Dr. Won set to make his mark in Lynnwood
Entering medical school, Dr. Sang Won had yet to pinpoint exactly what type of doctor he aspired to be—only that he wanted to be one, and would be one. He left his area of specialization open at Penn State College of Medicine until he found a mentor who inspired him to specialize in family medicine.
“Family medicine was the choice for me because I was able to see a wide range of ages,” says Dr. Won. “I get a lot of joy from my work.”
This October, Dr. Won joined the primary care team at Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) in Lynnwood, after completing his family medicine training at Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley, California. He strives to be compassionate with patients by developing long-term relationships and working with them to tailor plans to achieve their best health.
“We have to form a relationship. That way I get to know you more, and it gives you, the patient, a chance to learn more about me,” explains Dr. Won. “It’s about listening, too, to what the patient needs. I will hear what their needs are and what they’re concerned about. With every visit, the plan will change and become more personalized.”
As he works with his patients, he encourages them to be involved in shaping their care. “Everybody has their personal lives and how they want to approach treatment for themselves,” he says. “There’s more than one way to treat their illnesses or concerns. I want to accommodate their personal preferences to the best of my ability but at the same time, meet the end goal of being healthy.”
PacMed stood out to Dr. Won due to its compassionate care model. At PacMed, the providers ensure patients receive “the necessary care when and where they need it,” he summarizes, “and in a way patients can easily understand and be engaged in their treatment.”
Dr. Won’s medical interests include preventive care, diabetes, geriatrics, heart health and kidney disease. In his free time, he spends time with his wife, travels and enjoys cooking. Although new to the Lynnwood area, Dr. Won says that he already enjoys the community and is excited to continue serving its people.
Dr. Won is currently accepting new patients. He is available for both in-person and video visits using PacMed’s secure Zoom platform. He is fluent in Korean, as well as English.