The Pulse of King County Medicine
The Pulse of King County Medicine
April Introductions and Invitations in Healthcare

Join Us at KCMS Delegate Council: Uniting for Healthcare Innovation

An Open Invitation to Shape the Future of Healthcare
🌟 Join the KCMS Delegate Council! Uniting for Healthcare Innovation 🤝
Your Voice Matters: Be part of the change in healthcare.
Whether practicing, retired, or in training, your insights drive reforms.
Why Join?
  • Shape the Future: Craft solutions for healthcare advancement.
  • Represent Peers: Voice the needs of healthcare professionals and communities.
  • Flexible Support:   KCMS offers support and flexible participation to fit your life.
  • Build Community: Connect, share, and grow with fellow physicians.

    📩 Get Involved: Contact Shurlon Brathwaite at
Learn More About the KCMS Delegate Council

New KCMS Board Members

KCMS proudly welcomes two outstanding additions to our board of trustees.

Komal Patil-Sisodia, MD

Dr. Patil-Sisodia is an endocrinologist and physician leader at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, WA.  She is the Executive Medical Director of Medical Specialties and Ambulatory Quality Officer for EvergreenHealth Medical Group. She also sits on the Washington Health Alliance Quality Improvement Committee. 

Dr. Patil-Sisodia graduated from a combined Bachelor of Science/MD program through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at LAC + USC Keck School of Medicine. 
Dr. Patil-Sisodia is triple board-certified in Endocrinology, Obesity Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Before returning to the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Patil-Sisodia was an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of Maryland. She is passionate about improving metabolic health in the community.

Bob Geise, MD

Dr. Robert Geise, MD, is a distinguished expert in infectious diseases. He specializes in treating HIV, infections in immunocompromised individuals (including those with cancer or on immunosuppressive medications), and the management of critically ill patients.

Awarded the prestigious title of "Top Doctors" by Seattle Magazine in 2023, Dr. Geise is dual board-certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. He is committed to delivering exceptional, evidence-based medical care tailored to meet each patient's needs. Dr. Geise's approach to healthcare is patient-centric. He aims to craft personalized care plans.

Dr. Geise attended the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, completed a residency at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC, followed by a fellowship in allergy and infectious disease at the University of Washington and an internship at George Washington University Medical Center.

Dr. Geise enjoys quality time with his family. An avid traveler, he also stays active through hiking and biking and dedicates time to being involved in his local community and schools. 

Welcome, Komal and Bob, to the King County Medical Society Board of Trustees!



Anise Marshall

Anise Marshall is a third-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She was born and raised in the Seattle neighborhood of Rainier Beach where her desire to help underserved communities first originated.
Anise attended Occidental College where she earned her BA in Biology and then worked at Fred Hutch Cancer Center as a research coordinator primarily assisting with bone marrow transplant studies. She currently has an interest in dermatology. 

Naturopathic Scope of Practice Sunrise Public Comment Meeting

Call to Action for Medical Professionals: Make Your Voice Heard

The Washington State Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee is considering a significant change in the scope of practice for naturopathic physicians. This proposed adjustment involves expanding their privileges to include the prescription of schedule II-V controlled substances.
Spearheaded by the Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP), this proposal is under review to determine its alignment with the sunrise criteria outlined in RCW 18.120.010.

Your insight and professional opinion are invaluable to this discussion. We strongly encourage medical doctors to participate and share their perspectives on the potential implications of this change.The Department of Health is hosting a crucial public comment meeting:

Date: April 24, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time

This is an opportunity for you to voice your opinion and contribute to a decision that could significantly impact the medical profession and patient care standards. To ensure your voice is heard, please register to attend this meeting by clicking the button below.

King County's NEW 24/7 Buprenorphine Hotline

Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is one of the best available treatments for opioid use disorder and significantly reduces overdose risk. It's now easier than ever to get started with a prescription, thanks to the new 24/7 "Bup" Hotline.
Join this webinar + Q&A  to get an overview of how this call line works. Brought to you in partnership with Public Health- Seattle & King County and UW Emergency Medicine.
This Webinar will take place on Apr 3, 2024, at 12:00 PM PT. Please click the button below for more information and to register

2SHB 1009: Military Spouse Rules Workshop

In 2023, the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) supported the Military Spouse Employment Act (2SHB 1009, chapter 165 of 2023) by submitting a CR-101 to the Office of the Code Reviser. This submission kicked off a review for possible updates to regulations concerning physician assistants (WAC 246-918-076) and physicians (WAC 246-919-397). The goal was to explore how these regulations might be amended to align with the Act, specifically to support military spouses in the medical profession better.

The proposed amendments aim to adjust the current regulations to accommodate the unique employment challenges faced by military spouses in the medical field. Considering these changes, the WMC seeks to ensure that the licensure process is more accessible and adaptable for those affected by military relocations.

The WMC has scheduled an open virtual public rules workshop for
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, starting at 1 pm. 
Participants interested in joining the workshop are encouraged to register for the event by clicking below.

Lost Patients Podcast

Lost Patients is a deeply-reported, six-part docuseries examining the difficulties of treating serious mental illness through the lens of one city's past, present and future. With real-life testimonials from patients, families, and professionals on the front lines, Lost Patients provides a real, solutions-oriented look at how we got stuck here...and what we might do to break free.

Lost Patients is a joint production of KUOW and The Seattle Times. It is distributed by the NPR Network. To listen please click the link below.

Job Opportunity: Psychiatric Services Manager

Jail Health Services (JHS), a division of Public Health | Seattle & King County, seeks a driven, dynamic, and inspirational leader to oversee our Psychiatric Services section in our practice!
The Psychiatric Services Manager will provide leadership and oversight of all psychiatric programs within JHS, including providing guidance, vision, and direction to best serve our patients. This position is pivotal in building a work environment that promotes equity and social justice, employee engagement, inclusiveness, teamwork, continuous improvement, and connection across the psychiatric services programs and teams. This oversight role will also be responsible for setting and meeting service standards and accreditation requirements and improving mental health systems and processes for one of the jail’s most vulnerable populations.
For more information and application link, click the link below.

WSMA 2024 Leadership Development Conference

The 2024 WSMA Leadership Development Conference is scheduled for May 17-18 at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan. Registration is available. To sign up or receive more information, click the button below.
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