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Carina Y. Walker, MCHS, PA-C
Carina Y. Walker, MCHS, PA-C
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

83 Patient Ratings
30 Comments

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

Departments
General Surgery
Vein Treatment Clinic

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center

Phone

Federal Way Medical Center  (253) 874-1604

Specialties
General Surgery, Varicose Vein Treatment

Board Certifications
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Joined Virginia Mason - March 2014

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
 
4.8 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.8 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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July 2017
Carina is always ready to listen, is unrushed yet efficient and SO friendly. She puts me at ease and I am able to discuss easily any situations/issues I am having.

July 2017
Very knowledgeable and thorough in answering questions that I ask. Easy to talk to.

June 2017
I really appreciate the ability to email questions and concerns. I usually receive an answer within 24 hours.

June 2017
As you can see, I gave my PA a "5" answer to all of the above. She was excellent, and I left my appointment very satisfied and happy from my visit with her. My husband was with me at my appointment, and we commented to one another when we left about my visit being a pleasant experience because of Ms. Walker.

June 2017
I love working with the team at VM in Federal Way (and Seattle too). Carina Walker listens to questions and concerns and answers them so I can understand. The Dietician is great too

June 2017
As always, excellent!

April 2017
Carina Walker - great PA.

April 2017
Carina Walker is an awesome care provider. Love her!

March 2017
Carina was so great. Made me feel very comfortable. She is very personable.

February 2017
Carina Walker is among the best PAs I´ve ever encountered. She is positive, always interested in how I´m doing, and shares her knowledge with me on my level as an RN; never talks down to me, and never seems to be in a rush. Can´t say enough good about her care!

February 2017
She is model for clinicians. She is amazing! I can´t say enough good things. Kind, caring, compassionate, competent.

February 2017
The PA is excellent. I only see her once a year & I feel I know her.

January 2017
Carina is super knowledgeable and we discussed many aspects of my surgery. I feel she is excellent at what she does.

January 2017
Carina Walker is excellent! She is kind and respectful. She explains options thoroughly. She is genuinely supportive & encouraging. A+ provider.

January 2017
Carina was AWESOME!

January 2017
Excellent provider, special lady. God bless you all.

November 2016
They are awesome.

September 2016
Carina Walker is very friendly & I highly recommend her!

September 2016
Carina is wonderful. Very professional and friendly. She knows her stuff.

August 2016
I think MS WALKER is AWESOME

August 2016
Always great.

August 2016
Carina was great.

July 2016
Very nice.

May 2016
Carina is wonderful.

May 2016
Always a pleasure.

May 2016
Again I drive 2 hours to see Dr. Hunter/Carina Walker - simply the best!

April 2016
Professional & friendly.

March 2016
I wish more information had been provided regarding recovery. Perhaps a follow-up visit should have been scheduled?

March 2016
Dr Hunler & Carina Walker are great!!

January 2016
Due to traffic I was late, but Carina said she would switch appts. so I could be seen. I live very far away so this was gracious and much appreciated.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
General surgery, bariatric (weight loss) surgery, vascular surgery and nutrition education

Education
University of Washington School of Medicine-MEDEX Northwest, Seattle, 2012

Personal Information
Outside of practice, Carina loves doing any exciting, new activity with her family. She especially enjoys music and dance.

On Patients
“I am committed to empowering patients through knowledge and education. Ultimately, my goal is not to simply treat an illness but to improve my patient’s quality of life and build strong patient-provider relationships.”

Professional Activities and Awards

Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Washington State Academy of Physician Assistants
Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Incorporated, Alumna Member