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Zahra A. Karmali, MD

Languages: English
Specialties:
Education
Institution
Type
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical School
Swedish Family Medicine, Cherry Hill
Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Services
Clinical Interests
  • preventive medicine
  • 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.

4.9 out of 5 (215 Ratings, 63 Comments)


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02/22/2017
After I started experiencing headaches with vertigo and nausea, she suggested taking pain medication at the first sign of a headache and prescribed medication for the vertigo and nausea, which has helped significantly. I've really appreciated how carefully and thoughtfully she listens, processes, and explains things.
100

02/21/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best primary care physician!
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02/20/2017
Dr. Karmali is an extraordinary physician. She is an empathic listener who really hears and addresses my health concerns and anticipates my future needs. She always follows up on test results with easily understandable explanations, whether in person or on MyChartID. I cannot speak highly enough about her. I have already recommended her to friends and family seeking a new primary care provider.
100

02/07/2017
Satisfied!
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02/05/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best, most caring doctor that I've ever had.
100

02/03/2017
Dr. Karmali is an exceptional physician who is always attentive, concerned about my health and very helpful regarding treatment options. She is the best doctor I've ever had for primary/gyn care.
100

01/31/2017
[...] My provider was and always is a good experience, every time. My provider is one of the best doctors I've ever met, in every sense, and is the only reason (currently) of why I keep coming back to the Swedish Downtown clinic. [...]
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01/30/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best physician I have had in my life. I trust her implicitly.
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01/26/2017
Dr. Kharmali is the best. She really cares for her patients and treats them as a Family. She makes you feel important, she patiently answers any question you have and explains it thoroughly. She is definitely the best doctor any family could ever have. We are lucky to have found her.
100

01/25/2017
Always a pleasure. Though I only come in a few times a year, Dr. Karmali takes such care to remember things about me/my health questions and it really makes a difference at my appointments.
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01/18/2017
Dr. Karmali is hands down the best care provider I have ever had. She has never steered me in the wrong direction, she has always communicated very well and has shown a lot of compassion and concern. I would recommend her to anyone. She is someone that I trust completely to provided quality care.
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01/01/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best physician in Seattle.
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12/30/2016
I have recommended this clinic as a place I am very happy with but none of my friends are interested in driving into Seattle and paying for parking.
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12/26/2016
My doctor gave me good council about a mental health concern and I am following those instructions.
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12/20/2016
Dr Karmali is the best PCP I've ever had.
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12/13/2016
Dr Karmali is absolutely wonderful.
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12/11/2016
Dr. Karmali is amazing! She is the best doctor I have had as an adult. Not only is she highly knowledgeable, but she really takes the time to listen to what is going on. She has incredible abilities to know when to ask additional questions to get to the root of the problem. She knows her patients on a personal level and knows if something is off. She makes it a point to involve you in the decision making for the treatment she will give. She is aware of the cost of tests and medication, so she always tries to offer the best value. Lastly, she goes above and beyond when it comes to follow up and making sure that you are comfortable and all of the questions you may have are answered. Top notch PCP!
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12/09/2016
Dr. Karmali is the best primary care physician I've ever had. Swedish is lucky to have her in this practice!
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12/06/2016
Dr. Karmali is amazing - best doctor I have ever been treated by.
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12/05/2016
Dr. Karmali is hands down the best primary care physician. Really kind, respectful, takes her time with you and listens to what you say. I have no complaints.
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11/25/2016
Zahra Karmali is awesome!
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11/02/2016
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Karmali's thoroughness and her wonderful bedside manner. I feel like she is more of a concerned and attentive friend than my PCP.
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10/31/2016
I love Dr. Karmali!
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10/29/2016
Always very professional, caring and attentive. Reassuring of the care and/or treatment, planned for follow up to ensure all is well.
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10/23/2016
great experience
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10/17/2016
Dr Karmali is the best doctor I have ever had.
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10/11/2016
Dr. Karmali is simply THE BEST primary care physician anyone could have. She is compassionate, a great listener, a wonderful educator whenever I have questions, highly intelligent, and I am so lucky to be her patient. I tell anyone who will listen how much I love her and I hope Swedish realizes how much of a gem Dr. Karmali is!
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10/11/2016
I appreciate that Dr. Karmali took the time to listen to my concerns and make sure that she addressed each one of them.
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10/09/2016
Dr. Kharmali is excellent. Highly recommend to others.
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10/04/2016
Dr Karmali is the reason I keep coming to Swedish. i moved to Bothell a few years ago and it would be easier to find a closer provider but I don't want to change. she is fantastic
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10/02/2016
I've recommended her to many friends who love her as much as me!
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09/28/2016
I LOVE Dr. Karmali - seriously the best doctor I've ever had. She is patient and knowledgeable.
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09/14/2016
She was very patient, made sure I was fully informed of the risks and possible outcomes, personable, and informed. I decided to make her my primary physician based on the good experience.
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09/11/2016
Dr. Karmali is far and away the best physician I have seen as an adult. She takes the time to listen and really hear her patients, she discusses multiple options for situations that arise, and her kind and calm nature is a definite asset to those of us who get nervous going to the doctor. I would (and have) recommended her to several of my friends.
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07/31/2016
Very pleased.
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07/26/2016
I have been with Dr Karmali for 10 years now. I quit working downtown 7 years ago but still travel into the city for appointments with her because she is a wonderful doctor and I trust her immensely--especially with my children's health. I have recommended her to many friends.
100

