Photo by Janet Mark
Physician assistant Melissa Bronoske, PA-C, and nurse practitioner Katy Palmer sit in their clinic, Eatonville Integrative Medicine, which opened in August and offers a combination of conventional and alternative medicine treatments.
Photo by Janet Mark Physician assistant Melissa Bronoske, PA-C, and nurse practitioner Katy Palmer sit in their clinic, Eatonville Integrative Medicine, which opened in August and offers a combination of conventional and alternative medicine treatments.

Eatonville Integrative Medicine clinic opened this summer and a large number of clients are keeping the new owners busy.

The clinic, at 320 Center St. East, opened in August and is owned by physician assistant Melissa Bronoske and nurse practitioner Katy Palmer.

They said they decided to open their own clinic because they thought the town needed another healthcare option, and they wanted to meet residents’ needs.

Bronoske said integrative medicine is the combination of both conventional and alternative treatments. She said the purpose of integrative medicine is to treat the whole body and not just the illness. Patients who might benefit from integrative medicine are people with cancer and those suffering from fibromyalgia.

She said they use some herbal and vitamin remedies in the practice, but might order blood work before prescribing certain treatments to make sure they are safe for the patient.

The friends said they are proud to serve the Eatonville community. 

Bronoske lives in Eatonville and wanted to work where she resides. Palmer does not live in Eatonville but has grown fond of the town, she said.

Palmer said she is excited to start this new chapter in her career with Bronoske and is happy to meet some of the people in Eatonville.

Because the clinic is already experiencing a full list of patients, Bronoske and Palmer are not taking any more walk-ins; all new clients must schedule an appointment to see one of the specialists.

Palmer and Bronoske said, with one exception, the clinic is equipped to serve residents’ needs. Currently, they do not have an imaging machine and currently have to send patients to Puyallup for imaging.

To learn more or to make an appointment, visit www.eatonville.org, or call 360-832-2222.