Andrew S. Friedman, M.D., spine care, musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine; Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6746; Virginia Mason; University of Michigan, 1991
Hisashi Kobayashi, M.D., nonsurgical treatment of spine, musculoskeletal and nerve pain; regenerative therapies for tendinitis and bursitis; Cascade Orthopaedics, 122 Third St. NE, Auburn, 253.833.7750; Tufts University, 2007
Maneesh Batra, M.D., MPH, neonatology; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2675; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; Stanford University, 2000
Benjamin Danielson, M.D., Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, 2101 E Yesler Way, Seattle, 206.987.7210; Seattle Children’s Hospital, UW Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992
VOTE NOW!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 takeout joints to pool halls—in the Best of 2014 Readers’ Choice poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page here by Monday, July 14. Winners will be featured in the magazine.
Jon Scholes likes to say that Seattleites are so blessed with gorgeous scenery that they somehow find themselves settling for subpar public spaces in their downtown core.“Other cities don’t have Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier right in their backyard like we do,” says Scholes, who is vice president of advocacy and economic development for the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA). “Other cities, they need vital public spaces. Us? Maybe because of the beauty that surrounds Seattle, we are willing to put up with this.”
Best known for over-the-top alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra, hilarious and talented performer Jody Kuehner usually takes the stage in a surreal sort of drag, with a gigantic wig and alarming eye makeup. After working for years as a duo with Ricki Mason (as Cherdonna and Lou), Kuehner has recently struck out on her own, and will present her first solo evening-length performance as Cherdonna this October at Velocity Dance Center.
Physician assistants are nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine in all settings and specialties. They can prescribe medication, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and more.
Emily L. Albrecht, PA-C, interventional radiology; Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Wake Forest University, 2000
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced education and clinical training. They can provide a wide range of services, including diagnosis and management of conditions, and work autonomously and in conjunction with professionals, including physicians.
Patricia Bai, ARNP, pediatric primary care, neurology and epilepsy; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way, Seattle, 206.987.2078; 206.987.2078; University of Washington School of Nursing, 2008
Physicians with subspecialties in treating cancer can also be found under listings for Colon & Rectal Surgery, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Urology
Sharmila Ahmed, M.D., breast cancer, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer; Pacific Medical Centers, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1300; PacMed, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Pittsburgh, 1997
Treatment for diseases of the arteries and veins (excluding the heart) through medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction
Yi Soo Robert Kim, M.D., vascular surgery, endovascular therapy; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.320.3100, The Polyclinic Edmonds, 7315 212th St. SW, Suite 205, Edmonds, 425.775.1865; Swedish Medical Center, Swedish Edmonds; University of Illinois, Chicago, 2000
Urologists diagnose and treat disorders of the urinary tract, prostate and bladder, such as urinary tract infections, prostate cancer and incontinence.
Emily B. Bradley, M.D., The Polyclinic Northgate, 11011 Meridian Ave. N, 206.528.4944; The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.5747; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; University of Michigan, 1999
Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat disorders from the shoulders up (ears, nose and throat) with the exception of the eyes and brain; among those disorders are hearing loss, tonsillitis and nasal obstructions.
Stephen W. Bayles, M.D., head and neck oncologic surgery, head and neck reconstructive surgery; Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6374; Virginia Mason; Emory University, 1994
Sean Adelman, M.D., shoulder and elbow reconstruction, trauma and sports; Group Health, Capitol Hill campus, , 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3150; Group Health Cooperative, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Texas, Galveston, 1993
Christopher P. Cannon, M.D., cancer surgery, musculoskeletal tumors, joint replacement; The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4704; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992