Dr. David Gavareski, MD

Family Medicine  |  
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Age 69
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Dr. David Gavareski, MD
I have been fortunate to practice with the same group for the 26 years I have been in Bellingham. I did my undergraduate training at Whitman College. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1974, I completed my three-year family practice residency in Spokane, Washington. Following residency, I was privileged to teach in the residency program as well as join a family practice group very similar to Family Health Associates. After 10 years, we moved to Bellingham in 1987 because of the excellent medical community, a chance to join the group which became Family Health Associates, the amazing outdoor recreational opportunities, and to be closer to family who all live on the west side of the state. I enjoy taking care of families, including all ages. Although I stopped delivering babies after more than 25 years, I still enjoy working with newborns, young children, and helping guide families with life issues at all ages. I believe strongly in preventive care, assisting my patients with developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles. I also enjoy sports medicine and travel medicine. My wife, Carol, teaches at Bellingham Technical College. We have three grown children and two grandchildren. I enjoy running, hiking, photography, traveling, family activities, and especially being a grandpa. We enjoy active traveling while we can, such as trips to hike around Mt. Blanc in France.

3500 Orchard Pl

Bellingham, WA 98225

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(360) 671-3900

Dr. David Gavareski, MD

Dr. David Gavareski, MD

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Dr. Gavareski's Experience

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  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gavareski "I enjoy taking care of families, including all ages. Although I stopped delivering babies after more than 25 years, I still enjoy working with newborns, young children, and helping guide families with life issues at all ages. I believe strongly in preventive care, assisting my patients with developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles. I also enjoy sports medicine and travel medicine."

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Child & Adolescent Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
154

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Whitman College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Family Medicine Residency Program in Spokane, Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gavareski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gavareski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gavareski to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Gavareski's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Bellingham, WA |
Dr. Gavareski is compassionate, very attentive and has a great bed side manner. I transferred from out of state and he was willing to take on my complex case and spend the time I needed for a good, well thought out assessment. He obviously is a very caring individual. I would highly recommend him.
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