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Lesley Althouse, MD, FACP
Lesley Althouse, MD, FACP
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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 VM - January 1985

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.

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