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July 2014

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If it were on a postcard, you might mistake this new Seward Park house for an old Italian estate overlooking warm Mediterranean waters.

Landscape designer Paul Broadhurst approaches the outdoors with the poetic eye of an artist and the exacting zeal of a botanist.

The only way Bourbon & Bones (Fremont, 4350 Leary Way NW; 206.582.2241; Facebook, “Bourbon and Bones) could feel more like a roadhouse is if there was a gang of motorcycles lined up outside. But don’t let that intimidate you.

Leather working began as a hobby for University District–based Nicholas Kramer, founder and craftsman of Hank Goods (hankgoods.com), a line of exquisite leather wallets, purses and bags.

Way down a winding road that hugs the southern shore of Magnolia sits an unassuming beach house that opens to reveal an artfully displayed shell collection—not to mention a spectacular Puget Sound view.

For golfers, a short walk to the first tee is motivation enough to live on or near a golf course. But even those who don’t know the difference between a wedge and a driver happily pay a premium for the park-like view (without the crowds, noise and parking issues associated with the real thing), acres of maintenance-free lawn and, in some cases, access to a pool, clubhouse and more.

A 100-foot-tall tree is taking root in South Lake Union. Like so many things in the recently reborn neighborhood, it’s a transplant—a piece called “Middlefork” by Seattle sculptor John Grade, who, after casting a live tree in the woods near North Bend (climbing up, applying protective foil, then plaster) is creating a new take on the original.

Here’s a quandary designed specifically for Seattleites: where to find a caffeinated beverage that will keep you alert while simultaneously making you feel mellow. Enter legal, a new cannabis-infused cold-brew coffee drink made in Longview, which combines the energizing effects of caffeine with the chill factor of cannabis.

Directly across from Skillet in the tucked-away stretch of 14th Avenue between Union and Madison on Capitol Hill, Bar Sue (1407 14th Ave.; 206.328.0888; barsueseattle.com) has a Southern accent that drawls through the comfortably creative food and drink.

When the Space Needle pierced the Seattle skyline in 1962, it became (at 605 feet) the tallest building on the West Coast—wresting that title from the Smith Tower, which had held the lofty designation (at 489 feet) since opening on July 4, 1914.

Seattle artist and Lake Stevens native Ryan Molenkamp was only 3 years old when Mount St. Helens erupted, but he remembers visiting the aftermath, seeing the mud lines on the trees and finding pumice on every exposed surface.

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!--paging_filter--pWhile we applaud the sudden wealth of delectable restaurants opening willy-nilly in Pioneer Square, it’s refreshing to learn that there are also some non-food-focused efforts entering the mix. Exhibit A: Hall Spassov Gallery (319 Third Ave.

It’s the doctor appointment I have to brace myself for every time it comes around. I make the mad dash across town, park the car in the Whale Garage (as the paperwork emphasizes), head through the sliding doors—and take a deep breath.

Tackling a bathroom renovation? Want to see what your neighbor did with hers—and what she paid?

!--paging_filter--pLet’s all take a moment to revel in the fact that it’s fish and chips season—a dish that sends signals to both the brain and the taste buds that summer has arrived. And the fish and chips destination to rival all others is strongMARINATION MA KAI ON ALKI/strong, and not just because of the breathtaking view of the city skyline.

!--paging_filter--pimg src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/0714_munchery_phone.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 10px;" height="424" width="250"When your brain is fried after a long day at work, the mere question “What’s for dinner?” can put you over the edge.

!--paging_filter--pstrongWhere: /strongThe Hood River Valley, in Oregon.strong Why:/strong The Hood River County “Fruit Loop” Cherry Celebration (7/19–7/20; a href="http://www.hoodriverfruitloop.com" target="_blank"hoodriverfruitloop.com/a).

!--paging_filter--pMore 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).

