Biography & Education

Biography

Position Summary MD
Additional Information

Dr. Gierke was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Magazine (2014).

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


About General Neurology at SNI

Neurologists at Cherry Hill provide consultative evaluations and diagnoses, develop treatment plans and follow patients over time. A key element of the program is the close partnership between a neurologist at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) and a patient’s primary-care physician, the individual who is essential to long-term monitoring and regular routine follow up.

The specialists at Cherry Hill are able to evaluate and treat the broad spectrum of neurologic disease, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, tremors, dementia and headache. Additionally, they are fellowship-trained in electromyography (EMG) and, therefore, have added expertise in the study and treatment of neuromuscular diseases, such as Guillain Barr� and other neuropathies, ALS and carpal tunnel syndrome. The program accepts referrals to perform EMG studies or to take on a more comprehensive role of performing the study, and diagnosing and treating the patient.


Recorded CME Presentation

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) A Working Clinical Approach to the Challenges of Diagnosis Treatment and Care
September 14, 2012

Specialties
  • Neurology
Education Background
Medical School University of Washington
Residency Neurology, University of Washington
Fellowship Electrodiagnostic Medicine, University of Washington
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

550 17th Ave.
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98122
Swedish Neuroscience Specialists
550 17th Ave. Suite 540
Seattle 98122
Fax 206-386-2845

Specialties

Specialties
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • General Neurologists
  • Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurology
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorder

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 (91 Ratings, 16 Comments)

100

01/20/2015
Excellent personality fit for me.
Swedish Patient
100

01/18/2015
He was amazing. He was caring, a good listener, showed concern, answered questions in a way which I could understand. He spent a lot of time with me as it was a first appointment. He reviewed my MRI scan in detail and answered questions about that. I thought he was EXCELLENT and I was getting a second opinion after having met with [...]. So I really appreciated him. He is excellent.
Swedish Patient
100

01/06/2015
Absolutely would recommend without hesitation and with confidence.
Swedish Patient
100

12/13/2014
Dr. Gierke is fantastic!
Swedish Patient
90

11/06/2014
My only reluctance is recommending Dr. Gierke is related to the Seattle locatin, not the quailty of his care or his demeanor.
Swedish Patient
100

10/15/2014
Dr. Gierke is a gem. He is very positive about my condition. He has made me feel like I can reach for the stars and also has a great sense of humor. We have both agreed on a suitable treatment plan tailored to my lifestyle and goals. His knowledge and expertise has allowed him to diagnose my epilepsy on the first go. He takes time to explain the condition, answer questions and really take the time to get to know the patients. His heart is really in this. It is not only for the paycheck. He truly cares about every patient that walks through the door. I know I am in good hands. I really hope he is recognized in some fashion.
Swedish Patient
100

10/07/2014
*Dr. Gierke's humor and kindness are always appreciated on top of his intellect. He's very positive as well!
Swedish Patient
100

10/02/2014
Good.
Swedish Patient
100

10/01/2014
*Dr. Gierke is awesome, he is very detailed, friendly & really cares at getting to the bottom of my health.
Swedish Patient
100

09/26/2014
Dr. Gierke stayed after hours to provide a thorough exam and preliminary diagnosis, for which I am most grateful.
Swedish Patient
90

09/21/2014
Dr. Gierke is an excellent Dr. who tries to make sure all my issues are addressed
Swedish Patient
100

09/09/2014
Pleasant & helpful about questions.
Swedish Patient
100

06/04/2014
*Dr. Gierke is an outstanding doctor. He finally adjusted my medicines so I am symptom free and back to normal. #1 for epilepsy.
Swedish Patient
90

06/04/2014
I have the utmost respect and trust in *Dr. Gierke. He has always been very good at being thorough.
Swedish Patient
80

06/03/2014
I have always liked *Dr. Gierke it think that he genuinely cares and tries to help.
Swedish Patient
100

05/28/2014
He mentioned a medication that I haven't tried but didn't follow up w/it or explain further. He spent AMPLE time w/me listening to ALL the details and I really felt he listened & thought "outside the box."
Swedish Patient