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Cyrus Cryst, MD, FASN
Cyrus Cryst, MD, FASN
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

95 Patient Ratings
31 Comments

  • Overview
  • Expertise
  • Education
  • Personal
  • Awards & Activities

Departments
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Transplant Center
Nephrology

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

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6673

Specialties
Nephrology, Fluid & Electrolyte Disorders, Hypertension, Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation, Renal Disease

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Nephrology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1992

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
 
4.9 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
 
4.9 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.

May 2017
Could not have been more "perfect."

May 2017
After having been to many doctors is past for kidney issues, Doctor Cryst has amazing bed side manners, really listened and is sincere, great expense!

April 2017
Cyrus Cryst is a fantastic person and a caring professional. I have a long term relationship with VM and it´s Nephrology department and have and will continue to recommend.

April 2017
All very pleasant personnel!

April 2017
Dr. Cryst is fantastic in every way!

March 2017
Dr. Cryst is perfect - I´m lucky to have him as my doc!

March 2017
Dr. Cryst has been my primary care provider since kidney donor in 2000. In all regards I give him, A++++ never had a better doctor.

March 2017
Dr. Cryst & I have a great rapport about my main health issue.

January 2017
Very good service.

December 2016
Dr. Cryst is an amazing doctor. I have all the confidence that I am i good hands when I am under his care. He listens and takes the time to answer any questions I may have or concerns I may have about my care. He is a beautiful and caring soul. I am lucky to have him in my life as my doctor. Virginia Mason is very lucky to have him.

November 2016
Dr. Cryst is an incredible provider, I can´t imagine ever seeing anyone else.

November 2016
I was very impressed.

November 2016
I greatly appreciate the care of this provider. Dr. Cryst is a best doctor.

August 2016
Physician was caring. Gave enough time - as a new patient & special care follow-up.

August 2016
I have been seeing Dr. Cryst for several years, and I´m extremely satisfied with the care provided by him and Virginia Mason.

July 2016
all above should be rated as Excellent.

June 2016
Dr. Cryst has always been my go to doctor for me throughout my kidney care.

May 2016
Excellent as always.

May 2016
I drive to Virginia Mason from Spokane because I have complete confidence in this provider. I have been a patient at VM since the mid-60´s when I was dx´d with DM at age 4.

April 2016
Dr. Cryst is the best and I´m fortunate to have him as my doctor!

March 2016
Dr. Cryst is the best doctor I´ve had in years.

March 2016
ALways feel cared for w/ Dr. Cryst & his staff!

March 2016
Dr. Cryst is the best! Please don´t let him retire!

February 2016
Dr. Cryst is excellent.

February 2016
A very good provider.

February 2016
Absolutely no complaints.

January 2016
Good experience.

October 2015
Dr. Cryst is the best doctor I have ever had. I feel like we´re partners in care.

August 2015
Cyrus is a wonderful doctor, & has been for years.

July 2015
I cannot imagine a better doctor than Dr. Cryst.

July 2015
Good experience. My doctor always he support and treat me good.

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Special Interest(s)
Renal diseases, diabetes, hypertension, all modes of renal-replacement therapy including dialysis, Kidney Transplant and general internal medicine

Education
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1984

Internship
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 1984

Residency
Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1987; Chief Medical Resident, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1988

Fellowships
Nephrology, New England Medical Center, Boston, 1991

On Patients
"If I can effectively communicate with my patients so they better understand their health problems, we together can coordinate all the resources necessary to tackle those problems."

On Virginia Mason
"Since I first arrived in 1984, I have remained convinced that this is one of the most efficient and best-organized places to practice in the country. Here I can provide my patients the quality care they deserve."

Professional Activities and Awards
Staff Nephrologist, Northwest Kidney Centers and other dialysis units in the Puget Sound area Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010.