“I enjoy having an engaging interaction with my patients,” says Dr. Frank Fung, MD, a nephrologist at our Nephrology Clinic in Kent. “I truly appreciate the opportunity to care for patients, to help improve their lives, to do something to help people and relieve some of their discomfort.”
Dr. Fung initially began his medical career in internal medicine, focusing on primary care, but soon became interested in nephrology. Nephrologists specialize in the care and treatment of kidney disease, the systemic conditions that affect the kidneys such as diabetes and autoimmune disease, and systemic problems that occur as a result of kidney problems.
“Being a nephrologist, I see patients that are struggling with chronic illnesses. These are patients that once we establish a relationship, we’re often in it for the long-term, and I find that doctor-patient relationship very rewarding.”
Dr. Fung received his bachelors at Brown University and his medical degree at Case Western in Ohio. He completed his internal medicine residency and his nephrology fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr Fung is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is the medical director of the Auburn Kidney Center. Dr Fung is also the recipient of the UW Cares Award which recognizes a provider who is considered to exemplify what it means to practice the UW Med Service Culture Guidelines where Patients Are First.
In his spare time Dr. Fung enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
* The 2016 Seattle Met Top Doctors survey polled doctors, nurses and physician assistants across King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce counties, asking “If you or a loved one needed medical care, whom would you choose?” Voters nominated their peers based on the provider’s level of experience and competency within their specialty, rapport with patients – including patient satisfaction and compliance with care recommendations – and ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best care for patients.