Kim Dugger, MD
Kim Dugger, MD
Urgent Care Physician
Dr. Kim Dugger has cared for patients in remote villages in Indonesia, served adults and children as a family practice provider, and worked as an emergency department physician in Alaska. His wide and varied career has been fueled by a desire to do mission work and to make medicine his contribution. As an urgent care provider, Dr. Dugger believes in listening to patients, understanding what they are experiencing, and involving them in the decisions about their care.
Dr. Dugger earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army for seven years, including three years as a resident at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, and four years as a family physician at Bassett Army Community Hospital in Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Later, Dr. Dugger helped establish and direct a humanitarian medical center, Calvary Clinic, in Wamena, Papua, Indonesia. The clinic addressed a broad range of health issues and provided much-needed testing and management of HIV, tuberculosis, leprosy, and sexually transmitted infections. He continues his volunteer work today as a physician for New Heights Clinic, a church-based free clinic in Vancouver.
When he’s not working or volunteering, Dr. Dugger enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He is an avid rock climber and is often scaling a rock face in the Columbia River Gorge. He also enjoys hiking and playing the piano.