Biography & Education


Position Summary M.D.
Additional Information College: Wheaton College, Wheaton Ill. BS Chem.Internship: Swedish Medical Center, WAResidency- Swedish Medical Center, WA
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast-Cancer Surgery
Education Background
Medical School University of Wisconsin
Residency Swedish Medical Center, WA

  • English

Care Locations

True Family Women's Cancer Center
1221 Madison St.
6th Floor
Seattle 98104
Accepted Insurances
  • Community Health Plan of Washington
  • DSHS/Medicaid
  • Great West Life (One Health Plan of WA)
  • Health International
  • Indian Health Services
  • Labor & Industries
  • Medicare
  • Pacificare of Washington
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Molina
  • Secure Horizons
  • Uniform Medical Plan (WA St Health)
  • United HealthCare
  • Aetna (All Product Lines)
  • Holland America Line Westours
  • Molina Healthcare of WA
  • One Health Plan of WA
  • Premera Blue Cross (All Product Lines)
  • Regence Blue Shield (All Product Lines)
  • USC Health Services
  • Van Hall Health
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Evercare
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network
  • Multiplan
  • Inc.
  • Interplan Health Group
  • Great West
  • Premier Healthcare Exchange
  • Sterling Life
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
Accepted Payment Methods
Medicare, Medicaid/DSHS, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check, American Express, Discover Card, Money Order
Accepting Medicaid



  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast-Cancer Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgeons
  • Breast Surgeons & Breast Health Professionsals
  • Breast Surgery
  • Limited to Breast Surgery
  • Melanoma Skin Surgeons
  • Skin 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.

4.8 out of 5 (79 Ratings, 13 Comments)


*Dr. Hanson is an excellent doctor. [...]
Swedish Patient

I would recommend *Dr. James Hanson in an instant!
Swedish Patient

I have confidence in my care provider only because I heard the good words from others (nurses and other doctors). However our communications have not been great as in, to me, he still spoke a little to fast and with all overwhelming information I need to know and digest, it is always hard. He is a nice and patient person but it is not easy to tell a doctor that I needed more time from him when knowing his schedule must be full and extremely busy. I only wish he could speak slower and use simpler words. Also I hope he could smile a little more and put some sense of humor in his practice, may be?
Swedish Patient

We were so comforted by *Dr. Hanson!
Swedish Patient

Dr.Hanson has always been so wonderful to see. It is very evident as a patient how high his level of expertise is. He is very thorough in his exam and explanations and has a kind mannerism. All of these attributes contribute to my sense of confidence in him as a provider. I definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
Swedish Patient

Sometimes Dr. Hanson speaks very quickly and I have a hard time following.
Swedish Patient

I found the dr. to be very kind and sensitive delivering very serious information regarding my health.
Swedish Patient

I am thankful for your good services.
Swedish Patient

Consider *Dr. Hanson the BEST breast specialist/surgeon, ever.
Swedish Patient

Very sincere. [...]
Swedish Patient

Only 1 visit so far. More tests needed.
Swedish Patient

*Dr. Hanson seems to take a personal interest in my breast health, in addition to being very professional.
Swedish Patient

Doctor spent entire time to answer all my questions and made me very comfortable w/procedure. More detailed info. about post-procedure condition would be helpful.
Swedish Patient