July 2015

Top Doctors 2015: Pathology

A pathologist examines body tissues to diagnose diseases and to determine the cause of various conditions, including death Christina Isacson, M.D., gynecologic pathology; CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories,1124 Columbia St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.576.6050; Swedish Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Iowa, 1990 Colin C. Pritchard, M.D., associate director, Genetics and Solid Tumors…

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How a Former Techie Found His Calling for Dance

Mikey Augusta teaches a new genre of dance he calls "outlaw swing"

When Michael “Mikey” Augusta found himself drawn to Seattle’s thriving honky-tonk scene 11 years ago, he realized he had one big problem: He couldn’t dance. He started taking West Coast swing lessons, but quit after seven sessions—he found the formal moves and set-in-stone steps too contrived. “I’m just not a ‘proper’ person,” says the Wedgwood…

Top Doctors 2015: Pain Medicine

Anesthesiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and sometimes psychiatrists practice pain medicine Xing Fu, M.D., pain of spinal origin, neuropathic pain, neuromodulation; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300 Bothell, 425.412.7200; First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; Pac Med, EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Centers, Swedish Medical Centers;…

Top Doctors 2015: Otolaryngology

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 cancer and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6374;…

Top Doctors 2015: Optometry

Optometrists provide primary vision care, such as sight testing and correction, as well as diagnosis, treatment and management of vision changes Brett G. Bence, O.D., glaucoma, medical eye care; Northwest Eye Surgeons, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 370, Seattle, 206.528.6000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Houston, 1979 Lisa Dote, O.D., primary care optometry;…

Top Doctors 2015: Hematology

Hematologists treat blood diseases such as cancer, lymphoma, anemia and sickle cell disease. Oncologists and other internal medicine practitioners work in this specialty David M. Aboulafia, M.D., HIV/AIDS, lymphoproliferative disorders, general hematology; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Buck Pavilion, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6193; Virginia Mason, University of Washington (clinical professor); University of Michigan, 1983 Michele…

Top Doctors 2015: Hand Surgery

John David Beck, M.D., trauma, microsurgery, arthroscopy of hand, wrist and elbow; Proliance Hand, Wrist and Elbow Physicians, 12911 120th Ave. NE, H-10, Kirkland, 425.828.4224; 1810 116th Ave. NE, D-4, Bellevue, 425.283.5230; 1909 214th St. SE, Bothell, 425.828.4224; EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 2007 Jeffrey B. Friedrich,…

Top Doctors 2015: Gynecology

Ann M. Bridges, M.D., general ob-gyn, menopause health; The Polyclinic, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4541; Swedish Medical Center; Northwestern University, 1986 Charlie Browne, M.D., women’s reproductive health, advanced gynecologic surgery; All Women’s Health North Medical, 9730 Third Ave. NE, Suite 200, Seattle, 206.985.9553; Group Health Cooperative, Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of…

Top Doctors 2015: Geriatrics

Carroll Haymon, M.D., geriatrics, family medicine, palliative medicine; Iora Primary Care, Central District, 306 23rd Ave. S, Suite 200, Seattle, 206.518.9058; Virginia Mason, Swedish Medical Center; Tufts University, 1999 Martin Levine, M.D., geriatric medicine, primary care, chronic care; Iora Primary Care, 15214 Aurora Ave. N, Shoreline, 206.518.9021; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical…

Top Doctors 2015: Genetics

Ian A. Glass, M.D., neurogenetics, Joubert syndrome and other ciliopathies, skeletal dysplasia; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; University of Otago, New Zealand, 1991 Fuki Marie Hisama, M.D., neurogenetics, cancer genetics, cardiovascular genetics; UW Genetic Medicine Clinic, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4030; SCCA Cancer Genetics Clinic, 1354 Aloha…

Top Docs 2015: Gastroenterology

These doctors diagnose and treat disorders of the stomach, intestines, bowels and other organs, such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as the esophagus Joo Ha Hwang, M.D., section chief, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine; early detection of gastrointestinal malignancies, advanced endoscopic procedures, endoscopic therapy to treat early esophageal and gastric cancer; Harborview Medical Center,…

Top Docs 2015: Fertility

Amy Criniti, M.D., infertility testing and treatment, reproductive endocrinology, assisted reproductive technologies/IVF; Seattle Reproductive Medicine, 3055 112th Ave. NE, Suite 201, Bellevue and 12333 NE 130th Lane, Suite 220, Kirkland, 206.301.5000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Indiana University, 1999 Paul S. Dudley, M.D., reproductive surgery, infertility, reproductive genetics; Seattle Reproductive Medicine, 1505…

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…

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New auditorium, better BMX track and a greener Seattle

Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…