Country Doctor Community Clinic

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Seattle
WA
Site Details: 

Drs. Brad Roter, Hal Moore, Sarah Hufbauer, Rich Kovar, Mary Curiel, and Karen Johnson, ARNP are the clinical faculty. The Country Doctor Community Clinic is one of 14 community health centers in King County. Located on Capitol Hill, this clinic has served low-income residents of the surrounding areas since 1971. Five family practice physicians, two nurse practitioners, and four physician assistants provide approximately 24,000 patient encounters per year. There are also mental health counselors, a psychiatrist, as well as health team support for maternal/child care, HIV support, diabetes, and healthcare for the homeless. In addition, there is a support staff of medical assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and lab techs, as well.

Satellite Sites: 

None (although there may be some OB follow up visits to area hospitals)

Community: 

Country Doctor is located in the vibrant and eclectic Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. The neighborhood offers easy public transportation and bike access. The neighborhood is close to Lake Washington, the University of Washington, and downtown Seattle.

Common Clinic Patients: 

The clinic provides the full spectrum of Family Medicine care for a multi-ethnic patient population including a large number of Hispanic patients and patients infected with HIV. In addition to seeing patients in the clinic, the student will be involved in outreach activities with the Patient Support Services team.

On-Call Duties: 

Students are on obstetrics call one night per week and one weekend; and on family medicine inpatient call for one week. Students participate in delivery and follow-up of obstetrical patients at Group Health and adult medical patients at Swedish First Hill Hospital. The clinic provides the full spectrum of Family Medicine care for a multi-ethnic patient population including a large number of patients infected with HIV. In addition to seeing patients in the clinic, the student will be involved in outreach activities with the Patient Support Services team. A clinic-oriented "mini-project" is required.

Housing/Transportation: 

Car is helpful, but not required.

Other: 

Speaking Spanish is very helpful for access to more clinical opportunities but not required.

 

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  • The highest recorded temperature was 96°F in 1994.
  • The average coolest month is December.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was 10°F in 1990.
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