Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth recently welcomed John Dockins, MD, FACS, FASMB to its team of skilled providers in its Weight Loss and Bariatric Care practice in Kirkland, Washington.
Dr. Dockins is board-certified in surgery and obesity medicine, and brings a wealth of knowledge about morbid obesity and obesity-related diseases to patient care. He specializes in minimally invasive bariatric surgery and esophagogastroduodenoscopies.
“Dr. Dockins is a welcomed addition to our team of caring and compassionate weight loss and bariatric physicians,” said Aileen Mickey, MD, FCCP, chief administrative officer of EvergreenHealth Medical Group. “His expertise and dedication to holistically understanding his patients’ unique needs helps us to further our mission to offer the best possible care to our community.”
According to Dr. Dockins, providing the highest level of care begins with understanding his patient’s holistic health. He believes that to be a skilled bariatric surgeon, one must be invested in all aspects of weight loss and wellness. Dr. Dockins prides himself on remaining committed to his patients throughout their entire weight loss journey so they can improve their health and enjoy a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Prior to joining the weight loss and bariatrics team at EvergreenHealth, Dr. Dockins served as the medical director of bariatric surgery for Coordinated Health in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. During his time there, he established a bariatric surgery program and oversaw all quality and safety protocols related to the program.
Dr. Dockins recently moved to the Seattle area with his wife and two sons. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball at local parks and boating on Lake Washington. Dr. Dockins also volunteers for UNCF Seattle, a nonprofit dedicated to helping minority students attend college and pursue higher education goals.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system serving nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties with a breadth of services and programs that are among the most comprehensive in the region. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland and a 72-bed hospital, EvergreenHealth Monroe, which is an accredited, full-service public hospital district established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. The system also includes a network of 12 primary care practices, six urgent care centers, more than two dozen specialty care practices, extensive home care and hospice services, and 24/7 emergency care from its Kirkland, Monroe and Redmond locations.
EvergreenHealth remains committed to its purpose to enrich the health and well-being of the community by providing clinical excellence in more than 80 specialties and through extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
The health system is consistently named as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals and it is one of only 407 hospitals nationwide to hold a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). Learn more at www.evergreenhealth.com.
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