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Nespelem Health Center
(509) 634-2913

29 Nespelem/Sandpoil St. Nespelem WA 99155

Indian Health Services, Laboratory and X-Ray | Hours of Operation | 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday (Except Wednesday Mornings)

Dental (509) 634-2920

Optometry (509) 634-2948

Pharmacy (509) 634-2914 | Pharmacy Refills (509) 634-2948


 

Colleen F. Cawston, MPA | Chief Executive Officer (CEO) | (509) 634-2933 | colleen.cawston@ihs.gov

 

Brian Nanamkin | Management Analyst | (509) 634-2924 | brian.nanamkin@ihs.gov

Started with the Indian Health Services in October of 1991, my main reasoning for coming to the Indian Health Services; is to help the community that I was raised in.  Within my 24 years with the IHS, I have worked in several departments before accepting the position that I am in now.
 
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I have several hobbies that include puzzles, reading but my greatest hobby is hiking in the forest. Time outside is the best therapy for myself.

  Brian Nanamkin  | Management Analyst | (509) 634-2924 |  brian.nanamkin@ihs.gov

Brian Nanamkin | Management Analyst | (509) 634-2924 | brian.nanamkin@ihs.gov

 
  DR. LARRY DEAN SMITH, Acting Clinical Director  | OMAK Clinic & Nespelem Clinic (see below)

DR. LARRY DEAN SMITH, Acting Clinical Director | OMAK Clinic & Nespelem Clinic (see below)

 
 

Thomas Sticht, R.PH. | Pharmacy Director | (509) 634-2914 | tom.sticht@ihs.gov

Tom grew up in Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah in 1990.  He completed an American Pharmaceutical Association ambulatory care residency in 1991.  He has been with the Indian Health Service since September of 1990, serving Native people in Arizona, Utah, and now in Washington.  He is active in his church and the Boy Scouts of America.  He enjoys spending time with his kids, the outdoors, and getting his hands dirty in his garden.

 Thomas Sticht, R.PH. | Pharmacy Director | (509) 634-2914 |  tom.sticht@ihs.gov

Thomas Sticht, R.PH. | Pharmacy Director | (509) 634-2914 | tom.sticht@ihs.gov

 
 Phillip Shealy, ARNP, FNP, MSN

Phillip Shealy, ARNP, FNP, MSN

Phillip Shealy, ARNP, FNP, MSN

I was born and raised in a rural town in South Carolina where I spent most of my childhood and early adult life.  I earned a bachelor’s in History at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina in 2004.  After receiving my Bachelor’s degree, with honors, I become a Peace Corps Volunteer. As a representative of our Country, I lived in Tanzania, East Africa from 2006 to 2008 in the small village of Kinampanda where I served as a Health Education Volunteer. 

Once I finished my Peace Corps service I moved to Seattle, Washington in 2009 and graduated from Seattle University with a Masters in Nursing in 2014 to become a board certified Family Nurse practitioner through the AANP.  Since graduating I have worked in a specialty practice clinic and also have done home health risk assessments before arriving in Nespelem, WA to work with the Colville Service Unit.

 
 

Dr. Terry Wade, DDS | Chief Dental Officer

Doctor Terry Wade received his DDS degree from University of Iowa and subsequently opened a private practice in Idaho.  He practiced there for approximately 10 years before accepting a position as Chief Dental Officer for a service unit in Montana where he served for about seven years.  Dr. Wade transferred to the Colville Service Unit in August2016.  Prior to dental school, Dr. Wade worked at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for more than a decade in several positions.  His left his final position, Senior Scientist, to attend dental school.

 Dr. Terry Wade, DDS

Dr. Terry Wade, DDS

 
 
  Darcy Epperson  | Business Office Manager | (509) 634-2965 |  darcy.epperson@ihs.gov

Darcy Epperson | Business Office Manager | (509) 634-2965 | darcy.epperson@ihs.gov

Darcy Epperson | Business Office Manager | (509) 634-2965 | darcy.epperson@ihs.gov

I am pleased to say that I joined the Indian Health Services team May 2000 after proudly working at the Colville Tribal Convalescent Center for 10 years. I started at IHS as the Medicaid Biller/Accounts Receivable then took on the Medicare billing/Accounts Receivable also. I missed working with our patient’s one on one so I applied for the Patient Registration/Contact Representative position but was cross trained in many other positions within IHS and currently I have taken the role as Acting Business Office Manager.

