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Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Practice Name
EvergreenHealth Monroe Addiction Medicine Clinic
Primary Address
14841 179th Avenue SE, Suite 210
Monroe, WA 98272
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Primary Phone
360.217.1155
Practice Website
https://www.recoverycentermonroe.com/
Clinical Expertise
In addition to his outpatient addiction medicine practice, Dr. Patz treats inpatients at The Recovery Center, which is adjacent to EvergreenHealth Monroe at 17880 147th Street SE, Monroe, WA 98272. Phone: 360.794.1405.
Credentials
Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine
Practicing Since
1989
Experience
Dr. John Patz has many years of experience in primary care in both urban and rural settings which are useful in his current role of helping to facilitate care for patients in Monroe seeking care in their community with the support of EvergreenHealth. In his addiction medicine practice, Dr. Patz works closely with the resources of the Recovery Center at EvergreenHealth Monroe (www.recoverycentermonroe.com), where he is medical director.
Philosophy
In my primary care role I enjoy helping persons achieve and maintain their optimal health by bringing clinical information. In my addiction medicine I work with individuals seeking to change their use of addictive substances which are negatively impacting their lives. I treat substance use disorder as the brain disease that it is and am a regional expert on the use of medication to assist in abstinence.
Personal Information
I chose to work in medicine out of a desire to help people. Though I have worked in many care settings in a variety of different roles, this desires has always remained my central focus. I'm married and in our combined family's most of the children are grown or near grown. It's a joy to see them develop into young adults. My wife and I enjoy travel, home improvement and golf.
Medical School
Western University of Health Science | Pomona, CA
Residency
Swedish Medical Center, Providence & First Hill Campuses | Seattle, WA
 
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