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.
Education Background
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine
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
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Adult Medicine


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.

4.7 out of 5 (153 Ratings, 10 Comments)


Dr Efird has the best bed manners, if you call it that, of any Dr I've seen this year & I have seen 4 Drs this year. Exstreamly patient & speaks very well so you understand his message.
Swedish Patient

Dr Efird is the best doctor I ever had
Swedish Patient

Dr Efird is wonderful. A kind, caring human being.
Swedish Patient

In hindsight, I would had rather known more about the possible side effects or reactions to the medicine given at the time of the appointment.
Swedish Patient

Been with him for many many years. Have great respect for Dr. Efird & very comfortable with him.
Swedish Patient

Excellent service, very professional
Swedish Patient

I am lucky having Dr. Alex Efird as my Internal Medicine doctor.
Swedish Patient

This appointment was my first with this doctor.....we recently moved to Seattle and wanted to establish a relationship with a doctor and Dr. Efrid fulfilled all our criteria. He was thorough, asked questions and listened to our questions and answered them all. We were very happy with this appointment and our choice of Dr. Efrid.
Swedish Patient

I am very confident in the care that I am receiving from Dr. Efird.
Swedish Patient

I like the new idea of e-mailing the Dr. anytime. When I did this a few days after my appt. the Dr. responded the same day.
Swedish Patient