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Frances E. Broyles, MD

Endocrinologist, System Medical Director Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Nutrition
Languages: English
Professional Statement
Dr. Fran Broyles is the Medical Director of Diabetes/Endocrinology and Nutrition at Swedish. She has a broad interest in Endocrinology. She has been instrumental in the development of the Swedish Diabetes program, including Diabetes education, the utilization of state of the art Diabetes technology tools, community outreach, as well as direct patient care in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. She has collaborated with Swedish Bariatric and Weight loss services to develop a closely integrated program with the goal of preventing Diabetes and treating patients with Diabetes and excess body weight. She is passionate about the prevention of Diabetes in all age groups. In addition, she sees all endocrinology patients, including pituitary, osteoporosis, serving on a national Osteoporosis board for 5 years, PCOS, thyroid, parathyroid, lipids, and adrenal issues. She enjoys teaching and has been involved with both community lecture series as well as physician education. She considers her approach to patient care as a collaborative one, with patient and physician being a team.
Field of Study
University of Florida College of Medicine
Medical School
Albany Medical College
Internal Medicine
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Washington School of Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Professional Associations
American Diabetes Association, ADA Washington Chapter - Board Member, Endocrine Society
Personal Interests
When not practicing medicine, Dr. Broyles likes to spend time with her family, hike, practice yoga, support the local arts community, and read fiction.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal glucose metabolism
  • addison disease
  • adrenal adenoma
  • adrenal disorders
  • adrenal glands
  • adrenal hyperplasia
  • adrenal mass non-malignant
  • adrenal neoplasm
  • adrenogenital syndrome
  • androgen excess
  • androgen insensitivity
  • calcium metabolism
  • carcinoid syndrome
  • cholesterol disorders
  • congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • congenital hypothyroidism
  • conn syndrome
  • cushings disease
  • diabetes education
  • diabetes insipidus
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diabetic coma
  • diabetic nephropathy
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetic polyneuropathies
  • dwarfism
  • ectopic hyperparathyroidism
  • elevated acth
  • elevated growth hormone
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • endocrine complications of transplant
  • endocrine disorders
  • familial hyperparathyroidism
  • galactorrhea
  • gastroparesis
  • gigantism
  • glucagon
  • glucagonoma
  • glucocorticoid deficiency
  • goiter
  • growth hormone abnormalities
  • gynecomastia
  • hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • hyperaldosteronism
  • hypercalcemia
  • hyperglycemia
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • hyperprolactinemia
  • hyperthyroidism
  • hypocalcemia
  • hypoglycemia
  • hypogonadism
  • hypoparathyroidism
  • hypopituitarism
  • hypothalamic-pituitary disorder
  • hypothyroidism
  • insulin pump
  • insulin resistance
  • insulinoma
  • islet cell hyperplasia
  • islet cell tumor
  • juvenile diabetes
  • ketoacidosis
  • klinefelter's syndrome
  • low t3
  • low t4
  • maternal thyroid disorders
  • menstrual migraines
  • metabolic abnormality
  • multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • myxedema
  • nodular goiter
  • nontoxic goiter
  • ovarian dysfunction
  • panhypopituitarism
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid cancer
  • parathyroid disease
  • parathyroid mass
  • pheochromocytoma
  • pituitary disorders
  • pituitary dwarfism
  • prediabetes
  • prolactinoma
  • radioiodine therapy
  • secondary hyperaldosteronism
  • testosterone deficiency
  • thyroid
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid cyst
  • thyroid disorder
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid stimulating hormone
  • thyroiditis
  • thyrotoxic exophthalmos
  • thyrotoxicosis
  • toxic nodular goiter
  • type 2 diabetes
  • type I diabetes
  • vitamin d deficiency
  • vitamin deficiency
  • weight control
  • weight loss
  • weight problem
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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 (85 Ratings, 24 Comments)


There is no better endocrinologist than Dr Broyles!

My consistent experience can only be described as outstanding. I truly believe, and will gladly share, that I am in the very best hands possible with Dr. Broyles. She exemplifies what good looks like when taking care of the "patient as a whole."

Dr. Broyles is the BEST doctor I have ever had. She has often gone out of her way to answer questions and to advocate for me with other care providers.

Dr. Broyles is an expert, compassionate physician who is an extremely good listener!

Dr. Fran Broyles is one of the finest, if not the finest, physician who has ever cared for me.

I have been following Fran Broyles, M.D. for almost 20 years. From various clinics that she has gone to during that time. I make the trip from Portland four times a year because Fran is the best.

Dr Broyles (and [...]) are fantastic; I come from Phoenix to see them and will continue to do so.

Outstanding! Caring, sympathetic, took time with me and answered ALL questions thoroughly. Attended to my physical AND mental well-being. I feel fortunate and grateful to be in her care.

I can't say enough about how good Fran Broyles is as my endocrinologist. She's top notch in every way! I have seen her - actually started seeing her 15 to 20 years ago. There was a short period of time we couldn't see her. Love her as my doc.

Dr. Broyles is exceptional.

Dr Broyles is simply the best health care provider I have ever encountered. I have been fortunate enough to be under her care for nearly 20 years!

I am truly blessed to have such an excellent physician.

Dr. Broyles is the best physician I've ever encounter in my adult life. She is very acknowledgeable, smart and very professional. She helped me to take a 180 degree on improving my health. She always reviewed my past plan, labs, medications and creates a new plan every time she finds anything that can be improved regarding my health. She is also very compassionate and understanding of the challenges her patients often times have. She also is very respectful and creates a good trusting relationship with her patients. She is the best.

Dr. Broyles is a great practitioner

Dr. Broyles is an amazing physician. I trust her with my life & care. She is the best physician I have ever seen.

Dr. Broyles is an amazing, brilliant and exceptionally competent physician. I am fortunate to have her back my healthcare team.

I will follow Dr. Frances E. Broyles where ever she goes. She is outstanding.

She's an excellent doctor, and I was very impressed and glad to become her patient.

Fran Broyles is an excellent doctor.

I've been a patient of Dr. Broyles for many years - I'm so lucky to have her.... She's the best!!

I love seeing Dr. Broyles for my type 1 diabetes follow up visits every few months. She is always happy to see me and remembers who I am. She is interested in my whole life, not just what my blood sugar numbers are. Dr. Broyles involves me in the decision making - she doesn't just tell me what to do without asking me. I really appreciate her.

Provider had not reviewed my chart or my test results before I arrived, so first minutes of appointment were spent waiting for her to log on to computer and review file and test results. Then she described to me results that I was already familiar with. She was completely mistaken about my medical history, trivialized my reaction to a medication, not familiar with some of my test results, and minimized the severity of symptoms I'm experiencing. She seems to want to treat me for conditions I don't have.

outstanding first visit

Dr. Broyles is a fantastic doctor and clinical companion who always has her patient's best interest in her heart and mind.
Swedish Diabetes Education and Nutrition - First Hill
1124 Columbia Street Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
Swedish Endocrinology - First Hill
1124 Columbia Street Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
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