We love having Dr. Mindy Udell being a part of our team here at Assurance. Here’s a bit about how she describes herself…
I grew up in Satus, a small farming community about 10 minutes from Mabton. My dad was a farmer, whose main crops were tomatoes and asparagus. Despite working the fields with my family for the majority of my childhood, I manage to kill almost all plants for which I’m responsible in my adult life.
I received my undergraduate degree from Central Washington University, receiving a degree in Biology. Before attending the University of Washington for medical school, I had the opportunity of living in Europe for five months, where I got to soak in my love for history and tour with my best friend from college. I highly recommend going!
While completing medical school at UW I did an additional training in Indian Health Pathways, as I’m one quarter Oglala Sioux per tracing my heritage. After completing my schooling at UW, I signed on for residency at Central Washington Family Medicine in 2006, graduated in 2009, and remained there as faculty. I was mainly in charge of orientation curriculum, OB curriculum, resident survival guide advisor, director of student education, and chair of the clinical curriculum committee. I plan to continue to work with UW medical students once I have my feet under me at Assurance.
My husband Nick and I have been married since 2005 and have four amazing children: Kora, Hailey, Clayton and Grant. I am arguably the world’s biggest fan of coffee and chocolate. I love to travel, scrapbook, paint, water ski, attend musicals and get involved with my church in my spare time.
For medicine, I love preventive care, women’s health, OB, and encompassing the biopsychological model in medicine.