Read about the Direct Primary Care Providers in Spokane aiming to provide the highest quality of care at the most affordable price.

Maria Stohler, ARNP

“Direct Primary Care is an opportunity to get back to the holistic concept where individuals are given personalized medical care. It gives the ability to solidify the client-provider relationship in order to provide better continuity of care and the most optimal outcomes in a patient’s health.”


Maria Stohler, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, and at the age of 18 moved to Puyallup, WA. She was inspired by observing nurses in their field, decided this was her calling, and eventually graduated summa cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University with her Bachelor’s in Nursing. Though working as an oncology nurse at Tacoma General was fulfilling, her desire to connect with and care for patients in a meaningful way led her to join the United States Air Force which gave her career the breadth and depth she was looking for.

In 2009 she was awarded the Air Force Institute of Technology scholarship and was able to pursue her Master’s in Nursing at the University of South Alabama. She has been a family nurse practitioner for eight years and has loved every minute of it, but after 20 years in the Air Force, she decided it was time to transition back into the civilian world and move with her husband to Spokane where his family resides.

Maria’s broad experience includes patient-centered medical care in three family health clinics. Over the past eight years, her range of experience includes pediatrics, women’s health, and geriatric care. As a provider in the military, she also has experience in orthopedic injuries, population health, disease/diabetes management, and coordination of care.

Maria enjoys cooking, exercising, and outdoors – hence the move to Spokane and the Northwest. She is especially happy to be out in the country with lots of dogs, pygmy horses, and the ability to be closer to her family. Along with providing on-call coverage for Direct Primary Care, Maria is also the Medical Director.

Matt Dinsmore, ARNP

"I believe that Direct Primary Care restores the provider-to-patient relationship to what it should be - a relationship. It's through this model that we can provide healthcare, not health insurance, where the patient will always remain the center and purpose of our care."


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 three children), geocaching, 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.

Restoring the Patient to Provider Relationship

"A giant step toward restoring the sacred doctor patient relationship."
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212 E Central Avenue, Suite 360 Spokane, WA 99208

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