Top Doctors 2020: Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians
By Danielle Hayden and Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. April 5, 2020
This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.
These specialists provide medical care for people with serious illnesses, focusing on relief from related symptoms and stress.
Ellyn M. Lee, M.D., palliative care, geriatric medicine; Swedish Palliative Care and Symptom Management, 1221 Madison St., Suite 200, Seattle, 206.386.2126; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill
Hope A. Wechkin, M.D.,** palliative care; EvergreenHealth Palliative Care, 12303 NE 130th Lane, Kirkland, 425.899.3224; EvergreenHealth
A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:
DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.
* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.
Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Top Doctor. To learn how doctors are selected, please click here.
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