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Vivian Stone, MD
Vivian Stone, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

315 Patient Ratings
129 Comments

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Department
Rheumatology

Clinics, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center

Phone(s)

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6824
Kirkland Medical Center  (425) 814-5100

Specialty
Rheumatology

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Rheumatology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2011

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
 
4.8 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 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
Best rheumatologist in the city.

June 2017
Dr. Stone is the kindest and caring doctor that I have ever had! She takes the time to listen and make a positive plan for my entire health!

June 2017
Outstanding doctor! Love Dr. Stone is always very nice and never gives the impression she behind on her schedule for the day. Very devoted Doctor!

June 2017
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE This doctors bedside manner. She´s such a wonderful caring doctor. I enjoy our visits and feel very confident in her care. I think she deserves a raise. :)

June 2017
dr. stone is remarkable. great provider!

May 2017
Dr Stone is excellent very thorough

May 2017
Dr. Stone is easy to work with and I am grateful my other doctor left the practice.

May 2017
Dr. Stone is the best!

May 2017
Dr. Stone is the best doctor I have seen - Very impressed!

May 2017
I highly recommend Dr. Stone.

May 2017
Dr Stone is always great at explaining things to me about the disease and the treatment options available

May 2017
Dr. Stone is the best Rheumatologist in Seattle, which is high praise indeed. She knows arcane things about little known disorders and diseases and -- she has fabulous bedside manner. It´s unheard of in this world. I´ve had 6-8 Rheumatologists in the last 17 years, but I will never have another one as long as Dr. Stone will have me. Her ability to dig into yet another new disorder/syndrome/disease., etc., is unsurpassed. Her approach-the medically conservative one - is the correct one in this discipline, in my opinion. Lastly, I want to say, no matter how busy her day is, Dr. Stone, the busiest Doctor I have in a long list of docs., always makes time. She has that ingredient you want to bottle in a doctor! But please--don´t promote her away from us!

May 2017
Dr. Vivian Stone has an excellent bedside manner. She makes me feel comfortable and welcomed. She is terrific and caring.

April 2017
dr stone is the best rehumatologist I have met

April 2017
Dr Stone always makes me feel like a person...not just a patient or a number. She treats me like I´m family and that makes the stress of having Lupus so much more bearable as I know I can email or call with any concerns and I receive immediate responses. Dr Stone is one the best care givers I´ve ever had and I appreciate her compassion, knowledge and just for making me feel like family.

April 2017
Dr. Stone is always engaged, upbeat and supportive during our appointments. I consider myself quite lucky and privileged to have her as my rheumatologist.

April 2017
Dr. Stone is one of the only reasons that I have continued care at VMMC. She is one of the best physicians that I have ever worked with. She cares deeply for her patients, she spends time with me, answers my questions, and does a great job of making me feel comfortable and confident in everything that we are talking about and deciding for my care.

April 2017
It was necessary for Dr. Stone´s office to call me re lab report; they had to leave a message on my cell phone because I never answer when driving AND the wonderful thing was a later phone call just to make sure I had received the message they left on my cell phone. Who does that these days, I thanked them profusely for the follow up.

March 2017
We are having a hard time finding the right medicine to treat me. She is very understanding and empathizes.

March 2017
Dr. Stone is caring, compassionate with a delightful sense of humor.

March 2017
Dr Stone is always very caring and compassionate. She gives me instructions that are easy to understand and more importantly writes notes for me to take with me.

March 2017
Dr. Stone is an exceptional physician. She has made a huge difference in the quality of my life.

March 2017
Dr. Stone does an exceptional job of observing as well as listening actively to my concerns and questions. She´s very thorough and empathetic and is also very encouraging. She seems to truly love caring for people!

March 2017
I have always received excellent care from Dr. Stone. I could not be happier.

March 2017
is there any number higher than 5 for Dr Stone ?

March 2017
I have been with Dr. Stone a short time and feel confident under her care.

March 2017
Dr Stone is wonderful.

March 2017
Dr. Stone is the BEST. She is personable, friendly, knowledgeable. Talk to me like a real person. Doesn´t marginalize my concerns, etc.

