Island Primary Care – Orcas welcomes pediatrician, Evan Buxbaum, MD, MPH

Submitted by Island Health.

Evan Buxbaum, MD, MPH returns to join Island Primary Care — Orcas after practicing for the past decade in California. Buxbaum received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

No stranger to island living, Buxbaum has practiced pediatrics in Alaska and Hawaii. Most recently, Buxbaum practiced pediatrics in Humboldt County, California. Buxbaum says his care encompasses his patients’ physical as well as mental, emotional and environmental needs, and he has a special interest in developmental trauma and the effect of adverse childhood experiences on health.

“I enjoy working with young people and their families to maintain their health and wellbeing, including behavioral and mental health challenges, through holistic as well as conventional modalities,” he said.

Buxbaum returns with partner Valerie, their 13-year-old daughter Naia and their big dog Bombadil. The couple also have three grown children who live in the Pacific Northwest.