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Augustâ€™s featured physician is Dr. Ida Washington. Dr. Washington joined KRMC in June of 2009. As a medical doctor specializing in internal medicine, she is an expert in the primary healthcare of adults.
Dr. Washington attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Peoria. She did her internship at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukeâ€™s Hospital in Chicago, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital of Chicago. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Before coming to Kingman, she practiced in the suburban Chicago area. Most recently she was affiliated with a multi-specialty practice in Matteson, Illinois. Additionally, she was an administrator for a corporation that provides psychosocial services to residents of nursing homes.
With over 15 yearsâ€™ experience in broad areas of patient care, she is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating complex medical problems and in providing routine health maintenance and preventive care to adults. She also provides well-woman checks and general gynecological care.
Dr. Washington says she feels blessed with a career that enables her to do what she loves. She says that her approach to medicine is to â€œCare for the whole person, not just an illness.â€ She works closely with her patients toward the goal of achieving and sustaining their optimum health.
She says this involves listening carefully to patient concerns and opinions, saying, â€œItâ€™s very important that people are active participants in their health decisions.â€
She resides in Kingman with her son, Maxwell, aged ten. She says she likes the change of environment from Illinois and loves Kingmanâ€™s climate, scenery, and â€œVery nice people.â€ She has many interests â€” including painting, collecting art, reading, and running for exercise.