Dr. Linda Gromko

Family Medicine
Seattle, WA
50 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

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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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Viral infection: 'hand, foot and mouth' disease is a viral illness called this because it results in blisters on the hands, feet, and mouth. It's caused by the coxsac... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes, in many cases.: Whether Gender medications, therapy, and/or surgery are covered may depend on your policy. Many large companies (Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc.) do ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Absolutely!: Sometimes patients have in-center dialysis when their dialysis care partner is not available due to illness, surgery, etc. And, of course, back-up dia... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
It's OK if it works!: I'm assuming you're asking about a cloth diaper? If so, fold the diaper so you place extra padding over the penis to catch the urine. Fasten it at the... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
That depends!: There are arrythmias that are common and not serious - and arrythmias that are dangerous. A lot depends on your age and overall medical condition. You... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
High protein & fiber: The combination of high protein and high fiber fills you up. Try apple slices with almond butter. Low fat greek yogurt is a great breakfast or snack w... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
May be ovulating: Hard to say, but if your period was completely normal on november 30, you may have had the pink stretchy discharge and spotting as a result of ovulati... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Get this checked.: Probably the most common causes of rectal bleeding are hemorrhoids and fissures (tears in the skin of the rectum). But don't take my word that this is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Do I understand?: I believe you are asking if sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (also called bactrim, septra, cotrim, etc.) can be used in sixth month old infants. Yes. And... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Everyone's different: This is determined by your body build, posture, your height, weight - a lot of things! as long as you are being checked on a regular basis, and your o... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Check it out.: You didn't mention if the nipple inversion is a new finding. White discharge from the nipple usually turns out to be non-problematic, but I am concern... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
See a dermatologist: I am always concerned about skin lesions and moles that are 1) black, grey, or blue, 2) made up of many colors, 3) have irregular borders, or are bigg... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Chicken pox?: Do you mean that you have been diagnosed with shingles, but never had chicken pox? It's the chicken pox virus that reactivates to cause shingles. Many... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Many tests!: Our bodies tend not to eliminate glucose or protein in our urine. When this happens, it may be due to diabetes or kidney disease. You will hear about ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Completely?: I tend not to say always or never in medicine, but you can make enormous progress in recovering from heart disease. If you have high blood pressure, g... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
How distressing!: You may have a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder which compels people to pull out their hair. The good news is that this is a treatable condition.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Are you depressed?: Excessive sleeping may be a sign of depression, and wanting to run away from the problems in your life might be an important insight for you. Other si... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Wonder what you mean: Your question has me asking for more information. Are you worried that you aren't getting enough calcium and your bones will suffer? Are you concerned... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
May be a side effect: Ibuprofen - and all medications in its family - can cause gastrointestinal irritation, upset stomach, nausea, even bleeding or ulcer! bleeding from th... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Most were normal?: So what tests were out of range? A high thyroid level might cause your heart rate to accelerate. Being anemic (low red blood cell count or low hematoc... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
A matter of balance.: To gain a single pound, you must eat 3500 calories more than you use. This would translate to an increase in calories of 500/day to gain one pound in ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Depends on situation: This is hard to answer without knowing your age or gender. If you are female and haven't reached puberty, just hang on - it will happen as your hormon... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Let's get an expert!: This is a question for an exercise physiologist! Bikram yoga is high-intensity yoga done in a very warm room. It can be very dehydrating, so you must ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Fights inflammation: Prednisone is a strong anti-inflammatory medication. Perhaps you have had some narrowing of your bronchial tubes - and maybe some wheezing. Prednisone... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Many answers!: If your blood pressure is high, there are a number of things that can help manage it: maintaining a normal weight, getting regular exercise, and takin... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Have it checked.: While it is unlikely for a 31-year-old man to get breast cancer, it could happen. Please have your doctor check this out. He/she may recommend a mammo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
If you ovulated....: If you were ovulating around the time of the unprotected sex, you could be at risk for pregnancy. A urine test will be positive as early as the time o... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
You may have options: A living donor kidney transplant from a kind relative is probably your best bet: there's no substitute for functioning kidneys. Even the best dialysi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Ask nephrologist!: If you know that you have polycystic kidney disease, i imagine you already are in consultation with a nephrologist (kidney specialist). If you don't h... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Google up "BMI": Bmi stands for body-mass index. It's based solely on height and weight. You enter your height and weight, and you will get a bmi number. A bmi of 30 o... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Tried massage?: If you cannot take medications - even tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, give serious consideration to therapeutic massage. Your doctor may be will... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Symptoms vary!: While breast enlargement and soreness are common symptoms of pregnancy, you certainly can be pregnant without having these symptoms. As long as your e... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Hormone fluctuations: As you go through your monthly cycle, your hormones (i.e., estrogen and progesterone) rise and fall - going through the process that signals ovulation... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Doesn't sound easy: While mild manic symptoms may make a person feel energized, severe mania can be dangerous as people escalate seriously out of control. The picking obs... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Oh dear....: I hate to be a "wet blanket" about this, but the pull-out method isn't really a method. Besides, it can't be satisfying for you - and it's probably st... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes, get checked now: As you know, a pulmonary embolus can be lethal. So any symptoms suggestive of pe should be checked out: pleuritic pain (pain at the "top" of the breat... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Cartilage softening?: At the end of pregnancy, the cartilage that holds your pelvis together begins to soften - probably to allow the the pelvic bones to "open" a little mo... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Other possibilities?: You are young to have degenerative disease of the thoracic spine - it is more common in people over 40. Right-sided pain of the back and rib cage make... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
It's possible.: Pre-ejaculatory fluid may contain sperm, so you could be at risk. If possible, avoid any contact of the penis with the vagina, thighs, abdomen unless ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Google carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are good sources of energy, but they are easy to overdo! healthy carbohydrates include whole grain bread and cereals like oatmeal. Less ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Get her checked.: If pain is so severe as to make her double over, it truly could be something serious. We have all seen people nearly incapacitated by simple gas pains... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Guessing glans penis: One young man referred to the glans penis as the "mushroom part" of the penis - the sensitive end of the penis. This is different than "glands" - whic... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Some possibilities:: I assume you have had a positive test. First, it is possible that you are pregnant, but not far enough along in the pregnancy to show up on ultrasound... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
AODM and HTN: Without question, adult onset diabetes mellitis and hypertension are the most common. Together, these diseases account for over half of our nation's c... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Few signs/many signs: Many people know they're moving towards renal failure by their lab values alone. But here are some symptoms which can be associated with kidney failur... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Ask about options.: To be sure that the colonoscopy doctor is able to see the colon well - and not have to repeat the test, you must have your colon properly prepped. You... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Kidney health : Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two major causes of kidney failure - by far. So keeping blood sugar and blood pressure under control will go ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counte... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Cardiologists please: I am guessing you are referring to a cardiomyopathy with a very low ejection fraction of 9%. Ef (percentage of blood that's squeezed out with each bea... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Let's consider this: 1. What's his general health like? 2) how would he do if the boat tipped over? (of course, you wear a life jacket! but it still can be scary.) 3) does... Read More
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Testimonials
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Caring, empathic, communicative physician.
Mar 11, 2013
Outstanding Physician
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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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