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Elaine F. Sachter, MD, FACP
Elaine F. Sachter, MD, FACP
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Internal Medicine

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6600

Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1989

Special Interest(s)
Primary care, preventive medicine, women's health, cardiovascular risk factor reduction, obesity

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, 1985

Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, 1988

Ambulatory Care, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Seattle, 1991

Personal Information
Dr. Elaine Sachter has been at Virginia Mason since 1989. In 2006, she left her full-time primary care practice and since then has continued to see patients in a variety of settings within the medical center in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

On Patients
"I encourage patients to take an active role in their health care, especially in regard to making lifestyle choices that will promote long-term health and well-being."

On Specialty
"I enjoy the full spectrum of Internal Medicine –from prevention to the management of complex problems, as well as urgent care and women’s health. In addition to my clinical work, I am interested in the areas of health care disparities, prevention of cardiovascular disease, international health and medical education. I truly enjoy teaching and have had the privilege of working with many talented residents and medical students over the years."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason offers a stimulating work environment where comprehensive and collaborative patient-centered care is a top priority. I have come to truly appreciate the value of a 'team' approach from both the patient and provider’s perspectives. It is a pleasure and an honor to work with such an outstanding and committed group of colleagues."

Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Physicians Society of General Internal Medicine