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Alyssa A. Barto, MD

Primary Care Physician
Languages: English
Professional Statement
Dr. Barto was drawn to family medicine because of the ongoing relationships she can build and maintain with her patients and their families. She believes that a good patient-doctor relationship is a vital part of health and healing. She enjoys serving people of all ages and every background.
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Medical School
Swedish Family Medicine, Cherry Hill
Personal Interests
Integrative medicine, adolescent medicine, LGBTQ heatlh, women's health, palliative care
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine with Obstetrics
Clinical Interests
  • family practice

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 (82 Ratings, 16 Comments)


Dr. Barto is so friendly and makes my annual check-up an excellent experience. The information that she provides is easy to understand and I appreciate that she not only listens to my questions/concerns, but offers natural/homeopathic remedies before just prescribing medication. I feel like she genuinely cares about me and my health.

Dr.Barto is prompt, fast, smart , caring and great communicator. I highly recommend her .

Dr.Alyssa Barto, MD is an outstanding physician. I am happy to have her as my PCP and stayed with the Swedish Medical system because I wanted Dr. Barto as my primary care physician.

Dr Barto has been amazing sense I started seeing her. I switched from pacmed where I was very unhappy with my care, I felt like they didn't care for the patient at all. Dr Barto has gone above and beyond to make sure that I have felt comfortable not only with her, but everyone in her staff. Her nurse practitioner [...] has also been a blessing to the office. both have been there when I have needed them and are very caring.

Dr Barto is GREAT!

My problems are with a series of bad experiences at this clinic. 1. Misdiagnosis (substitute Dr., not Dr. Barto. 2. Flawed referral system. I was provided with wrong phone number, and names of Doctor not working - retired. This is an important role for PCP, and the clinic is failing at this. I consider this to be a primary role of the clinic, and my doctor. I expect involvement and interest on the doctor's part in all referrals to specialists. 3. Dr. Barto, based on first test results, told me on the phone that I have early stage Myeloma. I fretted over this for the 6 days prior to seeing a specialist, who categorically said I do not have Myeloma. She should have told me more tests were needed to determine my condition, rather than telling me I have cancer. When she called me, I told her how disappointed I was in the clinic's referral system, and she told me I could find another PCP, if that's what I wanted to do. I have done so, and am leaving the clinic after many years there with [...].

Dr. Barto has been nothing short of awesome. She has helped me more than I can thank her for. She is always so kind and warm and so pleasant to visit. She answers and explains every little question I have. I have never met a provider who is genuinely concerned in her patients well-being. I always look forward to seeing her especially when I am having an 'off day'. She is not only a primary care physician but sometimes she serves as my therapist too. I very much appreciate Dr. Barto for always going above and beyond. She definitely exceeds expectations of a physician. Thank you Dr. Barto! This world needs more kind, intelligent and compassionate doctors like you!

The provider said she would check out a problem I complained about, but then forgot, and I felt uncomfortable asking about it again. I also sometimes feel that she is not fully focused on what I am saying.

Dr. Barto is friendly and compassionate while being extremely professional.

dr. barto was wonderful, as always, but extra so when helping me decide on an IUD and in the process of putting it in. she made sure I got an appointment on a tight timeframe and made me feel completely safe and taken care of the whole process which was wonderful given the strange circumstances and the pain of the procedure.

She's the best care provider I've ever had. I feel so lucky (blessed) to be her patient!

In my last visit [...], I needed some diabetes test strips, and the doctor gave me a prescription refill for the entire year, however when I get to [...] on the same day, they did not receive the doctor's prescription order, as a result, I did not receive the test strips that I needed. I tried a few days later, the result was the same. [...] I still don't have any test strips. I am frustrated and confused.

I am totally satisfied with my primary care doctor and staff. [...]

shes very good at what she does

Dr. Barto and her assistant were very thorough and addressed several issues which had been neglected at my previous appointment including finally renewing my prescriptions and setting up the MyChart account.

I was nervous about seeing Dr. Barto b/c she was a new provider for me, but she was EXCELLENT! Friendly & capable.
Swedish Central Seattle Primary Care
1600 East Jefferson Street Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill