American Board of Family Physicians, 1995; Recertification, 2002 and 2009
From a very young age Dr. Goode knew he wanted to study medicine and become a physician. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1992 after getting his B.A. in psychology from Baylor University. He went on to complete his residency at the University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine in Charlottesville where he was Chief Resident from 1994-1995.
Prior to joining The Polyclinic, Dr. Goode has been involved with several innovative ways to deliver healthcare to patients. Most recently he worked in the Swedish Medical Center Executive Health Department serving as co-medical director, providing a comprehensive health assessment, diagnostic evaluation, and personalized life-treatment plan for patients. Previously he was with Elliott Bay Medical Group serving as president for the last two years. Through its association with Carena, Inc. he and the other physicians in the group delivered health care the old-fashioned way through 24-hour-a-day house calls.
Dr. Goode’s practice involves all aspects of adult family medicine, including chronic disease management and a focus on preventative care. Dr. Goode has special interests in GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) healthcare, depression and anxiety.
Dr. Goode has a long history of volunteer work in the community: in Seattle at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance with the Chicken Soup Brigade division and at the Capitol Hill Community Resource Center where he set up and operated a free medical clinic for the homeless and low-income people; in Charlottesville at the city's free Medical Clinic; and in Houston at Sheltering Arms, a geriatric program at Baylor College of Medicine. "It is a passion of mine to work with individuals in the community who most need help, support, and encouragement," says Dr. Goode.
“The doctor-patient relationship is the reason I became a physician. I see it as a partnership where the patient and I work together to decide the best personalized treatment plan. I believe that by actively listening and allowing each story to be told, I can treat, educate, and empower patients to lead healthier and happier lives. I am a strong believer in integrative medicine and work with other health care providers, such as naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists, and nutritionists. Helping patients live well and have a good quality of life is what I enjoy most of all."
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