Many Swedish-Affiliated Practitioners Named to Seattle Magazine's 2007 Top Doctors List

Many Swedish-Affiliated Practitioners Named to Seattle Magazine's 2007 Top Doctors List

SEATTLE, Sept. 1, 2007 - As it has for many years, Seattle magazine's September 2007 issue once again features their annual Top Doctors list. This year's list features information on 372 local practitioners, 126 of which are credentialed to practice at Swedish.

In fact, a picture of Swedish-affiliated allergist Arvinder Mokha, M.D., who practices at The Polyclinic, made the front cover of this month's issue.

Seattle magazine's Top Doctors list was the result of responses they received to a survey mailed to more than 11,000 physicians and complementary health-care providers in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. Their mailing list came from a national provider of such lists and was verified by Seattle magazine for its inclusiveness.

According to the magazine, the survey asked physicians and complementary health-care providers to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones in 63 specialty areas, regardless of hospital, clinic or health-plan affiliation.

Response rate to the survey was approximately 8 percent, and more than 4,100 physicians were nominated. Those whose names appeared most often in each specialty are the ones listed in the issue.

All providers included were contacted and asked to supply information regarding their training, where they practice, additional specialties, hospital affiliations and career achievements. Magazine staff also checked with the Washington State Department of Health to make sure all professionals listed were in good standing as they went to print. (Consumers can check out providers on their own by visiting and clicking on "Provider Credential Search.")

The magazine's 'How we conducted our survey' section concludes by saying, "While Seattle magazine's list is comprehensive, it's not exhaustive. There were many well-qualified providers who are not included. We are confident, however, that those listed in the magazine are among the best in their specialty areas."

To access the list on Seattle magazine's Web site, click here.

Here is a list (in alphabetical order by last name) of the Swedish-affiliated physicians included in this year's list.

