Physician assistants are nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine in all settings and specialties. They can prescribe medication, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and more.
Emily L. Albrecht, PA-C, interventional radiology; Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Wake Forest University, 2000
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced education and clinical training. They can provide a wide range of services, including diagnosis and management of conditions, and work autonomously and in conjunction with professionals, including physicians.
Patricia Bai, ARNP, pediatric primary care, neurology and epilepsy; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way, Seattle, 206.987.2078; 206.987.2078; University of Washington School of Nursing, 2008
Physicians with subspecialties in treating cancer can also be found under listings for Colon & Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Urology
Sharmila Ahmed, M.D., breast cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer; Pacific Medical Centers, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; PacMed, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Pittsburgh, 1997
Treatment for diseases of the arteries and veins (excluding the heart) through medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction
Yi Soo Robert Kim, M.D., vascular surgery, endovascular therapy; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.320.3100, The Polyclinic Edmonds, 7315 212th St. SW, Suite 205, Edmonds, 425.775.1865; Swedish Medical Center, Swedish Edmonds; University of Illinois, Chicago, 2000
Urologists diagnose and treat disorders of the urinary tract, prostate and bladder, such as urinary tract infections, prostate cancer and incontinence.
Emily B. Bradley, M.D., The Polyclinic Northgate, 11011 Meridian Ave. N, 206.528.4944; The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.5747; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Michigan, 1999
Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat disorders from the shoulders up (ears, nose and throat) with the exception of the eyes and brain; among those disorders are hearing loss, tonsillitis and nasal obstructions.
Stephen W. Bayles, M.D., head and neck oncologic surgery, head and neck reconstructive surgery; Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6374; Virginia Mason; Emory University, 1994
Sean Adelman, M.D., shoulder and elbow reconstruction, trauma and sports; Group Health, Capitol Hill campus, , 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3150; Group Health Cooperative, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Texas, Galveston, 1993
Christopher P. Cannon, M.D., cancer surgery, musculoskeletal tumors, joint replacement; The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4704; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992
Janet Chieh, M.D., diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration; Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6840; Virginia Mason; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2003
Gary W. Chung, M.D., bladeless cataract surgery, Lasik/ICL refractive surgery, cornea and external eye disorders; Evergreen Eye Center, 14031 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien, 800.340.3595; Highline Medical Center; University of Texas, 2000
Archie Adams, M.D., aviation medicine, family medicine; MultiCare Centers of Occupational Medicine Puyallup, 1450 Fifth St. SE, Suite 1500, Puyallup, 253.697.4005; Albany Medical College, New York, 2004
Sheemain Asaria, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology; Center for Women’s Health at Evergreen, 12910 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Suite 102, Kirkland, 425.899.4455; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Texas Tech, 2003
Karen Bohmke, M.D., general obstetrics/gynecology; Northwest Women’s Healthcare, 1101 Madison St., Suite 1150, Seattle, 206.386.3400; Swedish Medical Center; University of California, Davis, 1980
Austin Hsu, D.C., auto accident injury, work injury, sport injury; Back 2 Health, 1601 116th Ave. NE, Suite 111, Bellevue, 451 SW 10th St., Suite 104, Renton, 425.285.9304; Southern California University of Health Science, 2001
Vuong Vo, D.C., rehabilitation, physical therapy; Performance Chiropractic, 1527 10th St., Marysville, 360.547.4044; University of Western States, 2009
Farrokh Farrokhi, M.D., skull base tumors, movement disorders, minimally invasive and complex spine; Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.7525; Virginia Mason; Baylor College of Medicine, 1998
Varun Laohaprasit, M.D., spine surgery, brain surgery; Neurological Associates of Washington, 1600 116th Ave. NE, Suite 302, Bellevue, 425.505.2203; Overlake Hospital Medical Center, EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Chulalongkorn Hospital, Bangkok/University of Washington, 1978