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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.

4.7 out of 5 (180 Ratings, 27 Comments)


50

05/24/2017
He told me he couldn't help me and wasn't polite about it.
100

05/17/2017
Dr. Bonsack gives excellent explanations and answers to questions. We find him delightful and caring. He provides sound and reasonable advice on medical and lifestyle issues.
100

05/10/2017
good
100

05/01/2017
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Bonsack. He has always been very approachable, respectful and compassionate, an excellent listener, a very clear communicator, and his knowledge seems impeccable.
100

05/01/2017
Dr Bonsack has been my doctor for over 12 years now and I greatly appreciate his expertise. He is not overly fawning and doesn't make me feel like he's attempting to be my best friend, which gives me more confidence in him because I know he's a genuine professional and will tell me what he really thinks is best. As a result I find myself being more honest with him as a patient and I believe this results in better care outcomes.
100

04/09/2017
excellent annual wellness visit!
100

03/29/2017
Good no problems.
100

03/08/2017
Dr. Bonsack is awesome! He always listens and includes me in any decisions to be made about tests, etc.
100

03/01/2017
Dr. Bonsack is a fantastic physician.
20

02/23/2017
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

02/22/2017
Great care and Dr. Bonsack diagnosed my [...] immediately upon hearing my symtoms
100

02/15/2017
Dr. Bonsack is one of the best physicians I have ever received treatment from.
80

02/06/2017
Spent more time than ever at this visit but not as much previously -
100

02/03/2017
One of the best! I drive from Federal Way after leaving West Seattle to see him!
100

01/18/2017
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

12/15/2016
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

11/14/2016
Dr. Bonsack is a top flight doctor. Great people in the office too.
80

11/14/2016
My normal doctor retired so this was the first time I saw Dr Bonsack, overall I was pleased with his care and demeanor.
100

09/28/2016
First visit to doctor, my old doctor retired, will use doctor as primary physician, very good experience
80

09/28/2016
I recommended Dr. Bonsack to my Father-in-law and he saw him until he passed away.
100

09/22/2016
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

09/22/2016
[...] 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

09/19/2016
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

09/14/2016
Bonsack is a star.
90

08/19/2016
kind of dismissed blood clotting aspects of A-fib medicine.
100

08/12/2016
Dr. Bonsack spent quality time with me, answered my questions and recommended exercise for my long term health.
80

08/10/2016
Any and all negative responses are related to my fury with Dr. Gierke's office [...]
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Swedish Primary Care - West Seattle
3400 California Avenue Southwest Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
206-320-5506
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill