Board Certified Family Practice
William Kurt Armstrong, M.D.
Dr. William “Kurt” Armstrong is a scientist and naturalist at heart. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at The University of Montana and made the Dean’s List throughout college. Dr. Armstrong’s love for nature led him to become an avid ice-climber in Glacier National Park in winter and a fly-fisherman in summer. He then studied medicine at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland, where he obtained a rigorous medical education and gained tremendous first-hand experience in primary care. During his time in Ireland, Dr. Armstrong enjoyed the country’s rich musical culture and also loved to surf Irish waves, being a lifelong surfer himself.
After completing his residency at the Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program in Irvine, California, Dr. Armstrong became the Chief Resident and was awarded the American Academy of Family Physicians/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award For Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. He was selected as 1 of only 10 people across the United States to be given this honor.
In 2010, Dr. Armstrong was hired by Newport Family Medicine, where he has been practicing ever since. Currently, he serves as the Chair of the Department of Community Medicine for Hoag Hospital.
Dr. Armstrong enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children, surfing, playing music, hiking, reading, restoring VW buses, collecting rare books, and completing the Sunday crossword without looking up the answers.
California Medical License
Board Certified in Family Practice, American Board of Family Practice: 2010
Drug Enforcement Agency Diversion Control
Residency and Internship at Kaiser Permanente, serving as Chief Resident during his final year - 2007 - 2010
Medical Degree (MB, BCH, BAO) and Bachelors Degree, Second Class Honors - University of Dublin, Trinity College - 2002 - 2007
Bachelors Degree in Biology, University of Montana - 1997 - 2001
Honors & Awards
He received the American Academy of Family Physicians Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education for his service to the uninsured and homeless population in Orange County and his commitment to the principles to Family Medicine. He was one of ten residents nationally to receive this honor.
To see which insurance plans Dr. Armstrong accepts, please visit our insurance page.
"Dr Armstrong has really been a great doctor for me. I've questioned a lot and he always provides thoughtful answers that make me confident in the next steps. Did I mention he's a pretty good surfer as well?!"
Our goal is to foster an ongoing relationship with you and become a partner in your health care.
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Meet The Team
All of our physicians are board certified in Family Practice by The American Board of Family Practice.