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Dr. Linda Gromko

Family Medicine
Seattle, WA
49 years experience female

Locations

Queen Anne Medical Associates PLLC

Seattle, WA

Address

200 W Mercer #104, Seattle, WA
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Office

Seattle, WA

Practice Name

City

About

Bio

Dr. Linda Gromko graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1984, and completed the University of Washington's Family Medicine Residency Program. She has operated an independent medical practice in Seattle, WA since 1988. She has also earned a bachelor of science and master's in nursing and worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Planned Parenthood. Now working with two extraordinary Nurse Practitioners, Dr. Gromko serves a wide diversity of patients of all ages. She serves a large portion of Seattle's transgender community, and operates Queen Anne Medical Weight Loss. Her interest in the prevention of diabetes and metabolic syndrome stems from the legacy of her late husband, Steve Williams. Dr. Gromko assisted him with home dialysis for several years.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.1K Answers
137 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Here's the lineup:: If it's a UTI (urinary tract infection), it will likely get worse and you will feel miserable! some people try flushing their system with a lot of wat... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
"Birth: "birth plans" are good tools to help you define preferences in labor. Just don't carve in stone!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Don't know....: I don't want to alarm you, but this is sort of an unusual symptom, in my experience. I think you should talk with your doctor, who may refer you to a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Goodness! Addiction?: Addictions are characterized by a preoccupation with something that interferes with the normal function of your life. If you are healthy, and can affo... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
A tough question...: Cck (cholecystokinin) is a hormone that makes the gall bladder contract - so you have to wonder if the process of the gall bladder emptying has been g... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Different approaches: Congratulations on your inquiry regarding smoking cessation! Chantix works by occupying the nicotine receptors in the brain. Zyban is bupropion (welbu... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
See your doctor...: Yes, do see your doctor if your bowel movements have changed significantly in diameter, character, or color - especially if the bms are tarry, bloody,... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Linked to thick neck: If you are overweight or have a "thick neck, " usually 17" in circumference, you have a greater risk of sleep apnea. As the tissue in the back of the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Probably the same: I'm guessing that the sexual appetite would be pretty much the same. Some women say that orgasm feels differently after a hysterectomy. I think it is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Easy answers first: Go to a good women's clothing store where they do underwear fittings (i.e., nordstrom), and see what can be done with a new bra. This might help you l... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Important question.: If you vomit blood, it can actually look just like coffee grounds. Of course, it can look like bright red blood - particularly if bleeding is heavy or... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
I'm no expert here..: It almost sounds like sleep apnea, doesn't it? Did you know that there are pediatric sleep clinics where your son can be evaluated for a sleep disorde... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
It's: It's often not the salt shaker that's the problem, but rather the salt in the food; read the labels!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Here are some basics: First, make sure your wife is in good health and that there are no major medical issues that haven't been dealt with. She should be taking prenatal vi... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
With a baby sucking!: To nurse successfully, you generally need two things: plenty of sucking, and plenty of nutrition in the form of food and especially fluids. Milk does ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Ruptured cyst?: We know that dizziness and nausea can be caused by a variety of things, but i wonder if you might have had an ovarian cyst that ruptured (broke) durin... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Fatigue!: Fatigue is probably the most common early symptom. Then, of course, you would expect a missed period - or one that is different from normal. Nausea is... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Not necessarily...: Clearly, you should take a break from your training if you are running a fever, having shaking chills, or can't breathe well enough to sustain your ac... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Read your labels.: Meat, fish, and chicken are great protein sources. But don't overlook high-protein snacks such as hard-boiled eggs, string cheese, or greek yogurt. (r... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Ignore: Start with small weights and work up; this is a marathon, not a sprint!
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sinuses and PND: When you have a sinus infection, you may experience post nasal drip: drainage dripping down to the back of the throat. This can result in symptoms of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
In Kidney Failure: Dialysis and kidney transplants are both treatments called "renal replacement therapies." this means they take over kidney function after the kidneys ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Need Hematologist: Women often see hair loss when their iron stores are low (as yours are). Dizziness on standing is often related to dehydration (volume depletion). But... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Depends!: Here are my questions: any evidence of fetal distress or low amniotic fluid volume? If not - or unless there are other reasons to induce, many doctors... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Taking a guess...: Sudden pain from impact could have possibly ruptured an ovarian cyst - that is, of course, if you have ovaries! you may be bruised, and it's possible ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Talk with doctor: If your periods are so as difficult as you describe, please talk with your doctor about treatment. Many women use birth control pills to regulate peri... