About Us

Why Choose Columbia Basin Medical Center?

Each person is an individual with unique needs. To a skilled doctor, your body is a visual and kinesthetic scrapbook offering a roadmap to the trained eye. Our individual care lets us plan the most effective treatment to relieve discomfort and let you walk away feeling stronger and more relaxed. We do this by a comprehensive consultation and examination. At Columbia Basin Medical Center we value your health as much as you do! Our patient testimonials give you the confidence to let us treat you and give you the results, thousands of other patients have received. We are here to serve your needs.

Columbia Basin Medical Center, was founded on the principle service. We pride ourselves by helping people overcome horrific medical conditions by using new, innovative and amazing treatments and procedures – and not solely relying on narcotics or other extremely addictive and harmful chemicals.

We go out of our way to learn new and innovative ways to treat the most devastating conditions, such as migraine headaches, severe low back pain, osteoarthritic knee pain, peripheral neuropathy and more. Our staff is highly trained in administering the procedures to treat these conditions, safely and in the most effective way. Our priorities are to first treat the patient and not the disease – as we do our best to love, give and serve the people of Tri-Cities, WA – including Kennewick, Richland and Pasco and the surrounding areas.

Sarena Sloot ARNP

Sarena Sloot

ARNP

Sarena Sloot has been caring for patients in the Tri Cities since 2003. During several years as an RN and hospital nursing supervisor, Sarena was inspired to obtain a graduate degree and advanced registered nurse practitioner designation to continue to improve and expand her ability to care for her patients. Sarena has an affinity for complex procedures which led to her joining vascular surgery at Kadlec as an ARNP as well as a surgical first assist for the past 5 years. She also works for Total Care Clinics in Kennewick.

​She describes her healthcare philosophy as “genuine, compassionate, realistic care.” She enjoys relating to her healthcare population by appreciating them as both an individual person, as well as a patient. Sarena is designated for both adult and family care, certified across the lifespan. When she is not caring for patients, Sarena enjoys an active lifestyle with her family and friends with an emphasis on physical fitness, competitive sports, and health, diet, and lifestyle study to promote overall wellbeing.

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John Fontana

CRNA, NSPMC

Columbia Basin Medical Center is pleased to welcome new advanced practice provider John Fontana, CRNA, NSPMC as our interventional pain specialist. John graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University’s nurse anesthesia program. After practicing anesthesia in a variety of clinical settings, he then completed a pain management fellowship with the University of South Florida. He is double board certified in anesthesia and pain management. John brings a wealth of experience and compassion for patients experiencing acute and chronic pain. His practice will primarily focus on interventional techniques to alleviate pain in the low back, neck, hip, knees, shoulders, headaches, and middle spine.

Aaron Johnson ARNP

Aaron Johnson

ARNP

Aaron Johnson ARNP-FNP is the Medical Director for Columbia Basin Medical Center he is also the owner of Total Care Clinics. He completed his BSN through the Spokane campus of WSU and practiced as a nurse in the Emergency Department in Spokane and in Portland while he finished his Master’s degree. He received his MSN degree through Oregon Health and Science University on Portland and graduated with his ARNP license in Family medicine.

​Aaron grew up in the Columbia Basin in Moses Lake Washington and returned to the area to practice as an ARNP at the Kadlec Emergency Department for 10 years. He began working part time in Family Practice through the Prosser Memorial Health System in 2009 while also working with a Cosmetic specialty practice perfecting his skills of performing Botox injections, Dermal Filler injections, and facial rejuvenation techniques.

​Aaron and his wife Amber have 5 children. They spend many of their weekends attending multiple sporting events in support of their kids. Aaron enjoys learning archery with his oldest son, hunting and camping in the great Northwest, and golfing.

Aaron’s philosophy in medicine is that you are a partner in your health. Through attentive listening and teamwork with the patient, together we can achieve your optimal health.

Gabriel Sims ARNP FNP

Gabriel Sims

ARNP-FN

Gabe is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Primary and Urgent Care. He earned his Associates Degree in Nursing at Columbia Basin College in 2001 and has previously worked as an RN in the Emergency Department for 13 years. Working closely with Physicians and Nurse Practitioners encouraged him to continue his education. He went on to earn his Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing and graduated with his Masters in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Washington State University. He has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care. He also currently works at Total Care Clinics in Kennewick.

​Gabe was interested in medicine from a young age.  He chose nursing as profession for the opportunity of more direct patient interaction. He found patient care very satisfying and has enjoyed helping people understand how to improve their health.

 Gabe became interested in Primary Care while working in the Emergency Department where he encountered many patients without good access to a Primary Care Provider. His goal is to care directly for his patients and help them avoid unnecessary visits to the Emergency Department. 

Gabe served in the Washington Army National Guard for 11 years as a Cavalry Scout. He served one tour in Iraq. Serving in the military has further instilled a deep respect for this country and those that serve.

​Gabe and his wife Annette have been married for 19 years and have two wonderful children.  They enjoy camping, dirt bike riding, fishing and hunting.  Gabe also loves kiteboarding when he finds the time. They spend most of their free time keeping up with family and friends.

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Eric Kurtz, DC

Physical Medicine Director

Dr. Kurtz works closely with CBPMI as a consultant for conditions which require a physical medicine component. Dr. Kurtz graduated from Life Chiropractic College West California in 1990. He has been practicing chiropractic in Kennewick, Washington since 1993. He also has an advanced degree in Sports Medicine, and is recognized as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (CCSP), accredited by the American Chiropractic Association for sports injuries and physical fitness.  He also has advanced training in Spinal Rehabilitation and utilizes some of the most innovative and unique therapy equipment in the Kennewick area.

Dr. Kurtz’s free time revolves around his family and wife. He has 5 children and loves to spend time with them and their families.

Call Columbia Basin Medical Center Today

Columbia Basin Medical Center offers medical care such as medical weight loss, personal injury treatment and migraine treatment in Kennewick, Washington. For your FREE consultation, call us today at 509-585-6318

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