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Jeffrey M. Cary, MD

4.4 out of 5
Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Each patient is approached as an individual & unique situation so that the treatment program is tailored to insure maximum success. I try to utilize the latest information from medical literature, from my colleagues & from my experience.

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University of Colorado School of Medicine
medical school
Duke University, Durham, NC, University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, CO
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
fellowship, Pulmonary Diseases

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease


Clinical Interests

  • abnormal chest ct scan
  • airway obstruction
  • airway scarring
  • allergic aspergillosis
  • allergic pneumonitis
  • allergies
  • asbestos lung
  • aspiration pneumonitis
  • asthma
  • atelectasis
  • atypical mycobacterium
  • autoimmune pleuritis
  • beryllium disease
  • bilevel positive airway pressure
  • biopsy of lung
  • bronchiolitis
  • bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
  • bronchomalacia
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • bronchospasm
  • bronchus deformity
  • candidiasis of lung
  • chest wall disorder
  • chronic cough
  • chronic lung disease
  • chronic pulmonary embolus
  • chronic respiratory failure
  • ciliary dyskinesia
  • continuous positive airway pressure
  • contusion of chest wall
  • cough
  • croup
  • diaphragmatic disorders
  • dyspnea on exertion
  • empyema
  • exposure to secondhand smoke
  • foreign body in airway
  • hemoptysis
  • hepatic hydrothorax
  • high altitude simulation test
  • home sleep study
  • home ventilation
  • hypercarbia
  • hypoventilation syndrome
  • hypoxia
  • influenza
  • interstitial lung disease
  • kussmauls
  • laryngotracheitis
  • low oxygen level
  • lung cancer screening
  • lung disease
  • lung infiltrate
  • lung mass
  • lung transplantation
  • maternal respiratory disease
  • mechanical ventilation
  • occupational lung injury
  • pertussis
  • pleural effusion
  • pleural thickening
  • pleural tuberculosis
  • pleurisy
  • pleuritic pain
  • pneumoconiosis
  • pneumonitis
  • post infectious cough
  • pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • pulmonary congestion
  • pulmonary embolism
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • pulmonary function tests
  • pulmonary granuloma
  • pulmonary hemorrhage
  • pulmonary hemosiderosis
  • pulmonary infections
  • radiation pneumonitis
  • recurrent lung infections
  • respiratory failure
  • restrictive lung disease
  • rheumatoid lung
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • shortness of breath
  • silicosis
  • smoker's cough
  • snoring
  • spirometry
  • sputum production
  • stridor
  • thoracentesis
  • tobacco-related diseases
  • tracheal mass
  • tracheal stenosis
  • tracheobronchitis
  • tracheomalacia
  • tuberculosis
  • ventilator dependent
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Personal Interests

Spending time with my family. Outdoor activities including skiing (water & snow), biking & gardening. Indoor interests include reading novels, following political affairs and sports & art collectables.
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Professional Associations

King County Medical Society; Washington State Medical Association; Washington Lung Association; American College of Physicians; American Thoracic Society; Society of Internal Medicine; American College of Chest Physicians
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  • English

Practice Locations

Jeffrey M. Cary practices at one location

Swedish Center for Comprehensive Care
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. 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. 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. More About Our Survey

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Jeffrey M. Cary's Overall Score

4.4 out of 5 from 99 ratings (24 comments)
5 out of 5

Dr Cary is the ONLY DR that has ever asked me how I take my mix of meds.... this includes my past Swedish pain med dr. Not only that, he UNDERSTOOD my concerns about taking tests or procedures since I have Syringomyelia. I was very pleasantly surprised and pleasantly relieved that finally, a doctor got it. I was understood. [...] Dr Cary is an excellent example of how drs should relate. Personable, interested in you as a person, not a diagnosis or number. Informed, caring, of course, highly educated. His staff is alert, caring, prompt and educated. Dedication is the key here.

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5 out of 5

I felt completely at ease and not hurried at all. He was very thorough and helpful regarding long term care for my concerns.

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5 out of 5

Dr. Cary is exceptional. Very knowledgeable and caring.

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5 out of 5

very thorough,and caring

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5 out of 5

I've depended on Dr. Cary and his staff for many years. I believe he has saved my life several times over. He does a wonderful job of listening, answering my questions informing me about any changes, reasons for tests and relieving my mind about any procedures and future prognosis.

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3 out of 5

Not judgmental.

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5 out of 5

he was very positive. We needed that attitude considering my condition. [...]

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5 out of 5

Dr Cary was able to get me into a ENT specialist within an hour of my appointment with him. This was regarding a question I had with a particular issue during my session with him.

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4.5 out of 5

I really like Dr. Cary. He's a very good doctor. I must say that I sometimes feel my doctors won't tell me everything that is actually wrong with me and that could be because my disease is so complex. I would like to know everything though because I sometimes get home and because very concerned. Otherwise I really like all of them.

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5 out of 5

Dr Carey is excellant.

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5 out of 5

Dr. Cary has been my primary physician for many years and I give him and his team credit for keeping me alive. My medical issues are complex and he and his office have always been open and responsive. Providing excellent care, explanations, plans and willingness to discuss and include other doctors and opinions to come to the best plan for my needs. I am very grateful to Dr. Cary, [...] and the team at Swedish Comprehensive Care.

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4.5 out of 5

total confidance with Dr Cary abd his department

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4.5 out of 5

Very comfortable and confident with the MD.

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5 out of 5

A most considerate, compassionate and understanding doctor and nurse imaginable. Role models for what Swedish should be providing in all areas of patient care.

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5 out of 5

VERY impressed with Dr. Cary.

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5 out of 5

Dr. Cary provided excellent explanations for test results, physiology of asthma, mechanisms of actions of meds, duration of tx, and next plan of action.

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2.5 out of 5

Wait time was ridiculous.

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5 out of 5

Dr. Cary is one of the very best providers in the Providence system

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5 out of 5

Dr. Cary saw me in the hospital every day since when he first consulted. I needed an expert in pulmonology and delivered just that. I am so appreciative that he took me on as a patient once I was discharged as he already knew my circumstances and disease course.

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4.5 out of 5

Time spent was adequate - it's clear that the pace of work is demanding on all health care providers - perhaps too much so.

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3.5 out of 5

Provider seemed to have looked over my chart well (which I appreciated). He seemed appropriately concerned about my overall health and explained my symptoms and condition better than most other doctors.I suppose that I was expecting that he would taken more time with me if the wait was so long but I don't feel like an equitable amount of time was spent, maybe only about 15 minutes or less with provider. I feel like happreciate he seemed to have a fairly full picture of my pulmonary status. But that wait time was too much. I work in healthcare (non clinical) and I would actually like to challenge the clinic if this provider and his team needs to take longer to get through a "good" appointment, then go ahead and schedule the extra time. I want him to be able to review my chart, I want to have time to do the extra breathing test, I want his MA to not be so rushed, I want him and her to have time to explain things to me. what I don't want is I be scheduled for an appointment and wait over an hour doing nothing. [...]

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5 out of 5

Dr. Cary is really trying to help me.

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