administrative duties, Dr. Alperin will be seeing patients at the Orcas Island Clinic.  He is currently chief and clinical director of primary care at the Veterans Administration healthcare system in Portland, Oregon.  A graduate of Harvard Medical School, his clinical training and experience include family medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics, surgery and pathology.  He and his wife, Liz, have three children and are living on Orcas.  Liz is beginning her second year as a science teacher at OIHS.

Joining Dr. Alperin at the Clinic, also effective as of November 1, 2017, will be Dr. David Russell and ARNP Kirsten Picard.  Dr. Russell, an Orcas resident since 2003, started the Orcas Family Medicine clinic in 2004 and is a primary care provider practicing family medicine.  Ms. Picard, who worked with Dr. Russell at his clinic, lives on Waldron and has a special interest in women's health and obstetrics as well as preventative health and end-of-life care.

UW Medicine doctors are providing full time patient care at the Clinic until the new doctors begin work in November.

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​UW Medicine is thrilled to be open on Orcas Island! The UW Medicine Orcas Island clinic offers comprehensive primary care services for the entire family throughout all stages of life. We offer convenient onsite services including imaging, laboratory and a Virtual Clinic kiosk for urgent care needs.

UW Medicine Orcas Island Clinic is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael D. Alperin has accepted the position of chief of the UW Medicine Ocas and Lopez Island Clinics effective November 1, 2017.  In addition to his 

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