Tacoma Area Mentor List

The following health care professionals have generously offered their time to Puget Sound students interested in learning about their profession. Feel free to contact them with questions and inquiries into shadowing opportunities. Please be respectful of their time, and of restrictions they may face due to recent changes in HIPPA legislation. These are wonderful opportunities and we would love to continue relationships with these health care providers.

Dentists

Larry Baer DDS MSD PS
1628 S. Mildred, #206
Tacoma, WA 98465
253.460.1800

Mike Gage DDS
2520 N. Alder
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.759.5414

Dave Hannula DDS
4146 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.759.5622
dhannula@juno.com

Brad McPhee DDS
7120 40th St W
University Place, WA 98466
dbpmcphee@qwest.net

MD Physicians

Keith Demirjian MD
1812 S J St, Suite 102
Tacoma, WA 98405
kdemirjian@comcast.net

Allison Odenthal MD
2420 S. Union, STE 240
Tacoma, WA 98405
253.459.6166
allison.odenthal@multicare.org

Terry Torgenrud MD FAA
1033 Regents Blvd., STE 102
Tacoma, WA 98466
253.564.1115
DRTORG@comcast.net

Physician Assistants

Marry Harris-Tucker PA-C
Purdy Medical Center
253.857.6166

Podiatrists

Stephen Fuson DPM PS
7800 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
sfuson@pacificpodiatrygroup.com

Optometrists

Nathan Gorham OD
2514 N Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98406
253.759.5679
www.familyvisionandcl.com

Alternative Medicine

Jeff Holt
holtnycc@yahoo.com
Dr. Holt is a recent graduate of NYCC.  Upon graduation, he opened his own office in Mill Creek, WA. On top of running his own practice, Dr. Holt represents NYCC on the West Coast. He speaks to students interested in working in the healthcare field, specifically in the fields of both chiropractic and acupuncture. He offers the following services to prospective students:

  1. job shadowing
  2. mentoring before, during, and after your chiropractic education
  3. help/assistance with starting your own practice