Physician joins Cle Elum Medical Center

2/17/2012

Cle Elum Medical Center, a service of Kittitas Valley Community Hospital, will welcome Dr. Michael Gravatt on March 19.  Dr. Gravatt will provide family medicine services and will begin accepting new patients immediately.

Gravatt previously provided care at Selah Clinic, in Selah, Washington.  He received a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Medical University of the Americas and completed his internship and family medicine residency in rural Maine.  He is certified through the American Board of Family Medicine.  

Before attending medical school, Gravatt provided shipboard and field military medicine as a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman.  He also completed a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Washington State.

"We think Dr. Gravatt will be a great fit for the Cle Elum area," said Dr. Paul Schmitt, lead physician of Cle Elum Medical Center. "He has a strong desire to serve rural populations and great interest in some of the popular outdoor activities in our area, including equestrian events."

Cle Elum Medical Center will now have four physicians and two certified physician assistants.

"With the addition of Dr. Gravatt, KVCH has filled all physician openings countywide," according to Paul Nurick, Chief Executive Officer of KVCH.  "This is a significant milestone for the community.  Nationally, rural areas have struggled with physician recruitment, and many Kittitas County residents did not have access to a primary care physician, even as recently as 2009."  

Appointments can be scheduled with Dr. Gravatt by calling (509) 674-5331 or (509) 962-5060.  A list of all health care providers in Kittitas County who are accepting new patients can be found here.