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Who We Are

Who We Are

Kenneth L. Bakken, D.O., Dr.P.H

Dr. Kenneth Bakken is a dynamic and transformational physician, priest, and public health scientist who has practiced in Tacoma treating patients with fibromyalgia for over 20 years. Dr. Bakken graduated from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1976. He completed his residency and doctorate at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where he also taught international health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Bakken is the author of two critically acclaimed books, The Call to Wholeness: Health as a Spiritual Journey and The Journey into God: Healing and Christian Faith. He is an internationally known teacher, author, and health care consultant, who has devoted his life to his patients. In 2004, Dr. Bakken was voted by over 5,000 of his medical peers as one of Seattle’s Best Physicians.

Ashley C. Keays, D.O., MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Ashley Keays is a patient focused physician that understands how vital the physician – patient relationship is to an individual’s care. She is a board certified family practice physician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Keays graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2004 with a dual degree as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and with a Masters in Public Health. Through her years in family medicine, she found a passion for treating patients with fibromyalgia and chose to dedicate her practice to providing multidisciplinary, comprehensive fibromyalgia care.

Raela, Practice Administrator

Raela joined our practice in the spring of 2016. She has twelve years of healthcare experience, working in both family practice, and women and children’s specialty care. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Services Administration and a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership. Her passion is with leading teams to achieve high quality clinical outcomes and to deliver outstanding customer service to patients. In her spare time, Raela loves to spend time with her family, and enjoys activities such as hiking, biking, and traveling.

Valerie, Medical Receptionist

Valerie has been with Bayview Medical Clinic since June 2015. She joined our team with ten years of healthcare experience. The clinic has a little Pomeranian therapy dog named Maximus, and Val is SO proud to be his work momma. Everyone calls her “Momma Val” and Maxi loves her! She is married to her favorite fishing buddy, Troy, and has a son, Drew. Her passion is fishing and she loves spending time with her family. She wears her heart on her sleeve and always wants to make people smile.

Leslye, Office Assistant

Leslye joined the Bayview team in the summer of 2017. She is fluent in Spanish, English, and has basic knowledge in ASL (American Sign Language). Leslye loves life and people! She has a passion for the medical field, and is currently enrolled in school to become a physical therapist. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Paula, Clinic Lead, MA-C

Paula joined our practice in the fall of 2017. Prior to becoming a certified medical assistant, Paula spent six years as a personal fitness trainer at a local gym. Originally from the Philippines, Paula earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from a private school in Manila. She is bilingual, speaking both a Philippine dialect and English. Paula’s passion for the medical field and her love of people is what drove her to become a medical assistant. In her spare time, Paula loves to spend time with her children. They keep busy with traveling, camping, playing baseball and soccer, and attending church service on Sundays.

Elizabeth, Office assistant

Elizabeth (Liz) joined Bayview Medical in September 2017. She became a licensed massage therapist in 2010 and is a compassionate caregiver. Liz ran her own massage business and strives to deliver outstanding customer service and quality care. She was born and raised in Washington and enjoys spending time with her dogs and family. Rain or shine, Liz spends her spare time hiking, camping or searching for the next hot spring to visit.

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Bayview Medical Clinic

2200 North 30th Street, Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98403

Phone:
253-779-5858

Our Office Serves:

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