Residency Site Director:Patrick Gemperline, MD
Medical Department & Residency Coordinator:Chelsea Moritz
CMO and Vice President of Medical Affairs:Ricardo Jimenez, MD
Medical Director, Seattle Medical Clinic:Philip Reilly, MD
Clinic Manager:Braden Hirasawa, MPH
Front Office Supervisor:Veronica Hernandez
Clinic Address:8720 14th Ave. Seattle, WA 98108
Clinical Highlights:Patient-centered care is a priority. Sea Mar’s Seattle Medical Clinic is a vibrant community health center averaging 35,000 patient visits each year. Patients are provided same-day access with their primary care physicians. New patients and walk-ins are seen through an on-site urgent care clinic. The clinic utilizes an electronic health records system; this allows for timely management of patient messages, labs, and pharmacy requests. Nurse Practitioners participate in team management of patient needs. Nurse Practitioner residents partner with the R2 and R3 family medicine residents to increase access.
Medical complexity and patient diversity are a direct result of the clinic’s high volume and long-term physician continuity. Systems have been established to help meet the needs of all patients. Obstetrical care is a highly valued service at the clinic. Sea Mar’s long history of quality obstetrical support means residents have a greater opportunity than most family medicine residencies for high volume (400 deliveries per year) obstetrics. Support is provided through an experienced maternal support services team.
Pediatric experience is plentiful and high-quality. Pediatric care at the clinic is overseen by Dr. Cor Van Niel. Dr. Van Niel is a Journal Watch Editor, Swedish Cherry Hill pediatrics instructor, Seattle Children’s Hospital faculty member, and a former chief resident. Each Wednesday and Thursday afternoon six pediatric residents from Seattle Children’s Hospital provide continuity outpatient clinical services at Sea Mar.
Procedure clinic is filled with toenail excisions, IUD placement, joint aspirations, and skin biopsy/excisions. Dr. Fabian coordinates colposcopy teaching several times a month. Obstetrical ultrasound skills are taught to Sea Mar residents by Dr. Julio Jimenez, who has been teaching and providing this service for many years. Dating ultrasounds and BPP are made readily available to assist in timely and affordable continuity of care for obstetrical patients.