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Lesley Althouse, MD, FACP
Lesley Althouse, MD, FACP
Would recommend provider
5.0 out of 5 stars

69 Patient Ratings

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Concierge Medicine

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 341-1557

Internal Medicine, Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Certificate in Bioethics, University of Washington, Seattle

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1985

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
5.0 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
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.9 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
5.0 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.

July 2017
Dr. Althouse is an incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, sensitive and kind doctor. I am very fortunate to be her patient.

July 2017
My Dr. is the BEST one I´ve ever had. Lesley can´t do anything better, she is the best.

July 2017
We are well attuned.

June 2017
Dr. Althouse is EXCELLENT at providing thorough descriptions about any ailments and concerns I have.

June 2017
(1) I want to particularly commend Dr. Althouse for being so thorough as to notice my (apparently large) uterine fibroid - - a palpation - - and to refer me for a pelvic ultrasound and gynecological consult, and (2) for having the empathy and "bedside manner", that made her call me WITHIN AN HOUR of her having gotten the ultrasound results that ruled out ovarian cancer. This meant THE WORLD to me. Thank you, Dr. Althouse!!

June 2017
Dr. Althouse is an excellent doctor.

June 2017

April 2017
Dr. Althouse is always caring, thorough and "right on" on her diagnosis and continuing care treatment.

March 2017

March 2017
My physician is excellent.

March 2017
Always good!

February 2017
I appreciate having Dr. Althouse draw a diagram explaining various functions - like how asthma affects the respiratory system, etc. She also makes a point of spelling out the names of medications on paper.

November 2016
#1-10. Dr. Althouse is superb in 1-10 above.

September 2016
Absolutely fabulous care, always!

August 2016
As always Dr. Althouse has reviewed my chart BEFORE we speak so don´t have to spend time reiterating my part. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and listens well!

August 2016
Dr. Althouse is VERY thorough , very knowledgeable and always interested in my concerns - she is an "excellent" physician!!

June 2016
Dr. Althouse is the best.

June 2016
I could rate Dr. Althouse as excellent - rather than very good. She hears each of my concerns & is very thorough & thoughtful in her reply.

May 2016
I am totally satisfied with Dr. Lesley Althouse.

March 2016
Dr. Althouse is the best in all aspect of a provider.

January 2016
Leslie Althouse is an excellent, informed and talented provider - lucky to have her!

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Dr. Althouse has a special interest in women’s health care, complex medical problems of the elderly, headache management, preventive care, teaching and biomedical ethics.

BMBCh (MD) Oxford University Clinical Medical School, England, 1979
BA (Physiological Sciences) First Class Honors, Oxford University, England, 1976

University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, England, 1980

Internal Medicine, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London, England, 1980
Internal Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, England, 1982

Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1984

Personal Information
Dr. Althouse is married to an interventional cardiologist and has three grown children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, walking and playing with her dog.

On Patients
"I really enjoy getting to know my patients as people as well as patients. I hope to establish long-term relationships where I can help patients through all phases of their changing health issues. I also enjoy diagnostic challenges!"

On Virginia Mason
"Having worked at Virginia Mason since 1985, I have the highest regard for all our staff who work so hard to deliver the best quality and most cost-effective health care possible. I am also very fortunate to work with a wonderful health care team of doctors, nurses, and administrative staff as part of the Dare Program."

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians (UK) (MRCP)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Co-Chair, Virginia Mason Ethics Committee
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians  (FACP)

Top-Rated Care
Press Ganey — a national, independent rating service — has rated Virginia Mason’s Dare Center physicians in the top 1 percent nationally for overall patient satisfaction.