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Julie M. Thomas, MD

Primary Care Physician
Languages: English, Spanish
Professional Statement
What I enjoy most about being a physician is getting to know my patients in the context of their lives. I value celebrating their new job, mourning a loss or meeting a dear family member. It is rewarding and interesting!
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Medical School
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Professional Associations
King County Medical Society; Washington State Medical Association
Personal Interests
My patients are often great teachers of their respective cultures. I volunteer at Haller Lake Christian Health Clinic and enjoy mission trips abroad and time with my family here at home.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Blog Posts
By: Julie M Thomas, MD
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Instead of only focusing on what patients need to do to improve their health, let's look at what they bring to a doctor’s appointment.

Here are 10 things that physicians love about their patients:

10. Their preparedness. One might think that doctors cringe when patients pull out “the list” of their concerns and questions. On the contrary: this adds great efficiency and still helps us to be complete in what we do. The last thing a doctor wants is for a patient to go home and worry about something they forgot to ask us.

9. Their self-discipline. I have seen many patients shed pounds, shake off cigarettes, trim down on alcohol consumption and put on those sneakers day after day. If I’m honest, I’d say that I myself exercise just so I can look these inspiring individuals in the eyes when we talk about fitness.

8. Their knowledge. I don’t...


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.

4.8 out of 5 (78 Ratings, 11 Comments)


I think the blood work up should be done prior to the annual appointment so I can discuss the results with the Doctor --- not just get an email with results and note from Doctor

All good - she spent time with me and gave me information from a visit from the past that was very helpful (and had not been shared). Only concern was that she was not going to send my strep throat test out to the outside lab...I kind of insisted and it turned out I was one of the 5% of people whose strep test is negative in the office and positive in the lab. If I had not insisted I would probably still be sick.

Great doctor. She has been totally patient and understanding with my mom

[...] she already has a large patient base so it would be difficult to get an appointment. I appreciate that Dr. Thomas is very thorough and really listens to the patient. She diagnosed a health issue because of her listening skills and thorough checkup.

Has my utmost respect

Dr Thomas is a down-to-earth, easy to talk to and easy to understand physician. I have been seeing her for several years and am always very happy with the care that I receive.

I have always had extremely positive experiences with Dr Thomas.

Dr. Thomas is great!

Dr. Thomas is amazing. So greatly appreciate her care and thoughtfulness with quick follow-up on test results.

Dr. Julie Thomas is the best doctor I have ever had!

Always a good experience with Dr. Thomas - very helpful and engaging.
Swedish Mercer Island Primary Care
3236 78th Avenue Southeast Suite 200
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Affiliated Facilities
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