Alision Knisel’s Transition to Qliance
I am writing to inform you that I will be closing my practice at One Sky Family Medicine. It is a bittersweet decision for me because I have savored my time at One Sky so much. However, I have been offered a new opportunity that I feel compelled to pursue. My last day seeing patients at One Sky Family Medicine will be Friday, September 7.
Please know that this is much shorter notice than I would like to have given all of you. Yet a combination of circumstances has dictated a need for this unusually quick turn of events. My sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this causes for you or your family.
On Monday, September 10, I will begin working, as both a physician and an administrator, for Qliance, an organization dedicated to changing the health care system and making affordable, compassionate, high-quality primary care available to all patients. To find out more about Qliance, please visit their website at www.Qliance.com, or call 206-381-3030.
For those of you interested in following me to Qliance, I will be seeing patients part-time in their downtown office, located at 509 Olive Way. If you wish to schedule an appointment with me for after September 10th , please contact Qliance at (206) 913-4700.
I recognize, though, that many of you may choose not to transition your care to Qliance. For those of you, I encourage you to continue with one of the current or new providers at One Sky Family Medicine. If you specifically need to seek care with a Medical Doctor (MD), Dr. Marcie Hamrick’s practice is currently open to new patients. You can find out more information about each of the One Sky Family Medicine providers – including Dr. Hamrick – by visiting www.oneskyfamilymedicine.com.
If you cannot find a provider at One Sky Family Medicine who meets your needs, you may want to consider one of the other providers in the Seattle Healing Arts Center building (www.seattlehealingarts.com) or Dr. Anja Gugel, MD at the Polyclinic Northgate (www.polyclinic.com/dr-anja-gugel-md-family-medicine).
It has been a profound honor and pleasure to serve you as your primary care provider, and I deeply appreciate the trust that you have placed in me the past four years. I will sincerely miss being part of the One Sky Family Medicine and Seattle Healing Arts Center communities. I hope that in my roles with Qliance I will be able to contribute towards creating a better health care environment for all of us here in the United States.
With warmth, and with gratitude for all you have given me,
Alison S. Kneisl, MD, MBA