Kazumi Schoen - Medical Assistant and Diet Coach
Kazumi was born in Japan, trained as a medical assistant in Portland and has been in this field for over 15 years. She has experienced working in a cardiology office in the past and has been working with Dr. Biemer since 2005. Kazumi is also a personal trainer, certified by American Council on Exercise since 2010. She has a special interest in diet and lifestyle modification for weight loss, and has taken over the role of head coach in the new Ideal Protein Weight loss clinic. Her other interests include hiking and exploring crafted beer in Portland.
Patty Gonzalez - Medical Assistant
Patty was raised in Oregon and trained as a medical assistant at Pioneer Pacific College. She is certified with NCMA and has worked in primary care since 2014. Patty enjoys working closely with our patients and takes the time to get to know them personally and make sure their needs are met. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and getting outside to explore the trails and waterfalls of Oregon. She is also likes arts and crafts.
Carolyn Biemer - Administrator
Carolyn was raised here in Portland. She spent some time in California where she received her bachelors degree in English and completed premedical studies at Santa Clara University. After college she headed back to Portland where she spent a semester at OHSU and then came to work for our clinic. She enjoys working with patients to help them navigate health care and also works behind the scenes to keep our office running smoothly. Outside of work, she enjoys riding horses and traveling whenever possible.
Molly Washburn - Diet Coach
Molly grew up in Portland, attended Sunset High School and the University of Portland where she received her Undergraduate Degree in Business Marketing and Management. She has spent more than twenty years supporting local area non-profits in program management, events, fundraising and development. She received her Masters Degree from Portland State University in Adult Education with emphasis on adult motivation, diversity, training and development. She joined our team after finding success with her own weight loss journey following the Ideal Protein Protocol. Today she is a certified Ideal Protein Coach and supports the management and marketing of our Weight Loss Program. She keeps busy outside of work with her husband of fifteen years and their two children. Her weight loss has given her the freedom to be more active and enjoy the great outdoors of the Pacific NW. She is now coaching her daughters soccer team, hiking and camping.