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Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, FACP, MPH
Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, FACP, MPH
Would recommend provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars

152 Patient Ratings
50 Comments

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Departments
HIV/AIDS Clinic
Primary Care
Internal Medicine
Transgender Health

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

Phone

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 583-2299

Specialties
Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, HIV/AIDS Care, Primary Care, Transgender Health

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000
HIV Specialist, American Academy of HIV Medicine

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1999

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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 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
 
4.7 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.

August 2017
Dr. Horwitch was professional, kind, and effective in her approach to evaluating symptoms and possible causes. I felt Dr. Horwitch was focused on identifying the cause of the health issue not merely providing treatment for the symptoms. It takes more effort to analyze and determine the cause. Dr. Horwitch´s interviewing process and exam technique was thorough. She is an excellent clinician. I feel fortunate to have been referred to this Internal Medicine doctor.

August 2017
Dr. Horowitch is one of the best physicians that I have ever had and I am now 80 years old. That should say it all.

July 2017
I have recommend several in the past to see Dr. Horwitch.

July 2017
Dr. Carrie Horwitch is the best physician I have ever had. I have kept her as my primary care physician even as I have moved out of state multiple times, returning to Seattle specifically to see her, as I did on this visit. She is knowledgeable and caring and has been a huge support through over 10 years of primary care, HIV care, and chemical dependency. I can´t thank her enough.

July 2017
I´m very satisfied of all of the services, care & concerns. Dr. C. H. is an awesome physician. I´m blessed enough. Thank you -

July 2017
Dr. Horwitch sent me an email at my VM account w/results, she also followed up w/a phone call.

June 2017
I live in Everett and I drive all the way to Seattle and Pay for parking just to see Dr. Horwitch. She is never rushed, she lets me have input and an opinion about my treatment plan and I trust her. I drive all the way to Seattle because I trust Dr. Horwitch. I have never been rushed in my appointments nor do I feel Dr. Horwitch is preoccupied or herself rushed. Before I got home, I had an email from her going over my test results. I Trust Dr. Horwitch as a Doctor and I really like her as a person. She has a great sense of humor and she is easy to talk to... very approachable. I also like that she pushes me when she feels something is important that I have dismissed. I hate medications, tests and unnecessary appointments, and I know she knows that. So when she pushes me to do any of the above, I know it is important and not just part of a protocol. In the past at Virginia Mason I felt providers pushed unnecessary appointments and tests. (not with Dr. Horwitch) It felt impersonal, like I was at a convenient store and the cashier was trying to push candy bars and gum at me... trying to get that last sale... Like VM was trying to make sure I scheduled yet ANOTHER follow up appointment... regardless of why, like it was just what you did for "business". I never feel this way with Dr. Horwitch. I am very satisfied with her as my provider. Thank you Dr. Horwitch for the many many years of great care!

June 2017
Dr. Horwitch has been my primary care doctor for over 5 years. She is caring and professional and always explains my care very well. I trust her judgement and trust her with my care.

June 2017
I have been w/care provider for many years. I value their care and concern for me. I feel fortunate to have Dr. Horwitch for my health needs.

June 2017
Dr. Horwitch has always been great to work with. I never feel rushed and always get questions answered. I feel she has genuine concern and has my best interest in mind.

June 2017
I have referred friends and colleagues to Dr. Horwitch, and will continue to do so.

May 2017
Carrie she gently reprimanded me for the length of time since my last visit then did NOTHING about 3 issues I presented, then made another appointment so someone else could actually do something.

May 2017
Dr. Horwitch is a wonderful doctor. she is professional, friendly and explain things well. she was quick to diagnose my mole for possible skin cancer, provide biopsy, and stay in touch with the result right away.

May 2017
Dr. Horwitch is a very compassionate and understanding doctor - a delightful lady and an excellent Doctor.

April 2017
No problems.

April 2017
Dr Horwitch is very good about understanding my attitude towards care and medication, and shows respect for my wishes, while helping me with a program that both works for me and helps me.

February 2017
Excellent doctor ? What a find!!! I am so happy to be under her care.

January 2017
Dr. Horwitch´s concerned and caring during my appointment.

January 2017
Dr. Horwitch shows genuine concern, explains the differences in the types of medications, explains the condition and how the body is reacting. She recommends additional if she thinks it´s needed or will refer on for a consultation so that I get all the facts especially if it involves surgery.

