Biography & Education

To paraphrase the German philosopher Goethe �He (or she) who does not take time for health will soon make time for sickness�. My goal is to help patients stay healthy using as little medicine as possible by using appropriate screening to find diseases early when they are easier to treat, and by helping patients identify which behaviors they can change to improve their health.
Additional Information

• American Medical Association • King County Medical Society • Washington State Medical Association • Alpha Omega Alpha • Dean’s Scholar Award, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA quarterly 1997~1998

Dr. Efird was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Nearly 4,000 physicians, nurses and physician assistants in King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties nominated colleagues they would choose to treat themselves and their loved ones.

  • Internal medicine
Education Background
Medical School University of Southern California, CA
Residency University of Washington, WA
Fellowship University of Washington, WA
  • English
Personal Interests
As a native of the northwest, I love hiking & camping. I like cooking, gardening, travel and reading history & novels. I�m an avid runner. Most of all I enjoy spending time with my wife & 2 daughters.

Care Locations

Minor & James Medical
First Hill Medical Building
515 Minor Ave., Suite 300
Seattle 98104
Fax 206-386-9605
Monday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Request An Appointment Online
Accepted Insurances
  • AARP (American Assoc Retired Persons)
  • Aetna Standard
  • Aetna indemnity
  • Aetna Preferred
  • CAPP Care
  • Carpenter's Trust
  • Cigna
  • Cigna PPO
  • Connecticut General
  • CoreSource
  • First Health
  • First Choice (CIGNA)
  • Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA)
  • Hartford Insurance
  • Washington Healthcare Authority
  • John Alden
  • Johnston & Culbertson
  • KPS Health Plans
  • Labor & Industries
  • Medicare Participating
  • Medicare
  • Medicare with Supplement
  • Medicare with Assignment
  • Metropolitan Life
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Northwest Administrators
  • Pacificare of Washington
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Principal Mutual
  • Retail Clerks
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Secure Horizons
  • State Industrial Workers Comp.
  • Teamsters
  • Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health)
  • United HealthCare
  • United of Omaha
  • Welfare & Pension Admin.
  • Zenith Administrators
  • Aetna (All Product Lines)
  • Holland America Line Westours
  • One Health Plan of WA
  • Premera Blue Cross (All Product Lines)
  • Cigna (First Choice)
  • Premera Blue Cross/Health Plus
  • Premera Blue Cross Federal
  • Regence Preferred
  • Regence Standard Indemnity
  • Regence Selections
  • Regence Traditional - Boeing
  • United Healthcare Preferred
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Premera Blue Cross - Microsoft
  • Pacific Care/Secure Horizons
  • Alliant
  • Regence Federal Employees
  • Premera Blue Cross - Foundation
  • Mail Handlers
Accepted Payment Methods
Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid



  • Internal medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Adult Medicine