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Shelton, Washington WRITE Site

Shelton Family Medicine
939 Mountain View Drive, Suite 100
Shelton, WA 98584

Phone: 360-426-2653
Fax: 360-432-3586

Shelton was originally named after David Shelton, a delegate to the Territorial Legislature, the town was originally known as Sheltonville in the later 1800s. Shelton’s early commerce consisted primarily of logging and lumber, farming, dairying and ranching as well as oyster cultivation. Without question, logging and lumber milling have been the economic foundation of Shelton. As you approach the city, you can see quiet harbors and homes along the shoreline and the densely forested hills. While the city has increased in population, it has managed to preserve its friendly aura and natural environment. The city of Shelton includes 6.11 square miles and 8,735 residents.

Shelton is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty for more information please visit: http://www.explorehoodcanal.com/shelton-washington.htmlhttp://sheltonchamber.org/community-information/ & http://www.ci.shelton.wa.us/index.php

Primary WRITE Preceptors:

John V. Butler, M.D.

Dr. Butler grew up in Bremerton and graduated from the University of Washington.  He received his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.  Dr. Butler participated in the family practice residency program at Doctor’s Hospital in Seattle (now known as Swedish Hospital Medical Center) before joining Shelton Family Medicine in 1978.  He and his wife, have five children.  His hobbies include hiking, cabinetmaking and fly fishing.

Email: jbutler@masongeneral.com

A. Michael Keep, M.D.

Dr. Keep grew up in Victoria, B.C., Canada and graduated from the University of Victoria.  He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies in 2007 and went on to complete his residency program at St. Peter Family Practice Residency program, Olympia, Washington in 2010.  Dr. Keep joined the medical staff at Shelton Family Medicine and Mason General Hospital in September 2010, offering a broad spectrum of medical services to his patients.  Dr. Keep enjoys providing comprehensive, family-oriented care to help patients reach their full health potential by promoting wellness and offering counsel in times of illness.  His medical interests include preventative medicine and health promotion, pediatrics, office procedures and teaching.  While not at his practice Dr. Keep enjoys traveling, home improvement projects, cooking, live music and theatre, and spending time with his wife and son.

Email: akeep@masongeneral.com

Site Contact: Kathy Dorcy
Email: kdorcy@masongeneral.com

Clinic Physicians:

Kimberly A. Elliot, M.D.

Timothy J. Weber, M.D.

Payal K. Shah, M.D.

Additional Healthcare Providers:

Resa Delany, PA-C

Lucinda Boudreau, PA-C

Participating Community Physician Preceptors:

  • Internal Medicine: Mark Schlauderaff, M.D. • Doug Lindahl, D.O.
  • Family Medicine: Allen L. Millard, M.D. • Rebecca Hendryx, M.D. • Christopher Penoyar, D.O.
  • Pediatrics: Maria Rowena Ramirez, M.D. • Rose Ann Rayos, M.D.
  • Surgery: Eldie Cruz, M.D. • John Clayton, D.O.
  • OB/GYN:  Nkemdilim Nwosa, M.D. • Alford Vassall, M.D. • Lystra Wilson-Celestine, M.D.
  • Emergency Medicine: Dean Gushee, M.D. • RG Belville, MD, Mark Larson, M.D. • Joseph Hoffman,M.D. • John Hautala, M.D. • Carol Bonfante, M.D. • Andrea Plaskiewicz, M.D.
  • Cardiology: William Brennan,M.D. • Craig Wehrli, M.D.
  • Pulmonolgy:  Robert Huck, M.D. • Richard Redman, M.D.
  • Gastroenterology:  Harpreet Brar, M.D. • Meimin Xie, Christine Zhang,M.D.
  • Ophthalmology:  Monica Vuong, M.D. • Jenni Aaseby, O.D.
  • Orthopedic Surgery:  Frederick Davis, M.D. • Stephen Ou, D.O. • Ghalib Husseini, M.D. (one day a month)

Hospital Rounding: Each clinic during the week has a physician that works the hospitalist to see their own clinic patients.  On the weekends the hospital has a “weekendist” which provides the hospitalist coverage for all the providers on the weekend… there are seven in all that work on any given weekend.

Surgery Opportunities: We have two general surgeons, two orthopedic surgeons and 2 podiatrists and 3 ob/gyns that perform surgery.  We have just completed the brand new surgery wing whichopened on August 16, 2012.   These surgeons perform a wide range of surgeries.

Consulting Specialists: The following specialties provide clinic hours in Shelton and most of those providers have privileges as consultants in the hospital.

