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David H. Dickey M.D.


  • Seattle WA

A thorough, analytical, and dedicated professional with 16 years of post-training experience in all aspects of primary care adult medicine.  Excellent clinical skills, written and verbal communication skills, patient and staff rapport and reviews, and education and teaching of patients, staff, and peers.  Adept and flexible with Health Informatics technology, coding, and billing.

Work History

May 2015Present

Per Diem Physician, Swedish Medical Group

Swedish Medical Group

Part time, per diem position in the Primary Care Provider Float Pool working for Swedish Medical Group at various clinic locations in and around Seattle, WA.  Scheduling is almost entirely same-day  or next-day appointments scheduled by patients, provider staff, or nurse triage.

Aug 2015Present

Per Diem Physician, Microsoft Living Well Health Center

Premise health

Part time, per diem position treating walk-in, same day appointments, Urgent Care, and occasional preventive care at the Microsoft Living Well Health Center. 

Dec 2015Feb 2016

Per Diem Physician, Minor and James Medical

Minor and james medical

Part time, per diem position in the Internal Medicine department of the Minor and James multi specialty group in Seattle, WA.  Scheduling is almost entirely same-day  or next-day appointments scheduled by patients, provider staff, or nurse triage, covering for a medically complex and chronically ill patient cohort.

Feb 2015Apr 2015

Interim Medical Director, Microsoft Living Well Health Center

Premise Health

Microsoft Living Well Health Center acting medical director during transition between outgoing and incoming medical director.  Additional responsibilities included ARNP supervision and training and personnel management.

Jul 2012Jul 2015

Outpatient Primary Care Internal Medicine, Microsoft Living Well Health Center

Premise Health

Single Internist among five medical providers at the Microsoft Living Well Health Center in Redmond, Washington.  This Patient Centered Medical Home offers full primary care medical services including preventive health, chronic disease management, acute episodic care, and travel medicine to a culturally diverse population of  information technology employees.  The health center delivers evidence-based medical care and offers clinical-decision support tools to assist and support providers.   In 2013 and 2015 I was an active member of the Quality Improvement committee, and in 2014-2015 I was an active member of the national Primary Care Medical Advisory Board committee directing national standards for the organization.  I was a vocal advocate for advancing the quality and standards of our Electronic Health Record system, and was persistent in finding and fixing potential HIPPA compliance issues in the EHR.  Nationally, I was ranked as the most active user of the online messaging tool to communicate directly with patients.

Oct 2002Jun 2012

Outpatient Primary Care Internal Medicine

The Everett Clinic

My practice encompassed all aspects of primary care, including health care maintenance and preventive medicine, and extensive management of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, congestive heart failure, COPD, and dementia. This nationally recognized multi-specialty group is on the forefront of using disease management registries and metrics to guide quality care and decrease health expenditures.  I was an early adopter of the clinic's EpicCare EMR, using it extensively since it was installed in 2008, and I was part of a successful pilot program of physicians using Dragon voice recognition software.I spoke at a CME event on the benefits of integrating voice recognition software into our EMR. 

Jun 2002Jul 2002

Locum Tenens Night Hospitalist

Olympic Medical Center

Sole night Hospitalist at this 80-bed hospital, working for the Virginia Mason Port Angeles office.  Responsibilities included admitting patients from the Emergency Department, Internal Medicine consults, Intensive Care Unit management, inpatient coverage for Internal Medicine and Family Practice patients, and covering outpatient telephone calls.

Jan 2001Jul 2002

Night Float Hospitalist

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Responsibilities during these 12-hour night shifts included admitting patients from the Emergency Department, Internal Medicine Hospitalist consults, accepting transfer patients from outside hospitals, supervising House staff performing procedures, and covering Hospitalist Service inpatients. 

Dec 2000Dec 2000

Locum Tenens Physician

The Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center, Neah Bay Service Unit

I was the only internist in a 3-provider clinic serving the Makah Indian reservation on the remote northwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula. This rewarding experience, as well as a one-month rotation during my residency, provided unique cultural challenges, some dramatic emergency cases, and the opportunity to provide care in a rural, isolated location.

