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 ( 183 RATINGS & 96 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

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5.0 out of 5     183 Ratings     96 Comments

Jul 1, 2021
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All good! Dr whittam is the best

Jun 24, 2021
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Karli is always very helpful, kind ,caring and always listens to me. Her medical assistant is always kind caring and makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable I feel like they are close friends. All the stuff at Karli's office are awesome I will stay with Karli for as long as she will have me as her patient .

Jun 11, 2021
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one additional nicety- the receptionist, (who was busy) managed to keep her eye on, and operate the automatic door for patients entering the clinic. I wouldn't have known it was her doing it- until she shared her personal aversion to touching public door handles with a patient who entered after me. (I share her aversion 100%). The check in assistant who got my weight/height was also upbeat and pleasant. This is exactly the sort of thing one would hope for when facing medical issues. Add in a competent and caring physician (Dr Whittam) and this clinic deserves high marks. Thank You

Jun 7, 2021
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I'm very pleased with having Dr Whittam as my doctor

Jun 7, 2021
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I love Karli and her office, MA. Everyone is respectful, kind and knowledgeable. I feel safe when I'm here.

May 27, 2021
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Dr Whittam is always patient, attentive, compassionate and thorough. my all time favorite Dr!!!

May 20, 2021
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thanks for the good care you provide.

May 20, 2021
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they were personal. comforting. they answered all my questions & any questions I did have that they couldn't answer immediately they got back to me within 24hrs with an answer. they listen to me thoroughly & provided the exact care I needed.

May 10, 2021
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Dr. Whittam is always attentive, listens to me, and provides understandable information and advice.

May 6, 2021
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Karli is a very good dr. good bedside manner though efficient in helping with what one needs.

May 6, 2021
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excellent professional physician, nursing assistant and clerical staff.

May 5, 2021
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Dr. Whittam is wonderful both as a person & a doctor! I plan to stay with her until she retires! I consider her a friend! Thank you!

May 3, 2021
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Dr. Whittam has been my doctor for many years and is the main reason I continue at this office. I moved 3 years ago and still continue the drive because of her professional care.

Apr 29, 2021
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Karli Whittam is not just a Dr ... But she really cares about her patients...i.m [age removed] and she has been the best by far...you got a keeper there

Apr 28, 2021
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Dr Whittam is a great doctor. excellent always.

Apr 28, 2021
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my visit with dr. Whittam is always wonderful she tries her very best to get the answers to any of my questions and help me stay healthy.

Apr 28, 2021
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Best Dr. & staff ever. I travel an hour to see the Dr. She is absolutely the BEST ever!

Apr 22, 2021
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even though the wait time was more than 15 minutes, I know Dr Whittam is thorough with her patients and I appreciate that level of care for myself and my family so was not upset about the wait time.

Apr 19, 2021
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Dr. Whittam is awesome and I have been seeing her for many years. My husband and son also see her and my other son is trying to have her as his Dr.

Apr 19, 2021
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Dr Whittam takes time to listen and gives suggestions to remedy concerns.

Apr 15, 2021
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from Check to rooming with the MA, to Dr. Whittam's visit, to my lab work with another MA, every individual was excellent. I would highly suggest this clinic to anyone in need of an exceptional primary care provider and staff

Apr 12, 2021
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I always feel heard and never feel like I'm being rushed through appointments. i have recommended Dr. Whittam recently to a couple friends who were looking for a primary care physician!

Apr 12, 2021
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All my experiences have been excellent with Dr. Whittam.

Apr 8, 2021
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[name removed] absolutely loves her provider!

Apr 8, 2021
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while I like the provider, I do no recommend this office. The nursing staff act like roadblocks and make it difficult to speak or see the provider at times. it's extremely frustrating to have to advocate so hard just for care.

Apr 7, 2021
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Dr Whittam listens and is caring. She is friendly but professional and helps me get to the problem that I am experiencing!

Apr 7, 2021
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Dr Whittam is easy to talk to and was generous with her time and attention during my first appt.w/ her.

Apr 5, 2021
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they were warm, friendly, very informative, respectful and I was very comfortable.

Apr 1, 2021
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I'm so thankful for my doctor she takes excellent care of me!!

Mar 29, 2021
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This Dr. is the best I have ever had in my medical experiences.

