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About Dr. Virginia Sytsma

Dr. Virginia Sytsma, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Vancouver, WA. She has 28 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Sytsma is affiliated with Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center, Providence St Vincent Medical Center and Peacehealth Sw Medical Center. She speaks English.

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Primary Address

Kaiser Permanente Orchards Medical Center

7101 NE 137th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98682
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Specialties

Dr. Virginia Sytsma has the following 2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Sytsma is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
  • Providence St Vincent Medical Center
  • Peacehealth Sw Medical Center
  • Sw Washington Medical Center
  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Virginia Sytsma accepts the following insurance providers.

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Kaiser Permanente Orchards Medical Center, 7101 NE 137th Ave, Vancouver, WA

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