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“The WSMA provides an opportunity to advocate for patients and to improve the practice of medicine within Washington state.” - Alan Urbina, MD, Tacoma gastroenterologist

Why Join the WSMA?

The WSMA is the only professional organization that represents the interests and priorities of all physicians in Washington state. Our vision is to make Washington the best place to practice medicine and receive care.

Our members—more than 12,000 physicians, physician assistants, resident physicians, and medical students (and counting) from all specialties and practice settings—come together to influence public policy impacting health care delivery and shape the future of the profession.

Learn more about how the WSMA helps you practice medicine, the benefits of WSMA membership, how to get involved, and how, together, we are changing health care for the better in Washington.

Top Reasons to Join the WSMA Today

WSMA physician leaders and members on why you should join the WSMA.

Bridget Bush, MD
Matthew Grierson, MD

Bindu Nayak, MD
Lola Oluyitan, MD, MHMS

Tony Quang, MD, JD
Sheila Rege, MD

Hear from Members on Why They Joined the WSMA

I've served the WSMA on the CME committee, Young Physicians Section governing council, bylaws committee, and the board of trustees. The WSMA has a place for, and interest in, all physicians. Each position was unique, fun, and I feel that I can make a difference for other physicians and my patients."

Alexander Hamling, MD, MBA, FAAP

Alexander Hamling, MD, MBA, FAAP
Pacific Medical Centers, Bothell/Canyon Park Clinic
WSMA member since 2015

The WSMA is our primary voice as physicians that helps us be the best advocates for our patients. Any feelings of burnout I once had have been resolved by being an active advocate for patients and colleagues. Helping to create positive change is incredibly gratifying."

Avanti Bergquist, MD

Avanti Bergquist, MD
Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health
WSMA member since 2012

The WSMA is the voice of Washington physicians, who are essential in protecting and promoting the health of the public. I joined the WSMA knowing that it is a key partner in strengthening ties between the governmental public health system and practicing physicians, and that it takes a leadership role in developing policies to improve the health of all Washington residents."

Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, CPH
Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine
Clark County Public Health
WSMA member since 2007

Given the unprecedented changes impacting the practice of medicine today, it is reassuring to know that WSMA remains steadfast in its mission as a partner and advocate for the practicing physician in Washington state."

Okechukwu "OK" Ojogho, MD, MMM, FACS

Okechukwu "OK" Ojogho, MD, MMM, FACS
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Spokane
Transplant surgeon
WSMA member since 2011

The WSMA is the only professional organization that represents the interests and priorities of all physicians in Washington state. In this changing health care climate, having a voice is so important. The WSMA has expanded my knowledge and skills on advocacy and professional development, which I have put to good use."

Annie Iriye, MD
Retired from Kaiser Permanente Olympia Medical Center
WSMA member since 2007

Join or renew your membership today!