A family medicine physician, Dr. Waterman comes to The Clinic from the Bangor Health Clinic at U.S. Naval Hospital Bremerton, in Bremerton, WA, where he practiced from 2016-2017. He also practiced in the Family Medicine Department at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam from 2013 to 2016.
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, he will be separating from the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant commander.
Dr. Waterman’s stint as a Navy corpsman from 1997 to 2002 sparked in him a desire to become a physician. “What I enjoyed most as a corpsman was helping make a diagnosis and treating patients. So, I chose to go to medical school.”
Dr. Waterman completed his residency at Naval Hospital Bremerton in 2013, and he earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from A.T. Still University, in Kirksville, MO, in 2010. He earned Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Missouri, in Columbia, MO, in 2006.
“Going to Guam out of residency taught me how to be much more independent,” Dr. Waterman said. “There was not the full array of lab and radiology tests nor the specialist support enjoyed in the U.S.
“Guam taught me to manage what is in my practice scope rather than just refer out to specialists,” he said. “I strive to be more than just a ‘broker of care’ and feel that the ICC will be a good environment for me to help patients on a daily basis.”
Dr. Waterman, whose wife is an undergraduate student at Oregon State University, enjoys cycling and is an avid film buff.