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Meet Dr. Elmer in Federal Way

A few years ago, Kathleen Elmer, MD retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service as a staff Dermatologist in Virginia, Texas and Mississippi. When she relocated to Seattle to be close to family, we were happy to have her join us in Federal Way!

Dr. Elmer is a board-certified dermatologist who earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She subsequently graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences medical school in Bethesda, MD and then entered the United States Air Force. She was a flight surgeon prior to her Dermatology training at the Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, Texas.

With her mix of surgical and dermatological expertise, Dr. Elmer says her top priority is putting the patient first. “I am committed to patient education,” says Dr. Elmer. “I make certain that each patient is given a full explanation of their diagnosis, treatment plan and preventive measures – and the time to ask questions and fully understand everything that was said.”

Dr. Elmer enjoys being part of the medical community where she lives. “As a specialist, it’s important for me to work closely with each patient’s primary provider so that the patient is cared for in a comprehensive manner.”

Dr. Elmer is still taking new patients in Federal Way. The office is located at 700 S 320th Street, Suite A, and appointments can be made by calling 253-839-6550. We accepts nearly all insurance plans, including Molina.

“I’m thrilled to live to the Pacific Northwest and look forward to providing excellent dermatologic care in this community,” said Dr. Elmer.


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