March 2017
Have already recommended her to one of my co-workers looking for a Rheumatologist

February 2017
Dr Stone is very professional and cares about my condition and listens.

February 2017
My experience with all the doctors and staff has been very positive. I have great confidence in the care I have received at Virginia Mason.

February 2017
Dr. Stone is the most caring physician I have encountered. I have complete confidence in her treatment.

February 2017
Dr. Stone and everyone else was really terrific.

February 2017
She was very dismissive, abrupt and kinda rude. in the past she´s been very kind and compassionate. I don´t know if she was having a bad day. I left feeling like my time was wasted, I felt hopeless for a result, and disrespected.

February 2017
Love the eye to eye contact!

February 2017
Dr. Stone is very concerned for her patients well being. She is very thorough in making you comfortable and seeing that you understand her treatment strategies.

February 2017
Dr. Stone is a very caring, a loving person. She is concerned about helping to maintain the best health I can possibly have at this time.

February 2017
Dr. Stone is a wonderful doctor. I appreciate her attention. The information is gives me helps make good decisions on my health. My health and life is improved by her care.

February 2017
I have the highest confidence in Dr. Stone.

January 2017
Dr. Stone is so wonderful. I had a previously bad experience with a rheumatologist and have been so pleased with Dr. Stone. Other than maybe a bit more explanation about my disease and my future with the disease and medication, I can´t see anything that she could improve on. She is very caring and almost maternal in her care.

January 2017
Dr. Vivian Stone is a great doctor. I am very happy and lucky to be a patient of hers.

January 2017
Dr. Stone is by far the best physician I have ever seen. Give her a raise a/o extra leave time!!

January 2017
I have complete confidence in Dr. Stone. She is very knowledgeable about RA and is a very friendly, caring physician.

December 2016
Dr. Stone is an excellent physician and very caring.

December 2016
Dr. Stone is the best doctor in town. I would follow her anywhere. She is so caring and professional. I know that she cares about me as a patient. I am not a number.

December 2016
dr Stone cares about me. She has always given me good council and support. She takes time with me and makes me feel that my case is important to her.

December 2016
Vivian Stone is outstanding in every way! If she left VM Clinic I would follow her.

December 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone is an outstanding doctor. I´m really blessed having her as my Rheumatologist.

December 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone lives up to Virginia Mason´s mission in every way. She is a knowledgeable and interested physician who pursues excellence in patient care which makes a profound difference in the lives of her patients and their families.

December 2016
Excellent care. A real human to human experience whenever I see her, especially so today as I prepare to leave for one overseas trip.

December 2016
Dr. Stone is the main reason, when faced with having to chose a new health insurance, I made sure that it included VM as IN Network. I have seen many doctors in my lifetime and Dr. Stone is absolutely the most compassionate, competent doctor I have ever seen. There should be a "6" for choosing - Excellent!

November 2016
Dr. Stone and her staff are great!

November 2016
Dr. Stone is my favorite doctor ever.

November 2016
Dr. Stone and I are really starting to develop a good relationship we started off a little rocky in the very beginning but most recently things are going much better which is why I gave her the score I did. I am learning to trust her more as time goes on.

November 2016
I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Stone taking care of me and my autoimmune issues.

November 2016
Dr. Stone is an absolutely incredible physician who not only has a vast knowledge regarding rheumatology, but can make me feel like I´m her most important patient.

October 2016
I found Dr Stone to be veyr personable - not only someone I trust with my care, but also a person I´d choose as a friend.

October 2016
I am transnferring my care from UWMC back to VM. Dr. Stone is my blessing.

October 2016
I love the care Dr. Stone provides me; she´s awesome!!!

October 2016
Dr. stone is an excellent physician in every way. I appreciate her very much.

October 2016
Dr Stone is a caring and compassionate Dr. I appreciate her willingness to problem solve and continue to find solutions for my comfort.

October 2016
My rheumatologist MD is the only reason I am coming to VM for treatment

October 2016
Dr. Stone´s professionalism and skills are first class. She is unpretentious, down-to-earth and excellent at including the patient in the health-care process. I especially appreciated the generosity of her time spent during my visit. She was very thorough in her explanation of my health issues as well as recommendations. She´s a diamond in a sea of CZs.

