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…

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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;…

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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;…

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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;…

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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…

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