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Peiqing Qian, MD

Languages: English, Chinese - Mandarin
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
To provide her patients guidance and support to effectively manage their conditions with better quality of life
Shanghai Second Medical University
Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
Professional Associations
American Academy of Neurology
Personal Interests
Music, culture, cooking and gardening
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc, Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • abducens nerve disease
  • abducens nerve injury
  • abducens nerve palsy and paresis
  • abnormal coordination
  • abnormal eeg
  • abnormal emg
  • abnormal neuroimaging
  • abnormal reflexes
  • abnormal twitching
  • abscess central nervous system
  • absence epilepsy
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • alcohol withdrawal
  • alcoholic encephalopathy
  • alogia
  • ambulatory eeg
  • amnesia
  • amyloid neuropathy
  • aneurysm
  • anosmia
  • anoxic encephalopathy
  • aphasia
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • ataxia
  • athetoid cerebral palsy
  • aura
  • autoimmune meningitis
  • autonomic dysreflexia
  • autonomic nervous system disorders
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • bacterial meningitis
  • beriberi
  • berry aneurysm
  • brachial plexopathy
  • brachial plexus lesion
  • brachycephaly
  • brain concussion
  • bulbar palsy
  • carotid stenosis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • causalgia of lower limb
  • causalgia of upper limb
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar ataxia
  • cerebellar disease
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral anomaly
  • cerebral arteritis
  • cerebral atherosclerosis
  • cerebral contusion
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebral laceration
  • cerebral lipidosis
  • cerebral palsy
  • cerebrospinal fluid abnormality
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cerebrovascular disorders
  • cerebrovascular insufficiency
  • charcot-marie-tooth disease
  • childhood epilepsy
  • chorea
  • choreoathetosis
  • chronic headache
  • chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis
  • chronic post-traumatic headache
  • ciliary neuralgia
  • circadian rhythm disorder
  • cluster headache
  • common peroneal nerve lesion
  • concussive seizure
  • convulsion
  • corticobasal degeneration
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • creutzfeldt jakob syndrome
  • degenerative brain disorder
  • degenerative disorders of the balance organs
  • delirium
  • demyelinating disease
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetic polyneuropathies
  • diagnostic lumbar puncture
  • diffuse axonal injury
  • diplegia of upper limbs
  • disorder of balance
  • disorder of body awareness
  • disturbance of skin sensation
  • dizziness
  • drop attack
  • drug-induced acute dystonia
  • dysarthria
  • dysautonomia
  • dyskinesia
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • dystonia
  • echoencephalogram abnormal
  • eeg telemetry
  • electroencephalography
  • encephalitis
  • encephalopathies
  • enlarged optic nerve
  • enlarged ventricle
  • epilepsy
  • essential tremor
  • executive dysfunction
  • extrapyramidal disorders
  • exvacuohydrocephalus
  • facial asymmetry
  • facial nerve palsy and paresis
  • facial paresis
  • facial spasm
  • facial tingling
  • familial ataxia
  • fasciculations
  • femoral nerve lesion
  • flaccid hemiplegia
  • focal dystonia
  • foot drop
  • friedreich ataxia
  • frontal lobe disinhibition
  • functional quadriplegia
  • fungal meningitis
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • generalized seizures
  • genetic dystonia
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • grand mal status epilepticus
  • guillain barre syndrome
  • handwriting tremor
  • head trauma
  • headache
  • hearing loss
  • hemiatrophy
  • hemicrania continua
  • hemidystonia
  • hemineglect
  • hemiparesis
  • hemiplegia
  • hereditary sensory neuropathy
  • hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • herpes zoster
  • hiv dementia
  • hiv neuropathy
  • hydrocephalus
  • hydromyelia
  • hypertonia
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • hypotonia
  • idiopathic transverse myelitis
  • inclusion body myositis
  • infantile cerebral palsy
  • infectious neuritis
  • injury to brain
  • intention tremor
  • intermittent cerebral ischemia
  • intermittent tremor
