Linda Gromko, MD is a board-certified family physician and the founder of Seattle's Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC. Her experience in health care dates back to her experience as a fourteen-year-old volunteer candy striper at Virginia Mason Hospital. A bachelor's and master's graduate of the University of Washington School of Nursing, Dr. Gromko worked as a Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator at Planned Parenthood of Seattle/King County before entering the University Of Washington School of Medicine as the mother of a four-year-old son. Graduating in 1984 and completing her family practice residency at UW in 1987, Dr. Gromko worked in women's clinics and as an ER physician before founding her own practice. Now over two decades old, the practice employs two first-rate nurse practitioners who, with Dr. Gromko, serve a wide range of individuals, including Seattle's transgendered community. The practice also offers Queen Anne Medical Weight Loss - a program aimed at preventing the very health issues that eventually took her husband and diminished his quality of life. Dr. Gromko has also written Complications: A Doctor's Love Story, and co-authored Arranging Your Life When Dialysis Comes Home with Jane C. McClure. Following the death of her husband, Steve Williams, in April 2011, Dr. Gromko poured herself into her practice, her rowing, and her writing. Read more at www.LindaGromkoMD.com.