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M. Pilar Almy, DPM
M. Pilar Almy, DPM
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

135 Patient Ratings
61 Comments

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Department
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 341-3000

Specialties
Podiatry, Diabetes

Board Certifications
American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1998

Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.

Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
5.0 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
All comments are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Patient comments are displayed in their entirety and patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and privacy. Learn about the comments.

June 2017
My second experience with Dr Almy. I highly recommend this provider. Excellent diagnostic skills and interpersonal skills.

June 2017
I love working with this doctor. She was very informative and definitely made me feel comfortable about the treatment that I was receiving. She took care of my problem effectively and it is still good now. I will definitely be seeing her again.

May 2017
I´ve worked with Pilar Almy 4 different times and every appointment has been outstanding.

May 2017
the dr was great, very helpful and did a great job!

April 2017
Dr Almy is a gem. One of the best Dr.

April 2017
I have seen Dr. Almay numerous times for the toe fungus. She seemed a bit out of patience with me on the last visit - perhaps because I questioned some follow up by her staff. If I put her off, I apologize. I do feel she is working with me in an attempt to arrest this condition.

March 2017
Dr. Almy is wonderful - a real jewel!

March 2017
Dr. Almy is the best.

March 2017
Excellent care & consideration - even if we were the last appt. of the day.

March 2017
Dr seemed very down to earth and talked with me in regular terms and explained things so I could easily understand. She seemed genuinely concerned and wanted to work with me now to solve my injury and talked to me about prevention of it happening again. I felt very comfortable and not intimidated.

February 2017
Great experience!!!

February 2017
Dr. Almy is excellent

February 2017
I would highly recommend Dr. Almy to anyone needing an excellent podiatrist.

February 2017
I recommend Dr. Almy frequently. I always feel like she´s happy to see me with a "welcome back!" at each visit. Wonderful care - wouldn´t go anywhere else.

February 2017
Dr. Almy is always helpful and wonderful.

February 2017
Listened & responded to my concerns & issues, evaluated me quickly, and was able to fit me very well in orthotics.

January 2017
Dr. Almy is one of the best doctors I have ever interacted with. She´s smart and confident without being aloof. She is a terrific listener and is great about thinking outside the box with my mom´s complicated issues. She is always kind, caring, professional, communicative and patient. I have recommended her to many people over the years because we have complete confidence in Dr. Almy. She has saved my mom´s feet and life on several occasions, and we can´t thank her enough for all she has done.

January 2017
I appreciated Dr. Almy´s positive attitude in explaining my ingrown toenail condition - and how to ease the inflammation.

December 2016
Excellent & thoughtful care.

December 2016
Dr. Almy is head and shoulders above the VM doctor who previously treated me for the same condition. I have the utmost confidence in her abilities and concern for patient welfare, and could not be more satisfied.

December 2016
Very efficient, caring service with Dr. Almy

November 2016
Good.

November 2016
Dr. Almy is an excellent podiatrist, the best!!!!

November 2016
Dr. Almy seemed very smart and caring.

October 2016
I can´t say enough about how wonderful Dr. Almy has been in treating my mom. My mom is a very complicated case, with several major health issues, but Dr. Almy´s dogged determination to help my mother has literally saved my mom´s life several times over the last 8 years. There is a special place in heaven for Dr. Almy and I can´t thank her enough for all she´s done for my mom.

September 2016
Recommend Dr. Almay all the time

September 2016
Dr Almy is the best. That´s why I keep coming back to VMMC.

September 2016
Dr. Almy is very competent. She is a real asset to Virginia Mason.

September 2016
Good experience.

August 2016
Very professional! She walked me through the process in terms I understood and answered all questions. I can´t say enough good things about this Dr. Almy, she´s the best!

July 2016
An appointment with Dr. Almy is business like but also like visiting with a friend during nail and callus trims and calming during other procedures.

July 2016
Dr. Almy is a great doctor. I feel very comfortable with her.

July 2016
Dr. Almy was wonderful. She was the perfect combination of interested in my issues and asking plenty of questions, while still being efficient and effective. I left feeling like I knew what to do next.

