Kitsap Medical Group

Internal Medicine, Family Practice & Geriatric Care

Overview & Policies

We welcome you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to provide you medical services. The information that follows is provided to answer many of the questions patients have. We want you to know about our policies and methods of practice. The more you know, the more we can be of service. If there are any questions, please feel free to ask us. We want to help.

Our medical staff, along with our front office, billing, nursing and management staff operate as a team. We take great pride in our training and our capabilities. We want you to know that we are dedicated to giving you quality medical care.

Internal Medicine is a primary care specialty. Dr Sharman and Dr Bauer are Board Certified in Internal Medicine and they both specialize in Geriatrics (dealing with the medical problems of the elderly). We also have Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) on staff, who can provide primary and interim care. We can usually provide all general care needed for adult patients and arrange for other specialty care when needed. Our office will obtain a medical history on you in order to help facilitate the correct treatment for you.

Your family physician may have sent you to our office for consultation. In this role, the KMG doctor that you see will provide their findings and recommendations for treatment to your physician. As consultants, our doctors will not personally undertake treatment unless the referring physician has asked them to do so.


The office hours are unique to each office. Please see the individual office hours for each location.

The Bremerton office is open from 9:00a.m until 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday. We close for lunch and administrative duties from 12:30 until 2:00.


Appointments may be made up to three months in advance. All office visits are by appointment only. We encourage appointments for procedures which do not require a provider visit such as labs or injections. There may be exceptions made for emergency situations which have been triaged by the office nurse or medical assistant. When scheduling your visit, you will be asked the nature of your problem so that we may provide you with the appropriate amount of time for your visit. We will make every effort to honor your appointment and request that you extend the same courtesy to us. Our office may experience delays with emergencies that do occur. We will try to keep you informed.

We charge a $15.00 fee for every no show and same day cancellation. If you have three of these occurences in one year, we will have to dismiss you from the practice.


The nurses and medical assistants on staff have been trained to answer many patient questions. If they are unable to answer your questions or concerns, they will address the issue with the available provider and return your call as soon as possible. Please allow our staff (with the exception of urgent/emergent situations) at least one business day to address your issues.

This office does not usually call back with routine laboratory or X-Ray results. Most follow up will be done in the office by a provider to assure that you receive the highest quality care. You will be contacted for any abnormal results that need further attention.


We request the courtesy of at least 2 business days to respond to routine medication requests. We request FIVE business days for narcotic refills. We appreciate our pharmacies and hard working pharmacists. Please allow them to help you with contacting us for medication requests. This will help to assure accurate medication administration. To facilitate all requests for medications - please make your request to the pharmacy direct, so they may send a fax for signature.


We bill all insurance carriers for your convenience. At this time, we are only contracted with the following managed medicaid care programs: Amerigroup and United Health Community Plan. Please contact our billing manager with any coverage needs and/or questions. If we are not billing any insurance plan for you, you will be asked to pay for your visit at the time of service unless a payment plan has been previously established.

Please make sure that we have the most current information for your medical plan to assure a smooth billing process. If you have more than one plan, we will be happy to provide secondary billing. All balances due after insurance has responded will be the responsibility of the patient or patients advocate.

Please note that co-payments and balances greather than 30 days are due on the date of service.

We accept payments in cash, Visa, Master Card, and/or debit card.

We do not bill third pary insurance. If you have a third party insurance, you will be responsible for the office visit up front, and we will provide you with a receipt to take to the third party insurance agent.


We have a strict no smoking policy in the building. Exposure to tobacco smoke is hazardous to your health and the health of others. Also, many people are allergic to perfume and we ask that you do not wear any when you come to the office.

Please note that this is not the complete healthcare policy. We welcome you to establish care and the completed policy will be provided.

Contacting Us

Bremerton Office
2601 Cherry Ave #213
Bremerton, WA 98310

Phone: (360) 479-6041
Fax: (360) 405-0768

Kingston Office
26114 Illinois Ave,
PO Box 1114
Kingston, WA 98346

Phone: (360) 297-2696
Fax: (360) 297-8295

Manchester Office
2256 Colchester Dr,
PO Box 689
Manchester, WA 98353

Phone: (360) 871-9300
Fax: (360) 871-0260


Thank You

We appreciate the trust you have in us. We feel the provider-patient relationship is special and requires mutual respect. The exchange of information between the medical office staff and the patients is a private matter. We take this very seriously and we comply with all HIPAA regulations.