Hervey W. Froehlich, M.D.
About Hervey W. Froehlich
I grew up in suburban Philadelphia, and did all my education along the East Coast. When we were looking for a great place to live, my wife and I chose Seattle to be closer to her family. We have a daughter and a son, both now young adults, who are figuring out life. They see the world with a mature bi-racial perspective since my wife is Chinese. I chose medicine because I wanted to turn my interest in chemistry into practical ways to serve people, especially those who were most needy. I help lead our clinic, teach medical students in my office, and mentor young adults through my local church. I first joined Kaiser Permanente when we lived in California, because I believe our model of integrated care is the best answer to the health care crisis in the U.S. Seeing kids of all ages inspires and energizes me. I especially enjoy seeing teens emerge as young adults. Each one of us is a beautifully complex, imperfect person who is worthy of respect. I want to listen closely to hear the “real you” in everyone, mind, body, and soul. While most of my work deals with the body, my approach is to treat the whole person in a family setting. I love to see parents begin to understand their children, and then lead them to be resilient and wise. I learn something new every week from my patients and pass it on. Being connected to others in community is our family’s way to thrive. I re-center myself daily through scripture reading and prayer. Learning of all kinds is a delight and I read widely: history, science fiction, leadership principles. Together, my wife and I travel and entertain guests. We mentor others in different ways including hosting international students in our home. I also love to run and hike in the great Northwest. What a privilege to live and work here!