Donald T. Stewart, MD -- Curriculum Vitae as of 7/05/11

Sammamish Diabetes and Lipid Clinic, PLLC

3854 E Lk Sammamish Pkwy NE

Sammamish WA 98074-4534

Phone: (425) 996-7047 Fax: (425) 996-7087




1968-69 University of Washington No Degree

1970-72 North Seattle Community College No Degree

1973-76 University of Washington BS, Cum Laude

1976-80 University of Washington MD


Residency Training 1980-83

Swedish Hospital Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program, Seattle WA

Chief Resident, 1982


Specialty Certification

Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, 1983

Recertified, 1989

Recertified, 1995

Recertified, 2002

Recertified, 2009

ISCD Certified Clinical Densitometrist, 2005


Professional Organizations

American Academy of Family Physicians

Washington Academy of Family Physicians

Washington State Medical Association

National Lipid Association

Ideal Medical Practices


Other Organizations

Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha Omega Alpha


Hospital Affiliations

Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Active Staff 1983 - present. Committees served on include Patient Education, Quality Assurance, Utilization Review, Family Practice Professional Activities Committee. Chairman, Family Practice Section 1991-1993.

Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Active Staff, 2003 to present


Other Activities/Affiliations

1983–2003: Founded and practiced at Pine Lake Family Medicine, Issaquah (now Sammamish) WA.

1986-1989: Medical Director Sound Health Network (the largest freestanding PPO in Washington State at the time)

1989-1991: Medical Director Washington Health Network (including Sound Health and Good Health Plan- a capitated HMO)

1989: Clinical Instructor – Community Medicine & Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

1993-1994: Medical Director Coordinated Medical Care (a hospital-sponsored IPA)

1992 - present: Medical-Legal Consulting

1994-2000: Cascade Healthcare Alliance Interim Board, UR Committee, Board of Directors (a physician sponsored IPA)

1995–1996: Consultant to Milliman & Robertson regarding outpatient medical care guidelines

1998: Consultant to Regence Blue Shield on Physician Performance Reporting

2000: Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine, Rocky Mountain College

2003-2007:  Medical Director Swedish Physicians Pine Lake

2007 - 2013: WAFP House of Delegates, King County Academy of Famly Practice Board of Directors

2012 - 2014: Ideal Medical Practices Vice President

2012 - 2014: Co-Chair, WAFP Practice Transformation Committee


Quality Improvement

2003-present: Participant in Practice Partner Research Network (a nationwide quality improvement research network utilizing the EMR). Earned High Performance Award in 2005, 2006, and 2013; and Best Practice Award 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as Best Practice award 2010 for Medication Safety.

2006-2007: Participant in Washington State Diabetes Collaborative V

2007: NCQA Recognized Diabetes Physician

2008 - 2009: Participant in Ideal Medical Practices cohort.


Medical Computing Activities

1983-1985: Medical Director, Digital Equipment Corp. Lifetime Health Screening Program, Washington State.

1987-1990: Developed database applications for Utilization Review and Monitoring and Physician Quality reports for Sound Health Network and Good Health Plan of Washington using KnowledgeMan and AWK. Authored some K-Man programming utilities.

1993-1994: Developed database applications for Disease Management for Coordinated Medical Care in Microsoft Access.

1997-2001: Implemented EMR in my private medical practice using Virtual Intern software on a Newton Message Pad. In 2001 obtained source code for Virtual Intern and released a not-copy protected version with several bug fixes and enhancements. (NewtonScript)

2001-present: Implemented EMR in my private medical practice with Practice Partner.

2002-present: Paperless in the office.

2006: Developed techniques for interface between Practice Partner and the CDEMS chronic disease management registry.

2006 – 2007: Participant Swedish Hospital Ambulatory Documentation Tools Workgroup for EPIC implementation.

2006 – 2007: Member ASTM E31 CCR Committee

2008 - 2010: Consultant to McKesson Practice Partner in template design.

2007 - present: Independent consultant in EMR implementation.



July 2003: Practice Partner Users Group yearly national meeting on "Using Macro Express to Automate and Extend Practice Partner." Released several sets of Macros.

July 2005: Practice Partner Users Group yearly national meeting "Advanced Template Design." Released a Conditional Logic Tutorial.

April 2006: Speaker at Lumetra Health Information Technology Conference on "Using an EMR to Improve Quality of Diabetes Care."

May 2006: Speaker at TEPR workshop on "Implementing an EMR in a Small Medical Practice."

July 2006: Speaker at Practice Partner Users Group annual meeting on "Using Conditional Logic in Templates to Improve Quality of Care," and "Advanced Template Programming".

2007: Webinar for Lumetra on improving diabetes care.

May 2007: Speaker at TEPR: "Chronic Disease Management using EHR Tools: A Practical Approach to Improving Quality" and speaker at TEPR workshop on "Implementing an EMR in a Small Medical Practice."

 July 2007: Speaker at Practice Partner Users Group annual meeting on "Using Macro Express to Automate Practice Partner" and "Advanced Template Programming."

2008:  Speaker at TEPR, Practice Partner Users Group

2009: Speaker at TEPR, Practice Partner Users Group

2009: Mentor and speaker at IMP Camp on Medical Home and Patient Centered Care

2009: Presenter for WAFP SAM module on Diabetes

2010: Speaker WAFP Scientific Assembly: Diabetes Care 2010

2010: Presenter for WIREC Webinar on Implementing Lab Interface for EMR

2010: Presenter for WAFP SAM module on Cerebrovascular Disease

2010: Speaker Practice Partner Users Group

2011: Presenter for WAFP SAM module on Diabetes

2011: Speaker Practice Partner Users Group on using Instant Medical History and on using PPRNet Reports

2011: Mentor and speaker at IMP Camp

2012: Presenter for WAFP SAM module on Cardiovascular Disease

2012: Presenter at University of Washington for SAM module on Diabetes

2012: Speaker at McKesson MIX: "After the Rollout," "Instant Medical History," "Advanced Template Design," "Tribal Knowledge," "Controlling Practice Partner using Auto Hot Key," "Coffee Klatches"

2012: Mentor and speaker at IMP Camp

2013: Presenter for McKesson Webinar on Clinical Elements

2013: Speaker at WAFP Scientific Assembly on Practice Transformation

2014: Speaker at McKesson MIX: "Conditional Logic," "Coffee Klatches"

2014: Mentor and discussion leader at IMP Camp.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Halar, Stewart,Venkatesh, Chrissian. Nerve Conduction Velocity in Hypertensive Patients. Archives of Internal Medicine, 138, January 1978, 121-123.

Armstrong, Goldenberg, Stewart. Correlations Between Beck Depression Scores and Physical Complaints. Psychological Reports, 46, 1980, 740-742

Other Publications

Stewart. Measuring Practice Quality with Minimal Expense and Effort Using Internet Tools.  Washington Family Physician, Vol XLII  No. 2, April 2015, 22-24.