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Katie Schmidt Family Medicine

Katie Schmidt

Family Medicine
Seattle, WA 98104
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About Katie Schmidt

Katie Schmidt, is a doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. Their specialties include Family Medicine.

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Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill 1401 Madison Street Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98104

Specialties

Katie Schmidt has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

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More about Katie Schmidt

"I grew up just outside of Detroit, and attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) for my undergraduate studies in bio-psychology and medical anthropology. I became involved in health equity and social justice efforts, serving as president of my university’s GlobeMed chapter and developing partnerships with community-based organizations in Liberia and Mali. I also volunteered at a Detroit-based free clinic, building health education programs, planning an urban farmer’s market, and implementing a health needs assessment. Driven to combat the health inequities and structural racism I witnessed in Detroit, I obtained a Master of Public Health degree at Michigan in Health Behavior and Health Education. Following my partner to Boston, I began a career in community health and quality improvement at the Upham’s Corner Health Center in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. There, I co-led in the design and implementation of a patient-centered medical home model and value-based payment structure. In 2015, I moved again, this time to the outdoor lover’s paradise of Washington, where I headed quality improvement efforts for two years at Providence ElderPlace in south Seattle. After five years in healthcare administration, inspired by my work with primary care physicians, I resolved to pursue a career in family medicine in order to provide full-spectrum primary care in urban underserved communities. In 2017, I was fortunate to join the Inaugural Class of Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, a new school with a mission to meet the needs of underserved populations in Washington. During medical school, I co-founded my school’s Family Medicine Interest Group and served as Medical Student Co-Trustee to the Washington Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. I led WSU’s student Anti-Oppression Task Force, working to combat racism and other forms of discrimination in medicine and medical education. Volunteering for the Spokane Alliance, I used community organizing methods to help conduct a health needs assessment in Spokane. I plan to be a family physician at an urban federally-qualified health center, providing full-spectrum primary care and obstetrics with a focus on social medicine. I am particularly interested in caring for communities of color, people experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ+ populations, the elderly, and patients with substance use disorders and psychiatric conditions. I will also continue to organize and advocate for equity around the social determinants of health – housing, food, racism, education, health insurance – which often impact patients’ health outcomes far more than their medical care. The Swedish First Hill Family Medicine Residency aligns perfectly with my interests because of its excellent full-spectrum training and focus on equity. In my spare time, I am almost always outside with my spouse, and have been known to ascend a long way up one of Washington’s volcanoes at any time of year to satisfy my need for backcountry skiing. I also enjoy running, yoga, rock climbing, biking, ice hockey, reading, and snuggling with my cat, Denard Robinson. I am thrilled to continue living in this beautiful state and to train with the best faculty and co-residents I could ask for at Swedish First Hill."

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