Amy Madison, MD, is a Rheumatology provider at Summit Health in Bend. She treats and manages systemic autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, sjogren’s syndrome and polymyalgia rheumatica.
Following her undergraduate studies from Colby College in Maine, Dr. Madison attended medical school at the University of Connecticut. She went on to complete her residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of Washington. She credits her fascination of the human body and treating diseases for pursuing a career in medicine. “However, the most rewarding aspect of healthcare is the relationship formed between provider and patient, and it is this relationship that really drew me to medicine,” Dr. Madison explains.
When describing her approach to patient care, Dr. Madison focuses on a relationship that is built on trust. “I strive to learn every detail possible that will help me understand not only the disease process at hand, but how this is affecting the individual patient, and the best path of treatment for this individual. I want to understand what my patient has been going through, and I want to share knowledge with the patient so as to empower them in their health journey,” she says.
When she is outside of the clinic, Dr. Madison enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and dog. Her hobbies include reading, yoga, and cooking.