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Top Docs ’11: Allergy & Immunology

Disorders involving the immune system

ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY Leonard C. Altman, M.D., Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center, 4540 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 200, 206.527.1200, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School, 1969; urticaria, asthma, sinusitis, allergy Garrison H. Ayars, M.D., Allergy and Asthma Associates, 1200 112th Ave. NE, Suite C-210, Bellevue, 425.454.2191, Overlake Hospital Medical…

Health: Gym Dandy

For patients seeking to get well and for athletes seeking personal bests, a new local fitness center

For years, debilitating arthritis kept Leanne Stevens from doing much in the way of exercise. But on her 60th birthday, she gave herself two knee replacements. In 2008, after taking two years to recover from myriad complications, the former hiker and martial arts enthusiast was ready—or so she thought—to start working out. “I felt like…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatric Specialties – Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrology Allison Eddy, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.2524; McMaster University, Canada, 1975; kidney disease, glomerulonephritis Joseph Flynn, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.2524; State University of New York, Buffalo, 1987; hypertension, dialysis care Laurie Fouser, M.D., Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care, 1101 Madison St., Suite 800,…

Top Docs ’11: Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine

Neonatal & Perinatal Medicine Rick Badura, M.D., Pediatrix Medical Group, 3626 NE 45th St., Suite 300, 206.526.2600, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Nebraska College of Medicine, 1979; prematurity/low-birth-weight infants, breathing disorders Stephen J. Chentow, M.D., Pediatrix Medical Group, 3626 NE 45th St., Suite 300, 206.526.2600, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center; University of…

Top Docs ’11: Pediatric Specialties – Critical Care Medicine

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Harris Baden, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2170, University of Washington Medical Center; University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1989; pediatric cardiovascular intensive care, critical care medicine, quality improvement Jerry John Zimmerman, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, 206.987.2170, Harborview Medical Center, University…

Local Authority: Eckhard Mueller

Eckhard Mueller and his canine sidekick, April, are taking a bite out of Seattle's rising bedbug pro

Strange Bedfellows NAME: Eckhard MuellerTITLE: Pest-control technician and certified canine handler in bedbug detection. Works with April.BEDBUG MYTHS: They spread disease and are found only in seedy places.BEDBUG TRUTHS: “Bedbugs don’t eat anything but human blood. We are all targets.”APRIL’S STATS: 90%–98% accuracy, depending on cleanliness of siteAPRIL’S SHORTCOMINGS: “She burps—sometimes on the job.” In…

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…

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