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Timothy Panzer, MD joins the Family Medicine department at Tacoma Medical Center

Dr. Timothy Panzer

We are pleased to announce that Timothy Panzer, MD has joined the Family Medicine department at Tacoma Medical Center. Dr. Panzer comes to us from Community Health Care (Lakewood clinic) where he practiced full-spectrum family medicine. He will be joining other Group Health Physicians in the South Sound in starting a family medicine with low-risk obstetrics group.

Dr. Panzer earned his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. He then went on to complete his Residency with Tacoma Family Medicine Residency Program where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Panzer is board certified in Family Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Panzer is fluent in Spanish.

Philosophy of care
My goal is to understand the concerns and perspective of my patients as we work toward health care decisions together. I strive to contribute the best available medical evidence in the decision making process, as well as outlining options that apply to unique needs. As a family physician, my greatest satisfaction comes from caring for all members of a family.

Medical interests
Family-centered maternity care, newborn care, pediatrics, preventive care, and care of underserved populations

Professional activities
American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington Academy of Family Physicians, Washington State Medical Society, Pierce County Medical Society

Personal interests
Family activities, kids' music/sports, travel, fitness, gardening, Nordic skiing, and reading