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Gail was born in Hawaii, raised in California and moved to Grants Pass in 1998 after graduating from California State University-Fresno with her Bachelor's in Nursing to help care for her grandfather. She first went to work for Rogue Valley Medical Center before transferring to Josephine County Memorial Hospital in 1999.
In 2003, she decided to further her career so she joined the US Naval Reserve Nurse Corps and served until 2012. She was also part of a Medical Mission that went to El Salvador and Nicaragua.
She attended Indiana State University from 2006-2008 where she obtained her Master's in Nursing. Her first job as a Nurse Practitioner was with Southern Oregon Health Center (2009-2010) and then worked with Wellspring Family Practice (2011-2019).
Debbie Rossel, FNP-BC, was raised in the Colorado Rockies, and moved to Grants Pass in high school.
After graduating from Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU, 1988), Debbie worked as a traveling nurse (RN) for six years. Through her travels, she gained unique skills working in newborn intensive care units (NICU) across the country.
In 1996, Debbie obtained her women’s health care, and family nurse practitioner degrees from OHSU. She worked in Barrow, Alaska, then returned to southern Oregon to raise her family.
Debbie is proud to call Grants Pass home, and enjoys the rural lifestyle of scenic southern Oregon. She looks forward to continuing to provide primary health care to families at NorthWest Family Practice.
Rudy grew up in Southern California, where he went to school to become a Medical Assistant. In the winter of 1994, he moved to the Rogue Valley to work as a Medical Assistant.
After moving to the Rogue Valley, he completed his X-Ray license and worked as a Lab Tech. Rudy also became CAOHC trained in hearing conservation and Full PFT Tech.
He has used his skills working family practices, Asante Health System, imaging centers, urgent cares, and with pediatrics.
Rudy loves being able to help people with their medical care and has been very blessed in his career to be able to help all ages.
My name is Candace, I have been in the medical field for 23 years. I started as a CNA and then went to college in beautiful Linn County and where I obtained my Medical Office Specialist certificate. I worked for Samaritan Health for 10 years before moving back to Grants Pass in 2018. I began working as a Medical Assistant for Northwest Family Practice two years ago. I enjoy hiking in the woods, days on the river and hanging out with my three beautiful children and my amazing granddaughter. I would eventually like to continue schooling and become an RN, but until then I am enjoying working beside our wonderful team and our amazing patients at Northwest Family Practice.
Southern Oregon has been my home since 1974 when I moved to Grants Pass after leaving Southern California and traveling thru the Midwest and Canada. I met my husband of 47yrs in Wonder Oregon. I am a Mother of 4 boys and 2 Stepsons. I have been part of the Medical Profession since 1986 .. when I worked at the old Southern Oregon Medical Center ER for 13yrs. I took a 2 year break and then went to work for Michael Petersen DO until his passing. From there I was hired for Hematology Oncology Associates for 16yrs, however I was not able to move forward with the Change to Asante due to not being vaccinated. I have joined a Great Team with NorthWest Family Practice doing their Medical Records, Referrals. And look forward to being here until I retire!
Kay Coleman McGraw, Patient Services Coordinator, is a 4th generation Grants Pass native. Her family settled in 1901 in Cave Junction, Holland, Kirby, Murphy and then moving out to Grants Pass. She has 40 years experience working in the medical field. Hobbies: hiking, running, fishing and taking care of her big kittens.