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William B. Kirshner, MD
William B. Kirshner, MD
Would recommend provider
 
4.9 out of 5 stars

239 Patient Ratings
76 Comments

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Departments
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Internal Medicine

Clinic, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center

Phone

Issaquah Medical Center  (425) 557-8000

Specialties
Family Medicine, Primary Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Family Practice, 1982, 1994

Joined Virginia Mason - January 1982

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
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 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
No medication was prescribed. Dr Kirshner is very friendly and easy to speak with. He makes the visit very comfortable.

August 2017
the doctor was very personable and easy to talk to.

August 2017
Very positive experience. I felt like he actually listened to me and cared about my well being. Many times I´ve found my self with doctors who just go through the motions and cover the basics, but he is obviously very invested in his work and genuinely cares about his patients. I felt like he actually listened and understood even though I felt like I wasn´t able to explain what I was experiencing very well.

July 2017
Dr. Kirschner is my physician and I will always return as long as he is there.

July 2017
Dr. K. is great! I feel lucky to have him.

July 2017
I value the care I received at VM iand recommend these services to those seeking a provider.

June 2017
We had never seen any doctor other than Dr. Schrier or Dr. Partridge and I was very happy with Dr. Keirshner. He took the time and engaged with my boys and saw the exhaustion on my face. He was very helpful and got us on our way.

June 2017
An exceptionally forthright and clear communicator who actually listens!

June 2017
I definitely feel like Dr Kirshner is a partner in my health and sincerely cares about my health.

June 2017
Is there anything more than very good?Dr. Kirschner is just awesome.

June 2017
Dr. K is great. The only thing I could complain about is not having an extra hour to BS with him. LOL!

June 2017
Best doctor I have had. We have moved out of state and will miss the outstanding care.

June 2017
Dr. Kirshner has been doing my annual physical exams for the past 5 years. Very professional and knowledgeable. Truly a pleasure seeing him every year.

June 2017
Dr. Kirshner is the absolute best in every aspect of care.

June 2017
Dr. Kirschner is an excellent provider. He is thorough and asks many questions to ensure his understanding of my concerns or statements.

June 2017
Dr. Kirschner is an Outstanding physician!I am relatively new to the area and I am happy to have found such a thorough and knowledgeable doctor who also has an amazing bedside manner. A rare find these days.

May 2017
Dr. Kirshner is a very thorough provider. He listens attentively and communicates in a clear manner. We love him as our doctor.

May 2017
Dr Kirshner is one of the best doctors I have ever had. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

April 2017
Dr. Kirchner listens! He really listens and responds to my questions and concerns.

April 2017
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April 2017
Dr Kirshner is very thorough and warm. I always feel that he cares to take the necessary time to listen, diagnose and explain. I have never felt rushed by him.

April 2017
Dr. Kirshner is an excellent listener. He is very detailed and thorough. I always recommend him to new people moving into the Greater Issaquah area.

April 2017
Dr. Kirschner thoughtfully read my chart and discovered that another doctor had been prescribing only half the medicine I should have been taking and told me to contact her. I did that and am now (after 2.5 yrs of only part of the medicines I should have) getting the proper Rx. Specifically, I was taking Estrogen but not Progesterone for Osteoporosis. I still have a uterus so I should have been taking both.

April 2017
Dr. Kirshner is the best doctor I have ever had. He listens, explains thing accurately in language that is very understandable, he truly cares about my health and is very informative about any questions I may have.

March 2017
I love the fact that I feel so comfortable talking to Dr. Kirshner. One of the important things is that he does not make me feel rushed and is willing to listen to any and all problems I wanted to talk about.

March 2017
Have recommended my doctor, Dr. Kirshner many times ...

March 2017
Dr. Kirschner is thorough and takes the time to listen carefully and explain treatment protocols.

March 2017
Dr. Kirshner is terrific. He is always upbeat, friendly, appropriately serious when discussing my health and care, and he makes sure that I clearly understand all issues. I never feel rushed and truly believe that he cares about me. I have total confidence in him and feel privileged to have him as my doctor.

March 2017
He never makes us feel like we have to hurry, or that he is in a hurry. He is always interested, and concerned with what we need.

March 2017
Exemplary care.

February 2017
We pray Dr Kirschner never retires!

February 2017
My care provider is outstanding and I consider myself very fortunate to have a doctor of his caliber.

January 2017
Dr. Kirschner has been my primary care doctor for many years. He has always treated me with kindness, concern, and interest in my well being. He is extremely knowledgeable about medicine and caring for his patients.

January 2017
Dr. Kirshner is always professional, friendly, and interested in helping me determine the best course of action for my treatment.

December 2016
dr kirshner is the best very concerned with patients and kind hearted

December 2016
I had one of the best experiences I have ever had with a Doctor with Dr Kirshner. He was very patient, put me at ease, and explained everything to my satisfaction.

December 2016
Dr Kirshner has been my doctor for a long time and I really like him - don´t want him to retire!!!

December 2016
Dr. Kirchner always engages and listens well. He uses the right balance of medical and non-medical terminology to clearly communicate.

