July 2014

Top Docs ’14: Allergy and Immunology

!–paging_filter–pstrongAndrew Ayars, M.D/strong., drug allergy, mast cell–mediated disease, primary immunodeficiency; UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4615, UW Eastside Specialty Center,nbsp; 3100 Northup Way, Bellevue, 877.520.5000; UWMC, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Saint Louis University, 2006/ppstrongWilliam K. Butler, M.D./strong, asthma, allergic rhinitis, immunodeficiency; Group Health Allergy Clinic, 125 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.2391; Group Health…

Top Docs ’14: Addiction Medicine

!–paging_filter–pFamily medicine doctors focusing on helping people overcome repetitive disorders, such as drug and alcohol dependency and eating disorders/ppstrongJoe Merrill, M.D., MPH/strong, (only accepting patients in Harborview’s Addictions Program), internal medicine, pain management; Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.9600 (Addictions Program at Harborview); Harborview Medical Center; Yale University School of Medicine, 1990/ppa href=”http://www.seattlemag.com/article/doctor-spotlight-2014-jim-walsh-md”…

The Bertha Crisis: How Much Will the Delays Cost Seattle?

The Bertha Crisis: How Much Will the Delays Cost Seattle?

Knute Berger ponders roadblocks to progress in Seattle

!–paging_filter–pPoor Bertha, she deserved better. Bertha Knight Landes, that is. She was Seattle’s first and only woman mayor. In fact, she was the first female mayor of a major American city. She served from 1926 to 1928. Prior to that, she was president of the City Council and involved in many good government organizations in…

The Doctors on the Cover of Seattle Magazine’s '2014 Top Doctors' Issue Get Candid

The Doctors on the Cover of Seattle Magazine’s ‘2014 Top Doctors’ Issue Get Candid

!–paging_filter–pWe asked our cover doctors a number of questions, everything from how they knew they had chosen the right vocationstrong /strongto lessons they wish their patients would take to heart. Read on for more insight from these top-notch docs. brstrongbrMarquis Hart, M.D./strongbremSurgeon; Director, Organ Transplant Program, Swedish Medical Center/em/ppstrongWhy did you pick your specialty?/strongbrThe care…

Go Ahead and Pick 'Em! Huckleberries Are Ripe for the Taking

Go Ahead and Pick ‘Em! Huckleberries Are Ripe for the Taking

Give in to temptation with a bucketful of tart red hucks

!–paging_filter–pNever eat red berries. Did you hear this as a kid? Abide by it still? If so, like many a Northwesterner, you’re missing out on one of our prettiest wild fruits in the woods, the luminous, globe-shaped red huckleberry. Sometimes it’s nearly fuchsia; other times, paler salmon with a slight translucence; at peak ripeness, it…

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Palm Springs Top Destination for Seattleites

Palm Springs Top Destination for Seattleites

Seattle Residents Look South for Vacation Homes

Heading to Palm Springs during spring break or summer vacation? You’re not alone. The California city known for its natural hot springs, restaurants, golf courses, and nearly year-round sunshine is by far the most popular destination for Seattleites who want to buy a vacation home. A study by real estate company Pacaso says 16% of…




Interrupting their travels to build a vacation home from scratch was the last thing on the minds of Sherri and Ali Anissipour in 2019 when they went on an anniversary holiday to Suncadia resort, located about 90 minutes east of their Seattle home. “We wanted to travel the world,” Sherri says, “not go to the…