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial hypertension
  • isolated central nervous system vasculitis
  • jc virus
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • late effects of poliomyelitis
  • lateral sclerosis
  • leg numbness
  • leg weakness
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • leukodystrophy
  • lip droop
  • lissencephaly
  • lobar atrophy of brain
  • locked-in syndrome
  • loss of consciousness
  • lumbar puncture
  • lumbosacral plexus lesion
  • macrocephaly
  • marcus gunn phenomenon
  • maternal neurologic disorders
  • meningitis
  • meralgia paresthetica
  • metabolic brain disorders
  • microcephaly
  • migraine
  • migraine treatment
  • mononeuritis
  • mononeuritis multiplex
  • monoplegia
  • monoplegia of upper limb
  • motor neuron disease
  • movement disorders
  • moyamoya
  • multiple sclerosis
  • multiple system atrophy
  • multisystemic disseminated toxoplasmosis
  • muscle spasticity
  • muscle weakness
  • muscular dystrophy
  • myelitis
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myoclonic seizures
  • myoclonus
  • nerve diseases
  • nerve root disorder
  • nerve sheath tumor
  • nervous system disorders
  • neuralgic amyotrophy
  • neuritis
  • neuroborreliosis
  • neurofibromatosis
  • neurological disorders
  • neurometabolic disorder
  • neuromuscular ultrasound
  • neuropathy
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • nonepileptic event
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • numbness
  • occipital neuralgia
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • optic migraines
  • optic nerve and pathway injury
  • optic nerve disease
  • orthostatic hypotension
  • pachygyria
  • paralysis
  • paraneoplastic polyneuropathy
  • paraplegia
  • parasitic meningitis
  • paresthesia
  • parkinson's disease
  • pellagra
  • periodic paralysis
  • peripheral autonomic neuropathy
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • periventricular lesion
  • periventricular leukomalacia
  • periventricular mass
  • peroneal muscular atrophy
  • peroneal nerve lesion
  • petit mal status
  • pinched nerve
  • pituitary adenoma
  • plagiocephaly
  • plantar nerve lesion
  • plexitis
  • plexopathy
  • poliodystrophia cerebri
  • poliomyelitis
  • polymicrogyria
  • polyneuropathy
  • popliteal nerve lesion
  • post traumatic seizures
  • post-concussion syndrome
  • post-traumatic amnesia
  • post-traumatic headache
  • primary progressive aphasia
  • problems with smell and taste
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • progressive muscular atrophy
  • progressive supranuclear palsy
  • pseudobulbar palsy
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
  • pure autonomic failure
  • quadriplegia
  • radial nerve lesion
  • radiculopathy
  • reflex neurovascular dystrophy
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • restless legs syndrome
  • schwannomatosis
  • segmental dystonia
  • sensory impairment
  • sensory problem with head
  • sensory problem with neck and trunk
  • sensory problems with limbs
  • slurred speech
  • spasticity
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • spinocerebellar degeneration
  • spinocerebellar diseases
  • staring
  • status epilepticus
  • stereotypic movement disorder
  • subacute spongiform encephalopathy
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • syphilis
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • temporal sclerosis
  • tension headache
  • tetany
  • tetraplegia
  • tibial nerve lesion
  • tic disorder
  • tingling
  • torsion dystonia
  • torticollis
  • tourette syndrome
  • toxic myoneural disorders
  • toxoplasmosis
  • transient blindness
  • transient cerebral ischemia
  • transient ischemic attack
  • transient limb paralysis
  • transient monocular vision loss
  • transverse myelitis
  • traumatic brain injury
  • tremor
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • trigeminal nerve injury
  • trigeminal nerve palsy and paresis
  • tuberculosis of meninges
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ulnar nerve
  • ulnar nerve compression
  • unsteady gait
  • uremic encephalopathy
  • vagal nerve disorders
  • vagus nerve disease
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular myelopathy
  • vasculitic neuropathy
  • venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
  • venous sinus thrombosis
  • ventriculomegaly
  • vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • vertigo
  • vestibular function test abnormal
  • viral meningitis
  • visual evoked potentials
  • vitamin b deficiency

