Birchfield George R

George R. Birchfield, MD


Specialties
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Accepting New Patients
21632 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA 98026
425-673-8300
425-673-8301

General Information


Biography

Additional Information

Dr. Birchfield traveled from the Arizona Cancer Center to Seattle in 1991. Both his father and grandfather were physicians in Seattle, so returning to Washington was like coming home.

According to Dr. Birchfield, "To be a good oncologist, you need to be a good internist first -- a good all-around doctor as well as a cancer specialist."

When not in the clinic, Dr. Birchfield enjoys being with his family, participating in sports, outdoor activities and coaching children's athletic teams.

"I do everything I can to make each patient more comfortable -- physicially and emotionally. One is just as important as the other."


 

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Dr. Birchfield was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (2012)

Nearly 4,500 physicians, nurses and physician assistants in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones.

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Specialties
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Education Background
Medical School: University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Residency: University Of Utah
Languages
  • English

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • amyloidosis
  • anemia
  • b12 deficiency anemia
  • bone tumor
  • brain neoplasms
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer survivorship
  • colorectal malignancy
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • head and neck cancer care
  • hellp syndrome
  • hemochromatosis
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • hereditary spherocytosis
  • histiocytosis
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hypogammaglobulinemia
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • leukemia
  • leukopenia
  • lymphoma
  • maternal hematologic disorders
  • myelodysplasia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • neutropenia
  • pancytopenia
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • petechiae
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • polycythemia
  • pulmonary metastases
  • purpura
  • renal cancer
  • rh incompatibility
  • sarcoma
  • secondary polycythemia
  • splenomegaly
  • teratogen exposure
  • testicular cancer
  • thalassemia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • thrombophilia
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • unknown primary cancer

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (66 Ratings, 14 Comments)

100

08/07/2016
ALways personable and kind.
100

07/19/2016
All experience was very good.
80

07/06/2016
Again, he always seems to be running late in his appointments so they feel hurried and hastened.
100

07/04/2016
Honest, clean answers, thanks you.
100

06/26/2016
aexcellent dr.Always leave with a handwritten list of followup to do and plan to ease upset stomach. Highest level of confidence in Birchfield.
100

05/24/2016
I've had 7-8 drs. for cancer over 3 years and Dr. Birchfield is the only consistent positive dr. experience I've had.
100

05/02/2016
Dr. Birchfield (& staff) are the best - I always mention him to anyone I know that has cancer or needs an ongoing physician.
100

04/29/2016
Dr Birchfield seems genuinely concerned about my health and comfort in dealing with health issues. He gives me options for treatment, doesn't order unnecessary tests and answers all questions fully.
100

03/15/2016
Dr B is the best - it is always a reassuring visit and I know he has my best at heart. Even though we have to deal with cancer - I know he is taking best care of me.
90

02/25/2016
My original oncologist left so Dr. Birchfield is new to me but he was especially good at trying to get treatments back to back if possible to save patients more trips for treatment.
90

02/14/2016
It was one of the best.
100

11/22/2015
Dr Birchfield addresses all questions & concerns, is knowledgeable and and always professional.
100

11/16/2015
Always extremely good care. Nurses who do the chemo are the best, very kind, professional.
100

11/15/2015
Dr. Birchfield is personable and knowledgeable. He explains wells and takes time to get to know me personally.
21632 Highway 99

Edmonds, WA 98026
425-673-8301
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