Our Team

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Providers

MD
Phinney Primary Care and Wellness was formed in 2003 because I was looking to provide high quality patient centered primary care in a supportive environment. This meant spending time with patients in an unhurried atmosphere and harnessing technology to deliver care while maintaining the humanity of the doctor patient experience. Originally formed as Fremont Family Practice we moved to our brand new office in the Phinney neighborhood in 2020 and changed our name to Phinney Primary Care and Wellness. I feel fortunate to work with amazing colleagues and staff. I’m also happy to have my wife (Dr Mahvash Khajavi-Harvey) and her dental practice that recently moved next door (Urban Dental Group) again as a neighbor and partner. In addition to the practice of medicine, I love to spend time outdoors especially on or near the water. I find my peace working with wood, spending time with my wife and 3 children (Zack, Parisa & Sheyda), traveling, playing guitar, and throwing the disc.
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By forming a partnership with his patients, Dr. Grote guides you in choosing the best approach for your particular healthcare concern. Dr. Grote’s goal is to provide his patients the best care possible and takes the time to listen to his patients and offer them choices around their care. Grounded in conventional medicine, Dr. Grote is also knowledgeable in the current science supporting nutrition and other integrative approaches to health. Dr. Grote is board certified in Family Medicine. He graduated from Albany Medical college and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington. He enjoys seeing both children and adults and provided the full spectrum of primary care.
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Elizabeth Goldberg, ARNP PhD is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry who practices holistic primary care. Elizabeth has a special interest in functional medicine - determining how and why illness occurs and restoring health by addressing the root causes of disease.
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Margaret Loewen, ARNP is a nationally board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been in practice for 26 years. She received her education as a family nurse practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has spent most of her time working as nurse practitioner in family practice, although she has also worked in oncology and women’s healthcare. Mostly recently she worked as a nurse practitioner in South Dakota, where she grew up, focusing on women’s healthcare and functional medicine. She is excited to be back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and work as a primary care provider in the neighborhood where she lived when her children were born. She says "It feels like coming home." In addition to being a certified family nurse practitioner, she is also was certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2016. To learn more please click more info below.
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Dr Megan Melo is board-certified in Family and Obesity Medicine. She will be working as a Locum Tenens at Phinney Primary Care over the summer. Dr Melo values collaborative relationships with patients so that we can develop the best plan for your health and your life, incorporating evidence-based care. She is a Seattle-area native, and attended University of Washington School of Medicine and Group Health Family Medicine Residency for her training. Her special areas of interest include women's health, emotional health, and using lifestyle changes to prevent and treat chronic illness. When not at work, Dr Melo enjoys spending time outside or playing board games with her husband and 2 boys.
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Kerri Orf is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner that completed her degree at Maryville University of St. Louis. She is committed to evidence-based care and education for all her patients and believes that preventive medicine is the key aspect to promote health and well being. She is passionate about collaborative care for individuals of all ages, gender identities and sexual orientations. Kerri moved to Seattle in 2010 from the Midwest for the outdoor life of the PNW, local music and food scene. In her free time, she enjoys camping, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.
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Risa Cole, DNP ARNP NP-C PMHNP-BC is a nurse practitioner with dual board-certifications in Family and Psychiatric Mental Health. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Washington and also holds a Master’s degree from Samford University in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. She completed a residency in family medicine in 2017 and has worked as a primary care provider for 6 years in various settings including Phinney Primary Care & Wellness for 3 years. In 2023, she will be shifting her practice primarily to mental health and medication management. She specializes in treating Depression, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, and ADHD. Risa has always taken an integrative approach to health care and is passionate about nutrition. She has completed a Certificate of Training in Integrative Functional Nutrition from the Institute of Functional Nutrition Academy and Dr. Drew Ramsey’s Nutrition for Healthcare Providers. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her partner and 7 year old labradoodle.
It has been an absolute honor and privilege to be your primary care provider. I will not be continuing my primary care patient panel after December 31, 2022 as I have chosen to direct my career path to full time mental health and psychiatry. I will continue to provide Psychiatric/ Mental Health services at Phinney Primary Care and Wellness. If you would like to address any primary care concerns prior to my full transition please schedule an appointment soon so we can follow up before the end of the year 2022. Phinney Primary Care and Wellness has hired another Nurse Practitioner Kerri Orf to take over my panel. I am sure you will be in great hands under her care. Thank you again for your deep trust and for allowing me to partner with you for primary care. I will continue to provide mental health services at Phinney Primary Care and Wellness as usual.

Staff

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Amna Mirza

Amna is our office manager. She ensures that the clinic operates smoothly and efficiently. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with her by contacting our clinic.

Avery

Avery is also an awesome front office administrator. You will find her at the front desk with a smile (behind the mask) ready to help you!

Jordan

Jordan is our dedicated back Office Administrator. She is responsible for taking care of our back office dutes such as records requests, prior authorizations etc.

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