James Wallace, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Health Officer
Physician w/ OB
Dr. Wallace is a family physician with a love serving entire families and helping patients through the many joys and challenges of life. He has additional training in obstetrics and public health and sees patients at our Health Centers in Brewster and in Twisp. He attends deliveries and provides inpatient care at Mid Valley Hospital in Omak. Dr. Wallace is also the Chief Health Officer of Family Health Centers and enjoys working with Family Health Centers’ staff across Okanogan County to expand access to high quality health care for everyone.
Dr. Wallace received his Masters in Public Health through the department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of North Carolina and attended medical school at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at UNC Hospitals, where he served as Chief Resident and focused on improving quality of care for rural, immigrant and refugee communities. After residency he worked for a short time in Western Washington and then volunteered for Alam Sehat Lestari in the rainforests of Indonesian Borneo. He returned to Washington in 2011, completed a year-long Fellowship in Advanced Obstetrics at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, and began work with Family Health Centers in 2012.
“It is a privilege to live and work in north central Washington, to care for diverse and resilient patients who work hard to improve their lives and support their families, and to make our healthcare system better for them. I am fortunate to have the best coworkers on the planet. Our clinic teams go out of their way to ensure patients receive compassionate, high quality and personalized care. When not working I enjoy running, biking, paddling and skiing all over Okanogan County with my family, and considering how we can contribute to a community that reflects our scenery.”
Family Health Centers
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.