!--paging_filter--pstrongOncology, Radiation/strong/p
pstrongMichael A. Hunter, M.D./strong, embreast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer/em; EvergreenHealth Cancer Center, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Yale University, 1989/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongOncology, Pediatric (Medical Surgical)/strong/p
pstrongDouglas Hawkins, M.D./strong, embone and soft tissue sarcomas/em; 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, 1990nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongOncology, Lung Cancer/strong/p
pstrongKeith D. Eaton, M.D./strong, emhead and neck cancer, thyroid cancer/em; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, 206.288.6680; University of Washington; University of California, San Diego, 1998nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongOncology, Colorectal Cancer (Surgical)/strong/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongOncology, Colorectal Cancer (Medical)/strong/p
pstrongPhilip Gold, M.D./strong, emGI cancer, clinical trials/em; Swedish Cancer Institute, First Hill campus, 1221 Madison St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.2121; Swedish Medical Center; University of Miami, 1991/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongOncology, Breast Cancer (Surgical)/strong/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongBreast Cancer (Medical Surgical)/strong/p
pstrongErin D. Ellis, M.D./strong, 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/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongGenetics/strong/p
pstrongMargaret Adam, M.D./strong, emdysmorphology, teratology/em; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2056; Seattle Children’s; Stanford University, 1998/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongFertility/strong/p
pstrongLynn Davis, M.D., M.S./strong, emassisted reproductive technologies, in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation/em; Seattle Reproductive Medicine, 1505 Westlake Ave., Suite 400, Seattle, 206.301.5000; Northwest Hospital Medical Center, EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Colorado, 2000/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongFamily Medicine/strong/p
pstrongGinger Blakeney, M.D./strong, emwomen’s health, pediatrics, preventive medicine/em; Edmonds Family Medicine, 7315 212th St. SW, Suite 101, Edmonds, 425.775.9474; Swedish Medical Center Edmonds; University of Washington, 1996/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongEndocrinology, Metabolism/strong/p
pConcerned 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./p

!--paging_filter--pstrongEmergency Medicine/strong/p
pstrongBrenna Born, M.D./strong, Swedish Medical Center, Issaquah campus, 751 NE Blakely Drive, 425.394.0610 (ER; no appointments), also at Redmond, Mill Creek and Everett campuses; Swedish; Pennsylvania State University, 1999nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongDermatology/strong/p
pstrongKim Gittere Abson, M.D./strong, emskin cancer, pediatric dermatology/em; The Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2326; Swedish Medical Center, UW Medical Center; University of Washington, 1986/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongCritical Care Medicine/strong/p
pThese physicians provide intensive care to critically ill patients in emergency and special-care units. All types of doctors and surgeons can work in this specialty depending on the critical condition./p

!--paging_filter--pstrongColon and Rectal Surgery/strong/p
pstrongLaura Gladstone, M.D./strong, emanorectal disorders, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease/em; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.4440; Swedish Medical Center; Washington University in St. Louis, 1999/p

When designer Beth Dotolo, co-owner of Ballard firm Pulp Design Studios, known for its richly layered and sophisticated style, proposed that most of the walls—and some ceilings, too—inside Geoff and Audrey Kozu’s stately Queen Anne abode be festooned with patterned wall coverings, the couple didn’t bat an eye.

Spruce up the living room with the sturdy Fuller tree stump table made of Douglas Fir ($925–$1,050) from Seattle furniture maker Meyer Wells.

If you see yourself living in elevated environs, mingling with the wrens and swinging with the sparrows, a tree house might just be your bag.

