Biography & Education

Biography
My philosophy of care is to provide compassionate and competent care to every person I am fortunate to treat. I particularly enjoy musculoskeletal medicine, and I am also certified to perform Class II and Class III aeromedical exams.
Specialties
  • Family medicine
  • Pediatric Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Education Background
Medical School:
Residency: Providence Seattle Medical Center, WA
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
In my spare time I enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Care Locations

7210 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
Fax 206-320-5773
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family medicine
  • Pediatric Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Clinical Interests
  • Adult Medicine
  • Diabetes
  • Pediatric Care
  • Sports Injuries
  • 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.

4.6 out of 5 (178 Ratings, 14 Comments)

 

04/22/2015
Dr. Szalay is always very thorough and personable. He never gives the impression of being pressed for time, and wants to be sure he understands any issues or questions you may have.
Swedish Patient
40

04/22/2015
The doctor seemed rushed and would not allow time to discuss all of my health concerns. It felt like he was ushering me out the door so he could move on to the next patient. The only solution he gave to my issue was prescribing a medication that has not worked in the past.
Swedish Patient
100

04/12/2015
Dr. Szalay is always on time and is never rushed. He is respectful and allows as much time as I need. He has been my Doctor for many years and I hope for many more.
Swedish Patient
60

03/17/2015
Provider was fine, but RUSHED through the appointment. I understand that there are many patients that need attending but this actually felt ridiculous. I was lucky that I had a simple problem (I pretty much just needed antibiotics) but I would have felt totally at a loss if I did not understand what I was going through.
Swedish Patient
100

03/04/2015
Always been satisfied with Dr. Szalay. he is great.
Swedish Patient
30

01/16/2015
I came to this appointment after being sick on and off for awhile and finally felt the need to see someone to get acute relief as well as talk about more chronic management for my condition. The MD I saw did not do an entire exam for my problem, seemed VERY rushed, and punted all of my questions to an appointment he said I needed to make with my PCP. I was very unsatisfied with my visit, especially knowing how much I paid out of pocket for it. I left very discouraged and will most likely not follow-up with my PCP because of cost. It was a very opportune time for that provider to answer a few simple questions and provide recommendations for a chronic condition to improve my health. [...]
Swedish Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr. Szalay is an amazing care provider. always attentive and thorough. Speaks in terms i can understand. Absolutely love him!
Swedish Patient
60

01/08/2015
It seems difficult to get an appointment in a timely manner. Once the appointment is set, it is extremely good.
Swedish Patient
 

12/09/2014
Did not make me feel bad about requesting an X-ray initially for a really dumb accident. Reassuring after exam of injured area.
Swedish Patient
90

12/03/2014
He remembers details about my health and never, ever makes me feel like he's trying to rush me through.
Swedish Patient
100

11/16/2014
Love.
Swedish Patient
100

10/26/2014
nothing but the best.
Swedish Patient
 

10/14/2014
Dr Szalay was incredibly helpful. I am [...] and know that seeing a provider who is not your regular pcp in order to get pain medication is an "iffy" situation in the current clinical climate. He was very understanding and provided several different options to choose from and did not minimize my issue. Very professional and kind.
Swedish Patient
90

09/09/2014
He read all my previous notes, knew my history so I didn't have to go over it all again, made my visit easier
Swedish Patient