New Providers at Fidalgo Medical Associates

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Caroline Roeder DO

Certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, Caroline Roeder DO has joined Fidalgo Medical Associates (FMA), where she provides traditional family medical care and obstetrics with special interests in women’s health, prenatal care, pediatrics, nutrition and preventive medicine.

Dr. Roeder received her Bachelor of Science in biology in 2007 from the University of Washington (UW). She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 from Pacific Northwest University of Health Science (PNWU), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, where she was inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi national honorary osteopathic service fraternity, additionally receiving an A.T. Still Scholarship of the Osteopathic Association of Central Washington. She fulfilled her internship and residency in 2016 at Family Medicine of Southwest Washington (FMSW), PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver, and was a resident member of FMSW’s program evaluation committee.

While attending UW, Dr. Roeder worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Seattle Children’s Hospital and was later employed as a phlebotomist by Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. She counts among her more meaningful volunteer experiences her service as medical volunteer for the Amazon River Medical Mission, Brazil, as well as her work with the Youthnet Teen Parenting Class in Mount Vernon and the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington, Vancouver.

Dr. Roeder spent time in Skagit Valley as a medical student and left to complete her internship and residency. “After I left,” she said, “I frequently found myself wanting to return to the area with its wonderful people and medical facilities. I was thrilled at the opportunity to join Fidalgo Medial Associates and be associated with Island Hospital – both whose reputation of providing exceptional patient care is well deserved.”

A firm believer in adhering to the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle – good food, adequate sleep, regular exercise and activities which bring joy – Dr. Roeder takes personal joy in “spending time with my husband and three-year-old daughter, hiking, biking and visiting friends.”

Lindsay Newlon MD

Certified by the Board of Family Medicine, Lindsay Newlon MD has joined FMA, where she provides full-spectrum family medicine and obstetric care, including C-sections.

Dr. Newlon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College, VT, where she majored in molecular biology and biochemistry and won high honors for her senior thesis. She received her MD from New York Medical College (NYMC), Valhalla, NY. During this time, she also:

  • interned with Clear Path International, where she helped to collect medical equipment for shipment to Vietnam and Cambodia;
  • interned at Da Nang (Vietnam) Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center, where she worked in physical therapy assisting landmine victims;
  • volunteered with Global Service Corps, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, where she developed a HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention program in a provincial hospital and taught HIV/AIDS awareness to youth;
  • created and presented health-maintenance lectures to residents of the Grasslands Homeless Shelter with NYMC’s Foundations Club.

Dr. Newlon served her residency and was a Fellow at Tacoma Family Medicine, WA, where she received full-spectrum family medicine with high-risk obstetrics training and with a focus on serving underserved and rural populations. Earlier inducted into the Gold Humanism Medical Society, she continued to lead a humanism group during her residency which emphasized the importance of integrity, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and service within healthcare. Throughout her fellowship and until joining FMA, she volunteered at Tacoma’s Neighborhood Clinic, providing free medical care for uninsured patients.

Excelling throughout her academic career, Dr. Newlon additionally brings exceptional research experience and has presented at medical conferences held at Tacoma, WA; St. Malo, France; and Orlando, FL. Her work has appeared in Journal of Pathology and PLOS Pathogens.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join FMA, live in Anacortes and immerse myself in this community. Along with volunteering, I enjoy hiking, climbing, sea kayaking and knitting. People will see me out and about with my dog Gambit and my husband Dan, who is now teaching at Anacortes High School.”

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