Family Practice Providers

Best Practices Medical Clinic is a full service family medical clinic in Yakima, Washington that is currently accepting new patients. Meet the skilled team of medical providers with years of combined experience in women’s health, men’s health, geriatric care, and pediatric care – the full range of family medicine.

Greg Swart

Gregory A. Swart, MN, ARNP, NP-C
Board Certified in Family Practice, Clinic Owner

Greg has been providing high quality, family focused medical care to families in the Yakima Valley for over 18 years. Greg worked at Cornerstone Medical Clinic in Yakima for eight years before his heartfelt passion for people and desire to provide exemplary medical care motivated him to open his own practice. In 2009, Greg opened Yakima Avenue Medical Clinic, which later became Best Practices Medical Clinic. In 2012, Greg was awarded the Washington State NP Award for Excellence, given for his “demonstration of excellence in clinical practice.”

Greg began his nursing career at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital as a CNA in 1990. He attended YVC, graduating from their Nursing Program in 1994. Greg then attended WSU, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1997 and proceeded to graduate from WSU’s Master of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program in 2001.

Greg was born and raised in Naches, WA. Greg, and his wife Janis, continue to own and operate Best Practices Medical Clinic and together they strive to give people, young and old alike, the kind of care that they deserve. They have three children that they adore and they reside on a small farm in Selah.

Dr. Joe Dimeo

Joseph A. DiMeo, DO
Board Certified in Family Practice

Dr. DiMeo, a native of New York, moved to Yakima in 2008 with his wife, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs. He graduated from Ithaca College in 1992 with a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, then attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he obtained his degreee in 1997 after an additional fellowship year training in osteopathic medicine. Prior to moving to Yakima, he practiced osteopathic family medicine at the DiGiovanna family care center in Massapequa, NY for 8 years.

Dr. DiMeo has spent the last 15 years in Yakima treating patients in a rural family practice setting as well as educating the future of medicine and teaching osteopathic medical students at PNWU.

Dr DiMeo joined Best Practices in December 2020 and is dedicated to accepting and treating patients from all walks of life providing them with access of care in treating disease and applying preventative medicine. He also includes his training in osteopathic medicine in his ability to diagnose and treat patients individually and holistically to find wellness.

Brian Gilbert

Brian Gilbert, PA-C
Board Certified in Family Practice

Brian joined Best Practices in 2021 after graduating from Heritage University with a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Before completing his Physician Assistant degree he earned a Bachelors of Science in Paramedicine from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2014. He went on to work as a paramedic in Las Vegas and in the Tri-Cities, Washington. He joined Best Practices in May 2021.

Brian grew up in the rural community of Royal City, WA where he worked with his family and cousins on the family farm. Staying local and close to friends and family in Central Washington is important to him. Brian is married to his amazing wife Ashley and has four wonderful, wild and rambunctious boys. They enjoy activities that involve being outdoors and allow them to adventure together. Brian is excited to be apart of the Best Practices family.

Anne Tweedy

Anne Tweedy, MN, ARNP, NP-C
Board Certified in Family Practice

Anne graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1992 with a degree in nursing and a degree in psychology, both with academic honors (Cum Laude). She graduated from Washington State University Master of Nursing Nurse Practitioner program in 1999. She has been working in the Yakima Valley as a Nurse Practitioner since that time. She has been deeply rewarded by the relationships she has created with her patients over the last 16 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

She is married to her husband of 20 years, Matt. Together, they enjoy the joys and challenges of raising their three sons. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends,traveling, gardening and skiing.

Kimberly Shipley

Kimberly Shipley, DNP, ARNP, NP-C
Board Certified in Family Practice

Kimberly is a nurse practitioner who came to work part time at Best Practices in 2019. Kim was born and raised in the Seattle area, moving to Selah over 30 years ago. She graduated from the YVCC nursing program in 1997 then worked at Memorial Hospital as an RN for 20 years. Kimberly earned her Bachelors degree in nursing from Washington State University College of Nursing in 2014, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Soon after, she returned to WSU and earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree in 2017. As a NursePpractitioner she started her career working at Yakima Worker Care, specializing in occupational medicine. She started working part time in family practice eventually making the decision to do family practice full time in August 2021.

Kim and her husband Gary live in Selah. They enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time making memories with their combined 5 kids and their 15 grandchildren. Kim has a passion for helping her patients achieve their optimal health. She feels it is important for patients to have an open communication as well as be listened to by their providers. She believes this happens while working together as a team to accomplish their best and healthiest versions of themselves.

Understanding your Providers Credentials

What are Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs)?

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine and serve as primary care providers (PCP). Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. By combining this knowledge with the latest advances in medical technology, they offer patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.

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What are Physician Assistants (PAs)?

A Physician’s Assistant (PA) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional who works within medical practices and clinics.

Physician Assistants practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers.

PAs practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories and the uniformed services.

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What are Nurse Practitioners (NPs)?

NPs are advanced practice nurses who provide high-quality healthcare services similar to those of a physician. NPs diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems. They have a unique approach and stress both care and cure.

Besides clinical care, NPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. They help patients make wise health and lifestyle choices.

NPs have distinguished themselves from other healthcare providers by focusing on the whole person when treating specific health problems and educating their patients on the effects those problems will have on them, their loved ones and their communities.

What services do NPs provide?

From treating illness to advising patients on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, NPs provide a full range of services. Patients who see NPs report an extremely high level of satisfaction with the care they receive.

Among the many services that NPs provide, they:

  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays
  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries
  • Prescribe medications and other treatments
  • Manage patients’ overall care
  • Spend time counseling patients
  • Help patients learn how their actions affect their health and well-being

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