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Lynne P. Taylor, MD, FAAN
Lynne P. Taylor, MD, FAAN
Would recommend provider
4.8 out of 5 stars

74 Patient Ratings

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Brain Cancer
Neuroscience Institute
Cancer Institute (Oncology)

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6193

Neuro Oncology, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Neurology, ALS, Palliative Care

Board Certifications
United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, Neuro-oncology
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Subspecialty in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - August 1988


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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
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
4.7 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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April 2017
Dr Taylor has been with me since the beginning of my tumor, she always puts me at ease ever thru surgery and radiation, so blessed to have her

January 2017
Dr. Taylor is amazing.

November 2016
dr taylor is the first md who truly respects our wishes, and supports. she supports options. We can not say enough how much we appreciate her.

September 2016
Dr. Taylor is superb in ALL areas. She is simply THE BEST.

September 2016
Dr. Taylor called herself to change the date of the appt.

August 2016
Dr. Taylor is always very patient with me - Never rushes me - I completely trust her -

August 2016
Dr. Lynne Taylor was extremely good in my visit very friendly & very proficient in all her advise to me. & working on my medical needs.

July 2016
I have been seeing Dr. Taylor since 1999. VM is lucky to have her!! I am so happy she came back from Boston.

June 2016
Dr. Taylor´s exceptional care is characterized by compassion and clear information. She does not balk at giving me difficult information. Her honesty allows me to forewarn my family, if there are decisions to be made. What´s more, her clear messages allow me time to process information and take appropriate action. I wish that other physicians would follow her example. Because it takes courage to be forthright with the patient, some physicians would prefer not to give clear information and leave the delivery of difficult information to a therapist, but there is not a therapist in the room when the neuro- oncologist is speaking with her patient, so the ability to be compassionate and the integrity to be honest are invaluable during those difficult conversations.

June 2016
Virginia Mason has outstanding medical staff. I work in the hotel industry and I always recommend your hospital because of the treatment that I have received. You are a wonderful care provider!!!

June 2016
Dr. Taylor is the best. She is so super compassionate. Always takes the time to listen and educate. This applies not only to me the patient but also to my loved ones.

May 2016
Good & had knowledge of previous conditions.

May 2016
Grateful for - Dr. Taylor is an amazing, passionate and smart physician.

May 2016
Dr. Taylor is great.

March 2016
Our 1st time with Dr. Taylor but felt very comfortable & look forward & feel confident. With her addition to the ALS team.

February 2016
Dr. Taylor was very friendly, very helpful explained everything so I could understand, answered all my questions, I liked her.

December 2015
Dr. Taylor is a wonderful Dr. Best in her field very knowledgeable, respectful, concerned, caring. She is a "true angle."

September 2015
Great experience w/Dr. Taylor - extremely thorough.

September 2015
Dr. Taylor is uniquely kind, empathetic and understanding.

July 2015
Dr. Taylor was so kind and informative. She was very respectful to myself & my husband. We were very impressed.

July 2015
Dr. Taylor rocks!!!!

July 2015
Provider needs coaching on showing empathy.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Primary brain tumors, neurologic complications of systemic cancer, neuro-palliative care, glioma, glioblastoma and brain metastases

Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., 1982

Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., 1983

Neurology, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1986

Neuro-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1988

Personal Information
Dr. Taylor enjoys gardening, cooking, travel, reading a good book and spending time with her husband and sons.

Professional Activities and Awards
Director of Neuro-Oncology, Virginia Mason
Huff-Hegstrom Medicine Teacher of the Year, Virginia Mason, 2009
Best Doctors Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2009-2010
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor, 2010-11
Virginia Mason Internal Medicine Resident’s Top 50 Teachers, 2010
America’s Top Doctor, 2010-13
Castle Connolly, Top 1% Neurologists, 2011-12
Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, 2010-13
Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum, Advisor, AAN, 2012
Patients choice awards , 2011-2012
Boston Magazine “Top Doctors”, 2012-13
Boston Super Doctors (Top 5% in the Boston metro area), 2013
Fellow, American Neurologic Association (ANA), 2013
Castle Connolly, Top Doctors (Neurology), 2014

Curriculum Vitae
Lynne P. Taylor, MD, FAAN - Curriculum Vitae