Stories by Linda Morgan, Naomi Craw and Shawna Leader with Mandolin Brassaw and Kari Lutcavich; Edited by Lisa Wogan. Research by GMA Research and Niki Stojnic with Sarai Dominguez and Sunny Parsons
More than 1 million Washingtonians have acquired health insurance or enrolled in Medicaid since last fall, making our state a national leader for getting its citizens insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But that’s not the only area in which we are at the forefront—Washington, and the Seattle region in particular, are on the cutting edge of research, interventions and treatment—as well as leading the way in innovations to make health care more affordable, effective and accessible. It is in this dynamic time that we launched our 14th annual Top Doctors survey.
Michael A. Hunter, M.D., breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer; EvergreenHealth Cancer Center, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Yale University, 1989
Vivek Mehta, M.D., GI, cancer, lung cancer, radiosurgery; Swedish Cancer Institute, 1221 Madison St., Seattle, 206.386.2323; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1997
Oncology, Pediatric (Medical & Surgical)
Douglas Hawkins, M.D., bone and soft tissue sarcomas; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Harvard University, 1990
Julie R. Park, M.D., neuroblastoma; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2106; Seattle Children’s; University of Vermont, 1988
Oncology, Lung Cancer
Keith D. Eaton, M.D., head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.6680; University of Washington; University of California, San Diego, 1998
Renato Martins, M.D., MPH, head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave., Seattle, 206.288.1135; UW Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1992
Oncology, Gynecologic Cancers (Medical & Surgical)
Charles W. Drescher, M.D., ovarian cancer, robotic laparoscopic surgery; Pacific Gynecology Specialists, 1101 Madison St., Suite 1500, Seattle, 206.965.1700; Swedish Medical Center, Providence Everett Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Michigan, 1984
Oncology, Colorectal Cancer (Surgical)
Amir Bastawrous, M.D., robotic and laparoscopic colon surgery, colorectal cancer surgery, anal fistula surgery; Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah, 425.313.7075, Swedish Cancer Institute, 1101 Madison St., First Hill campus, Suite 510, Seattle, 206.386.6600; Swedish Medical Center; University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1992
Oncology, Colorectal Cancer (Medical)
Philip Gold, M.D., GI cancer, clinical trials; Swedish Cancer Institute, First Hill campus, 1221 Madison St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.2121; Swedish Medical Center; University of Miami, 1991
William Harris, M.D., medical oncology, gastrointestinal medical oncology; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.1000; UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center; Columbia University, 2000
Oncology, Breast Cancer (Surgical)
Claire Buchanan, M.D., nipple-sparing mastectomies, sentinel node biopsy, prophylactic mastectomies; Swedish Medical Center, True Family Women’s Cancer Center, 1221 Madison St., Suite 600, Seattle, 206.215.6400; Swedish Cancer Institute, Swedish First Hill campus; University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1998
If you missed last year's spectacular tasting event that was thee hot ticket of the summer, you have another chance. Red, White & Brew, a fete jam-packed with Washington wines, beer from local breweries, cocktails from Hendrick's Gin and eats galore, is back for the third year and this time it's taking place on Friday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the freshly opened rooftop terrace at the Fremont Foundry.
Breast Cancer (Medical & Surgical)
Erin D. Ellis, M.D., True Family Women’s Cancer Center/Swedish Cancer Institute, 1221 Madison St., Suite 600, Seattle, 206.386.3900; Swedish Medical Center; Johns Hopkins University, 1985
Margaret Adam, M.D., dysmorphology, teratology; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2056; Seattle Children’s; Stanford University, 1998
Ian Glass, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2056; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; University of Otago, New Zealand, 1991
A gastroenterologist diagnoses and treats disorders of the stomach, intestines, bowels and other organs, such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as the esophagus.
Jack Brandabur, M.D., pancreatic and biliary disease, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy; Swedish Medical Center, 1221 Madison St., Suite 1200, Seattle, 206.215.4250; Swedish; University of Cincinnati, 1984
Lynn Davis, M.D., M.S., assisted reproductive technologies, in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation; Seattle Reproductive Medicine, 1505 Westlake Ave., Suite 400, Seattle, 206.301.5000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Colorado, 2000
Ginger Blakeney, M.D., women’s health, pediatrics, preventive medicine; Edmonds Family Medicine, 7315 212th St. SW, Suite 101, Edmonds, 425.775.9474; Swedish Medical Center Edmonds; University of Washington, 1996
Matthew Bressie, M.D., newborn care, preventive medicine, office surgery; Pacific Medical Centers, 10416 Fifth Ave. NE, Seattle, 206.517.6700; PacMed, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999
Concerned with the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, among others, as well as nutritional disorders, sexual disorders and problems such as diabetes and hypertension. Endocrinologists are also internal medicine specialists.
Frances E. Broyles, M.D. (only accepting patients for pituitary issues), neuroendocrinology, pituitary disorders; Swedish Neuroscience Specialists, Swedish Pituitary Center, 550 17th Ave., Suite 400, Seattle, 206.320.4844; Swedish Medical Center; University of Florida, 1984