Paul Abdallah, M.D., Internal Medicine
Ken Anderson, M.D., Family Practice
Ralph Aye, M.D., Esophageal, Thoracic Surgery
Todd Barnett, M.D., Oncology, Radiation
Richard Billingham, M.D., Colorectal Surgery
John Blasko, M.D., Prostate Cancer, Radiation
Karen Bohmke, M.D., Gynecology, Obstetrics
Emily Bradley, M.D., Urology
Frances Broyles, M.D., Endocrinology and Metabolism
Mark Burns, M.D., Urology (Pediatric)
Werner Cadera, M.D., Opthalmology (Pediatric)
Evan Cantini, M.D., Physical, Medicne and Rehabilitation
Julie Carkin, M.D., Rheumatology
Ann Champoux, M.D., Pediatrics (General)
Maria Chong, M.D., Radiology
Elizabeth Choy, M.D., Opthalmology
Phillip Chapman, M.D., Urology
Felix Chu, M.D., Ear, Nose and Throat
Richard Clarfeld, M.D., Oncology, Breast Surgery
Stephen Clark, M.D., Ear, Nose and Throat
Robin Cole, M.D., Gynecology
Clark Coler, M.D., Hospitalist
David Corwin, M.D., Pathology
Steven Counter, M.D., General Surgery
James Crutcher, M.D., Joint Replacement Surgery
Peter Demopulos, M.D., Cardiology
Tim Dewhurst, M.D., Cardiology
Charles Drescher, M.D., Gynecologic Cancers
Michael Florence, M.D., General Surgery
Daniel Flugstad, M.D., Surgery, Orthopedic
Daniel Froese, M.D., Surgery, Colon and Rectal
David Gartman, M.D., Surgery, Cardiothoracic
David Gilbert, M.D., Gastroenterology
Michael Gilbert, M.D., Opthalmologhy
Kim Gittere-Abson, M.D., Dermatology
Philip Gold, M.D., Oncology, Colorectal and Medical
William Hammond, M.D., Hematology
Elena Hannon, M.D., Obstetrics
Brad Harris, M.D., Internal Medicine
Michael Hayden, M.D., Internal Medicine
Shannon Heitritter, M.D., Endocrinology, Metabolism
Lee Hickok, M.D., Fertility
Wallace Hodges, M.D., Eating Disorders
Lawrence Holland, M.D., Orthopedics
Jon Huseby, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Critical Care
Margaret Hutchison, M.D., Gynecology
Tracy Johannsen, M.D., Obstetrics
Kaj Johansen, M.D., Surgery, Vascular
Greg John, M.D., Internal Medicine
Henry Kaplan, M.D., Oncology
Carleton Keck, M.D., Hand Surgery
Michael Kelly, M.D., Nephrology
Charles Keith Kyser, M.D., Radiology
Thomas King, M.D., Internal Medicine
Gad Kletter, M.D., Endocrinology, Metabolism (Pediatric)
Ronald Krivosha, D.P.M., Podiatry
Jeffrey Kyllo, M.D., Plastic, Cosmetic Surgery
Daniel Labriola, N.D., Naturopathy
Frederick Leaf, M.D., Dermatology
Steven Lewis, M.D., Gastroenterology
V. Maxim Lucero, M.D., Anesthesiology (Pediatric)
David Luthy, M.D., Maternal-Fetal Medicine
William Marks, M.D., Transplantation
Pamela McDonald, M.D., Family Practice
Scott McIntyre, M.D., Family Practice
Brian McKillop, M.D., Opthalmology
Steven Medwell, M.D., Oncology, Surgery, Colon and Rectal
Linda Mihalov, M.D., Gynecology
Vivek Mehta, M.D., Oncology, Rectal, Lung, Radiation
Arvinder Mokha, M.D., Allergies, Immunology
Rex Ochi, M.D., Nephrology
Keith Paige, M.D., Plastic, Cosmetic Surgery
George Pappas, M.D., Pulmonary Medicine
Ralph Pascualy, M.D., Sleep Medicine
Niraj Patel, M.D., Opthalmology
John Patz, D.O., Addiction Medicine
Christopher Pepin, M.D., Internal Medicine
Diana Perkinson, M.D., Nephrology
William Peters, M.D., Gynecologic Cancers, Surgery
Edmond Raker, M.D., Vascular Surgery
Patricia Raymer, M.D., Family Practice
Kristine Rinn, M.D., Oncology
Kathy Risse, M.D., Pediatrics
Embra Roper, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Critical Care
Ralph Rossi, M.D., Internal Medicine
Udo Schmiedl, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology
Pamela Sheets, M.D., Rheumatology
Robbie Sherman, M.D., Family Practice
Martin Siegel, M.D., Travel Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Tanya Sorensen, M.D., maternal-Fetal Medicine
Jayashree Srinivasan, M.D., Surgery, Neurological
Kathleen Stickney, M.D., Ear, Nose and Throat
Terrence Sweeney, M.D., Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Swee Lian Tan, M.D., Surgery, Vascular
David Tauben, M.D., Pain Management
Robert Telzrow, M.D., Pediatrics
David Tempest, M.D., Rehabilitation
Ronald Tickman, M.D., Pathology
Jane Todaro, M.D., Gastroenterology (Pediatric)
Michael Tomberg, M.D., Family Practice
Erik Torgerson, M.D., Urology
Jane Uhlir, M.D., Fertility, Gynecology
Eric Vallieres, M.D., Thoracic Surgery
Curtis Veal Jr., M.D., Emergency Medicine, Critical Care
Brien Vlcek, M.D., Neurology (Pediatric)
Jim Walsh, M.D., Addiction Medicine
David Weidig, M.D., Hospitalist
Drew Welk, M.D., Plastic, Cosmetic Surgery
Howard West, M.D., Thoracic and Genitourinary Oncology
Roman Wong, M.D., Vascular Surgery
Ian Wright, M.D., Anesthesiology
John Wynn, M.D., Psychiatry
Jon Younger, M.D., Geriatric Medicine
Sherri Zorn, M.D., Pediatrics (General)


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