About Physician Care NW


 PCNW is a community based, independent physician organization dedicated to providing comprehensive health care services to residents of beautiful and scenic Pierce County.  Many of our physicians have been serving Pierce County since the early 1980s.

We are committed to continuing our tradition of caring for people through high-quality, cost-effective medical care to the South Sound Region.

Meet our providers


Ulrich Birlenbach, MD

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Theodore Bridge, MD

 Dr. Theodore Bridge is a Pediatrician  He received his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He enjoys working with children and sharing in their growth. His hobbies are skiing, photography and loves the Seahawks. He has traveled to Yellowstone National Park, Disneyland, and Whistler. 


David R. Kennel, MD

Dr. David R. Kennel attended the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his family practice residency training at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI.

He has been practicing in the Lakewood area for over 35 years. He is board certified in family practice and enjoys seeing patients of all ages and the variety of medical obstacles he encounters. Dr. David R. Kennel is pleased to be in practice with one of his daughters, Courtney Kennel, DO.  His interests include gardening, maintaining his apple orchard, and enjoys being in the water in the great Pacific NW.


Courtney Kennel, DO

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James A. Wilson, MD

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Abigail Kent, PA-C

 Abigail received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Concordia University Irvine, and completed her Master’s degree as a Physician Assistant at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. She enjoys getting to make personal connections with her patients, and looks forward to working with them towards making the best decisions for their health. A native of San Diego, California, she loves exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family, friends and pets. 


Katie Brewer, PA-C

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