Biography & Education

Biography
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.
Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
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
Languages
  • 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

515 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-233-7320
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Adult Medicine

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.

4.6 out of 5 (237 Ratings, 27 Comments)

80

03/20/2016
I reported sporadic shooting pain [...] & was told is due to arthritis. - no recommendations! Subsequently I consulted w/Dr. [...] & am presently being treated & under his care.
Swedish Patient
80

03/20/2016
I appreciated that he saw me, even though I was late due to traffic.
Swedish Patient
70

03/20/2016
I did not receive any results from my blood test. X-ray, etc.
Swedish Patient
90

03/16/2016
Dr Alex Efird is very easy to talk with about any medical issue regardless of sensitivity. I feel that he cares about whatever issue one might have. I feel his "bedside manners" are the best.
Swedish Patient
100

03/09/2016
Excellent Doctor. Top notch
Swedish Patient
90

03/08/2016
I have had Alex Efird as my "PGP" for a number of years & we have a good working relationship.
Swedish Patient
90

03/01/2016
Dr. Efird replaced Dr. [...] at his retirement as my PCP. Efird is smart, efficient and we seem to communicate effectively. […] The occasional bump in the road has always been satisfactorily resolved. [...]
Swedish Patient
90

02/23/2016
I have already recently recommended Dr. Efird to a friend.
Swedish Patient
100

02/21/2016
Dr. Efird is an outstanding physician in every regard.
Swedish Patient
100

02/13/2016
Dr. Efird explained everything in detail and was very easy to talk to
Swedish Patient
80

02/11/2016
Follow-up care (after test results came back) has been very poor - only letters sent in mail, no phone calls with discussions/ answering my questions. This is BAD.
Swedish Patient
80

01/03/2016
Dr. Efird is an excellent, conscientious physician. This particular visit, he perhaps didn't go over my condition as fully as he might have - but to be fair he squeezed me into his schedule on Xmas eve and cut into his vacation to do so! [...]
Swedish Patient
100

12/29/2015
Dr. Efird is very approachable and great to work with.
Swedish Patient
100

12/22/2015
Having retired from 40 yrs in health care, Alex is one of the few physicians I trust.
Swedish Patient
90

12/17/2015
some difficulty getting test results released and then explained.
Swedish Patient
100

12/16/2015
I have already recommended Dr Efird to two close associates of mine
Swedish Patient
90

12/01/2015
I would recommend the doctor highly, he's very qualified [...]
Swedish Patient
100

11/25/2015
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
100

11/19/2015
Dr Efird is the best doctor I ever had
Swedish Patient
100

11/15/2015
Dr Efird is wonderful. A kind, caring human being.
Swedish Patient
90

10/25/2015
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
100

10/14/2015
Been with him for many many years. Have great respect for Dr. Efird & very comfortable with him.
Swedish Patient
100

10/13/2015
Excellent service, very professional
Swedish Patient
90

09/28/2015
I am lucky having Dr. Alex Efird as my Internal Medicine doctor.
Swedish Patient
90

09/01/2015
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
90

08/30/2015
I am very confident in the care that I am receiving from Dr. Efird.
Swedish Patient
100

08/23/2015
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