!--paging_filter--pTransplantation/p
pstrongMarquis Hart, M.D./strong, Swedish Liver Center, 1101 Madison St., Suite 850, Seattle, 206.386.3660, Transplant Program, 1101 Madison, First Hill Campus, Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.3660; Swedish; Johns Hopkins University, 1983nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pThoracic Surgery/p
pFocusing on the chest cavity and rib cage, including the heart, lungs and esophagus, thoracic surgeons treat patients with lung cancer, coronary diseases, aneurysms and heart diseases./p

!--paging_filter--pRadiology, Diagnostic/p
pThe use of radioactive equipment, including X-ray machines, to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries./p
pstrongMaria Chong, M.D./strong, Radia, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland, 425.899.1828; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992/p

!--paging_filter--pIt’s a confusing concept for some to grasp, but an easy answer to the question: “Why are there two London Planes?” Restaurateur Matt Dillon (a href="http://seattlemag.com/article/sitka-spruce-restaurant-review"Sitka Spruce/a, a href="http://seattlemag.co

!--paging_filter--pPulmonary Medicine/p
pFocuses on the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, cancer and other disordersnbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pPsychiatry/p
pstrongRaman Arora, M.D./strong, emall aspects of adult psychiatry/em; Pacific Medical Centers, 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, 206.621.4045; PacMed; University of Sydney, Australia, 2001/p

!--paging_filter--pPodiatry/p
pstrongKirk Alexander, DPM/strong,em foot and ankle fractures, tendon problems and deformity reconstruction/em; Pacific Medical Centers, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1001; Overlake Surgery Center, Swedish, Virginia Mason; California College of Podiatric Medicine, 2000nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pPlastic/Reconstructive Surgery/p
pstrongKevin M. Beshlian, M.D./strong, emmicrovascular breast reconstruction, reconstruction for patients with cancers of the skin or extremities/em; The Polyclinic, 1229 Madison St., Suite 1600, Seattle, 206.860.4680; Swedish Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Virginia, 1982nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pPlastic/Cosmetic Surgery/p
pstrongFrank Isik, M.D./strong, emfacial plastic surgery, body contouring, breast reconstruction/em; The Polyclinic, 1229 Madison St., Suite 1600, Seattle, 206.860.4566; Swedish Medical Center; Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1985nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongAndrew S. Friedman, M.D./strong, emspine care, musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine/em; Virginia Mason Hospital Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6746; Virginia Mason; University of Michigan, 1991nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--p class="MsoNormal"Pediatric Medicine/p
p class="MsoNormal"strongManeesh Batra, M.D., MPH/strong, emneonatology/em; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2675; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; Stanford University, 2000/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongSANCA/strongbrThey’ve always wanted to join the circus and now even the teeniest of tots can clown around at The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 by Jo Montgomery and Charles “Chuck” Johnson for children of all ages.

!--paging_filter--pSeattle’s Brooks Sports celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with the Heritage Collection, a reimagination of the iconic shoes that defined the running-obsessed 1970s. The two classic models, the Vanguard ($89.95) and the Vantage ($79.95), were released in March.

!--paging_filter--pFrom mustaches that wouldn’t look out of place in a Civil War photo to a new love of latch hook, the millennial generation isn’t shy about looking to the past for inspiration today. Bars are no different, with cocktail culture that deploys 1890s techniques in tandem with modern tools and tricks making bar menus more diverse.

!--paging_filter--pJon 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.brbr“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 Se

!--paging_filter--pBest 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.

!--paging_filter--pYou know that you’re in prime waterfront country when otter invasion is a common event.brbr“Living on the water is something that you really can’t plan for or know what to expect,” says the homeowner Leslie with a laugh.

!--paging_filter--pAs I’ve mentioned here before, my baking skills are somewhat suspect, so I tend to look for easy recipes. Lo and behold, a recipe from Martha Stewart Kids for a simple, unfussy tart dough that can be formed in a muffin tin—right in my wheelhouse!

