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Kim Whitaker MD

Kim Whitaker, MD

  • Primary Specialties
    • Family Medicine
  • Primary Address 1620 E 12th Street
    The Dalles, OR 97058
  • Primary Phone 541.296.9151

Dr. Kim Whitaker is a primary care provider at MCMC Family Medicine. She is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Whitaker loves building connections with her patients and empowering them to meet important health goals. Her specialties include naturopathy, obesity, and gender affirmative therapy.

Dr. Whitaker enjoys combining modern medical treatments with preventative and naturopathic medicine to help patients of all ages and conditions achieve optimal health. With a background as a naturopath doctor, she is currently working towards her Fellowship in Integrative Medicine.

She completed her Bachelor of Science in Life Science with honors at McMaster University in Ontario and received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

She received her Doctor of Medicine from Saba University School of Medicine in the Caribbean Netherlands. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Whitaker received additional training in Gender Affirmative Therapy through the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). She prescribes gender affirming hormone therapy as well as safe and equitable healthcare to the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

She is also pursuing certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) to become a board certified obesity medicine specialist. She currently works with numerous patients to assist them in their weight loss journey through a variety of techniques, including lifestyle changes, medications and referral to bariatric surgery if applicable.

Dr. Whitaker is passionate about rural medicine. She fell in love with the Gorge thanks to the beautiful scenery, world-class outdoor recreation, and small town environment.

After a life changing injury, which required multiple surgeries and long-term rehabilitation, Dr. Whitaker enjoys paddle boarding, cycling, and light hikes. She hopes to discover new activities and hobbies as she builds a life in the Gorge with her husband and their dogs.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Saba University School of Medicine
Masters in Hyperbaric Medicine, Saba University School of Medicine
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
Honors BSc in Life Science, Minor in Anthropology, McMaster University

Certifications

Oregon Medical License
State of Wyoming – Board of Medicine
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider

Primary Office

1620 E 12th Street
The Dalles, OR 97058

Phone: 541.296.9151