New Bainbridge Island health care provider opens immediate primary treatment apply

Dr. Payton Skawinski, with Bridge Direct Primary Care, on Feb. 28. As Bainbridge sees a dearth of primary care providers, Skawinski is opening a practice based on a direct primary care model that sees patients pay a regular subscription fee to get broad access to their doctor.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Dr. Payton Skawinski is aware he’s stepping into a void as he opens up his major treatment exercise.

In a major disruption to medical treatment on Bainbridge Island final yr, Swedish Health care Team shuttered its Winslow principal care clinic. It was believed that the clinic served approximately 8,000 patients.

As he ready to open his practice, Skawinski was drawn to Bainbridge Island: “There’s a great deal of places to get treatment in Seattle, but there is a void here, in particular with Swedish leaving. That is seriously all that I’ve needed likely into this, is to be in a position to be a valuable member of a neighborhood in work and in perform.”

Immediate most important care

As he neared the finish of his medical schooling, Skawinski applied to Virginia Mason’s most important care program but also commenced cold-calling community major care methods. He acquired in contact with Dr. Jared Hendler, who has practiced on the island for more than 40 several years, and the two connected. Now Skawinski is opening his individual follow – Bridge Immediate Major Care – with Hendler as a mentor as he enters health and fitness care. They share a spot off Madison Avenue in Winslow.