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New family medicine and pediatric providers join PeaceHealth in Bellingham

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. – PeaceHealth Medical Group recently welcomed several new providers to its primary care and pediatric clinics in Bellingham.

Family Practice: These new providers see patients at PeaceHealth Family Medicine clinic at 4545 Cordata Parkway. Make an appointment by calling 360-218-0714.

Rajbir Dhaliwal, MD, practiced as a hospitalist at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Kentucky for six years before joining PeaceHealth.  His practice interests include nutrition, behavioral health issues and management of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

Dr. Dhaliwal received his medical training at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, and completed his residency at the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Edgewood, Kentucky, where he was chief resident.

Diego Aviles, MD, practices family medicine and includes prenatal and pediatric care in his scope. Dr. Aviles received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados and completed his three-year residency in Family Medicine at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. He also holds a degree in microbiology.

Emily Webb, DO, a Lynden native, enjoys taking care of patients of all ages, as well as whole families, from grandchildren to great-grandparents. Her interests include procedures, acute issues, chronic conditions and working with patients on healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. She is a graduate of Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Wash., and completed her family practice residency at Central Washington Family Medicine in Ellensburg, where she was chief resident.

David Abraham, DO, specializes in adult internal medicine. He is a graduate of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in biomedicine from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Pediatrics: These new providers see patients at PeaceHealth Pediatrics clinic at 4545 Cordata Parkway. Make an appointment by calling 360-752-5246.

Kriti Narwal, MD, has special interests in autism, asthma and gastrointestinal disorders. She completed her medical training at Aureus University School of Medicine in Oranjestad, Aruba, in the top 10 percent of her class. Her pediatrics residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, gave her further experience caring for premature babies and children with genetic disorders like William’s Syndrome, Crouzon Syndrome and Edwards Syndrome.

Anna Snyder, MD, MA, completed her medical degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also earned a master’s degree in bioethics. Her pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital included a focus on adolescent medicine and her medical interests include sports medicine, reproductive health, gender care and care for children with medical complexity.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

portrait of Rajbir S. Dhaliwal MD

Rajbir S. Dhaliwal MD

Family Medicine

Rajbir Dhaliwal, MD, joined PeaceHealth’s Family Medicine clinic in Bellingham in July 2023. His practice interests include nutrition, mental illness and management of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

Raj practiced as a hospitalist at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Kentucky for six years before joining PeaceHealth. He received his medical training at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, and completed his residency at the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Edgewood, Kentucky, where he was chief resident.

“I deliver up-to-date, evidence-based care,” he said of his practice philosophy, with a focus on providing quality care to improve his patient’s overall physical and mental health.

Away from the clinic, Raj enjoys time with his wife and four kids, including playing golf or video games or watching a good movie together. He also speaks Punjabi and Hindi fluently.

portrait of Diego A. Aviles MD

Diego A. Aviles MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Diego Aviles joined the PeaceHealth Family Medicine team in Bellingham in August 2023. He will see patients at the PeaceHealth Cordata Main clinic. He practices a full spectrum of family medicine including prenatal and pediatric care and performing procedures.

Dr. Aviles received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados and completed his three-year residency in Family Medicine at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. He also holds a degree in microbiology.

Dr. Aviles speaks Spanish fluently.

portrait of David P. Abraham DO

David P. Abraham DO

Internal Medicine

David Abraham, DO, specializes in adult internal medicine and joined PeaceHealth in 2023. His medical interests include primary care and advance care planning.

Dr. Abraham is a graduate of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in biomedicine from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

On practicing medicine, David says, “Health is a direct result of our beliefs and past experiences which means that everyone’s health and healthcare experience is vastly unique. I feel my role as a physician is to educate and provide options that help patients meet their specific health goals by addressing both their physical and mental well-being.”

He worked as an emergency medical technician and tutored medical students before becoming a doctor. David also volunteers with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and with animal rescue organizations. He has a passion for teaching and received the Outstanding Teaching Award while in residency.

To recharge away from the clinic, Dr. Abraham enjoys running, hiking, camping and kayaking. He also likes playing with his dogs and learning about different cultures through food.

portrait of Emily N. Webb DO

Emily N. Webb DO

Family Medicine

Emily Webb, DO, joined the PeaceHealth Family Medicine team in 2023. She specializes in family medicine because she enjoys taking care of patients of all ages, as well as whole families, from grandchildren to great-grandparents. Her interests include procedures, acute issues, chronic conditions and working with patients on healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.

Emily is a graduate of Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, Wash., and completed her family practice residency at Central Washington Family Medicine in Ellensburg, where she was chief resident. She is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Family Medicine. She has also traveled on medical missions to Honduras.

Emily chose a career in medicine because she loves helping other people and wanted to give back to the community she was raised in–she grew up in Lynden—providing compassionate, top-level care to all her patients in Whatcom County. “I love getting to know my patients and their families, building trust and providing affordable, sensible care,” she said. “I believe everyone deserves a well-trained, personal physician who treats their patients like family.”

When not in clinic, you can find Emily hiking, fishing, hunting and camping. She enjoys spending time with her family.

portrait of Kriti Narwal MD

Kriti Narwal MD

Pediatrics

PeaceHealth Pediatrics added Kriti Narwal, MD to the team in 2023. Dr. Narwal has special interest in autism, asthma and gastrointestinal disorders.

Dr. Narwal completed her medical training at Aureus University School of Medicine in Oranjestad, Aruba in the top ten percent of her class. Her pediatrics residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, gave her further experience caring for premature babies and children with genetic disorders like William’s Syndrome, Crouzon Syndrome and Edwards Syndrome.

Kriti knew from a young age that she wanted to be a pediatrician, “Seeing my father who was a pediatric gastroenterologist, and watching him make an impact on children and their families was inspiring and my driving force to become a doctor.”

In her free time, Dr. Narwal loves cooking, traveling, knitting newborn hats and being outdoors with her daughter. She is also fluent in Punjabi and Hindi languages.

portrait of Anna L. Snyder MD

Anna L. Snyder MD

Pediatrics

Anna Snyder, MD, MA, practices at PeaceHealth Pediatrics in Bellingham. Her medical interests include adolescent medicine, gender care, sports medicine, reproductive health, well-child care and care for children with medical complexity.

“I love partnering with families and youth closely, to develop strategies and skills for long-term health,” says Dr. Snyder about her approach to practice. “I have an amazing job—I am constantly both learning and teaching. My role is to share my knowledge and work with children, teens and families to find the best path to health for them,” she said.

Anna completed her medical degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also earned a master’s degree in bioethics. She trained at Seattle Children’s Hospital and her pediatric residency included a focus on adolescent medicine care. Before joining PeaceHealth, she practiced in rural and underserved clinics in Yakima and Seattle. Anna also served on the board of trustees for the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, performing advocacy work for that organization and continues her research in the field of bioethics.

When she’s not working, Dr. Snyder spends as much time as possible outdoors, either hiking, running or backpacking. Her other favorite past times include reading, playing board games, snuggling her dog and spending time with family.

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