!--paging_filter--h3A glossary of iced treat terms/h3

!--paging_filter--pPhysician 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./p

!--paging_filter--pNurse 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./p

!--paging_filter--pPhysicians 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/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongSharmila Ahmed, M.D./strong, 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/p

!--paging_filter--pTreatment for diseases of the arteries and veins (excluding the heart) through medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction/p

!--paging_filter--pUrologists diagnose and treat disorders of the urinary tract, prostate and bladder, such as urinary tract infections, prostate cancer and incontinence./p

!--paging_filter--pOtolaryngologists 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./p

!--paging_filter--pstrongSean Adelman, M.D./strong, 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/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongJanet Chieh, M.D./strong, diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration; Virginia Mason Hospital Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6840; Virginia Mason; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2003/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongArchie Adams, M.D./strong, aviation medicine, family medicine; MultiCare Centers of Occupational Medicine Puyallup, 1450 Fifth St. SE, Suite 1500, Puyallup, 253.697.4005; Albany Medical College, New York, 2004/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongKaty Koukouras, N.D./strong, Chinese and Western herbal medicine, acupuncture; Sky Valley Healing Arts, 205 Avenue C, Snohomish; span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: amp;amp;"/span360.863.2152; Bastyr University, 2011/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongSheemain Asaria, M.D./strong, obstetrics and gynecology; Center for Women’s Health at Evergreen, 12910 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Suite 102, Kirkland, 425.899.4455; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; Texas Tech, 2003/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongAustin Hsu, D.C./strong, auto accident injury, work injury, sport injury; Back 2 Health, 1601 116th Ave. NE, Suite 111, Bellevue, 451 SW 10th St., Suite 104, Renton, 425.285.9304; Southern California University of Health Science, 2001/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongFarrokh Farrokhi, M.D./strong, skull base tumors, movement disorders, minimally invasive and complex spine; Virginia Mason Hospital Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.7525; Virginia Mason; Baylor College of Medicine, 1998/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongYipei Lin, N.D., LAc/strong, naturopathic medicine; Maya Whole Health Studio, 1322 Lake Washington Blvd. N, Suite 3, Renton, 425.271.0200; Bastyr University, 2011/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongSidney M. Gospe Jr., M.D., Ph.D./strong, pediatric neuromuscular disease, neurotoxicology, pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2078; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; Duke University, 1981/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongJoe Rutledge**, M.D./strong, pediatric laboratory medicine, anatomic pathology, quality systems development; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2103; Seattle Children’s; Vanderbilt University, 1976/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongMichael Elliott, M.D./strong, ALS, neuromuscular medicine; Virginia Mason Hospital Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.341.0420, EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12039 NE 128th St., Suite 300, Kirkland, 425.899.3135; Virginia Mason, EvergreenHealth; George Washington University, 1990/p

!--paging_filter--pA pathologist examines body tissues to diagnose of diseases, and to determine the cause of various conditions, including death./p

!--paging_filter--pAnesthesiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and sometimes psychiatrists practice pain management.nbsp;/p

!--paging_filter--pThe care of the kidneys and urinary system—nephrologists treat kidney disorders, diabetes, renal failure and other illnesses./p

!--paging_filter--pThe management of care during pregnancy and childbirth—obstetricians and gynecologists work in this specialty./p
pstrongnbsp;Edith Cheng**, M.D./strong, genetic disorders, prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy; UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4070; UWMC, Seattle Children’s Hospital; University of Washington, 1987/p

!--paging_filter--pA broad specialty focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases—usually long-term, comprehensive care/p
pstrongBonnie Baker, M.D./strong, hospital medicine, Group Health Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10thnbsp; St., Bellevue, 425.502.3280; Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Group Health Permanente; University of Rochester, 2006/p

!--paging_filter--pAn approach that integrates alternative practices, such as acupuncture and naturopathy, with traditional medicine./p
pstrongTanmeet Sethi, M.D./strong, nutrition, mind-body medicine, functional medicine; Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine, 550 16th Ave., Suite 100, Seattle, 206.320.2484; Swedish Medical Center; Rush University, 1997/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongPeter Hashisaki, M.D./strong, traveler’s medicine; Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 1200 116th Ave. NE, Suite D, Bellevue, 425.455.8248; Overlake, EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Washington, 1975/p