Jul 1987Mar 1990

Laboratory Assistant / Research Assistant, Molecular Neurobiology Lab

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Laboratory molecular biology. including  isolation and characterization of transcription factors, gene cloning, manual gene sequencing. I was also responsible for care and feeding of a Xenopus frog colony.  Laboratory of Dr. Chris Kintner

Publication:Detrick, R.J., D. Dickey, and C.R. Kintner.  The effects of N-cadherin misexpression on morphogenesis in Xenopus embryos.  Neuron 1990 Apr; 4(4):4930506.


Dec 2014Mar 2015

Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics


American Medical Informatics Association 10x10 Introduction to Biomedical and Health Informatics course, offered by Oregon Health Sciences University

Jul 1997Jun 2000

Internal Medicine Internship and Residency

Virginia Mason Medical Center

The Categorical Internal Medicine residency program at Virginia Mason Medical Center provided academically rigorous training in inpatient and outpatient medicine.  Outpatient clinics included a 3-year weekly primary care clinic and a 6-month weekly HIV specialty clinic.  Specialty: Categorical Internal Medicine.  Program Director: Roger Bush M.D.

Aug 1993Jun 1997

M.D., Doctor of Medicine

New York Medical College

Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the largest private health sciences universities in the nation.  Located in Westchester County, New York, affiliated teaching hospitals and rotations included facilities in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester county, and Connecticut.

Professional Organizations, Licensing, Certifications, and EHR experience

  • Washington State medical license, active.
  • DEA license, active.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Board Certified, August 2001, recertification December 2011.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Participating in Maintenance of Certification.
  • American College of Physicians, member.
  • CPR for Healthcare Providers certification, current.
  • EHR expertise: EpicCare by Epic, Verona WI.
  • EHR expertise: Prime Suite by Greenway Health, Carrollton GA.

Interests and Hobbies

  • Photography: My photographs have been published in Gourmet magazine's online version and in Seattle's Child magazine. I was an avid print photographer for years, and more recently studied digital photography and Photoshop at the Photo Center NW in Seattle. 
  • Video: I create and produce income-generating videos for a food journalism website. 
  • Website design, HTML: I taught myself basic HTML and hand-coded our family's personal website as well as a professional web page.  I later taught myself the software program Dreamweaver.
  • Backpacking: I have been an avid backpacker since my first backpacking trip to the Sierra Nevada mountains in California as a child. After my residency training was completed, my wife and I fulfilled a lifelong dream of hiking 260 miles on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
  • Automobiles: I have had a longstanding enthusiasm for 1950's and 1960's sports cars.  My brother and I bought and restored a 1967 Austin Healey while in high school, and I drove later a 1965 Triumph through high school and college.
  • Gardening: In medical school I co-founded a community vegetable garden and farmed a 25x40 ft. plot.  After purchasing our house I learned about landscape and garden design and then overhauled our yard, which included moving 30 cubic yards of soil from the back to the front with a shovel and wheelbarrow.  That's three dump trucks full! I will do a lot for a ripe tomato. 
  • Food and cooking: I make homemade doughnuts and bagels, know how to use a water immersion circulator, and know the best strawberries to pick for homemade jam. I began to approach cooking seriously because of the years I accompanied my wife, a restaurant critic and food journalist , on her anonymous meals at Seattle restaurants, gaining a great appreciation for the science and craft of cooking.


Internal Medicine

Board Certified

Adult Medicine

Evidence Based Medicine

Primary Care Medicine

Preventive Mecicine

Chronic Disease Management

Consultation Medicine

Acute Care Medicine

Travel Medicine

Employee Healthcare

Worksite Healthcare


Physical Exam


ARNP and Physician Assistant Mentoring

Evaluation and Diagnosis

Laboratory Interpretation

EKG Interpretation

X-Ray Interpretation


Skin Biopsy

Soft Tissue Injection

Laceration Repair

Digital Block


Health Informatics

Electronic Medical Records

Voice Recognition Software

Clinical Decision Support