Primary Care

I provide general “all around” care for both acute and chronic conditions, for adults and children. Using a blend of conventional and natural and integrative therapies allows my patients to “heal better”. Therapies are tailored to what is best and appropriate for each individual, while still relying upon solid, evidence based practices and guidelines.  I  order labs, imaging and refer to specialists and coordinate care as needed.

If you have been looking for a primary care doctor who will take the time to get to know you and your concerns, make an appointment today to see if we are a good fit. Please read through this article before selecting me as your primary care provider.

Treat Acute Illness

Sneezing, coughing, nauseated, vomiting, feverish, weird rashes, hurts to urinate? Call for an appointment. I also care for  back pain, joint pain, and pain that is ongoing from other conditions. (Note: I do not prescribe controlled painkillers.) While I provide initial and follow up care for minor injuries, if you need initial care for a wound or injury,  please call the office before coming in to determine if you should be seen at an urgent care clinic or the ER.

Wellness and Preventative Care

I provide preventative health care, including “well-human exams” for men, women and differently gendered people. Want to stay healthy? I can help you find strategies to live well and healthfully.

Vaccinations

For both adults and children, I fully support immunization according to the CDC schedule. I have reached this conclusion through both my professional training, which included learning about the science behind why vaccinations support health, and through my own experience and observations in dealing with vaccinations over 30+ years of parenting.

If you have questions about vaccines and vaccination, please make an appointment to talk about any concerns you may have.

Pregnancy

Other than an initial diagnosis of pregnancy, I do not provide prenatal care and do not deliver babies. If you are pregnant, I can continue to provide your general healthcare, and I will refer you for your prenatal care and obstetrical care to another provider.

Primary care or adjunct?

There are cases where you will want to have an internist or MD/DO/ARNP as your primary care provider instead of myself:

  • If you require controlled medications (e.g. painkillers, tranquilizers) as I do not prescribe those.
  • If you have an illness requiring hospitalizations that your PCP would be overseeing.
  • If you need a social worker or other resources that are best provided by a larger clinic.
  • For some patients who have several chronic illnesses, numerous medications or rare conditions.

In these cases it’s better to have me as an additional part of your team rather than as the PCP. This will ensure that get good care from all along the medical continuum.

If you do not live in the immediate Seattle area, please select a primary care doctor who is closer to where you live. In these cases I can continue to work with you as part of your overall healthcare team.