Biography & Education

I believe in combining a patient-centered approach with professional surgical care. I am here to listen and understand your surgical issues, answer your questions, address your concerns, and formulate a plan of care that is medically sound while accounting for your personal needs.
Additional Information

Dr. Florence was recognized in Seattle Metroplitan magazine's annual Top Doctors and Nurse Practitioners feature. (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

News Release

Dr. Florence was named a "Top Doctor" in Seattle Magazine (2013)

Surveys were mailed to physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones.

News Release

  • General Surgery
Education Background
Medical School Emory University
Residency University of Washington
  • English
Professional Associations
American College of Surgeons, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, North Pacific Surgical Association, Washington State Chapter ACS, Seattle Surgical Society
Personal Interests
Biking, Skiing

Care Locations

Swedish Surgical Specialists
1221 Madison
Suite 1411
Seattle 98104
Fax (206) 386-6706
Monday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1221 Madison St.
Arnold Pavilion, Suite 1401 and 1411
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-386-6706
Accepted Insurances
  • Call office
Accepted Payment Methods
Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, Payment Plan
Accepting Medicaid



  • General Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Blood Management Techniques
  • Cholecystectomy (Laproscopic)
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgeons


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 (42 Ratings, 7 Comments)


Truly felt uncomfortable. This Doctor made reference to my size and led me to believe I wasn't going to get the best care because I am over weight. Very disappointing.
Swedish Patient

Extremely helpful. I (the daughter) had a LOT of questions.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Florence is a wonderful doctor.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Florence is extremely talented. The best!
Swedish Patient

Very good experience over all.
Swedish Patient

Excellent experience.
Swedish Patient

Very nice.
Swedish Patient