Karli Whittam, MD

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Family Medicine, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Family Practice




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Dr. Karli Whittam is a transplant from Canada who came to the Family Wellness Center in 2005. She delivered babies for years before stopping her obstetric practice, but she continues to take pleasure in newborns and pediatric care as well as ongoing care for new patients. "I love the families," she says. "Everybody is different, everybody has something to offer. It's always challenging and never boring. I like to see the whole family," Dr. Whittam adds. "A person's health can be affected by their environment, and as their family doctor, I can get the whole picture." Karli's whole family golfs together, and she often plays with her daughter. She and her son like to spend time on the mountains: she skis, he snowboards.

Residency: Family Practice Residency C.C.F.P., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Medical School: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Bachelor of Science: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Undergraduate: Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, Victoria, British Columbia
Training: Bioidentical Hormones
Certification: National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners- DOT physicals
Year I Started Practice: 1992
Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Aug 24, 2023
Dr. Whittam is absolutely the best Doctor!

  Aug 17, 2023
I'm sad this provider is leaving the clinic.

  Aug 16, 2023
I am so sad that she will not be my primary provider anymore but I am hopeful I will like my new one equally well

  Aug 9, 2023
Dr. Whittam is an excellent doctor and the entire staff at the office have always been great!

  Aug 7, 2023
Dr Whittam covered Al the items on my list in a very positive way.

  Aug 7, 2023
Dr Whittam is an amazing doctor, very attentive and thorough

  Aug 3, 2023
I'm sad that my provider is leaving. She's a really good doctor.

  Jun 21, 2023
I'm very sad that she is retiring

  Jun 13, 2023
Karli Whittam is one of the best doctors I have ever had. She is kind, thorough, follows up immediately, and truly cares.

  Jun 12, 2023
I think Dr. Whittam is a great dr. and am so sad she is leaving but totally understand.

  Jun 8, 2023
Superb doctor and staff

  Jun 5, 2023
Dr Whittam is the best!

  Jun 5, 2023
Before DR Whittam, I had a different DR that I requested to changed as I didn't feel a good fit to my needs, DR Whittam is a very good Doctor with kindness and understanding of my situation and care about my well being, that's what a good DR should be ! I'm lucky to have a DR Whittam as my Doctor.

  Jun 1, 2023
It appears my visit request take longer than expected

  May 22, 2023
Dr. Whittam is a phenomenal doctor, and all the nurses, and staff at Legacy Family Wellness are wonderful.

  May 17, 2023
Takes time to listen, knowledgeable, and very thorough.

  May 10, 2023
Dr. Whittam is perhaps the most thorough dr. I have had ever had. She is truly a pleasure to see.

  May 10, 2023
Karli is always very attentive and understanding of my medical conditions.

  May 8, 2023
Changed insurance so I could return to this physician

  May 4, 2023
Able to get appointment quickly. Dr. W. spent over an hour going over various concerns. Ended up w/3 referrals -

  May 4, 2023
I feel so fortunate to have Dr. Whittam as my primary care physician! She is one the best I've ever seen in my years!

  May 3, 2023
Dr. Whittam & staff our awesome.

  May 3, 2023
Dr. Whittam is always cheerful when I see her.

  May 1, 2023
Excellent doctors and staff make for an excellent overall experience. We have been with this facility for better than 14 years and have always felt very comfortable with their services.

  Apr 24, 2023
Was greeted when I came in. Through the whole transit was very professional. Dr. Whittam is very thorough and cares about your health. She is always listening and responding to your questions. The staff there is very helpful and caring too.

  Apr 20, 2023
Everyone was friendly & professional.

  Apr 20, 2023
Dr. Whittam is compassionate about the importance of health care and patients needs at the time of the appointment. I would greatly recommend her to any family member and friends.

  Apr 20, 2023
This is the best doctor and office I have been to in the Vancouver area. Wasn't impressed with Kaiser - so happy to be able to see Dr. Whittam and get excellent care and the Legacy Medical Group. You guys are awesome.

  Apr 17, 2023
Would not go anywhere is. Love the staff and especially my Doctor. The gal who did my blood draw was super friendly and very gentle. Wish I could remember her name.

  Apr 5, 2023
It did take longer than usual to get an appointment. I heard my Dr is retiring and I am going to miss her.

  Apr 3, 2023
I appreciated Karli asking if I ever felt faint or dizzy. When I responded to the affirmative, she suggested at some point I could possible go from 20 mg. lisinopril to 10/day. Karli seems to really care about my health and doesn't pull any punches vis-a-vis changes in lifestyle I need to make.

  Apr 3, 2023
All good.

  Mar 30, 2023
Always, good personnel equals good service.

  Mar 27, 2023
Dr. Karli Whittam, has been my doctor for many years! Wonderful doctor!

  Mar 23, 2023
Friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff

  Mar 23, 2023
Dr. Whittam is by far the best provider I have ever had by far.

  Mar 23, 2023
Very kind, helpful , personable . She made my visit very comfortable while getting an IUD

  Mar 22, 2023
This medical clinic, staff & my physician, Dr. Karli Whittam is the best I've ever been to. They are friendly, efficient w/o rushing me & it is a very clean facility - well run.

  Mar 20, 2023
Best Doctor.

