Dr. Kauffman practices at the Family Health Clinic at Hall Health Primary Care Center. She is board certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Kauffman grew up in Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree from Yale and her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She came to the UW in 1996 for her Master of Public Health program in epidemiology and maternal and child health. She continued at the UW for her residency in family medicine and her chief residency and faculty development fellowship. She joined the UW faculty in 2003.
Patient Care Philosophy
I enjoy learning about my patients’ lives and challenges. I try to explain my diagnoses and recommendations and to involve the patient in medical decision-making. I view not knowing as an opportunity to learn. I particularly enjoy taking care of children, young adults, and young families. I appreciate the atmosphere of knowledge and caring at Hall Health, and I feel privileged to work with our outstanding patients and staff.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and my two school-age children, especially bicycling and building Lego. My personal interests include reading, photography and graphic arts, exercise, and travel.
Health habits, health promotion, and preventive medicine.
Parenting and care of families.
Development of health habits in childhood and early adulthood.
Care of college students, graduate students, and university populations.
Marta Collins, RN, BSN, graduated from the University of Washington Nursing School in 1984. Her nursing career has included ICU, Dialysis, School Nursing, Short-stay Surgery, Labor & Delivery and Post-partum. She has been at Hall Health since 2003, working in the Immunization Clinic, Women's Health, and since 2006, the Family Health Clinic. Her favorite part of the job is watching "our" babies grow, getting to know the families and promoting healthy choices for students.
On a personal note, Marta lives in Kirkland and has 2 children. Now that they are both out on their own, she has transferred her need to nurture to her pets. She enjoys cooking, music, reading, running, and dog training.
Dr. Kleemann has been a board certified family physician since 1998, with a special interest in sports medicine. He grew up in northern Wisconsin, earning his undergraduate degree from Marquette University, and his M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was chief resident of his family practice residency in Norfolk, Virginia, then moved to Puget Sound. He practiced 13 years in Federal Way before joining University of Washington's Hall Health Center.
Patient care philosophy
I like to engage my patients in their care and work side by side for better health. Patients who understand their medical concerns are more empowered to get better, so I often will be found drawing for them or teaching one-on-one. For UW students, I do my best to provide care that will ease their worries far from home and promote their academic success. I feel fortunate to work with the dedicated staff at Hall Health, caring for the wonderful diversity in the UW family and community.
Kayaking and hiking in the summer; when the weather turns wet, I enjoy software design, woodworking, and cooking.
Musculoskeletal Injury care and prevention, pediatric care, dermatology, mental health, and medical informatics.
Family medicine, sports medicine
Dr Carle grew up in a very small town in Northern California. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she then worked as a faculty member for 4 years. She moved to Seattle in 1999, and has worked for the UW neighborhood clinics (Shoreline and Hall Health) and as a UW faculty member since that time. She practiced at UW Shoreline for 5 years and has worked at Hall Health Primary Care center since 2004.
Patient Care Philosophy
I feel the best thing I can do for my patients is to provide them with the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions for themselves and for their loved ones. Listening carefully to my patients is the best way to do achieve this goal. I look for the best in people and I encourage them to lead healthy, fun and responsible lives.
I enjoy spending time with my family. I love parenting my daughter and being an auntie to many other children in my life. I also enjoy reading, art, physical activity, sewing, and the outdoors.
As a Family Physician, I enjoy caring for people of all ages, and with all issues and questions. I particularly enjoy caring for children and young adults, and helping parents navigate parenthood.
I feel passionate about working closely with my team here to provide a true medical home for our patients. I am committed to effective patient education, health promotion, and preventative health. I feel privileged to work at Hall Health with our kind and knowledgeable staff and our terrific patients.
Appointments: Call Patient Service Center at 206-616-2495
Consulting Nurse: 206-616-2368
Community Care Line (after hours): 206-744-2500
New Pediatric Patients:
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Our staff consists of physicians and nurse practitioners who are board certified in family practice or pediatrics.