Meet Our Physician
Dr. Kellar McCloy, MD, MS, FAWM
Board Certified Family Medicine
Kellar McCloy is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician and a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He graduated with Honors from Bucknell University, where he studied French, English and Economics. Kellar had many interests and opportunities and explored several paths before moving to New Orleans to complete his Masters in Pharmacology and earn his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. The son of a Gastroenterologist, Kellar developed a deep respect for medicine at an early age. His calling to Family Medicine came while working a summer job during college at The Church Health Center, a Family Medicine clinic for the working, un-insured population of Memphis. During this time, he began to work through the complexities of coordinating care for patients without insurance and also participated in multiple medical trips to Haiti, where he was able to utilize his French and rudimentary Creole. Once in medical school, Kellar continued to ponder solutions for the challenges that existed within the traditional healthcare system, including difficulties with access to care, inadequate time spent with patients, and insurance denials for needed specialty care, medications or imaging. In New Orleans, he met his amazing wife, Lauren, and just prior to his fourth year of medical school, they renovated a 1978 Airstream and moved to the Pacific Northwest, where Kellar completed the remainder of his medical school training.
Kellar landed at St. Peter Family Medicine in Olympia to complete his Family Medicine residency, with area of concentration in Sports Medicine. He presented at a national Sports Medicine conference, provided sideline coverage at local sporting events, and apprenticed with Sports Medicine physicians, including caring for world class ultra-runners in Seattle. He subsequently practiced Family Medicine with Providence, Group Health, and Kaiser; and Addiction Medicine at Capital Recovery Center in Olympia. In 2018, he branched into telemedicine to allow for more flexibility to explore the world, eventually allowing his family to relocate to the Methow. Kellar was fortunate to be at the forefront of a new era in healthcare, and became licensed in and started practicing in all 50 states and D.C. before the telemedicine boom of the Covid pandemic. Since then, he has worked in leadership positions with several telemedicine companies launching telemedicine services across the United States, and continues to practice Primary Care virtually. With the Direct Primary Care solution, Kellar is revitalizing the doctor-patient relationship and practice genuine Family Medicine with excellent access and adequate time to offer quality and personalized medicine for the Methow Valley.