Top Doctors 2017: Rheumatology


Rheumatologists treat arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments.

16 Years: Julie L. Carkin, M.D., osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis; The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 250, Seattle, 206.368.6123; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Boston University, 1987
Shaila H. Gala, M.D., The Everett Clinic, 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 425.339.5445; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Medical College of Georgia, 2000 
Philip J. Mease, M.D., arthritis, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis; Seattle Rheumatology Associates, 601 Broadway, Suite 600, Seattle, 206.386.2000; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill campus, Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill campus; Stanford University, 1977
Richard A. Neiman, M.D., EvergreenHealth Urology & Urogynecology Care, 11911 NE 132nd St., Suite 100, Kirkland, 425.899.1664; EvergreenHealth; George Washington University, 1978
Mark H. Wener, M.D., Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus), autoimmune disease, scleroderma; University of Washington Medical Center, Rheumatology, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, second floor, Seattle, 206.598.6285; University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center; Washington University, St. Louis, 1974

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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. The list of 412 physicians, in more than 66 specialties, on the following pages is the result of those recommendations.

Andrew Inglis, M.D., airway disorders, voice disorders, laryngeal stenosis, respiratory papillomatosis; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Otolaryngology, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle 206.987.2105; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Univer

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Hower Kwon, M.D., autism spectrum disorders, anxiety & mood disorders, ADD/ADHD; Bellevue Child Behavior Center, 365 118th Ave.