Valley Women's Clinic-OB GYN 693
17722 Talbot Road South
Renton, WA 98055
Valley Women's Clinic was established in 1976 by Drs. Glen Patchen, Melvin Lake and Wellington Manullang. Since that time, our providers have changed but our compassion and goal of quality medical care for the women of South King County has not.
Our main clinic, located in Renton, Washington, is conveniently located across the street from Valley Medical Center. We also have a full time satellite office in Covington, one of King County's fastest growing suburbs.
Our hospital of choice for surgeries and deliveries is Valley Medical Center. VMC has a brand new LDRP Birth Center, as well as a Level III nursery. In addition, the hospital has 24 hour in-house neonatology and anesthesia coverage, as well as full time perinatology, reproductive endocrinology and gynecologic oncology specialists.
Currently, call is shared equally amongst three physicians. Weekend call is rotated with local Multicare Physicians OBGYN group.
First Day Orientation
After the general Ob/Gyn orientation at UWMC, please report to Clinic Administrator Leann Harris at the Valley Women's Clinic in the afternoon. Please contact Leann before the 1st day to determine the exact time.
Call & Pagers
Students will take call once a week with a different provider each week. Pagers are required and will not be provided to students. Students are expected to have a pager on their first day of rotation.
Final examinations to be held at 9:00 AM, the last Friday of the clerkship, at UWMC.
Quick Facts about Valley Women's Clinic
- Current Staffing: Three Ob/Gyn providers, two ARNP providers, staff of 30, two clinic locations
- Ultrasound: On-site ultrasound tech as well as additional ultrasound unit available Monday through Thursday in our Renton office.
- Main Hospital: Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
- Clinic Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
- Call Room Availability: Valley Medical Center recently remodeled their physician call room area, so adequate space should be available while working with our on-call physician.
- Parking: Available at Valley Women's Clinic, across the street from the Medical Center.
Tamara J. Sleeter, MD (Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Originally from Walla Walla, Dr. Sleeter has been with Valley Women's Clinic since 1985. She is the mother of two active boys. Dr. Sleeter enjoys hiking, exploring wildflowers and playing the viola with a local orchestra in her spare time. Dr. Sleeter attended Walla Walla College in Walla Walla, Washington and completed her medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. She received residency training in Ob/Gyn at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.
James P. Rice, MD, FACOG, FICS (Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Dr. Rice is originally from San Diego, California. He has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology since 1981 and has lived in King County since 1990. He is both a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the International College of Surgeons. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Rice has a special interest in gynecological and urological surgery. Dr. Rice completed both his undergraduate degree and medical training at the University of California in San Diego. He did his Ob/Gyn residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Anthony Tagavilla, MD
Dr. Tagavilla is a Seattle native. He graduated from Grace University Medical School and completed his Ob/Gyn residency program at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Tagavilla and his wife are the parents of a two year old. He enjoys an active lifestyle competing in triathlons, marathons, soccer and tennis.
Pat Crevensten, ARNP, CNM (Renton clinic)
Pat is both an ARNP and a Certified Nurse Midwife. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alaska in Anchorage, and a Master's Degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Her interests include preventive health care, prenatal care, weight control and patient education programs which include PMS, menopause, gestational diabetes and contraception. Pat is an avid Mariners fan and enjoys attending games with her husband and two sons.
Barbara Golay, ARNP (Renton and Covington clinics)
Barbara received her RN degree from California State University in Sacramento, and her MSN from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle. Barbara is experienced in both Family Practice and Women's Health Care.