Dr. Stephani Amstadter is originally from Southern California, and graduated from USC in 1988.
After graduation she ran an eating disorder program in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1992-3 she attended a Special Sciences program at University of Pennsylvania. She attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, and graduated in 1998.
Her route to family medicine has been non-traditional. She completed 3 years of residency in general surgery, and a fellowship in surgical intensive care at the University of Missouri, in Columbia. She began working at local emergency rooms and as a locum tenens in family practices across 8 different states.
In 2005 she started a family medicine residency at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Long Island, New York. She discovered that her enthusiasm for ongoing care of patients outweighed her enjoyment of procedures and surgery itself. She moved to Seattle in 2008 and continued to do locum tenens and ER work. She joined Bellevue Family Medicine in October, 2015.
A career in family medicine allows her to treat patients of all ages and with all sorts of medical issues. She feels with her experience and her love of medicine, she can help each patient direct their care through a complicated medical system. She truly enjoys being able to provide a “home-base” for her patients and their health. Ultimately, she feels that her role as a physician is to empower her patient to take responsibility for their health and health care, while she gives them the information and the tools to do so. She recognizes that it is both an honor and a privilege to be allowed into her patients’ lives as she guides them toward better health.
Dr. Brumm is planning to retire from practice effective June 15th, 2016.
I am confident that you will continue to receive excellent, personable, medical care from any and all of my wonderful colleagues at Bellevue Family Medicine. I have been very fortunate to have such incredible co-workers in my career. They are ready and able to continue to provide you with the care you have come to expect. Our ARNP practitioners are trained and able to provide the same services as our MD providers. You can read about each of them on our website at www.bellevuefamilymedicine.com.
I am also pleased to welcome our newest provider, Dr. Stephani Amstadter, who joined our practice in October, 2015. She will be able to fill the void created by my departure.
If you choose to transfer your care to a different practice you can obtain a records release form off our website, call our office to have us mail one to you, or pick one up the next time you are in the office. You do not need a release of records to continue care at Bellevue Family Medicine.
I have enjoyed being your physician and send you my best wishes for your future health and happiness.
Constance J. Brumm M.D.
Dr. Numrych was born in Ohio and spent her childhood in Connecticut. As a teen she moved to Illinois, where she attended Aurora University for her bachelor degree, and then the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. After completing her residency in Family Medicine at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, she moved permanently to the Pacific Northwest and has been with Bellevue Family Medicine since 1994.
Dr. Numrych enjoys the challenges of Family Medicine and the broad spectrum of issues it presents. She enjoys the opportunity that Family Medicine has provided her to get to know patients over long periods of time, often for birth. She feels that her primary role as a physician is to be an educator – empowering her patients to make informed decisions about their health.
She is married to Thomas Numrych, MD a Seattle pediatrician. They have a son whose activities keep them busy away from their offices. As a family they enjoy hiking, skiing, biking and camping around the Northwest as well as international travel adventures.
Peter Schock was born and raised in Yakima, WA. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and earned his M.D. at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. His residency was in Family Practice at The Doctors Hospital in Seattle. After residency graduation in 1977, he opened the doors of Bellevue Family Medicine with fellow residency graduate, Dr. Stephen Dault.
As senior partner at BFMA, he is the only remaining of the four original physicians. He has practiced the full range of family practice for 39 years, doing obstetrics for the first 20 years. His practice now emphasizes office surgery, geriatrics, and complicated patient care.
Dr. Schocks’ family and faith remain the center of his life. He and his wife, Paulene, have three children together and he has two older daughters as well. At this point they have nine wonderful grandchildren who are growing up too quickly! Peter stays in shape by playing racquetball, handling home projects and chasing grandkids.
Tyler Free was born and raised in Seattle. As an undergraduate, he attended Colorado Colege and juggled the demands of a liberal arts education while playing four years of varsity soccer. At Colorado College he met his wife, Kasey.
After college, he moved back to Seattle and received his Master’s in nursing from Seattle University.
He became an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in 2005 and has since been working at Bellevue Family Medicine offering both acute and chronic care for his patients.
As a graduate from Seattle University, Tyler learned the art of caring for the patient in a holistic manner and enjoys empowering patients with the knowledge they need to keep themselves healthy. As a family practice Nurse Practitioner, his mission is health education and disease prevention. Tyler became a partner to Bellevue Family Medicine in 2012.
Tyler still plays soccer several nights a week, and he and his wife enjoy traveling to new and exotic places. Tyler has a passion for all Seattle sports and when he is not spending his free time with his two children, you can find him training for triathlons.
Rebecca McKanna was born and raised in Seattle. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in 1996, she worked in the neurology department at Children’s Hospital in Seattle.
Rebecca moved to Boston in 2001 to start her graduate studies and worked as an RN at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her master’s degree in nursing at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and became an advanced registered family nurse practitioner in 2004. Following the completion of the program at MGH, Rebecca worked as an ARNP for Family Doctors in Swampscott, Massachusetts for five years.
After the birth of her first son, Rebecca and her husband made the decision to move back to the Seattle area to be closer to family. Rebecca has been with Bellevue Family Medicine since 2009, and she truly enjoys the opportunity to help such a wide variety of patients. Rebecca has a particular interest in pediatric and adolescent health, as well as women’s healthcare issues. Rebecca believes it is important to educate patients and stresses the value of preventative medicine.
Rebecca enjoys running and being outside, and has completed both marathons and triathlons. In addition to spending quality time with her husband and two young children, she loves to cook, garden, and read a good book.
Leslie Smith was raised across the Puget Sound in Bremerton, Washington. She moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and received her undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. After working in research for a number of years at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, she decided that although she loved research, her true desire was in prevention health and caring for people during their time of need. She then attended Seattle University and obtained a Master’s degree in Nursing. She became as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in 2010, and started her career at Bellevue Family Medicine in March 2011.
Leslie strives to approach patient care as a partnership, encouraging patients to be a significant partner and advocate for their own health by educating them about healthy choices and preventive care. Her favorite aspect of family practice is the opportunity to care for and get to know entire families, and promote healthy lifestyles over generations.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, hiking, paddle boarding, reading, volunteering, and continuing to learn!