Richard M. Searl, MD
Scope of Practice
Family Medicine is a medical specialty that emphasizes comprehensive medical care for families as a whole, and as individual members, caring for patients from birth to advanced age. Medical concerns are managed through diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common illnesses and chronic diseases, taking into account genetics, family history and mental health. Family physicians also provide pregnancy and delivery care. They provide well child checkups and can make sure all immunizations are up to date. In addition, they also coordinate and manage patient care with other specialists when a referral is needed.
Residency: Tacoma Family Medicine, Tacoma, WA; Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School, Mpls., MN; Undergraduate: Hamline University, St. Paul, MN; American Academy of Family Physicians Board Certified; Certified DOT Medical Examiner on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.