American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Khaled Elghonemy received his medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt. He completed his first residency training in internal medicine and gastroenterology in Egypt. Upon his arrival to the U.S., he completed his residency training in internal medicine at The Wright Center in Scranton, Penn. He holds a master’s degree from Barts & The London School of Medicine University of London, England. Before joining The Polyclinic, Dr. Elghonemy worked as an outpatient primary care physician at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, Wash.
“Instead of following the same path and becoming an ophthalmologist like my mother and father, I was amazed by the amount of knowledge I gained during my internal medicine rotations. My passion for internal medicine was driven by my interest in the human body and understanding the normal physiology as well as the mechanism of diseases. I am still influenced by my mother’s practice as she was a ‘people’s person’ who established excellent physician-patient relationships, which is something I admire and have carried it into my practice.”
Dr. Elghonemy practices all areas of internal medicine to provide comprehensive primary care to female and male adults of all ages. His special interests are preventive medicine, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking cessation, osteoporosis, men’s health, mental health, and liver and gastroenterological diseases.
Dr. Elghonemy likes to spend time with his wife and three children. He is new to the Seattle area and looking forward to exploring outdoor activities. He likes travelling to new destinations and enjoys travelling abroad to visit his family in Egypt and his wife’s family in Canada. He keeps active by practicing CrossFit at an amateur level.
“I believe that shared decision-making is the key for better compliance and better results in medical care.This can be achieved by listening better to patients, developing a good rapport with patients and their families, and providing them with thorough, comprehensive medical care.”
Fluent in English and Arabic
Dr. Elghonemy is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Elghonemy is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Association for The Study of Liver Diseases.