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Susan M. Rausch, MD, PhD
Susan M. Rausch, MD, PhD
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

172 Patient Ratings
40 Comments

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Department
Sleep Medicine

Clinics, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center

Phone(s)

Bainbridge Island Medical Center  (206) 625-7180
Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 625-7180

Specialty
Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
American Board of Sleep Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - August 2015

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
 
4.7 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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 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.

June 2017
The quality of service at the Sleep Clinic is excellent - it keep me in the Virginia Mason network, despite my dis-satisfaction with the other VM services such as primary care and physical therapy.

May 2017
the doctor had a very calm and reassuring demeanor. I trusted her.

May 2017
Dr Rausch is great. Easy to talk to, informative, clearly knowledgeable

March 2017
Dr. Rausch is wonderful!

March 2017
Dr. Rausch is very professional and caring.

March 2017
Dr. Rausch is professional in every way: knowledgeable, caring, informative, kind, makes sure her patient is taken care of and in good hands so they are getting the best care and treatment.

March 2017
Dr. Rausch is confident, conversational & candid.

February 2017
Dr Rausch is a superb clinician.

February 2017
My husband and I both think Dr. Rausch is an excellent doctor. She is thorough, careful, kind and asks questions. She is also helpful and knowledgeable.

January 2017
very good experience

January 2017
I had been non-compliant and my Dr. made me feel very at ease about that, making simple changes to help me get back on track.

January 2017
Everyone I´ve dealt with at VM seem to me quite professional and competent. I like all of my doctors very much.

December 2016
I have always had an excellent experience with all physicians in this clinic.

December 2016
Extremely thorough, personable, knowledgeable, and helpful.

November 2016
Dr. Rausch is an excellent communicator. Her expertise in her field is current and relevant for patient´s needs and questions.

October 2016
Very thorough and informative

October 2016
Despite her schedule running late, the doctor showed no signs of being in a rush.

September 2016
This provider, Susan M Rausch MD, has provided medical services for not only myself, but another family member, as well. I sat in during my family member´s appointment with Susan M Rausch MD. During both appointments, Susan M Rausch MD was outstanding with her manner, her communications, her humor and all explanations of what to expect. We both felt very comfortable during both appointments, and afterwards, as well.

September 2016
I would recommend Dr Rausch to others.

September 2016
Dr. Rausch was so helpful in getting me to understand what all ailed me concerning my sleep apnea. The machine is magical. I sleep like a baby.

September 2016
She was a breath of fresh air. Learned more about the links between CPAP and AFIB than ever before.

September 2016
I was very favorably impressed with Dr. Rausch, her interaction with me, her candor, and helpful explanations/suggestions.

July 2016
Dr. Rausch has saved my life. I wasn´t aware I snored or that my inability to get a good night´s rest for months and months was due to my having episodes of apnea each night. I was experiencing increased forgetfulness which was effecting my job performance. I feel so blessed to have been made aware of my situation. A few years prior, my sister (who was a known snorer) also began experiencing the same symptoms and she ignored them until she became dangerously confused and presented to hospital with only 5% of her heart functioning. After a cardiac oblation, she died for a few minutes on the table, suffered a stroke and spent long, frightful weeks in ICU. Her outcome looked dim. After a long recovery period, she returned home and is currently on CPAP, and I can finally see my sister´s brightness, personality and strength returning. Dr. Rausch´s quick assessment of me and no delay in setting up CPAP treatment has spared me from experiencing what my sister went through, and has hopefully saved my job. I am so grateful to her and the Sleep Lab personnel. They make the treatment easy. I tell everyone I know to get tested and not to let vanity prevent them from checking into this life-saving measure!

July 2016
one of the most outstanding providers ever!

July 2016
I will recommend Dr. Rausch.

July 2016
Prior to my appointment Dr. Rausch had studied my history and was well prepared. The message to me was that she truly cared.

July 2016
I REALLY like Dr. Rausch

June 2016
Dr. Rausch is excellent. One area she could improve in is slowing down her rate of information delivery. it created a bit of a harried atmosphere in the examining room

June 2016
Dr. Rausch is in an exceptional class of her own. This was my first visit with her; I have been seen by Dr. DePaso for 10 years. It was clear that she had reviewed my Sleep Apnea records before the appointment. Her line of inquiry was detailed and sound. Her methodology was understandable. She spent more than adequate time to help resolve my problem with elevated AHI readings.

May 2016
Whenever I see Dr. Rausch it is clear that she has reviewed the medical record and is totally up to date. She obviously prepares prior to my appointment.

May 2016
The doctor is very friendly. I appreciated that she remembered conversations from our previous visit. Well done!

April 2016
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries - I selected 4 of 5 because I didn´t address something with the doctor. In doing so, I denied her the chance to talk to me about this. She is very good at being attentive to all of my other concerns even those that I didn´t know would be concerns.

March 2016
This was an awesome experience; much better than I could have hoped for. I am very anti-medication, but without even saying that, Dr. Rousche led me toward a more natural solution based on fixing my own behavioral tendencies with regards to sleep and stress.

March 2016
Great first visit with Dr Rausch after the retirement of Dr Depaso (my former Doc)

March 2016
Excellent as noted.

February 2016
This visit was the most positive experience I have had with a VM doctor and I am. Grateful for the cnassion and care I experienced.

February 2016
Was pressed re. another matter

January 2016
Exceptional visit with Dr. Rausch. She is so knowledgeable and so caring!

January 2016
Fabulous doctor. Considerate and extremely knowledgeable. For the first time, understood all of the issues and concerns with recommendations. Wonderfully engaged and concerned and caring.

December 2015
I am very impressed with Dr. Rausch. She is organized, efficient and personable as well as being a sleep medicine expert.

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Areas(s) of Expertise

Obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy

Education
University of California School of Medicine, Irvine, Calif., 1992

Internship
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, Calif., 1995

Residency
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, 1995

Fellowships
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, Calif., 1998

Personal Information
Dr. Rausch likes to do gardening and spend time with her dogs.