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Bruce A. Bonsack, MD

Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
I believe in a holistic approach to patient care and understand that communication and trust are the cornerstones of good health care.
Education
Institution
Type
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School
Hennepin County Medical Center
Residency
Personal Interests
I am a strong advocate for the preservation of pristine wilderness areas. I enjoy fishing, playing guitar and cooking.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal ecg
  • atherosclerosis
  • cardiac risk assessment
  • cholesterol disorders
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hypertension
  • integrative medicine
  • men's health
  • myocardial infarction
  • osteoporosis
  • skin biopsy
  • tobacco use cessation
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.

4.6 out of 5 (252 Ratings, 35 Comments)


20

02/22/2017
once I came in and I mentioned that I was sweating a lot in the morning and the doctor cut me off and said yeah night sweats are one of the side effects of your antidepressants ..... first of all I thought it was in the morning and I want to talk about it more but I didn't feel like it after being cut off . once I asked to up my medication because I felt I needed it and he flat out said no , literally no more than three months later he upsets the medication by the amount I asked for three months earlier and acted like it was his idea...I honestly feel like my thoughts feelings and opinions are just shut down instantly, I haven't change doctors because I just thought this is how it's going to be at Swedish doctors only get 15 minutes to cram in whatever's happening with you
100

02/21/2017
Great care and Dr. Bonsack diagnosed my [...] immediately upon hearing my symtoms
100

02/14/2017
Dr. Bonsack is one of the best physicians I have ever received treatment from.
80

02/05/2017
Spent more time than ever at this visit but not as much previously -
100

02/02/2017
One of the best! I drive from Federal Way after leaving West Seattle to see him!
100

01/17/2017
I have recommended this care providers to others who were able to select him as their primary doctor too. All of these others have also had excellent care experiences from this provider. This care provider must be in the top 1% of your provider staff in my opinion; the type of provider that your organization should reward and utilize to set the bar for other providers for the benefit of your patient clients and overall organization.
10

12/14/2016
no real physical exam. didn't listen to one word from me. scolded me for health interval, refused to address myalgia/tendonitis concerns on statins . uninformed on hydrophilic statins.
100

11/13/2016
Dr. Bonsack is a top flight doctor. Great people in the office too.
80

11/13/2016
My normal doctor retired so this was the first time I saw Dr Bonsack, overall I was pleased with his care and demeanor.
100

09/27/2016
First visit to doctor, my old doctor retired, will use doctor as primary physician, very good experience
80

09/27/2016
I recommended Dr. Bonsack to my Father-in-law and he saw him until he passed away.
100

09/21/2016
For one problem he referred me to another Doctor and provided the information I needed to make an appointment (Doctors name, phone number, etc.).
50

09/21/2016
[...] I do feel that this provider misses some of the important physical exam issues that I expect to be completed during my exams. [...] I haven't said anything before because I don't have many choices to see other doctors at this clinic and don't want to drive downtown for my care. On the other hand, he is pleasant, seems knowledgeable, listens to me and takes into account my nursing background when making care decisions. I would really like to see a doctor who cares just for the elderly at this clinic.
90

09/18/2016
I would much prefer to have the doctor call with test results rather than receiving them on line. I had further questions which went unanswered.
100

09/13/2016
Bonsack is a star.
90

08/18/2016
kind of dismissed blood clotting aspects of A-fib medicine.
100

08/11/2016
Dr. Bonsack spent quality time with me, answered my questions and recommended exercise for my long term health.
80

08/09/2016
Any and all negative responses are related to my fury with Dr. Gierke's office [...]
100

07/19/2016
A+. Best care provider I have visited.
80

06/14/2016
This was my first visit with Dr. Bonsack. I liked him and I think it was good. He seemed a bit rushed...not unpleasantly. Just didn't seem to go in to quite the same amount of detail as my previous GP, Dr. [...], who has retired. Not a complaint, you understand, just an observation.
100

06/07/2016
Dr Bonsack is a very good Dr
70

06/07/2016
I like Dr. Bonsack. He's friendly and professional. However my visits always seem fairly rushed. Not sure if it's just his demeanor or a reflection of the number of patients he sees a day. I get the feeling he assesses me as being in fairly good health based on my appearance and my basic medical history and does not feel the need to spend much time on anything. I am not overly concerned about it now as I do feel I'm in good enough health but must admit it gives me pause as I think about my aging and being confronted with inevitable health concerns. I don't think I need to be pampered but would like to feel like my medical care is getting more deliberate and considered as I age.
100

06/02/2016
I rate this provider very high in all areas, Dr. Bonsack.
100

06/01/2016
I've seen Dr. Bonsack for several years because he and I have a straight forward line of communication. I'm a reasonably knowledgable layman regarding health issues and I expect to my Doctor(s) to "cut to the chase", i e, be succinct. Bruce Bonsack continues to provide health care in the manner I seek. I have great respect for his knowledge and advice.
90

05/18/2016
Very good doctor.
100

05/11/2016
Dr Bonsac is very professional, but also friendly and makes me feel comfortable.
100

05/08/2016
the best! I'm happy to be with you guys
100

05/02/2016
Dr Bonsak has always provided excellence in service and in my health care. I'm an RN and I continue to have him be my healthcare provider.
100

04/12/2016
Dr. Bonsack is always attentive, answers questions and gives helpful suggestions when asked.
100

03/15/2016
Have recommended Dr Bonsack to my friends. They ended up transferring care to him.
100

03/09/2016
Standard appointment times are universally too short for both patient and doctor.
100

03/06/2016
Very happy about switching all my medical care to Swedish, and extremely happy with Dr Bonsack...he's very knowledgeable,he listens, he's very kind, very amicable... I feel very good about him being my doctor
100

03/02/2016
Dr. Bonsack is one of the best doctor's I have ever seen. I recommended him to my late father-in law and he changed doctors. Dr. Bonsack was his primary care physician until he passed away. He was also very happy with Dr. Bonsack.
60

02/17/2016
Dr. does not make eye contact when speaking. It makes him hard to trust. He referred me to a podiatrist not in my health insurance network, when I pointed this out, was told to find one on my own.
100

02/02/2016
Dr. Bonsack has been a great doctor through the years. I had to move to [...] for a couple of years but am glad to see him again.
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Swedish Primary Care - West Seattle
3400 California Avenue Southwest Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
206-320-3399
206-320-5506
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill