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Ellen L. Juhl, MD

Primary Care Physician
Languages: English
Education
Institution
Type
Year
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical School
2004
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal ecg
  • anxiety
  • atherosclerosis
  • cardiac risk assessment
  • cardiovascular disease management
  • cholesterol disorders
  • chronic disease management
  • depression
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hypertension
  • integrative medicine
  • menopause
  • men's health
  • myocardial infarction
  • osteoporosis
  • preventive medicine
  • skin biopsy
  • tobacco use cessation
  • women's health
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.

4.4 out of 5 (155 Ratings, 33 Comments)


80

07/06/2017
this was my first yearly check up with Dr Juhl. Appointment seemed more relaxed than i am used to. she couldve checked my eyes, my ears, reflexes, etc but because i am good health maybe this was not necessary.
10

06/28/2017
Dr. Juhl is dismissive and rude. She talked over and dismissed my concerns. She failed to discuss serious side effects of the medication she was prescribing to me, and when I expressed my concern and hesitation regarding these medications (and a desire for an alternative), she belittled me and attributed my concerns to anxiety, rather than factual research. When I later followed up via email with her about this, showing her peer reviewed citations of studies that support my concerns, she got snippy with me. I'm a medical researcher and hold a PhD, so I have the necessary background to understand the finer points of treatment. I expect my healthcare providers to help guide my treatment and discuss issues in a frank, open and factual manner. When I have concerns, they are based on facts, and I expect them to be addressed as such. When I am uncomfortable with a certain treatment, I expect my provider to respect that choice and help find an alternative, as opposed to attempting to brow beat me into taking a medication associated with side effects that, to me, are worse than the condition the medication is supposed to treat.
90

06/24/2017
Dr Juhl is great! She handles [...]'s early stage dementia with grace and compassion, and has helped us make decisions about her care. I would highly recommend her.
100

06/14/2017
I'm excited to have Dr. Juhl as my new primary care provider. Extremely positive experience
60

06/07/2017
I get the impression that the only thing this provider is interested in is getting me off pain meds which I have been taking for more than 30 years.
90

05/26/2017
Good experience.
90

04/28/2017
Dr Juhl is an effective, compassionate and responsive person. Even when she can't do a thing about the condition.
100

04/24/2017
ANOTHER GOOD VISIT
20

04/18/2017
I will be switching from this provider. My last two experiences with her have not left me feeling confident that I have a doctor that cares for me or my health conditions. She has always been rushed and I feel like I have to talk as fast as I can in order to get in everything that I'm visiting for. On one previous occasion when I tried to bring up a health issue I was having, she said "let's save discussing that for another time". I work full time, and have to take a half day off work each time I go to this office. If I had a provider that I liked, it would be worth it, but everything about this location is unappealing. I have had two very good experiences, one with a nurse on the phone whose name I can't recall, but she was extremely helpful and went out of her way to assist me. [...]
100

04/05/2017
Dr. Juhl is a great provider. She is easy to talk to and gives practical medical advice. I feel like I can ask any question and she thoughtfully responds. My health is good right now, so we talked about diet, exercise stress management and things to keep me healthy. I feel confident that if something went terribly wrong with my health she would be there for me. She is a great doctor!!
100

04/04/2017
Dr. Juhl and her assisting nurse were very professional, yet warm and caring. Great appointment experiences every time! Even a little humor!
 

03/23/2017
Makes me feel comfortable and secure in her decisions.
 

03/15/2017
Dr. Juhl is my favorite doctor I've ever worked with. She is kind, compassionate, understanding, and knowledgeable.
 

03/08/2017
Have already recommended Dr Juhl to friends. I hope she stays at Swedish a loooong time.
 

03/07/2017
Good
 

03/04/2017
This was my first meeting my former PCP retired and she was recommended & I like her a lot.
30

02/14/2017
Dr. Juhl got incredibly defensive when I asked questions and gave no regard for why I was concerned about my health. I question her ability to empathize with patients and give a holistic approach to preventative healthcare.
100

02/08/2017
Dr. [...] recommended Dr. Juhl for me when he retired. I am very happy with his recommendation and with the care that Dr. Juhl is giving me.
100

01/23/2017
I've already recommended Dr. Juhl to a number of people.
20

01/18/2017
the doctor I saw was not my PCP, because my PCP was unavailable for over two weeks, which is not ver comforting, but I needed to see someone sooner. Dr. Juhl didn't listen to me. Didn't offer any actual diagnosis. Didn't even bother with any type of physical exam. The visit was a waste of my time and I left feeling worse than when I arrived. I now have to make ANOTHER appointment with my PCP in the hopes that someone will take me seriously. In the meantime, I have now been suffering for over two weeks because my PCO could not see me earlier and I refuse to meet with any other doctor at that clinic based on my terrible experience with Dr. Juhl. I am highly dissatisfied and frustrated with the lack of care provided by this clinic!
100

01/11/2017
As always, I have great conversation and understanding with Dr Juhl. Thanks :)
90

12/27/2016
Not many questions or decisions on my part. Visit was fairly straightforward. Immediately diagnosed and appropriate course of action determined.
20

12/20/2016
Juhl isn't available, & after she wouldn't look at my mole removal, because different Swedish doc. removed it, she isn't a decent human being in my book.
100

12/16/2016
very personable and down to earth. practical in her consultation and explanations. very pleased
50

12/02/2016
Information fine but given I am still sick and she Delayed the antibiotic prescription I am EXTREMELY disappointed in that care. Words she used seemed to be "dumbed down". I was a little put off.
90

11/30/2016
This was my first visit with Dr. Juhl [...]. She was very nice!
100

10/28/2016
Feel very confident in Dr Juhl and like her too.
100

10/26/2016
The lab folks are great too - all is well
20

10/05/2016
I spoke of the brevity of the appointment, lack of physical assessment, and the complete lack of concern for my risk of breast cancer. My GYN believes I should alternate MRI with mammography. My sister is undergoing treatment for metastatic breast CA, my mom had it, my Dad's sister died of it. Dr. Julh had no answers or seeming concern. She did not ask about my health, my habits, concerns anything. She did want to know about how up to date i was on my immunizations, colonoscopy, and ordered Hgb A1C and lipid profile - period.
90

09/19/2016
[...] I was happy with my visit.
100

09/12/2016
Dr. Juhl was calm, honest, and earnest. I felt as though she was listening to my concerns. I did not feel trivialized and was glad to be listened to.
100

09/03/2016
Dr. Juhl was new to me, and I'm delighted to have found her. She listened and reserved my problem and discovered that Flonase use caused my loss of my sense of smell. Life is better now!
80

08/25/2016
Generally, I'm very happy with Dr. Juhl and my care at the W. Seattle clinic. Maybe she just didn't know how to deal with my problem so she felt an ob/gyn would be better. The problem is there isn't one available for over a month. [...]
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Swedish Primary Care - West Seattle
3400 California Avenue Southwest Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98116
206-320-5506
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Issaquah
Swedish Cherry Hill
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