical School: Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Born and raised in the outskirts of Vancouver, Washington, Dr. Lockett has always called the Pacific Northwest her home. Prior to medicine she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and spent several years working with both children and adults with disabilities as a camp counselor, teacher’s aide, and as an AmeriCorps member. It was during her time volunteering in AmeriCorps when she had the opportunity to work with people and families from all different backgrounds and learned how many felt misunderstood and underserved by the healthcare system. Through this experience she developed a passion for helping others improve skills in self-advocacy and a desire to better understand the true healthcare needs of people in her community. After rotating with the Chehalis Rural Training Program as a medical student she knew she wanted to return for her residency training in rural family medicine. She has specific interests in full-spectrum family medicine, women’s health, and preventative medicine. Leanna enjoys spending time with her husband and family walking the local farmers markets, playing board games, and searching for the next river, lake, or mountain to explore. She also enjoys playing piano, watching movies, and practicing the art of woodburning when time allows.

Chayle Turner, MD

  • Undergraduate: Washington State University
  • Medical School: Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Chayle Turner is from Eastern Washington, born and raised in Pullman. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Washington State University. Before medical school, she taught anatomy lab courses and worked in a veterinary medicine anatomy lab. She went on to attend medical school at WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine in Spokane, WA. Exposures to full spectrum family medicine in rural communities during school pushed her to pursue the specialty, where she saw meaningful patient relationships and the opportunity to address care gaps at the community level. In her free time she enjoys, getting outside with her dog, spending time with family, hiking, charcoal and graphite art.

Second Year Residents

Joshua Gordon, MD

  • Graduate: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
  • Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Originally from the tiny township of Schreiber in the wilds of Northern Ontario, Dr. Gordon has always been a family doctor at heart. Being from a big family in a small town, he remembers the broken bones and scraped knees of his youth and the many visits to his family doctor--whether that was in the office, the emergency room, the hospital, or even the home. While Northern Ontario still holds a special place in his life, his home prior to residency was actually much closer to Chehalis in nearby Victoria, BC where much of his family still lives. Before medicine, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology as well as a Bachelor of Art in Philosophy from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. After undergraduate studies, he completed a Master of Health Informatics from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. He worked very briefly in clinical informatics at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC before finally deciding to become a physician. He completed his Medical Degree at Saba University School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands but not before doing a medical school rotation with Chehalis Family Medicine in his fourth year. Impressed with the program and the people who make it work, he couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Chehalis Rural Training Program. Ultimately, his dream is to assume the role so admired by him as a kid and become a rural family physician. Now, being a part of the Chehalis Rural Training Program, he is well on his way to that end. He is well-supported by Danielle, his lovely wife, and his seaweed loving son, Evander. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and spending whatever free time he has outdoors with his family.

Jideofor Ndulue, MD

  • Graduate: Umeå University, Umea, Sweden
  • Medical School: Nnamdi Azikiwe University College of Health Sciences, Nigeria

Dr. Ndulue was born and raised in southern Nigeria. He attended medical school at the College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus, Nigeria. He spent an additional year after medical school as an intern, rotating through the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He subsequently worked as a medical officer in primary care in a rural part of southern Nigeria, where the focus was to improve prenatal care, reduce maternal mortality, and prevent chronic non-communicable diseases. During this time, Dr. Ndulue became interested in epidemiology and working with the underserved population. He earned an Erling Persson scholarship to study Master of Science in Public Health at Umea University, Umea, Sweden. While in Sweden, he worked with Roda Korset (Red Cross) to help refugees coming from war-torn countries settle-in. On moving to the United States, he worked as a research associate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. He chose the Chehalis Rural Training Program because of the broad-base training and the opportunity to work with the medically underserved population. When not working, he spends time with his wife chatting, biking, pretending to try a new sport, or exploring the beautiful outdoors of Washington State.

Angela Shimoda, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
  • Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Angela Shimoda is from the Denver, Colorado area. She spent several years in the Midwest while pursuing her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. While there, she sought experiences in healthcare and medicine both locally and abroad, and she developed an interest in working with and providing healthcare to vulnerable populations. Angela moved back to Denver to attend medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During this time, she became very involved with the local free clinic, and continues to be committed to working with the underserved in her community. She is specifically interested in obstetrics, women’s care, full-spectrum family practice, and global health. She is hopeful about improving her Spanish skills and is working towards proficiency so that she can use this with patients. Angela is an avid skier and snowboarder and is excited to be training in Washington where there are new mountains to explore. She loves hiking and camping, and spending time outdoors with friends, family, and her dog, Mochi. She also enjoys knitting (a new quarantine skill!), reading, cooking, playing board games, and traveling (when safe of course).

Third Year Residents

Jason McKinley, MDJason McKinley, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of British Columbia
  • Graduate School: University of Alberta, MS in Physical Therapy
  • Medical School: St George’s University

Hailing from BC, Canada, Dr. McKinley is a family man at home as well as in his practice. Before family medicine, he received his Bachelor of Science in biology at the University of British Columbia, followed by a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. He practiced as a Physical Therapist for seven years before pursuing a degree in Medicine from St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies. While in Grenada, he was president of the Musicians' Collective through the university and started a biannual music festival as a joint effort with the Grenadian community to raise money for public schools. He also served the student body as a tutor through the medical honors society. He has a passion for health and wellness education and strives to establish a lasting connection with his patients in order to serve their healthcare needs. He knew the Chehalis Rural Family Medicine program would provide the supportive environment in which he would be challenged to become the best all-round rural family care practitioner he can be. When not busy with medicine, he spends time with his wife of 13 years and their daughter camping, fishing, gardening and exploring the great state of Washington. He also enjoys playing guitar, rock climbing and practicing martial arts when time allows.

Brianna Sexton, MDBrianna Sexton, MD

  • Undergraduate: University of Oregon
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Sexton was born and raised in Philomath, Oregon, a small logging town about an hour and a half south of Portland. For undergrad she moved south to the University of Oregon and majored in Human Physiology. For a few years after graduating she worked for a sliding scale medical clinic and though she had always intended on going to medical school this experience shaped her interests and pointed her toward a career in primary care. For medical school, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she managed a rural student run free clinic. Dr. Sexton spent her medical school clinical years in a longitudinal program in western North Carolina that solidified her belief in the power of long-standing doctor patient relationships to affect lasting change in patients' lives. Some of her interests in primary care include broad spectrum family medicine, addiction medicine, population health, group visits and underserved care. Her personal hobbies include spending time with her husband and their daughter, disc golf, hiking, biking, camping, snowboarding and nerdy board games.

Dr. Sexton chose the St Peter Family Medicine Chehalis Rural Training Track for residency because of the strength of the first-year training in a high volume, larger hospital followed by two years in a more rural setting that she could see herself practicing in in the future. Additionally, she could tell right away that the faculty and staff at Chehalis Family Medicine were kind, caring and supportive people who would help her develop into an excellent and well-rounded family doctor!

Kate A Slaymaker, DO Kate A Slaymaker, DO

  • Undergraduate: The Evergreen State College
  • Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

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.