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.
Education Background
Medical School: Creighton University
Residency: Providence Seattle Medical Center
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
Accepting Children
Accepting Medicare

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Services Provided
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.

4.7 out of 5 (150 Ratings, 19 Comments)

100

11/29/2015
always good
Swedish Patient
20

11/17/2015
[...] I've never had such an unpleasant experience with a physician- rushed and disinterested from entry into exam room, rude/flippant bedside manner, mixed messages regarding best practices for me moving forward [...] He was ondescending and distracted and I had to ask him to sit down, close the door, and please answer some questions I had re: prognosis. I've had such positive experiences at Swedish but this experience was very negative. I won't see him again [...]
Swedish Patient
100

11/01/2015
Love my Doctor.... Very Smart and very kind.
Swedish Patient
 

10/07/2015
I could not believe it at first when the doctor told me he thought I had a hernia. But he was absolutely right and referred me to a General Surgeon to make sure [...]I got in to a General Surgeon the very next day and lo and behold- it WAS a [...] hernia. Thanks to his accurate diagnosis, I am scheduled for surgery next week to fit it!
Swedish Patient
100

09/30/2015
Dr. Szalay is the most caring person. Always guides me to the right choices to maintain good health. Thanks to his TLC..
Swedish Patient
70

09/22/2015
Wish we could have discussed potential long term problems a bit more (e.g. what signs should I look for to see if this cold is developing into bronchitis?) [...]
Swedish Patient
 

09/03/2015
my doctor showed genuine concern for my health, instructed me to email him via MyChart the next day. A nurse responded in a timely manner and I came in for a follow up appointment. The doctor immediately recognized that a specialist was needed and found me a same day appointment at a local specialist's office.
Swedish Patient
100

08/24/2015
I have from the first been very satisfied with the relatability, expertise, skill and resourcefulness of Dr Szalay. He remembers previous issues and challenges in my life and relates them to current conditions. I have had a few surprising (to me) health experiences, and he has met them with great competence and inspired my enduring confidence.
Swedish Patient
80

08/18/2015
Very easy to talk to, doesn't talk down to me. Explains pros and cons to treatments and drugs. Open to my concerns.
Swedish Patient
100

08/04/2015
Dr. Szalay is the reason I choice the insurance and the clinic I use. He provided care in the past then I transferred to a company that only paid for [...]. When I was in a position to choose my own medicare provider I went back to Dr. Szalay and the insurance that was taken at Swedish.
Swedish Patient
90

08/02/2015
I had initially gone to an urgent care provider, because I injured myself in the middle of a holiday weekend. The other provider didn't listen to observations I made about my injury and hastily dismissed many of my concerns. It was very refreshing to come to this provider, who took the time to pay attention to my observations and addressed the concerns I had.
Swedish Patient
100

07/23/2015
Dr. Szaly is a great doctor and I will recommend him to relative & friends.
Swedish Patient
100

07/01/2015
Again, the doctor was very interested in the diet/lifestyle program that I am following to lower my cholesterol, and very encouraging and supportive of the positive results that I am achieving.
Swedish Patient
60

06/30/2015
Had an underwhelming bedside manner.
Swedish Patient
 

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