Michael Wingren, MD
Dr. Wingren is Board-Certified in Family Medicine. He has been a successful Family Medicine doctor in Western Washington for 25 years. He has had decades of professional experience providing comprehensive care for Diabetes, and extra training and professional interest in Cardiology, Dermatology and Occupational Medicine.
Dr. Wingren manages patients with simple or complicated presentations of illness. He focuses on working with patients to reach "diagnostic certainty" and educates patients about their treatment options.
Dr. Wingren sees patients at the Gig Harbor clinic, the Clinic at Heron's Key, and at the Tacoma clinic.
Kristin Sanchez, FNP-BC
Kristin is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC). She is an experienced Primary Care Provider and enjoys working with patients of all ages.
Ms. Sanchez completed her Nurse Practitioner studies at Gonzaga University in 2016. Prior to that she worked as an RN for 20 years.
Kristin is knowledgeable about a wide range of Family Practice issues, spanning the age range from adolescent physicals to Geriatric care. She provides care for acute and chronic conditions, as well as Wellness exams. She provides an effective Weight Loss Program.
Kristin performs routine gynecological screening and prescribes contraceptives. Her medical interests also include treating mental health conditions and substance abuse treatment.
Kristin sees patients at the Gig Harbor clinic and at the Clinic at Heron's Key.
Sound Clinical Medicine, PS is an independent family practice dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive and compassionate primary care to individuals and families in the South Sound area. Dr. Michael Wingren founded the practice and serves as the full-time Medical Director. Tia Ramirez, FNP sees patients four days per week. We offer nearly all primary care services, except the delivery and care of babies and toddlers. We have outfitted the clinic with modern diagnostic testing equipment, and have established referral relationships with local X-ray and other diagnostic centers that provide high quality and low cost imaging results, such as CTs and MRIs. Our goal is to get to "diagnostic certainty" as rapidly and cost-effectively as possible. We provide expert care of 90% of presenting complaints, and provide targeted referrals for the 10% of disease states that are best managed by specialists.
We are an independent alternative to large hospital/clinic networks because we want to work solely for our patient's best interest. We refer you to whichever specialist we believe will provide you with the best care and best outcome. Many of our patients appreciate that they can be referred by our practitioners to specialists in competing hospital networks, and we will coordinate their care across their chosen group of specialists.
We also do a wide variety of skin surgeries, orthopedic joint injections, pain management, and psychiatric medicine management, which are uncommon services in primary care clinics today. We provide a minimally-invasive procedure for reducing migraine headaches, which has been found to be effective. We see Labor and Industries occupational medicine patients, motor vehicle accident victims, and other personal injury patients. We are certified to provide Commercial Driver's License exams. In short, we are here to serve all of your primary health care needs, and to help coordinate your specialty care, whether you go to your local hospital, or to other specialty providers throughout the region.
Latest Clinic News:
We are in the process of reviewing and updating the information in this section.
In September of 2019, we will celebrate 5 years of practice in Gig Harbor. We are happy to be part of this wonderful community.
Migraine headache treatments
We continue to offer this procedure, with effective results.
Dr. Wingren offers a low risk, simple in-office procedure for treating chronic migraine headaches. The patented SphenoCath is a flexible catheter used to apply a local anaesthetic to an area of nerve cells at the back of the nose, called the sphenopalatine ganglion. This "re-sets" the nerve impulses, often resulting in relief from headaches.
Flu Shots Available
We offer flu shots every year. The science of flu shot production is changing. There is now a type of flu shot that is made without contact with eggs. The article below was written a few years ago, and it is still valid advice to talk with your doctor if you are allergic to eggs.
We are offering Flu shots. Flu shots are recommended (by CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) for everyone 6 months and older. Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza.
However, people with certain conditions should talk to the doctor before getting the Flu shot. If you have an allergy to eggs or any of the ingredients in the vaccine, talk to your doctor about your allergy. If you ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (a severe paralyzing illness, also called GBS), talk to your doctor about your GBS history. If you are not feeling well, talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
People with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine, including gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients, should not get the Flu shot.
Sound Clinical Medicine, PS history:
Our Clinic became affiliated with Northwest Physicians Network in 2015.
- Dr. Michael Wingren was selected as Heron Key's Medical Director in 2017.
- Sound Clinical Medicine, PS opened a Clinic at Heron's Key in 2017. Our Providers see patients at this clinic on Tuesdays.
Previous Practitioners include:
-Tia Ramirez, ARNP, FNP, 2018-2019
- Kimberly Roberts, ARNP, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner), 2017-2018
- Larry Cohen, MD, MPH, FACEP (Physician) 2016-2017
- M. Terry Stanford, MD (Physician), 2015-2017
- Nikole Booth, PA-C (Physicians Assistant), 2015-2016