About Northwest OBGYN

Northwest OB-GYN exists to provide matchless care to our patients.

To provide this care requires a sensitive, caring attitude that goes beyond patient expectations. Patients are treated with dignity and respect under ALL circumstances.

We’ve been meeting women’s healthcare needs for over 30 years, and look forward to continuing to be the physician practice of choice for women in Spokane and throughout the great Northwest.


Our History

Founded over 30 years ago by Drs. Robert Walker, Steve Brisbois, Peter Fern and Glen Hiss.

These four innovative, quality minded and compassionate physicians realized their practice would grow and include specialties within the OB-GYN field and selected the name, Northwest OB-GYN, in recognition of serving women throughout the greater northwest.

Dr. Linda Partoll, Dr. Jeffrey Hilton, Dr. Daniel Zwiesler, Dr. Kathryn Miles, Dr. Sarah Hammil, Dr. Stephen Pakkianathan, and Dr. Dawn Kopp continue to share the same values and vision of a patient-centered practice. These physicians ensure that the full range of comprehensive and integrated women’s health care is provided with expertise and compassion throughout Northwest OB-GYN.

We remain committed to offering comprehensive women’s healthcare services under a shared center of excellence, staying current in new technologies, medical advances and subspecialties, to provide the best integrated care for our patients. In addition to providing the full range of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Linda Partoll and Dr. Sarah Hammil are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Urogynecology. Our Urogynecology division comprises approximately one third of our practice – truly a commitment to this area of women’s health.

Since 1989 we have had midwives serving our community. We currently have three Certified Nurse Midwives, Lisa Larkin, Mahshid Aghesadeghi, and Charlie Ann Lynch. Our Certified Nurse Midwives deliver at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s Birthing Place. Northwest OB-GYN also has excellent ARNP and PA-C staff that are important and valued members of our health care team and whom our patients may see during various components of their care at our offices.

What our Patients say about us

“Dr. Fern has been absolutely amazing and we are forever grateful for him.”

“Sue McFadden, you are amazing. Thank you for always making me feel supported and genuinely cared for. I feel lucky to have a doctor I can trust and enjoy coming to. I always feel so comfortable here. Thank you for being so caring, supportive and helpful. You’re the best.”

“Dr. Fern has really helped see me through to become healthy! He’s been patient and trustworthy. Thank you.”

“I came in very worried and emotionally upset. Michelle’s (Ultrasound Sonographer) demeanor, care, and attention to me was beyond what I anticipated. She helped me so much. Her care makes we want to recommend this office to my friends and colleagues. Again – THANK YOU.”

“Thank you for the treatment with the new MonaLisaTouch laser. With the first treatment, I am already seeing an improvement in my issues with vaginal dryness and the related impacts on quality and activities of life.”

“I saw Dr. Hammil and her team for a recent visit. The gentleness and kindness made me feel very at ease and comfortable with my visit and treatment. Thank you!”

“This was an extremely difficult decision of whether or not to have this procedure done; contemplated for many years. After my consultation with Dr. Miles, all my fears were put to rest.”

“I have always received exceptional care at NW-OBGYN. Staff have always been helpful, diligent, and compassionate to my needs. Thank you for all you do for women’s health, Dr. Fern and Jodi!!”