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Fred Drennan, MD
Fred Drennan, MD
Would recommend provider
4.9 out of 5 stars

34 Patient Ratings

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Digestive Disease Institute
Colorectal Cancer
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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


Issaquah Medical Center  (425) 557-8000
Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-2319
Lynnwood Medical Center  (425) 712-7900


Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Gastroenterology

Joined Virginia Mason - January 2004

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
5.0 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
5.0 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.9 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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June 2017
I feel very confident in Dr. Drennan to help me with the pain I am having. I am excited to have him as my dr., and him willing to try and figure out what´s wrong.

May 2017
Dr. Drennan is personable, attentive, and addressed all my concerns about my current condition. I believe he is highly competent and caring, and would highly recommend him to others.

March 2017
I email Dr. Drennan every two weeks (my VM mail) after each Humira injection and report symptoms and side effects, if any, and provide my current weight. He responds each time and I am _____ confident he is providing good care based on thorough and up-to-date information.

August 2016
Both care providers I seen the last 2 times I was there. Loved the drs. very nice, thoughtful, made you feel very comfortable.

August 2016
Very nice dr.

August 2016
Informative & wonderful personality.

June 2016
Excellent bedside manner - very capable.

June 2016
Dr. Drennan is friendly, caring and very thorough in his exam and care.

January 2016
As noted Dr. Drennon is top notch.

December 2015
Dr. Drennan was through and clear. He explained my procedure for another doctor who will do my surgery. I have not yet met my surgeon, Dr. Seng - Ian Gan, who was unavailable, my visit was on short notice arranged by Dr. Brandonberger for my convenience because I live a long way from the hospital.

November 2015
Dr Drennan is fabulous. He tried to help find a way to keep costs down for me, while at the same time getting me the care I need ASAP. I´ve never met a physician willing to do that; it felt good to entrust my care to a doctor like him

November 2015
Dr. Drennan is an excellent physician!!

September 2015
Polite, kind man. Very professional, I wish he _____ usually in Seattle office. #5. Excellent! #6. Great. #8. Took all the time needed. #9. I would see him refer him. #10. Absolutely.

September 2015
First time seeing Dr. Drennan - He is excellent!

June 2015
Excellent doctor!

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Special Interest(s)
General gastroenterology, including inflammatory bowel disease and functional GI disorders; general hepatology; wireless capsule endoscopy

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., 1982

Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Conn., 1983

Yale-New Haven Hospital, Conn., 1985

Gastroenterology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1988
Executive Masters in Health Care Administration, University of Washington, Seattle, 1999

Personal Information
Outside his practice, Dr. Drennan and his wife enjoy SCUBA diving and underwater photography, skiing, gardening and our chocolate Labrador retrievers.

On Patients
“I am a strong believer in ‘shared decision making’ for health care choices. My responsibility is to effectively communicate the best information, and then understand and support the patient’s choices. This leads to shared expectations and optimal outcomes.”

On Virginia Mason
“Physicians need to be aligned with an engaged and informed patient, aware of family concerns and community resources, and working in partnership with all other health care providers. This is team medicine at Virginia Mason, and I am privileged to work here.”

Professional Activities and Awards
Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle magazine in 2010.

Curriculum Vitae
Fred Drennan, MD - Curriculum Vitae