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Steven F. Counter, M.D.

General Surgeon

General Surgery

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

I provide comprehensive surgical care for both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures. I place great importance on patient education to help reduce patients anxiety about their surgery. I utilize surgical residents in the office as well as the hospital to maximize continuity of care.

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Accepts 53 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • AARP Medicare Complete Insured through United Healthcare Plans 1 2 and 3
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Choice Plan
  • Aetna Medicare Platinum Plan
  • Aetna Medicare Select Plan
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan
  • Ambetter from Coordinated Care
  • Amerigroup from Apple Health/Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Asuris
  • Basic Health Plan from Washington Apple Health/Medicaid
  • BridgeSpan
  • BridgeSpan (2018 Health Benefit Exchange)
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Plan of Washington from Apple Health/Medicaid
  • Coordinated Care from Apple Health/Medicaid
  • Coventry
  • First Choice Health Network
  • First Health- Through Coventry
  • Greatwest Healthcare
  • Health Plan
  • Healthy Options from Washington Apple Health/Medicaid
  • Humana
  • Humana Gold Plus
  • Humana Gold Plus DE-SHP
  • Interplan (formerly Healthsmart)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente Core and Flex (2018 Health Benefit Exchange)
  • Labor and Industry (L&I)
  • LifeWise Connect Essential Network (2018 Health Benefit Exchange)
  • LifeWise Exchange Plan
  • Maritime Medical Act
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Molina Healthcare from Apple Health/Medicaid
  • Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)
  • Multiplan (Private Healthcare Systems or PHCS)
  • Premera (2018 Health Benefit Exchange)
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
  • Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Classic
  • Premerea Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Classic Plus
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Shield
  • Regence Med Advantage + Rx Classic
  • Regence MedAdvantage Basic
  • Tricare Prime Standard and Extra
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • Uniform Services Family Health
  • United Healthcare (UHC)
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Medicare Advantage/Medicaid
  • Zenith Administrators
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Education

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
medical school, 1994
Swedish Medical Center
residency

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery, General

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendiceal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Abscess
  • Axillary Cyst
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Skin
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Contusion Abdominal Wall
  • Desmoid Tumors
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Diastasis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Fistula
  • Duodenal Ulcer Surgery
  • Ectopic Calcification Xyphoid
  • Encysted Hydrocele
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Enterovaginal Fistula
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Excision Mole
  • Excision Of Lesion
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Face Stitch Removal
  • Fasciitis
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Of Thyroid
  • Fistula Enterocutaneous
  • Foreign Body Foot
  • Foreign Body Trunk
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite Of Ear
  • Frostbite Of Face
  • Frostbite Of Finger
  • Frostbite Of Nose
  • Frostbite Of Toes
  • Fundoplication
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Gastric Volvulus
  • Gastrin Secreting Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Gastroduodenal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrojejunostomy
  • Glucagonoma
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hamartoma
  • Head Abscess
  • Head Cyst
  • Head Lump
  • Head Papilloma
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Epigastric
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperhidrosis Surgery
  • Ileostomy
  • Incarcerated Hernia
  • Incision And Drainage Of Deep Pelvirectal Abscess
  • Incision And Drainage Of Perianal Abscess
  • Incision Drainage Abscess
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inclusion Cyst
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Injury To Spleen
  • Internal Hernia
  • Interstitial Emphysema
  • Intestinal Artery Disease
  • Intestinal Infarction
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intra-Abdominal Cancer
  • Intraabdominal Cyst
  • Intussusception
  • Keratin Cyst
  • Laceration
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipoma
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphangiomas
  • Lysis Of Adhesions
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Malrotation Of Bowel
  • Mass On Trunk
  • Mechanical Complication Of Gastrostomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mediports
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesenteric Cyst
  • Mesenteric Mass
  • Mesh Removal
  • Mole Removal
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Neck Papilloma
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Non-Healing Wound
  • Nontraumatic Hematoma Of Soft Tissue
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Open Wound Leg
  • Open Wound Of Finger
  • Open Wound Of Forearm
  • Open Wound Of Neck
  • Open Wound Of Scalp
  • Open Wound Of Shoulder
  • Paracolostomy Hernia
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Paronychia
  • Partial Splenectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Adhesions
  • Peptic Ulcer Surgery
  • Perianal Haematoma
  • Peritoneal Catheter
  • Peritonitis
  • Pilar Cyst
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Polypectomy
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Quadrantectomy
  • Rectus Sheath Hernia
  • Recurrent Femoral Hernia
  • Recurrent Hernia
  • Reducible Hernia
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Repair Laceration
  • Repair Of Vaginoenteric Fistula
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Second Degree Burn
  • Skin Abscess
  • Small Bowel Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spinal Mass
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Spleen Pain
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenic Anomalies
  • Splenic Cyst
  • Splenic Disease
  • Splenic Infection
  • Splenic Injury
  • Splenomegaly
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Fistula
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stomal Hernia
  • Subcutaneous Lipomas
  • Subphrenic Abscess
  • Surgical Treatment Crohns Disease
  • Surgical Treatment Of Regional Enteritis
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urachal Cyst
  • Venous Stasis Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Therapy
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Personal Interests

I enjoy golfing, camping and family vacations.
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Steven F. Counter practices at two locations

The Polyclinic Northgate Plaza - General Surgery
9709 3rd Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115
The Polyclinic Broadway - General Surgery
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill