David J. Swofford, DO
David Swofford, DO was born and raised here in the Yakima Valley. Upon graduating from medical school he chose to make his home and raise his family here in the Valley. He has been practicing medicine at Swofford & Halma Clinic for 35 years. He is board certified in family medicine as well as being a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Harlan Halma, MD
Harlan Halma, MD was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. After graduating from Michigan State University, Dr. Halma returned home to practice medicine and raise his family here in the Valley. He has been practicing medicine at Swofford & Halma Clinic for 20 years. He is board certified in family medicine as well as being a member of the American Academy of Family Medicine and the American Medical Association.
Blake Bond, MD
Blake Bond, MD was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from medical school at Texas A&M University, he moved to Washington where he completed his residency training at Tacoma Family Medicine. While he has provided medical care in the Yakima Valley since 2014, he was honored to join the Swofford and Halma Clinic in October of 2017, where he provides care for the entire family, including high-risk pregnancy care and cesarean sections. He is board-certified in family medicine and belongs to multiple medical associations. In his spare time, he can be found perusing local farms for fresh produce and exploring the mountains with his wife and 2 dogs
Marivel E. Sandoval PA-C
Marivel Sandoval graduated from the University of Washington MEDEX program. She is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in family care medicine. She has practiced at Swofford & Halma Clinic for over 16+ years. Mari is bilingual and fluent in English and Spanish. She was born and raised locally here in the Lower Yakima Valley. She is a proud mother of 3 children and happily married to her husband who pastors Calvary Chapel of Toppenish. Mari enjoys traveling to Peru and Nicaragua whenever she has an opportunity for medical missions with the purpose of making a difference in the lives of the underserved. “It is a blessing and a privilege to be someone’s primary care provider. I take pride in spending quality time with each and every patient.” She is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to her patients of all ages. 1 Peter 4:10- Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.
Maricela Ramirez, PA-C
Maricela Ramirez, PA-C was born and raised here in the Yakima Valley. She attended Washington State University where she obtained a B.S. and later earned her MPAS at Heritage University. She is a nationally certified physician assistant and completed her clinical training locally in the Yakima Valley and Tri Cities. Maricela is proud to be a member of the team at the Swofford and Halma Clinic since August 2017. Her specialty is family care medicine and is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish.
Rebecca Souza, PA-C
Rebecca Souza, PA-C was born and raised in the Black Hills of northeastern Wyoming. She received her Bachelor’s degree in biology at Colorado Christian University in 1992. Later she attended Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Program in Seattle, WA graduating in 2003. At the same time she received a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Health Science from the University of Washington. She spent her first 6 years as a PA working in orthopedic surgery then 6 years working in ENT/Head & Neck surgery.
“Becky” and her husband Mike have been married for 30 years and their daughter Lacey is in elementary school. Mike was called to pastor Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in January 2016. Becky was offered a PA position at Mid Valley Community Clinic in May of 2016. She was then transferred to Swofford & Halma Clinic January 2017.
Along with her 30+ years of working in the field of medicine Becky also loves spending time with her family, traveling, and keeping in shape at CrossFit.
Amy Hoger, PA-C
Amy L Hoger was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to Boise, ID after graduating from nursing school. Working as a nurse for 12 years, before returning to school. Graduating from the University of Washington MEDEX Physician Assistant Program in 2003. She also received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University that same year. Over the course of her career as a PA, she has worked with underserved populations across several states, including Alaska. Spending 5+ years, providing medical care to both native and non-native patients, in AK villages and towns. During her last 3 years in AK, was on the faculty at the Family Practice Residency Clinic in Anchorage, helping to train medical, psychology, social work, and pharmacy residents, as well as PA students who rotated through. While in Anchorage, she discovered a love for palliative care and working with the elderly, doing home visits to patient houses and to assisted living facilities. After moving back to the lower 48, she worked for a year in oncology, before returning to a community clinic setting, in Southern Oregon. She recently moved to Yakima and started working at Swofford & Halma clinic, here in Sunnyside, in Oct. 2019. ” I feel richly blessed over my 25+ years in the medical field, to have the privilege of interacting with people from many different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. This has both enriched my life and provided a greater insight into the unique needs of those in my care.” As a person of faith, she feels it is her mission to serve God through caring for her patients. Striving for compassionate, evidence based, medical care. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and playing with her dogs.
Ramon Perez Jr, PA-C
Ramon Perez Jr, PA-C was born in Southern California and raised in the Lower Yakima Valley. After finishing high school he attended Yakima Valley College where he obtained a degree in Radiologic Technology, and worked in the field for over 7 years locally. He was board certified in Computed Tomography (CT) and Radiography (X-ray). Ramon then pursued higher education and went off to the University of Washington and completed the Medex Physician Assistant Program. Ramon is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and will be practicing primary care here at our clinic. He is bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish. Ramon is looking forward to caring and helping patients of all ages. When not at work Ramon loves spending time with his family. His wife and him are the proud parents of 3 children and feel blessed and honored to have them in their lives. Together they like to enjoy outdoor activities, take short day trips, go camping, fishing, and participate in sports. During the fall season you are likely to find the Perez family on the sidelines of one of their child’s football games.