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Seattle Met magazine recognizes 135 EvergreenHealth providers with "Top Doctors 2014" honor

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KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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


• 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


• 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


• 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


• Mark A. Freeborn, MD, Ortho-Spine

• Robin Fuchs, MD, Orthopedics

• Alina Gavrila, MD, Gastroenterology

• William S. Getchell, MD, Cardiology

• Kathleen D. Gibson, MD, Vascular


• 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


• E K. Hansen, MD, Internal Medicine

• Kevin M. Hanson, MD, Emergency


• Christopher Hempel, MD, Urology

• Jennifer L. Heydt, MD, Ear, Nose and


• 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


• Harry A. Kahn, MD, Colon/Rectal


• 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


• Kelan R. Koenig, MD, Psychiatry

• Aimee D. Kohn, MD, Hematology and


• Christopher M. Krol, MD, Diagnostic


• Edward C. La Cava, MD, Endocrine

• Yen-Tsun Lai, MD, Geriatrics

• Barry M. Lawson, MD, Neonatology

• Christine M. Leafdale, ARNP, Vascular


• 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


• 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


• Brandon J. Messerli, DO, Physical

  Medicine & Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

• Aileen A. Mickey, MD, Pulmonary and

  Critical Care Medicine

• Juan A. Millan, MD, Diagnostic


• George G. Min, MD, Plastics

• Renee C. Minjarez, MD, Vascular


• Steven A. Montague, DO, Family


• 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


• Pamela J. Paley, MD, Gynecology

• Sanjiv Parikh, MD, Interventional


• Patricia A. Payne, ARNP, Gynecology

• Daniel Pepper, MD, Thoracic Surgery

• Eric F. Pinczower, MD, Ear, Nose and


• 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


• 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


• Carol M. van Haelst, MD, Hematology

  and Oncology

• Dan S. Veljovich, MD, Gynecology

• Mark R. Vossler, MD, Cardiology

• Martin P. Walker, MD, Maternal-Fetal


• Suzan J. Watanabe, ARNP, Gynecology

• Mitchell B. Weinberg, MD, Pediatrics

• Michael E. Weiss, MD, Allergy &


• Karen V. Wells, MD, Obstetrics

• Marco N. Wen, MD, Physical Medicine

  & Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

• David G. Westman, MD, Diagnostic


• Adrian M. Whorton, MD, Emergency


• Rachael A. Wyman, MD, Cardiology

• Bradley N. Younggren, MD, Emergency


• Ryan J. Zehnder, MD, Physical

  Medicine & Rehabilitation (Outpatient)

For more information about EvergreenHealth and the recognized providers and nurses, visit  To learn more about Seattle Met's "Top Doctors 2014" visit

About EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly 850,000 residents in King and Snohomish counties. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth is now a 318-bed acute care hospital and health system located in Kirkland and includes 24-hour Level III trauma emergency and critical care. EvergreenHealth also provides primary, urgent, specialty and 24/7 emergency care at its EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Redmond and operates nine primary care clinics, an additional urgent care center in Woodinville and a senior clinic. More than 950 physicians on EvergreenHealth's medical staff provide clinical excellence within more than 70 specialties, including cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, cancer, neurological, neonatal, hospice, pulmonary, sleep, and home-health care. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline. EvergreenHealth is partners with Virginia Mason Medical Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

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