Pacific Home Health and Hospice

Our Staff

Nicole Starke, RN, BSN

Nicole joined the team at Pacific Home Health and Hospice in October of 2007 as a patient care coordinator. Her duties have included staff nurse, nurse educator director of patient care, and now Administrator. She is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Her past experience includes working in hemodialysis, ICU, labor and delivery, post partum and as an emergency department charge nurse and medical surgical charge nurse. Prior to becoming a nurse, Nicole worked as a certified nursing assistant for 12 years. She finds home health and hospice the most satisfying area of nursing as it is an honor to be allowed into patients’ homes to deliver care on such a personal level during such a difficult time.

Director of Patient Care
Robyn, RN, BSN, WCC

Robyn has been with Pacific Home Health and Hospice since 2012. She began her nursing journey as a field nurse, having moved up into the position of Director of Patient Care in 2016. Robyn is also a nurse educator, and teaches allied health classes at the local college with a primary goal of helping her students to discover their passion among the vast array of career choices in the medical field. Robyn truly enjoys the opportunity to work with patients both on home health and hospice care, finding this work meaningful both for herself and for the patients. She feels strongly that this agency provides a benefit to help empower patients to continue to be as independent as possible and remain in their home, and for those that will require comfort care to be able to make the transition process as seamless and supportive as possible.

Rajesh Ravuri, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Ravuri is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care. He has practiced for over 10 years at North Bend Medical Center. His interests include hospice and palliative care, cardiovascular, diabetic, gastrointestinal and preventive medicine. He is proficient in Endoscopies, Colonoscopies, Skin biopsies, Joint and Bursal injections. He also does CGMS testing (continuous glucose monitoring) and starts and manages insulin pumps.

Dr. Ravuri has been the medical director for Pacific Home Health & Hospice since 2006. He strongly believes the principle of hospice and palliative care is not limited to people at the end of their life or those suffering from debilitating disease, but should also be used to address the needs of families. This principle is the basis for health care as envisioned by the pioneer of health care Aristotle. This theorem helps physicians to be better doctors and help their patients in the healing process as medication and modern technology do their job.

Dr. Ravuri at the age of 17 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 recently added Lauie Schied, FNP, to his team to increase the same-day access to care for his patients and start palliative care services making his practice a true model for Integrated Medical Home.

His practice motto is “Partnering with my patients in their pursuit of Health, Wellness and Happiness.”