Biography & Education

I personally consider being a physician a great honor. I view my relationship with each patient as a collaborative venture to improve that patients quality of life. My goal is to help patients to understand their medical conditions and treatment options and to act as their advocate and ally in the healthcare system.
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology
Education Background
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Residency: Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA
Fellowship: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Clinical Fellow
  • English
Personal Interests
I enjoy contemporary art, time with my family and plenty of exercise.

Care Locations

515 Minor Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax 206-233-7320
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



Overwhelming Response from the Community Helps The Campaign for Swedish Reach Initial $100,000,000 Goal

September 22, 2012
The average gift amount to the Campaign for Swedish was $350. That’s right, $350. And thanks to the 50,000+ community members who have made gifts to help improve the health and well-being of our region, I am proud to report that The Campaign for Swedish has reached its initial $100,000,000 fundraising goal.   On behalf of the 2,000,000 patients who have benefited, thank you. The Campaign for Swedish began just over five years ago on January 1, 2007 with an ambitious goal of improving the care we provide to patients in some of the most important areas of health care, including women & infants, cardiovascular care, cancer and the neurosciences. And the response from the community has been overwhelming. Here are just a few..

How to have more good days with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

September 21, 2012
Patients who are well educated about their medical conditions and who use self-management plans created in collaboration with their doctors have better outcomes in a number of chronic medical conditions. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes both chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is no exception. Patients who understand the disease process that causes COPD and who understand their treatment and management plans have fewer emergency room visits, fewer hospitalizations and fewer days with COPD-related symptoms. If you are one of the 12 million people who know they have COPD, what can you do to have more days without COPD-related symptoms? First...


Board Certifications
  • Pulmonology
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Asthma
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease


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 (37 Ratings, 6 Comments)


Dr. Lipke is a true professional. [...]
Swedish Patient

Dr. Lipke is my favorite doctor [...] she is the best doctor I've ever had.
Swedish Patient

Bad experience is that she never calls you or gets back to you when she says she will.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Lipke is the best doctor I've ever had she rocks!!
Swedish Patient

I very much liked this new provider and have a lot of confidence in her.
Swedish Patient

Really liked her "bedside manner" - total professional, but not afraid to exhibit a sense of humor. I need that. [...]
Swedish Patient