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Top Docs ’11: Infectious Disease

INFECTIOUS DISEASE Peter Hashisaki, M.D., Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 1200 116th Ave. NE, Suite D, Bellevue, 425.455.8248; University of Washington, 1975 Margot Schwartz, M.D., Virginia Mason Seattle Main Clinic, Buck Pavilion, 1100 Ninth Ave., 206.341.0846, Virginia Mason Medical Center; Johns Hopkins University, 1991; AIDS, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, infectious diseases Martin Siegel, M.D., The Polyclinic,…

Top Docs ’11: Addiction Psychiatry

ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY Steven M. Juergens, M.D., 11201 SE Eighth St., Suite 105, Bellevue, 425.454.0255, Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Mayo Medical School, 1979; addiction/substance abuse, alcohol abuse, drug abuse.  Andrew J. Saxon, M.D., Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, 206.762.1010, University of Washington Medical Center; Tufts University, 1977; addiction/substance abuse, opiate…

Health: An Expert’s Advice on Mammograms

A year after a federal task force issued a controversial advisory on mammographies for women in thei

Dr. David C. Grossman, senior investigator at Seattle’s Group Health Research Institute, has served nearly three years of a four-year term as one of 16 members on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which last year was at the center of a controversy arising from its new recommendations on mammography screenings. News reports have indicated…

Top docs ’11: Cancer Specialties – Gynecologic Oncology

Physicians with subspecialties in treating cancer can also be found under listings for Colon & Recta

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY Charles W. Drescher, M.D., Pacific Gynecology Specialists, 1101 Madison St., Suite 1500, 206.965.1700, Swedish Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center; University of Michigan Medical School, 1984; Pap smear abnormalities, gynecologic cancer, gynecologic surgery. Barbara A. Goff, M.D., Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, 206.288.7222, University of Washington Medical Center; University…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatric Specialties – Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology Robert J. Boucek Jr., M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.2015, University of Washington Medical Center; Tulane University, 1969; congenital heart disease, cardiac transplantation, vascular anomalies Peter S. Hesslein, M.D., Pediatric Specialty Care, 1101 Madison St., Suite 800, 206.215.2700, Swedish Medical Center; Baylor College of Medicine, 1976; cardiac electrophysiology, pacemakers…

Top Docs ’11: Family Medicine

FAMILY MEDICINE Laura-Mae Baldwin, M.D., Family Medical Center, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 206.598.4055, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1980; women’s health Paul E. Buehrens, M.D., Lakeshore Clinic, 12710 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Kirkland, 425.821.4040, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University, 1978; preventive medicine, diabetes Jonathan Drezner,…

Health: Braintrust

A groundbreaking law and a commitment to top-flight concussion treatment aim to make Washington?s yo

BraintrustAs student-athletes prepare to head back to school, it’s unlikely many of them will be thinking about a young man named Zackery Lystedt. But state legislation known as the Zackery Lystedt Law might one day save their lives. Four years ago, Lystedt was playing football for Tahoma Junior High in Maple Valley when he received…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatric Specialties – Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology William Butler, M.D., Group Health Capitol Hill Campus South Specialty Center, 125 16th Ave. E, 206.326.3000, Virgina Mason Medical Center; Ohio State University, 1973; allergy Originally published in July 2011  

Top Docs ’11: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Glandular disorders

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES & METABOLISM Edward Benson, M.D., Group Health Cooperative, 125 16th Ave. E, 206.326.3000; University of Washington, 1975; diabetes, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders Anthony Desantis, M.D., Diabetes Care Center at UWMC, 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 101, 206.598.4882, University of Washington Medical Center; Albany Medical College, 1993; diabetes, metabolic disorders Kenneth M. Gross, M.D.,…

Shelter: Green Houses

Shelter: Green Houses

Do you know your LEED from your Living Building? Deciphering local green-home certification is the f

Green HousesMost of us “green” our homes with the same scattershot methods we use to improve our diets (organic apple here, “natural” energy bar there). We buy an Energy Star dishwasher, blow in some extra insulation and build our deck with wood stamped with a logo that looked sustainable under the sallow CFLs of Home…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatrics

Pediatrics Ann Champoux, M.D.*, Virginia Mason Sand Point Pediatrics, 4575 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 108, 206.525.8000, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Southern California School of Medicine, 1978 Ruth A. Conn, M.D., Virginia Mason Sand Point Pediatrics, 4575 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 108, 206.525.8000, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Hawaii, John A….

Top Docs ’11: Diagnostic Radiology

Imaging procedures to diagnose and treat disease

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY Arthur Castagno, M.D., Swedish/Edmonds Hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W, Edmonds, 425.640.4250, Swedish Medical Center Providence Campus, Providence Everett Medical Center; University of Pennsylvania, 1980; musculoskeletal imaging, body imaging, ultrasound Maria Chong, M.D., Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland, 425.899.1800; University of Washington, 1992; abdominal imaging John Clemett, M.D., 1135 116th…

Top Docs ’10 Profiles: Vernon M. Neppe

Vernon M. Neppe, M.D., Ph.D. Specialties: Neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, psychopharmacology and neuropharmacologyPractice: Pacific Neuropsychiatric InstituteHospital affiliations: Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical CenterMedical degree: University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Explain the difference between psychopharmacology, neuropharmacology, neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology.They are related yet different. Psychopharmacology involves the management of brain-influencing medications. Neuropharmacology is the actual…

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