Biography & Education

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

Care Locations

550 17th Ave.
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare

Publications

Specialties

Clinical Interests
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • 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 (101 Ratings, 17 Comments)

100

03/29/2016
I presented Dr Gierke with a complex and challenging health problem, but he refused to give up and took up to 2 hours, at the end of his day, fitting me into his schedule. As he continued to try to come up with what was wrong, he was very pleasant, keeping me at ease, never causing me to become stressed. At the end of this time, he was able to come up with a diagnosis that my doctors here in Montana have missed for months, and we are going forward with treatment in the correct departments at Swedish to treat and heal this. I am so thankful that Dr Gierke that did not give up at the end of a long day. [...] He is the best!! If anyone in Montana needs a neurologist with a problem that their doctor is not helping them with, I will definitely tell them to get to Swedish Neuroscience Institute to see Dr Gierke. [...]
Swedish Patient
100

03/01/2016
Very responsive and very willing to spend the time required to address my questions and concerns.
Swedish Patient
100

02/23/2016
We took more of Dr. Gierke's time than we expected, my wife had some anxiety around my health issues and that was pretty intense during the appointment. The Dr. and staff are amazing, as are all the Swedish staff I've seen... and I've seen quite a few.
Swedish Patient
90

02/21/2016
All good.
Swedish Patient
100

02/21/2016
Dr Gierke was very humble which is unusual in his field of medicine. He was very easy to understand and when he had to do testing that is painful, he was very gentle, compassionate, and kind. He really carefully considered any further tests that he wanted, being mindful of me not having insurance, and yet wanting to find the cause of the pain that my doctors in Montana had spent a year trying to diagnosis. He was thorough and I felt that he listened to me. It was indeed a pleasure to have Dr Gierke as my doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

02/09/2016
Dr. Gierke walks into a room and fills it with intelligence.....before he utters a word. I have complete faith in his ability, as does my husband, and feel fortunate he is our neurologist.
Swedish Patient
90

02/09/2016
Dr. Gierke is excellent and the care/concern he has shown in helping me w/ my migraine headaches is much appreciated. [...]
Swedish Patient
90

11/01/2015
Since the loss of DR [...], this is my go to guy
Swedish Patient
100

11/01/2015
Dr Geirke is highly professional, yet extremely personal and genuine. He is also highly knowledgable and inquisitive. He's gone the extra mile in determining the best treatment for me.
Swedish Patient
100

10/20/2015
Always a pleasure to see Dr. Gierke.
Swedish Patient
100

09/02/2015
I was referred to Dr Geirke [...]. He saw me the very next day after speaking to me on a Sunday night. He has been so helpful, and understood that prior to our meeting I had been through so much, waiting for help from the medical community. I have received excellent care from him, he is the greatest!
Swedish Patient
100

09/01/2015
D. Gierke is extremely competent. Exhibits caring and professional demeanor.
Swedish Patient
100

08/06/2015
[...] I'm having a great confidence with the provider!
Swedish Patient
80

08/05/2015
Rather than talking above my level of understanding, this provider hasn't yet gauged my understanding or my wish to be part of the process. As we come to know each other better, I am confident that we will be able to communicate on the appropriate level.
Swedish Patient
100

07/28/2015
Dr Gierke is the Great Sherlock Holmes of Neurology. He has restored my husbands faith in me being normal and human. :D I have the worst atypical migraines and he has helped me managed them to a great extent. Nothing but lots of respect for him. Thank you Dr Gierke you're the best considering you're a husky and me being a cougar its genuine admiration.
Swedish Patient
100

07/27/2015
The best!
Swedish Patient
100

06/30/2015
So pleased to have been sent to Dr. Gierke would highly recommend & when my daughter has to make change from pediatric neuro to adult Dr. Gierke will be our choice.
Swedish Patient