Theresa Wertin, MD, is a family medicine physician at Valley Family Medicine. She grew up in the Kansas City area, and moved to St Louis, Missouri to complete her degree in Spanish and attend medical school at Saint Louis University. She volunteered as an interpreter at a local clinic and worked as a caregiver during her free time. She chose family medicine as her specialty because of the opportunity to see patients of all ages and develop lasting relationships. The emphasis on treating illness and maintaining wellness is important to her.
Dr. Wertin loves being at Valley Family Medicine and cannot imagine being elsewhere. She has found not only excellent training in primary care, inpatient medicine, and obstetrics, but also developed incredible connections with patients and lifelong friendships with colleagues. Establishing continuity with patients during residency has been an especially rewarding experience and she hopes to continue practicing office-based primary care for all ages in the Puget Sound area. Outside of medicine, you can find her cooking, trying out a local restaurant, tending to her houseplants or garden, or exploring a new hiking trail with her partner her two fluffy dogs. She is happy to live in the Pacific Northwest after spending her entire life in the Midwest.