Alex C. Efird, MD


Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
515 Minor Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-9500
206-386-9605

General Information


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.

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Adult Medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

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 (263 Ratings, 33 Comments)

20

07/19/2016
Waste of time. I'll be moving on to another provider.
100

07/04/2016
Dr. Alex Efird is a very good physician he is my primary doctor for the last 10 years [...] Dr. Alex Efird is a very good and efficient doctor and if an emergency arise he always try to fit you in usually the same day he always go beyond the call of duty to help his customers I have the greatest respect for Dr. Efird.
100

06/29/2016
Excellent experience
90

06/28/2016
No problems.
100

06/21/2016
Efird is a great doc and I have sent several coworkers his way. They are all happy with him.
100

06/15/2016
provider professional and very knowledgeable
100

06/14/2016
Efird is a wonderful, caring, very smart, and well trained doctor.
90

05/18/2016
Dr Efird has been my primary care physician for many years. He's always on time and openly interested in me during each appointment. Never dismissive' always listens well and explains things thoroughly.
100

05/11/2016
It would be a pleasure to recommend Dr. Efrid and/or the clinic.
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.
80

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

03/20/2016
I did not receive any results from my blood test. X-ray, etc.
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.
100

03/09/2016
Excellent Doctor. Top notch
90

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

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

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

02/13/2016
Dr. Efird explained everything in detail and was very easy to talk to
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.
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! [...]
100

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/15/2015
Dr Efird is wonderful. A kind, caring human being.
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.
100

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

10/13/2015
Excellent service, very professional
90

09/28/2015
I am lucky having Dr. Alex Efird as my Internal Medicine doctor.
515 Minor Ave.

Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-9605
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