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Steven A. Hayashi, MD
Steven A. Hayashi, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

251 Patient Ratings
86 Comments

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Departments
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

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

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 583-2299

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1986

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1995

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
 
4.9 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
 
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
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.

August 2017
Dr. Hayashi is wonderful and has saved my life several times by seeing & diagnosing diseases/problems. He is sympathetic to my problems and is willing to try unorthodox solutions to my problems. He is outstanding.

July 2017
Dr. Hayashi seemed very will informed about the specific issue I was concerned with.

July 2017
I have been dr hayashi patient for 11 years he and staff are the best

June 2017
Dr Hayashi is a wonderful, talented physician. i have the highest confidence in him. He explains things including complex medical conditions clearly.

June 2017
Dr. Hayashi is a superb provider. Knowledgeable, kind, caring and compassionate.

June 2017
We have been coming to Dr. Hayashi for several years. He has always been very professional and caring. He is the only Dr. my husband feels comfortable with.

June 2017
Dr Hayashi is top notch. I have been seeing him as my PCP for about 20 years. I referred my son and my late mother to him and they were also very pleased.

June 2017
Dr. Hayashi is the best doctor I have ever had. He has my primary care doctor for years. He is the reason I come to VM.

June 2017
Dr. Hayashi, as always provides outstanding services. Our questions were thoroughly answered. He included us for his decisions about my husband´s treatment.

June 2017
Dr. Hayashi is a "stand out", when issue is outside his expertise he acknowledges and put HIS patient in the hands of who will. Excellent provider!

June 2017
Dr. Hayashi personal and professional demeanor are excellent. The best.

June 2017
Dr Hayashi is an excellent Doc, and a nice guy.

May 2017
I wish there was a choice of exceptionalism or excellent on this survey. I would check those boxes instead of what I had to choose from. This doctor is unequivocal in excellence in care. He has a very unique approach that I´ve never seen in another provider, and coordinates the care that I truly need. Another MD on the same floor I could say the same about.

May 2017
It was a consult by phone and the person was excellent

May 2017
Dr Hayashi: I had a number of questions and he took as much time as required to fully answer. Greatly appreciated.

May 2017
Dr. Hayashi is the best Doctor that I have ever had as a primary care provider. He cares about his patients and has tremendous knowledge and expertise that equip him to resolve health issues and concerns thoroughly and efficiently. Thank you Doctor Hayashi!

May 2017
Dr. Steven Hayashi is very skillful and knowledgeable. He would also spend time to explain my health condition and the medication side effects.

May 2017
Dr. Hayashi - the best!

April 2017
In my opinion, Dr. Hayashi is an exceptional physician. It took me awhile - 10 years - to find a primary care physician that 1.) takes time (he never seems rushed or behind, even though I know he has a full patient schedule 2.) listens, carefully 3.) asks for my opinion, and 4.) explains medical things in language I understand, and gives me the time to ask questions. VMMC should feel very fortunate to have a provider like Dr. Hayashi on its medical team!

April 2017
efficient, friendly and professional.

March 2017
Thinking of making him my PCC.

March 2017
Great doctor, always polite and clear regarding the pathology

March 2017
Very impressed with time spent with Dr. Hayashi. Thank you for caring!

March 2017
Dr. Hayashi is awesome!!!! We are so pleased to be in his care.

March 2017
Dr Hayashi is my most trusted person in medicine. He is always kind, thorough, has a wonderful sense of humor and makes every visit a positive experience. Please do not ever retire Dr. Hayashi!

March 2017
Dr. Hayashi, his staff, the lab, and radiology gave me the best care possible. I didn´t have to wait long for anything and Dr. Hayashi was very, very thorough with me to figure out my medical problem.

March 2017
he´s a really good doctor and a very caring person

March 2017
I would recommend Dr. Hayashi to anyone in need of a PCP. Has been my PCP for 20+ years.

March 2017
My experience with Dr Hyashi is uniformly excellent.

February 2017
Dr. Hayashi is a very knowledgeable doctor & compassionate - the best doctor I´ve had.

February 2017
No negative experience.

February 2017
Doctor Hayashi has been my promarary care provider for 10 years this year. he has contributed enormously to my physical, mental, and emotional care and well being. I would recommend him to anyone for both stand-alone and specialist MD /primary care team-coordinated situations.

February 2017
Steven Hayashi is as good as they get...hands down, the best...you know that!

February 2017
Dr. Hayashi is excellent!!

February 2017
I really liked Dr Hayashi. He was very kind to me while I was in pain.

January 2017
Dr. Hayashi is wonderful doctor. He focuses in tightly on my health issues and concerns. He explains things clearly. I feel very fortunate to have him as a primary care physician.

January 2017
We always have confidence in my husband´s care provider. He discusses and answers questions in a manner that we can understand.

January 2017
Dr. Hayashi is an excellent doctor and is a very caring person. I explained my concerns to him. He said he would talk with the woman.

January 2017
I understand better with his explanation and I can feel his care for his patient.

January 2017
Dr. Hayashi has been my primary physician for many years now and has always been friendly and efficient and very knowledgeable.

January 2017
Because of the provider´s skill and sincere interest in the patient we have and will continue to recommend the provider to others. The provider is excellent - we are lucky to have him for care.

December 2016
Dr. Hayashi has been my Primary Care physician for many years. He has always given outstanding service and advice and has excellent communications skills. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

December 2016
Dr Hayashi is a great Doctor; a real credit to VMC

December 2016
My regular doctor was not in that day, but I would feel very confident in using Dr. H. again. He answered a lot of my questions and really made me feel comfortable. Plus, I appreciate when doctors can add examples and anecdotes to help me understand a situation. I respond well to that. Some physicians I´ve seen in the past add very little personal information to the conversation. When I feel like the doctor is more of a "friend," I feel like I can trust them more.

