Rachel Pontemayor, DO
Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Philosophy of Care:
I believe in the importance of holistic care, which involves paying close attention to the mind, body, and spirit. Every patient is a person with colorful experiences and unique needs. By forming interpersonal relationships, I can stress the importance of prevention and promote healthy lifestyles.
I enjoy full-spectrum family medicine, with special interests in behavioral health, community health, and osteopathic manipulative treatment.
What drew you to CWFMR and/or Yakima:
Central Washington Family Medicine Residency interested me because every person involved is passionate about their community. I believe that I will learn the necessary skills I need to become a compassionate pluripotent physician and be able to use those skills to serve any community. I’m excited to be in the sunny part of the state and explore the outdoors.
Personal Interest / Hobbies:
I enjoy painting, reading, hiking, traveling, and Netflix binging. I’m always on the hunt for good food (especially ice cream). And, I love spending time with family, friends, and cute animals.