Local magazine recognizes 135 EvergreenHealth providers with top doctors honor

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The following is a release from EvergreenHealth:

The latest issue of Seattle Met magazine names 135 providers and nurse practitioners within the EvergreenHealth network to the publication’s ninth annual “Top Doctors” list that honors the top-performing medical practitioners in the Puget Sound region.

Each year, Seattle Met publishes the results of its annual survey that asks medical professionals in King, Kitsap, Snohomish and parts of Pierce counties to nominate the colleagues they would entrust with a loved one’s medical care. More than 1,400 doctors, nurses and physician assistants participated in this year’s survey, nominating nearly 13,000 providers. The 2014 “Top Doctors” list honors 974 providers and nurses across 78 specialties.

“We’re so proud of every provider, nurse, staff person and volunteer who works hard to deliver the highest quality care to our patients and their families. Today I have the honor of congratulating the 135 providers whose work and reputation have earned the esteem of their peers and a well-deserved spot among the Seattle area’s best doctors,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte.

Of the nearly 13,000 nominations, just the top 15 percent of practitioners were considered as semifinalists for the list. To determine the finalists, Seattle Met assembles an independent, anonymous panel of administrators, doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants from the region’s hospitals, clinics, private practices and associations.

The panel makes its selections based on a provider’s experience and competency within his or her specialty, patient satisfaction, compliance with care recommendations and ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best care for patients.


EvergreenHealth’s 2014 “Top Doctors” and their specialties are listed below in alphabetical order.

