Kerry graduated from the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical Schools Physician Assistant Program is Los Angeles before completing her residency in Emergency Medicine and the LAC/USC County Medical Center. She has worked with AIDS Project LA, Washington State Correctional Center for Women, Key Center Community Free Clinic and the Association of Flying Physicians attending rural clinics in Mexico. Kerry enjoys the performing arts and is on the board of directors for the Paradise Theater.
Dr. Smith began working at Peninsula Family Medical Center in 2001. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages. “I particularly enjoy the fact that here at Peninsula Family Medical Center, I am able to develop a relationship with my patients and get to know them as individuals. And that together we can work to keep them healthy, active and able to do the things that are important to them. “
She graduated from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1997. She completed her Family Practice residency training at the Tacoma Family Medicine in 2001. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington Academy of Family Physicians, Northwest Physicians Network and the Pierce County Medical Society. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, studying Spanish, and playing pickle ball.
Cindy has been a Medical Business Manager for over 20 years which have included specialty offices such as Urology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine and Family practice. Cindy enjoys reading, walking, playing golf and spending time with friends and family.
Suzette Iverson, PA-C
Taylor Martin, PA-C
Samuel M. Shirk, M.D.
Mark Craddock, M.D.
Mea graduated from the University of Washington with her Masters Degree in 2006. Her emphasis lies in Adult and Older Adult Health. She works to equip her patients with the most up to date information to help prevent disease and maintain healthy lifestyle habits throughout life. Mea enjoys outdoor activities, church activities, spending time with her family, and watching sporting events.
Mathea H. Scott, A.R.N.P.
Vincent graduated from University of North Dakota School of Medicine before completing his Family Practice Residency at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale, AZ. He is a member of the AMA and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Vincent has a special interest in sports medicine, as well as general family medicine. Vincent enjoys playing golf, fishing and skiing.
Christine L. Harris, A.R.N.P.
Joan started her education as an undergraduate at Pacific Lutheran University. She completed medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and her residency at Tacoma Family Medical Center. She is Board Certified through the American Board of Family Medicine. Joan has been in family practice since completing her residency in 1990. Since joining the practice, Peninsula Family Medical Center has been her home. She loves to care for your whole family – children, parents and grandparents. Family remains central in her life and Joan feels that Family Practice allows her to specialize in all aspects of family health care. Joan enjoys gardening, reading and travel. She also enjoys outreach in the community including the neighborhood clinic and her church.
Erin Dodge, M.D.
Christie Heany, PA-C
Retired as of 1/17/2022
Christine is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and has worked at PFMC since 1995. She has a special interest in pediatrics, adolescent and adult women’s health, including preventative, acute and chronic illness care, health promotion, illness/injury prevention, vaccination and patient education. Christine holds a Master of Nursing from University of Washington and is a certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse.
Samuel Shirk is native to Iowa, and graduated from University of Denver prior to medical school at St. George’s University. He was Chief Resident at Family Medicine at Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine Residency. He most recently worked in rural Alaska practicing full scope Family Medicine and as former Chief of staff at Providence Valdez Medical Center. Over the last few years, he is a clinical instructor at Dartmouth School of Medicine. Medical passions are sports medicine, medical education, obstetrics, geriatrics and wellness. Sam is an avid adventurer - exploring the backcountry in all seasons with multiple modalities.
Dianne Avey, A.R.N.P.
Erin started her education with a Bachelors of Science at Washington State University before completing medical school at University of Washington. She completed her residency at Tacoma Family Medicine and is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington State Academy of Family Physicians and Pierce County Medical Society. Erin is married with two daughters and enjoys boating and traveling. She is also an avid Sounders fan.
Catherine Shutty, A.R.N.P.
Christie completed her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ. She served in the National Health Service Corps as a PA-C at a local community health center before working for several years at Fircrest Family Medicine. Christie is married with two children. She enjoys gardening, playing sports, enjoying the outdoors and travel.
Taylor completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Montana (Go Griz!) before completing her master's at Misericordia University. She happily moved back to the West Coast and has been working in family medicine since 2017. Taylor has a passion for dermatology and aesthetics but also enjoys the challenge that lies within the many facets of primary care. Taylor is married, has one son, and a golden retriever. She loves spending time with family + friends, organizing, traveling, and exercising.
Vincent M. Leverett, M.D.
Cindy Hart, Business Manager
Catherine is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Washington State University with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and is passionate about improving health within communities. Catherine is married, loves to garden, and enjoy the outdoors with her dogs.
Dianne has over 25 years of experience as a board certified family Practice Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate and graduate education from the University of Washington. Dianne believes in treating the “whole patient" and is particularly interested in prevention and early intervention of diseases. She has additional training in functional medicine and where appropriate, she incorporates holistic approaches along with traditional treatment recommendations. Dianne strongly believes in nutrition and lifestyle modification first and prescriptions second. She is a Northwest native and lives on Anderson Island with her husband, son and one very lazy dog. She enjoys hiking, kayaking and has a passion for writing poetry.
Jennifer E. Smith, M.D.
Kerry Scarvie, P.A
Mark graduated from University of Washington Medical School and completed his residency at Middlesex Memorial Hospital (University of Connecticut). He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. From 1990 to 2010, Mark was the Medical Director of Pierce County College of Medical Education Primary Care update courses. Mark enjoys providing patients with preventative health, comprehensive care and sports medicine. Since 1993 he has been a volunteer physician at Saint Leo’s free clinic in Tacoma. Mark has a wife and two daughters. He loves his family, skiing, sailing, swimming, running and road biking
Joan Halley, D.O.
Suzette graduated from The George Washington University's Physician Assistant program in 2005 and worked in both community health and hospital settings before joining Peninsula Family Medical Center in 2016. She is happy to be part of a team at PFMC that provides excellent care to all members of the family. She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and sunshine. She lives in Gig Harbor with her husband and three young sons, who constantly try to engage her in lightsaber battles.
Suzette Iverson PA-C believes that the health complications of being overweight can be severe enough that it is critical that we are willing and able to address weight management in our primary care setting. She offers a weight management program that uses the four pillars of nutrition, physical activity, medication and behavioral counseling to address weight problems. This is available to current patients of Peninsula Family Medical Center. If you are interested in seeing her, ask your primary care provider about a referral for weight management.