In my spare time I enjoy camping, traveling, attending my kids sporting events, watching Seahawks Football or just spending time with my family and friends.

 

Dennis Whiteman, Jr. | Facilities Manager | (509) 634-2962 | dennis.whiteman@ihs.gov

 

 Dennis Whiteman, Jr. | Facilities Manager | (509) 634-2962 |  dennis.whiteman@ihs.gov

Dennis Whiteman, Jr. | Facilities Manager | (509) 634-2962 | dennis.whiteman@ihs.gov

 
 

Omak Health Center

Omak Health Center
(509) 422-7416 or (509)422-5683

617 Benton Street, Omak, Washington 98841


Omak Health Center, Laboratory Services, Medical, Dental, Pharmacy | Hours of Operation | 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday (Except Wednesday Mornings)

Pharmacy | (509) 422-7735

Pharmacy Refill |  (509) 422-7736


Practice Philosophy

A person’s health status reflects every aspect of his or her life. Jackie understands each patient is unique with specific healthcare needs. By actively listening to her patients she is able to provide them with the support, knowledge, and tools needed so they can become active participants in their own health wellness. She believes when patients take an active role, they are more willing to adhere to a plan of care, fostering better healthcare outcomes and enhanced patient satisfaction.

 

I am local... I grew up in Brewster. After graduating from Brewster High School, I went to College at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA, and medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. My four year residency was split between Flint, Michigan and Tucson, Arizona. After completing that, I moved back to Washington state. I have practiced medicine for 26 years, all in Washington state and have spent the last 13 years practicing in Okanogan County. I have four children, the youngest two are still at home. I am also serving both Omak and Nespelem clinics.

  DR. LARRY DEAN SMITH, Acting Clinical Director  | OMAK Clinic & Nespelem Clinic

DR. LARRY DEAN SMITH, Acting Clinical Director | OMAK Clinic & Nespelem Clinic

 
 Jacqueline M. Sellner, MSN, ARNP

Jacqueline M. Sellner, MSN, ARNP

Jackie is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the Golden Key National Honor Societies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Louisville and her Masters in Nursing Program—Family Practice from Walden University.

Prior to joining Colville Service Unit, Jackie was a Locum nurse practitioner with Aureus. As a registered nurse, she has 16 years experience in the ER, ICU, and Family Practice clinics.  As a Flight Nurse Instructor and Assistant Chief Nurse for 12 years with the Minnesota Air National Guard, she deployed 6 times flying numerous combat missions in order to provide care in the air to our Wounded Warriors.

In her free time, Jackie enjoys reading, riding horses, and gardening. 

 

I graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  In 2013 my family and I relocated to Durham, North Carolina to attend graduate school at Duke University.  I completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program with a focus on rural primary care and was Board Certified in 2016.  Prior to that I have had experience in anesthesia, urgent care, research and time working in Medical Intensive Care Unit.  I am a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard as well.  Professionally, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of the 12 Tribes and learning more about the history of this area.  It is my hope to partner with each patient to improve the health of the individual, family and entire community.

My family is excited to plant some roots and call the Okanogan Valley home.  We are enjoying the small town lifestyle, our new Church and the beautiful landscapes that are everywhere.  I enjoy fishing, kayaking, hunting and especially archery.  We are also looking forward to gardening and raising a few animals for 4H with my son.

 Michael Turnington, Family Nurse Practitioner

Michael Turnington, Family Nurse Practitioner

 
 Ryan Buckner | Pharmacist

Ryan Buckner | Pharmacist

Ryan Buckner | Pharmacist

Earned an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Washington.  I went on to graduate cum laude with a Pharmacy Doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, which is among the top five pharmacy colleges in the nation.  He is certified in Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Immunization Delivery, Basic Life Support, and as a Treatment Specialist for Nicotine Dependence.  He is also a peer reviewer for The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.  I have enjoyed being a Clinical Pharmacist with the Colville Indian Health Clinic since 2011.

When not in the clinic, I enjoy gardening, learning about various topics or skills, volunteering as Vice-Chairman of the Board and Webmaster of a local church, and spending quality time with my wife and three young children.

 

Dr. Paul Phillips, DDS | Omak Dentist

 Dr. Paul Phillips, DDS | Omak Dentist

Dr. Paul Phillips, DDS | Omak Dentist