December 2016
Dr Hayashi always shows his client everything they need to know about their health and shows great care and concern

December 2016
I really appreciated the doctor going out of his way to see me late in the day - at the last minute! Thank you!

December 2016
Dr Hayashi is excellent in every way!

December 2016
very friendly guy. I literally just went in and asked to get follow up lab work done so not much to assess. he did reach out to me with my results very quickly which was also a relief. my liver enzymes came back high and he scheduled me a follow up a month out.

December 2016
Always good!

November 2016
doctor spent less than 10 mins after being 30 mins late

November 2016
He´s the best!

November 2016
Steven Hayashi has treated me since 1995 or 96 and is, in my opinion, the best in the business in Internal Medicine.

November 2016
Dr. Steven Hayashi is so excellent and the best doctor I´ve ever had for numerous reasons. I have a lot of thing wrong with me, and yet Dr. Hayashi has a way of getting through to me that no other doctor has been able to do. I have made so much progress with my health because of him. He is completely amazing! And Tiffany Ross is the exact same way - she is excellent with my care and has a way of getting through to me like no other person has been able to! They are the perfect care providers.

November 2016
Dr. Hayashi and Tiffany do an excellent job and we are very pleased with both of them. We have the highest confidence in Dr. Hayashi and he has a great interest in our health.

November 2016
In my book, Dr. Hayashi is likely the best medical provider at Virginia Mason. He is very knowledgeable at his profession, he is caring, and he always gives me the extra effort and concern during my visits and when answering my questions. He has been my doctor since 2006, I trust him fully with his decisions, and I am very comfortable when dealing with him.

October 2016
Love my doctor!

September 2016
Very satified with Dr. Hayashi and his staff.

September 2016
He was very wonderful! Confirmed my issue and went right to checking it out. Looked me right in the eyes and told me what he concluded. His manner was perfect, very professional yet caring!

September 2016
Best Dr. there is

August 2016
Dr. Hayashi is great! He takes time to explain what is going on. He is very compassionate.

August 2016
Dr Hayashi is excellent. He is a steady and reliable source of treatment and support. I actually did refer my mother to him, and she was very satisfied in her last years. He also saw my son many years ago,due to my urging .

August 2016
Dr. Hayashi is an essential partner in my health care. without him, my recovery over many years and effective relationships with many VMMC (and other) specialists would never have been possible

August 2016
one of the finest doctors at Virginia Mason. he is knowledgeable, thorough and caring. I am fortunate to have him as my primary Doctor

August 2016
Complete confidence in Dr. Hayashi always a very good experience.

August 2016
Shows compassion toward patient and takes the time to answer questions and provide explanations in a complete and understandable manner.

July 2016
In my opinion, Dr. Hayashi has the best qualities in a care provider. He is very, very good.

July 2016
First time visit´s are an interesting experience, but Dr. Hayashi did a great job trying to gain a full scope perspective of my health and concerns.

July 2016
Dr. Hayashi is excellent

July 2016
dr hayashi is extremely good very patient I have had this doctor for 10 years he´s great

June 2016
My primary care person.

June 2016
all services provided were very professional.

June 2016
Dr. Hayashi is fantastic. His knowledge is only exceeded by his congenial manner.

June 2016
Dr. Hayashi shows great concern about the care he provides; he´s calming, answers all my questions and help me to remember questions I may have forgotten. I did recommend Dr. Hayashi to a co-worker & she in turn recommended to her son.

June 2016
outstanding knowledge and bed side manner

May 2016
Dr. did not seem like he has in previous visits. Like something was bothering him, he was trying to hurry finishing the visit.

May 2016
Dr. Hayashi is the best.

May 2016
Dr. Hayashi is excellent.

April 2016
Dr. Hayashi & his staff are TOPS.

April 2016
Dr. Hayashi was very approachable during the visit and was honest about my care being out of his scope. We came up with a plan which worked well and included calling him during his on-call time if my condition worsened over the weekend overall great experience.

April 2016
Dr. Hiyashi is very thorough and consistent in his care. I enjoy the visits with him

March 2016
I have been Dr Hayashi´s patient for about 15 years. I´m very happy with care he has provided.

March 2016
Good!

March 2016
His concern for his patients is over the top he really cares.

February 2016
Since my initial visit with Dr. Hayashi in 1998, I feel I have a friend who will work with me, openly and frankly, and that´s as good as it gets. I know I can depend on him to provide an honest answer to my questions, and to go above and beyond to help me stay healthy.

February 2016
Take time to explain next steps, and especially when patient should seek additional help. Explain why treatments are being done, and what possible outcomes are being considered.

February 2016
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE CARE DR. HAYASHI IS PROVIDING ME WITH. I FEEL THAT I HAVE A GOOD RAPPORT WITH HIM.

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Education
New York University School of Medicine, New York City, 1983

Residency
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Calif., 1986

Fellowships
Kennamer Fellowship, Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1987

On Patients
"I enjoy working with a variety of patients, each one with their own unique personality. Their participation in their health care is invaluable."

On Specialty
"I enjoy general internal medicine and primary care as it provides me with an opportunity to get to know my patients on a long-term, comprehensive basis."

On Virginia Mason
"Practicing at Virginia Mason surrounds me with expert providers that ensure my patients receive the highest quality of care."

Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American College of Physicians Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Metropolitan and Seattle Magazine in 2009