About the staff

Chris has over 25 years in the medical field, including 17 years as a paramedic. She has extensive experience creating and managing programs that delivered healthcare for people suffering from homelessness, mental illness and addictions. She has been a Certified Instructor CPR/AED and Advanced First Aid with the American Heart Association since 2004, and is a former instructor for medical assistant and phlebotomy certification courses.

After many years in the conventional medical world she has realized the strengths of that system, as well as its limitations. Chris very much appreciates the opportunity to now work within a new medical paradigm where each patient is uniquely treated to meet his or her individual medical needs, as opposed to the “one-size-fits-all” system that has become the norm in conventional medicine. For her, working with naturopaths, in providing patient-focused medicine is something she wishes she would have done all along. She has seen firsthand the difference between treating conditions with medications, versus guiding each individual in their journey of healing.

She truly enjoys working at PWC, has great admiration for the providers and staff, and appreciates the team spirit of a group who all work together to provide the best care for each patient.

Christy is the Receptionist and Medical Administrative Assistant at PWC. She joined PWC in June 2017 after graduating from Everest College. In her previous career, Christy worked in positions where customer care was the top priority. She likes helping the doctors and staff run a smooth and efficient office to ensure patients receive the best possible service. She has a strong desire to help others and loves all aspect of patient care. Christy mostly enjoys her interaction with patients and assisting them on their journey to optimal health. She appreciates the family atmosphere between the staff at the clinic.

Christy is a native of the Pacific Northwest. She cherishes the family time her husband and two boys spend together at classic car shows and road trips to the Ocean.

ChristineChristine is the Office and Billing Manager at PWC and is a Certified Professional Coder. She has worked in healthcare and billing for over 12 years at a variety of clinics in the greater Tacoma area.

After working in healthcare for almost 10 years, Christine decided for further her career and went back to school for Medical Coding. She received her coding certification July 2016. Going back to school and completing her certification exam served as a confirmation for Christine, she had picked the right career. She enjoys all areas of medical billing and coding and the challenge it can bring. She loves interacting with patients in the office and is dedicated to ensuring patients receive optimal healthcare at PWC.

When not in the office, Christine can often be found exploring the great outdoors, reading, or spending time with her two boys, ages 6 and 3 at local sports games. One of her greatest personal achievements was raising over $1500 for Special Olympics of Washington and participating in ‘Over the Edge’, where she repelled down a 40 story building in downtown Seattle.