St. Luke's Physiatry Physicians

  Dr. Greg CarterGregory T. Carter, MD, MS - Medical Director   

Dr. Greg Carter’s interest in medicine came from his father, a general surgeon.  After losing a close friend to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), he began researching better ways to ease symptoms of neuromuscular disease.  Dr. Carter co-founded the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) / ALS Center at the University of Washington and the MDA Regional Neuromuscular Disease Center at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.  He later received the Excellence in Clinical Care award from the MDA. 

In 2012 Dr. Carter received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  He is also the past recipient of the Best Research Paper Published by a Physiatrist Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the Excellence in Research Writing Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

Dr. Carter graduated from Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a subspecialty in neuromuscular medicine.  He completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency and neuromuscular disease research fellowship at the University of California, Davis, where he also earned a Master’s degree in physiology.

Dr. Carter is editor of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America publication and senior associate editor for the medical journal Muscle and Nerve.

Dr. Carter enjoys spending time with his wife Carolyn and their four children, and playing guitar.

Joe GainesJoseph M. Gaines, PA-C, AT/L, ATC, CSCS – Physician Assistant-Certified 

Joe was drawn to medicine from his love of playing sports, and even through his own experiences with injuries. As a graduate of Whitworth University, Joe received his undergraduate degrees in Athletic Training and Health, Fitness and Physical Education. Joe is familiar with St. Luke’s, having worked as a therapy aide in the Outpatient Aquatics Program while in school. After graduating, Joe became Nationally Certified as an athletic trainer and strength conditioning specialist, working in physical therapy clinics and local high schools in Spokane.

Joe also worked at Spokane’s North Central High School as the athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher, taking care of athletes and teaching students about sports medicine and other medical professions. In 2011, Joe was one of eight athletic trainers presented with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer Recognition Award for his work.

Joe’s desire to continue learning medicine to help others led him to go back to school to become a physician assistant. He graduated with a master’s degree of Clinical Health Services from the MEDEX Northwest Program through the University of Washington.

As a member of St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice, Joe works with patients to improve their quality of life through rehabilitation and education. He is nationally certified as a physician assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Washington Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA), National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

An avid Denver Broncos fan, Joe enjoys playing sports, music, being outdoors and spending time with his friends and family.

Dr. Goodman 1Steven R. Goodman, MD - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice 

Dr. Steven R. Goodman followed a unique path to medicine. Initially a mechanical engineer, he found that while he enjoyed the technical, problem solving aspect of engineering he missed the human dimension. Driven towards medicine, Dr. Goodman earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the State University of New York, School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York; interned at the UCSF-Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, California; and completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Goodman believes medicine is a patient-focused art and looks to understand each patient, their unique challenges and their desired outcome while drawing on the best of science in caring for them.

Dr. Goodman has a subspecialty interest in myofascial and musculoskeletal pain and serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in the Multidisciplinary Pain Center. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

A strong Mariner’s baseball fan, he loves cross country skiing, ethnic food, friends and family and looks forward to learning fly fishing.

gordon photoMark S. Gordon, MD - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice 

Dr. Mark S. Gordon fell in love with medicine as a young boy, enjoying going to the doctor as a child - a memory that eventually led him into the profession of medicine. His love of teamwork and working with people focused him into the specialty of physiatry, where he treats the whole person for medical rehabilitation. Dr. Gordon enjoys helping patients re-learn life-skills after a life-changing injury, working together with the patient, family members and therapists to achieve this goal. He also focuses on ensuring the patient is fully aware of his/her body’s condition, in order to lead the fullest life possible.

Dr. Gordon received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, interned in psychiatry at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Dr. Gordon’s interest in medical rehabilitation started in the military where he served as a Flight Surgeon/General Practitioner for four years. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine.

He loves the outdoors, believing the Pacific Northwest to be one of the most beautiful parts of the country.


moise photoVivian M. Moise, MD - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice   

A strong connection with each patient is the guiding influence in Dr. Vivian Moise's care. She sees herself as being a patient educator as well as a physician and works to improve the quality of life of each patient.

Dr. Moise graduated with honors from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center, where she later served as Chief Resident. Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as in the sub-specialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Dr. Moise currently serves as Medical Adviser/Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute and also as Medical Director for the Spokane Muscular Dystrophy Clinic.

Dr. Moise specializes in the treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular diseases, and musculoskeletal injuries.

She is also an avid gardener and teaches international folk dancing.

dr stevensonPatrice Stevenson, MD - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice  

Since age 17, Dr. Patrice Stevenson knew she wanted to practice medicine in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Improving function and quality of life for patients has been a fundamental focus for Dr. Patrice Stevenson throughout her career.

Prior to joining the St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice, Dr. Stevenson practiced as a Physiatrist and Medical Director at Confluence Health, Wenatchee Valley Hospital and as a treating Physiatrist and Medical Director at Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington.

Dr. Stevenson graduated from the University of Washington and completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency and Internship at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.  Dr. Stevenson is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with the subspecialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.

Dr. Stevenson finds good patient communication an essential part of the rehabilitation process, and enjoys working with the rehab team to achieve the best patient outcomes.


Valerie Jones, MD - St. Luke's Physiatry Practice

valerie jonesDr. Jones completed her Rehabilitation Medicine residency as Chief Resident at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York.  She then served as Senior Medical Director for Revolution Health Group, staff Physiatrist as Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Doc Talker Family Medicine and various hospitals as a locum tenens. 

Her goals are to help people become more engaged in their health, to educate the public about medical topics and to use online community to drive behavior change.  Dr. Jones is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In addition, she is an award winning writer, health journalist and physician educator. 



For more information: 

St. Luke’s Physiatry Practice
715 South Cowley Street, Suite 224
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 473-6706
Fax: 473-6704


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