Thatcher T.H. Felt, DO, FAAP grew up in beautiful Park City, Utah, attending Park City High School right at the base of the ski area.Â He attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland, followed by medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency in the southwest Chicago suburbs at Advocate Hope Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
Â Dr. Felt has spent the past 10 years as a primary care pediatrician with the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC), an FQHC in rural Grandview, Wash. Outside of work, he serves as a board member at Marthaâ€™s Cupboard, a not-for-profit community organization that provides those in need with clothing, school supplies, and basic household goods.Â He has also served on Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) for Childrenâ€™s Village in Yakima for eight years, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor with Pacific Northwest University as well as Clinical Faculty for YVFWCâ€™s Sollus Family Medicine residency.
Dr. Felt is in his first year as a WCAAP Trustee and is active on the Legislative and Health Care Transformation committees. He is also the Physician Champion and Behavioral Health PCP Trainer for the Pediatric Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative in the Greater Columbia region.
â€œThere are many aspects of my involvement with WCAAP that I value,â€ says Dr. Felt.Â â€œMost significant is the opportunity to advocate for the betterment of kids and their families.Â I am grateful for the ability to influence legislation involving the pediatric population.Â WCAAP has been elemental for networking with other physician advocates across the state and country.Â I appreciate the forward looking and goal oriented approach of WCAAP.â€Â
In his free time, Dr. Felt enjoys backpacking with his 10-year-old son and downhill skiing with his 14-year-old daughter. Cooking, traveling, art, running and music are all favorite pastimes.