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Peter E Fern

MD FACOG

Gynecology

Dr. Fern, MD is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He graduated from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, Oregon in 1977 and completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Naval Regional Medical Center Oakland through the University of California San Francisco in 1981. He is a multiple year Spokane’s Best 100 Doctors recipient. Dr. Fern is serious about golf and devoted to his family. He is a clinical professor for the University of Washington’s Medical School.
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Jeffrey L Hilton

MD FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN), Dr. Hilton earned his medical doctorate from the University of Iowa in 2002 and completed his OB-GYN residency at Duke University in 2006. He is a skilled provider of obstetrics care, including both high- and low-risk pregnancies. He also offers comprehensive medical and surgical treatment of gynecologic problems as well as routine preventative gynecologic care, which includes well woman exams and contraception (both reversible, long-term, and permanent options).
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Stephen Pakkianathan​

MD FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Pakkianathan (Dr. Pakk) is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was born and raised in Maryland. He graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2007 and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in 2011. He provides a complete array of OB and GYN services for women of all ages and is current in women’s health care technologies including the DaVinci System and minimally invasive procedures. He is an active member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Pakk also enjoys playing ice hockey and spending time with family. He and his wife, a Spokane native, look forward to raising their children in Spokane.
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Daniel Zwiesler

MD FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Daniel Zwiesler, a native of Yakima, joined Northwest OB/GYN in 2008. He is a graduate of Washington State University and received his medical training at the University of Arkansas, with the subsequent completion of his residency at the University of Oklahoma. He provides full-spectrum obstetric and gynecological care, specializing in DaVinci robotic minimally invasive surgery. Since moving to Spokane, he and his wife have become avid runners. He competes in multiple races every year and as of 2016, has finished 14 marathons and numerous other races. When he is not running, he enjoys spending time with his family and working on his farm.
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Dawn Kopp

MD MPH FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Dawn Kopp joined Northwest OB/GYN in August 2016. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her MD at George Washington University in Washington, DC and her MPH at Johns Hopkins University. She completed her residency at University of Washington in 2014. Dr. Kopp spent two years in Malawi (sub-Saharan Africa) completing a fellowship in global women’s health with the University of North Carolina. Dr. Kopp has a special interest in caring for Pediatric and adolescents with Gynecologic concerns. She believes in partnering with patients to help them make informed decisions about their health that takes into account their beliefs and value systems. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and reading a good book.
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Elizabeth Newell

MD FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Elizabeth Newell joined Northwest OB/GYN in September 2019. Dr. Newell is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her passion is to be an advocate for women in the community, and providing comprehensive care to woman through all stages of life. She enjoys empowering women to make informed decisions about their healthcare and likes being an advocate for them. Dr. Newell is skilled in performing required surgical procedures, minimally invasive surgery, contraception, and medical management of gynecological issues such as abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, and pelvic pain.

Dr. Newell graduated from Rush medical College in 2012 in Chicago, IL and graduated from residency at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2016 in Dayton, OH. After residency Dr. Newell went onto hospital-employed practice previously as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Colorado before relocating to Spokane.

Dr. Newell is originally a true Midwestern at heart hailing from Illinois as is her husband. Together they have two young children and two dogs - Leila and Boba Fetch. She enjoys exploring the city, being outdoors with her family and gardening in her free time.
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Mahshid Aghasadeghi

CNM ARNP

Certified Nurse Midwife

Mahshid earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of Washington and her Master of Science in Nursing from Seattle University, Nurse Midwifery program in 2016. Mahshid believes that pregnancy and birth are transformational experiences in a woman’s life and she strives to educate and empower them to make healthy and informed decisions. Mahshid enjoys developing ongoing and supportive relationships with women and feels honored to care for and celebrate the milestones throughout their lifespan. In her free time, she loves to explore the outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.
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Lisa Larkin

DNP CNM ARNP

Certified Nurse Midwife​

Lisa earned her undergraduate nursing degree from Washington State University's College of Nursing and her doctorate in nursing practice in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Washington. Lisa is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She enjoys incorporating her experience with complementary and alternative modalities with woman-centered Midwifery care. Lisa has been a Licensed Massage Therapist, birth and postpartum Doula, and a Yoga Instructor. In her free time she loves to spend time outdoors adventuring with her family.
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Charlotte Lynch

CNM ARNP​

Certified Nurse Midwife​​

Charlie was born and raised in Yakima, WA. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Washington State University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Washington. She is passionate about providing woman-centered care and is inspired every day by the strength and grace displayed by her patients. Charlie enjoys partnering with patients to support their health goals before, during, and after the childbearing years. In her spare time, Charlie loves to spend time outdoors trail running, skiing, and backpacking.
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Jessica Mattson

CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Jessica is a native of Spokane and just returned after 13 years in Oregon. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Occupational Therapy and worked with the older adult population for nine years before finding my passion in women's health. Jessica earned a Nurse-Midwifery degree from Oregon Health & Science University and practiced for one year in Eugene, OR before coming back home.

When not at work, she enjoys all the outdoor activities, especially if my Golden Retriever, Rufus, can come along, going to concerts, and cooking for friends. She is thrilled to be joining the Northwest team, and looks forward to working with the women of our community along their life's journey whether it be pregnancy or improving one's health.
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Jennifer Julian

ARNP

Advanced Nurse Practicioner

Jen Julian earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washington State University. She worked as an RN while completing her Master’s of Science in Nursing with Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from University of Cincinnati. She finds it a privilege supporting, educating and caring for women through all stages of life. She is a Spokane native and in her time away from work she enjoys a busy life with her husband and two kids. They love spending time with family and friends, being at the lake in the summer and Cougar Football in the fall.
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Lindsey Laskowski