June 2016
Dr. M. Almy is the best podiatrist. I have known her since 2001, Most of the patients who has problem like mine goes to her and I can say that her compassion, professionalism, is spread not only in the vicinity of VMMC, but also in other place that you don´t expect to find that we´re all her patient. I am so proud of her !!!!

June 2016
I already have recommended Dr. Almy to many friends! Dr. Almy is kind and thoughtful while being friendly and courteous. Dr. Almy is extremely intelligent and allows time for me to ask pertinent questions either my husband or I may have that particular appointment. She also has a wonderful personality - getting my (and my husbands humor) too. I (we) just adore her, as did my mother-in-law (deceased) and my friends mother, also deceased. Both women, along with the other friends I have suggested to see Dr. Almy, adore her as well! Your board found a good one - make sure you keep her!

June 2016
Dr Almy is great!

June 2016
Dr. Almy has been providing excellent medical care and understands my _____ completely. But what makes her care extraordinary is the care & concern she has shown me consistently through us working... - I feel quite _____ to _____ her as a care giver.

June 2016
Dr. Almy really listened to my complicated medical scenario. She recognized that alternative medicine providers play a role in getting me fully functioning again and did an excellent job in adding her orthopedic perspective and adding more treatments to my regimen.

June 2016
Pilar Almy is a real jewel.

June 2016
Excellent.

May 2016
DR. ALMY is an exceptional doctor, always kind, caring, concerned and polite. I have never had a BAD visit with her.

May 2016
I appreciated that she connected with me as an individual and not only as a patient w/a problem.

May 2016
Most times the doctor takes me early. "Thank you Virginia Mason for having Dr. Almy. She is great." Thank you."

April 2016
she is excellent. she went over her allotted time with me due to a concern that took more time to discuss than planned. I appreciated the time.

March 2016
Excellent interaction with me regarding pain and bone issues to help my foot not have pain.

March 2016
The previous visit that Dr. Almy cared for me was horrible. The visit on 3/16/2016 was different, very friendly.

March 2016
Excellent care was provided!

February 2016
Best, most compassionate and caring practitioner I have found at Virginia Mason.

February 2016
Dr. Almy answered all of my questions about my problem and how best to manage it. I came with a list of questions to learn more about my condition and how best to handle it. She gave me very practical information to deal with my condition--answering all of my questions and adding to what knowledge I already had. She made me feel we were a team dealing with this. Personally, she is a very down to earth, delightful doctor to whom I can relate and feel confident she cares about me and my concerns.

January 2016
I wish I would have seen Dr Almy months ago. She is so very informative and helpful. I trust her.

December 2015
I have recommended Dr. Almy to others. She is great!

December 2015
Dr. Almy is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor. I would recommend her without reservation.

December 2015
Good exp.

November 2015
Dr Almey is truly a wonderful provider! I have already recommended her to friends.

November 2015
Excellent experience overall.

October 2015
She was concerned, courteous and helped resolve the problem. This doctor found something someone also missed.

October 2015
I have no complaints at all.

August 2015
I have been having trouble with my feet since about 13 yrs. old. Dr. Almy is the best I have had the good fortune to see in the _____ 77 years!

August 2015
Vir. Mason is the only hospital that I will ever go to, I very much trust everyone there!!

August 2015
Both my father and myself see Dr. Almy. She is awesome.

July 2015
Dr. Almy is a joy to see. She always makes you feel at ease and goes "the extra mile" to take care of your feet & nails.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Diabetic foot complications
Geriatric podiatry
Custom functional and accommodative foot orthotics
Disorders of the toenails and skin

Special Interest(s)
Podiatry, diabetic foot care

Education
California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, 1996

Residency
Podiatric Orthopedics, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, 1997; Podiatric Surgery, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, 1998

Personal Information
When not busy practicing medicine, Dr. Almy enjoys reading, drawing, painting, sculpture and hiking.

On Patients
"Interacting with patients is by far the most rewarding aspect of medicine, and open lines of communication are critical for effective treatment."

On Specialty
"Diabetics require specialized care, and it is essential that they have a thorough understanding of the care and prevention of foot problems."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason is a highly professional organization that balances a team approach with individualized care to provide the highest quality service to its patients."

Professional Activities and Awards
Voted one of Seattleā€™s Top Doctors by Seattle Met magazine in 2010.

Links to Other Sites

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Diabetes Association