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Karlee J. Ausk, MD

Languages: English
Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Ausk attended medical school at the University of Washington, where she also completed Internal Medicine residency, chief residency, and fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She practices general gastroenterology and hepatology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer screening. She believes that healthcare providers have the privilege of accompanying patients and their families through the often stressful times brought on by an illness. She strives to guide patients in making healthcare decisions considering the best evidence available tailored to their individual story.
Education
Institution
Type
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Washington
Fellowship
Internal Medicine, University of Washington
Residency
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical School
Personal Interests
When not at work, Dr. Ausk is usually spending time with her husband and two young children. She also enjoys cooking, dining out, running, reading, and attending Husky sporting events.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Services
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal amylase
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal liver function
  • abnormal stool
  • achalasia
  • acute pancreatitis
  • allergic colitis
  • allergic esophagitis
  • allergic gastroenteritis
  • altered bowel habits
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • anal pain
  • anal polyp
  • anal spasm
  • anal stenosis
  • anal ulcer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorexia
  • appetite loss
  • autoimmune enteropathy
  • barretts esophagus
  • biliary atresia
  • biliary cirrhosis
  • biologic therapy for gastrointestinal diseases
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • bright red blood per rectum
  • celiac disease
  • choking sensation
  • cholangitis
  • cholecystitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • cholestasis
  • chronic diarrhea
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • cirrhosis
  • clostridium difficile
  • colitis
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal screening
  • constipation
  • crigler najjar syndrome
  • cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • cystic fibrosis - gi complications
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • duodenal ulcer
  • duodenitis
  • dysphagia
  • elevated amylase
  • end stage liver disease
  • endoscopy
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • eructation
  • esophageal disorder
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophageal varices
  • esophagitis
  • fatty liver
  • fecal impaction
  • fecal incontinence
  • feeding problems
  • flatulence
  • gallbladder disease
  • gallbladder polyp
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastroparesis
  • giardiasis
  • gluten sensitivity
  • graft versus host disease
  • helicobacter pylori
  • helminthiasis
  • hematemesis
  • hematochezia
  • hemorrhoids
  • hemorrhoids with complications
  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • hiatal hernia
  • hirschsprungs disease
  • hydrops of gallbladder
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileoscopy
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • intestinal atresia
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • intractable vomiting
  • intussusception
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • lactose intolerance
  • liver biopsy
  • liver disease
  • malabsorption
  • malignant neoplasm of liver
  • malnutrition
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • melena
  • nausea
  • obstipation
  • odynophagia
  • pancreatic insufficiency
  • pancreatitis
  • peptic ulcer
  • peritonitis
  • polyposis syndrome
  • polyps
  • portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • regional enteritis
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • right upper quadrant pain
  • severe diarrhea
  • short bowel syndrome
  • small bowel disease
  • stomach cancer
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain
  • swallowing problem
  • tenesmus
  • traveler's diarrhea
  • ulcerative colitis
  • vomiting
  • whipple disease
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

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 (55 Ratings, 9 Comments)

100

11/07/2016
Excellent, professional, polite. We are fortunate to have Dr. Ausk taking care of us.
90

09/22/2016
Dr Ausk is great but I cannot recommend her to anyone because of how long it takes to be seen by her since she is usually booked out 3 months.
100

08/01/2016
Dr. Ausk is the best... I love her...
100

07/26/2016
I came into the meeting to consult with Dr Ausk - a second opinion. This was my first visit with Dr Ausk and I was so pleased with her manner, concern, communication skills and knowledge, I changed over to her as my gastroenterologist and she is now in charge of my care.
100

07/19/2016
It's always hard meeting a new doctor, but this was a great experience and I appreciate it very much.
90

06/29/2016
Dr. Ausk is great. I've recommended her to the general surgeon that referred me as a great provider to send our local patients to. I feel like she is personable, thoughtful and truly listens to the patients.
100

05/11/2016
Dr. Ausk is one of best health care providers I have ever had, I'm profoundly impressed by her knowledge, professionalism and courtesy.
100

04/25/2016
Dr. Karlee Ausk is one of the best doctors I have had. Very professional and attentive. I am thankful for her and hope to be under her care for awhile.
100

02/23/2016
She was amazingly nice and pleasant and highly recommend people seeing her
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