Dr. Whitaker brings experience in rural medicine, nutrition and women’s health to Island Primary Care – 24th Street. Her clinical interests extend beyond rural medicine as she is keenly invested in women’s health, international medicine, and lifestyle and nutritional medicine.
In a recent interview, Dr. Whitaker shares a bit more about her passions and why she enjoys being a family medicine provider.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being a family medicine provider?
A: I am passionate about community engagement and believe in treating the individual, not just the disease. I enjoy taking the time to foster a culture of safety and collaboration with each patient.
Q: What are some of your clinical interests?
A: I have a vast array of clinical interests including rural, international and travel medicine; women’s health; and lifestyle and nutritional medicine.
Q: How do you like to spend your time when not seeing patients?
A: Outside of practicing medicine, I am an avid traveler, both nationally and abroad. On the weekends I enjoy hiking with my family and two dogs, fly fishing and camping.
Q: Why did you choose Island Health?
A: I chose Island Health because of the people, the inviting culture and the mission of primary care in the community.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitaker, call 360.293.3101.
Published on November 21, 2023