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Family Medicine Residency Coordinator

Diane Borgwardt
624 E. Front Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
P (509) 626-9951
F (509) 626-9920

Family Medicine Residency Spokane is an urban Family Medicine Residency Program located in downtown Spokane, Washington. From our inception, we have enjoyed an outstanding level of support from our geographic, medical and economic community.

We feel that we offer the best of both worlds; a strong academic presence by the University of Washington as well as an abundance of clinical opportunities within our community.

We are extremely fortunate in having a very stable practice, faculty, and staff, which optimizes the education of our resident physicians.

Our patients

Primarily urban underserved population, including Medicaid and Medicare patients, some private insurance, and sliding-scale fee-for-service.

Our Facilities

Our clinic is located at the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic, a facility with pharmacy, laboratory, and x-ray services. Most of our hospital work is in Sacred Heart Medical Center (our sponsor, about 1 mile away) including inpatient, obstetric, and inpatient pediatrics rotations. Sacred Heart Medical Center is the largest tertiary hospital in the Northwest with 668 beds. Some additional training takes place in various community outpatient sites. The hospital has resident call rooms and multiple doctor and resident lounges. Cafeteria food is good, with many choices … and free while on duty! There are also three Thomas Hammer Coffee stands located in Sacred Heart (self-pay only).

The Rural Experience

Given the large rural area surrounding our moderately-sized city, we enjoy significant rural patient and practice exposure. Each of our residents rotates in one of our rural sites and this is a point of enhanced learning that our residents rave about.

Obstetrics with flexibility

Our program offers the flexibility for a more enhanced and hands-on obstetrics experience that is well beyond what most programs can offer. We have a significant number of residents that graduate with the ability to get hospital privileges in c-sections if they pursue it.

Technology

We use EPIC as our electronic health records, which is integrated with our hospital systems, laboratories and imaging centers. The University of Washington Network provides access to Healthlinks, an extensive electronic tool providing resources such as Dynamed, Up-To-Date, and much more.

Teamwork

We are committed to making things work for our residents, our patients and our community. This means if something is not working right, we will strive to make it better.

Unopposed

The only other residency programs in town are the Internal Medicine Residency (with whom we collaborate), Radiology Residency, Transitional Year Residency, and Psychiatric Residency. Given that these programs do not concentrate on pediatrics or obstetrics, our program is the primary residency that these inpatient services rely on to staff with residents.