Family Care Network welcomes new physician assistant

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Joseph Banham has joined Family Care Network’s Birch Bay Family Medicine as a physician’s assistant. He is now the third provider serving patients at the health clinic.

Banham grew up near Ferndale and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Washington. He worked as an EMT in Seattle for three years before moving to North Carolina to complete his master’s degree in 2020 at Duke University, where he was trained as a physician assistant.

Banham said he wanted to be a physician assistant because he loves working with patients and establishing a relationship with them.

“I love working with patients out here,” said Banham, who joined the Birch Bay clinic March 1.

Family Care Network has 11 clinics in Whatcom and Skagit counties and is the largest provider for primary medical services in Whatcom County, according to information provided by the healthcare network.

To schedule an appointment with Banham, call the clinic at 360/371-5855.

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