Mar 25, 2021
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Nothing bad. Always good service from the lady's in the front to Dr Whittam. Im glad to have her as my Doctor.

Mar 11, 2021
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I love Dr Whittam. She is kind and caring. I always feel like I am her only patient for the day because she gives me all of her focus during the visit. I feel comfortable talking to her about anything. She is the best

Mar 10, 2021
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Karli is always efficient, approachable, listens, and truly cares about me and my health. I come to Legacy because of her.

Mar 4, 2021
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Dr Whittam is one of the best drs I have ever had. she is extremely attentive and I always feel listened to. I am so grateful for her because I have struggled with an ongoing pain situation and I have never felt minimized, ever

Mar 3, 2021
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Very helpful when I have health concerns & very attentive.

Feb 24, 2021
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I felt like Dr Whittam genuinely listens to me and thoroughly answers my questions and concerns. Addressed issues of concern also.

Feb 24, 2021
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I've been seeing my Dr for years. She's the best Dr ever! I would never go to another Dr.

Feb 22, 2021
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I have always had good treatment and interaction with Family Wellness. I really like Dr Whittam.

Feb 18, 2021
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Dr. Whittam is a kind and compassionate doctor. Extremely, knowledgable.

Feb 10, 2021
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Dr. Whittam always listens, is respectful of my knowledge of medicine and has always given me good advise.

Feb 10, 2021
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she was amazing as all ways

Feb 8, 2021
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This was my second visit with Dr Whittam. She is easy to talk to and good about explaining reasons why she would or wouldn't do a test, wait for surgery, etc.

Feb 4, 2021
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Never have had a bad experience when seeing Dr. Whittam. She is always very pleasant, helpful. Take time to answer my questions.

Jan 28, 2021
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The front desk was fabulous, polite and helpful. The medical assistance was fantastic and we had great conversation! Dr. Whittam is incredible! She always make me feel comfortable and we have in depth conversations about whatever my concerns are.

Jan 27, 2021
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Dr. Whittam is both knowledgable and upbeat. I love the positive vibe I feel during our meetings and I trust and value her advice. The lab, nurse and receptionist are wonderful too.

Jan 21, 2021
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Long wait time on phone.

Jan 21, 2021
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I never mind the wait time because I know the Doctor takes the time to listen and diagnose whatever I come to her for. And while I may be there for one particular item, she always takes the time to go through my entire medical history and check on how things are going. I have been with this clinic for 20 years or so and I can't imagine going anywhere else.

Jan 20, 2021
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Best provider I have ever had! I recommend her anytime someone asks me to refer them to a good provider. She is the best!!!

Jan 14, 2021
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Listen and explained and easy to understand. Managed to get my medical records from previous doctor fast.

Jan 11, 2021
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Very comfortable/confident with care & interaction/visits with Dr. Whittam.

Jan 6, 2021
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in fact she is now my mother's provider based on my recommendation.

Dec 30, 2020
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Dr Whittam is very easy to relate to

Dec 30, 2020
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Dr Whittam and her staff always make my visits professional and a comfortable experience. Would definitely recommend them to famy and freinds.

Dec 21, 2020
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Regarding the medical assistant taking vital signs: I would like to have this person tell me what they're measuring and those resulting numbers instead of me having to ask, i.e. B.P., weight, height, etc. This seems like it should be automatic.

Dec 21, 2020
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I have always been pleased with this clinic and the service and referrals provided. They keep excellent records and are always courteous and thorough in my medical care.

Dec 21, 2020
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She is very concerned about her patient.

Dec 14, 2020
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So happy with my doctor & clinic!

Dec 2, 2020
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Dr Whittam is a great doctor.

Nov 30, 2020
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Dr. Whittam and all the members of this practice deserve compliments. They are professional but also personable. I have NEVER had a negative experience at this office. They are the best.

Nov 30, 2020
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Pleasant front desk staff, short wait time, Dr. Whittam's medical assistant is kind and easy to talk to, Dr. Whittam is warm and caring, asks many questions not just about current condition, but ongoing or past issues as well. I felt this was a thorough visit where she really assessed my overall health.

Nov 25, 2020
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all was great

Nov 19, 2020
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This was an initial visit with intent to change primary care Physicians. I came away very impressed with Dr Whittam

Nov 16, 2020
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Dr Whittam listens and gives options for treatment. she is very compassionate.

