Dr. Robbie Sherman graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1981, completed her residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Hospital in Seattle in 1984 and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She practiced family medicine in Seattle for over 30 years. She is passionate about the therapeutic nature of the physician patient relationship for both the patient and the physician. Long known for her compassionate communications with patients she began studying how to teach and coach those skills in 2007 with multiple courses in physician coaching and support, communicating well with patients and leading Balint groups. In 2015 she “retired” from her continuity practice and is now working full time in Patient Experience and Physician Development and support at The Polyclinic, a multispecialty group in Seattle, as well as serving as their internal locums in Primary Care.
In addition to membership in the Academy on Communication in Healthcare, she is a Credentialed leader for the American Balint Society, and volunteers as Peer Support for health care providers who are experiencing adverse events. In 2018 she joined the FIT program.
She lives in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle with her husband of 38 years, Charlie and their Havanese puppy, Pico. She enjoys playing piano and viola in chamber ensembles, singing in her church choir, knitting and baseball.