Downtown Family Medicine Clinic
Residency Site Director: Maureen Brown email@example.com
Location: Located in Belltown (1 mile from Swedish First Hill) within King County Public Health’s Downtown Public Health Center
Population: DFM serves a diverse population of urban, underserved patients of all ages. We care for a large immigrant and refugee population (mostly from Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe) as well as homeless, unemployed, working poor, and geriatric patients.
Staff: Three residents per year. Medical team: 3 teams made up of Resident, Faculty Member, dedicated RNs and MAs. Other providers at DFM: Single full-time MD, Psychiatric NP, behavioral medicine counselor/social worker, registered dietitian, travel clinic
Payment Model: DFM serves patients regardless of their ability to pay. For uninsured patients, payment operates on a sliding scale. DFM also sees patients with Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) and Medicare.
Specialty Clinics: Psychiatry, Procedure, Colposcopy (each ½ day per week). Procedures include arthrocentesis, joint and soft tissue injections, colposcopy, variety of gynecologic procedures (IUD, nexplanon, stringless IUD removal), dermatologic procedures (excision, biopsy, I&D), nail removal, cryotherapy.
Features: In house lab and pharmacy, EKG, spirometry, NST, Ultrasound
Other Clinic Highlights
Joint partnership between Swedish First Hill Family Medicine and King County Public Health
Certified Federally Qualified Health Center
Colposcopy and OB referral center for King County Public Health
On-site interpreters in Spanish, Amharic, Somali, Arabic and Russian. Phone interpreters for any other languages
Downtown Public Health Center’s other resources that help provide collaborative, patient-centered care.
Dental clinic serving homeless patients
OB services- Public Health RNs through Nurse Family Partnership, Moms Plus and WIC
Robert Clewis Center- Needle exchange and education center
Refugee Intake Clinic
Veteran’s Affairs Office