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Dr. Elizabeth Eaman received her BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut in “Letters”, a multidisciplinary major including history, philosophy, literature and French. She did graduate work in forensic science at Wayne State University in Detroit before going back to school to pursue medicine.

She received her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and completed Family Medicine residency at Tacoma Family Medicine in Washington.

After residency she worked in Washington State’s King County community health centers for HealthPoint before spending 6 years with University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics in Kent, WA.

After more than a decade working as an employee, she decided to start her own practice, Oodle Family Medicine, where she could be the kind of family doctor she envisioned in medical school.

She enjoys practicing the Direct Primary Care model because she has an unfettered partnership with her patients, free from the burdens of the corporate medical business model and profit-minded (instead of patient-minded) insurance agencies of modern American medical culture.

As the sole practitioner at Oodle Family Medicine, Dr. Eaman has been providing care for lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender, non-binary, gender-expansive and gender-diverse patients her entire career. She is passionate about educating medical students, residents and other physicians on how to provide appropriate care for this population. She is faculty with the University of Washington Medical School and works with students on their LGBTQ Pathways elective.

When not in clinic, Dr. Eaman plays music with her bands, Rainbow City Band and Filthy FemCorps. She also spends her free time with her animals, Archie the horse, Wally the dog, and Henry the cat.

Dr. Eaman also works occasionally for The Fred Hutch/SCCA Health Clinic and is Medical Director for Healthy Transitions in Montclair, NJ.

Board Certification: National Board of Physicians and Surgeons

Memberships: World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Gay, Lesbian Medical Association, And the DPC Alliance.

18010cookie-checkMy DPC Story Podcast: Dr. Elizabeth Eaman of Oodle Family Medicine – Renton, WA

By Doug Farrago

Douglas Farrago MD is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Douglas Farrago, MD received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in 1987, his Masters of Education degree in the area of Exercise Science from the University of Houston in 1990, and his Medical Degree from the University of Texas at Houston in 1994. His residency training occurred way up north at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. In his final year, he was elected Chief Resident by his peers. Dr. Farrago has practiced family medicine for twenty-three years, first in Auburn, Maine and now in Forest, Virginia. He founded Forest Direct Primary Care in 2014, which quickly filled in 18 months. Dr. Farrago still blogs every day on his website and lectures worldwide about the present crisis in our healthcare system and the effect it has on the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Farrago’s has written three books on direct primary care: The Official Guide to Starting Your Own Direct Primary Care Practice, The Direct Primary Care Doctor’s Daily Motivational Journal and Slowing the Churn in Direct Primary Care (While Also Keeping Your Sanity) are all best sellers in this genre. He is a leading expert in direct primary care model and lectures medical students, residents, and doctors on how to start their own DPC practice. He retired from clinical medicine in October, 2020.

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