New doctor welcomed to Birch Bay


By Stefanie Donahue

To address the increasing need for health care in north Whatcom County, Birch Bay Family Medicine has hired Dr. Leah Embree.

Embree is a board-certified family medicine physician and began seeing patients last month. Family Care Network representative Michele Anderson said Embree is still accepting new patients.

Originally from Minnesota, Embree studied Spanish and biology at Bethel University in St. Paul and later attended medical school at the University of Minnesota. She completed her residency at the Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, South Carolina.

“One of the best things about family medicine is the opportunity to care for individuals and families in all ages and stages of life,” Embree said in a statement. “I also treasure the opportunity I have as a family doctor to become connected with the community.”

Embree helps inform patients about how to avoid health problems, in addition to treating illness. She said she is interested in women’s health care, obstetrics, pediatrics and travel medicine.

“On my days off,” she said, “you will find me with my husband and my boys – cooking, drinking coffee, being outdoors and investing in our church.”

Birch Bay Family Medicine is located at 8097 Harborview Road. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Embree, call 360/371-5855.


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