We have all heard the adage “doctor knows best,” but Gritman|Moscow Family Medicine and our newest physician, Dr. Amy Dudley, believe in approaching health care from a patient-centered perspective.
– Dr. Amy Dudley
That means Dr. Dudley and our staff treat all of our patients with compassion and respect while working as a team to develop individualized, comprehensive care plans that focus on each patient’s unique needs and desires. She enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds, getting to know not only the patient but their families as well.
“At the end of the day, I am not here to push an agenda,” Dr. Dudley said. “It is very much about what each patient wants, what works for their family. I try to individualize care as much as possible.”
Dr. Dudley started practicing at Gritman|MFM’s downtown clinic in October. She specializes in family practice and obstetrics. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, completed her residency at Texas A&M and her obstetrics fellowship in Tacoma. Throughout all of her training, she focused on rural health care, making her a great fit for patient care on the Palouse.
That Dr. Dudley found a calling in medicine should come as no surprise. She comes from a family dedicated to serving and caring for others – her grandfather was a gastroenterologist; her grandmother was a nurse; and her mother is a pediatrician.
While Dr. Dudley is committed to providing exceptional care to all of her patients, she takes special pride in being allowed to help patients as they navigate through chronic illnesses.
“Really the thing that gets me up and gets me to work every day is just the ability to walk with people through very delicate times in their lives. Whether that be pregnancy, childhood check-ups, or managing chronic diseases,” she said. “Some of my younger patients who have a chronic illness are needing to mentally prepare to live with it for a lifetime and that is really overwhelming. Being a young physician I still remember that time in your life when you are crafting what you see your future being like, and that is a unique challenge when you are managing an illness.”
Dr. Dudley is joined in Moscow by her husband, Elliott, and their 14-month-old daughter, Clara.
“My husband and I were looking for a community where we could see ourselves raising our daughter, a place we could foresee ourselves being for a long time,” she said. “When we learned about Moscow and came and visited, everyone was just lovely and has been as great a home as we imagined and hoped for.”
Dr. Dudley is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 208-882-2011.