Legacy Health Partners

Karli Whittam, MD

Primary Care

  • My Specialties:

    Family Medicine, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Family Practice
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 165 RATINGS & 71 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group-Family Wellness

About Me:

Dr. Karli Whittam is a transplant from Canada who came to the Family Wellness Center in 2005. She delivered babies for years before stopping her obstetric practice, but she continues to take pleasure in newborns and pediatric care as well as ongoing care for new patients. "I love the families," she says. "Everybody is different, everybody has something to offer. It's always challenging and never boring. I like to see the whole family," Dr. Whittam adds. "A person's health can be affected by their environment, and as their family doctor, I can get the whole picture." Karli's whole family golfs together, and she often plays with her daughter. She and her son like to spend time on the mountains: she skis, he snowboards.

Education:
Residency: Family Practice Residency C.C.F.P., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Medical School: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Bachelor of Science: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Undergraduate: Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia
Training: Bioidentical Hormones
Certification: National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners- DOT physicals
Year I Started Practice: 1992
Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     165 Ratings     71 Comments

Nov 10, 2022
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This provider and medical wellness group has provided medical care for me for over 15 years. I have always thought that I have received thorough, conscientious, compassionate, effective and respectful care. I generally don't recommend professional care givers to friends and acquaintances, but I would be inclined to recommend this Family Wellnes Group to someone if I was comfortable with the match between this group of healthcare providers and the person to whom I was offering the recommendation.

Oct 31, 2022
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We reviewed my recent surgery, current medications, labs done when I was hospitalized. She also asked about my emotional/psychological status.

Oct 31, 2022
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I changed insurance so I could go to this physician

Oct 24, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is wonderful. She tells me the hard truth, listens to what I am saying, collaborates to make improvements in my health. I would highly recommend her to any person looking for a primary care doctor.

Oct 19, 2022
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As always we value Dr Whittam and her team for their expertise and professionalism. We are happy to have such a caring and responsive medical team.

Oct 13, 2022
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The provider spent a lot of our time together searching through my chart on the computer. She explained that Legacy won't fund scribes because you conducted a study and the study showed no increase in productivity. While that may be true, the time a doctor spends staring into a computer screen is time taken away from examining and Interacting with the patient, so it diminishes the patient experience compared to other providers that fund scribes.

Oct 12, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is extremely thorough every time I see her. She takes her time to listen to me and makes sure that I get the pros and cons before starting medication, treatment, or referrals. I feel like I'm in the best care when I see her, and she is by far one of the best doctors I have seen in my lifetime.

Oct 10, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is very kind and attentive, always asks if what she explains makes sense. She has a warm demeanor that puts my kids at ease.

Sep 22, 2022
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Karli is always pleasant and listens to every concern I have and explains everything clearly to me

Sep 21, 2022
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Wonderful dr.

Sep 14, 2022
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I've gone to this clinic for years. I've only been with my provider the whole time. I have full trust in her. In fact, I moved away from there and will travel out of my way to stay.

Sep 7, 2022
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Dr Whittam does an amazing job. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for her

Sep 1, 2022
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Dr Whittam has been, by far, one of the best primary care physician's we've ever had - collectively as a family.

Sep 1, 2022
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My doctor is wonderful. She is knowledgeable, kind, understanding, and very receptive to my health concerns. I think her more as a trusted friend than just a doctor. I feel fortunate to have her as my doctor.

Aug 29, 2022
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I'm always completely satisfied with my visits to Legacy. Karli has been my doctor for several years and I truly appreciate her, she is a good listener and very professional. She is the best doctor. I've ever had !

Aug 25, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is always excellent. Professional, personable, knowledgeable. A true gem of a doctor. I have seen her for years.

Aug 18, 2022
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Everyone at this clinic was very welcoming, and did each of their jobs with efficiency and kindness.

Aug 15, 2022
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Excellent

Aug 8, 2022
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I have always had excellent care and service at this clinic.

Aug 4, 2022
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Always good experience. .

Aug 4, 2022
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Consistently an excellent group at Legacy Tech Center. It's easy to see they all take great pride in providing a high level of service in every capacity, whether its receptionist, assistant, nurse or doctor. Thanks

Aug 3, 2022
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Dr Whittam was kind, thorough and answered all questions. She has excellent bedside manor

Jul 25, 2022
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Always excellent. Always trusted completely. Best medical care I have ever experienced.

Jul 13, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is very smart, kind & pleasant. She just be considered a terrific asset to this medical office. I trust her judgment so much so that I suggested her to my husband for his care this year. He now goes to her & agrees on everything & is very glad he made the change.

Jun 23, 2022
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Have always had helpful and understanding care during my visits.

Jun 20, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is a terrific physician!

Jun 13, 2022
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Dr Whittam is a great provider. She listens, processes what I say and responds accordingly.

Jun 6, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is an exceptional doctor. I always feel heard and confident that she is providing proper care. I believe Dr. Whittam to be a partner in my ongoing medical care, which is not always the case. She is top notch.

Jun 2, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is an excellent Doctor. She is easy to talk to. She is professional but also has a warm side to her. She is very knowledgeable, and I trust her completely.

