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K. L. Peterson, FACS, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

I believe that communication is central to patient care. Helping patients to understand the considerations and treatment options is a key aspect of quality.

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Accepts 46 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS
  • Aetna Whole Health - Polyclinic
  • Aetna Whole Health - Providence Swedish
  • Aetna Whole Health - Puget Sound
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Bluecross/Blueshield Bluecard PPO
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna/Greatwest Healthcare PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter Exchange HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • LifeWise Connect Exchange
  • LifeWise PPO
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Marketplace Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum/Optum Behavioral Health
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) PPO
  • 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 AARP HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

University of Iowa
medical school
University of California, Los Angeles
residency
National Center for Voice and Speech, The University of Iowa
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology/Otorhinolaryngology

Clinical Interests

  • Acinic Cell Cancer
  • Adenoidcystic Carcinoma
  • Adenoiditis
  • Adenoids
  • Airway Disorders
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Allergic Gastroenteritis
  • Allergic Granulomatosis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy To Mold
  • Anosmia
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Cervical Spinal Mass
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Canal Lesion
  • Ear Cyst
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Keloids
  • Ear Mass
  • Earache
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Adenoids
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epistaxis
  • Ethmoidectomy
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Cyst
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Foreign Body In Ear
  • Foreign Body In Nose
  • Foreign Body In Throat
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Growth On Head
  • Growth On Neck
  • Hairy Tongue
  • Hay Fever
  • Head Abscess
  • Head Cyst
  • Head Lump
  • Head Mass
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Papillomatosis
  • Laryngeal Polyps
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Maxillofacial Regeneration
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Mouth Cyst
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Pain
  • Neoplasm Of Salivary Gland
  • Neural Hearing Loss
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Nose Abscess
  • Nose Cyst
  • Nose Fracture
  • Nose Pain
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis
  • Paranasal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Preauricular Fistula
  • Presbycusis
  • Revision Of Tracheostomy
  • Rhinitis
  • Ruptured Eardrum
  • Salivary Duct
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Septoplasty
  • Septum Problem
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sinus Fracture
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech Disorders
  • Sphenoidectomy
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Spots On Tongue
  • Strep Throat
  • Stridor
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Sudden Deafness
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Mass
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Clip
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Tied
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsils
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Stent
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tumor Of Nose
  • Tumor Of Parotid Gland
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Velopharyngeal Deficiencies
  • Vocal Cord Abnormalities
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Lesion
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Strain
  • Voice Problems
  • Voice Screening
  • Weak Cry
  • Wheezing
  • Xerostomia
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Personal Interests

Photography, running, hiking, travel, skiing
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Professional Associations

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Northwest Academy of Otolaryngology, and the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

K. L. Peterson practices at three locations

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah
Medical Groups
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