Wednesday, 07/01/2015 5:45 PM
Matthew C. Altman, M.D., Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic at UWMC, 1959 Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4615; UW Medical Center; Harvard University, 2009 Andrew (Drew) Ayars, M.D., immunodeficiency, mast cell disease; Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Clinic at UWMC, 1959 Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4615; Allergy Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center, 3100 Northup Way, Bellevue, 425 646.7777; UW Medical Center, Seattle Children’s; Saint Louis University, 2006
Wednesday, 07/01/2015 5:22 PM
These specialists focus on the medical, psychological and social challenges during the transition from childhood to adulthood Cora Collette Breuner, M.D., MPH, sports medicine, headaches, eating disorders; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; Thomas Jefferson University, 1982
Wednesday, 07/01/2015 5:32 PM
Family medicine doctors focus on helping people overcome repetitive disorders, such as drug and alcohol dependency and eating disorders Joe Merrill, M.D., MPH, addiction medicine, internal medicine, pain management; Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.9600 (Harborview Addictions Program); Harborview Medical Center; Yale University, 1990
Wednesday, 07/01/2015 5:04 PM
Our annual year-in-review story in December is always packed with editors' picks for the best our city has to offer. But you also have a say: Vote for your favorites--everything from casinos to CrossFit studios--in our Best of 2015 Readers' Choice poll. Make your choice right here by Monday, July 20. Winners will be featured in the magazine.
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 11:19 PM
These surgical and medical specialists focus on the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye Bruce Cameron, M.D., cataract surgery, refractive surgery, glaucoma surgery; Northwest Eye Surgeons, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 370, Seattle, 206.528.6000; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Baylor University, 1991
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 11:22 PM
Tim Gilmore, M.D., medical director, Center of Occupational Health Education; occupational health, physician education, family medicine; Group Health Occupational Medicine, Capitol Hill Campus, CMB A4, 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3661; Group Health Cooperative; University of Washington, 1981
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 11:37 PM
Karen Bohmke, M.D., general ob/gyn; Northwest Women’s Healthcare, 1101 Madison St., Suite 1150, Seattle, 206.386.3400; Swedish Medical Center; University of California, Davis, 1980 Maura Cardwell, M.D., routine and high-risk obstetrical care, adult gynecologic health care of all ages, office and outpatient gynecologic procedures; EvergreenHealth Obstetrics and Gynecology Care, 12333 NE 130th Lane, Suite 110, Kirkland, 425.285.0060; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Oregon Health & Science University, 1985
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 11:12 PM
Farrokh Farrokhi, M.D., skull base tumors, movement disorders, minimally invasive and complex spine; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.7525; Virginia Mason; Baylor College, 1998 Jean-Christophe (J.C.) Leveque, M.D., complex and minimally invasive spine, peripheral nerve, endoscopic pituitary surgery; Group Health, 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3081; Group Health Cooperative, Virginia Mason Medical Center; Duke University, 2001
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 11:40 PM
Michael Elliott, M.D., neuromuscular medicine, ALS; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.341.0420; Virginia Mason, EvergreenHealth Medical Center; George Washington University, 1990 Daniel Fosmire, M.D., migraine headaches, evaluation of radiculopathies, neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome; Overlake Medical Clinics Neurology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 200, Bellevue, 425.709.7055; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Chicago Medical School, 1987
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 11:13 PM
Nephrologists treat kidney disorders, diabetes, renal failure and other illnesses Cyrus Cryst, M.D., chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplantation; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Buck Pavilion, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6673; Virginia Mason, Port Angeles Kidney Center; University of Chicago, 1984 Frank P.S. Fung, M.D., Nephrology Clinic, Kent Clinic, 24920 104th Ave. SE, Kent, 253.395.1944; Valley Medical Center, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University, 1995
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 11:41 PM
Richard Sprague keeps samples of his own feces, in the family freezer, so he can send them to a Stanford University laboratory. Some days he tries to improve his sleep by swallowing potato starch to feed a certain population of microbes in his gut. Lately, he’s been studying his brain acuity every morning to see if changes in his diet can influence it.A 52-year-old father of three and an ex-Microsoft manager who lives on Mercer Island, Sprague is a volunteer, among thousands of others, in a movement called “citizen science.”
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 10:52 PM
What is your elevator pitch for what a naturopath does?A naturopathic doctor is a primary care provider, just like a medical doctor. We assess patients through history taking, physical exam and diagnostic tests. The biggest difference, though, is in the treatment. Naturopathic doctors focus on a more natural approach to treatment, using vitamins, herbs, physical medicine, lifestyle counseling, and will only recommend prescription medicine when absolutely necessary. What is the most common misconception about naturopathy?
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 10:12 PM
Why did you specialize in breast cancer?People in medicine often develop a passion to tackle what they fear or have strong feelings about. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a first-year medical student. I went with her to all her appointments and read everything I could about the disease. I then had three cousins diagnosed before 50, and one died in her 40s. I really tried to choose a more balanced career path, but I kept coming back to oncology as something I felt I had to pursue.
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 10:43 PM
These specialists focus on comprehensive care for critically ill newborn and premature infants Barry Lawson, M.D., intensive-care nursery; Pediatrix Medical Group, 12040 NE 128th St., fourth floor, Kirkland, 425.899.6601; EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; St. George’s University, 1981 Ryan M. McAdams, M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; UW Medical Center; Medical College of Wisconsin, 1998
Tuesday, 06/30/2015 10:33 PM
Was there a moment when you knew you had chosen the right field?