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No easy answer....: Cigarettes are terribly addicting; many doctors would rather help someone stop heroin - it's easier! the most useful source i've found is alan carr's ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Needs evaluation!: Take him in - even if he's shy! he could have an infection in a part of the testicle. But my worry with any testicular change is malignancy. Ultrasoun... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes, retest.: If you were concerned enough to have an HIV test, do follow through with a second test - when your health care provider recommended it be done. It wou... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Avoid body fluids: When your partner has hiv, it is important for your safety to avoid contact with body fluids: semen, pre-ejaculatory fluid, blood. Whether or not a pe... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Always a puzzle!: Pregnancy is counted as 40 weeks in length - from the first day of bleeding of your last period. This is based on that perfect 28 day cycle that every... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Depends.: I have worked with the trans community for over 15 years. It is extremely rare to see anyone have sexual reassignment surgery (srs) and change genders... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
How frustrating!: Is your arthritisi due to "wear and tear" or to an inflammatory systemic disease like rheumatoid arthritis? This can make a difference in what medicat... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
An EKG is ONE tool!: First of all, if you are currently having symptoms of chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, nausea, indigestion, jaw pain or pain in the a... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
How's your iron?: Iron deficiency anemia - and low iron stores - can be related to hair loss. A ferritin level is frequently drawn (blood test) to help sort this out. L... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
I am concerned.: You haven't shared more of your medical history here, but i think this is worth a call to your doctor's office. What does your doctor think the spots ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
You bet!: So can cycling or rowing. One reason why these exercises are so effective is that the butt and thighs have relatively large muscles in our bodies. So ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Oh dear.....: I smiled when i read your question, because i guess you can eat everything you want and your bum will get bigger - as will the rest of you! but for mu... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Normal to worry!: Unfortunately, 36 weeks is just the start of a long period of worrying about your children! while it would have been optimal to have taken prenatal vi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Get the crystal ball: How frightening for you and your son! but I am so happy to hear that the mri, ct, and blood work are normal; what a relief. Sometimes medications can ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Safe pain management: Spinal stenosis will probably be diagnosed via imaging, like ct or mri. A pain clinic may help a person safely manage pain through a proper combinatio... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Many possibilities: There are a number of possible explanations, and it's wise to figure this out before he gets seriously injured. Some people fall because they don't se... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Ouch!: I'm guessing you probably have a bruise, and you may be a bit sore. But, overall, your exercise is probably doing you far more good than harm! you may... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Hyperventilation?: One common cause is hyperventilation. This occurs when a person's breathing is faster and deeper than normal - and upsets their normal acid/base balan... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Good for you!: Listen to anything and everything you like. Just keep the volume at a level where you can still hear what's going on around you. You don't want to zon... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Gaining can be tough: At 5 feet and 90 pounds, your bmi (body mass index) is 17.6. (google up bmi calculator) underweight is defined as a bmi less than 18.5. To gain one po... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Buttocks bumps?: Tiny bumps filled with fluid - like blisters - could be herpes. But they are often painful. Solid tiny bumps that are sort of white/beige in color - a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Urinary catheter?: If your friend has green fluid in a urine collection bag from a catheter - and increased frequency of urination with pain and hot/cold flashes, i'm th... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Get treated.: Be certain you tell your prescriber that you are 22 wks in your pregnancy; this will enable them to select an antibiotic that carries little/no risk t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Check if worried.: There may be cough, coughing up blood, difficulty breathing, weight loss, fatigue - or no early signs at all! early testing can lead to cure in this d... Read More
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Testimonials
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Caring, empathic, communicative physician.
Mar 11, 2013
Outstanding Physician
HealthTap member
Jan 5, 2013
Linda Gromko is a saint. She saved my life, on her day off visited me and my wife in the hospital for almost two hours. During checkups, she is usually with me for up to TWO HOURS addressing the WHOLE...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank You! Dear Dr. G., Thank you so very much For your kind response I think we are in for a lot of problems with my wife's health nothing is clear right now but she's very sick a...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! It's nice to know other people see it that way, I want to get plastic surgery and first especially hormones so I can transition and its not for anyone but myself and th...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! The reason I asked what immune ment I'm in a 21 yr relationship I came across some medical papers and was unsure what it ment confused as why he never said anything th...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Master of Nursing (MN)
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington, Bachelor of Nursing (BSN)
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Residency

1987

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Snowball Award: for Service to the Transgender Community
Top Doctor Designation in Family Medicine, Castle Connelly

Affiliations

King County Medical Society
Member, World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Publications

Arranging Your Life When Dialysis Comes Home: 'The Underwear Factor'
Complications: A Doctor's Love Story
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