Biography & Education

I believe in preventive care to promote a healthy life style & healthy aging.
Education Background
Medical School: Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas
Residency: St. Josephs Mercy Hospital,University of MI, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Washington, Geriatric Medicine
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Professional Associations
King County Medical Society; Washington State Medical Association; American College of Physicians; American Geriatrics Society/Gerontological Society of America; American Association of Medical Directors
Personal Interests
I enjoy spending time with my family, skiing, biking, hiking, traveling and ecotourism.

Care Locations

Minor & James Medical
First Hill Medical Building
515 Minor Ave., Suite 300
Seattle 98104
Fax 206-386-9605
Monday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Friday 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Request An Appointment Online
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



Board Certifications
  • Geriatric Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Adult Medicine
  • Aging/Anti-Aging
  • Alzheimer/Dementia/Memory Loss
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Disease Prevention
  • Dizziness
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Promotion
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Osteoporosis
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care


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, 13 Comments)


Sometimes we butt heads when it comes to my Anxiety medication or when I feel a need an increase in my pain medication [...]
Swedish Patient

Pain I was experiencing wasn't really explained. An ultrasound was ordered, but the reason wasn't explained. Results only came via email, and weren't explained.
Swedish Patient

this visit was excellent. Some visits aren't as good but this one was great.
Swedish Patient

[...] I have seen Dr Novias for years & like him a lot [...]
Swedish Patient

All went fine.
Swedish Patient

He provided a new Rx that has changed my life for the better!
Swedish Patient

I've been going to Dr. Novais for several years. I'm very comfortable with him.
Swedish Patient

Great Dr. You would do well to have someone recording the computer input and let him focus on what he does best. Interact with the patient. I make up that computer input is not the doctors best use of time.
Swedish Patient

I enjoyed my first visit with Dr. Novias and, above all else, felt that he really listened to what I had to say. For me, that is the most important trait for a good doctor; I must be able to talk with my doctor and feel that I have his undivided attention while he's in the room with me. I felt that with Dr. Novias and look forward to him being my doctor for many years to come.
Swedish Patient

Jamie is always attentive
Swedish Patient

As regards the present condition with no definitive diagnosis to date and two prior referrals, it was not encouraging to be referred again with an over 6-week wait for the earliest appointment available.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Jamie Novias is very knowledgeable about my health and I always walk out very satisfied with my visit. To sum up he is caring and attentive to my medical needs. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
Swedish Patient

My provider, Dr Novais, is simply the best!
Swedish Patient