SEATTLE, Sept. 11, 2008 -- Dozens of Swedish-affiliated physicians were recently recognized by their peers as part of Seattle magazine's 8th-annual Top Docs survey, the results of which were published in the September issue.
According to Seattle magazine, their 2008 Top Docs list was the result of responses they received to a survey mailed to more than 11,000 physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The mailing list came from a national provider of such lists and was verified by the magazine for its inclusiveness. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones in 110 specialty areas, regardless of hospital, clinic or health-plan affiliation. More than 10,000 nominations were submitted, with more than 4,100 physicians nominated in various specialties. Those whose names appeared most often in each specialty were the ones that made the published list.
Of the 392 physicians recognized in 110 different specialties, 122 are affiliated with -- or credentialed to practice at -- Swedish. They included:
Addiction Medicine: Jim
Allergies/Immunology: Arvinder Mokha, M.D.
Pediatric Allergies/Immunology: Arvinder Mokha, M.D.
Anesthesiology: Ian H. Wright, M.D.
Pediatric Anesthesiology: V. Maxim Lucero, M.D.
Cardiology: Peter Demopulos, M.D.; Tim Dewhurst, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology: Kimberly Krabill, M.D.
Colorectal Surgery: Richard Billingham, M.D.; Daniel Froese, M.D.; Steven Medwell, M.D.
Critical Care: Jon Huseby, M.D.; George Pappas, M.D.; Embra A. Roper, M.D., Curtis Veal Jr., M.D.
Dermatology: Kim Abson, M.D.; Frederick Leaf, M.D.
Diabetes: Frances Broyles, M.D.; Shannon Heitritter, M.D.
Eating Disorders: Wallace R. Hodges, M.D.
Emergency Medicine: Robert Duncan Grundy, M.D.; Eric Mailman, M.D.
Endocrinology/Metabolism: Frances E. Broyles, M.D.; Matthew Davies, M.D.; Ken Gross, M.D.; Shannon Heitritter, M.D.
Family Practice: Patricia Raymer, M.D.; Roberta Sherman, M.D.; Michael Tomberg, M.D.
Fertility: Lee Hickok, M.D.
Gastroenterology: Richard Driscoll, M.D.; David Gilbert, M.D.
General Surgery: Steven F. Counter, M.D.; Michael Florence, M.D.; Marc Horton, M.D.
Geriatrics: Jon Younger, M.D.
Gynecology: Ann Bridges, M.D.; Robin E. Cole, M.D.; Jane Uhlir, M.D.
Hand Surgery: Carleton Keck, M.D.
Hematology: William P. Hammond, M.D.
Hospitalist: Shannon Bryan, M.D.; Clark S. Coler, M.D.
Infectious Diseases/Travel Medicine: Martin Siegel, M.D.
Internal Medicine: Bradley Harris, M.D.; Michael Hayden, M.D.; Gregory John, M.D.; Robert Kitchell, M.D.; Margo Kober, M.D.; Ralph Rossi, M.D.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine: James Harding, M.D.; David A. Luthy, M.D.; Tanya Sorensen, M.D.
Pediatric Medical Genetics: Ian Glass, M.D.
Neonatology: Richard J. Badura, M.D.; Terrence Sweeney, M.D.
Nephrology: Michael R. Kelly, M.D.; Rex F. Ochi, M.D.
Neurosurgery: Jayashree Srinivasan, M.D.
Obstetrics: Karen Bohmke, M.D.; Robin E. Cole, M.D.; Anna Daniel, M.D.; Elena Hannon, M.D.
Ophthalmology: Elizabeth Choy, M.D., Ph.D.; Robert Francis, M.D.; Harry Geggel, M.D.; Grady M. Hughes, M.D.; Niraj Patel, M.D.
Pediatric Ophthalmology: K. David Epley, M.D.
Orthopedics: Daniel L. Flugstad, M.D.; Lawrence Holland, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedics: Mark C. Dales, M.D.
Orthopedics/Joint Replacement: James Crutcher, M.D.
Otolaryngology: Felix Chu, M.D.; David W. Moore, M.D.
Pain Management: David J. Tauben, M.D.
Pathology: Steve Rostad, M.D.
Pediatrics: Ann Champoux, M.D.; Kathy Risse, M.D.; Sherri Zorn, M.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: David Tempest, M.D.
Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery: Keith Paige, M.D.; Drew Welk, M.D.
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery: Keith Paige, M.D.
Pulmonary Medicine: Jon Huseby, M.D.; George Pappas, M.D.
Radiology (Diagnostic): Bart Keogh, M.D., Ph.D.; Kristin A. Manning, M.D.; James V. Rogers III, M.D.
Radiology (Interventional): Sanjiv Parikh, M.D.
Pediatric Radiology: Greta Go, M.D.
Rheumatology: P. Scott Pollock, M.D.; Mary Wemple, M.D.
Sleep Medicine: David Chang, M.D.; Gina Chen, M.D.
Sports Medicine: Steve Anderson, M.D.
Pediatric Sports Medicine: Steve Anderson, M.D.
Thoracic Surgery: Ralph Aye, M.D.; Eric Vallieres, M.D.
Transplantation: William Marks, M.D., Ph.D.
Urology and Urological Surgery: Emily Bradley, M.D.; Phillip Chapman, M.D.
Pediatric Urology and Urological Surgery: Beth Andersen, M.D.
Vascular Surgery: Kaj Johansen, M.D., Ph.D.; Swee Lian Tan, M.D.
Oncology -- Breast Cancer (Medical): Henry Kaplan, M.D.; Kristine Rinn, M.D.
Oncology -- Colorectal Cancer (Medical): Philip Gold, M.D.
Oncology -- Colorectal Cancer (Radiation): Vivek Mehta, M.D.
Oncology -- Colorectal Cancer (Surgery): Steven Medwell, M.D.
Oncology -- Gynecologic Cancers (Medical): Charles Drescher, M.D.; William Peters III, M.D.; Saul Rivkin, M.D.
Oncology -- Gynecologic Cancers (Surgical): Pamela J. Paley, M.D.; William Peters III, M.D.
Oncology -- Lung Cancer (Medical): Henry Kaplan, M.D.
Oncology -- Lung Cancer (Radiation): Vivek Mehta, M.D.
Oncology -- Lung Cancer (Surgical): Ralph Aye, M.D.; Eric Vallieres, M.D.
Oncology -- Other Cancers (Medical): Henry Kaplan, M.D.
Oncology -- Other Cancers (Radiation): Todd Barnett, M.D.
Oncology -- Naturopathy: Dan Labriola, N.D. (Contracted provider through Swedish Cancer Institute)
In addition to these Swedish-affiliated physicians being recognized, this issue of Seattle magazine featured an article about emergency department overcrowding that included quotes from Swedish's Chief Medical Officer Nancy Auer, M.D., and an article about the Swedish Cancer Institute's ACTIVE (Addressing Cancer Through Individualized Exercise) Program that featured perspectives from physical medicine specialist David Zucker, M.D.