!--paging_filter--pConcerned with the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients/p
pstrongJoseph Bennet‡, M.D./strong, The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.329.1760; Swedish Medical Center; Emory University, 1993/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongEbbets Field Flannels/strong, which recently moved around the corner to more spacious digs in Pioneer Square (119 S Jackson St.; ebbets.com), has always seemed misnamed for a Seattle-based company. But the 26-year-old retailer honoring the ballpark where the old Brooklyn Dodgers used to play makes up for it with plenty of Seattle-centric options.

!--paging_filter--pA hematologist treats blood diseases such as cancer, lymphoma, anemia and sickle cell disease. Oncologists and other internal medicine specialists work in this specialty./p

!--paging_filter--pstrongJeffrey Friedrich, M.D./strong, plastic surgery; Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview, UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; University of Texas, 2000/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongAnne-Marie Amies Oelschlager, M.D./strong, uterine and vaginal anomalies, menstrual management, long-acting reversible contraception for adolescents with complex medical conditions; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4540 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 200, Seattle, 206.987.2028; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; Vanderbilt University, 1997/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongAnne-Marie Amies Oelschlager, M.D./strong, uterine and vaginal anomalies, menstrual management, long-acting reversible contraception for adolescents with complex medical conditions; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4540 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 200, Seattle, 206.987.2028; Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center; Vanderbilt University, 1997/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongWayne McCormick, M.D., MPH/strong, emdementia, HIV and aging, palliative care/em; Harborview Medical Center, Senior Care Clinic, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.744.4191; Harborview, UW Medical Center; Washington University, St. Louis, 1983/p

!--paging_filter--pOur a href="http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattle-magazines-top-doctors-2014" target="_blank"14th annual Top Doctors list/a is the result of more than nearly 13,000 nominations gathered through our comprehensive, controlled, peer-to-peer survey process.

!--paging_filter--pThis January, we asked doctors participating in our Top Doctors online survey to help us single out for praise health care practitioners who are expanding health care access and improving outcomes for underserved and disenfranchised communities close to home.

!--paging_filter--pstrongSpecialty: /strongNurse practitioner, family medicinebrstrongHospital affiliation:/strong Edmonds Family MedicinebrstrongbrWhy did you choose to become a nurse practitioner?/strongbrI entered the field of nursing in an effort to serve others and affect change in a meaningful way.

!--paging_filter--pIt wasn’t long ago that a person’s personal health record was a box kept at home, overflowing with immunization records, lab results and past prescriptions, and there was a similar file at all of the various doctors and clinics that person visited.

!--paging_filter--pAmong the most critical agents of change spawned by the Affordable Care Act are the millions of newly insured people catapulted into the system, creating new demands and pressures for already jam-packed emergency rooms and medical practices.

!--paging_filter--pstrongSurgery, General/strong/p
pstrongThomas Biehl, M.D./strong, pancreatic surgery, liver surgery, laparoscopic surgery; Virginia Mason Hospital Seattle Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6638; Virginia Mason; University of California, San Diego, 1987/p

!--paging_filter--pThis spring, a 45-year-old poet living in Madrona experienced what she described as a fluttering heart. During a checkup, her general practitioner prescribed a 48-hour EKG device. She dutifully wore the portable monitor, and a week later, learned that her heart was perfectly healthy.

