Dr. Gardner hails from the Badlands of North Dakota and comes to medicine after being a primary school teacher in Nepal for 5 years. At the University of North Dakota School Of Medicine, she was selected as a rural training track scholar and spent 5 months of her third year in a small town in northeastern North Dakota.
In the words of Dr. Gardner, "It was there that I met the kind of doctors that I would like to become. They were so capable, compassionate and hardworking. I think of them every day as I continue my training as a resident. I knew I wanted to continue my rural training during residency because it is one of the few places where I could get full-spectrum family medicine training that would allow me to do C-sections, gynecological procedures, colonoscopies, emergency care, intensivist medicine, and home visits." In her free time, Katrina and her husband, Ben, enjoy doing anything outdoors and cooking with friends.
Dr. Kaiser is from Inman, Kansas, andhe remained in the midwest for medical school, graduating from the University of Kansas. His interest in obstetrics, wilderness medicine, and rural medicine led him west to Family Medicine Spokane Rural Training Track. He spent his first year of training in Spokane followed by two years in Colville, where he is excited to explore the hiking, fishing, biking, and backpacking around the area. In addition to his outdoor pursuits, Dr. Kaiser also enjoys playing and recording guitar.
Dr. Gloe’s hometown is Sitka, Alaska, where he plans to practice rural full-spectrum family medicine once residency is completed. Prior to medical school he spent ten years as a carpenter and forest Service employee. For medical school he attended the University of Washington. He is thrilled to be taking part in the Colville rural training track. Some of his medical interests include Sports Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics, and Gastroenterology. Hobbies of include trail running, mountain biking, anything with skis and snow, and hunting and fishing. He and his wife are embracing the warmer climate and activities such as gardening and raising backyard chickens.
*RTT - Rural Training Track residents spend their first year of residency in Spokane at Providence Family Medicine Residency Spokane, and the last 2 years in Colville, Washington.