Daniel Tomlinson, MD, FACOG
Daniel Tomlinson, MD, FACOG has been practicing full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecology since 1981. He received his undergraduate and graduate training at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine. As an undergraduate, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and he completed his medical degree in the top 3 percent of his class. Dr. Tomlinson accomplished his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center.
Commonly referred to as 'Dr. Dan', he is well suited for his career. He is a physician who loves people and welcomes the opportunity to make a difference in their lives. He helps women prevent, manage, and/or overcome their medical aliments in pursuit of a better quality of life. Many of his patients view his deeply rooted Christian faith as an asset. He considers his medical talents a gift and celebrates the opportunity to apply his skills as he attends to his patients with sensitivity and compassion.
Along the way, Dr. Dan has been privileged to attend nearly 7,000 births and enjoys caring for both routine and high-risks pregnancies. He is committed to longitudinal gynecological care and encourages health maintenance by providing annual physical exams. His specialty includes the treatment of bleeding disorders, vaginal surgery, and urinary conditions, and is also one of the few physicians in Southern Oregon to be credentialed in the use of the DaVinci computer assisted robotic laparoscopic surgical system.
Dr. Dan has written three inspirational books and is always delighted to share what the Lord has revealed. His first book is entitled Birth Pangs, in which he tells how the stages of pregnancy are an allegory for God's plan of redemption. From creation to the second coming of Christ, he demonstrates how God has outlined his plan for the ages through the miracle of birth.
His second book, A Women's Silent Testimony, was released in 2009. In it, Dr. Dan describes the illuminating parallels he has observed between spiritual truths and birthing. A long-time student of the Bible and obstetrician, Dr. Dan's experiences have provided him with unique insight and inspiration. His latest book, published in 2013 is a study in Old Testament typology entitled, On The Road To Emmaus: Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament.
Dr. Dan resides in Medford with his wife Julie and their two children, Alexandra and Zachary. In his free time, he likes to golf, fly, or snowboard on Mount Ashland. To see Dr. Dan in an extended role, tune in every Monday evening to KTVL, Channel 10, the local CBS news affiliate, when he comments on health issues as the newscast's Medical Expert.
For further details on Dr. Dan's two books and his speaking engagements, visit www.drdantomlinson.com.
Julie King, MD, FACOG
Julie King, MD, FACOG joined the MWC fall of 2002 and quickly gained the respect of her peers and the community. Dr. King received her BA degree from Walla Walla College and her MD degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California. Dr. King returned to the Northwest where she completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) at University Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. King offers patients general gynecological care, as well as surgical options for common gynecological problems, infertility care, and aesthetic services. Learn more about her Aesthetic Services at www.kingaesthetics.com.
She heads MWC's Fertility Program, which is a satellite of the OHSU Fertility Program. Dr. King was the first gynecologist in the Rogue Valley to perform laparoscopic hysterectomies. She has the most experience with in-office hysteroscopy, including hysteroscopy sterilization (Essure), novasure endometrial ablation, and many other office procedures. Her dedication, bedside manner, surgical skills, and clinical expertise make her one of our most patient-requested physicians. Her priority is to provide minimally invasive high quality care for women.
She offers aesthetic services such as Botox, laser hair removal, and spider vein reduction, all while guaranteeing a high level of quality. Whether you are in need of gynecological care, infertility, or products and services to improve your appearance, Dr. King is here to help.
In her personal life, Dr. King is an avid runner and skier who makes her home in Medford with her two daughters and son. They enjoy participating in the area's diverse indoor/outdoor activities and sharing them with family and friends.
Carissa Ross, MD, FACOG
Carissa Ross, MD, FACOG is recognized for her enthusiasm and dedication to women and their health care needs. Dr. Ross graduated from medical school at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and completed her residency program in obstetrics and gynecology at the Dallas Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Ross is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Ross has a strong passion for sharing in the pregnancy and birthing process with her patients. She uses her expertise and skills to help the patient have a smooth transition from pregnancy to parent.
She is also specially trained to perform minimally invasive gynecological surgeries and procedures. She performs in-office Novasure endometrial ablations, cervical procedures, and hysteroscopies. With quicker recovery times and less cost, these types of procedures are popular among her patients. Dr. Ross also performs total abdominal hysterectomies and vaginal hysterectomies, and is one of a handful of Rogue Valley physicians who perform total laparoscopic hysterectomies.
When not delivering babies or performing operations, Dr. Ross provides women with a full range of general gynecological services. Patients see her for our Well Women exams, cancer screenings, and family planning services.
When out of the office, Dr. Ross enjoys traveling, white water rafting, and spending time with her husband and children.
Beverly Fuller, MD, FACOG
Beverly Fuller, MD, FACOG has been practicing medicine for over 25 years and is committed to developing the trust, comfort, and healing power of a strong doctor-patient relationship. She specializes in a gynecology-only practice. She graduated in 1984 with a BS in biochemistry from Iowa State University, earned her MD in 1988, and completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Fuller does annual wellness exams, evaluates and treats menstrual cycle issues, female organ prolapse concerns, pap smear abnormalities, and postmenopausal issues. Valued by her peers as a skilled surgeon, Dr. Fuller opts for a conservative approach whenever possible. She is skillfully trained in the "old fashion" less invasive vaginal surgical techniques and has been operating for over 25 years. She is also well trained in the newer minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic surgery and other in-office procedures.
