Top Doctors 2018: Rheumatology

Part of our 18th annual list of the region's best physicians

This article appears in print in the April 2018 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.

17 Years Julie L. Carkin, M.D.,* osteoporosis, inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis; The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, 10330 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 250, Seattle, 206.668.6123; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center; Boston University School of Medicine, 1987 

Shaila H. Gala, M.D., arthritis; The Everett Clinic, Rheumatology, 3901 Hoyt Ave., Everett, 425.339.5445; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia, 2000 

10 Years 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; Baylor College of Medicine, 1984 

Jennifer D. Gorman, M.D., general rheumatology, inflammatory arthritis, spondyloarthritis; The Polyclinic, Rheumatology, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.2244; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1995 

Richard A. Neiman, M.D., 11417 124th Ave. NE, Suite 103, Kirkland, 425.899.1664; EvergreenHealth; George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 1978


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