It’s the doctor appointment I have to brace myself for every time it comes around. I make the mad dash across town, park the car in the Whale Garage (as the paperwork emphasizes), head through the sliding doors—and take a deep breath.
When it comes to summer’s local produce, surely the more-is-better philosophy wins. If you have a sweet tooth for local fruits and berries, or you get a little nerdy about specific varietals, or (like me) lack self-control when it comes to summer fruit consumption, we’ve got you in mind.
Must Salute the SunFremont Solstice Parade(6/20 to 6/22, times vary) — The Fremont Solstice Parade returns, with naked bicyclers, a food tent frenzy, crazy floats and this year, a new concert series featuring beloved indie bands Tacocat, The Young Evils, Campfire OK, The Physics, and headliners Built to Spill and Blue Scholars.
Stories by Linda Morgan, Naomi Craw and Shawna Leader with Mandolin Brassaw and Kari Lutcavich; Edited by Lisa Wogan. Research by GMA Research and Niki Stojnic with Sarai Dominguez and Sunny Parsons
More than 1 million Washingtonians have acquired health insurance or enrolled in Medicaid since last fall, making our state a national leader for getting its citizens insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that’s not the only area in which we are at the forefront—Washington, and the Seattle region in particular, are on the cutting edge of research, interventions and treatment—as well as leading the way in innovations to make health care more affordable, effective and accessible. It is in this dynamic time that we launched our 14th annual Top Doctors survey.
Michael A. Hunter, M.D., breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer; EvergreenHealth Cancer Center, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Yale University, 1989
Vivek Mehta, M.D., GI, cancer, lung cancer, radiosurgery; Swedish Cancer Institute, 1221 Madison St., Seattle, 206.386.2323; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1997
Oncology, Pediatric (Medical & Surgical)
Douglas Hawkins, M.D., bone and soft tissue sarcomas; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Harvard University, 1990
Julie R. Park, M.D., neuroblastoma; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s; University of Vermont, 1988
Oncology, Lung Cancer
Keith D. Eaton, M.D., head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.6680; University of Washington; University of California, San Diego, 1998
Renato Martins, M.D., MPH, head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave., Seattle, 206.288.1135; UW Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1992
Oncology, Gynecologic Cancers (Medical & Surgical)
Charles W. Drescher, M.D., ovarian cancer, robotic laparoscopic surgery; Pacific Gynecology Specialists, 1101 Madison St., Suite 1500, Seattle, 206.965.1700; Swedish Medical Center, Providence Everett Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Michigan, 1984
Oncology, Colorectal Cancer (Surgical)
Amir Bastawrous, M.D., robotic and laparoscopic colon surgery, colorectal cancer surgery, anal fistula surgery; Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah, 425.313.7075, Swedish Cancer Institute, 1101 Madison St., First Hill campus, Suite 510, Seattle, 206.386.6600; Swedish Medical Center; University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1992
Oncology, Colorectal Cancer (Medical)
Philip Gold, M.D., GI cancer, clinical trials; Swedish Cancer Institute, First Hill campus, 1221 Madison St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.2121; Swedish Medical Center; University of Miami, 1991
William Harris, M.D., medical oncology, gastrointestinal medical oncology; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1000; UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center; Columbia University, 2000
Oncology, Breast Cancer (Surgical)
Claire Buchanan, M.D., nipple-sparing mastectomies, sentinel node biopsy, prophylactic mastectomies; Swedish Medical Center, True Family Women’s Cancer Center, 1221 Madison St., Suite 600, Seattle, 206.215.6400; Swedish Cancer Institute, Swedish First Hill campus; University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1998
If you missed last year's spectacular tasting event that was thee hot ticket of the summer, you have another chance. Red, White & Brew, a fete jam-packed with Washington wines, beer from local breweries, cocktails from Hendrick's Gin and eats galore, is back for the third year and this time it's taking place on Friday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the freshly opened rooftop terrace at the Fremont Foundry.
Breast Cancer (Medical & Surgical)
Erin D. Ellis, M.D., True Family Women’s Cancer Center/Swedish Cancer Institute, 1221 Madison St., Suite 600, Seattle, 206.386.3900; Swedish Medical Center; Johns Hopkins University, 1985
Margaret Adam, M.D., dysmorphology, teratology; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2056; Seattle Children’s; Stanford University, 1998
Ian Glass, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2056; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; University of Otago, New Zealand, 1991
A gastroenterologist diagnoses and treats disorders of the stomach, intestines, bowels and other organs, such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as the esophagus.
Jack Brandabur, M.D., pancreatic and biliary disease, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy; Swedish Medical Center, 1221 Madison St., Suite 1200, Seattle, 206.215.4250; Swedish; University of Cincinnati, 1984