Erik Torgerson
Erik L. Torgerson, M.D.

Erik L. Torgerson, M.D.

Erik L. Torgerson, M.D.

Urology, Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Blood Management Techniques, Endourology, Erectile Dysfunction, Female Recurrent UTI, Female Urology, Genital Warts, Genitourinary Pathology, Impotence, Incontinence, Incontinence (Female), Infertility, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones (Lithotripsy), Lithotripsy, Nephrolithinsis, Prostate Cancer, Prostate Disease/Ultrasound, Prostate Surgery, Prostate/BPH Treatment, Prostatic Obstruction, Renal Failure, Seed Implantation - Prostate, Sexual Difficulties, Sexual Dysfunction - Male, Stone Disease, Stress Incontinence (Females), Testicle Cancer, Transurethral Microwave Thermo, Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy, Ureteral, Bladder and Urethral Repairs, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stone Disease, Urinary Tract Infections, Urologic Oncology, Urology, Vasectomy, Vasectomy - No scalpel, Vasectomy Reversals

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: No
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, Payment Plan, Discover Card

Insurance Accepted:

AARP (American Assoc Retired Persons), Aetna Standard, Aetna Preferred, Aetna Point of Service, Concept Administrators, Carpenter's Trust, Cigna, Cigna PPO, Commercial-private policy, Connecticut General, CoreSource, Equicor, First Health, First Choice (CIGNA), Grays Harbor Medical, Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA), Hartford Insurance, Washington Healthcare Authority, First Choice/Health Washington, Indian Health Services, Integrated Network Systems, John Alden, John Hancock, Kitsap County Medical, KPS Health Plans, Labor & Industries, MassMutual, Medicare Participating, Medicare (Aetna), Medicare, Medicare with Supplement, Medicare with Assignment, Mutual of Omaha, Network Management, Northwest Administrators, Northwest Benefit Network, Northwest National Life, Other Commercial Insurance, Options Healthcare, Pacificare Point of Service, Pacificare of Washington, Physicians Mutual Insurance, Private Healthcare Systems, Principal Mutual, Prucare, Prudential, Pru-Net PPO, Other Private Insurance, Private Insurance, Retail Clerks, Railroad Medicare, Secure Horizons, Skagit County Medical Bureau, Teamsters, Travelers, United Administrators, Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health), United HealthCare, United Northwest Services, United of Omaha, United Physicians of WA, USA Health Network, West Grocers, Washington Physician Services, Zenith Administrators, Aetna (All Product Lines), Champus/Tricare (Health Net Federal Services), NorthwestOne, One Health Plan of WA, Premera Blue Cross (All Product Lines), Regence Blue Shield (All Product Lines), StayWell Insurance (Guam), United Networks (United Healthcare), Cigna (First Choice), First Choice/Boeing, First Choice/Costco, First Choice Health Plan - HMO, First Choice Preferred/Triple Option, Premera Blue Cross/Health Plus, Premera Blue Cross Federal, Regence Preferred, Regence Standard Indemnity, Regence Selections, Regence Traditional - Boeing, United Healthcare Preferred, United Healthcare Standard, Aetna Federal, Aetna/US Healthcare Pt. of Svc., First Choice Health Network, Guardian, Health Net, Tricare Extra, Aetna/US Healthcare Mgd. Choice, Aetna Preferred Prov. Org., Pacific Medical Centers, Kitsap Physician Service, Premera Blue Cross - Microsoft, Options, Pacific Care/Secure Horizons, Alliant, Regence Federal Employees, Aetna/US Healthcare Standard, First Choice Preferred, Uninsured - will pay cash, Premera Blue Cross - Foundation, Mail Handlers, Great West

Additional Information:

Internship:University of California at Los Angeles, CA Undergraduate degree: Trinity University, TX

Philosophy of Care

My practice philosophy is that patients should play an integral role in the doctor-patient relationship. I believe patients should make treatment decisions based on the facilitation and education provided by their physician. Because I value my patients' time and effort in visiting me, I make every effort to see them in a timely manner, often the same week of their request.

Personal Interests

My personal interests include sports and travel.

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine


University of California at Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications


Additional Information:

Internship:University of California at Los Angeles, CA Undergraduate degree: Trinity University, TX

Providing personalized care and individualized treatment plans for patients

Recently, I met with a patient who was diagnosed with localized prostate cancer at a local urology office. He came to Swedish seeking a second opinion for the treatment of his prostate cancer. In doing this, he explained to me that after the diagnosis of his prostate cancer, he was referred to a website to review the available options for the management of prostate cancer and was given very little guidance by the urologist who made the diagnosis. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario in situations where the diagnosing urologist may not have all of the available treatment options at his or her disposal. In discussing this with him afterwards, he felt that the urologist was only interested in making a diagnosis but had no concern over his treatment choice and he felt very confused.

The patient and I sat down together in a 45 minute consultation visit to discuss his diagnosis. As I do with all of my patients recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, we covered the diagnosis, the available treatment options, and the relative risks of each so that he could make an informed decision. I feel fortunate to practice in a place that offers state-of-the-art therapy for prostate cancer by multiple modalities. At Swedish, we have ....

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