Biography & Education

Biography
I believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to health and illness. Treatment of a person should involve education, traditional and complementary medical approaches and an emphasis on return to activity and prevention of recurrent injury. I believe in empowering people to take charge of their own well-being by helping them be aware of how health involves not just an understanding of their medical diagnoses, but an understanding of how their conditions can influence and are influenced by their mental health and interpersonal relationships.
Specialties
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
Education Background
Medical School: St Georges University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin/Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Pain Management
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
I find greatest joy in time with my family: we practice martial arts and archery together, while taking time to enjoy the great outdoors and taking care of our vegetable garden and our flock of chickens and ducks.

Care Locations

1750 112th Ave., N.E.
Building 3, Suite D-258
Bellevue, WA 98004
Fax 425-498-2334
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Children
Accepting Medicare

Publications

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
Clinical Interests
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Back/Spine Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel/Peripheral Nerve
  • Cervical Spine Problems/Proc.
  • Cervical/Lumbar Degen. Disorders
  • Diagnostic Pain Management
  • Disc Problems
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Heel Pain
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Knee Injuries
  • Limb Numbness
  • Limb Pain
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV)
  • Numbness
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Specialists
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Swedish Spine Sports and Musculoskeletal 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 (86 Ratings, 17 Comments)

100

03/22/2016
Amazing Doctor! I really liked his manner and how excited and knowledgeable he was about this field of medicine. He was able to put it in terms I could understand, and made me feel relaxed about the procedures.
Swedish Patient
90

03/09/2016
Dr. Packia Raj is very personable, another easy to understand his explanations of my injury and treatment.
Swedish Patient
100

03/08/2016
Dr. Packia Raj is an amazing doctor. […] He was very compassionate about the level of pain I was in and was very clear about the plan he had for my care. He first treated the acute pain, told me what he suspected the problem may be and ordered the tests to confirm his diagnosis. Next he also wrote a prescription for acupuncture […]. I have extreme confidence in him and his ability to help me. He answers emails through "my chart" quickly and is easily accessible. But the most important thing about Dr Packia Raj is his compassion. He didn't see me as just another chart or patient. I saw in his eyes he really believed how much anxiety I had about my condition and the level of pain I was in. He really cared and took action. You don't have to ask if I will refer anyone to him. I already have, to my family and friends as well as by texts and emails to my coworkers […].
Swedish Patient
80

03/02/2016
Knowledgeable & kind.
Swedish Patient
100

01/26/2016
Love working with my provider.
Swedish Patient
100

01/19/2016
he answered my questions clearly and I left with the answers I needed. He was very nice, appropriate and caring
Swedish Patient
100

10/30/2015
Dr. Packia Raj is one of the most caring and concerned physicians I've ever gone to. He has treated us (my husband comes into the room to listen and help me make decisions) with respect and warmth. [...] we are treated with the same kind of respect he'd want for his own parents. I trust his medical knowledge as well. He is helping me through a difficult medical situation that has no easy answers ,but his concern for me as a person affords an extra measure of pain relief that medications just can't do.
Swedish Patient
100

10/15/2015
very good
Swedish Patient
90

10/09/2015
Cool doc'
Swedish Patient
90

09/20/2015
I was not stressed to me how serious this problem is. It seemed like something very casual, common, and manageable.
Swedish Patient
 

09/01/2015
Dr. Packia Raj was thorough in his examination and clear in his diagnosis and explanation. It was a very good visit.
Swedish Patient
100

08/11/2015
awesome doctor!
Swedish Patient
100

08/09/2015
Wish he was closer to home so I could establish care for my MSK issues.
Swedish Patient
100

07/28/2015
Dr. Packia Raj is an excellent physician and has helped me with several sports related injuries. He is very skillful and a great guy to boot!
Swedish Patient
100

07/21/2015
very respectful and had great bedside manner, I work with doctors every day, he's awesome
Swedish Patient
100

07/16/2015
Dr. Packi Raj is fantastic.
Swedish Patient
100

05/19/2015
Dr. Packia-Raj is an outstanding physician. He listens and never makes patient feel rushed. He is very knowledgeable and helps patient understand his recommendations. He also helps patient focus on trying to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Swedish Patient