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Original Release 7/18/2013
Media Contact: Karen Peck

Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Top Doctors by Seattle Met.

Seattle, WA - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center announced today that 68 doctors associated with the hospital have been recognized among Seattle’s top doctors in the August 2013 issue of Seattle Met.

The magazine's annual Top Doctors list is based on peer nominations from 25,000 medical professionals throughout the Puget Sound region. Over 1,100 doctors, nurses and physician’s assistants in the Seattle metropolitan area participated in the 2013 peer nomination survey. The top 12 percent of the 7,000 nominations were considered as finalists by an anonymous advisory panel of local healthcare administrators, doctors and nurses.

"I would like to congratulate all the physicians recognized with this award,” Northwest Hospital Executive Director Cindy Hecker said. “This annual recognition speaks to their professionalism and their dedication to the delivery of high quality, service centered patient care. We are fortunate to have these physicians associated with Northwest Hospital and we are proud to work alongside each of them to help serve our community."

Members of Northwest Hospital's medical staff named to this year’s list of top doctors include:

Richard Nguyen M.D.Anesthesiology
Julie Heyn M.D.Cardiology
Gary Weeks M.D.Cardiology
Marko Yakovlevitch M.D.Cardiology
Gabriel Aldea M.D.Cardiothoracic Surgery
Edward Verrier M.D.Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jennifer Reichel M.D.Dermatology
Katherine Dee M.D.Diagnostic Radiology
Shari Jackson M.D.Diagnostic Radiology
Marc Jacobson M.D.Diagnostic Radiology
Ray Jensen M.D.Diagnostic Radiology
Warren Fisher M.D.Emergency Medicine
Gregory Schroedl M.D.Emergency Medicine
Jennifer Smith-Garcia M.D.Emergency Medicine
Richard Waddell M.D.Emergency Medicine
Jessica Cabodi M.D.Family Medicine
Pamela McDonald M.D.Family Medicine
Steven Lewis M.D.Gastroenterology
Alexandra Read M.D.Gastroenterology
Richard Tobin M.D.Gastroenterology
Steven Wegley M.D.Gastroenterology
Mark Brakstad M.D.General Surgery
E. Patchen Dellinger M.D.General Surgery
Nicole White M.D.General Surgery
Kathryn McGonigle M.D.Gynecologic Oncology
Sarah Beshlian M.D.Hand Surgery
Douglas Hanel M.D.Hand Surgery
Jerry Huang M.D.Hand Surgery
Nicholas Vedder M.D.Hand Surgery
William Ehni M.D.Infectious Disease
Emily Cooper M.D.Internal Medicine
Michael Fujimoto M.D.Internal Medicine
Sarah Pohlmann M.D.Internal Medicine
Douglas Lee M.D.Medical Oncology & Hematology
Dyan Simon M.D.Neonatology
Jung Joh M.D.Nephrology
Stephen Houston M.D.Neurological Surgery
Daniel Lazar M.D.Neurological Surgery
James Gordon M.D.Neurology
Dawn Frankwick M.D.Obstetrics & Gynecology
Regina LaGalbo M.D.Obstetrics & Gynecology
Werner Cadera M.D.Ophthalmology
Bruce Cameron M.D.Ophthalmology
Mark Reed M.D.Orthopaedic Surgery
Scott Ruhlman M.D.Orthopaedic Surgery
Wayne Weil M.D.Orthopaedic Surgery
Paul Edmonson M.D.Pathology
Christina Isacson M.D.Pathology
Richard Patton M.D.Pathology
Elizabeth Schmidt M.D.Pathology
Joshua Cooper M.D.Plastic Surgery
Daniel Downey M.D.Plastic Surgery
William Solan M.D.Psychiatry
Lynn Keenan M.D.Pulmonary Disease
Teresa Wagner M.D.Pulmonary Disease
Nancy Klein M.D.Reproductive Endocrinology
Gerard Letterie D.O.Reproductive Endocrinology
Paul Lin M.D.Reproductive Endocrinology
Julie Carkin M.D.Rheumatology
Lina Fine M.D.Sleep Medicine
Justin Rothmier M.D.Sports Medicine
Emily Bradley M.D.Urology
Joseph Marquez M.D.Urology
Benjamin Lerner M.D.Vascular Surgery
Terence Quigley M.D.Vascular Surgery
Michaelene Deelstra A.R.N.P.Cardiology
Michelle Grandy C.N.M.Certified Nurse-Midwifery
Darrell Owens A.R.N.P.Hospice & Palliative Medicine

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