!--paging_filter--pstrongRosemary Agostini, M.D./strong, primary care sports medicine, sports concussion, exercise as medicine; Group Health Bellevue Medical Center, 11511 NE 10th St., Bellevue, 425.502.3600; Group Health Cooperative; New York Medical College, 1981/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongDavid C. Chang, M.D./strong, obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia; The Polyclinic Sleep Medicine Center, 1001 Broadway, Suite 215, Seattle, 206.860.4545; Swedish Medical Center; Indiana University, 1995/p

!--paging_filter--pTreatment of arthritis, rheumatism and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments/p
pstrongJulie L. Carkin*, M.D./strong, osteoporosis prevention and treatment, bone health; The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 250, Seattle, 206.368.6123; Northwest Hospital Medical Center; Boston University, 1987/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongSpecialty:/strong GeneticsbrstrongHospital affiliation:/strong Group HealthbrstrongbrWhat attracted you to genetics as a specialty?/strongbrGenetics crosses every subspecialty in medicine, allowing me to be both a specialist and generalist.

!--paging_filter--pThe use of radioactive equipment, including X-ray machines, to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries./p
pstrongMaria Chong, M.D./strong, Radia, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland, 425.899.1828; EvergreenHealth Medical Center; University of Washington, 1992/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongSpecialty:/strong Addiction MedicinebrstrongHospital affiliation:/strong Swedish Medical CenterbrbrstrongWhy did you choose addiction medicine as your specialty? /strongbrI trained to be a primary care provider working with underserved patients in community health centers.

!--paging_filter--pA sub-specialty of radiology that utilizes minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in most organ systems/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongSpecialty:/strong Breast medical oncologybrstrongHospital affiliation: /strongSeattle Cancer Care AlliancebrbrstrongWhat has been the biggest change in treating breast cancer in your time practicing?/strongbrWhen I started 20-plus years ago, we pretty much relied on untargeted treatments such as chemotherapy, with lots of toxicity to the whole body.

!--paging_filter--pstrongCardiac Surgery/strong/p
pAlso known as cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery includes aortic and valve surgery, artificial hearts and implantable devices, atrial fibrillation and bypass surgery, valve surgery and more./p

!--paging_filter--pSurgeons, gastroenterologists, nutritionists and psychiatrists work in weight-loss medicine, which includes supervised diet and nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes, medications and surgery to help patients achieve a healthy weight./p

!--paging_filter--pstrongCharles A. Cowan**, M.D./strong, Asperger’s syndrome; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2204; Seattle Children’s; Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 1968/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongHugh Allen**, M.D./strong, spinal pain, cancer pain, regional anesthesia; Group Health, Capitol Hill campus, 201 16th Ave. E, Seattle, 206.326.3000; Group Health Cooperative, Group Health Bellevue Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Southern California, 1988/p

!--paging_filter--pPediatricians focusing on the medical, psychological and social challenges during the transition from childhood to adulthood/p

!--paging_filter--pstrongAndrew Ayars, M.D/strong., drug allergy, mast cell–mediated disease, primary immunodeficiency; UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4615, UW Eastside Specialty Center,nbsp; 3100 Northup Way, Bellevue, 877.520.5000; UWMC, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Saint Louis University, 2006/p

!--paging_filter--pFamily medicine doctors focusing on helping people overcome repetitive disorders, such as drug and alcohol dependency and eating disorders/p

!--paging_filter--pPoor Bertha, she deserved better. Bertha Knight Landes, that is. She was Seattle’s first and only woman mayor. In fact, she was the first female mayor of a major American city. She served from 1926 to 1928. Prior to that, she was president of the City Council and involved in many good government organizations in town.

!--paging_filter--pWe asked our cover doctors a number of questions, everything from how they knew they had chosen the right vocationstrong /strongto lessons they wish their patients would take to heart. Read on for more insight from these top-notch docs. brstrongbrMarquis Hart, M.D./strongbremSurgeon; Director, Organ Transplant Program, Swedish Medical Center/em/p

!--paging_filter--pNever eat red berries. Did you hear this as a kid? Abide by it still? If so, like many a Northwesterner, you’re missing out on one of our prettiest wild fruits in the woods, the luminous, globe-shaped red huckleberry. Sometimes it’s nearly fuchsia; other times, paler salmon with a slight translucence; at peak ripeness, it might be an enflamed scarlet.