Your Health is Our Primary Mission

As your primary health-care provider, our medical team cares about the whole patient: body, mind and spirit. We provide a variety of services with a holistic approach to wellness:

  • Comprehensive health history and physical exams
  • Medical diagnosis for acute and chronic health conditions
  • Minor procedures
  • Prescriptions for medications to treat chronic health conditions
  • Well-child exams and immunizations
  • Behavioral health counseling and medication
  • Referral to medical specialists and community outreach programs
  • Vaccines for children and adults
  • Tobacco cessation referrals


8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday


Coos Bay

Phone 541-888-9494, then press 1

Fax 541-888-5556


Phone 541-916-7025

Fax 541-916-7048

How to Sign Up

To register as a Ko-Kwel Wellness Center patient, please fill out the questionnaire below. Once complete, please send by postal mail or fax to your KWC.

IMPORTANT: Do not email this packet. It may contain personal health information and your Social Security number.

Meet our healthcare providers

Rajesh Ravuri, MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ravuri specializes in Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Providers. Dr. Ravuri is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) which is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine.

At the age of 17, Dr. Ravuri attended one of the most prestigious medical schools in India, Andhra Medical College, started in 1857 by the British. He pursued further training in Internal Medicine at Rush-Westlake Hospital in Chicago.

Dr. Ravuri is very committed and involved in the community. He loves the Oregon coast and considers it his home. His practice motto is “partnering with my patients in their pursuit of health, wellness and happiness.”

Daniel Carlson

Physician Assistant

Daniel Carlson has provided primary medical care at Ko-Kwel Wellness Center since it opened in 2021. He’s a strong believer in preventive medicine and the healing power of good food and regular exercise.

He also advocates for regular wellness checks, especially for kids and adolescents, many of whom have had their mental and physical health negatively impacted by COVID.

He holds a Master of Science from Pacific University. Before becoming a physician assistant, he worked as an advanced emergency medical technician in Washington County, Ore. Before working in medicine, he graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in economics and worked in commercial banking.

He enjoys archery, photography and hiking.

Sandy Teeter

Nurse Practitioner

Sandy Teeter, AGNP, received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health & Science University in Klamath Falls and went on to receive her master’s degree in nursing with Leadership and Management from Western Governors University.  In 2019, Sandy achieved a Post Masters Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) from Maryville University of Saint Louis. This designation allows Sandy to specialize in treating adults aged 18 years and older. Sandy is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been in practice in Coos County since 2018. Sandy is married, has four children, and six grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, and home renovations.

Jennifer Hope

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

While training to become a nurse practitioner in 2006, Jennifer Hope developed a close friendship with a Cherokee Indian nurse practitioner in rural West Virginia. Working in a tribal clinic has been one of her goals ever since.

A coal miner’s daughter, Jennifer has a Master of Science in nursing from West Virginia University in Charleston. She became a psychiatric nurse practitioner in 2021, when she earned a post-graduate certificate from Virginia’s Shenandoah University.

At KWC, she manages mental health medication for patients of all ages. She also provides medication-assisted treatment to those who are challenged with alcohol and substance abuse. Jennifer also offers TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatments for smoking cessation and major depressive disorder.

Kenda Plate

Licensed Professional Counselor

Kenda M. Plate serves as your behavioral health consultant. She is skilled in reducing intrusive mental health problems and empowers clients to build coping skills.

Kenda has focused her practice on high-risk and underserved populations in rural communities. She previously worked in the Klamath Tribal Health and Family Services agency in Klamath Falls.

She is certified in mindfulness-based stress reduction and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.

Kenda can help with difficult life problems, eating and activity changes for a healthy weight, behavioral changes for tobacco or alcohol use, and a variety of mental health problems.

24-7 Nurse Phone Line

The Ko-Kwel Wellness Center offers free 24-hour call-in medical help lines for all tribal members and patients of the center’s Medical Clinic. (For medical emergencies, please phone 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.)

Patient Portal

Fast, reliable communication with your medical provider is accessible 24/7. The Patient Portal is only a click away.

Forms and Documents