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Panel Discussion: Why Did You Order That Test?

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Albert Brady, MD |  Kelly Noyes, DO |  Sarah Dill, MD |  Ken Cathcart, DO |  William Elliott, MD, PhD |  Mark Baldwin, DO, FACOI, FASN
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PANEL DISCUSSION: WHY DID YOU ORDER THAT TEST?!-Mark Baldwin, DO, FACOI, FASN, Albert Brady, MD, Kelly Noyes, DO, William Elliott, MD, PhD, Ken Cathcart, DO, and Sarah Dill, MD

Tests are order frequently on patients, sometimes these tests or procedures are ordered inappropriately and outside of recommended guidelines-sometimes with poor outcomes. This discussion highlights tests and procedures that when ordered inappropriately can lead to errors.

The Washington Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association as a Category 1 CME Sponsor.

The WOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to WOMA Executive Director Roseanne Andersen, by calling the WOMA office at 425-677-3930, by mail to WOMA P.O. Box 1187 Gig Harbor, WA 98332 , or by email to



Albert Brady, MD Related seminars and products

Dr. Brady attended medical school at the University of Los Angeles (UCLA) before entering Internal Medicine Residency at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). He served two years as a Commander in the Navy at the National Institute of Health. Following his fellowship in Oncology at the University of Minnesota, he partnered in private practice in Portland, Oregon for 12 years.

Dr. Brady worked to establish multidisciplinary Oncology Programs. The programs sought to better serve cancer patients by bringing together all physicians involved in the patient’s care to develop a single cohesive, coordinated plan of care for the patient. This pursuit let him to hospital systems in Denver, Fort Worth, and suburban Detroit. Following the high school graduation of his youngest daughter (of four), he and his wife returned to the Pacific Northwest to be near family. He headed a private practice in hematology/oncology in Yakima from 2005-2015, while continuing his passion for teaching by counseling medical, nursing, and physician students throughout his career. He is twice winner of the Golden Cane award from COM students.

Professional societies include American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, and Washington State Medical Society. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. 


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Kelly Noyes, DO Related seminars and products

Kelly Noyes, D.O. grew up in Enumclaw, Washington and completed her undergraduate biology degree at Central Washington University. She graduated with the inaugural class of Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. She then completed internal medicine residency in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Following residency, Dr. Noyes returned to Washington where she worked as an Internal Medicine clinician and hospitalist and now teaches at PNWU-COM. In her free time, Dr. Noyes enjoys riding horses and spending time at home in Ellensburg with her husband where they raise sheep and cattle. 


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Sarah Dill, MD Related seminars and products

Sarah Dill grew up in Sunnyside, Washington, graduating from Sunnyside High School and Yakima Valley Community College. Following high school, she attended the University of Washington, first earning a bachelor’s in biochemistry and later her medical degree. She completed her internal medicine and rheumatology training at the University of Colorado in Denver before moving back to the Yakima Valley in 2020. During fellowship, her research was focused on medication mishandling and the stability of protein-based medications under adverse circumstances.  Dr. Dill currently works as a Rheumatologist for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital as well as for Pacific Northwest University as an assistant professor.


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Ken Cathcart, DO Related seminars and products

Ken Cathcart, DO graduated from PCOM. He is a board-certified endocrinologist practicing in Spokane, WA at Providence Endocrinology. His practice involves a wide variety of endocrine issues, including obesity. Member of WOMA since 1990.


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William Elliott, MD, PhD Related seminars and products

William J. Elliott, M.D., Ph.D. is Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA. Dr. Elliott holds Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology and is a “Specialist in Clinical Hypertension.” 

William J. Elliott, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Chief of the Division of Pharmacology at one of the newest medical schools in the US, the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA. After receiving the B.S. (summa cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame, he earned the M.D. and Ph.D. (in Bio-Organic Chemistry) from the University of Chicago. He trained in Internal Medicine and Pharmacology at Barnes Hospital and Washington University—St. Louis and served as a member of the faculty of the University of Chicago from 1985-92. During the next 17 years at RUSH Medical College, he practiced, taught and did research on cardiovascular clinical pharmacology, focusing on epidemiologic studies of risk factors (including diagonal earlobe creases), laboratory investigations, federally funded cooperative clinical trials, and many industry-supported endeavors, serving as principal investigator for about 400 clinical trials of new drugs.  Dr. Elliott holds Board Certification in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. One of the inaugural “Specialists in Clinical Hypertension” and Fellows of the American Society of Hypertension, he contributed on five topics to the Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC VI), as well as to the “long version” of JNC 7. Some of his recent publications include analyses and meta-analyses of clinical trial results, putative risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cost-containment, Pharmacoeconomics, and the assessment and enhancement of medication adherence. Dr. Elliott belongs to many professional societies interested in clinical pharmacology and in hypertension, including fellowship in the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Council. He has lectured on five continents, participated in the review process for many journals, societies, study sections, and funding agencies, and served as editor or co-editor for many books, monographs, and symposia. Among his honors are twenty-seven awards for teaching excellence.


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Mark Baldwin, DO, FACOI, FASN Related seminars and products

Dr. Baldwin brings over three decades of both didactic and clinical teaching experience to PNWU. A graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed his internship and internal medicine residency at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital/ Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and his fellowship in nephrology at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Dr. Baldwin developed the renal curriculum and taught second-year students at the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV for fifteen years. He has was a clinical preceptor and clinical associate professor with Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine during his two decades in private practice in Columbus, Ohio. He has received several teaching awards. Most recently, he has been part of the faculty for the graduate medical education department at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA where he worked closely with PNWU students.


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