Martin was hired as part of Life Care’s initiative to place physicians in Life Care Centers of America’s buildings in Washington. In his new position, Martin will work with the Cottesmore of Life Care interdisciplinary team and other attending physicians in caring for each of the facility’s patients.
His presence in the nursing home will enhance physician accessibility to patients and families. He will aid in hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site will allow him to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.
“I have been involved in long-term care as a community physician and a medical director at a number of facilities since 1998,” said Martin. “It is a challenging environment and a population in need of the best care and the best systems we can create to make sure we give that care consistently. I have known a lot of excellent and caring professionals who understood that over the years, and almost all of them now work for Life Care Centers of America.”
Martin most recently served as a primary care physician at Sound Family Medicine in Bonney Lake, as well as medical director at Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center. He has been a physician for more than 16 years and has experience with diverse populations – from obstetrics to geriatrics.
Board certified in family medicine, Martin earned his doctor of medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Involved in quality improvement since the first Washington State Diabetes Collaborative in 1998, Martin is a fellow with the American Academy of Family Physicians and served on that organization’s Commission on Quality from 2008 – 2011. He also chaired the Washington Academy of Family Physicians’ Healthcare Services Commission from 2007 – 2010.
Martin currently resides in Lake Tapps, Wash. He is married to Lisa Martin and has two children and three stepchildren.