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Heritage Family Medicine
4001 Harrison Ave, NW
Olympia, WA 98502


360.704.ADOC (2362)







































































































OUR STAFF

Richard L. Faiola, MD, ABFMRichard L. Faiola, MD, ABFM

Richard Faiola, MD, ABFM, is a Board Certified specialist in Family Practice (with Obstetrics - though currently inactive). Dr. Faiola completed medical training a Loma Linda University in 1976. Three years of specialty training in Hinsdale, IL followed, where he served as Chief Resident. On completing two years of service with the U.S. Air Force, he joined the Steck Medical Group, Chehalis, WA in 1981. In 2001, he began a full time international locum tennens ("rent-a-doc") career working or volunteering in Washington, Idaho, Wisconsin, India, Barbuda, Germany, and New Zealand. While his own building was under construction, he continued his locums work at Sea Mar Community Health Center and Group Health Cooperative, both in Olympia.

Dr. Faiola opened his own rapidly growing private practice, Heritage Family Medicine, on the West side of Olympia, WA, in February, 2006. 

To read more about Dr. Faiola, click here.
Lynda Stafford, DO                                                                                                  
Lynda Stafford, Do is a board certified physician in Family 
Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She
achieved her Bachelor of Administration from Texas A&M
(Gig'em Aggies!) and graduated from the University of North 
Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic 
Medicine, completing her internship and residency there as
well. She has been practicing medicine in the Pacific
Northwest for 6 years and enjoys caring for every member 
of the family of the family - from infants to adults.

As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Stafford uses Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy (OMT) in a hands-on approach to healthcare. "OMT utilizes the musculoskeletal system of the body to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. OMT can compliment, and sometimes replace, drugs or surgery. People of all ages have benefited from OMT, and common uses include the treatment of low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches. I am happy to offer this service at Heritage Family Medicine." Lynda Stafford, DO.

Believing strongly in a culture of service to the community, Dr. Stafford sits on two city advisory boards, volunteers weekly for a therapeutic horsemanship program and is an active supporter of her children's rowing teams. In her spare time she enjoys family, travel, horseback riding, yoga and searching for a good Tex-mex restaurant.

Dr. Stafford is an independent contractor to Heritage Family Medicine, setting her own hours, maintaining her personal equipment and own insurance. While sharing the HFM name, space, and services, she is responsible for her own practice and clinical decisions, and is free to also work elsewhere.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Forman Serdar, ARNP

Elizabeth Forman Serdar, ARNP is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice. Betsy graduated from Seattle Pacific University and has been at Heritage Family Medicine for the past 2 years. Her background is 30 years of RN experience in both the Army Nurse Corps and civilian medicine.

Betsy is an avid backpacker and adventurer. She and her husband are active members of the Olympia Mountaineers.

IN regards to health, she embraces a holistic approach to wellness, believing that mind, body and spirit play equal roles in ones' health. It is her desire to co-create a wellness plan with each individual patient to move them along the continuum of health towards their definition of wholeness. Betsy invites babies, children, men and women of all stages of life into her new practice.

Betsy is an independent contractor to Heritage Family Medicine, setting her own hours, maintaining her personal equipment and own insurance. While sharing the HFM name, space, and services, she is responsible for her own practice and clinical decisions, and is free to also work elsewhere.

Whitney, CMA, X-ray Technician                                                    
Lead Medical Assistant

Whitney was raised in the foothills of Mt. Rainier, in Packwood, WA. Where she spent her adolescent years working at the family-owned grocery business. After graduating with honors from high school, she continued her education at Maric College in North Hollywood, CA., where she focused on healthcare. Whitney completed her externship in Southern California and finished top of her class, receiving certification as both a medical assistant and an x-ray technician.





Wenche Faiola, RN - Bookkeeping, Landscape, 
Keeping Doctor in Line


Wenche grew up in the small village of Mysen, about 45 miles southwest of Oslo, Norway. Since her parents as well as uncles and aunts were healthcare professionals, it was natural for Wenche to pursue the same line of work. While studying at Newbold College in Bracknell, England, she met her future husband, Richard Faiola. Encouraged by Richard, she moved to California, where she later received her RN from Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley. She and Richard married after graduating from college.

While Richard studied medicine, Wenche worked as an RN, both at the pediatric unit at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, in Southwest California - a position she still recalls with great fondness. She worked as a psychiatric nurse at Hinsdale Adventist Hospital, in Hinsdale, IL, while Richard completed his specialty training. Wenche gave birth to their first child, daughter Anne-Marie, while in Illinois. Three years later, with Richard at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, she gave birth to their son, Erik.

After moving to Chehalis, WA in 1981 Wenche, besides full time homemaking, worked as a school nurse, head-room mother, and president of the Lewis County Medical Alliance. In 1996, she added to her natural gardening skill the University of Washington course work to become a Master Gardner. She has applied her horticultural talents to design and maintain the landscaping surrounding HFM.

When she isn't working for HFM, Wenche enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren. She also enjoys nearly any outdoor activity, and is an avid birder. 
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