  Mar 15, 2023
Dr. Whittam is great - but I also have a nature pathic doctor - so I seldom get sick. I try preventative care.

  Mar 15, 2023
I love Karli. She is caring and helpful! I have been with her for years! She tells me what I need to hear!

  Mar 14, 2023
The professional and personal demeanor of all at this clinic impressed me. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about my experience. Thank you to all.

  Mar 13, 2023
Dr. Whittam is always helpful.

  Mar 13, 2023
Dr. Whittam always listens to my concerns and talks through all my options. She makes me feel comfortable and heard. I appreciate her and her help

  Mar 1, 2023
Karli Whittam is very competent and compassionate. I appreciate her so much.

  Feb 22, 2023
Dr Karli Whittam is the most professional and caring physician I have ever seen as a patient in all of my years. Her medical knowledge is exemplary! Hoping she will always be my doctor. Highly recommend her to anyone.

  Feb 20, 2023
Long wait but doctor spent adequate time answering my questions and providing information

  Feb 16, 2023
Karli is always knowledgeable and professional and talks and explains things to my children in a way they can understand. We love Karli and will be sad to see her retire later this year.

  Feb 16, 2023
Dr. Whittam ALWAYS spends enough time talking with me about my health and current medical issues. I have been seeing her for more than 10 years and she is compassionate, supportive and knowledgeable.

  Feb 13, 2023
Dr. Whittam and the staff have always provided excellent care. I keep going back here because she takes excellent care of me and I trust her. Best Dr. I have ever been to.

  Feb 8, 2023
She is the best doctor I've ever had in my life of [age removed] year's, she is great. Very understanding, and has love in her heart for her patients.

  Feb 6, 2023
I love Dr. Whittam. She listens and explains very well.

  Feb 2, 2023
Dr Whittam and every single assistant at this clinic are 10 star caregivers

  Feb 1, 2023
Karli Whittam is everything you could ask for in a physician. She truly cares, is well versed in possible solutions to health problems, and is current in her knowledge of new and long existing drugs. She always knows what your current test results are and always compares them to past results with you. She caught a kidney issue I was having which allowed me to get the surgery I needed to fix the problem. I can't say enough positive things about Dr Whittam and am grateful that she is my doctor.

  Jan 30, 2023
Had trouble with app. Was offered waitlist appt but when followed link there was no info. No info about how to get anything set up to do it in future

  Jan 30, 2023
Dr. Karli is so attentive, she is always looking out for my wellness. I never feel rushed when she is talking about my health. She is by far the best doctor I have ever known!!!

  Jan 26, 2023
Well run clinic operation and Dr. Whittam is an excellent provider.

  Jan 25, 2023
Karli the best!

  Jan 25, 2023
Dr "W" is an EXTREMELY kind, thoughtful and professional Doctor!!! She's AAAAAMAZING!!!

  Jan 23, 2023
Karli the best!

  Jan 23, 2023
Dr Whittam listens well. She will be sorely missed.

  Dec 12, 2022
I have always had a good experience with Dr. Whittam and with the others in this office. I feel understood and properly cared for.

  Nov 28, 2022
Dr Whittam spent time talking with me about my health and I felt like she really cared.

  Nov 14, 2022
My experiences with this provider have always been exceptional.

  Nov 10, 2022
This provider and medical wellness group has provided medical care for me for over 15 years. I have always thought that I have received thorough, conscientious, compassionate, effective and respectful care. I generally don't recommend professional care givers to friends and acquaintances, but I would be inclined to recommend this Family Wellnes Group to someone if I was comfortable with the match between this group of healthcare providers and the person to whom I was offering the recommendation.

  Nov 9, 2022
Dr. Whittam was interested and thorough in how I was currently feeling, how I felt about my medications, and how I was feeling about the procedures I had done with other providers. I was pleased she took the time to discuss my current health and any issues I had.

  Oct 31, 2022
Excellent care. Professional doc & staff.

  Oct 31, 2022
We reviewed my recent surgery, current medications, labs done when I was hospitalized. She also asked about my emotional/psychological status.

  Oct 31, 2022
I changed insurance so I could go to this physician

  Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Whittam is wonderful. She tells me the hard truth, listens to what I am saying, collaborates to make improvements in my health. I would highly recommend her to any person looking for a primary care doctor.

  Oct 19, 2022
As always we value Dr Whittam and her team for their expertise and professionalism. We are happy to have such a caring and responsive medical team.

  Oct 13, 2022
The provider spent a lot of our time together searching through my chart on the computer. She explained that Legacy won't fund scribes because you conducted a study and the study showed no increase in productivity. While that may be true, the time a doctor spends staring into a computer screen is time taken away from examining and Interacting with the patient, so it diminishes the patient experience compared to other providers that fund scribes.

  Oct 12, 2022
Dr. Whittam is extremely thorough every time I see her. She takes her time to listen to me and makes sure that I get the pros and cons before starting medication, treatment, or referrals. I feel like I'm in the best care when I see her, and she is by far one of the best doctors I have seen in my lifetime.

  Oct 10, 2022
Dr. Whittam is very kind and attentive, always asks if what she explains makes sense. She has a warm demeanor that puts my kids at ease.

  Sep 22, 2022
Karli is always pleasant and listens to every concern I have and explains everything clearly to me