Biography & Education

Biography
I believe that good medical care and the best outcomes for mothers and babies are achieved by listening to patients and respecting their needs and concerns. I see my role as an educator and strive to create a personalized plan of care for all my patients. I emphasize preventive health and view pregnancy as a normal and natural part of a womans life cycle.
Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Residency: University of California San Francisco (Fresno)
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

5350 Tallman Ave. N.W.
Tallman Building, Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
Fax 206-781-6208
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Specialties

Specialties
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Skin Growths/Benign
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy (Laparoscopic)
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Problems
  • Breast Disorders
  • Cervical Cap Fitting
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervix Dysplasia
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraception
  • Cryotherapy
  • Disease Prevention
  • Electric Cervical Cone Bx-LEEP
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocele
  • Family Planning
  • Fibroids
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Health Maintenance
  • Hysterectomy (Laparascopic Supracervical)
  • Hysterectomy Vaginal (Laparoscopic-assisted)
  • Hysteroscopic Ablation
  • Hysteroscopic Adhesiolysis
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence (Female)
  • Irregular Periods
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Loop Electrical Excisional Procedure
  • Low-Risk Childbirth
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Multiple Pregnancy
  • Myomectomy (Hysteroscopic)
  • Myomectomy (Laparascopic)
  • Obstetrics Gynecology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cyst Removal
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Floor Problems
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Relaxation Surgery
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Pregnancy Termination - First Term
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction - Female
  • Sterilization
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Swedish OB/GYN Specialists - Ballard
  • Tubals (Laparoscopic)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Sling Procedure
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Women's Health

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.

4.3 out of 5 (73 Ratings, 14 Comments)

 

06/19/2015
This was an overall frustrating visit. It was my first time with Swedish, and my first time with this Doctor. I scheduled a pap smear as I had not gotten one in a little over a year and my husband and I are in the process of trying to get pregnant. The doctor decided that I did not need a pap smear and only gave me minimal education on the timing of when I could possibly conceive. I felt the entire appointment was a waste of time since I was never given the pap smear and no other kind of check up.
Swedish Patient
60

06/02/2015
He was very knowledgeable but spoke very softly and very quickly - hard to understand.
Swedish Patient
100

06/02/2015
Doctor Pollock is the best. I have been seeing him in the office for almost 5 years as part of a surgical follow-up. His technical and communication skills are excellent.
Swedish Patient
100

04/13/2015
I don't doubt at all that Dr pollack genuinely cares about me. He is my favorite medical provider.
Swedish Patient
80

04/02/2015
During this visit, the doctor was so much better. He spoke a little bit slower, and I was able to understand what he needed me to do. Felt more comfortable and please with the service. I have only seen him twice, on my first visit I really disliked the visit, but know he seem to care more and be more concern about my medical needs. I really like him as a doctor. I can only believe that my feedback somehow reach him. All I can say is that I am happy that I went back after a bad first impression. He is a very professional doctor.
Swedish Patient
20

02/09/2015
Requested records were never requested and therefore previous concern not able to be discussed. Doctor told me he had to go off only my word. And I [...] no reason for a check up.
Swedish Patient
30

01/14/2015
my previous experience with Md pollock was excellent. naturally I thought he'd be a great pick for an OB once I found out I was expecting. my initial OB appointment was very disappointing to say the least. I felt like all doc wanted to talk about was generic testing. I immediately declined but appointment was still spent discussing essentially this only. doctor never discussed nutrition, vitamins, my personal history, foods to avoid, many things I assumed would be discussed in an initial Ob appointment. I left feeling confused and not heard.
Swedish Patient
60

01/04/2015
I felt rush through check-up. He seem very professional and knowledgeable, but felt rush. I felt like one more chart.
Swedish Patient
100

12/02/2014
Looked at medical chart and saw I'd been on ineffective antibiotics prescribed by 3 recent providers - solved that.
Swedish Patient
100

10/28/2014
[...] I always feel like he recognizes me as an individual and remembers me, and his compassion truly makes me feel cared for as a whole person.
Swedish Patient
90

10/14/2014
He talks slightly fast, yet, it didn't feel rushed, i still felt like he had plenty of time for me and my questions, but i just had to pay close attention while he was speaking because the words came at a faster pace.
Swedish Patient
90

09/24/2014
Dr. Pollack took a little bit of extra time at my appt, and did additional tests, which made me feel much better about my situation.
Swedish Patient
80

09/21/2014
I love Dr. Pollack. He is always respectful, understanding, and really listens to my concerns and provides responses in a way that I can understand. I highly recommend his care to others seeking an OB/GYN.
Swedish Patient
100

09/01/2014
Dr. Pollack was very patient and respectful of my issue.
Swedish Patient