Our Team

Stephanie Bennett, ARNP, FNP

“The best part of family medicine,” says Stephanie Bennett, ARNP FNP, “is the families. With each visit, they share the stories of their lives and we get to know each other better and better.” Stephanie’s special expertise at Family Wellness Center is families and pediatrics. She is also helping the practice transition to a “Medical Home,” the patient-centered, team-based model that she sees as a natural extension of how the practice works now. Stephanie is married with three children, including a set of twins. She enjoys reading, staying fit, cooking and learning to speak Russian! Stephanie Bennett, ARNP FNP received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Walla Walla University and both her Masters in Nursing and her Family Nurse Practitioner education at Washington State University in Vancouver. She is Board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Tom Dyehouse M.D.

Dr. Tom Dyehouse sees all kinds of patients at Family Wellness Center, with a special interest in diabetes and cardiology care. He also performs some procedures that are not that common, such as circumcisions on babies, IUD insertions and colposcopies for women, and specialized cholesterol screening for high-risk patients. “There is never a dull moment in Family Practice,” Tom says. Tom has a busy family life with his wife and four sons, and together they enjoy scuba diving and skiing – not in the same vacation, however. Thomas Dyehouse, M.D. graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then completed the Columbia Family Practice Residency Program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Teresa Hildebrand M.D.

When Dr. Teresa Hildebrand was in medical school, if there had been a “deliver babies and then be their pediatrician” specialty, she would have chosen it. As a family practice physician, she did get her wish for ten years, with many obstetrics and pediatrics patients. When Teresa quit obstetrics in 2004, she found, to her surprise, that she likes having an broad practice just as much. “I enjoy the variety and I love the people I’ve now known for years. I treat them, their kids and their grandkids.” There have even been times when her patients were related and she didn’t discover it until later. “It’s fun to then look back and see how the puzzle pieces fit together.” Dr. Hildebrand loves sports, but having a family and a career has morphed her participation from competitive swimming and volleyball to watching soccer. Her daughter competes in tournaments and the family has both Portland Thorn women’s soccer and University of Portland soccer season tickets. Teresa Hildebrand, M.D. earned her medical degree at the University of Utah and completed her Family Practice residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She is Board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Karli Whittam M.D.

Dr. Karli Whittam is a transplant from Canada who came to the Family Wellness Center in 2005. She delivered babies for years before stopping her obstetric practice, but she continues to take pleasure in newborns and pediatric care as well as ongoing care for the new parents. “I love the families,” she says. “Everybody is different, everybody has something to offer. It’s always challenging and never boring.” “I like to see the whole family,” Dr. Whittam adds. “A person’s health can be affected by their environment, and as their family doctor, I can get the whole picture.” Karli’s whole family golfs together, and she often plays with her daughter. She and her son like to spend time on the mountain: she skis, he snowboards. Karli Whittam, M.D. finished both Medical School and her Family Practice residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She is Board-certified with the American Board of Family medicine and the College of Family Physicians in Canada.

Susan Oshiro-Zeier, ARNP, FNP
Susan “Sue” Oshiro-Zeier, ARNP FNP has over seventeen years of professional experience caring for patients. She started her career with an outreach team at the University of New Mexico serving families in shelters, and then at Coastal Health Practitioners and Lincoln Community Health Center in Oregon. In her last position, Sue provided primary care services, women’s health services, and travel physicals for college students at University of Portland Health Center. She really enjoys her rapport with adolescents and young adults, but also managing primary care for a variety of ages. She loves the challenge of providing treatment and educating patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, depression, anxiety, and asthma.”I enjoy helping people and working with families,” she says. “Healthy families keeps individuals and our communities healthier. Family members play an important role when they team up with health care professionals in supporting individuals to make healthier life choices especially when life is challenging.”Sue is married with two children. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, camping, and spending time outdoors. Susan Oshiro-Zeier, ARNP FNP graduated from Montana State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, then received her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from University of New Mexico. She is Board-certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner Certification.


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