Linda Gromko, MD is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician and founder of Seattle's Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC.
Dr. Gromko's health care experience began as a volunteer "Candy Striper" at Virginia Mason Hospital at age fourteen. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington in 1973, and went on to earn a Master of Nursing from the University of Washington's pioneering Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 1975.
After working as a Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Educator at Planned Parenthood of Seattle/King County, Dr. Gromko entered medical school - when her son, Tim, was only four years old!
Dr. Gromko graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1984. She completed her Family Practice Residency, also at the UW, in 1987. While working in a number of women's clinics and serving as an Emergency Room physician, Dr. Gromko established her own practice, Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC, in 1989.
Now twenty-five years old, the practice employs two first-rate Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Gromko and the Nurse Practitioners serve a wide diversity of individuals, including Seattle's transgender community. While she has delivered hundreds and hundreds of babies over the years, Dr. Gromko stopped delivering babies in 2005. Her practice began featuring an active weight loss support group in 2010. Largely out of respect to the practice's many transgender clients, Queen Anne Medical Electrolysis and Laser was added in 2014.
One of a handful of independent family medical practices in Seattle, Dr. Gromko describes her practice as follows:
"We don't make a fortune, but we do make a difference!"
Dr. Gromko lived with her husband Steve Williams and daughter Brita on Bainbridge Island until Steve's health prompted a move to Seattle in 2010. In addition to Brita, Dr. Gromko has an adult son Tim Franklin, also in Seattle.
After Steve's death in April 2011, Dr. Gromko poured herself into her practice, her rowing, and her writing - the things that make life feel more "normal." Steve Williams is deeply missed, and it is Dr. Gromko's mission that his legacy will educate others in the prevention of the lifestyle-oriented illnesses that shortened his life.