January 2017
Dr. Horwitch is an amazing Doctor. She always takes her time and asks all the questions she needs until she gets to the bottom of the issue.

January 2017
she´s very goodandcaring

January 2017
Dr. Horwitch was in close communication with Primary Dr. Moy. After visit, Dr. Moy called the home and further discussed plan. Excellent!

January 2017
My first visit to this doctor. She is wonderful, very caring, loved my experience!!

December 2016
Dr. Horwitch is the best!

December 2016
it is always evident to me that Dr. H is concerned for my health and well-being. she is very professional and also interested in my life and how that impacts my health.

December 2016
Dr Horwitch is the best and is understanding and I appreciate her entertaining some of my sillier questions. She´s never disappointed me.

November 2016
she seemed to be in a bit of a hurry though she was trying hard not too try it

November 2016
I couldn´t wish for a better provider. Dr. Horwitch saw me the next day after I called. As well, she set up the Ultrasound after my visit, sinceI live @ 2 hours away. She was compassionate, friendly and professional. She always shows extreme concern for me.

October 2016
Dr. Horwitch is excellent and is the primary reason I use Verginia Mason.

October 2016
Same providers for years and years!

September 2016
I think our personalities just aren´t a good fit, but I see her being a wonderful provider to many others.

August 2016
I have had some excellent doctors in my 60 years, but Dr. Carrie Horwitch is the BEST. She is a concerned, talented, flexible and overall EXCELLENT doctor. Thank you for providing me with the level of care she provides.

August 2016
The best Dr. that I have ever had.

August 2016
She is awesome. She makes me feel comfortable and I have confidence in her knowledge. I have recommended her to friends.

August 2016
difficult diagnosis required other doctors to have a look. all were very considerate and helpful.

August 2016
Dr. Horwitch is probably the best GP I have had. The staff are also excellent.

July 2016
Dr. Horwitch is everything I could have hoped for in a medical practitioner. She has been my primary care physician for several years now and has always provided the absolute best care, and I believe, best advice and treatment during every visit and for every issue. She treats the whole person, from your emotional to physical well being. She takes the time to be caring while maintaining a very efficient office. She is responsive and informative; always following up on lab results. I wish all doctors were like her.

July 2016
I have already recommended to my friends and family. Dr. H. has been my physician for years I trust her!

July 2016
I´m fortunate Dr. Horwitch is my doctor and am grateful for the excellent care she has given me over the years. She makes time to see me even if I call asking for same day appointment. I have confidence that she will do well by me!

June 2016
Dr. Horwitch is kind and yet firm in her approach. She cares enough to get serious and is very invested in my health. I al really lucky to have her as a provider.

June 2016
I love my doctor . she´s professional and easy to talk to.

June 2016
Dr. Horwitch was not as thorough with the physical exam as she has been in the past - perhaps due to pressure of time constraints.

May 2016
Glad to get longer appts. when needed.

May 2016
Doctors Horwitch and Srivatsal are the best doctors i have had.

April 2016
I honestly can´t think of anything I would improve. Very good overall experience.

March 2016
Very good!

March 2016
I am so relieved to be under the care of Dr. Horwitch & at Virginia Mason. I feel truly cared for & listened to & that I MATTER.

January 2016
I have recommended my husband and mother to see Dr Horwitch as their provider.

January 2016
Patient focused in decision making.

January 2016
This was my first visit with her as my doctor retired. She is an excellent replacement.

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Special Interest(s)
Dr. Horwitch has special interests in AIDS/HIV care, travel and tropical medicine, preventive medicine, biomedical ethics, sexually transmitted diseases, public health, emerging infections and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Care.

Education
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, 1987

Residency
Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, 1990

Fellowships
Tropical Medicine, London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, England, 1992
Health Services Research & Development, VA Puget Sound Healthcare Systems, Seattle, 1998

On Patients
"I have a strong belief in good patient-doctor communication, encouraging active participation by my patients in their overall health status and care."

On Specialty
"I enjoy adult medicine; being able to care for a patient throughout the years and helping them enjoy a healthy, active life and caring for them through the end-of-life process."

Professional Activities and Awards
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2003 Clinical Assistant Professor in Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington School of Public Health Associate Program Director, Virginia Mason Internal Medicine Residency Program