Franciscan Medical Group

FMG Doctors Franciscan Medical Group, part of CHI Franciscan Health, is a physician-led, multi-specialty group of doctors and professional providers practicing in neighborhood clinics throughout the South Puget Sound region, from Tacoma to Gig Harbor and Federal Way to Enumclaw. We are a leader in the use of advanced medical technology, including robotic surgical services.

Founded in April 1999 with just eight clinics, Franciscan Medical Group has since grown to over 300 physicians and professional providers and more than 90 clinics, including two state-of-the-art Prompt Care (urgent medical care) facilities. Our physicians and professional providers work together to give patients personal attention and quality service. Our medical staff is compassionate and caring - we listen to patients and involve them in treatment decisions. We provide thorough explanations and answers. We pride ourselves in providing the comprehensive care our patients want and need.

Franciscan Medical Group has become one of the leading multi-specialty medical groups in the Pacific Northwest. As the organization has evolved, it has become an essential component of the CHI Franciscan Health. "We've become so much more than a collection of primary care clinics," says Stephen Spare, MD, President & Chief Medical Officer for Franciscan Medical Group. "We've dramatically expanded Franciscan's scope and coverage of patient care in the region. Together, we've developed an effective system to deliver outstanding medical service to the communities we serve."

'Our people set us apart'

We strive to provide our patients with a seamless experience whether they receive care in a medical clinic, a hospital or one of our outpatient centers. "Our goal is to streamline our patients' transition between our numerous sites for inpatient and outpatient care," Dr. Spare explains. "In addition to providing a better experience for the patient, integration reduces duplicated services and their associated costs, as well as unnecessary re-admissions to the hospital."

Franciscan Medical Group's immediate goals include enhancing its chronic disease management tools to harness the Franciscan hospitals' breadth of services and expertise. These chronic disease programs will help our patients get the care they need, close to home, in a way that uses our resources wisely and prevents unnecessary hospital admissions.

"In the end, it's our people who set us apart," Dr. Spare says. "Franciscan Medical Group employees have a unique passion for caring and service to others. So we strive every day to touch our patients, to help them work toward the best possible health, and to maintain a financially sustainable environment that will allow us to carry out our mission for decades to come."


Our doctors specialize in primary care, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. In addition, we have specialists that provide over 40 different medical specialties, including:

Anesthesiology Obstetrics
Audiology Occupational Health
Bariatric Surgery Ophthalmology
Cardiology Optometry
Critical Care Medicine Orthopedic Surgery
Electrodiagnostic Medicine Palliative Medicine
Endocrinology Pediatrics
Family Medicine Physiatry
Foot & Ankle Surgery Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Gastroenterology Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
General Surgery Podiatry
Geriatrics Psychiatry
Gynecology Rheumatology
Gynecologic Oncology Sleep Medicine
Hand Surgery Spine Surgery
Head & Neck Surgery Sports Medicine
Internal Medicine Thoracic Surgery
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Travel Medicine
Nephrology Urogynecology
Neurological Surgery Urology
Neurology Vascular Surgery
Neurotology Women's Health