07/26/2016
She called my parents and asked them their health history and what medications they take now. It was above and beyond anything I have experienced. She is a treasure.
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07/05/2016
Very much appreciate her making me feel like I'm her only patient.
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07/05/2016
I always recommend Dr. Karmali to friends who are looking for a primary care physician. She has consistently created a safe, supportive environment where I feel comfortable sharing personal information. She does an excellent job showing care and concern for issues when I bring them up, and I believe she really cares for her patients.
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07/05/2016
Dr. Karmali is hands-down the best doctor I've ever seen. She's attentive, quick, and reasonable. She doesn't jump to conclusions.
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07/05/2016
Dr. Karmali is wonderful. I have been seeing her since 2007.
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06/22/2016
Dr. Karmali listened to my concerns about my hearing, did an additional test finding a possible reason why my hearing seemed muffled in my left ear where I tested perfect, unlike the right ear where I have lost hearing, finding water behind my ear drum (and a possible explanation). She even drew me a diagram to explain it to me. She suggested trying an over the counter antihistamine to see if that helps the right ear problem (possibly due to nasal drainage issues) and gave me a referral to the audiology clinic to follow up.
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06/21/2016
Dr. Karmali is genuinely caring and extremely knowledgeable. She is culturally appropriate and works with me as a partner in determining the best course of treatment based on my preferences. She is respectful, professional, and ethical in all aspects of her medical practice.
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06/20/2016
no issues
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06/15/2016
Dr Karmali is the best provider I have ever met. Always checks in with me even after hours and goes extra miles. she is so caring and so down-to-earth. so nice and treats me as a person.
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06/07/2016
Dr. Karmali is the best. I usually come prepared with a number of issues to talk about for my annual exam and she listened to each one and addressed all my concerns and even reviewed my questions from my last annual exam. I feel very cared for and comfortable with Dr. Karmali.
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06/02/2016
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Karmali to whoever will listen. She is a wonderful doctor that listens and understands. She saved my life when she sent me to ER a few years ago when I had a DVT/PE situation. I can never thank you enough.
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05/13/2016
I am greatly appreciative of my health care provider; she is truly a God sent for our family.
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05/10/2016
I love Dr. Karmali. She is very friendly which makes it easy to talk to her about my health concerns. She helped me with my immediate needs and consulted me on other ways to improve my health for the future.
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04/24/2016
I have recommended her to all of my friends/coworkers and everyone has agreed that she is an awesome and amazing doctor. she takes the time to discuss what you are looking for and the bottom line to what is going to help you. she is excellent with follow up and is very knowledgable and caring about the type of care that each person needs versus what she wants. her style is perfect for the type of people I refer to her.
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03/23/2016
She is a thoughtful, caring, excellent doctor.
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03/15/2016
Dr. Karmali's care is excellent. She's single-handedly restored my faith in physicians and reminded me what it means to be truly cared for on multiple levels. I've recommended her to several of my friends and acquaintances! Her wisdom, compassion, and openness to collaborate on solutions that best fit into my world are deeply appreciated.
100

03/14/2016
She is very knowledgeable, respectful, & puts me at ease w/understandable medical information about my health.
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03/06/2016
very good
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02/28/2016
Having just recently moved to Washington, this was my first visit to Dr. Karmali. I was apprehensive because I had to leave an excellent doctor. After my first visit, I feel that Dr. Karmali may be even better than my prior doctor.
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02/17/2016
I was really nervous about this visit and Dr. Karmali was amazingly respectful, reassuring, and compassionate, as she has been every other time I've seen her. I greatly value her expertise, warmth, and collaborative approach, and I feel incredibly lucky that she's my doctor.
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02/14/2016
All very good. [...]
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02/03/2016
I love Dr. Karmali, she's one of the best doctors I've ever had. She's patient, she listens to me, she offers fantastic advice and care options. I feel very comfortable talking to her about my health concerns, whether they be physical or emotional. The entire staff at this office, from front desk, billing, MAs and nurses are fantastic. I've recommended Dr. Karmali and this office to multiple people in the past and will continue to do so.
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02/02/2016
Love Dr. Karmali. She takes her time with me and makes me feel that she actually really does care about my health and overall well-being. Easy to talk to her.
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02/02/2016
I love my doctor. Very very nice and pleasant. She isnt in a hurry to dismiss you. easy to talk to.
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01/31/2016
She took the time to review past annual physicals and followed up with any concerns.
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01/26/2016
I feel so blessed to have Dr. Karmali as my doctor. My appointments never feel rushed and I feel that she really takes the time to get to know me and answer my questions. She is so kind, which makes me feel comfortable talking with her. I also appreciate that she responds to my questions via MyChart.
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01/23/2016
I've already got 3 friends that I've sent to Dr. Karmali since I've been seeing her and love to recommend her as a primary care provider. She's the best! She genuinely cares about her patients and their well-being.
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Swedish Downtown Seattle Primary Care
800 5th Avenue Suite P100
Seattle, WA 98104
206-320-3351
206-554-7787
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill