Our talented team of family medicine physicians and practitioners works continuously to offer a high level of care to patients across the Columbia Basin.
Lowell Allred, MD
University of Utah-School of Medicine, MD
Utah State University-Nutrition, MS
Brigham Young University-Zoology, BS
American Board of Family Medicine
Washington Rural Health Association
Washington State Medical Association
Washington Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Lowell Allred joined the Columbia Basin Family Medicine team in March of 2014 after closing his private practice of 30 years. Aside from his many years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Allred especially enjoys teaching his patients about proper nutrition and living a healthy and active lifestyle. He serves as a preceptor physician for 1st-year medical students and PA-C's. Dr. Allred maintains his community presence though seeing patients at the Grant County Jail, Juvenile Detention Center and McKay Healthcare, along with participating in a handful of community clubs.
Lowell and his wife of 40 years, Colleen, have 6 children and 10 grandchildren; they both enjoy the many outdoor activities the Columbia Basin has to offer, service to others and gardening.
We are very fortunate to have Dr. Allred join our team and look forward to watching his practice continue to grow.
Alexander Brzezny, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Masaryk University School of Medicine in Brno, Czech Republic (MD) University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS (MPH)
Internship and Residency
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
American Board of Family Medicine
Holistic approach to medical care (children to elderly), diagnostic medicine, office procedures (skin and joints), care of medically complex patients, infection control, preventive medicine and public health.
Dr. Brzezny joined the public hospital district in 2001. He brings a wealth of international experience to the Columbia Basin area, including a visiting study at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
"I like to think we specialize in people," says Dr. Brzezny. "The most rewarding and important aspect of my medical work is partnering with my patients in the healing process. Ultimately, we are all humans. Working together with my patients is essential to my practice, leads to improvement in treatment outcomes, and makes me a better person and a more accurate diagnostician." Since joining the team at the hospital district, Dr. Brzezny has described his experience as challenging at times, but he feels the people working here genuinely strive to provide our community with the best care possible.
In his free time, Dr. Brzezny enjoys hiking, traveling and sightseeing with his family. He is also an avid ice hockey fan.
Seth Caldwell, PA-C
University of Washington, MCHS Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program (2014)
University of Washington, BS Biochemistry (2004)
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Washington Academy of Physician Assistants
Seth joined the Columbia Basin Family Medicine team in early December 2014 to provide a wide scope of care to families across the life span. He began his healthcare journey in medical research, then became an EMT, which led him to his interest in becoming a physician assistant. His personal medical interests include family and rural medicine, pediatrics, infectious diseases, diabetes, nephrology (kidneys) and travel medicine.
"I am excited to start my career here at CBFM and serve the health needs of the Columbia Basin with excellent care and compassion," says Seth.
Outside of seeing patients, you can find Seth spending time with his wife and 3 children, playing soccer or football, and enjoying the outdoors—running, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.
Deanna Sturkey, ARNP
University of South Florida, MS Nursing
St. Petersburg Junior College, AS Nursing
Manatee Vocational School, LPN
American Nurses Association
Oncology Nursing Society
Deanna came to us with over 20 years of nursing experience and 9 years as a nurse practitioner. Deanna's experience and personal interest lies within internal medicine and oncology, and she has a passion for geriatric health.
She is very excited to join the Columbia Basin Family Medicine team (we are too!). "I can't wait to meet new patients and become more a part of families' lives and have the honor and opportunity to serve them in their health needs."
In her spare time, she can be found spending time at her church, singing, and playing piano. She also enjoys horseback riding, hunting and fishing, and being outdoors. "I love the small town of Ephrata; the weather, the people...everything!"