Top Doctors 2020: Rheumatology
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.
Rheumatologists treat arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments.
Julie L. Carkin, M.D., osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis; Seattle Arthritis Clinic, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 250, Seattle, 206.668.6123; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Gregory C. Gardner, M.D., inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis; Rheumatology Clinic at University of Washington Medicine–Roosevelt, 4245 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 206.598.6285; University of Washington Medical Center
Jennifer D. Gorman, M.D., lupus/SLE,
inflammatory arthritis, spondyloarthritis; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Rheumatology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2244; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill
Mary Wemple, M.D., rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disorders, osteoporosis; Pacific Medical Centers, Beacon Hill, DXA Bone Scan and Rheumatology, 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, 206.505.1001; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill, Virginia Mason Medical Center
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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