17th Annual Top Doctors

The Region’s 412 Top Doctors

If you need a doctor and don’t have one—whether it’s for a routine checkup or a life-threatening disease—where would you start to look? Sure, you might solicit opinions from friends and family, but would you really leave this decision up to crowdsourcing? That’s why, for our 17th annual report on the Puget Sound area’s most trusted physicians, we went straight to the experts—with the help of health care research firm Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.—and asked Seattle-area doctors to recommend their peers.

But this year, we also stepped behind the medical curtain and the doctors, profiled in more depth on the following pages, to tell us what they think patients should look for in a physician. You’ll notice a common theme in their responses. It turns out that communication is really important. So, when you find that new doctor—or have an appointment with the one you already see—be sure to talk to them, and listen (and if they’re worth their Top Docs weight, they will, too). Communication may not cure all that ails you, but it’s a good place to start.

Top Doctors Index

Addiction Psychiatry           
Adolescent Medicine           
Allergy & Immunology           
Cancer Specialties           
Cardiac Electrophysiology           
Cardiovascular Disease           
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry       
Clinical Genetics           
Colon & Rectal Surgery           
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics      
Diagnostic Radiology           
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism      
Family Medicine          
Geriatric Medicine          
Geriatric Psychiatry          
Gynecologic Oncology           
Hand Surgery           
Hospice & Palliative Medicine      
Infectious Disease           
Internal Medicine          
Interventional Cardiology           
Maternal & Fetal Medicine           
Medical Oncology           
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine      
Neurological Surgery           
Nuclear Medicine           
Obstetrics & Gynecology          
Orthopedic Surgery           
Pain Medicine           
Pediatric Allergy & Immunology       
Pediatric Cardiology           
Pediatric Endocrinology           
Pediatric Gastroenterology           
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology       
Pediatric Infectious Disease       
Pediatric Nephrology           
Pediatric Neurology           
Pediatric Otolaryngology           
Pediatric Pulmonology           
Pediatric Rheumatology           
Pediatric Surgery           
Pediatric Urology           
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation       
Plastic Surgery           
Pulmonary Disease           
Radiation Oncology           
Reproductive Endocrinology       
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine           
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery       
Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine    
Vascular & Interventional Radiology       
Vascular Surgery

For more, see our featured Q&As with these Top Docs:

Frederick Matsen, M.D., "Healing Through Joint Replacement"
Uma Malhotra, M.D., "Helping to Keep Bugs at Bay"
Francis Geissler, M.D., Ph.D., "Keeping Patients in Sight"
Gunjan Tykodi, M.D., "Body in Balance"
Edward Slosberg, M.D., "Checking Health from the Inside Out"
Ellyn Lee, M.D., "Improving Life as It Ebbs"

And check out these other highlights from our 2017 Top Doctor package:

Immune Boost
This cancer therapy targets the disease with the help of the patient’s own immune system

New Seattle Clinic Provides Care to Transgender Youths
A new Gender clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital helps fill the need for adequate health care for transgender youths

At These Retail Locations, Getting Health Care Is Easy
The next time you sprain an ankle or catch a bad cold, you may just want to walk in to your neighborhood drugstore for care

Minimalistic Medicine
Two new procedures advance the less-is-more approach 

Bigger and Better
New outpatient facility saves time and money for patients and staff

A Better Bedside Manner
Can a survey improve how patients experience health care?

Crowdsourcing Cardiac Help
CPR help may be just a phone alert away

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