Anesthesiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and some psychiatrists practice pain medicine.
Miroslav Backonja, M.D., neuropathic pain; Center for Pain Relief at UWMC, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, fourth floor, Seattle, 206.598.4282; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1980
Gordon A. Irving, M.D., spine pain, back pain, chronic pain, acute pain; Swedish Pain Services, 600 Broadway, Suite 530, Seattle, 206.386.2013; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill campus; Newcastle University Medical School, England, 1973
Suzanne E. Rapp, M.D., pain management, chronic pain; Center for Pain Relief at UWMC, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, fourth floor, Seattle, 206.598.4282; University of Washington Medical Center; University of Washington, 1981
For our 17th annual report on the Puget Sound area’s most trusted physicians, we went straight to the experts—with the help of health care research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.—and asked Seattle-area doctors to recommend their peers. The list of 412 physicians, in more than 66 specialties, on the following pages is the result of those recommendations.