December 2016
I love doctor Kirshner! best provider there is.

December 2016
he only used one medical/technical word I had to ask him to translate for me and then he thanked me for asking. :-)

December 2016
Dr. Kirshner and his staff have always provided me with excellent care and service. I would seriously consider driving 2 hrs to see them once we move to central Washington.

November 2016
Dr kirshner is terrific. he is exactly what I look for in a doctor and I wish that younger doctors practiced medicine more like him

October 2016
Very good experience every time. Thats why I drive 1 1/2hr to my appointments

October 2016
I have not seen my doctor in four years and when I came back and scheduled my appointment I was offered to go close to Bothell I said no because I like and trust my doctor not to drive out of my way to see him

October 2016
Dr Kirshner is the best. He always take his time and makes sure to explain all the issues and options with me.

October 2016
dr. k is never in a rush, always pleasant, and our views on health align nicely. he is pragmatic and not taken in with fads. he speaks to me in plain English and yet I still see him as a medical genius. too few of us can speak in common language about complicated things like medicine, and bill is rare in that way. I´ve recommended him highly to friends and family.

September 2016
Dr. Kirshner is an excellent physician. I have recommended him to others. He listens carefully and researches issues.

September 2016
Physician was primarily concerned about navigating through the electronic medical record and making sure he had all the right boxes marked. Had very direct interaction and little conversation with him.

August 2016
Dr. K has a direct approach which I find commendable.

August 2016
I have total confidence in my doctor.

August 2016
Dr Kirchner is awesome! He came highly recommended by a friend.

August 2016
I always feel I get special personal treatment.

July 2016
Dr. Kirshner is the best doctor I have ever had. He listens, he cares and he is funny !! He has always taken excellent care of me. He explains things in plain english, which is very helpful. He is a Rock Star !!!

July 2016
I´ve been with Dr. Kirshner for over 20 yrs. He is great.

July 2016
I really appreciated the time I was given, addressed all my questions and never made me feel that I was spending too much of his time.

June 2016
This was my first visit to Dr. Kirshner. Very empathetic and provided me excellent follow up from ER visit.

June 2016
Dr. Kirshner is the best GP my husband and I have ever experienced. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, thoughtful and caring. I also feel like he gets me, so his feedback is personally relevant. My husband and I feel extremely grateful to be under his care. He is the very Best!

June 2016
I never went to the same doctor more than once or twice until Doctor Kirshner. He really seems to care and makes me comfortable enough to discuss any ailments no matter how trivial or embarrassing. I´ve never felt rushed like I have with other doctors. However, that appreciation makes me try to be efficient and quick with my appointments so others can also have as much time as they need as well. If he ever retires or moves, I´m not sure how I´ll find another doctor like him.

May 2016
As a HCP myself, Dr Kirshner is the best Physician I have ever had. this is why I have never sought out another PCP for my family or me.

May 2016
Dr. Kirshner is an excellent listener. I always recommend him to family and friends because of this particular trait.

May 2016
Dr. Kirschner took the time to talk with me, showed concern for my concerns and was very empathetic. He didn´t make me feel awkward or that I was taking too much time. I like Dr. Kirschner very much and that when I am there I am his primary concern.

May 2016
Dr. Kirshner is fantastic always takes time to really get to know his patients.

May 2016
Our family loves Dr. Kirshner

May 2016
Bad experience - When I called for additional information to medical assistant, care provider was very short when he called back.

May 2016
Dr. Kirchner and I always have a great time.

April 2016
Last experience was good-previous visit was fair.

April 2016
Very good.

March 2016
Dr Kirshner is the very best.

March 2016
My care provider is always very pleasant and goes thru all concerns I may have any more.

March 2016
Dr. Kirshner exceeds all bars of measure; he is a rare find and gifted doctor.

March 2016
I have seen both Dr. Kirschner and Dr. Hwang. Both are excellent in terms of spending time and talking to me. They clearly care about me and work to make sure I understand them. Both are surrounded with great staff.

February 2016
Wonderful Doctor!

January 2016
Excellent care.

January 2016
Dr. Kirshner is outstanding in all facets of his job.

January 2016
Great doctor always in a good mood.

January 2016
Able to address all of my concerns during the visit without feeling rushed

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Special Interest(s)
General family practice, no-scalpel vasectomy

Education
University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1979

Residency
Family Practice, Swedish Hospital, Seattle, 1982

On Patients
"Patients come to us for a variety of reasons. Sometimes education is all that is required. Sometimes reassurance is gratefully received. At other times intervention is required. Our job is to help our patients take care of themselves and make sure they feel that each visit met their needs and was worth their time."

On Specialty
"Family practitioners are primary care physicians trained to handle 90 percent of primary care problems for all family members, from newborns and children to the elderly. At Virginia Mason we are fortunate to work closely with superb and supportive consulting specialists. This arrangement allows us to bring the best of specialty care to primary care practice. Our view of care is holistic and weaves the best scientific evidence with patient preferences and goals. We like to say, ‘the body has a head.’"

Professional Activities and Awards
Clinical Instructor, University of Washington