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Claire L. Buchanan, M.D., FACS

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Buchanan is a 2018 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Philosophy of care: I encourage my patients to become full participants in their care. I believe a team approach with the patient as an equal partner in the decision making process is essential for a thorough and thoughtful approach to treatment.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
medical school
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
residency, General Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-Breast Surgery
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Aspiration Breast Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Breast Cancer Genetic Testing
  • Breast Cancer Genetics
  • Breast Conservation
  • Breast Cyst
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Of Ge Junction
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoid Of Stomach
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Congenital Hypoplasia Of Breast
  • Contusion Of Breast
  • Cryoablation
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Cystosarcoma Phylloides
  • Cytoreduction Surgery
  • Dysplasia Of Breast
  • Er Positive Breast Cancer
  • Family History Of Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Galactocele
  • Galactorrhea
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hypertrophy Of Breast
  • Hypopigmented Nipple Lesion
  • Hypoplasia Of Breast
  • Inverted Nipple
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mammary Duct Ectasia
  • Mammary Dysplasia
  • Mammogram
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastodynia
  • Mastotomy
  • Melanoma On Ear
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Microcalcifications
  • Mondor's Disease
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple Fissure
  • Nipple Lesion
  • Post Partum Mastitis
  • Postmastectomy Lymphedema Syndrome
  • Quadrantectomy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Surgical Staging
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Women's Health
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Professional Associations

Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Sociey of Breast Disease
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Claire L. Buchanan practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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