Carolyn Houk, M.D., M.B.A., is a board certified internal medicine physician at the UW Neighborhood Kent/Des Moines Clinic and a UW instructor of General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Houk chose general internal medicine because she enjoys taking care of the whole family, from young adults to geriatric patients. If patients are diagnosed with serious medical issues, Dr. Houk educates them and their families regarding their disease and helps them make their own choices for care appropriate to their values and circumstances, emphasizing quality of life and disease prevention.
Dr. Houk earned her M.B.A. at Lehigh University and her M.D. at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Her clinical interests include geriatrics, complex medical care, women's health and cardiology.
Dr. Houk is originally from Baltimore, where she met her husband in high school. He was born in Seattle, so they moved back to the area to be near his family and provide an excellent education for their daughter. Dr. Houk loves hiking, kayaking and any activity near the water. She also enjoys playing Scrabble and watching football.