Alaina Garrie, DO

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Accepting New Patients

Please note: You must be on a Medicare Advantage plan accepted at The Polyclinic to choose Dr. Garrie as your primary care physician.

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Education/Experience

Dr. Garrie received her medical degree from Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, N.J. She completed her residency at The Lehigh Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Allentown, Penn. She completed her fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at The Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, N.Y.

Career Influence

“I am driven to support people to live their best lives and reach their dreams and aspirations at any age.”

Clinical Interests

Dr. Garrie provides comprehensive primary care to older adults. Her clinical interests include creative aging, patient-centered care plans, cognitive or memory impairment/dementia, fall prevention, advanced care planning, and osteopathic manipulation.

Personal Interests

“I enjoy spending time with my family, yoga, exercise, learning languages, and traveling. I have lived for a month or more in the following countries: India, Chile, Peru, Israel, Czech Republic, and Italy.”

Practice Philosophy

“I am interested in helping people stay active and engaged with life. I am committed to advocating for my patients by creating personalized care plans to help them reach their health goals. My role is also to support patients and their loved ones navigate important health decisions.”

Hospital Affiliations

Swedish Medical Center

Publications

  • Garrie A, Hansen S, Wilson, L, Are there any behavioral interventions that prevent the development of cataracts in elderly patients? Evidence-Based Practice by Family
    Physicians Inquiry Network. 2020.
  • Garrie A, Jones LE, Chen JF, et al. New Vein Compression Entities in Patients with Unexplained Leg Swelling. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2017; 45-173-175. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2017.06.044.
  • Garrie A, Goel S, Forsberg MM. Medical Students’ Perceptions of Dementia after Participation in Poetry Workshop with People with Dementia. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease..2016; 2016:1-7. Doi:10.1155/2016/2785105