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Zahra A. Karmali, MD

Primary Care Physician
Languages: English
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 (173 Ratings, 60 Comments)


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07/31/2017
Everything was great!
100

07/24/2017
Dr. Karmali is an exceptional physician. I feel extremely lucky to be her patient.
100

07/21/2017
Dr. Karmali is fantastic!
100

07/06/2017
I have been going to Swedish Downtown since I moved here 12 years ago and Dr. Karmali is by far when of your best doctors on staff. She is really great. I've seen other Doctors at Swedish without much issue but she is the best you have. [...]
100

06/05/2017
Dr. Karmali was great! She explained everything, gave me a referral. I look forward to working with her while my PCP is out.
100

05/30/2017
Dr. Karmali is the most exceptional doctor I've ever had...she goes above and beyond to make certain I am alright. Her communication skills are exemplary.Her "bedside" manner is comforting. Most importantly she knows me and she cares about me...I feel safe because of her!
100

05/22/2017
Dr. Karmali is SO awesome. She even called me when the tests came in to explain my options. What a kind & intelligent doctor!
100

05/22/2017
I love Dr. Karmali. I know she cares about me.
100

05/18/2017
Dr Karmali is the best. She always listens and makes me feel like she isn't in a rush. I feel so comfortable talking to her. She provides clear explanations and practical advice.
100

05/17/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best and I'm grateful to have her as my doctor. She is kind and makes me feel comfortable discussing my health.
100

05/17/2017
I just always feel like Dr. Karmali is listening to me, and thinking over what I say before responding. I appreciate that if she doesn't know or remember something (like my vaccination history, or what makes endometriosis Stage 4), she'll take the time to figure it out. I've already recommended her to others.
100

05/11/2017
I work in the health care industry, so I'm really picky about what I think is good patient care. I've seen many different providers in the past, but I'm really glad that Dr. Karmali is my primary care physician now. She is always friendly and I feel like she really cares about my overall health. Dr. Karmali listens to all of my health concerns and I feel like we work together to determine a care plan that works for me. I truly enjoy visiting the Swedish Downtown clinic and I would recommend Dr. Karmali to my friends and family.
100

05/10/2017
Dr. Karmali has consistently provided me with excellent service over the years. I'm always impressed with how much time she spends with me and her concern in making sure I understand my options and feel heard and respected. I always recommend friends and family to her because I know they will receive the best care!
100

05/02/2017
She cares.
90

04/27/2017
I feel that due to the wait times, I usually tend to be in a rush to get through the appointment. The provider is more than willing to give me the time, but I need to catch my train/bus home, so after waiting 30-45 minutes to be seen, I'm in a bit of a bind. I always feel like I'm heard and that I'm well informed when leaving. I truly appreciate the care I receive, and [...] my only concern is wait time.
100

04/12/2017
Dr. Karmali is extremely knowledgeable and attentive to my condition.
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04/12/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best doctor I've ever had.
100

04/12/2017
Dr. Karmali really listens to my concerns and never discounts them. I trust her and appreciate everything she does.
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04/10/2017
I love Dr. Karmali, she is the only doctor in my entire life, that reminds me of my childhood doctor, Dr. [...]. Kind, compassionate, takes her time, actually cares about a patient's health, and NEVER makes you feel foolish or silly. She is a stellar physician and I wish her medical personna could be cloned/patented. 110% Awesome!!!
90

04/10/2017
Dr Karmali is consistently a calm and attentive presence. She always listens to my full explanations (despite the fact that I can be long-winded), and finds ways to help me fit solutions into my life that I can actually accomplish. She is non-judgmental but encouraging about things that I could be doing to improve my mental health (depression & anxiety), and understanding when I explain why I did or did not do things she had recommended in the past.
100

04/05/2017
[...] If ever she doesn't have an answer, she commits to finding one and providing it to me.
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04/05/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best doctor. I trust her, she is knowledgeable, patient and really listens and cares about her patients.
100

03/20/2017
Dr.karmali is one of the best doctor I have seen, she is lovely, very patient and spends time so much to make sure we are happy, she is the best person as an individual.
100

03/17/2017
Dr. Karmali is a wonderful provider. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional. She takes the time to listen to my concerns and makes me feel like I'm her only patient for the day.
100

03/14/2017
My usual provider was not working that day. I cam in for a sudden nasty rash - This Dr. filled in & was wonderful! I will now know there is a back up I can trust (my husband too). Very reassuring.
100

03/06/2017
Dr. Karmali is a wonderful doctor and I appreciate everything about her. She truly cares and listens and her follow-up is always very appreciated. She was recommend to me by a friend and I recommend her often to others.
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02/23/2017
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

02/22/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best primary care physician!
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02/21/2017
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

02/08/2017
Satisfied!
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02/06/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best, most caring doctor that I've ever had.
100

02/04/2017
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

02/01/2017
[...] 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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01/31/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best physician I have had in my life. I trust her implicitly.
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01/27/2017
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

01/26/2017
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.
100

01/19/2017
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.
100

01/02/2017
Dr. Karmali is the best physician in Seattle.
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12/31/2016
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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12/27/2016
My doctor gave me good council about a mental health concern and I am following those instructions.
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12/21/2016
Dr Karmali is the best PCP I've ever had.
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12/14/2016
Dr Karmali is absolutely wonderful.
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12/12/2016
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!
100

12/10/2016
Dr. Karmali is the best primary care physician I've ever had. Swedish is lucky to have her in this practice!
100

12/07/2016
Dr. Karmali is amazing - best doctor I have ever been treated by.
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12/06/2016
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.
100

11/26/2016
Zahra Karmali is awesome!
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11/03/2016
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.
100

11/01/2016
I love Dr. Karmali!
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10/30/2016
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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10/24/2016
great experience
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10/18/2016
Dr Karmali is the best doctor I have ever had.
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10/12/2016
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!
100

10/12/2016
I appreciate that Dr. Karmali took the time to listen to my concerns and make sure that she addressed each one of them.
100

10/10/2016
Dr. Kharmali is excellent. Highly recommend to others.
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10/05/2016
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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10/03/2016
I've recommended her to many friends who love her as much as me!
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09/29/2016
I LOVE Dr. Karmali - seriously the best doctor I've ever had. She is patient and knowledgeable.
100

09/15/2016
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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09/12/2016
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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Swedish Downtown Seattle Primary Care
800 5th Avenue Suite P100
Seattle, WA 98104
206-554-7787
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill