Kelvin Franke, D.O.

Physiatry, Interventional Pain, Electrodiagnosis, Osteopathic Manipulation


FINAL DAY: March 31, 2016

Seattle Spine and Sports Medicine
4300 198th SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(206) 861-8200

February 18, 2016

Dear Valued Patient,

This letter will serve to let you know that I am leaving the Premier Orthopedic practice effective March 31st, 2016. I am happy to announce that I am joining Seattle Spine and Sports Medicine as their new physiatrist for the Lynnwood area and surrounding Snohomish County. My new clinic will open on April 1, 2016 at 4300 198th SW, Lynnwood, WA. Appointments can be arranged there for after April 1st by calling (206) 861-8200, but please don't call to make appointments there until after March 1st. Please note, I will continue to see patients at Premier Orthopedics through March 31, 2016. To set appointments until that date, be sure to schedule through Premier's number, (425) 774-2636.

It is possible that my new clinic doesn't take your insurance so it is important for you to check with the Seattle Spine and Sport Clinic at (206) 861-8200 if you are concerned. In general, I will be taking many of the same insurances, but I do know for sure that I won't be taking Community Health Plan (CHP). If my new clinic doesn't take your insurance; it is very important for you to locate a new physician to assume your care. It is never too early to start this process and I encourage you to do so at your earliest opportunity to ensure a smooth transition to your new provider. lf you need assistance in locating a new physician you should contact your health plan as they may have a physician directory of participating providers. Other resources include the (county, local) medical society or a physician referral service. Be sure to check with your health insurer to be certain the physician you select and the services he/she provides will be covered by your health plan.

All of your prior medical records with me currently stored at Premier will be transferred to Seattle Spine and Sport Clinic automatically, so no further action is required on your part.  lf you prefer to request a copy of the medical records for your own use, please contact (425) 774-2636, press option 6. Please be advised that there is a charge to obtain a copy of your records. I have truly enjoyed being your physician and hope to participate in your care into the future.

Yours sincerely,

Kelvin Franke, D.O.