Bjorn Krane
Bjorn B. Krane, M.D.

Bjorn B. Krane, M.D.

Bjorn B. Krane, M.D.
Specialty

Neurology

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Clinical Neurophysiology

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

cash, credit card

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Philosophy of Care

Minimize use of prescription medications if possible

Personal Interests

Music, Theater, Dance

Medical School

University of Oregon

Residency

Rush University

Fellowship(s)

University of Chicago

Board Certifications

ABPN

Languages:

English

Professional Associations:

AAN

From the onset of our working relationship, I expend a great deal of time and effort to educate each patient about their disease or condition.  I have discovered that sending patients to skilled therapists combined with encouraging patients to make healthy changes in lifestyle results in patients who are healthier and ultimately far less reliant on medications. 

Healthcare Reform

Currently, we are spending 20% of our GDP on healthcare (4% for medicare, 1.5% for Medicaid, 14.5% for private insurance). This means that one out of five dollars is spent on health care. Insurance premiums have increased by 73% just since 2000 (currently the average premium is $10,800) while wages have only increased 15%.

I just read a brief interview with Clairborne Johnston, MD in the June issue of Neurology Reviews. He said, “Since 1970, there has been an 18-fold increase in the cost of health care in the US and per patient spending is expected to cost $12,000 a year by 2015. Despite this, there is almost no measurable improvement in health with the average life expectancy not changing much over the last century. At this rate, all GDP will to go to health care by 2045.”

Clearly we cannot spend ALL dollars on health care in the year 2045. Something will change before then. Here are some ideas that I have culled from various sources over the past decade of debate on this controversial topic.

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Offices

Seattle Neurology, PS
1530 N 115th St #302
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-368-6876
Fax: 206-368-9000

I also have a satellite office in downtown Bellevue.


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