Our Providers

Ideal Option employs more than 100 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other medical professionals who are experienced, trained, and passionate about addiction medicine and patient care. Meet some of them below.

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Joe DuBose, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CNS, PMHNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I like to help others gain control of their addiction and live a rich and satisfying life."
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Stephanie Christman, FNP-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because I am helping people get their life back and enjoy seeing their journey of recovery."
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Sarah Stewart, FNP-BC
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because I am able to help people get their lives back."
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Wesley C. Sassaman, DNP, MPH, MBA, MSN-NE, FNP-C, CARN-AP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because of the team that we have assembled to help stop the opioid epidemic in Washington state and the nation."
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James Meserow, M.D., FACOG, FACS
Addiction Medicine Provider
"Ideal Option provides preconception, prenatal, and postpartum treatment for substance use disorders that can optimize maternal, fetal, and neonatal pregnancy outcomes."
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Ellen Kohler Krava, ARNP, FNP-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"The entire company works together to save lives. The reward of seeing lives changed completely is worth every minute. I have learned much from my patients and love them all."
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Peggy Mahler, CRNP, MSN
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because I am able to see people change their lives everyday with medication-assisted treatment."
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Brittany Czerna, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I feel so honored to be trusted by patients to help them become their best selves. "
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Benjamin Rae, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because of the great team we have dedicated to helping people, and the diverse group of patients we see every day."
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Bob Hilleman, MPAS, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"Ideal Option is far ahead in management and care of addiction, and it's great to be a part of this team."
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Kasin Sanders, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"The most rewarding aspect of addiction medicine is that you can see patients progress from sickness to wellness in a relatively short period of time."
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Bryan Blythe, PA-C, MPAS
Addiction Medicine Provider
"It is a privilege to be of service to others at extremely challenging times in their lives."
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Marianne Wahba, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"It is a privilege and a joy to be able to help people regain the life they desire for themselves. It is inspiring to see their hard work and be a part of their recovery journey."
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Chloe Nichols, CRNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"It is a privilege to accompany individuals on their journey to recovery and by providing compassionate care we have the opportunity to help change lives."
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Liz Britain, CNM, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"Helping people restore their lives through effective and compassionate treatment is what Ideal Option does best. I'm glad to be part of that team."
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Dorian Larsen, APRN
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I really enjoy helping others learn to help and love themselves again."
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Jaclyn Kassen, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love helping patients move past some of the most difficult times in their lives, while encouraging and supporting them in their new normal."
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Darlene McGovern, MS, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"It is a privilege to be allowed into people's lives and help them create a life they love."
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Michael Merrick, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I like seeing patients lives improve after their addictions are controlled with treatment."
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Beth A. Cohen, PA-C, MS
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because I get to see patients getting back to life!"
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Nalini Vassa, M.D., FACP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"We are helping our patients get their life back, and that is so rewarding!"
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Bernard Joseph N. Pulido, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love helping and counseling my patients and being a part of their personal journey towards sobriety."
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Nathan "Ed" Kaiser, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love helping people understand their disease process, what is underneath substance use, and being a part in their journey of healing."
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Ashley Tebay, ARNP, FNP-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love seeing the impact this program has on our patients' lives and seeing them thrive and grow."
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Jane Sveen, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"This work is tremendously gratifying. We really are changing lives."
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Calista Comstock, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love seeing the positive changes in people's lives that comes with being sober. I feel like we are able to make a difference that has positive impacts on multiple generations of families."
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Eric Fox, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love seeing my patient's lives dramatically change for the better."
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Sheri Bagley, FNP-BC
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love watching my patients recapture their lives. It is like watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly."
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Kirk Brownwell, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love being a part of recovery. It is a joy to see people getting their lives back."
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Michael Hauke, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I find it encouraging when we see the people who are doing well, caring for family and self successfully."
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Michelle Connors, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love what I do and I am fortunate to be able to do this working with such an amazing team at Ideal Option!"
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Leanne Miller, ARNP-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because I am passionate about helping people recover from the disease of addiction and see them live fulfilling lives!"
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Kemunto Kakumba, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I believe strongly in the mission to help patients win the battle against substance use disorders and reach their potential. I believe the approach Ideal Option has to curbing the opioid epidemic one patient at a time is, in essence, ideal."
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Dan Goulette, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"Helping guide patients through their recovery by providing a safe, positive space is tremendously meaningful and continues to motivate me to improve as a provider."
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Shawna Chisholm, CRNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"To be part of a program that provides hope and compassion to the lives of so many who have been at rock bottom is truly a blessing and an honor."
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Carissa Cornell, ARNP, FNP-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love to help patients heal and regain their life!"
