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Dr. Craig DeSelms loved dancing, as pictured in a photo from his Facebook page. He died Wednesday after living many years with prostate cancer.
Longtime MultiCare Physician Dr. Craig DeSelms Passes Away
Dr. Craig DeSelms, a longtime MultiCare Health System physician, died Wednesday after living many years with prostate cancer. Dr. DeSelms provided care to patients at the MultiCare Maple Valley Clinic.
Dr. DeSelms will be remembered by his co-workers as a compassionate colleague, dancer, and pioneer. Dr. DeSelms helped MultiCare Health System better use technology for the benefit of patients. He worked to create a new health care model in Maple Valley that helped patients become more invested in their life choices and in their health care. Patients set goals that shape the care they receive and help providers develop care plans. The new model includes a patient care coordinator to work with patients.
“Craig was one of the physicians who interviewed me when I applied for my first position at MultiCare over 15 years ago,” said Dr. Smokey Stover, Senior Vice President for MultiCare Medical Associates. “I was very impressed from the moment I met him and he became my family’s personal physician. He has been a valued and trusted colleague ever since. We will all miss him.”
Dr. DeSelms was part of the MultiCare family for nearly 30 years, and he will be missed. Friends and family members posted remembrances on Dr. DeSelms Facebook page:
“Dr Craig DeSelms was the finest physician I have ever had. He went beyond the call of duty, providing me with friendship and advice that will last my lifetime.”
“He was my doctor and friend since 1986. He is loved and will be missed. I truly believe he saved my life.”
“I didn't know Craig for very long, but for the time that I knew him, I found him to be caring, honest, sincere, and a true friend.”