Providence’s new Internal Medicine Center poised to improve access to care
Physician residents welcome new patients July 6
A new partnership right here in Everett improves access to vital medical care for some of the region’s most vulnerable residents and those without a primary care provider.
Now open, the Providence – WSU Internal Medicine Center is a partnership between Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Providence Medical Group Northwest and Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
As part of WSU's Internal Medicine Residency Program--which strives to recruit, develop, and retain compassionate, well-rounded internists to care for rural and underserved populations--the center welcomes patients without primary care physicians who would benefit from a continuum of care.
Physician residents provide care, overseen by a faculty physician. As newly graduated medical doctors, residents must complete at least three years of graduate medical education in an accredited program before applying for board certification within a specialty, such as internal medicine, which focuses on treating adults, including seniors. Increasing the number of physician residents is key to reducing our region’s primary care shortage and ensuring our communities have access to the care they need.
Here's what that means for patients:
- Through in-person visits at the clinic, or telehealth from your home, patients receive excellent care from a physician resident, who is their primary care doctor and follows patients throughout their care journey with access to a team of specialists. The center provides an ideal option for those with more complex needs, and who would benefit from an on-site team of collaborative providers, including Behavioral Health providers, RN care managers and clinical pharmacy.
- Internal medicine physicians offer primary care to patients age 18 and older, including: preventive services; treatment for simple and complex medical diagnoses; medication management; weight loss and diabetes management; and treatment for high blood pressure, heart problems and any other disease processes. Internists manage a broad spectrum of chronic illnesses and make referrals to all specialties, when needed.
- With an academic environment, the center ensures care that is based on the most current medical research and protocols.
Offering convenient care in your community
Conveniently located at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, 1321 Colby Ave., Suite B400, the center is easily accessible from the 14th Street, South side entrance of the patient and visitor parking garage. The Providence – WSU Internal Medicine Center welcomes patients Monday to Friday from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. To learn more, visit online or call 425-297-5234 to schedule an appointment.