From Laura Moroney for Island Hospital September 21, 2022
ORCAS ISLAND, WA — Evan Buxbaum, MD, MPH returns to Orcas Island to join Island Primary Care – Orcas after practicing for the past decade in California. Buxbaum received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Buxbaum completed his pediatric internship and residency at Vermont Children’s Hospital.
No stranger to island living, Buxbaum has practiced pediatrics in Alaska⎯including in Anchorage and at fly-in clinics in remote villages⎯and Hawaii⎯at an outpatient clinic and at a hospital on Kauai. Most recently, Buxbaum practiced pediatrics in Humboldt County, California.
Buxbaum says his care encompasses his patients’ physical as well as mental, emotional and environmental needs, and he has a special interest in developmental trauma and the effect of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on health and well-being.
“I enjoy working with young people and their families to maintain their health and well- being, including behavioral and mental health challenges, through holistic as well as conventional modalities,” he said.
Buxbaum returns with partner Valerie, their 13-year-old daughter Naia and their big dog Bombadil. The couple also have three grown children who live in the Pacific Northwest.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Buxbaum, please call 360.376.2561.