Dick Dobyns, MD
Associate director of Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Clinic
Philosophy of care: To work together with the patient in combining medical knowledge and skills with feelings, emotions, and life circumstances to promote wellness.
Joined Kaiser Permanente: 1989
Education: Bachelor's degree in biochemistry and cellular biology, University of California, San Diego, 1981; master's degree in physiology and cellular biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1985; Doctor of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1989
Advanced training: Family Medicine Residency, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington; Fellowship in Faculty Development, University of Washington
Certifications: Board-certified in Family Practice and Adolescent Medicine
Medical interests: People of all ages including pediatrics, obstetrics, women's health, sports medicine, minor surgical procedures, adolescents, and maintenance of well-being through prevention.
Personal interests: I enjoy beginning each day with a good run or biking and some yoga. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, cook large meals, and bake rustic bread. I also love exploring the low tides of Puget Sound.
Statement: I joined the Family Medicine Residency faculty in 1994. I am a graduate of our program and completed a fellowship in faculty development. I am board-certified in adolescent medicine and am a certified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) instructor. I serve as associate director of the Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Clinic, which is part of the program. I also supervise our Minor Operating Room Clinic. I practice at the Kaiser Permanente Rainier Medical Center.