Sam Linn, PA-C
I grew up in Snohomish, WA, and I spent a lot of my twenties traveling on a shoestring, volunteering in schools and communities teaching basic hygiene, community health, and learning Spanish. While home, I pieced together my undergraduate degree while working as a CNA and home caregiver for people with disabilities. This is where I learned sign language and worked through deciding what role in healthcare I wanted to fill. I completed my bachelor's degree at Oregon State University in Bend, then moved to Phoenix to complete a masters from Midwestern University. Then, I decided I needed to come back to the PNW to feed my cravings for lush green mountains and 4 seasons.
My approach to medicine follows an integrated approach, where the patient knows they are the driver of their own healthcare. I love educating people and think its important for people to understand their own bodies, what their diagnoses mean, and how they can regain control through habit changes, therapeutic services, and support from community resources.
I enjoy snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, paddleboarding, yoga, cooking, reading, and running with my dog.
- Rural medicine outreach for underserved populations
- Developmental disabilities
- Mental health
- Building a healthy lifestyle for preventive health