July 2015

Doctor Spotlight: Emily Bradley, M.D.

Doctor Spotlight: Emily Bradley, M.D.

Top Doc in urology, The Polyclinic

Was there a moment when you knew you had chosen the right field?Choosing a field in medicine is a little like jumping off a cliff with your eyes open. You make a decision about the rest of your life with very limited clinical experience and without exposure to many other fields. I don’t remember having…

Doctor Spotlight: Peter Neligan, M.D.

Doctor Spotlight: Peter Neligan, M.D.

Reconstructive neurosurgeon, UW Medical Center

In March, the United Network for Organ Sharing authorized the UW Medical Center to be one of 20 centers nationwide for performing face, hand, arm and abdominal wall transplants. Dr. Peter Neligan, who will be part of the team on these surgeries, spearheaded the effort to establish the University of Washington as a center for…

Top Doctors 2015: Maternal and Fetal Medicine

These obstetricians and gynecologists focus on the management of care during pregnancy and childbirth Edith Y. Cheng,* M.D., prenatal genetics, maternal genetic conditions, critical care; Maternal and Infant Care Clinic at UWMC, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4070; Seattle Children’s Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic at Springbrook, 4540 Sand Point Way NE, Building 1, Seattle, 206.984.2000; Seattle…

Doctor Spotlight: Edward Earl Leonard II,  M.D.

Doctor Spotlight: Edward Earl Leonard II, M.D.

Top Doc in infectious disease, Overlake Hospital Medical Center

Infectious diseases grabbed headlines last winter, from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the spike in measles in the United States. What do you think was the biggest story during the past year? Both diseases also show global problems we have with infrastructure, access to fresh and clean water, limited resources in terms of…

Top Doctors 2015: Internal Medicine

Internists focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases, usually long-term, comprehensive care Edward S. Dy, M.D., diabetes; UW Neighborhood Factoria Clinic, 13231 SE 36th St., Bellevue, 425.957.9000; UW Medical Center (University of Washington clinical assistant professor of internal medicine); University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, 1991 E. Kai Hansen, M.D., geriatric care, treatment and…

Doctor Spotlight: Hope Wechkin, M.D.

Doctor Spotlight: Hope Wechkin, M.D.

Top Doc in palliative medicine, EvergreenHealth Medical Center

What is your favorite part of your workday?At the start of every team meeting, we talk about patients whom we’ve cared for who died in the previous week. We reserve this time to talk about that person as a whole person, not just as a patient. And this is the time that I hear stories…

Top Doctors 2015: Integrative Medicine

These practitioners integrate alternative practices, such as acupuncture and naturopathy, with traditional medicine Mi-Jung Lee, N.D., LAc, hormone balance, natural antiaging, functional medicine; Tahoma Clinic, 15446 Bel-Red Road, B10, Redmond, 425.497.9558; 6839 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, 206.812.9988; Bastyr University, 2004 Iman Majd, M.D., LAc, integrated holistic medicine, chronic disease management, education; UW Neighborhood Factoria Clinic,…

Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Gruss

Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Gruss

Fifteen minutes with our first-ever 15-year Top Doc

In all the years Seattle magazine has been asking local doctors to nominate health care practitioners for our Top Doctors list, only one doctor has received top votes in his specialty every single year. It’s probably no surprise to his colleagues and patients that this man is Joseph Gruss, M.D., chief of Craniofacial, Plastic and…

Top Doctors 2015: Infectious Disease/Travel Medicine

Peter Hashisaki, M.D., Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 1035 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425.455.8248; Overlake; University of Washington, 1975 Jason Kettler, M.D., HIV care; Group Health, Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10th St., 206.326.3055; Group Health Cooperative, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; West Virginia University, 1998 Edward Earl Leonard II, M.D., cell biology;…

Top Doctors 2015: Hospital Medicine

Hospitalists are concerned with the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients Bonnie V. Baker, M.D., perioperative medicine; Group Health Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10th St., 425.502.3280; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Rochester, 2009 James Boswell,* M.D., internal medicine; Overlake Hospitalist Practice, 1035 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425.688.5072; Overlake Hospital Medical Center;…

Top Doctors 2015: Podiatry

Greg Grabowski, DPM, foot and ankle reconstruction; Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Bellevue, 11711 NE 12th St., No. 1B, 425.450.0029; Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Bellevue Bone & Joint Physicians; California College of Podiatric Medicine, Oakland, 2001 Gregory Grant, DPM, reconstructive surgery, trauma, wound care, biomechanics; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St….

Top Doctors 2015: Cardiology

Joshua Buckler, M.D., valvular heart disease (aortic stenosis/regurgitation, mitral stenosis/regurgitation), coronary artery disease, cholesterol/lipid disorders; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; PacMed, Swedish Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Washington, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001   Joshua Busch,…

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Artifacts: Reliving Almost Live!

Artifacts: Reliving Almost Live!

On the air with John Keister

Once upon a time, during the halcyon days of network television, a Saturday night staple for many area residents was a Seattle sketch comedy show that aired on KING-5. Taped in front of a live audience, each episode began with the host delivering his opening monologue. As he walked out onstage, an “On Air” sign…

Essentials: Brinnon teacher chosen for Scholastic project

Essentials: Brinnon teacher chosen for Scholastic project

Kindergarten teacher chosen to participate in national project

A kindergarten teacher at Jefferson County’s Brinnon School will help shape the professional development of teachers across the United States. Lisa A. Johnston is among 12 teachers from around the country chosen to participate in the inaugural Teacher Fellows Cohort from children’s publishing, education, and media company Scholastic. The effort will help inform product development,…