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Dr. David Frick Named CWU's Interim Medical Director

Central Washington University has tapped a veteran local physician, Dr. David Frick, to serve as the interim medical director at the university’s medical and counseling clinic. He begins his new duties on January 17.

Dr. Frick is an emergency medicine and general medicine physician who is residency-trained in family medicine. He has worked 17 years in the Kittitas Valley Hospital emergency room and part-time at the CWU clinic. Dr. Frick served as the medical director of emergency services at Kittitas Valley Healthcare from July 2010-July 2016.

“Dr. Frick is an extremely knowledgeable and capable physician who has worked with us and knows our program. We’re fortunate to have his guidance and assistance as we search for a permanent medical director,” said Chris De Villeneuve, executive director of the student medical and counseling clinic.

De Villeneuve said Dr. Ginger Longo, who had served as the clinic’s medical director for the past year, recently decided to go to part-time status. She will continue to provide medical services at the clinic.

Dr. Frick earned his medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and has practiced medicine in the Ellensburg area for more than a decade.

De Villeneuve said he hopes to have a permanent medical director hired by mid-April.

CWU’s medical clinic is located on the corner of 11th and Poplar streets and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The clinic provides prevention services, counseling, primary care and coordinates with campus and community resources on an appointment basis. 
Appointments can be made beginning each weekday at 7:30 a.m. by calling (509) 963-1881.

Media contact: Richard Moreno, director of content development, 509-963-2714,

—January 10, 2017