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Fred E. Govier, MD, FACS
Fred E. Govier, MD, FACS
Would recommend provider
 
4.1 out of 5 stars

33 Patient Ratings
13 Comments

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

Departments
Urology
Sexual Health Clinic
Pelvic Floor Center

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

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6600

Specialties
Urinary Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Sexual Health, Urology, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence

Board Certifications
American Board of Urology, 1987

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1987

Patient Ratings
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Would recommend provider
 
4.1 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.3 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.2 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.4 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.1 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.3 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.1 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.2 out of 5 stars

Patient Comments
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July 2017
Very good.

July 2017
Excellent experience with Dr. Govier and caring about my health problems. Will clearly recommend to others with my heart issues.

February 2017
He was in a big hurry after I waited almost 2 hours.

November 2016
Dr. was rude.

October 2016
Doc was professional to a fault. I liked him but he was rather cold in his manner.

October 2016
Apparently my condition was new to the doctor so he had no answers to help me. He made no effort to recommend another urologist who possibly could understand my condition. I thought his effort was minimal.

August 2016
Dr. Govier was very friendly & listened to my issues. He then explained & provided feedback I could understand/relate to & believe. I came away satisfied & grateful for the visit.

August 2016
Dr. Govier has been my husband´s doctor for many years!

June 2016
Dr. Govler was excellent taking extra time to answer all my questions.

May 2016
Best in the profession.

April 2016
Doctor was patient with my many questions.

March 2016
Dr. Govier continues to be a very caring doctor concerning my medical problem.

January 2016
The absolute best physician who has ever treated me.

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Areas(s) of Expertise
Female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, male urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, neurourology, urodynamics, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary stones

Special Interest(s)
Female urology, urinary incontinence, neurourology and urodynamics, erectile dysfunction, benign prostatic hyperplasia

Education
University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1979

Internship
Surgery, University of Oregon, Portland, 1980

Residency
Urology, Duke University, Durham, 1985

Personal Information
Dr. Govier is married with three children. His hobbies include windsurfing, water skiing, snow skiing, hiking and backpacking.

On Patients
"With the many changes in health care, I feel fortunate to practice in an institution that maintains the patients’ well-being as our number-one priority."

On Specialty
"Continued advances in surgical techniques, pharmacology and technology have kept the field very exciting and have allowed us to better serve our patients."

Professional Activities and Awards
Chief of Surgery Co-director, Continence Center Clinical Professor of Urology, University of Washington Medical Center President, Northwest Urology Society, 2009 President Elect, Western Section American Urology Association, 2009 Chief of Staff, Virginia Mason Hospital, 2006-2009 Secretary, Western Section AUA, 2004-2008 Secretary, Northwest Urology Society, 2005-2008 Section Head, Urology and Renal Transplantation, 1995-2007 Past President, Washington State Urology Society, 1992-1994

Curriculum Vitae
Fred E. Govier, MD, FACS - Curriculum Vitae