Welcome to Eastgate Family Medicine, your medical home
As a board certified family physician with over 25 years of experience practicing family medicine, my passion has always been providing families with personal medical care. With increasing pressure to see more patients and spend less time with each patient, I began looking for another, better approach.
I found it in the form of the micropractice, an approach developed to allow solo practitioners to provide old fashioned family medicine in a comfortable setting.
In order to provide the highest level of service and individual attention, I am not accepting new patients at this time. Please call the office if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.
The Eastgate Family Medicine Micropractice
In establishing Eastgate Family Medicine as a micropractice, my goal is to provide you and your family-from newborn to senior-with high quality and highly personalized care. I can do so by limiting the number of patients I serve, eliminating the typical barriers between physician and patient, keeping my overhead low and, to the extent possible, providing you with same-day access for urgent problems.
Because Eastgate Family Medicine is a micropractice, it provides important advantages over a more typical medical practice:
- more personalized health care
- enhanced interaction between physician and patient, resulting in reduced frustration
- longer appointments to deal with more complicated medical issues
- lower overhead through a smaller office with few or no employees—made possible by the use of technology, including online appointments and electronic health records
As a family physician, I provide my patients with comprehensive medical care. However, I have a special interest in the following aspects of my practice:
- Women’s health care
- Medical management/internal medicine for men and women
- Management of multiple chronic conditions, including
- Diabetes/metabolic syndrome
- High blood pressure
- Pediatrics/newborn care
- Mild to moderate ADHD and coexisting conditions and behavioral issues
My office hours are as follows:
Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
On Friday, I am often available for urgent care in the afternoon.
Making an Appointment
Existing patients can always make an appointment online, using the link on the home page.
Alternatively, you can phone the office at 425-644-3066 to leave a message. I’ll return your call to finalize your appointment either that day or the next business day.
During the Appointment
When you arrive at the office, I’ll weigh you, take your vital signs, and discuss your concerns. Unlike a more traditional practice, you won’t begin with a nurse and then wait for a doctor to appear so you can repeat your concerns. I’ll also collect your co-pay.
We’ll be able to talk without being rushed. I reserve 50 minutes for physicals, 30 minutes for medical management of chronic diseases, and 15 minutes for minor issues and urgent care. Because my overhead is low, and I limit the number of patients that I see, I can afford to spend more time with you.
I participate in most insurance plans. I will continue to see my previous patients covered by DSHS, Molina and Medicare, but will not accept new patients on these plans.
If You Need Laboratory Tests
If you need blood work or other laboratory tests, you won’t have to go far. LabCorp has a laboratory just down the hall.
If You Have an Emergency
If you have a medical emergency, you should always dial 911.
If you are not feeling well and can wait for an appointment, please schedule one-preferably online.
If the matter is urgent and you cannot wait until the next business day, you can call me directly on my cell phone; I can typically respond within an hour. The office voicemail greeting includes my cell number.
When I am not available-on vacation, at a class or out of the office for other reasons-and you need to be seen, my message will refer you to a covering physician or the Overlake Urgent Care Clinic in Issaquah.