Duane Teerink DO
Duane Teerink, DO
Medical school: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003
Residency: Central Washington Family Medicine, 2006
Board-certified: American Board of Family Practice
Growing up in Minnesota in a family that farmed for generations, Duane Teerink, D.O., combined his love of science with his desire to help people when he chose to become a family practice physician. While in college, at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, he spent two-and-a-half months volunteering his time with a medical mission's team in Ghana, West Africa.
A devoted doctor and family man, he met his wife, Anne Teerink, D.O., also a physician at Pacific Crest, when they were medical students at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri.
Dr. Teerink lights up when he talks about the holistic philosophy he and Dr. Anne share with regard to treating the patient, not the disease or symptom. He emphasizes the importance of listening to his patients and treating them as a whole person - a trait his wife says he does well. Dr. Duane also believes in what he refers to as medicine that takes into consideration the body, mind and spirit. The Teerinks enjoy spending family time with their three sons and one daughter outdoors - golfing, hiking, backpacking, skiing and camping.