He earned a Bachelors in Science in Biology from University of Washington and graduated from Bastyr University with his Naturopathic Medical degree. He completed three years of residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle, WA where he rotated through community health centers and major regional hospitals. Dr. Smith has special interest working with patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease using a patient centered holistic approach. He has provided care for many years with homeless youth in Seattle helping to manage health through difficult life situations. “I am excited to join FHC in providing naturopathic medicine to the people of Okanogan County. The dedication to health, prevention and health care in line with values and preferences of patients are reasons I look forward to joining and serving the community.”
Behavioral Health Specialist
Katie earned a Masters in Family Counseling from Gonzaga University in Spokane. She then achieved her BA in Psychology from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. When not at work, Katie enjoys fishing, tying flies and learning the new skill of wood working. She loves to spoil her two dogs and cats. “I love being close to the outdoors and enjoy the gorgeous scenery, with the different lakes and rivers. I have amazing friends that are supportive and kind and love how our community strives to support one another, overcoming adversity.”
Physician w/ OB
Dr. Sterling earned his medical degree at University California, Davis and completed his residency at Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill. His areas of interest are social justice, rural & global health, along with full spectrum family medicine. Dr. Sterling’s areas of focus include obstetrical care, addiction services including suboxone, adult and pediatric general medicine, hepatitis C treatment, and routine dermatologic procedures and biopsies. He is also fluent in Spanish.
“I’m excited to explore the beauty of the area and get to know the hard working people of the Okanogan.”
Family Health Centers provides high quality health care services in the communities of: Okanogan, Omak, Tonasket, Oroville, Bridgeport, Brewster and Twisp.
Please see our Locations Page to contact the specific location and department and location of your choice.
For after hours services please call
1-800-660-2129 and the answering service will direct you appropriately to ensure your health care needs are met.
P.O. Box 1340
Okanogan, WA 98840
FHC is proud to be a National Health Service Corps site. We promise to serve all patients, offer discounted fees to patients who qualify, not deny services based on a person's race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or ability to pay. We accept most major insurances including Medicaid, Molina, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicare. To learn more about NHSC visit https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/
FHC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and does accept donations to help better serve the underserved. To inquire about making a donation please contact the Finance department.