Read about the Direct Primary Care Staff in Spokane aiming to provide the highest quality of care at the most affordable price.
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Matt Dinsmore, ARNP is a local native of the Spokane area who has grown up in Nine Mile Falls, Washington and graduated from Lakeside High School in 2005. His interest in sciences began as early as kindergarten as he desired to “be a scientist when I grow up” and received a microscope for his 6th birthday. His interests eventually developed into human sciences and he received his Bachelors in Nursing Science through Washington State University (WSU) in 2009. After spending six years in the Emergency Room at Providence Holy Family (as an ER Tech and ER Nurse) he returned to WSU to get his advanced degree in nursing and graduated in 2012 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. It’s from his nursing background that he derives his ideology of care to be patient advocacy.
Matt’s broad experience includes evaluating injured veterans through the Compensation and Pension Department at the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Administration, treating peripheral neuropathy with a venture capitalist group in Spokane Valley, and most recently spent 4 1/2 years providing rural primary care services to his home town of Nine Mile Falls through a local Federally Qualified Community Health Center.
Matt enjoys being involved at his local church, spending time with his family (wife and four children), geocaching, beekeeping, and occasionally brewing a cider that is always too dry. Along with providing on call coverage for Direct Primary Care, Matt is also the CEO and Owner.
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Erika LaDue is our Patient Care Coordinator/Office Manager/Nutrition Coach. She advocates for patients as well as performs a lot of the “behind the scenes” administrative duties. She believes there is a great need for patient advocacy within the healthcare system, and is passionate about helping patients get the absolute most out of their healthcare experience.
Erika has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and was a substitute teacher at the time when COVID-19 hit. She took a job at Direct Primary Care on a somewhat temporary basis, as she planned to begin teaching full time in the ’20/’21 school year, but after just a few months of working at DPC, she knew that this is what she was meant to do and felt SO much satisfaction helping people navigate a very confusing healthcare system.
Erika’s bend toward education and healthcare advocacy has led her personal interest in nutrition into a vocational desire to help people along their health journey through nutritional coaching. She became certified in 2022 and has enjoyed tailoring her education to meet each client’s needs.
In her spare time, Erika enjoys being involved in her church, spending time with her husband and two Golden Retrievers (Suzy and Rosy), reading, writing, and listening to podcasts.
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Jamie Wendling, ARNP is a recent transplant to Spokane from the New Orleans, Louisiana area. She grew up in Laplace, Louisiana before relocating to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where she developed her skill at making gumbo. She obtained her Bacherlors in Science of Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and worked for 6 years as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registered Nurse (RN) before focusing on preventative medical management and going back to school to be a Nurse Practitioner. Jamie graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Masters of Science in Nursing and a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
Jamie has 6 years of experience as a FNP with experience in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine. She worked for 3 1/2 years as a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner, providing both inpatient and outpatient care, and still holds a passion for cardiology. While she loved being a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner, she felt a calling to return back to Family/Internal Medicine to provide the preventative care that first inspired her to go back to school. She worked with an Internal Medicine/Family Medicine group in Gulfport, Mississippi for a few years before being hired as Direct Primary Care’s Family Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director.
When she is not at work, Jamie enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, dancing, candle making and kiteboarding.