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Our Providers

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

Lowell AllredEducation
University of Utah-School of Medicine, MD
Utah State University-Nutrition, MS
Brigham Young University-Zoology, BS

Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Memberships
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.

Alexander Brzezny, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Alexander BrzeznyEducation
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

Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine

Special Interests
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

Seth CaldwellEducation
University of Washington, MCHS Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program (2014)
University of Washington, BS Biochemistry (2004)

Board Certification
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Memberships
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 Snyder, ARNP

Deanna SturkeyEducation
University of South Florida, MS Nursing
St. Petersburg Junior College, AS Nursing
Manatee Vocational School, LPN

Professional Memberships
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.

"I can't wait to become more a part of your families' lives and have the honor and opportunity to serve them in their health needs."

In her spare time, she can be found singing at church or horseback riding.

Kathleen Holloway, PA-C

Kathleen HollowayEducation
Columbia Basin Community College-Nursing (1996)
University of North Dakota at Grand Forks-Med School, PA Program (2002)

Board Certification

Professional Memberships
Washington Academy of Physician Assistants 

We are excited to welcome Kathleen to our team! She has been in the Ephrata community for over 40 years; completing high school at EHS, then raised her own family here. She has a passion for people and this community! Kathleen and her husband, Ken, enjoy gardening, old cars, car clubs, and spending time with their children and grandchildren. She also enjoys beading and crafting in her spare time.

"I couldn't be more excited to be working in the community that has a very special place in my heart. I can't wait to meet you and be a part of your care!"

Ute Wilcox, MD

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Medical Degree
      University of Saskatchewan, Family Medicine Program

      Board Certification
      Family Medicine


Professional Memberships

Special Interests
Pediatrics, injuries, dermatology

Dr. Ute Wilcox brings over 20 years of medical experience to CBFM. Ute was born and raised in Germany, she completed her medical degree, then moved to Canada in 1991, eventually moving to the United States to practice Family Medicine in 1997. Ute is married and has two children, she enjoys swimming, fishing, canoeing, photography, and traveling. We are thrilled to have Dr. Wilcox join our team!