Ridgefield Family Medicine
Board Certified Family Physicians
Tired of getting lost in the shuffle of a large medical group? Our goal is to provide personalized, professional health care with that “small-town feel” in our modern 2000 square foot clinic with an on-site lab and x-ray.
We offer full scope family practice including preventative care, chronic disease management, same-day appointments for urgent care, health maintenance exams for men and women, well child checks and minor surgeries.
Serving the Ridgefield and Southwest Washington Community since 2005 with over 45 years of combined experience.
Josephine E. Drew MD
Dr. Josephine Drew received her Medical Degree from the University of Hawaii-John A. Burns School of Medicine. Born in Ilwaco, Washington she moved to Hawaii at age 4 and considers herself an “island girl” at heart. She completed her residency and internship at University of Washington-Family Medicine of Southwest Washington in 1998. She continued to practice in Clark County as part of the residency faculty till 2001. Dr. Drew holds Board Certification with the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Drew began her career in healthcare as a registered nurse in pediatric oncology working at Kapiolani Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii and additionally completed undergraduate studies in psychology.
Her special interests include women’s healthcare, integrative medicine, and acupuncture. She has been part of the Providence Family Medicine Milwaukie faculty since 2001 where she was actively involved in teaching family practice residents. She has held faculty appointments with the University of Washington and currently is Affiliate Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Medicine Oregon Health Science University.
When not in the office she enjoys organic gardening, yoga, surfing and visiting the ocean with her family. “Being a physician is such a privilege”, she says. “I really enjoy assisting people towards their optimum state of wellness.”
Kay Fleskes, RN, MN, FNP-C
Kay joined Ridgefield Family Medicine in 2009. She began her career in nursing after obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1989 from Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. After working as a supervisor and charge nurse overseeing the ICU and Emergency rooms at Gritman Memorial Hospital in Moscow, ID she moved to the Portland area and continued in nursing leadership working in the Emergency department, ICU and PACU at Providence Milwaukie Hospital.
In 1996 she obtained her Master’s in Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University graduating Suma cum Laude. She has spent the last 13 years delivering exceptional family focused care to diverse populations of patients at Providence Family Medicine Southeast, Corporate Health Northwest and Wexford Health Sources. Kay’s experience is extensive with special skills in electronic medical record utilization and development, patient education, medical student and nurse practitioner teaching. Her clinical areas of interest include asthma, allergies and chronic kidney disease. We feel very lucky to have her join our practice.
In her spare time Kay enjoys biking, reading and flower gardening. Family time is spent with her “wonderful” husband Tim and her two grown daughters. White water rafting is one of her passions and embodies her favorite motto “make like a rubber ducky and go with the flow.”
Karen joined Ridgefield Family Medicine in 2013. She earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University in 2001. Since then, she has taught cooking and nutrition classes and consulted with individuals and their families to help them improve their health through nutrition. Her interest in health in healing began as a research scientist in the field of oncology and immunotherapeutics. Over the years, she gradually became more interested in self-healing modalities. Her interest in natural healing and a life-long interest in cooking propelled her to study nutrition in order to learn how to help people heal themselves.
Karen developed her natural foods culinary skills by working with various chefs and running a processing kitchen on an organic farm in the U.K. She is on the team of the England’s Nutritional Healing Foundation and wrote the textbook for their chemistry and nutrition curriculum. Locally, she has worked for Washington State University as a diabetes educator and instructor for child and family nutrition programs. She has also conducted workshops at Cotton Babies and local schools on childhood nutrition. Karen has been a meditation and yoga practitioner for many years and has a deep appreciation for the benefits that mindfulness and relaxation can bring to ones health.
Karen spends much of her time practicing and deepening her knowledge of health and healing while raising her family on their small farm, and growing much of their own food. She enjoys yoga, meditation, hiking and spending time with her family. “There is a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there. It can be overwhelming. I try to help people distill all that information down to what works for them and their family and how to get it from real food. I really enjoy being part of a health care team who assist patients in taking control of their own health through diet and lifestyle changes.”