I grew up in Philadelphia until the age of 16 when I moved to Ferndale Washington as a Junior in High School. While it was a bit of a shock moving from a major urban location to rural farmland in retrospect I think it had a profoundly positive effect on my life.
Dr. Grote grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Union College and Albany Medical School in New York. He developed an interest in medicine from an early age out of his fascination for how the body functions and a desire to work with people and contribute to their lives in a meaningful way.
I am Rowena Reyrao, board certified in both Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine and have been in practice the past 20 years. I completed my training at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Michigan. I moved to PNW to be near my relatives and have set roots here since 2000.
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.
Risa Cole, ARNP is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and completed her master’s degree at Samford University in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. In 2016, she moved in Yakima, WA to complete a family practice residency through Sollus Northwest and has been enjoying the Pacific Northwest ever since.