Brad R. Frandsen, MD
Dr. Frandsen has a passion for medicine and a passion for family, so it’s no surprise his career in family medicine has been so richly rewarding. “At one point, I thought I might do emergency medicine, but I like this because I get to see people over and over again. Being a family practice physician allows me to maintain relationships with patients throughout their entire lives.”
As a boy, Brad Frandsen eagerly raised his hand when his grandmother asked which of her grandkids wanted to be a doctor. It was that early awareness that took Frandsen down his now well-laid career path. After receiving his Masters in Biochemistry from University of California Riverside, he obtained his Medical Doctorate from Loma Linda University in California. He went on to complete postdoctoral training and residency at the Cheyenne Family Practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he was Chief Resident.
Now a veteran, board-certified family practitioner, Dr. Frandsen owns his own practice. “Making it a place people want to work and patients love to come has really been the highlight of my career.” He also enjoys clinical research, exploring treatment for conditions like diabetes and hypertension..
To be a successful physician, Dr. Frandsen believes you must listen to your patients, always harness a good sense of compassion and realize your limitations. “A good physician must realize that they don’t know everything. You must be knowledgeable but also understand your limits. A good family physician will not hesitate to refer a patient to a specialist when needed.”
Dr. Frandsen is married to his high school sweetheart, Sue. Now empty nesters, the couple make it a priority to see and spend time with their 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Dr. Frandsen stays active with outdoor activities such as hiking, along with racquetball and listening to hundreds of audiobooks each year.
Sharon Zell, ARNP
Sharon graduated nursing school in 1994 and enjoyed a career as a registered nurse before returning to school at Georgetown University to complete her training as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). Most of Sharon’s nursing career was in labor and delivery. Her favorite year as a nurse was the year she spent as a civilian nurse with the Army in Heidelberg, Germany.
Sharon moved to Port Orchard after graduation as an ARNP. She has chosen to work as a primary care provider in family practice because unlike her experience in labor and delivery, she enjoys getting to know her patients and being able to work with them on an on-going basis.“Family practice provides continuity for the patients as well as a trusting bond which is crucial.”
Sharon has three grown children and now lives with her dog, Red, her cats Cali & Hobbs and 9 chickens. She loves camp fires and driving her tractor “Ms. Daisy.”
Carla Walter, PA-C
Carla is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) providing care in family medicine. She enjoys building relationships with patients of all walks of life. Carla believes that taking time for patient education helps to guide informed and shared medical decision making. “I am passionate about providing care that promotes overall patient wellness.” As a certified physician assistant, Carla is a primary care provider. She is able to order and interpret labs and diagnostic testing, diagnose, prescribe medication and perform basic in-office procedures.
Previously, Carla worked as an emergency medicine PA in Richland, WA. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Eastern Washington University and went on to work in sports medicine as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Portland State University, where she studied for a Masters in health studies. Carla completed her PA training at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL.
Carla moved to Kitsap County with her husband, Ryan. Together they have enjoyed exploring the Kitsap region and are proud to call this area home. Carla spends her free time hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She joined Sound Health Care Center as a provider in 2017.
Joshua Hoskin, PA-C
Josh graduated from South Kitsap High School in 2007. He met his wife on a blind date on Friday the 13th. She is a Washington native and graduated from Olympic High School in 2008. In 2011, they married and over the next eight years they welcomed 4 children into their family.
Josh attended Brigham Young University-Idaho and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Paramedicine. After working as a Paramedic in Oklahoma City for a year, he continued his education at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Manchester, New Hampshire to obtain a Masters degree as a Physician Assistant in 2018.
Throughout his life, Josh has enjoyed helping and serving others. As an Eagle Scout, he has participated in many service projects. He served a two year mission in Trujillo, Peru where he learned spanish. This has helped him connect with patients who speak this as their first language.
As a new provider, Josh is excited to help patients while working closely with Dr. Frandsen to continue providing the best health care possible.