At Western Washington Medical Group (WWMG), since our founding in the early 1990s, we have been provider owned and run. With over 100 providers and more than 20 specialty areas spread across 20 sites in Island, Skagit and Snohomish counties, we remain dedicated to providing the best possible care for you and your family.
To provide all our clinicians the freedom to practice medicine with compassion and in the best interest of our patients and community. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based healthcare that is both cost-effective and personalized for our patients.
This approach to care allows us to be free of corporate systems when making important decisions about your health. It offers a personalized care unlike any other network in the area, provided by highly trained professionals who are all board-certified or board-eligible. The collaborative way our member team works together offers a richly supportive environment, which fosters a more compassionate, empathetic way of treating patients—directly benefiting you throughout the course of your care.
Our Genuinely Local Focus
We believe there are vast benefits to our patient-centric approach to care:
By allowing our providers to run their own practice, we’re encouraging an inherent loyalty only possible by those serving the area in which they live. In this scenario, providers are familiar with what’s happening in their locale, which gives them an advantage in responding to unique situations that may be location-specific. They also can build a team that remains with them throughout the years without corporate oversight that wouldn’t necessarily allow them to choose the best fit for their open roles. Greater employee retention leads to a less stressful environment for all who work or get care within the practice. Without excess operating expenses, some procedures like surgeries may also be less expensive for the patient as a result.
When healthcare providers serve in one location, staying in the same place year-after-year, they’re able to develop real relationships with their patients. The continuity of working with one provider offers the patient a reprieve from repeating and retelling their medical history because that individual will already be well-versed about their journey. There’s no danger of anything being lost in translation, so to speak, because the information isn’t being communicated to multiple new providers.
In addition, the doctor will understand the patient’s treatment preferences and be able to anticipate anxieties in any given situation based upon simply knowing them better as people. With that bond developed, they can also more quickly identify outside factors that may impact their care and have a more honest exchange about how to overcome issues.
Because of the lack of corporate procedures, providers are allowed to spend more one-on-one time with their patients and take a much more collaborative approach to treatment once a diagnosis is reached. They will explore options and recommendations with their patients rather than dictating one course of direction with regard to their healing. This empowers the patient to be a more integral part of their treatment process and builds trust with their doctors. When that trust is evident, patients are more likely to follow sound medical advice and ultimately see results for their ailments faster than in a traditional situation.
If you’d like to learn more about our practice and the various specialty departments that we have available to serve you, please complete the form on this page and one of our staff members will be in touch. We hope to see you soon!