Eastside Family Health Center is a primary care internal medicine center in Kirkland, Washington. We believe deeply in the inherent worth of each person, and that health, as one of our most precious assets in life, is something to be guarded and pursued. Health defined as the fullness of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well being. We uniquely focused on relationships and personal care. As a team, we work with our patients to provide the best possible care. We are aggressive in our pursuit of solutions. We diligently work to ensure our patients are able to get the care they need when they need it. We are fully connected to the greater Eastside healthcare community.
Dr. Marinkovich also specializes in car accident, workers compensation and occupational health, such as FAA. Our nurse practitioner, Rita, has special focus on women's health. Both providers are actively involved in the community through various groups teaching young people and volunteering at local free clinic in Bellevue.
Years In Practice25
EducationAmerican University Of The Caribbean, School Of Medicine, Plymouth, Montserrat
TrainingSinai Samaritan Medical Center, Internal Medicine Milwaukee, Wisconsin
AffiliationsEastside Hospital Medical Center Overlake Hospital Medical Center Northwest Hospital
American College of Physicians, Member American College of Sport Medicine, Member Founder of Kingdom Medical Missions International Member of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), certified as Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)
CertificationAmerican Board of Internal Medicine Aviation Medical Examiner- certified by FAA
ServicesGeneral Internal medicine and primary care services
Injury and illness treatment from minor to acute
Comprehensive Physical Exams- EKG, prostate cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, osteoporosis screening, AAA screening, cardiac testing (treadmill), routine immunizations .
Disease prevention counseling
Disease Management for diabetes, thyroid, heart disease, asthma, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, toe nail fungus, and many other issues. Internists are uniquely trained to diagnosis and treat multiple diseases.
Auto accident injuries- years of experience caring for and coordinating recovery for motor vehicle accident victims. Neck, back and all other car accident related injuries. Extensive knowledge of all elements related to motor vehicle claims including the legal aspects.
Workers Compensation/ L& I injuries (on the job)- Experienced in all types of claims as well as state certified IME physician.
I feel that they really value my pursuit of a healthy lifestyle because they followed up with me to make certain that things are going well. This makes a great difference in a patience recovery time and comfort. It was easy obtaining an appointment. Their schedule always works around mine and they get me in quickly every time. I am so thankful for the level of service I receive. Dr Marinkovich and his knowledgeable staff are fully qualified to completely handle my large family’s healthcare including my wife and daughters’ feminine health. Their on-site testing facilities allow for quick, efficient, and cost effective turn around on diagnosing all of our health concerns. They made sure that their qualifications were obvious, giving us confidence in their ability to provide our family with professional service. The doctors are knowledgeable, well read, leaders in education, authors, and committed community volunteers.
I have a serious work related injury. My chiropractor suggested that I go see Dr. Marinkovich in order to get a prescription for an anti-inflammatory. First of all, when I called in to get an appointment, the office assistant tried her very best to get my insurance information out of me more than once. If you have an L and I case you do not need to provide your insurance information. She told me I was wrong. Then I show up for the appointment 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork regarding medical history. I was 1 of 2 people in the waiting room/lobby. I finished the paperwork in 10 minutes. 45 minutes later, I was called back to a room. I was then left to sit there for 10 more minutes before the doctor came in. He asked me all of the questions that I had already answered on the paperwork that I filled out. He then threw 2 robes on the bed and said "Change into these." He then left for 5-10 minutes to make a few phone calls. When he returned he asked me, because of where I work, if I knew a certain person. This person happens to be my manager. He then proceeded to say "She is a patient here. That woman has had quite the battle." He kept going before I cut him off and redirected his focus. He asked me what my pain level was at and I told him that I was at about a 7. He then proceeded to jab (not just lightly poke) my back. I was instantly in so much pain that I started to cry and he said I'm sorry but I have to do this if you want answers. He roughly, very roughly, poked around my back for a few minutes. He then sat down and said that I needed to discontinue all types of therapy and start taking medication instead. He said that before we continued he would need to take X-rays, mri's and have another examination done. He did not trust the chiropractor's diagnosis of my back and said that I should basically start from scratch and that he would set it all up for me. At this point, I told him that I wanted a second opinion and he said "Oh, so you don't feel that today went well? Do you mind telling me why?" I was still crying at this point and I told him that I didn't think that I owed him any kind of explanation and that if we were done here that I would like to leave. He stayed in the room for multiple minutes more and tried to bully my reasoning for wanting to leave out of me. I have had serious back problems for 10 years and have seen a wide variety of doctors. This was, by far, the worst experience that I have ever had with a medical professional. If you have another option for a doctor, I highly encourage you to take that option and to stay far FAR away from this doctor.
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