In August, Linda J. Powell, MD completed 22 years at the Odessa Clinic.
Doctor Powell, Steven and their 2-month old son Zack arrived in August 1992.
When there is spare time, Doctor Powell enjoys cooking (especially desserts), sewing, golfing, boating and family activities.
Being active in the community, you will see her
involved with the Odessa Healthcare Foundation's annual auction and winetasting event as a Foundation board member.
In the past she
has been a key organizer in the healthcare sponsored golf tournament.
You will find her
helping with other organizations such as FBLA
, Knowledge Bowl
, Historical Society
, Women's Health Night and other fundraising activities that are important to her
Doctor Powell is the Chief of Medical Staff at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center and the Medical Director of Life Care Center in Ritzville.
She is a member of the Washington State Medical Association and the American Board of Family Medicine.
Doctor Powell stays current in certifications including certification in Family Medicine, Basic, Advanced Cardiac, Trauma and Pediatric Life Support.
sees patients in the Odessa Rural Health Clinic/Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center
along with Danny Jones, PA-C and Craig Olson, MD.
speaks Spanish and French.
has dedicated herself to providing quality care to the community and surrounding area of Odessa.
It is important to Doctor Powell that we have rural doctors to serve rural communities in the future and that these folks know what it is like to raise a family and serve in and around rural communities as their healthcare provider.
For this reason she is a member of the faculty of the University of Washington, which includes supervising residents at the Family Practice Residency Program in Spokane monthly, hosting and teaching a RUOP (Rural Underserved Opportunities Program) student for a month each year here in Odessa, and hosting students from the WAMI Program at the University, showing them what it is like to be in rural medicine.
Other organizations have recognized her
dedication to rural medicine and Odessa.
She is a past recipient of the Washington Rural Health Association's Outstanding Practitioner Award and the Doc Hollywood Award given by the Indiana Rural Health Association to a doctor who has shown dedication toward improving healthcare in his/her own underserved rural community.
Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center would like to thank Doctor Powell for her years of dedication and commitment to giving quality healthcare to our community and being an active member of our community.
Here's to you Doctor Powell.