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Dick Dobyns, MD

Family Medicine
Associate Director of Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Clinic

Dr. Dick Dobyns

Philosophy of care: To work together with the patient in combining medical knowledge and skills with feelings, emotions, and life circumstances to promote wellness.

Joined Group Health: 1989

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, University of California, San Diego, 1981; Master of Arts in Physiology and Cellular Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1985; Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1989.

Advanced training: Family Medicine Residency, Group Health Cooperative; Fellowship in Faculty Development, University of Washington.

Certifications: Board Certification in Family Practice and Adolescent Medicine.

Medical interests: People of all ages including pediatrics, obstetrics, women's health, sports medicine, minor surgical procedures, adolescents, and maintenance of well-being through prevention.

Personal interests: I enjoy beginning each day with a good run or biking and some yoga. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, cook large meals, and bake rustic bread. I also love exploring the low tides of Puget Sound.

Statement: I joined the Family Medicine Residency faculty in 1994. I am a graduate of our program and have completed a fellowship in faculty development. I am board-certified in adolescent medicine and am a certified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) instructor. I serve as associate director of the Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Clinic, which is part of the program. I also supervise our Minor Operating Room Clinic. I practice at the Group Health Rainier Medical Center.

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