Nov 12, 2020
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Dr. is very knowledgeable, excellent care

Nov 12, 2020
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It was really nice to do my bloodwork prior to the appointment. I was able to view the results online and was prepared to ask a few questions when we met in person.

Nov 11, 2020
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Everything very professional.

Nov 11, 2020
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Dr. Whittam is an amazing provider. I know when I see her that she will take the time to help me. No specific experience - she's just great!

Nov 9, 2020
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Great service, great people makes for satisfied patient's.

Nov 5, 2020
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Staff is always friendly & helpful. Dr. Whittam always answers any questions I have. Dr. Whittam is very friendly and easy to talk to.

Oct 28, 2020
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Check-in process was slow.

Oct 28, 2020
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I am coming back to Dr. Whittam after 4 years in another clinic, which has just closed. Because of new insurance 4 years ago, I had to find another physician. Dr. Whittam is an excellent physician in every way. She is kind, has a nice sense of humor, genuinely listens to her patient, is very thorough and knows how to keep the time with you moving without making you feel you're rushed. I'm of the belief that because of her way of doing things in her practice, she sets a good example for the people who work with her. Every person I met who works with her also behaves professionally and with genuine smiles and helpfulness. From the front desk to the exam room, I was very impressed.

Oct 21, 2020
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Best primary care I have ever had.

Oct 21, 2020
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I believe in Dr. Karli Whittam & know that she has my best interests in mind. She is so very kind and gentle. Always a pleasure to see her.

Oct 19, 2020
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Everyone I've encountered in this clinic is friendly, and helpful.great people, great care! Thanks!

Oct 12, 2020
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It as OK. I had to sit in a room for 30 min. because they forgot about me.

Oct 12, 2020
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Everyone I spoke with was pleasant and courteous. Everything with my exam was well handled.

Oct 8, 2020
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all good

Oct 1, 2020
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I have been going to this location for years and the staff always is friendly and does a great job.

Sep 28, 2020
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Always a great experience

Sep 21, 2020
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Karli Whittam is very caring , respectful and listens to me . She is the best. She takes great care of me .

Sep 21, 2020
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excellent care

Sep 21, 2020
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As always, Dr. Whittam and her team have provided me with the best care I could hope for. Dr. Whittam makes me feel comfortable and able to communicate well with her. I apprecaite she talks to me and not at me. Again, I am thankful to have her as my Doctror. Shes the best!!

Sep 17, 2020
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very good experience

Sep 16, 2020
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Dr. Whittam is always kind and helpful with any questions or concerns that I may have. I would recommend her and the office at anytime

Sep 14, 2020
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Dr. Whittam is the best.

Sep 2, 2020
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everyone at this legacy clinic is respectful, courteous and helpful and Karli Whittam is a wonderful, knowledgeable doctor who I trust very much. my only complaint is the amount of paperwork asked to fill out. we get a questionnaire in the mail 2 weeks before the visit, then we're asked to complete e-registration a couple days before the visit and then are given more questions to answer (some repetitive from the other questionnaires) the day of the visit. I appreciate your thoroughness but it seems overdone.

Aug 13, 2020
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We've been with these folks since 2009, never an issue.

Aug 13, 2020
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Always listens to what I have to say. Doctor took her time and did not make me feel rushed. And she is always very friendly.

Aug 13, 2020
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Dr Whittam is the only reason my wife and I go there.

Aug 13, 2020
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I love family wellness and Dr Whittam but some of the receptionist and people that answer the phone are just rude. I feel like it would hurt there face if they smiled.

Aug 6, 2020
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All good despite anonymity of masks.

Aug 5, 2020
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Dr. Whittam is a terrific physician. She has been our family doctor for a number of extremely satisfactory years.

Aug 5, 2020
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actually I've recommended dr Whittam to my mother.

Aug 5, 2020
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Dr. Karli Whittam is the absolute best which is why we have been with her for so many years.

Aug 3, 2020
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I'm very pleased with my doctor appt. I would not so anywhere else.

Aug 3, 2020
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long wait time in lobby, with no TV to watch nor does the water fall on the wall work anymore. the lobby feels too sterile. please bring back the TV in the lobby for the people.
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