May 25, 2022
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I am very pleased with Dr Whittam and her assistance in this medical facility

May 19, 2022
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Dr Whittam listened and considered all I had to say regarding my symptoms. She did an exam, ordered labs and initiated a referral to a specialist.

May 11, 2022
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We are sad she is retiring!

May 4, 2022
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DR. Whittam is the best, in my opinion. She has always been proactive in my care.

Apr 28, 2022
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Always friendly and professional

Apr 27, 2022
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I appreciate the immediate feedback on my blood tests as well as rx renewal and referral to mammogram. Dr. Whittam is very pleasant and cheerful.

Apr 20, 2022
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All good!

Mar 30, 2022
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In my opinion Dr. Whittam is awesome - she caring and compassionate - always attentive

Mar 30, 2022
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I absolutely LOVE Dr Whittam, I've never had a doctor that actually listend and helped and didn't make you feel judged until her. She actually wants to help you find solutions and you can tell she genuinely cares about you. I love her so much I always tell people about her and this clinic and my mom also became her patient and loves her as well and also thinks she's the best doctor she's ever had.

Mar 21, 2022
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The receptionist did not use a discretionary voice when asking if I'd like to put any additional money to my PAST DUE accounts [she said that loud]. I said, what past due accounts, I just checked last night?'. "Oh. Well, this one is only $3.60. I guess they don't send bills out for anything less than $15.00. And you have another one for over $2k but it's brand new, it looks like it's still processing." Great. Thanks for making me look like a bill skipper. Then it took her FIVE MINUTES to figure out how make change for $5.00 so I could pay the $3.60 invoice. I almost told her to keep the change but she tried to shame me for non-pmt.

Mar 21, 2022
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Really like this doctors office. Have been going here 20+ years.

Mar 16, 2022
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The woman who dreamy blood sample had a torn glove with her index finger exposed. This was poor infection control. I did not see it until she was drawing the blood and it was too late to comment.

Mar 14, 2022
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Great dialog!

Mar 9, 2022
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It took Dr. Whittam about 30 minutes to see me after the MA left. Had to wait about 15 minutes for someone to do a blood draw. Dr. Whittam took her time with me to make sure past and present health issues were addressed. She answered all my questions clearly so I could understand. I came away feeling that she took care of me as my primary doctor.

Feb 24, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is always kind and listens to what I have to say. She discusses my concerns and makes me feel at ease.

Feb 24, 2022
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That Dr. Whittam Explain some of the medications and what they help with.

Feb 23, 2022
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New patient visit was very thorough.discussed long term health goals and preventative measures

Feb 14, 2022
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I like Dr. Whittam. She always listens. She gives me credit for having a brain.

Feb 14, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is awesome.

Feb 14, 2022
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Dr whittam is the best!

Feb 10, 2022
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Dr. Whittam seemed unsure what dosage of medication to prescribe & deferred to my preference. I mistakenly selected too high a dosage. I guess I expected her to know which dose to prescribe.

Feb 7, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is a very knowledgeable and I always recommend her to anyone who is looking for a good doctor.

Feb 7, 2022
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Karli Whittam fit me in between patients because of a possible serious situation. She followed through with testing and follow up until the issue was resolved.

Feb 3, 2022
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Dr. Whittam IS compassionate, knowledgeable & kind - lover her!

Feb 3, 2022
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Dr Whittam is an excellent listener. Very caring.

Jan 24, 2022
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Dr. Whittam is very friendly and listens to concerns and figures out the best way to help you. She is kind and considerate. And will ask if what she explained made sense.

Jan 19, 2022
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Great visit as always

Jan 13, 2022
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I appreciate Dr WHITTAM's friendly and attentive nature. She listens and talks me through all my questions. I love her and have recommended her to several friends!

Jan 10, 2022
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Karli is the best. If she wasn't at this clinic we would not be patients.

Jan 10, 2022
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Doctor is the best

Jan 10, 2022
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Clinic was clean, everyone very professional and I felt safe with clinic's Covid-19 protocols.

Jan 6, 2022
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I have been having an urgent medical issue going on for over a year, affecting all aspects of my life and lessening my quality of life and my lovely medical provider doesn't believe me?!?!?!

Jan 5, 2022
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Excellent service from doctor and assistant and front desk person

Jan 3, 2022
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Dr Whittam is a wonderful doctor. Highly recommend.

Dec 22, 2021
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I adore Dr. Karli. She is considerate thorough and competent. I love the staff at Legacy. Couldn't do it without them. They all are my heros

Dec 22, 2021
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Excellent staff, excellent MD, excellent care - highly recommended

Dec 22, 2021
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Dr. Whittam Is very thorough, professional, and caring. I don't hesitate to ask her anything about my health or issues I may be having.

Dec 15, 2021
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I always have a positive interaction with Dr. Whittam- she's responsive and has a great bedside manner.

Dec 15, 2021
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The office staff is always very friendly and polite. The medical staff always takes time to answer my questions.

Dec 13, 2021
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Dr. Whittam is a caring and compassionate provider!

Dec 8, 2021
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Always excellent!

Dec 6, 2021
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Dr Whittam is the best. Always caring and listens to my concerns and needs.
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