September 2016
Dr Stone is an EXCELLENT Doctor!! I trust her judgement with a deep degree of certainty ... she has helped me immensely over the past couple of years. I owe my increased independence to her great care of my health issues!!

September 2016
I wish Dr. Stone could be my doctor for everything--she is amazing!

September 2016
I love my doctor, Dr. Stone. She notices things right away on my physical appearance and is genuinely caring for my condition.

September 2016
Dr. Stone is awesome!

September 2016
Dr. Stone is absolutely amazing.

September 2016
Dr. Stone is very professional and appears to be concerned with my health. She has been a provider for about a year and I have confidence in her.

September 2016
Every thing about seeing Dr. Stone is affirming and helpful, especially in contrast with my first rheumatologist at VM.

August 2016
Vivian Stone is an exceptional physician who exemplfies the mission of VM.

August 2016
I appreciated Dr. Stone and her staff´s personalized service. Dr. Stone is the first Seattle area physician who asked me to describe to her how I feel. She listened to what I had to say, made me feel she cared and would do what she could to ease my pain to improve my quality of life. She eased my fears about injection medications and ensured I received information and injection training. Her staff made it clear they were there for me at any time I had questions.

August 2016
I think Dr. Stone is an excellent physician and I am very confident in her recommendations for treatment.

August 2016
Dr. Stone is excellent!

August 2016
I love Dr. Stone and would highly recommend her. And importantly, she has succeeded in helping me better manage my condition. I´m feeling much better and I´m more productive.

August 2016
Dr. Stone not only was familiar with me and my issues, she was knowledgeable about notes in my records from other care providers. I did not feel like a number but a person. Thanks!!

August 2016
I love the doctors I have at VM. Dr. Stone is wonderful and I always feel well taken care of and listened to.

August 2016
I love Dr. Stone, very compassionate!

August 2016
I have recommended Dr. Stone to MANY others and I will forever continue to do so! I literally cannot put into words the love and respect that I have developed over the years of care from this incredible woman. Her promotion to department chair is VERY well deserved.

July 2016
I appreciate Dr. Stone´s listening to my concerns and respecting my opinions in my own care.

July 2016
Dr. Stone is very warm... engaging, and trustworthy. She inspires my complete confidence.

July 2016
I like that Dr. Stone writes out in detail how I should change my medications, when I need to get labs done, etc.

July 2016
Dr. Stone is wonderful and caring!

July 2016
With Dr. Stone, the patient is heard and cared for. She is there 100% for her patients.

July 2016
Dr. Stone is an amazing provider! Not only is she professional, but she provides her patience with the feeling of importance. I appreciate the quality care she has provided me over the last few years.

July 2016
Dr Stone was genuinely concerned and took personal time to make me feel safe and cared for...

July 2016
Dr. Stone was very friendly and attentive. She listened to me and answered all my questions thoroughly. I felt very at ease and there was no pressure. it was a very good appointment and provider experience.

July 2016
Dr. Stone is EXCELLENT provider! I am glad I made the decision to stay a VM. I´ve had some bad experiences previously with another doctor, but Dr. Stone saved me from leaving.

July 2016
I love Dr. Stone!

July 2016
Dr. Stone is simply outstanding - She greets me & treats me like a family member. I am so grateful for her care for me.

June 2016
Dr. Stone is one of the most caring, intelligent and informed rheumatologists I have found across the country. She has continually tried new medications to help me with a very complicated autoimmune disorder. She has my complete trust and gratitude.

June 2016
Dr. Stone is the best doctor I have ever had. I love and admire her and feel she respects me and my health

June 2016
What an amazing doctor. She had time, compassion and knowledge that helped me immeasurably.

May 2016
I had very much enjoyed working with Dr. Stone. She is kind, caring and interested in the whole health of her patients.

May 2016
I like Dr. Stone very much.She is Very thorough,explains things and always makes me feel very comfortable

May 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone exemplifies excellence in medicine. It is a privilege to be her patient.

May 2016
I have never had a physician as thorough and caring as Vivian Stone. I so appreciate all that she is doing for me. I only wish more Doctors were more approachable.

