Biography & Education

Education Background
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Infectious Diseases
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
King County Medical Society; Washington State Medical Association; American Society for Microbiology; Alpha Omega Alpha

Care Locations

Minor & James Medical
First Hill Medical Building
515 Minor Ave., Suite 300
Seattle 98104
Fax 206-386-9605
Monday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wednesday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Thursday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Infectious Disease
  • Travel Medicine / Immunizations

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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 (110 Ratings, 11 Comments)

100

11/08/2015
Great job of determining problem & solving with medication. Pain gone in 2 days (could hardly walk when I came in).
Swedish Patient
100

10/27/2015
In fact, I have recommended Dr. Cairns to my spouse [...]
Swedish Patient
100

10/14/2015
Dr cairns is simply the best. My mom, daughter and I are all his patients because we love him and he gives us such exceptional care. He is brilliant ,knowledgeable ,caring ,compassionate ,always gracious kind ,and friendly. He listens ,he explains ,is respectful ,always delightful in his interactions ,so positive and helpful. You leave after spending time with him feeling so much better because he is such a happy, hopeful, joyous person and fun. His kindness and care makes him an excellent dr you can tell he loves what he does, he loves his patients, he has a passion for medicine and healing. I'm so impressed with him and feel he is a gift and blessed by his presence as my provider so very grateful for his outstanding care.
Swedish Patient
100

10/13/2015
I always feel confident and informed after a visit with Dr. Cairns.
Swedish Patient
100

10/01/2015
Dr Cairns is phenomenal, patient, and inspires confidence.
Swedish Patient
100

10/01/2015
Dr. Cairns is a fine doctor!
Swedish Patient
100

09/22/2015
The care has been very good overall and I have been seeing said physician for 15 years.
Swedish Patient
100

09/07/2015
Dr. Carns has earned my confidence and loyalty during the past 20 years.
Swedish Patient
100

08/25/2015
I can say nothing negative about Dr. Cairns or his staff. I always feel valued and that my concerns and questions are addressed fully and thoughtfully.
Swedish Patient
100

08/12/2015
Dr Cairns is an exemplary provider and has always been responsive to my questions and concerns.
Swedish Patient
100

08/05/2015
Dr. Michael Cairns has been my primary care physician for almost 20 years and I would not consider going to a different doctor. [...]
Swedish Patient