Empowering Physicians
Empowering Physicians
Partnering with medical groups throughout king county

We are proud to be partnering with

The Everett Clinic!

Founded in 1924, The Everett Clinic, part of Optum, is a nationally recognized physician group known for offering high-quality health care services while lowering the overall cost of care. The Everett Clinic operates more than 30 care sites throughout King, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties.
Our health care team includes over 2,500 total staff and providers, with 37 clinicians in King County alone. Together, we care for more than 330,000 patients. The Everett Clinic offers various services, including same-day appointments, walk-in clinics, and primary, specialty, and senior care.
The Everett Clinic, along with The Polyclinic and Optum Care Network, is part of Optum, a care delivery organization dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone.


The 2022 dues statements have been mailed out. Thank you for your membership! If you haven't had a chance, please renew your membership online or mail in your dues to:
KCMS 200 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122 
CME funds can be used to cover KCMS dues, or you can ask your employer to pay for all physicians in your group! If they have any questions about group rates they can email us at info@kcmsociety.org It is a privilege to serve our physicians and community in King County.
Thank you again for your continued support and membership! 
Paying Dues Today

HIPRC Health Assessment 2019-21

Written by: Monica S. Vavilala, MD 

The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) recently completed a health assessment of publicly available injury and violence data in Seattle, King County, Washington state, and our region. In a first of its kind report, the HIPRC examined four specific injury and violence topics: suicide and violence falls in older adults, opioid abuse, and traumatic brain injury.

The report includes three sections:
1) burden of injury and violence, and findings of equity gaps in standard injury and violence data,
2) gaps and weaknesses in data collection that contribute to inequality and the hidden burden of injury and violence risk,
3) implications and next steps for strengthening consideration of health equity in injury and violence prevention research, training, and outreach.

Findings include:
1) the impact of injury and violence remains heavy and has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,
2) there is currently no coordinated, standardized, pro-equity approach to injury and violence-related data collection at any level,
3) there is the large presence of misclassification of race, ethnicity, and language proficiency which weakens the ability to address progress towards addressing inequities and contributes to the perpetuation of structural racism and other forms of structural bias and marginalization,
4) improvements to injury data collection and analysis are needed, and community partnerships are at the heart of defining and informing the research agenda.

These findings are being shared widely with stakeholders. To access the report, please visit Health Assessment - Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (hiprc.org).

Monica S. Vavilala, MD 
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics, SOM 
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health, SPH  
Director, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
University of Washington  
WEB: www.hiprc.org
Health Assessment


DOH has updated the What Parents/Guardians Should Know about Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine flyers in English and Spanish. This flyer will also be translated into 39 other languages and can be found on the Healthcare Provider Vaccinating Youth page and our COVID-19 Resources and Recommendations page. Please use this updated flyer when interacting with parents/guardians of pediatric patients. This flyer may be subject to additional changes once the under 5 population is authorized to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
DOH Discussion Guide

The National Colloquium on
African American Health

Join the National Medical Association for their first in-person meeting in two years!
“Centering Equity: From Policy to Practice” will be a robust CME program rooted in the mission to sustain physician viability, eliminate disparities and achieve optimal health for all.

Physicians, health professionals, and legislators will explore current clinical and health policy topics as we center equity for the health of our community.

The meeting is free for NMA members. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend.
The 2022 Colloquium will occur at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, but a virtual component is available.
Centering Equity: From Policy to Practice  
March 25-27, 2022
Register for "Centering Equity: From Policy to Practice"

EPA’s Proposed Lead Strategy to Reduce Toxic Lead Exposure Across the U.S. 

The EPA is preparing a draft strategy to address the lead exposure crisis harming communities and contaminating our water supplies. It's a multi-approach plan that can finally get lead out of our drinking water, and they're accepting public comments on the proposal — but time is running out.

Please consider submitting an official public comment in support of this strategy before the March 16 deadline!

Submit an Offical Comment to the EPA

The Providence Behavioral Health Urgent Care Clinic in Everett 

In December, I was honored to be given to opportunity to tour the Providence Behavioral Health Urgent Care Clinic in Everett. I attended with state representatives, senators, foundation administrators, and King County Behavioral Health staff.

We were introduced to the new Providence behavioral health response services and toured the facility. In my opinion, this is a straightforward concept that is doing fantastic work. I encourage you to take a look at their website to read more. 

Much of the conversation focused on how to emulate this efficient, empathetic, and effective program in additional locations. I am grateful for this position at KCMS as it provides me with the opportunity to be at the table for these discussions. I am honored.
Nancy L. Belcher, Ph.D., MPA, CEO King County Medical Society & Community Foundation
Providence Behavioral Health Urgent Care Clinic

Members on the Move


Kathleen Lin, MD

Dr. Kat Lin is a board-certified solo female fertility specialist providing fertility treatment to couples and individuals to fulfill their dreams of having a family, now and in the future.
After receiving her bachelor's degree from Yale University, Dr. Lin completed her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, followed by a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Lin completed her fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Pennsylvania and an additional clinical fellowship in male infertility at the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center. 
Dr. Lin established the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Washington, and in 2014, she founded the solo practice Sound Fertility Care.

Tracey Dabal, MD

Dr. Tracey Dabal is a new staff physician of ambulatory care in the Memphis VAMC. Dr. Dabal was previously Chief Resident of Ambulatory Care in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Dabal received her Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Montclair State University and then received her medical degree from Ross University. Dr. Dabal looks forward to moving to Seattle next year with her husband and two children.
Clinical interests include ambulatory education, curriculum design, and EBM. Outside of these clinical interests, you can find Dr. Dabal with her family playing in the garden and exploring the outdoors. 

Eric Rasmussen, MD

Dr. Rasmussen is an Internal Medicine physician and 25-year Navy veteran with multiple deployments to Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and more than a dozen natural disasters, including the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Supertyphoon Haiyan in 2014, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Rasmussen completed his medical training at Stanford in 1990 with Research Honors. A former ICU director and Chair of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Rasmussen has specialized in humanitarian medicine for more than 20 years.

Dr. Rasmussen is a former TED Prize CEO, and during 2021 worked in Kinshasa, Dar es Salaam, and the Marshall Islands. Dr. Rasmussen is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Biotech, a Seattle biotech company. 

Rasmussen is also a Permanent Advisor to the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Expert Panel on Water Disasters and has been a member of the US National Academy of Science’s Committee on Grand Challenges in Global Development since 2012.

Darcy Broughton, MD

Dr. Broughton is originally from Bremerton, WA, and is a proud Washington native. Dr. Broughton left WA state to pursue medical school at Brown University and complete her residency at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. 

Dr. Broughton completed her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Washington University in St. Louis in 2018 and returned home to the Pacific Northwest to join Pacific Northwest Fertility.

Dr. Broughton has dedicated herself to helping members of the LGBTQIA+ community build their families. In 2018 she published one of the few existing research papers on the outcomes of transgender persons undergoing IVF. With the legalization of compensated surrogacy in Washington State, she is thrilled to help more male couples pursue parenthood and represents PNWF at the Men Having Babies conference annually.

Dr. Broughton loves exploring the Northwest wine country and spending time with her family, including three young nephews.

Are you a physician on the move?

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