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Expert in Women's Health, Menopause, Postmenopause, Aging, Chronic Disease

Expert ID: 737948 Washington, USA

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Expert, MD, worked full-time in primary care Internal Medicine from 1996-2021. Along the way, she served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at a University's Department of Medicine and also chaired a number of professional committees in Integrative Medicine, Technology, Quality Management, and Peer Review. Expert is the Founder of an online community hub for all people to find physical and emotional support on the journey toward, into, and beyond menopause. This website offers science-based health information balanced with a holistic focus on personal well-being.

In 2021, Expert stepped away from direct patient care and in early 2022, launched her new business, a virtual consultation service for patients in WA state. She now serves as a physician advocate, guide, navigator, coach, and partner role for patients, and as an ally to many physicians and medical colleagues.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: Internal Medicine Residency Completion Subject: Internal Medicine Residency Institution: University of Washington, Department of Medicine
Year: 1993 Degree: MD Subject: Doctor of Medicine Institution: University of Washington School of Medicine
Year: 1989 Degree: BA Subject: Architecture & Urban Planning Institution: University of Washington, College of Architecture & Urban Planning

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Virtual Consultant & Advocate, Founder Department: Self-employed
Responsibilities:
- Telemedicine health consultations and medical advocacy for patients in Washington state.
- Serve as a physician advocate, guide, coach, resource, consultant, collaborator, educator, navigator and partner to patients.
- Ally to primary care and specialty physician and surgeon colleagues.
- Also have a free informational & educational website which serves as a community hub for all people to find physical & emotional support on the journey toward, into and beyond menopause.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 2021 Employer: The Polyclinic Title: Physician (Primary Care) Department: Internal Medicine
Responsibilities:
- Full-time clinical physician in primary care Internal Medicine and was an Owner & shareholder.
- Co-founder of a "concierge light" medical practice that Expert co-founded.
- Founder & Director of weight management & wellness program, parallel to medical practice.
- Served as Chair of multiple committees including Integrative Medicine, Technology, Quality Management, Peer Review, and also served as Primary Care Section Chief.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Washington State Medical Association, Member (1993-present)
King County Medical Society, Member/Delegate (1996-present)
American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine, Member/Fellow (1993-present)
American Medical Association, Member (1990-present)
North American Menopause Society (2021-present)
International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Member (2010-2012)
Licenses / Certifications
Physician & Surgeon Medical License, State of Washington; (exp. 9/19/2023)
DEA License, State of Washington (exp. 7/31/2023)
Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine; Active since 1996 (recertified 2006, 2016)
Professional Appointments
Virtual Consultant & Advocate
Active Staff, Providence Health & Services/Swedish Medical Center
Private Practice in Internal Medicine
Partnership in Health
Menu for Change, Director
Primary Care Section Chief
Awards / Recognition
Inspirational Leadership Award, Cancer Lifeline
National Committee for Quality Assurance, Certificates of Recognition:
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
The Best Doctors in America
America's Top Physicians
Puget Sound Top Doctors
AVVO Top Doctors
Top physician The Polyclinic patient satisfaction surveys
EPIC Power User, Certified
Medical / Professional
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of WA Dept of Medicine (2004-2016)
Clinical Instructor, Auxiliary Faculty, U of WA Dept of Medicine (1997-2004)
Internal Medicine Teaching Panel, Swedish Med Center Dept of Med Ed (1996-2000)
Chief Resident, Swedish Med Center Dept of Medical Education (1996)
Physician Evaluator, Paramedic Training Program, Harborview Med Ctr (1995)
Clinical Instructor, U of WA Dept of Medicine (1993)
Publications and Patents Summary
Currently working on non-fiction book, not yet published, focusing on menopause (est. late 2022).

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Numerous blog posts
60+ full-length lecture videos produced for MenuforChange program, select videos posted at www.MenopauseMenu.com and on Vimeo
FaceBook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Doximity, Vimeo presence (MenopauseMenu)
Ongoing lecture, speaking & presentation engagements via Livestream/web-based platforms
Other Relevant Experience
Owner of free informational website
Owner of business website
Owner of past medical website
Author/presenter of two Resolutions that passed at the 2021 Washington State Medical Association's Legislative Session:
B-7 – Physician Assistant Title Change
B-8 – Refer to All Medical Professionals by Their Titles
King County Medical Society Bulletin:
"Guest Post: The Opioid Query"
"The WSMA House of Delegates Experience"

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