Biography & Education

Biography
I believe in educating patients and including them in the decisions regarding their care. I also believe in providing the most up to date care possible.
Specialties
  • Family medicine
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Providence Seattle Medical Center, WA
Fellowship: Duke University
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
Dr.McFarland is an avid mountain biker. He also enjoys cross country skiing in the winter. He lives in Bellevue with his wife and three children.

Care Locations

12917 S.E. 38th St.
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98006
Fax 206-320-5845
Accepting Children
Accepting Medicare

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Sports Medicine

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.

4.7 out of 5 (158 Ratings, 24 Comments)

100

03/28/2016
Dr. McFarland has a friendly confident manner that I appreciate...
Swedish Patient
100

03/20/2016
Dr. McFarland always shows concern and values my concerns, feelings and opinions when it comes to the diagnosis, treatment and management of any medical condition(s) that I face (and I've faced) co-managed and lived with. He is also a very good (compassionate) communicator and consultant!
Swedish Patient
100

03/15/2016
I love my doctor, Dr Mc Farland. He spent time listening to my concerns, and explaining things to me.
Swedish Patient
100

03/11/2016
Dr. McFarland had been my physician for years and knows my health very well .
Swedish Patient
100

03/09/2016
I have been with DR David McFarland for almost 10 years. He has been very dedicated, patient, and supportive
Swedish Patient
100

03/01/2016
Dr McFarland is the best health care provider I've had. He remembers everything about my medical history (which is SO important in making a patient feel at ease), seems to genuinely care about my physical and mental well being. He's also very knowledgeable, and gives me great information that's always beneficial to my health, even if I don't want to hear it! I know he's extremely busy, but he never makes me feel rushed, and always seems to be present (not rushing, or eager to move onto the next patient).
Swedish Patient
100

02/14/2016
I have recommended Dr. McFarland on multiple occasions.
Swedish Patient
 

01/26/2016
I trust Dr. McFarland.
Swedish Patient
100

01/10/2016
Great provider that knows how to spend time with people he is the reason why I drive as far as I do to see such a great doctor. In a world of healthcare that focuses on getting people in and out quickly Dr McFarland takes the time to provide caring medical attention. He is great!
Swedish Patient
90

11/10/2015
Dr. McFarland was determined to help me out and he spent as much time as was needed to do so. I really appreciated that because I did not want to leave without complete resolution of my medical need.
Swedish Patient
100

10/18/2015
I always receive excellent care with Dr. McFarland. He patiently listens to and understands my concerns. He is always up on recent studies and research. I have complete confidence in Dr. McFarland
Swedish Patient
100

10/13/2015
I've been going to the same location for over 20 years yeah there's a good reason
Swedish Patient
100

10/05/2015
My Doctor and his Assistants are excellent, both [...] and [...].
Swedish Patient
100

09/16/2015
Dr McFarland is a superb individual as he is an excellent physician and his nurse(s) fit this same descripsion
Swedish Patient
100

09/08/2015
Dr. McFarland has always been a good friend as well as my physician
Swedish Patient
60

08/22/2015
was not concerned about persistent cough; did not have accurate records and recommendations from Dr. [...] re: need for colonoscopy in 5 years. Had to return a 2nd time to have Dr. complete the annual exam. Minimized the need for more frequent cholesterol, triglyceride, and prostate tests. Basically I felt the annual exam was a "once over lightly" experience. I am thinking he has to see too many patients per hour as dictated by Swedish...just an observation as he has been more thorough in the past.
Swedish Patient
80

07/23/2015
When asked if I'd last had a tetanus shot, I said that it should be in my chart, because I remembered looking it up and providing the information to the clinic in the past. Dr said that I needed a TDAP shot, but I don't think that he saw my previous one in my chart, because when I got home and checked, I'd had a TDAP shot 6 years before, and reading the information I was provided, I don't believe that I should have had a second one. Happily there were no ill effects, but I feel like he could have said that he didn't see it, and I'd have tried to remember or gone home and checked.
Swedish Patient
90

07/22/2015
I have pain constantly/don't sleep well due to bad hip. Not overwhelmed by resolution scheme.
Swedish Patient
100

07/21/2015
we love Dr McFarland! He has been a great doctor to us since we moved here to the USA. He tries to learn some words in Spanish and that means a lot to us
Swedish Patient
80

07/19/2015
primary care provider seemed rushed, over-scheduled on this day,
Swedish Patient
100

07/12/2015
I feel that Dr. MacFarland takes very good care of me and I feel fortunate to have him as my primary health care provider.
Swedish Patient
100

06/29/2015
Excellent experience every time I visit Swedish Factoria.
Swedish Patient
100

06/05/2015
My wife was with me. She was concerned about my condition and being near my step-son. He just had [...] surgery [...]. Doctor was both clear on what or what not to be concerned about. But also show his concern about our son's situation. Again, a good doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

05/31/2015
Dr. David McFarland is my doctor and has my complete faith and respect. He has ultimately saved my life and my sons life over the years of seeing him. I highly recommend him and hold him in the highest regard. When I need help he is the one I ask for and want to see. When he leaves I will most likely find a new clinic as He is difficult for me to get their I travel close to 20 miles to see him passing by 2 major hospitals and clinics to see my doctor.
Swedish Patient