Dr. Bishop's goal as a physician is to develop caring and supportive relationships with her patients through learning about their histories and families, listening and paying attention to their concerns and questions, developing mutually accepted evaluation and treatment plans and maintaining contact with referral specialists. Helping patients understand and being involves in their own care is very important to her. Her background includes work with the Indian Health Service on a reservation in rural California, serving as county public health officer in two California counties, working as medical director in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and private medical practice in California and Washington. She also volunteers for short-term medical work in developing countries.
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Family Medicine, Ventura County Medical Center
American Board of Family Medicine
Dr. Bishop lives on Mercer Island with her husband, who is an orthopedic surgeon, and her teengage and young adult children. They enjoy many outdoor activities, such as hiking, boating, skiing, rafting, and SCUBA diving. She is an avid and competitve tennis player and cross trains with yoga and cardio workouts. She likes travelling, concerts and musical theater, cultural events, playing with her children and hearing the stories of senior citizens. Her favorite TV shows are Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.