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 (90 Ratings, 16 Comments)


Dr. Qian is a very kind lady and explains concerns with the ability to help me understand.

During the time spent with the Dr. she mentioned stroke repeatedly (my husband and I both clearly heard her say that) however, nothing in the notes said anything about a stroke. When I e-mailed the nurse she checked with the Dr. and the Dr. said no stroke. But, she clearly said that as she repeatedly circled an area on the MRI that she was showing us. The MRI review that she showed this time was totally different than the past so there was no comparison to what we looked at last time we were there. She was quick to decide that it had nothing to MS and that it was small vessel disease. And we felt like we were brushed off. This was our 3rd visit with her and the other 2 appointments were so much more informational. I felt like since there was no easy answer she was done with me, don't let the door hit you on the way out. I am frustrated and felt very let down by the Dr. If I was EVER to go back to see her I would take a tape recorder so that I could have her listen back to what she told us, since she obviously didn't remember.

My wife accompanies me to appointments so she can take notes on what Dr. Peiqing Qian is telling us. The problem we found on the latest visit was that Dr. Qian speaks rapidly, and also processes the information she is seeing on the MRIs that I had done earlier the same day on the spot while we were in the office. We are more comfortable with having the analysis and diagnosis pretty much in hand before we come in to hear the results, so it was odd to hear some uncertainty as Dr. Qian read the MRI results from this time compared to a year ago when I was first diagnosed with PPMS. [...] The other key comment I want to make is this: many of the MS patients being treated at Swedish may not be able to process a lot of detailed information in a rapid-fire manner of delivery, so I suggest your staff need to 'slow down' a bit and tailor the delivery of information to the actual people you are seeing. I think this will enable people like me and my wife (who both are pretty articulate, and my mental functions remain high though my body is not doing so well with walking, balance, etc.) to make more sense of what we are being told.

Dr Qian provides excellent medical care for me. For the first time since I've been seeing her she seemed to have less time to spend with me. However, she still gave me her full attention while seeing me and answered all my questions.

I was diagnosed with MS in 1997. I have had a number of Neurologists, but Dr. Qain is the first physician to fully explain, recommend, treat, listen....I could go on and on. I leave there feeling amazing, like I can do anything after my visit. She always ends our visit with a hug! I ADORE Dr. Qain!

Dr. Qian always takes whatever time is needed to discuss any new test results, drug related issues or concerns and information about new drugs on the market for treatment of MS.

Provider had a great grasp on how to read the MRI's. Had not bothered to read my little 1\2 typed sheet with an explanation of my symptoms and what I do all day at work. Suggested that I could just be switched to a desk job without asking any questions.

I have referred 3 people - - 2 are now patients.

I was some what disapointed this visit. The last visit I had the dr. was very friendly and seemed to want to help me with my medication refills. This time she didnt want to refill them she wanted me to see another dr. although I have been on the same meds for a couple of years and it works just fine for me. Also she ask's me every time if my husband and I are interested in having children and I keep telling her I had my tubes tyed so no. But that concerns me because it makes me think she is not paying attention to detail on my chart.

I am surprised that the only test they do is on my gait, and not on if my numbness has progressed, or any cognitive tests, even though I do complain about my memory and doing tasks at work.

Long long drive for such a short visit.

When I had my appointment with Swedish, it was unlike any doctors visit I've had before. I can honestly say I was glad to be appointed to Dr. Qian! I look forward to this new journey with the doctor and staff in dealing with my MS. Thank you, Swedish!

Love Dr. Qian.

Any poor marks with this initial visit were not related to the intelligence, knowledge, courtesy, or clinical evaluation provided by the provider or associated staff. Rather, my concerns […] revolves around the provider having jumped over some very important steps (in my opinion) when relating to a new patient, with a disease process new to them. Her evaluation, and explanation of my diagnosis were thorough, and concise, but instead of following that with any discussion of expected disease course, and running through the treatment options that were available to me and her opinion as to which treatments she felt would provide the best results for me, she attempted to steer me towards 3 available studies. […] I wish to express my disappointment in this encounter, and the complete sense of frustration at what seemed to be very disjointed and uncoordinated care. […] I felt that […] you have not fully figured out how to utilize your assets, and focus on helping your patients versus studying them. […] In other words, make sure they become comfortable and confident in what you have to offer. […]

We traveled from Alaska for initial appt. I was worried it was going to be a quick 30 min. visit. I think Dr. Q. spent 2 hrs. with us.

I loved her and how she included my husband with my care.
Multiple Sclerosis Center
1600 East Jefferson Street A Level
Seattle, WA 98122
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill
Swedish Edmonds