Dr. Brumm is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the College of Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio. She attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for two years, and then returned to Ohio to do research in dairy science for two years. She transferred to the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo where there was a strong department of family medicine, and received her medical degree from MCOT (the University of Toledo). From 1979 to 1982 she trained at the Family Practice Residency of Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio and became board certified in family medicine.
In January 1982 she moved across the country to Moscow, Idaho and joined a private family practice. During that time she also worked part-time at the Student Health Center at WSU in Pullman. She moved her private practice to Pullman, in 1988, and continued to practice there until 1992. At that time her family moved to the “wet side” of the mountains, and she practiced for 3 years at the Providence Clinic in Factoria (now Swedish).
She has been practicing at Bellevue Family Medicine since January 1996. She has always had a strong interest in women’s health care issues. She particularly enjoys the variety of family practice, seeing patients of all ages and will all kinds of different problems. It allows her to see each patient as a total person instead of a particular problem or disease. She has always preferred private practice and the joys and heartaches of a small business. Remaining small and independent has allowed Bellevue Family Medicine to provide a unique, personal, comprehensive service to our patients.
Spare time is spent singing with the Seattle Women’s Chorus. She is a founding member of the Seattle Women’s Chorus, a sister chorus of the Seattle Men’s Chorus, and has several performances each year.
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 lllinois, 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. Nurnrych 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 from 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, W A, the eldest of four boys. 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 35 years, doing obstetrics for the first 20 years. His practice now emphasizes office surgery, geriatrics, complicated patient care, and the research and application of information technology to Family Practice.
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 five wonderful grandchildren who are growing up too quickly! Peter stays in shape by playing racquetball and he enjoys the seasonal sports of waterskiing and snowboarding. He loves to travel as well as help with medical mission work in third world countries.
Tyler Free was born and raised in Seattle. As an undergraduate, he attended Colorado College 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 masters 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 BFMA 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 participates in several triathlons every year. In 2011, Tyler and his wife welcomed their first child and are expecting their second child in 2013.
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 preventive 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 an 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, reading, volunteering, and continuing to learn!