Top Doctors 2020: Internal Medicine

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians
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Internists focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases, usually long-term, comprehensive care. Internal medicine specialists and family medicine specialists serve as primary care physicians.

Julia Becke, M.D., women’s health, preventive medicine; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1101; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Laine M. Gawthrop, M.D., psychosomatic disorders, anxiety and depression, addiction/substance abuse; Pacific Medical Centers, Totem Lake, 12910 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Suite 101, Kirkland, 425.814.5000

Carrie Horwitch, M.D., MPH, HIV, LGBTQ care, general internal medicine; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.583.2299; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Lisa M. Ivanjack, M.D., preventive medicine, women’s health, chronic illness; Pacific Medical Centers, Canyon Park, 1909 214th St. SE, Suite 300, Bothell, 425.412.7200

James Lund, M.D.,** infectious disease, preventive medicine; Pacific Medical Centers, Totem Lake, 12910 Totem Lake Blvd., Suite 10, Kirkland, 425.814.5080; EvergreenHealth, Swedish Medical Center–Edmonds

Lisa Oswald, M.D., geriatric medicine; Pacific Medical Centers, Beacon Hill, 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, 206.326.2400; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Caroline S. Rhoads, M.D.,** preventive medicine; Adult Medicine Clinic at Harborview, 325 Ninth Ave. W, Seattle, 206.744.5865; Harborview Medical Center

Sundance Rogers, M.D., women’s health, geriatric medicine, preventive medicine; Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1344 Wintergreen Lane NE, Bainbridge, 206.842.5632; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Ralph A. Rossi, M.D.,** diabetes, hypertension; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Internal Medicine, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4693; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

John V.L. Sheffield, M.D.,** AIDS/HIV, preventive medicine; Adult Medicine Clinic at Harborview, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center

Christopher H. Smith, M.D., diabetes, nutrition, preventive medicine; Pacific Medical Centers, First Hill, 1101 Madison St., Suite 301, Seattle, 206.505.1101; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Paul A. Smith, M.D., internal medicine, primary care; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.583.2299; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Sam R. Taagen, M.D.,** preventive medicine, acute and chronic conditions, sports medicine; The Polyclinic Madison Center, Internal Medicine, 904 Seventh Ave., Seattle, 206.860.4562; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

 

Credentials
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.

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