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.
Jaden Harris, PA-C
Jaden grew up in Amarillo, TX wanting two things: a career in medicine and to live somewhere beautiful.
In 2017, she earned her Sociology degree and Pre-Physician Assistant Certificate at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2019, she began fulfilling her dream of being a medical provider by pursuing a Master’s Degree at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Midland, TX. At the end of the summer in 2021, she finished her clinical rotations in El Paso, TX, graduated from her program, became a certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), and moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Now, she happily calls Kitsap county home.
Jaden chose to work in Family Medicine and loves the variety of patients she gets to see on a daily basis. She believes that she learns as much about medicine from her patients as she does her amazing peers at Sound Health Care Center.
In her free time, Jaden loves to try new places to eat, go sea-kayaking, and enjoy the company of her adorable pets—her tuxedo cat “Chimi” and her black-and-brown corgi “Zelda”.
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.
Melissa Means, ARNP
Melissa grew up in Western WA. and went to both Highline College and Seattle Pacific University for undergrad degrees in Nursing, before she graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2018 with a Family Nurse Practitioner degree.
Melissa lived in Oklahoma and Texas before returning to Washington, where she spent 3 years practicing in Silverdale.
When Melissa is not caring for patients she likes spending time outdoors hiking, camping, running, and spending time with her husband and 2 boys.