Lynne Bateson, MD
I was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in Lynnwood, Washington. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and returned to Los Angeles for medical school at the University of Southern California. Although I enjoyed spending more time with my extended family in California, I decided to return home to Seattle to build my practice.
About my practice: I became a physician because I love working with people. I believe every person has a story to tell, and I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and building relationships with them. I strive to work in partnership with my patients, creating plans together so that we're working toward common goals. I love watching my patients grow and change over time. It's a privilege for me to be there to support them, as they go through all the different stages of their lives. I chose to practice at Kaiser Permanente because it's among the few medical systems that put patients at the center of care, and I believe it is a forward thinking organization that is helping to shape the future of health care. I also serve on the faculty for the family practice residency, training newly graduated doctors to help them understand the importance of teaching patients about their health.
How I thrive: In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and traveling. I also love making crafts of all kinds—including knitting, hand-lettering, scrap-booking, and sewing. I try to stay balanced by making sure that I dedicate time each week to my family, my friends, and my own passions and pursuits. I love trying new things, going new places, and developing new skills.