Providence St. Peter Family Practice

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Site Details: 

525 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, Washington 98506 Phone: 360.493.4041

SITE DIRECTOR: Gabrielle O’Sullivan, MD

Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program is a 21-resident program with 8 family physician faculty, a pediatrician, an obstetrician, 3 nurse practitioners, a pharmacist, and 2 behavioral scientists. The clerkship emphasizes the practice of family medicine in a patient centered medical home.

Five weeks will be primarily outpatient. One week will include weekend call and hospital rounding with the inpatient Family Medicine team in the mornings and clinic in the afternoons. In the office the student is involved in our Adolescent Obstetrics Group Medical Visit, Diabetes or polypharmacy Group Visits, procedure clinic, colposcopy clinic, Nursing Home rounds, and home visits. In the hospital, the student is involved in medicine and pediatric admissions on the family medicine team, ER visits and obstetrical care. Students spend 3 or 4 days at a rural site. Didactics are available almost daily and students participate in our monthly workshops usually focusing on a hands-on skill or procedure.

Satellite Sites: 



The city of Olympia, Washington (also the state capital and located in Thurston County)
has been named by “Money Magazine” and “USA Today” as one of America's most livable cities.

The population of Thurston County is 200,000 and growing. Compared to other urban centers, Thurston County is relatively free from big-­‐city problems such as traffic congestion, pollution and crime. State government is the largest employer. Education, forest products, construction, retail trade, the Port of Olympia, and light manufacturing are other major job providers. Providence St. Peter Hospital, with more than 1,500 employees, is the area's largest non-­‐governmental employer.

Thurston County has numerous golf courses, bicycle trails, lakes, saltwater marinas, outdoor sports facilities, and off-­‐road parks. The Pacific Ocean, Hood Canal, Olympic Peninsula, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. St. Helen are within easy driving distance and provide pleasant day trips or weekend getaways.

Common Clinic Patients: 

The site cares for a diverse population including low income and teen pregnancy patients. Most of the patients are English speaking, but the site also serves Hispanic and southeast Asian patients as well. In the office, the student is involved in our Adolescent Obstetrics Clinic and sometimes a Diabetes Group Visit or a poly pharmacy visit. In the hospital, the student is involved in medicine and family practice admissions, ER visits and obstetrical care. Students may also have an opportunity to do procedure clinic, colposcopy clinic, nursing home visits, home visits, and spend 3-4 days at a rural site.

On-Call Duties: 

You will spend one week rounding in the hospital in the mornings on the Family Medicine Service. You will take one Sunday of call at the beginning of your rounding week and one weekday evening that same week.

Specialty Clinics: You may be involved in a number of specialty clinics. These may include: adolescent obstetrics, diabetes group visits, pediatric consult clinic, colposcopy clinic, procedure clinic and dermatology clinic.

Nursing Home: You will make at least one nursing home visit with faculty or R3.

Home Visit/Community Health: You may go on a home visit with a faculty member during your clerkship.


House is 5.85 miles, or 15-­‐16 minutes from St. Peter Hospital and 27.88 miles, or 38 minutes from Providence Centralia Hospital. No pets. No smoking.


Some facts about the weather in Olympia

  • On average, the warmest month is August.
  • The highest recorded temperature was 104°F in 1981.
  • On average, the coolest month is February.
  • The lowest recorded temperature was -8°F in 1979.
  • November is the average wettest month.


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