May 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone is the only reason I am going to Virginia Mason.She is a fantastic physician, caring, compassion and knowledgeable.

May 2016
Dr. Stone is the best!!

May 2016
I trust Doctor Stone and I have referred friends to her.

April 2016
Dr. Stone is wonderful, compassionate & truly listens; NEVER makes me feel rushed.

April 2016
Dr Stone is very good at relating to me

April 2016
Dr. Stone is always good to see. She is friendly, knows my history before coming into the room, is very upbeat, and took time to talk about other things I might do to help with my problem. I enjoy seeing her.

March 2016
very good communication and personal connection

March 2016
One of the best experiences I´ve ever had with a health care provider. I feel very encouraged about managing my symptoms. I felt that Dr. Stone related to me.

March 2016
Dr. Stone is one of the most empathetic and knowledgable rheumatologists that I have encountered across the country.

March 2016
Dr. Stone has been excellent to work with. She listens to all my concerns, treats me with respect, and includes me in all decisions.

March 2016
Every interaction w/Dr. Stone is excellent. She is a tremendous asset for VH!

March 2016
Dr. Stone is the reason I have started coming to VM for other health issues. Find more like her.

March 2016
My care provider was rushed at this visit and i felt sort of blown off due to her rushing through my visit. She did apologize for this this, but i was agitated and felt non important for the rush and the extended wait time.

February 2016
Dr. Stone is great!

January 2016
I feel very fortunate to be in Dr. Stone´s care

January 2016
Dr. Stone is awesome!

January 2016
Dr. Vivian Stone is the BEST!

January 2016
Not only the best rheumatologist, but my best physician (from among many).

December 2015
Dr. Stone is just outstanding! When I left the office after my last visit, I remarked to my husband that she feels like family. I am so appreciate of the care she has given me regarding my illness. She listens and hears my concerns and asks about the specifics at follow up visits. She even remembers details about what is going on in my personal life. I am just so very grateful to have her help me walk through the health challenges that I am dealing with. Wish there was an "Excellent" category. : )

December 2015
I am so pleased with Dr Stone. I know it is hard to improve when all you get from patients is praise, but she deserves it and I am so very happy that she is my Dr.

December 2015
I love Dr. Stone.

December 2015
This was my first visit with Dr Stone. I like her.

November 2015
Dr. Stone is thoroughly professional

November 2015
The big thing was at the end of the appointment, when she asked that I message her even if I start feeling better. That is a different level of patient care than I am used to having. It is one thing to worry if the patient isn´t getting better or is getting worse, it is another to want to know that everything is ok.

November 2015
I felt very good about my appt.Dr. Stone was ver clear and made me feel very comfortable

November 2015
Dr Stone replaced Dr Kedar as my rheum. specialist. She seemed very caring, knowledgeable, and thorough.

November 2015
Dr. Stone is exceptional at listening, observing, providing detailed information and recommendations for improving my care. She´s very genuine, compassionate, and friendly. Her knowledge and professionalism, combined with her approachability & relatability make her an exceptional doctor. I always look forward to my appointments with her!

November 2015
Vivian Stone exemplifies excellence in every area of my care. She has worked hard to keep me safe and to improve the quality of my life since she became a physician at Virginia Mason. It is a privilege to be Dr. Stone´s patient.

October 2015
I definitely feel like Dr. Stone and I are partners in my health care. She listens to my concerns and values my opinion, in turn I have complete confidence in the medications she suggests. I never feel rushed and definitely feel like she cares about me as a person, not just another patient to see.

October 2015
My doctor (listed on this paper) spent time dealing with another problem I had and explained it to me where the other doctor failed to explain it to me.

July 2015
Vivian Stone strives for excellence in her work. Treats patients with respect & is exceptional in every other way.

July 2015
Dr. Stone is an excellent physician, caring and compassionate.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Stone’s medical interests include inflammatory arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and connective tissues diseases.

Education
Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, 2004

Residency
Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn., 2007

Fellowships
Rheumatology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.. 2009

On Patients
“One of the most rewarding aspects of practicing medicine for me is building quality relationships with my patients. I strive to be the type of doctor who is compassionate, approachable, an advocate and an educator for each individual under my care.”