UW News

October 21, 2010

Why I chose UW Medicine: My primary care physician knows me well and my providers consult as a team

UW Medicine comprises seven entities with a single mission of improving health, both locally and globally. This fall, as part of UW Medicine’s launch of a new brand, we are reaching out to UW employees who choose this system for their health care and asking them a single question: why?

Web manager Eric Tognetti started receiving his health care from UW Medicine shortly after he began working at the UW four-and-a-half years ago. He receives his primary-care at the UW Medicine Belltown Clinic. He appreciates having a physician who knows all about him and remembers what they talked about at the last visit. He also values the ease of obtaining an appointment to see his doctor.

A soccer injury brought him to the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Clinic a few years ago. The clinic scheduled him with UW orthopedic surgeons, who repaired his torn knee, and with physical therapists who assisted him in his recovery.

Tognetti has also been a patient at Harborview Medical Center’s world-renowned Emergency Department. UW co-workers encouraged him to go to the  Harborview ER when he had sudden warning signs of a potentially serious condition. There, a team of specialists provided a thorough assessment and consulted with his primary-care physician on a course of action. He’s now doing fine.

Watch a video interview with Tognetti to learn his reasons for choosing UW Medicine for his health-care, and the experiences he has had with primary, specialty, and emergency treatment at UW Medicine — where he is also employed. 

For information on obtaining your health care at UW Medicine, please visit the patient care portal of the UW Medicine web site. The site includes the  interactive databases “Find a Clinic” and “Find a Physician” to locate services, whether you’re looking for primary-care to stay healthy, specialty treatment, or a UW Medicine clinic near your neighborhood.


The video interview of Eric Tognetti was filmed and produced by Brian Donohue, UW Medicine News, Community Relations, and Marketing.