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Advanced Women's Healthcare of Tacoma

April 25, 2021
Dear Patients,
It is with mixed emotion that I write to you today to announce my retirement from the practice of medicine after 30 years of commitment to patient care. It has been my pleasure to serve our community and to be a collaborative part of your health care. I have had the privilege of meeting so many amazing people over the course of my career and have developed lifelong friendships.

After the transition of my private practice to new owners, the subsequent retirement of my business partner, Darla Smedley, and the urgent calling to care for family members in need, I feel that now is the time for me to focus on the next phase of my life’s journey.

Over the past three decades, I have watched many families grow and have shared in the heartache and joy of healthcare. The steadfast loyalty and trust placed in me as your provider has been humbling and fulfilling. It was an honor to care for each and every one of you, and I will cherish the memories of all that I have experienced in my career.

My last day of patient care will be June 25, 2021. Please know that you are welcome to continue gynecology care at Advanced Women’s Health, and your medical records remain confidentially on file.
I wish you good health, peace and happiness.

With appreciation,
Michelle Dosa, ARNP




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Advanced Women’s Health (AWH) – Wellness and Medi-Spa is a clinic specializing in the unique healthcare needs of women but treating both men and women. It is an exceptional office, where comprehensive care and patient comfort are priority. Since 1998, we have remained true to our purpose, offering broad-spectrum medical and holistic health care services to women age 10 and older. We now offer these services to men as well.

As an independent, private practice, our goal is to create a personal experience that omits the stressors of the 'big-box doctor's office.' Our word-of-mouth referrals are an affirmation of success in providing kind and thorough gynecology and family practice care.

Our mission is to provide health care services in a comprehensive and compassionate manner.

Our experienced, all-female staff of Nurse Practitioners includes primary care providers, specialized women's health providers, and specialized mental health providers. Our Nurse practitioners are board certified with advanced education in assessing, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic medical conditions, and overall women's health and wellness.

Caring for all of our patients (men and women) in a holistic manner allows us to treat the body, mind and spirit.

Our Nurse Practitioners (ARNP’s) are licensed to independently practice with full prescriptive authority and have the ability to diagnose and treat acute and chronic illness, perform physical exams, order lab and diagnostic testing, and refer to specialists, and have local hospital privileges.

As members of an integrated health care system, we ensure quality of care through consultation, collaboration, continuing education and on-going evaluation.

Advocating Patient Wellness.

The women's health care providers at Advanced Women's Health advocate patient wellness by emphasizing healthy lifestyle promotion and disease prevention, and strive to spend time educating and counseling patients in order to provide them with the information needed to make decisions about their own healthcare.

In addition, our medi-spa providers are highly skilled in facial enhancement Botox®, Juvederm®, and Restylane® injections and are knowledgeable regarding the use of skin care products for advanced support of aging skin.

We look forward to providing the citizens of Gig Harbor, Tacoma and surrounding Puget Sound areas with the individualized and all-encompassing health care they deserve.

Call 253-752-8822 to set up an appointment for any of our medi-spa or medical services.

Now accepting male patients

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