Emily Bainwol, MD, is a family medicine physician at Valley Family Medicine. She grew up in Washington, DC and attended William and Mary, where she first discovered her interest in preventive medicine and holistic care while volunteering as a health coach in a local clinic, facilitating a diabetes management and prevention program. During medical school at Eastern Virginia, she continued volunteering at the school’s free clinic, working as a Spanish interpreter and helping to run the Chronic Care Team. Additionally, she spent one summer at the Joslin Diabetes Center doing clinical research, interviewing patients about barriers to diabetes self-care, such as diet and exercise.
Dr. Bainwol feels that family medicine was the obvious path for her to continue working with others holistically to optimize their health. Her experiences have fostered her interests in addressing major gaps she has encountered in comprehensive reproductive health care and training. She couldn’t be happier at Valley Family Medicine, where she feels well supported to advocate for reproductive justice. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, baking, and watching The Office with her two cats.