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Anne Montgomery, MD, joined Eisenhower Medical Center in 2013. She spent 20 years as a residency faculty member with the University of Washington; 10 years at the Olympia, WA, family medicine residency and 10 years at the Spokane, WA, Family Medicine Residency. She also served as the director of the Obstetrics fellowship in Spokane. She rose to the rank of Clinical Professor at the University of Washington. She has now joined the faculty of USC – Keck School of Medicine as Adjunct Clinical professor. She completed a Masters of Business Administration in Health Care Management at Gonzaga University.
Dr. Montgomery grew up in Minnesota and attended St. Olaf College. She attained her medical degree from Mayo Medical School and completed her residency at the St. John’s Unit of the University of Minnesota. She practiced full-range family medicine in a small town in southern Minnesota at the beginning of her career. She began teaching right away, hosting students in her office and serving as community preceptor for two residency programs in St. Paul, MN. After taking a full time faculty job in 1994, she completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of Washington.
In addition, Dr. Montgomery has been active in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Minnesota and Washington Academies of Family Physicians. She has served as a delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. She served on the Board of the Minnesota Academy, and was Speaker of the House then rose through the officer ranks and became President of the Washington Academy of Family Physicians in 2012-2013. She has served on several national committees and has recently completed her term as chair of the Education Commission of the AAFP.
Other professional activities have included breastfeeding medicine; she is a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and was chair of the committee that composed the American Academy of Family Physicians breastfeeding position paper. She has extensive writing and editorial experience.
Dr. Montgomery views the “patient-physician” relationship as a partnership and works to help residents form strong connections with their patients. “I am a big advocate for wellness, not just treating diseases and conditions. I have the knowledge and medical expertise to assist my patients with their decisions. I try to find out who my patients are as people. Some want me to tell them what to do, while others want me to advise them on their choices. My job is to try to determine what my patients need medically and what role they want me to take in their journey toward wellness,” states Dr. Montgomery.
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- Traditional Primary Care
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- Mayo Medical School
- St. Johns Hospital
- University of Washington Dept of Family Medicine
- American Board of Family Medicine