Bruce Abbotts, MD, MPH, FAAP
Bruce went to medical school in Denver, Colorado, where he met his wife, Marla Struebin. The next move was to Salt Lake City for pediatric training. After residency he stayed in Salt Lake City in private practice and completed a master's in Public Health and a residency in Preventive Medicine. Bruce joined Valley Young People’s Clinic in 1991.
Marla Struebin, MD, FAAP
Marla is a native of Oregon but grew up in the mid-west. Her clinical interests include general pediatrics, growth and development, behavior and lactation. She is also active in the Spokane branch of the SIDS Foundation.
Maj StormoGipson, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Maj graduated from Dartmouth Medical School, completed her internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and her residency at the University of California at San Francisco. Her prior experience includes 2 years as a medical missionary in Jinotega, Nicaragua, two and a half years at a busy San Mateo County clinic and six years at Coeur d'Alene Pediatrics. Maj joined our practice in 1997. She is fluent in Spanish and looks forward to seeing our Spanish-speaking patients.
Michelle Messer, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Michelle has been with Valley Young People’s Clinic since 1998. She is from New York and did her training in New York and in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michelle has done medical mission work in Guatemala prior to moving to Spokane.
Tamara Simmerman, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Tami graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School where she met her husband, Brian Simmerman. She completed her pediatrics residency training at the University of Arizona.
Brian Simmerman, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Brian graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University Medical School and completed residency training at the University of Arizona. His clinical interests are general pediatrics and respiratory disease. He is married to Tamara Simmerman, another pediatrician in our clinic. Both Brian and Tami joined our clinic in 2000.
Ann Roberts, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Ann graduated from Cornell University and then attended medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in her home state of New Jersey. She went on to complete her residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and stayed on there an additional year to serve as Chief Resident. She practiced pediatrics in suburban Philadelphia
Teresa Forshag, MSN, ARNP
Teresa graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in nursing. She earned her Masters degree and completed the nurse practitioner program at Gonzaga University. She has worked as a newborn ICU nurse since 1986. Teresa joined VYPC in 1998. Her clinical interests are children in high-risk social situations, CPS involved families and infant health.
Brad Harnetiaux, MSN, ARNP
Brad received his Bachelor degree in biology from Gonzaga University. He then attended the University of Colorado where he earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in nursing and finished training as a nurse practitioner. Brad’s past experience includes working in California for a family practice group and a large HMO for seven years. Starting in 1987 Brad conducted the child and youth program for more than ten years for Spokane Regional Health District. He joined Valley Young People’s Clinic in 2000. His clinical interest is in asthma and sports medicine.
Category: General Practitioners|Pediatricians