Internal Medicine Clinics, Pacific Medical Center

Locations:
Beacon Hill
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

First Hill
1101 Madison Street
Suite, 301
Seattle, WA 98104
Absences:
Unexpected Absence:

Call Freda Saechao
206-778-5695
Freda will contact the attending.

Planned Absence (at least 30 days in advance):

Chris Smith, MD (christophers@pacmed.org) or Freda Saechao (fredas@pacmed.org)

Education Director:
Christopher Smith, MD
christophers@pacmed.org
206-505-1108
Administrative Contact:
Freda Saechao
fredas@pacmed.org
cell: 206-778-5695
phone: 206-505-1119 (Seattle)
phone: 425-227-3147 (Renton)
fax: 206-505-1491

Description

PacMed was established in 1933 as the Seattle Marine Service Hospital, and later was the regional Public Health referral center serving Seattle's retired military, Native American and immigrant communities. Today our clinic population remains culturally diverse. We are known for providing comprehensive multi-specialty care to complex medically challenging adults.

There are principally three features that set Pacific Medical Centers practice of over 125 providers apart from the other training sites in this system: the mix of patients, experienced mentoring attendings and an efficient clinic infrastructure. With a strong mission of providing specialty care to patients from the community clinics, a managed care program for retired military members and a large commercially insured base of patients, PMC can offer you a wide and interesting range of patients to work with.

Residents are paired with attending preceptors who are always available to help evaluate patients and make treatments decisions. This co-management structure allows residents to develop ambulatory clinic skills and independence while working alongside an experienced physician. Residents praise the PacMed clinic experience for preparing them for real world challenges. We work as a team with superb support staff (nurses and medical assistants) and access to top-quality laboratory, radiology, cardiovascular testing is unmatched.

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