What is it? This golf cart delivers extraordinary elegance off the course as a street legal, personal transportation vehicle. Comfortable for four passengers (with 2- and 6-passenger options also available), the Sirius surprises with how much it offers in the way of smalltown driving. Equipped with LED headlights with high beams, taillights, brake lights, self-canceling turn signals with side mirror indicators, lockable glovebox and trunk — even an optional back-up camera upgrade! — all that’s left to do is drive across town to take in a summer movie at Pavillion Park.
Why is it popular? The Sirius has become hugely popular in safe, recreation-heavy communities like Liberty Lake because Star EV decided to make it specifically for the road in addition to its role for the golf course. Manufacturers in the industry have long focused on fleet golf cart demands, which often strips vehicles down to the basics. In 2015, Star EV launched an internal program called Project Tiger with the specific goal of transforming the standard golf cart ride by focusing on features people might expect from a luxury car. This combined with one of the most innovative suspensions ever designed for a golf cart make the Sirius the best ride for both the road and the golf course.
In addition to the vehicle-like features previously mentioned, the Sirius also boasts a much longer range than the typical golf cart or personal transportation vehicle. An example of the power savings is in the LED lights, which use five times less energy than traditional halogen lights to help you travel further without worry.
Wow factor The Sirius is named after the brightest star in the night sky for a reason. Star EV was serious about outshining the competition from day one, when an experienced automotive designer was brought in to work alongside Star EV engineering and manufacturing teams to make sure each step would lead to a new level of luxury styling.
Clinic Supervisor Kiara Ficklin said the practice has quickly grown from two to eight providers, and an additional provider works part-time to provide a same-day alternative to urgent care for the clinics’ patients.
The team that has emerged is close-knit and dedicated to the greater Liberty Lake community, Ficklin said. The eight providers include:
Ben Jaderholm, DO Drawn to family medicine because of his love of treating patients of all ages, from children to seniors, Dr. Jaderholm loves to hike, bike and camp the Inland Northwest with his wife and daughter.
Andrew Odle, MD With special interests in dermatology, adult medicine and geriatric medicine, Dr. Odle spent a season studying medicine on the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. He completed his residency at Eisenhower in California.
Daniel Flores, MD A family medicine physician with more than 20 years of experience and training in California, Dr. Flores is pleased to bring his expertise to the Liberty Lake community.
Amber Collier, FNP As a family nurse practitioner, Collier has 20 years of nursing experience with direct patient care. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University.
Kristy Whitney, ARNP Another Gonzaga-trained family nurse practitioner, Whitney believes in providing information to empower patients to make great decisions for their care.
Magdalena Haigh, MSN With a focus on individually tailored care, Haigh loves the contribution nurses make in the lives of patients. Outside the practice, she loves skiing, road biking and traveling.
Tracy Schwartzman, ARNP Schwartzman has 20 years of hospital nursing experience, with 10 years as the nursing OB coordinator. Her strong background in women’s health continues to be a focus in her family practice. She also received her master’s from Gonzaga.
Roger Hanson, MD A University of Washington graduate, Dr. Hanson trained in pediatrics and family practice and loves practicing medicine with the Rockwood Liberty Lake community.