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Faculty and Current Residents

Family Medicine Residency Faculty

Katie Karlson, MD

Program Director

Katie Karlson, MD
  • Medical School: George Washington University and Ross University School of Medicine.
  • Professional Interests: I enjoy all aspects of family medicine but especially like women's health, diabetes, autism, and I also do presentations on the MTHFR genetic defect.
  • Hobbies: Some of my interests include spending time with friends and family, cooking, exercising, and playing cards.

Natalia Luera, MD, FAAFP

Associate Director

Natalia Luera, MD
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine

Mathew Lawrence, MD


Matthew Lawrence, MD

Katherine Hale, PharmD BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Katherine Hale, PharmD BCPS
  • Medical School: Doctor of Pharmacy at University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
  • Professional Interests: In addition to comprehensive medication management, I enjoy working with diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and general lifestyle change. Research and scholarship, in the form of problem based evaluation, written manuscripts, and presentations also continues to be a focus.
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family, camping, snow skiing, farmers markets, berry farms, spudnuts, Taekwondo, cross country running, hockey, soccer, dance and music.

Karl Kuzis, MD, PhD

Core Faculty


Marie Cadwell Meyer, DO

Core Faculty


Nayab Rifat, MD

Clinical Faculty


Class of 2020 Residents

Class of 2020 | Family Medicine Residency Program | Richland, WA

Class of 2021 Residents

Class of 2021 | Family Medicine Residency Program | Richland, WA

Class of 2022 Residents

Class of 2022 | Family Medicine Residency Program | Richland, WA