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Kelley Prado, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I enjoy getting to know our patients and encouraging them in their recovery."
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Rachael Snyder, APRN
Addiction Medicine Provider
"It is rewarding to know you help so many people get their lives back."
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Jordan Hickman, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I enjoy helping people make changes for the better."
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Wendy Sue Killham, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love being a part of a team that goes to great lengths to help our community."
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James "Ryan" Case, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love seeing patients regain their lives and relationships with their families."
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Florence Nguh, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Aaron Levin, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Averil True, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Chad Perry, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Kris Stanton, M.D., PharmD
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love seeing sober lives become better lives."
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Felix Adeyemi, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because ldeal Option is the best of the best in addiction medicine."
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Geoffrey Godfrey, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Howard Leibrand, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Jade Ammons, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Jeannie Fahlquist
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Karla Hennequin, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love seeing people's lives evolve from addiction to recovery. It is an amazing transition. "
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James Meserow, M.D., FACOG, FACS
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love that Ideal Option provides preconception, prenatal, and postpartum treatment for people suffering from substance use disorders that can optimize maternal, fetal, and neonatal pregnancy outcome."
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Kalavati Paila, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Kristi Pope
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Kristine Rueda, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Martin Dubek, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"Working at Ideal Option in addiction medicine is the most satisfying job I've ever had."
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Ketty Ngona, CRNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working for Ideal Option because of I'm passionate about saving lives which we do every day."
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James Peay, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love encouraging patients and hearing their success stories through tough times with hard work and never giving up."
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Curtis Campbell, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I like seeing people regain their lives back . This includes their jobs, families, and self worth."
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David Ryan, D.O.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love helping people get their lives back."
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Dolores Van Bourgondien, APRN - BC
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because I get to form a connection with my patients. I love giving them hope when all is gone and giving them a chance at a new life!"
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Brian Dawson, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
“Ideal Option is on the cutting edge of addiction treatment, and I enjoy working with such a motivated and dedicated team.”
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Debbierey Bongar, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I am honored by the opportunity to be part of the solution to the opioid epidemic plaguing the country."
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Amanda Fiola, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I enjoy working in addiction medicine because I am able to bring hope, support, and encouragement to people’s lives in a time where they may be feeling hopeless, alone, and lost."
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Andrea Roberts, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"It is life changing for our patients that have lost hope and being able to provide them the tools and resources to help them get their lives back. I am so blessed to have the ability to be a part of that."
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Todd Draper, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love to help patients change their lives after starting their recovery journey at Ideal Option. The team at Ideal Option is the best!"
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Lindsey Huckett, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Sarah Pedersen
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Thomas White, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Yvette Fletcher
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Emily Mildes
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Staci Walner
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Susan Mitchell
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Kyle Ronnau
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Bethell Assefa
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Trevor George, N.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I enjoy working in addiction medicine because I’m a part of each patient's recovery journey. Sometimes as doctor but more importantly as coach, advocate, teacher, and motivator."
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Jeffrey Allgaier, M.D. FACEP
Addiction Medicine Provider
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Jeff Grawe, ARNP MSN, CCRN, CEN, ARNP, FNP-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I've worked side by side over the years with most of the Ideal Option staff, so everyday is like coming home for me."
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Adeline Wakeman, FNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I feel fortunate to be inspired every day by the strength of our patients."
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Larry Nye, PA-C
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because so many people capture their addiction and their lives are greatly improved as well as their children's lives. "
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Jill Graves, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"My love for addiction medicine is reaching out to as many people I can whose lives have been affected by the opioid epidemic."
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Stephanie Bowdish, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
“I’m inspired every day by our patients’ ability to not only reach their goals, but achieve things they never thought possible. I’m privileged to be able to be a part of these amazing transformations.”
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Rhonda Woodside, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working at Ideal Option because I get to witness on a daily basis patients being able to get their lives back and achieve goals and dreams they never felt possible before."
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Anya Hill, PA-C, MHA, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I love working with a caring and knowledgeable team dedicated to helping people get their lives back."
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Richard Mattis, M.D.
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I enjoy working at Ideal Option because I get to be a part of helping people make changes and decisions that allow them to get their lives back and become the people they want to be."
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Niki Robinson, ARNP
Addiction Medicine Provider
"I am honored to have the opportunity to assist our clients in regaining their lives and sense of purpose"
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Our providers work daily on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, saving lives, reuniting families, and helping good people lead great lives. Our providers stand beside their patients as they pull themselves out of despair and physical pain to become responsible, productive, happy and fulfilled members of the community. There are few careers in healthcare today as rewarding as addiction medicine.

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