Dr. Jon Peterson has joined Fidalgo Medical Associates (FMA) and is accepting new patients. Dr. Peterson most recently worked as a physician at McChord Air Force Base Family Medicine Clinic and at the Jay Clinic at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. He’s been an urgent-care physician at the Shelton Family Medicine Walk-In Clinic in Shelton, WA, and worked at clinics in Lacey, Olympia, and Hoodsport, WA.

As an active-duty Air Force Physician from 1992-96, Dr. Peterson served in Croatia during Operation Provide Promise in 1995.

With a passion for sports, Dr. Peterson has been the team physician for Capital High School in Olympia, for St. Martin’s University in Lacey and for the Black Hills High School volleyball team in Tumwater, WA. “Taking care of athletes is very rewarding,” he says. “They want to be better yesterday!”

Dr. Peterson earned his Medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Fort Worth, TX, and he completed a residency in family practice at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA. He has Bachelor’s degrees in psychology and pre-medicine from the University of Washington, where he also rowed for the men’s crew team from 1980-1984.

“My approach to medicine incorporates a focus on prevention and responsibility for good health,” says Dr. Peterson. “I help identify risk factors and encourage patients to choose personal wellness.”

Dr. Peterson and his wife Kara are both northwest natives. After living in Olympia for the past 23 years, they look forward to joining the Anacortes community. They intend to explore the San Juan Islands and the local area on their own and, occasionally, with their two adult children, Brenna and Karl.

Fidalgo Medical Associates is located in the Island Medical Center at 1213 24th Street, Suite 100, in Anacortes. For appointments, call 360-293-3101.

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Published on December 20, 2019