Dr. Ian Strand
Dr. Ian Strand is a board-certified emergency physician with special interests and additional training in men’s health, hormone optimization, traumatic brain injury, and performance medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. After graduation he served as a commissioned officer stationed at Ft. Lewis with combat deployment to Iraq in 2007 as an infantry platoon leader and company executive officer. Following his military service, Dr. Strand attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, WA before traveling to Columbus, OH to complete a four-year residency in Emergency Medicine. He moved back to Olympia in 2018 to provide emergency medical care to patients in south Puget Sound.
As an emergency physician, Dr. Strand regularly sees the full spectrum of health and disease. Unlike portrayals of the specialty in popular television series, the bulk of everyday work in emergency medicine is evaluating patients at different stages of their life and identifying and treating chronic diseases; from pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between.
In focusing effort on optimizing health, rather than waiting for disease, he hopes to push the boundaries of what your life can be.
The emergency department, by definition, represents the epitome of the “sick-care” healthcare system we have today. You go to the ED because something is wrong, not because you want to maximize your health. Since everyone eventually has something go wrong, major or minor, the ED captures the full spectrum of humanity at different stages in their lives and highlights the massive differences in individual health, particularly as we age.
This ability to separate your chronological age from your biological age has fascinated Dr. Strand for years. He is passionate about finding a path forward that emphasizes actual “health” care. Utilizing an integrative model and an evidenced-based approach to nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and medication his personal mission is to help people expand their health-span, their length of healthy, vibrant, and energetic life. In focusing effort on optimizing health, rather than waiting for disease, he hopes to push the boundaries of what your life can be.