Cardiology: William Brennan, MD and Craig Werhli, MD, 939 Mountain View Drive, Shelton, WA

Gastroenterology: Harpreet Brar, MD, Meimin Xie, MD, Christine Zhang, MD, 939 Mountian View Drive, Shelton, WA

Pulmonology: Robert Huck, MD, Richard Redman, MD, 939 Mountain View Drive, Shelton, WA

Neurology: Several neurologists have clinic hours in Shelton.


Shelton Family Medicine - co-founded by John V. Butler, M.D. and Timothy J. Weber, M.D. in 1978 and 1977 respectively – joined Mason General Hospital (MGH) & Family of Clinics in April, 2009.

MGH Shelton Family Medicine is a full-service family medical clinic that provides pediatric care, adult care, geriatrics, gynecology, women’s health issues, and osteoporosis/bone scans. “Doctors Butler and Weber have built a clinic that has served this community well over the years,” said Bob Appel, CEO of MGH. “We plan to work hard to maintain and build on this reputation.”

The staff and physicians at MGH Shelton Family Medicine remain the same. The Clinic is part of Public Hospital District No.1, which consists of Mason General Hospital, MGH Ankle & Foot, MGH Eye Clinic, MGH Family Health, MGH Shelton Orthopedics, MGH Surgery Clinic, Oakland Bay Pediatrics, Mountain View Women's Health Clinic, and Shelton Family Medicine. To learn more about Shelton Family Medicine visit the website at http://www.masongeneral.com/SFM.htm.


Mason General Hospital • 901 Mountain View Drive • Shelton, WA 98584

MGH was first built in 1968, thanks to the generous support of the residents of Mason County. An additional 29,000 square feet were added in 1992, along with many major improvements. The Hospital is part of Public Hospital District No.1, which consists of Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics, MGH Ankle & Foot, MGH Eye Clinic, MGH Family Health, MGH Shelton Orthopedics, MGH Surgery Clinic, Oakland Bay Pediatrics, Mountain View Women's Health Clinic, and Shelton Family Medicine.

Other services include physical therapy; respiratory therapy; outpatient surgery; diagnostic imaging (including CT scan, ultrasound, digital mammography, fluoroscope, nuclear medicine, MRI, echocardiogram); a modern, full-service laboratory; labor and delivery (with private birthing suites), continuing education for staff, physicians, and community; diabetes education; private patient rooms; and public meeting rooms. The website for the hospital is http://www.masongeneral.com/index.html.

Nursing Home:
The Shelton area has two skilled nursing home facilities, Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center and Fir Lane Center. Dr. Payal Shah is the medical director at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

What to Expect:
Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics, including Shelton Family Medicine, provide comprehensive care to the citizens of Mason County.  With a focused primary care base and conveniently available medical and surgical specialists and sub specialists, the opportunities for students is widespread, personalized, and one on one in this community.  With motivated preceptors who enjoy teaching, WRITE students have opportunities that include family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/Gyn, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, critical care and emergency medicine.  Furthermore, exposure to nursing home, podiatry, diabetes and chronic care management, weekend and after hours clinics, and call opportunities are possibilities in Shelton.

Shelton is about 35 minutes northwest of Olympia on the shores of Oakland Bay at the southern most tip of Puget Sound.

To see a map of where we are located and/or get directions from other locations, go to maps.google.com (for directions, click "Get Directions" in the upper left-hand corner where you can input the starting address).

Air Transportation:
The closes airport is  SEA-TAC airport which is about one and a half hours North of Shelton.

Extracurricular Activities:
Shelton is a historic logging town on Highway 101, just minutes from Hood Canal. There are fabulous restaurants, antiques, boutiques and a museum. Near Shelton is Hood Canal is the only true saltwater fjord in the lower United States. Its clear deep waters provide world-class shrimp and salmon fishing, scuba diving, and miles of pristine shoreline for boaters, kayakers, beachcombers and lovers of nature. Three state parks, all with camping, picnic tables, public boat launches and beaches, allow families to spend the whole day in sand and sunshine. The Tahuya State Forest is famous for its challenging off road vehicle trails, and Theler Wetlands Trail is a bird watcher's delight. Immediately west of Hood Canal is Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Visitors will find mountain trails, thrilling vistas, waterfalls and more in this wilderness paradise. Lake Cushman, the Mt. Ellinor Trail and the Staircase entrance to Olympic National Park are just three of the top attractions. From luxurious lodging, fine dining, wineries and wine shops––to the simple pleasures of beach combing, sightseeing and rain forest walks, Hood Canal in Mason County has it all. (http://www.explorehoodcanal.com/)

Weather Trends:
Shelton, WA climate is mild during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 60's and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 40's. The warmest month of the year is August with an average maximum temperature of 77.60 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is December with an average minimum temperature of 32.80 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual average precipitation at Shelton is 65.69 Inches. Winter months tend to be wetter than summer months. The wettest month of the year is December with an average rainfall of 10.98 Inches.


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