Our Team

Dr. Dieter H. Eppel has more than 40 years of experience in family practice medicine as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and looks forward to providing outstanding medical care for your entire family.

Timothy M. Kobernik, DO completed Osteopathic medical school at Western University of the Health Sciences in Pomona, California in 1984. He then served in the Navy for 20 years at locations as Iceland, Italy, Everett (Washington), and Bahrain. What makes his practice unique is the seasoned integration of osteopathic manipulative therapy in the day-to-day practice of Family Medicine.

Zaleh Parham, ARNP is a nurse practitioner specializing in family medicine. She provides expert, comprehensive patient-centered primary care for patients of all ages. Her passion is personally connecting with patients and focusing on long term holistic health, including preventative care through nutrition and exercise. She has over 10 years of experience and enjoys working with patients with medically assisted weight loss.Away from work she finds happiness spending time with her family, three kids, and friends.

Stephanie Schow, ARNP graduated from the University of Memphis in June of 2009 with her BSN. She worked in Tennessee until she met and married her husband, Justin, who is active duty Navy. The Navy took them to Georgia, where she decided to continue her education through Simmons University, graduating in January 2020, as an Advanced Practice RN. The Navy then relocated them to Washington State where Eppel Family Medicine was lucky to be able to add her to our other great family practice providers. She has two children and is a welcomed addition to our office.

Armando Quiroz, MD has over 25 years experience in medicine and has lived in Washington since 1991.Graduated from UW Medical School. He has been a highly respected teacher of Medical Students both at the Unviersity of Washington and at Madigan Army Medical Center, Family Medicine Department. When not at work he enjoys time with his family and friends and gardening.

Gloria Eppel, RN has been an RN since Graduating from San Joaquin Delta College in 1986. She has worked in many different aspects of nursing over the years and loves assisting patients in living their best life by doing all she can to help them get the medical care they need. She is the after hours nurse you will speak with if you have after hours needs.

Kellie Trautman has worked as a Certified Medical Assistant for over 20 years. She graduated and recieved her certification from Eton Technical institute in Port Orchard, WA. Her experience includes working in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, ENT, Emergency Medicine, and Family Practice. She enjoys working with all ages of patients and is happy to be part of Eppel Family Medicine where patients are treated like family and not just a number.

Nikcole Ellis is a Registered Medical Assistant and has been working with Eppel Family Medicine since 2018. She is dedicated to doing a great job taking care of our patients and our community. She loves what she does to help others be in the best health possible. She is a single Mom with 2 amazing kids!

Kellie , Receptionist I'm married with 2 older children. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years. Being a Navy wife has allowed me to experience living all over the world. We have retired and live here in Port Orchard. Being the receptionist at Eppel Family Medicine has expanded my life in a whole other direction. I have spent a great deal of my life in customer service industry hospitality, retail, and Navy Ombudsman and now medical office. I love my family, photography, decorating and of course baking.

Amber Paul, CPC Has been a billing specialist at Eppel Family Medicine since August of 2017. She received her CPC certification from AAPC after completing courses at Olympic College and is commited to helping patients navigate their insurance needs to ensure that they receive the care they need.