Anacortes Family Medicine welcomes James Abbey MD

Amanda FloecknerNews

Specializing in Internal Medicine, James Abbey MD has joined Anacortes Family Medicine (AFM) and is now seeing patients.

Dr. Abbey received his Bachelor’s degree from Austin College, Sherman, TX, and then was certified in Medical Technology by the School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas (UT) Southwestern in Dallas. He earned his Master’s degree at the Graduate School of Biomedical Science, University of North Texas, Fort Worth and his Doctor of Medicine degree, in 2014, at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, and fulfilled his residency at its Amarillo branch.

Early in his medical career, Dr. Abbey was employed as Certified Pharmacy Technician by the Medical Center of Plano, TX, and later as Medical Technologist (Generalist) by UT-Southwestern. He comes to AFM from InfantRisk Center, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, where he served as Medical Researcher. In the research year between school and residency, he focused on how to safely use medications in breastfeeding women. He is credited with more than 20 completed research projects, publications credits and presentations in this field, online or in print.

“From treating complex conditions to common ailments, I enjoy continuity of care and encourage my patients to be a part of our decision-making process,” Dr. Abbey stated. “My philosophy maintains that all aspects of an individual’s wellbeing are interconnected, and I concentrate on providing comprehensive care for each patient. My training has prepared me to care for adult and aging populations with a compassionate, evidence-based and cost-effective focus.”

Dr. Abbey is Board eligible in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians

Anacortes Family Medicine is located in the Island Hospital Medical Office Building, 2511 M Ave., Suite B, Anacortes. For appointments with Dr. Abbey, please call (360) 299-4211.