Joseph P. Salinas, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal, as your physician, is to help you enjoy every day of your life as fully as possible, for as long as possible. The art of Medicine lies in accomplishing that goal in a way that respects your views and dignity and recognizes the particular realities of your life, so we can keep you healthy together, as partners. That requires asking the right questions and taking the time to listen to the answers. I’m committed to lifelong learning to maintain knowledge of the latest advances in the large and complex world of Health and Medicine, as well as skillfully guiding you within that system. I strive to assure that you receive sound advice on ALL of your options, encouragingly and in ways that you can relate to so that you can make informed choices and be empowered to prevent and treat medical illness and more, to enjoy all the benefits of healthy living.

Physician Profile


William Paterson University of New Jersey
Wayne, NJ
Bachelor of Science, Biology and Psychology 1986
Magna Cum Laude
Medical School
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ
Doctorate of Medicine 1990
University of Southern California/Los Angeles County Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine 1990-1991
University of California Los Angeles/Kaiser Permanente of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Internal Medicine 1995-1997



Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
Society of Hospital Medicine
Washington State Medical Association
Benton County Medical Society

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

CEO and Medical Director, Internal Medicine Associates of Richland 1999-present
Medical Director, Coumadin Clinic, Kadlec Medical Center 2006-2011
Assistant Professor, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences 2010-present
Chief of Medicine, Kadlec Medical Center 2002-2004
Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, Professional Communications and Behavior 1997-1999
- Staff Physician
- Pod Manager
- Seminar Faciliator
Northeast Community Clinic
- Staff Physician 1991-1993
- Medical Director 1993-1995

Hospital Affiliations

Kadlec Medical Center


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Michele

    Dr. Salinas is the best! He is intelligent and very well-informed. But most of all he spends time with me and my husband and expl...

  • Member: Paul

    Dr. Salinas has saved my life and helped me avoid significant pain and anxiety several times. I truly respect and appreciate his c...

  • Member: James

    Dorothy can't write this Joe, but I think you know how much she loves and trusts you. Thanks so much for returning her hugs and w...

  • Member: Cynthia

    Both my husband and I have really benefitted from this care, and really appreciate the service.