UW Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. David Russell and Kirsten Pickard, ARNP, will be joining the UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic effective November 1, 2017. Russell, who has been an Orcas Island resident since 2003, started the Orcas Island Family Medicine clinic in 2004 and is a primary care provider practicing family medicine. Pickard, who worked with Russell at the Family Medicine clinic, lives on Waldron Island and has been a full-time resident there for three years.
“I look forward to working with UW Medicine to establish a primary care clinic that will provide compassionate and effective health care for the residents of Orcas Island,” said Russell. “I am also pleased that Kirsten will also be joining this practice.”
As an ARNP, Pickard has a special interest in women’s health and obstetrics as well as preventative health and end-of-life care. She is excited to continue her work on the island.
“I could not be more excited than to have this opportunity to work with UW Medicine on my own professional and community goals,” said Pickard. “My goals are to ensure access to quality healthcare while providing that care to a diverse population.”
Both Russell and Pickard will be working Monday through Friday and Pickard hopes to provide some Saturday coverage as well. The two providers will be joining Dr. Michael Alperin, who was just named Clinic Chief of both the UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic and the UW Medicine Lopez Island Clinic.