David Harvey, MD
I grew up in Philadelphia until the age of 16 when I moved to Ferndale Washington as a Junior in High School. While it was a bit of a shock moving from a major urban location to rural farmland in retrospect I think it had a profoundly positive effect on my life. The physical beauty of the Northwest living by the water north of Lummi Island would solidify my decision to remain in this part of the country. After graduating from undergraduate and medical school at University of Washington I started my residency at Providence Hospital (Swedish Cherry Hill) and affiliated Sea Mar Community Health Centers. After residency I worked at Sea Mar as faculty and full time Family Physician including obstetrics. The Community Health Center experience nurtured a deep sense of mission towards serving the less fortunate and a special connection to the Latino Community. After meeting my future wife Mahvash (a dentist at the clinic) in 1998 we would move to Wallingford and open Fremont Family Practice in 2003. As the practice and our family grew we would move to Queen Anne and then Magnolia as our 3 children moved thru school. Opening a private practice allowed me the opportunity to spend more time with patients, and incorporate technology within a “micropractice” model to deliver high quality patient centered primary care.
I have been fortunate to work with amazing providers current and past. Dr Grote joined over 10 years ago and brought his similar practice together with Fremont Family Practice. Dr Reena Koshy and Elizabeth Bayley each had worked for over 10 years before moving to different settings. I’m currently very happy to have Dr Rowena Reyrao, Risa Cole ARNP and soon to join us Elizabeth Goldberg ARNP PhD as partners in practice.
Mahvash and I have been working out of the same office for almost 20 years now. As each practice has grown it became apparent that each could use more room for patients, staff and providers. In July of 2020 Fremont Family Practice will move 20 blocks north and become Phinney Primary Care and Wellness, to allow for more room for each practice. While I will miss our medical and dental connection, I’m excited to move and start the next chapter of our clinic. Though we will have a new name the focus is the same: high quality primary care in a patient centered environment. I would not change this practice for the life of me. My patients and this practice model allow for the most satisfying career I could have ever imagined.
In addition to the practice of medicine, I love to spend time outdoors especially on or near the water. I find my peace working with wood, spending time with my children, traveling, playing guitar, throwing the disc, and partnering with my wife on all things great and small.