· Timothy S. Anderson, DO, Family Medicine

· Russ R. Arjal, MD, Gastroenterology

· Sheemain D. Asaria, MD, Obstetrics

· Richard J. Badura, MD, Neonatology

· Peter M. Benda, MD, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

· Chad M. Bentsen, MD, Emergency Medicine

· Meagan K. Bouse, MD, Anesthesiology

· Heather M. Bradford, CNM, Midwifery

· Janelle Brown-Chang, MD, Gastroenterology

· Michael M. Bundesmann, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

· Robert S. Burks, MD, Anesthesiology

· Shana L. Burton, CNM, Midwifery

· Maura W. Cardwell, MD, Obstetrics

· Timothy M. Carlos, MD, Hematology and Oncology

· Kara L. Carlson, MD, Mammography

· Debra M. Chaput, MD, Family Medicine

· Maria Chong, MD, Diagnostic Radiology

· Kelly A. Clinch, MD, General Surgery

· Howard L. Colston, MD, Anesthesiology

· Chad S. Crystal, MD, Emergency Medicine

· Alexis R. David, MD, Family Medicine

· Steven M. Dawson, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat

· Andrew J. Deck, MD, Urology

· Michele A. Delorit, MD, Obstetrics

· Amanda Dise, MD, Obstetrics

· Annemarie C. Dooley, MD, Nephrology

· Paul H. Dreyfuss, MD, Pain Medicine

· Christopher L. Fellows, MD, Cardiology

· Geoffrey S. Ferguson, MD, Interventional Radiology

· Brian L. Ferris, MD, Vascular Surgery

· Margaret E. Fleet, MD, Nephrology

· Michele B. Frank, MD, Hematology and Oncology

· Mark A. Freeborn, MD, Ortho-Spine

· Robin Fuchs, MD, Orthopedics

· Alina Gavrila, MD, Gastroenterology

· William S. Getchell, MD, Cardiology

· Kathleen D. Gibson, MD, Vascular Surgery

· Thomas R. Greene, MD, Family Medicine

· Thomas F. Gumprecht, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat

· Todd M. Guyette, MD, Hand Surgery

· Jack K. Handley, MD, Emergency Medicine

· E K. Hansen, MD, Internal Medicine

· Kevin M. Hanson, MD, Emergency Medicine

· Christopher Hempel, MD, Urology

· Jennifer L. Heydt, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat

· Roger M. Hinson, MD, Neonatology

· Kevin M. Hori, MD, Emergency Medicine

· Michael A. Hunter, MD, Radiation Oncology

· Garrett S. Hyman, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

· Michele A. Jackson, CNM, Midwifery

· Marion C. Johnson, MD, General Surgery

· Harry A. Kahn, MD, Colon/Rectal Surgery

· Madhuri Kandala, MD, Nephrology

· Jedediah A. Kaufman, MD, Bariatrics

· Marlan D. Kay, MD, Neurology

· David Y. Kim, MD, Anesthesiology

· Edward Kim, MD, Cardiology

· Michael S. Kincaid, MD, Anesthesiology

· Philip King, MD, Nephrology

· Lindy S. Klaff, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

· Carolyn R. Kline, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

· Kelan R. Koenig, MD, Psychiatry

· Aimee D. Kohn, MD, Hematology and Oncology

· Christopher M. Krol, MD, Diagnostic Radiology

· Edward C. La Cava, MD, Endocrine

· Yen-Tsun Lai, MD, Geriatrics

· Barry M. Lawson, MD, Neonatology

· Christine M. Leafdale, ARNP, Vascular Surgery

· June L. Lee, MD, Anesthesiology

· Melissa D. Lee, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

· Steve N. Lee, MD, Anesthesiology

· Edward E. Leonard, II, MD, Infectious Disease

· Lilaine C. Leonardo, MD, Family Medicine

· Gerard S. Letterie, DO, Infertility

· Anne M. Likosky, MD, Dermatology

· Matthew Lonergan, MD, Hematology and Oncology

· James Lund, MD, Internal Medicine

· Rachel L. Maas, ARNP, Cardiology

· Vivek Manchanda, MD, Diagnostic Radiology

· Ronald E. Mason, MD, Gastroenterology

· Craig M. McAllister, MD, Orthopedics

· Kevin E. McCarty, MD, Family Medicine

· Harold J. McCutchan, MD, Hand Surgery

· Terry J. Mengert, MD, Emergency Medicine

· Brandon J. Messerli, DO, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

· Aileen A. Mickey, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

· Juan A. Millan, MD, Diagnostic Radiology

· George G. Min, MD, Plastics

· Renee C. Minjarez, MD, Vascular Surgery

· Steven A. Montague, DO, Family Medicine

· Patrick W. Morell, MD, Obstetrics

· Richard A. Neiman, MD, , Rheumatology

· Mark A. Newman, MD, Anesthesiology

· Rolf D. Olsoy, MD, Anesthesiology

· Bettina W. Paek, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

· Pamela J. Paley, MD, Gynecology

· Sanjiv Parikh, MD, Interventional Radiology

· Patricia A. Payne, ARNP, Gynecology

· Daniel Pepper, MD, Thoracic Surgery

· Eric F. Pinczower, MD, Ear, Nose and Throat

· Kim R. Pittenger, MD, Family Medicine

· Theresa A. Platz, MD, Family Medicine

· W. M. Potampa, MD, Ophthalmology

· Mohammed F. Quraishi, MD, Diagnostic Radiology

· Carol M. Radlo, MD, Family Medicine

· Francis X. Riedo, MD, Infectious Disease

· Derek M. Rodrigues, MD, Cardiology

· Jeffrey S. Roh, MD, Ortho-Spine

· Steven S. Sasaki, MD, Anesthesiology

· William B. Shoup, MD, Family Medicine

· T. Robin Sloane, MD, Gastroenterology

· Connie J. Smith, MD, Geriatrics

· Lloyd E. Stambaugh, MD, Diagnostic Radiology

· Jeff L. Stickney, MD, Orthopedics

· Addison T. Stone, MD, Ortho-Spine

· Vivian V. Stone, MD, Rheumatology

· Alison A. Stout, DO, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

· Leonard T. Su, MD, Vascular Surgery

· Steven D. Sun, MD, Hand Surgery

· Eric W. Taylor, MD, Radiation Oncology

· Michael A. Towbin, MD, General Surgery

· Carol M. van Haelst, MD, Hematology and Oncology

· Dan S. Veljovich, MD, Gynecology

· Mark R. Vossler, MD, Cardiology

· Martin P. Walker, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

· Suzan J. Watanabe, ARNP, Gynecology

· Mitchell B. Weinberg, MD, Pediatrics

· Michael E. Weiss, MD, Allergy & Immunology

· Karen V. Wells, MD, Obstetrics

· Marco N. Wen, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

· David G. Westman, MD, Diagnostic Radiology

· Adrian M. Whorton, MD, Emergency Medicine

· Rachael A. Wyman, MD, Cardiology

· Bradley N. Younggren, MD, Emergency Medicine

· Ryan J. Zehnder, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

For more information about EvergreenHealth and the recognized providers and nurses, visit To learn more aboutSeattle Met’s “Top Doctors 2014” visit


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