Submitted by PeaceHealth
Joshua Schulte, MD, has joined the PeaceHealth Medical Group Specialty Clinic in Sedro-Woolley as a general surgeon. He sees patients at both the clinic and PeaceHealth United General Medical Center.
Dr. Schulte brings 10 years of experience as a board-certified general surgeon providing a broad range of elective and emergency procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He comes to PeaceHealth from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked as general surgeon at the University of Minnesota/Fairview Southdale hospital.
He earned his medical degree at the American University of Integrated Sciences in 2007 and completed his surgical residency at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in 2012.
Dr. Schulte became a paramedic in 2000 and worked for three years for Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis providing advanced emergency pre-hospital care. This sparked his interest in medicine.
“Working as first responder in a busy urban environment prepared me for challenging situations and fueled my desire to become a physician,” Dr. Schulte said. “I ultimately chose to become a general surgeon as I enjoy having the privilege to participate in my patients’ care from the time of their initial diagnosis all the way to the final post-operative appointment. I get tremendous gratification from treating surgical conditions that help my patients return to a normal and fulfilling life.”
Dr. Schulte’s specialties include minimally invasive surgery for hernias and reflux, breast surgery, colon surgery and endoscopy. He describes his practice philosophy this way: “I believe my patients should always be treated with kindness, respect and integrity. I listen and attend to my patients, making every effort to understand their needs. I work hard to assure that my patients are fully informed and are able to actively participate in making decisions about their care. I also strive to use the latest technology and minimally-invasive techniques, giving my patients the advantages of lower risk, less pain and a faster recovery time.”
In his free time, Dr. Schulte enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, climbing, cycling, running, traveling and skiing.
“I am excited to bring my skill set to serve the patients in the Skagit Valley area and set my roots in the beautiful Pacific Northwest,” he said.
To learn more about Dr. Schulte, visit the PeaceHealth website.