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Thomas S. Yang, MD

Pain Medicine Physician
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Washington
Residency
Anesthesia
University of Washington
Fellowship
Pain Management
Board Certifications
  • American Academy of Pain Management, Pain Management
Services
Clinical Interests
  • amplified pain syndrome
  • back pain
  • baclofen therapy
  • chronic pain
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • epidural injection
  • erythromelalgia
  • fibromyalgia
  • headache
  • herpes zoster
  • interventional pain management
  • intractable pain
  • intrathecal pump
  • meralgia paresthetica
  • migraine
  • neck injury
  • neck pain
  • nerve block
  • nerve compression syndrome
  • neuralgia
  • neuritis
  • neuromodulation
  • neuropathic arthritis
  • neuropathy
  • pain clinic
  • pain management
  • paresthesia
  • phantom limb
  • post radiation pain
  • post thoracotomy chest pain
  • postherpetic neuralgia
  • post-laminectomy syndrome
  • radiofrequency rhizotomy
  • reflex neurovascular dystrophy
  • spinal cord stimulator
  • spinal cord stimulators
  • tens therapy
  • trigger point injection
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.

4.0 out of 5 (62 Ratings, 14 Comments)


10

06/07/2017
How about asking the patient about what they do, instead of assuming I'm an idiot and "try to make things as simple as I can" (dr.'s words). When I already have a very good grasp of the condition. He was a condescending [...]!
100

05/15/2017
Dr Yang is the best thing since sliced bread
100

04/27/2017
Everyone was very helpful.
70

04/19/2017
Dr Yang office or nurse at Seattle Pain Services never followed up with me after thesurgical procedure on [...] to see if the ESI injection worked or if I was still in pain. No right,very unprofessional.
90

03/16/2017
NOT A FAN FOR POSSIBLE INJECTION TREATMENT FOR SOME PAIN RELIEF BUT I AM CONFIDENT I WILL BE IN GOOD HANDS.
100

02/15/2017
dr. Yang is one of the best doctors in his field and I would recommend him to everyone and in fact have recommended him in the past.
80

02/07/2017
Prior back condition I was experiencing. I was not given good medical advice because of that my diagnose of osteoporosis had gotten so bad I will never be able to straighten up again I have last 5' of height.
60

12/07/2016
there seems to be quite a focus on speed of service with Swedish providers. No, i didn't have to wait long, but i feel like the time I have with MD is so short that things get left out and I leave feeling like all of my concerns were not fully addressed
0

11/28/2016
I have an extreme needle phobia. Dr. Yang was dismissive of my fears to the point of rudeness. I left the office WITHOUT getting the procedure!
60

11/10/2016
Dr Yang has a positive and congenial attitude but I'm not sure he knows my name; he continually calls me "Mam." My confidence was a bit shaken when whoever answered some questions via Mychart about an upcoming procedure (success/failure rate) I was told the doctor 'didn't have that information.' When I pushed on this, I was given a 'quote from the literature.' When I asked him in person, he seemed a bit defensive. (the procedure didn't work for me). One increasingly irritating factor in seeing him is that he is always running late which he attributes to 'the scheduler.' In my last visit, he was over an hour late, though the front desk told me he would see me very quickly. This is costly in my time and parking fees for what is supposed to be a 5-minute procedure.
100

10/12/2016
Dr. Young showed me the MRI and several potential sources/causes of the pain. He clearly described the treatment and potential effects. He also described future options if my treatment failed.
100

10/12/2016
No problems.
0

09/21/2016
He islead me to think I needed pt before I could get the facet shot. And that my weight was the big issue with him. I'm very angry with his personality and approach to get help. I will never refer anyone to the painclinic!
20

08/19/2016
Dr. Yang did not take the time to speak with me. I felt like everything was rushed. I heard him reviewing my chart for 2 min. outside the door. [...]
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Swedish Pain Services - First Hill
600 Broadway Suite 530
Seattle, WA 98122
206-215-2229
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Issaquah
Swedish Cherry Hill
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