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Alex C. Efird, MD

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
To paraphrase the German philosopher Goethe He (or she) who does not take time for health will soon make time for sickness. My goal is to help patients stay healthy using as little medicine as possible by using appropriate screening to find diseases early when they are easier to treat, and by helping patients identify which behaviors they can change to improve their health.
Education
Institution
Type
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Medical School
University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency
University of Washington, WA
Fellowship
Personal Interests
As a native of the northwest, I love hiking and camping. I like cooking, travel, and reading history and novels. I'm an avid exerciser. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Services
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 (283 Ratings, 39 Comments)


 

02/07/2017
I had formerly been with a very good concierge medical service, but my Dr. retired, and I was unimpressed with the other staff, so I moved to Dr Efird. I must say that I believe my medical treatment by him and his staff is as good or better than the high priced concierge service
60

01/23/2017
I don't feel at ease with my provider and don't feel that I can talk to him about anything that is on my mind as far as my care.
100

12/20/2016
Great staff and great doctor! Ideal health care, I am very lucky.
100

12/20/2016
I trust Dr Efird and have referred him to my family and friends
100

12/13/2016
I really like Dr. Efird. He's very approachable and willing to listen. He's also very well informed.
100

12/13/2016
I am a customer of Minor and James Medical now Swedish Health since 1980 Dr. Alex Efird is my Primary Physician for 10 years now he is a great Doctor on witch I have full confidence.
100

12/07/2016
I had questions about my diet and food allergies with aging. He explained the difference between food intolerance and allergy. I have tried his suggestions about testing for intolerances, and sure enough, right there was the answer, in my first week of trials!
100

11/27/2016
We made arrangements to request blood tests the next time I have a blood draw in six months.
100

11/22/2016
Dr. Efird is a fantastic care provider! Have highly recommended him to others to use.
90

11/09/2016
Only problem was that Dr. Efird was no more successful than I was in obtaining follow up ultrasound from radiology.
100

10/27/2016
I TOLD MY DOCTOR I ALWAYS FEEL GGOD WHEN I LEAVE HIS OFFICE, BECAUSE I HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HIS DIAGNOSIS, WHICH SO FAR AS I HAVE BEEN SEEING HIM IS 100%. HE DOES NOT RUSH ME THROUGH AND ASKS QUESTIONS THAT I UNDERSTAND AND CAN RELATE TO WHAT IS BOTHERING ME.
100

10/19/2016
As Dr. Efird's patient I have the utmost confidence in him. If I didn't I would seek out a new doctor. He has always been there for me.
80

09/30/2016
6 months earlier another Swedish provider made a note on My Chart and informed me that this provider would follow up based on the blood test results. No one from Efird's office read the note and I had to call [...]'s office and request they take the required action. [...]
100

09/20/2016
We come to Minor & James/Swedish because of Alex Efird! Having worked in health care 40+ yrs, I select who takes care of me very carefully.
100

09/19/2016
Always a good experience covering the prescriptions I still needed and making sure they were prescribed.
90

09/14/2016
Alex is the best PCP I have ever had, period.
100

09/13/2016
Great Provider
10

09/06/2016
I had more questions and he was walking out. I have problems and he didn't test for multiple things.
 

08/27/2016
this was my first encounter and it was very positive and I expect that to continue.
20

07/19/2016
Waste of time. I'll be moving on to another provider.
100

07/04/2016
Dr. Alex Efird is a very good physician he is my primary doctor for the last 10 years [...] Dr. Alex Efird is a very good and efficient doctor and if an emergency arise he always try to fit you in usually the same day he always go beyond the call of duty to help his customers I have the greatest respect for Dr. Efird.
100

06/29/2016
Excellent experience
90

06/28/2016
No problems.
100

06/21/2016
Efird is a great doc and I have sent several coworkers his way. They are all happy with him.
100

06/15/2016
provider professional and very knowledgeable
100

06/14/2016
Efird is a wonderful, caring, very smart, and well trained doctor.
90

05/18/2016
Dr Efird has been my primary care physician for many years. He's always on time and openly interested in me during each appointment. Never dismissive' always listens well and explains things thoroughly.
100

05/11/2016
It would be a pleasure to recommend Dr. Efrid and/or the clinic.
80

03/20/2016
I reported sporadic shooting pain [...] & was told is due to arthritis. - no recommendations! Subsequently I consulted w/Dr. [...] & am presently being treated & under his care.
80

03/20/2016
I appreciated that he saw me, even though I was late due to traffic.
70

03/20/2016
I did not receive any results from my blood test. X-ray, etc.
90

03/16/2016
Dr Alex Efird is very easy to talk with about any medical issue regardless of sensitivity. I feel that he cares about whatever issue one might have. I feel his "bedside manners" are the best.
100

03/09/2016
Excellent Doctor. Top notch
90

03/08/2016
I have had Alex Efird as my "PGP" for a number of years & we have a good working relationship.
90

03/01/2016
Dr. Efird replaced Dr. [...] at his retirement as my PCP. Efird is smart, efficient and we seem to communicate effectively. […] The occasional bump in the road has always been satisfactorily resolved. [...]
90

02/23/2016
I have already recently recommended Dr. Efird to a friend.
100

02/21/2016
Dr. Efird is an outstanding physician in every regard.
100

02/13/2016
Dr. Efird explained everything in detail and was very easy to talk to
80

02/11/2016
Follow-up care (after test results came back) has been very poor - only letters sent in mail, no phone calls with discussions/ answering my questions. This is BAD.
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Swedish Center for Comprehensive Care
515 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-9605
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill