Our Story

Family Care Network started its journey in the mid-1980s, when a group of local, independent family practice physicians came together to form an independent practice association called Whatcom Health Associates (WHA). In 1998, the members of WHA voted to dissolve and reorganize as a group practice named Family Care Network.

In the ensuing years, Family Care Network has become well respected and, as the largest single-specialty group practice, is a leading force within the local medical community.

Our Mission

We are passionate about optimum health and wellness for our community. We work with our patients and our team to build strong relationships, creating a rewarding and positive healthcare experience.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be loved by our patients, admired by our competitors and respected by our colleagues.

The Family Care Approach

We formed Family Care Network to provide the best possible primary healthcare for families here in our corner of Northwest Washington, as well as to give our physicians the resources and support they need to succeed. As a locally owned and independently operated healthcare network, we're free to focus on what matters most -- the health and well-being of you and your family.

We are passionate about our community's well-being, and we take the time to build strong, long-term relationships with our patients. Our goal is your health and the health of your family, through all ages and stages of life, from pregnancy through adulthood. By offering comprehensive primary care to your entire family, we're better able to understand the issues affecting each family member.

What is family medicine?

Family Medicine is the "people" specialty that focuses on your primary medical care. We form relationships with you and your family to help you stay well, screen for problems, and treat illness and injury.

Although one physician will be your primary family doctor, we work closely together as a team to offer you greater availability and a broader spectrum of medical knowledge than a single physician can provide. When proper medical care requires consultation with other specialists, we consider it our responsibility to aid you in that decision and to support the process with timely information and collaboration.