In her spare time, Dr. Fuller can be found with her family, numerous animals, and friends. As a lifelong animal lover, she enjoys dog agility.
Mary Strizzi , DO, FACOO
Dr. Mary Strizzi was born and raised in Walnut Grove, a rural farming community in Central California. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Nutrition from the Berkeley University of California. She attended medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class. She was also named to the Sigma Sigma Phi osteopathic medical honorary society.
While in medical school, she developed a passion for obstetrics and gynecology. She felt that this specialty allowed her to enjoy the best of medicine and surgical experience. More importantly, in this field she had the privilege of getting to know her patients and their families on a long-term basis.
Dr. Strizzi completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in affiliation with the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
As a women's physician, Dr. Strizzi is a big proponent of health education and preventative health. She likes to get to know her patients as a friend, not just as a physician, and encourage them to take part in deciding their own treatment, which creates a unique level of comfort and trust between doctor and patient.
Beyond medicine, Dr. Strizzi enjoys any kind of physical challenge, be it running, yoga, P90X on a daily basis, or hiking national parks and forests while on vacation. She also loves knitting. She feels that her husband and family are what define her and gives credit and thanks to her husband for the direction of her career.
Elizabeth Lynne Pethtel, FNP
Elizabeth L. Pethtel has been a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) for over 30 years. She attended Salem College near her home town of Clarksburg, West Virginia, where she earned an Associate Degree in Nursing.
Lynne Graduated in 1978 from the renowned Frontier Nursing Service School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, in Hyden, Kentucky. She continued to make her home in the hills of Appalachia for several years, providing primary health care services and prenatal care to rural communities.
Over the years as a primary care provider, Lynne has found women's health care to be at the heart of what she loves best. Lynne prides herself on being a good listener and a strong patient advocate who believes in the power of education and preventive health care. All ages are welcomed in her practice. She has a particular interest working with women who have a history of breast concerns such as abnormal mammograms, breast lumps, breast cancer, or fibrocystic breasts. Because of her experience working in a rheumatology practice, Lynne is comfortable working with women who have autoimmune health issues such as sjogren's, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis, and has a solid knowledge base to draw from.
One of Lynne’s special interests is clinical cancer risk assessment for hereditary cancer syndromes, such as those associated with BRCA mutations. She has received training to screen, counsel and facilitate genetic testing for those with a concerning family or personal history of breast, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, or colon cancers. Lynne strives to help patients understand that knowing their individual genetic predisposition to these cancers can help patients and their healthcare provider to make more informed decisions.
When Lynne has spare time she enjoys camping, playing guitar, singing, and laughing with friends and family.
Kimberly Larson, WHCNP, RN, MSN
Kimberly Larson, WHCNP, RN, MSN is a certified and skilled nurse practitioner who is involved in all aspects of women's health care, from diagnosis to treatment. She received her undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and then moved from the sunny shores of Southern California to Colorado where she assisted in a practice focused on women's health care. This experience motivated Kim to work toward an MS degree in nursing, which she completed in 2002 at Vanderbilt University.
Kim enjoys staying current with the latest medical information and technology, and then sharing that knowledge with patients so they can make informed decisions about their own health. She plays an active role on the MWC's Fertility Program team, assisting patients in finding solutions to their infertility issues.
She is a North American Certified Menopausal Specialist (NAMS) and specializes in treating hormonal imbalances, utilizing traditional and natural therapies. Having acquired DXA certification, Kim is proficient in interpreting DXA scans to measure bone density, a non-invasive and painless state-of-the art procedure that determines whether you have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. Kim's smiling face and down-to-earth personality are among the attributes Kim's patients find most appealing.
When Kim is out of the office and not attending yet another medical conference, she is indulging in the variety of outdoor activities that the Rogue Valley has to offer with her husband and two children.
Kathryn Stringer, FNP, CNM
Kathryn Stringer, FNP, CNM earned a Master’s degree in Science and Nursing at Vanderbilt University in 2006 and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife. She emphasizes preventive medicine, shared decision-making and patient education in her practice. After close to a decade of work in the primary care setting, Kathryn recognized that women’s health care is the area of practice she enjoys most. In 2015, she completed a post-master’s program to be a nurse-midwife to further enhance her knowledge of women’s health and gynecology.
“I believe that an effective partnership between a patient and health care provider involves respect, careful listening and clear communication. I approach each visit as a collaborative effort toward understanding my patient’s problems and working together to develop a treatment plan. I recognize that many health problems can be managed in a variety of ways, and I provide patients options based on personal health preferences and lifestyles. With an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology and a master’s degree in science of nursing, my education and life experiences enable me to perceive humans as highly adaptive and resilient through life’s many physical, mental and emotional challenges. I believe that given the knowledge and support, patients can be empowered to make intelligent decisions about their health. I enjoy spending quality time with my patients and forming lasting partnerships to help women reach an optimal state of health.”
Kathryn aims to be a role model for her patients by practicing good physical and emotional self-care and being actively engaged in her community. In her time off she enjoys biking, yoga, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.