In her writings, Kate frequently mentioned the different physicians that Joshua and Bethany were visiting for treatment. The following is a guide to all of the physicians that are referenced in Kate’s writings.
Dr. Anadiotis, also called “Dr. A”, is a geneticist who evaluated Joshua’s muscle biopsy results.
Dr. C is Bethany’s ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician.
Dr. Melissa Goebel, also called “Dr. G”, is Joshua’s palliative care physician. She was involved in his care for an extended period of time. Dr. G is based in Portland. Dr. G signed off Joshua’s case in August 2013, but she later rejoined his medical team in “a slightly different role” on August 23, 2013. She testified before the Grand Jury in March 2014. This is one of two physicians called “Dr. G.”
Dr. G is Bethany’s hematology-oncologists (Heme-Onc). This is one of two physicians called “Dr. G.”
Dr. Huffman is a Portland-based neurologist who was involved in Joshua’s care circa 2009.
Dr. Daniel Kingsbury is Bethany’s pediatric rheumatologist, based in Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Hospital. This is one of two physicians referred to as “Dr. K.”
Also known as “Dr. K”, Dr. Douglas King is Bethany’s pediatric cardiologist. This is one of two physicians referred to as “Dr. K.” He also works with another cardiologist, Dr. I.
Dr. L is Joshua’s Portland-based urologist. He is primarily mentioned through mid 2010. This is one of two physicians called Dr. L.
Dr. Cathleen Lang, also known as “Dr. L”, was described by Kate as the head of the PICU at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland (a fact we have not been able to independently confirm.) Dr. Lang was involved in Joshua’s care circa September 2013. She testified before the Grand Jury in March 2014. Notably, Dr. Lang’s specialty is listed as child abuse pediatrics, a niche that entails working with abuse victims and helping them as they overcome the mental, physical and emotional effects. She has co-authored several papers on the topic, including “Maltreatment in Multiple Birth Children” and “At Risk Children of At Risk Parents: Assessing Common Injuries to the Children of Teenage Parents.”
Dr. M is a fellow pediatrician at Dr. Sibley’s practice. Dr. M served as a “fill in” when Dr. S was unavailable.
Dr. R is a pain management specialist who took over for Dr. G., joining Joshua’s medical team in late 2013.
Also known as “Dr. S”, Dr. Barbara Sibley was the Parker children’s pediatrician, based at Southern Oregon Pediatrics, a practice based in Medford, OR. She had a prominent role in managing the children’s medical care and she is frequently mentioned in Kate’s writings about Joshua and Bethany, in particular. Dr. S testified before the Grand Jury in March 2014.
Dr. Top, also known as “Dr. T”, is Joshua’s and Bethany’s palliative care physician, involved in the earlier parts of their care.
Dr. Monica Webhy, also known as “Dr. W” is Joshua’s neurosurgeon and his primary physician in Portland. Dr. W also served as Bethany’s neurosurgeon while exploring the possibility of tethered cord. This is one of two physicians referred to as Dr. W. Dr. Webhy, who is currently running for U.S. Senate seat, has previously come under fire for performing tethered cord surgeries that other physicians have classified as “unnecessary.“
Dr. W is a Portland-based palliative care physician involved in Joshua’s care in mid to late 2013.