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Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors 2015

The 459 best physicians in the Puget Sound region as chosen by their peers

Top Doctors 2015: Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Kevin Beshlian, M.D., breast reconstruction, skin cancer reconstruction; The Polyclinic, Nordstrom Tower, 1229 Madison St., Suite 1600, Seattle, 206.860.4680; Swedish Medical Center; University of Virginia, 1978 Otway Louie, M.D., breast reconstruction, microsurgery; Reconstructive Surgery Center at UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4477; UW Medical Center (University of Washington associate professor, Division of…

Top Doctors 2015: Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery

Dan Downey, M.D., cosmetic surgery of the face, body and breasts, skin cancer and melanoma treatment, reconstruction of the face and body, breast cancer reconstruction; Downey Plastic Surgery, McMurray Medical Building, 1536 N 115th St., Suite 105, Seattle, 206.368.1160; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital; University of Washington, 1983 Frank…

Top Doctors 2015: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jeffery Fitzthum, M.D., pain management; Washington Center for Pain Management, 1900 116th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Bellevue, 425.774.1538; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Oregon Health & Science University, 1989 Andrew Friedman, M.D., rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, electrodiagnostic medicine, back pain; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6746; Virginia Mason; University of Michigan, 1991 Margaret…

Top Doctors 2015: Pediatric Medicine

Matthew W. Allen, M.D., Ballard Pediatrics, 7554 15th Ave. NW, Seattle, 206.783.9300; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1998 Daniel Delgado,** M.D., feeding dynamics, pediatric obesity; Group Health Puyallup Medical Center, 1007 39th Ave. SE, 253.435.3100; Group Health Cooperative, St. Joseph Medical Center, MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital (for newborn care); University of…

Top Doctors 2015: Palliative Care

These specialists provide medical care for people with serious illnesses, focusing on relief from related symptoms and stress Kerry Eby,* M.D., internal medicine; Overlake Hospitalist Practice, 1035 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425.688.5072; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; University of Washington, 2001 Caroline J. Hurd,* M.D., primary palliative and supportive care clinic, inpatient palliative care consultation service;…

How We Conducted our 2015 Top Doctors Survey

Our 15th annual Top Doctors list is the result of more than nearly 15,000 nominations gathered through our comprehensive, controlled, peer-to-peer survey process. Data collection and evaluation was managed by Bellevue-based GMA Research, working in partnership with Seattle-based CHCS Internet Development and Seattle magazine. With more than 30 years of experience, GMA ( uses a…


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